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Bakersfield drops high-speed rail lawsuit

As 2015 approaches, California’s high-speed rail project keeps barreling down the track. On Dec. 19, the city of Bakersfield dropped its lawsuit against construction. The city’s settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority stipulated, among other things: “The city has met with

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Faulconer election won’t stop ‘Los Angelization’ of San Diego politics

On Tuesday, San Diego voters will decide between two City Council members in a special election to fill the remaining 33 months of the mayoral term of disgraced, resigned Bob Filner. The early conventional wisdom was that the clear favorite

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No ‘time out’ for city in rail authority’s cross-hairs

Dec. 21, 2012 By Chris Reed The nervousness is growing in Bakersfield as the California High-Speed Rail Authority moves toward locking into a route that will disrupt the lives of thousands of people — and maybe for no reason. The

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Rail Series: Medium-speed train tracking costs less than high-speed rail

This is Part 4 of a series on Medium-Speed rail alternatives to California’s High-Speed Rail project. Click to read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. Dec. 14, 2012 By Stan Brin How much does it cost to lay an additional pair of

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Bernanke’s QE3 slamming California economy

Sept. 17, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Those desperately in search of a cure for cancer will often try apricot pits bought in Mexico, exotic herbs or light therapy treatments. None has been proven to be effective. In an action with

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Kotkin: Businesses, jobs exiting California

Commentary April 23, 2012 By John Seiler A couple of weeks ago Peter Douglas died. For 25 years he was the head of the California Coastal Commission. In an article, I pointed out that he was an elitist who was

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