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Fast-tracking personal info 2

MAY 28, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Are transportation agencies selling California drivers’ personal information? Commuters on California toll roads and highways subscribe to a device kept in the car, allowing electronic toll collection as they pass through a toll booth. Payment

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Cops cause Sacto melee 0

Bad cop stories have been filling the news lately, but this videotaped melee of off-duty cops causing a melee at a Sacramento Radisson boxing match is particularly shocking, because so many cops and their family members and friends willingly took

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LA cop commission protects bad cops 0

Apparently, despite oversight commissions, the public still gets little information about the way police officers use and abuse the enormous powers at their ready. From today’s LA Times: The Los Angeles Police Commission has failed to publicly disclose its findings

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States' rights revival in CA? 0

MAY 14, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Political waters are boiling all across America, including California. One of the areas this is happening is the Tenth Amendment Movement, which takes seriously the last of the Bill of Rights, which reads: “The powers

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Getting An Earful From CARA 0

It’s interesting what one can learn just by listening. Today, while waiting outside a committee hearing room at the capitol, I met and got into a discussion with two members of the California Association of Retired Americans (CARA). Actually, as

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Cinco de Mayo – "Just another wednesday" 0

In a staggering act of ignorance and hypocracy, five students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill were sent home yesterday for wearing American Flag t-shirts and bandanas on Cinco de Mayo. The students were told they were fueling

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Open gun carry under fire 1

MAY 5, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Gun rights activists have stirred up controversy in recent months by carrying, and displaying, firearms in the open in California, including in restaurants and coffee shops. This has led to a movement to ban

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NFIB Holds Capitol Conference 0

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) held the second annual Day At The Capitol event today. What might sound like a snoozer to many, of particular note on the speaking agenda were Assembly members Felipe Fuentes, D-Sylmar and Alyson

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Proposition 16 Hidden Intent?

Could there be a hidden intent behind the PG&E sponsored Proposition 16? Peter Darbee, chairman and CEO of PG&E, is recorded at an investor meeting in New York, Marchi 1, 2010 stating that he hopes to diminish the ability for

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Greenlining Series: Targeting private foundations 0

This is the sixth part of a series produced by CalWatchdog and the Examiner regarding the Berkeley-based Greenlining Institute, a low-income housing advocacy group that critics say intimidates banks and helped cause the housing meltdown. APRIL 21, 2010 By MARK

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