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Legal pot plan faces strong opposition 0

March 22, 2010 By DAVE ROBERTS Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a long puff on a joint, throws his head back and smiles as he slowly exhales. The scene is from “Pumping Iron,” the documentary on the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest, which

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Is a notorious loophole about to close? 0

Shameless plug time: There are few revelations in my bosses’ new book Plunder!: How public employee unions are raiding treasuries, controlling our lives and bankrupting the nation (which you can buy here) that are more infuriating than the one about

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Cedillo Wants Undocumented Community Counted 0

During the Senate Floor Session today, Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino, presented a Senate Resolution for “Be Counted Today,” supporting the census and census-related items. Senator Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, stood up to be counted, as he asked that his

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Down with Bully Bureaucrats! 0

You gotta love a website that puts a Drudge Report-like flashing police strobe light on their homepage. Lieutenant Governor candidate/state Senator Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, just stuck one on his senate homepage to advertise his new Bully Bureaucrat Hotline. And

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Californian Utopia turns into Dante’s Inferno 0

Mar. 10, 2010 Inferno, the first part of the famous 14th century epic poem Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) by Dante Alighieri, tells of a man’s journey through Hell toward faith. Along the way, Dante sees the uncommitted souls of the people

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Voyeurism bill shut down 0

March 9, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Fulfilling a request by the Riverside County District Attorney, Assembly member Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, introduced legislation last month requiring any person convicted of inappropriate sexual filming offenses to register as a sex offender.

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State's Unions Win Another Court Battle 0

The state worker furlough situation is getting curiouser and curiouser. Yesterday Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled that furloughed workers are entitled to back pay due to the furloughs, and ordered the state to “cease and desist the furlough

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Parents Able To Close Failing Schools 0

The Los Angeles-based group Parent Revolution, pushed hard to pass a new law called the “parent trigger.” The new law requires school districts to make dramatic changes to a school if 51% the parents vote on the change(s). Parents could call for

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Jessica's Law flaws debated 0

Feb. 17, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK Officials at a Senate hearing yesterday questioned the effectiveness of Jessica’s Law, the 2006 ballot initiative passed to reduce recidivism among paroled sex offenders. Critics say that for all its popularity — the measure

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