Sen. Steinberg advances drought bill 4

Yesterday state Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, released an outline of a drought reduction bill. Steinberg does not want to be outdone by Republican congressmen grabbing all the media attention for being the first to float an anti-drought

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‘Ghost guns’ could be an apparition in CA

When 3D-printed guns first emerged on the scene, many predicted the “ghost guns” could render the regulation of guns pointless. The creation of the 3-D gun is only about one year old. The first 3D-printed gun initially was fired in

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Water bill in Congress ‘puts families before fish’

A bill to address California’s drought and future water supply in the House of Representatives has Gov. Jerry Brown angry. Brown said the water bill is “an unwelcome and divisive intrusion” into California’s effort to manage the state’s drought, the

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Latest scandal: Why you would be nuts to believe CalPERS

The Sacramento Bee has the basic details on a new CalPERS contretemps: “A former CalPERS employee who alleged she was fired for challenging a cover up of insider trades by fund staff settled her wrongful termination case this morning. “Jeannine

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Drought Wars: Dueling bills seek to balance fish and farmers 1

The sprinkles some areas of California have enjoyed the last couple of days have done almost nothing to alleviate the state’s severe drought. So the Drought Wars between Democrats and Republicans have continued. In several recent articles CalWatchdog.com has covered

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Assemblyman Rendon’s bill addresses CA drought

As the record drought intensifies, the California Legislature is working on several proposals to address the state’s lack of water storage and inadequate delivery system. A major entry comes from Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood. Assembly Bill 1331 would place a $6.5 billion

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CA senator seeks audit of state Obamacare exchange

A California state senator is seeking to audit the state’s Obamacare exchange after a CalWatchdog.com story revealed that $1.37 million was spent on a campaign featuring an eight-hour web stream starring a gyrating Richard Simmons. The Jan. 16 event — now immortalized on YouTube — showed

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Obamacare kills 30

Al Sharpton was on MSNBC saying how wonderful Obamacare is. Its state version here is Covered California. Actually, it kills. From Mediate: On Fox & Friends weekend edition, conservative pundit Ann Coulter told cohost Tucker Carlson that her friend’s sister had passed away over the weekend

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New L.A. NFL team would be a waste

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks for winning the Super Bowl. Now back to politics. It looks like the Cleveland/Los Angeles/Anaheim/St. Louis Rams might return to Los Angeles: NEW YORK—There has been renewed attention in recent days on the NFL’s potential return

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Apple’s anti-Big Brother ad more relevant after 30 years

Thirty years on, the 1984 Super Bowl best is remembered for Apple’s iconic “1984” commercial. It included references to Big Brother and Orwell’s “1984” novel, the repressive Soviet Union during a tense part of the Cold War and the approaching

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