Scientist says no reason to shut down San Onofre nuke plant

  Can the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, whose decommissioning was announced last June, be salvaged? Cal-Tech trained geochemist and nuclear waste expert James Conca in Forbes.com says it can.  Conca makes a case that Southern California electric ratepayers should not

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DEA now requiring more prescription data

California’s implementation of Obamacare is called Covered California. One thing they definitely cover is collecting a lot more data on you — for themselves and for private companies. Breitbart reports: “In what you can interpret as either an act of

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Maryland’s poor hammered by energy price spike — CA’s next

A point that can never be made enough about the policies of California Democrats is how much they actually hurt poor people. Their top priority is pleasing the richest part of their base — unions, trial lawyers and the urban

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Gerawan Farming files constitutional challenge against ALRB

Gerawan Farming is fed up. On Dec. 16, Gerawan filed a constitutional challenge against the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, with the United Farm Workers of America as a “Real Party of Interest.” It was filed with the California Court of Appeal, Fifth

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2014 brings new laws regulating CA businesses 11

In 2013, California’s Legislature busied itself passing more than 800 new laws. In the coming weeks, CalWatchdog.com will report on the many affecting businesses in 2014. Overtime for nannies and domestic workers The “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights,” Assembly Bill 241,

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CA = NYC? 12

Whenever Gov. Jerry Brown leaves office, a top favorite to follow him is Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. In New York City for the inauguration of the city’s new liberal Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio, Newsom backed the mayor’s program for

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Covered California stumbles into new year 11

Manuel Arriola, co-owner of an Oxnard insurance broker, spent three hours and 15 minutes on the phone this past Monday with customer service representatives for Covered California. He needed to find out whether or not insurance applications he forwarded to

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2013 saw emergence of potential giant CA defense contractor

Most of the reports last month that Mountain View-based Google bought Boston Dynamics — its eighth recent purchase of a robotics firm — focused on how this fit in with so many “moon shot” Google initiatives. Some stories looked forward

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Unregulated CA entrepreneurs thrive in … the pot business

Happy New Year! Are you familiar with the state that has such an innovative and advanced marijuana industry that quality control extends to making sure pot brands consistently produce the same sensations? Where entrepreneurs are turning to increasingly sophisticated tools

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Can liberty in America be saved in 2014?

What will Liberty look like in 2014? And no, it’s not a car. Liberty is something we often hear about, but isn’t exactly a topic of discussion at dinner parties. If we don’t really know what liberty is, how will

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