Asian-Americans halt CA affirmative action revival

As many Californians are well aware, more than half of students at UCLA and UC Berkeley are Asian or Asian-American. Yet, in California, proportions like these haven’t made for a political football — until now. After almost 18 years of

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Mortgage lawsuit against Gov. Brown reopens old wounds

It’s a hallmark of modern-day government: Allocate money for one purpose, spend it for another. Congress isn’t the only culprit. While the federal government has long stood accused of “raiding the Social Security trust fund,” courts across America have given

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CA taxes 150% higher than Washington state’s — to what benefit?

A new survey of state and local taxes finds California and New York take the biggest bite out of their residents’ pocketbooks. The average Californian forks over $9,509 a year; the average New Yorker, $9,718. Alas, the mainstream media coverage

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Krauthammer pulls plug on Obamacare at PRI Thatcher dinner

Columnist and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer pulled the plug on Obamacare in his keynote speech March 7 for the Pacific Research Institute’s Second Annual Baroness Thatcher Dinner. It was given before 450 local and state community and business leaders

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Rick Perry returns to woo CA businesses

  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning next week to the Golden State. Maybe this time, California Gov. Jerry Brown will take him seriously. Perry made a four-day recruiting trip to California in February of last year, visiting San Francisco,

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False River dam could halt Delta saltwater surge

  California climatologists such as Jeffrey Mount, Peter Gleick and the California Climate Change Center have predicted for some time an apocalyptic disaster in the Sacramento Bay Delta from a rise in sea level and flooding due to global warming. 

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Poll: Davis voters oppose socializing electricity

  The city of Davis is renowned for its liberal local politics, green bicycle paths, local farmer’s market, Whole Earth Festival, percentage of those with graduate degrees, and the campus of the University of California, Davis. The city is about

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Study: Med-Cal rolls could expand by 1 million

Although the California Budget Project sometimes gets into a tax-and-spend stance, their analyses often are based on solid numbers. That’s the case with their latest on Medi-Cal in Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins on

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Feinstein wants to keep pot illegal, alcohol legal

It used to be liberals strongly favored personal liberty. Some still do. Many don’t. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined Gov. Jerry Brown in opposing legalizing marijuana in California, a state that’s the country’s biggest pot farm. AP wrote: The state’s

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