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Gov. Brown signs gun-control bills

California’s reputation as a state with a shockingly large number of regulations has been embellished by the 930 new bills it passed this year. Gov. Jerry Brown must suffer carpal tunnel syndrome from signing so many of the bills the

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San Jose fire union’s dire claims demolished by 10,000 LAFD job-seekers

The Rough & Tumble news aggregation website had an unusually helpful juxtaposition of two California news stories on Wednesday. R&T linked to a Mercury-News story detailing how San Jose had finally been given a court’s clearance to implement a pension

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We’re all perpetual suspects: Portents of privacy-free era emerging in CA

The inexpensive ease with which law-enforcement authorities can monitor the citizenry has gotten some attention from the media, which has reported on how cell phones and cars are de facto tracking devices and on how NSA software allows it to

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CA Democrats’ ritual: Passing doomed gun laws to media cheers

House Republicans face fire from many quarters for the dozens of times they have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the critics sometimes aren’t just the usual partisan soldiers. Plenty of editorial boards are incensed by this tactic. They say

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Radicals almost burned alive UC official faulted for Occupy response

As the left’s thoughtcrime offensive gears up, the latest victim is former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgenau, who backed out of a speaking role at Haverford University graduation ceremonies after campus “progressives” demanded it. They’re upset over Birgenau’s response to Occupy

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L.A. County ground zero for invasive state surveillance

“Enemy of the State,” the 1998 movie about government using technology to track everyone, feels less like sci-fi all the time, especially if you live in Los Angeles County. This is from the scoop by the Center for Investigative Reporting:

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Did Leland Yee spill beans on corruption in Philippines?

I encourage anyone with 15 or 20 minutes to spare to leaf through the 137-page indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and his alleged accomplices in the federal criminal conspiracy case revealed Wednesday. Yee isn’t really the central

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CA mayor’s car vandalized; all assume it was a cop or firefighter

On its surface a Tuesday story in the San Luis Obispo Tribune is a funny, mordant comment on small-town politics in California. But if you dig a little, it turns out to be related to yet another pathetic, union-favoring power

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Will AG Kamala Harris sign up for trial lawyers’ obesity shakedown?

The attorneys general of California and 15 other states are being implored to join in a legal crusade that holds food manufacturers responsible for obesity. Politico has the details: “Lawyers are pitching state attorneys general in 16 states with a

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Anti-Google ‘terrorism’ endorsed by editor for S.F.-based Salon 3

The increasingly militant targeting of tech workers in the Bay Area now has a champion: an assistant news editor for the San Francisco-based online magazine Salon. Here’s a sample of Natasha Lennard’s astonishingly glib endorsement of “terrorism” targeting Google workers

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