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Expert: CA may need ‘paramilitary’ response to climate change

  Paramilitary tactics may be necessary in California to prepare for, or head off, an apocalyptic future with flooded coastal communities, scorched central valleys and rampant wildfires in the Sierras. That was the advice and prediction from one of the

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CA’s economic funk: ‘Regulators gone wild’ take their toll

For Sunday’s U-T San Diego, I did an essay about how California went from being the world pioneer in sensible efforts to clean up air pollution and coastal waters to a laboratory for fanatics who want to go ever farther

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Middle class can’t afford CA

Politicians of both parties like to boast how they work for the “middle class.” Well, there isn’t much of a middle class left in California, at least along the coastal areas. According to data provided by Trulia, the three least

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De Leon clueless on why people can’t retire 10

March 14, 2013 By John Seiler A story in Roll Call magazine, which reports on the U.S. Congress, inadvertently explains why Democrats don’t get what’s going on in California. It reports: “Kevin de León, a California state senator, likes to

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Lawsuit opposes excessive Coastal Commission restrictions 24

March 8, 2013 By Dave Roberts One of the reasons many California businesses are struggling to survive or are leaving the state is over-regulation by the state’s vast bureaucracy. While much of the economic devastation can be quantified, one of

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Forget Texas; look to China

Feb. 11, 2013 By John Seiler Texas Gov. Rick Perry descends on California today. He’s hoping to lure our businesses away from high taxes and regulations in the Golden State to the relatively lower taxes and regulations in the Lone

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Real Culprits in CA Housing Crash 3

Jan. 11, 2013 By Joseph Perkins As the California economy continues slowly to recover from the collapse of its once-thriving housing sector, the banking industry is trying to close its books on the financial disaster. This week, Bank of America

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Crazifornia: Three ‘crappy’ regulatory battles 3

Nov. 30, 2012 By Laer Pearce For a lot of very good reasons, California’s environmental regulators have earned a reputation for being, well, crappy to the rest of us. Three ongoing California regulatory battles over poop reinforce their already well-deserved

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California Coastal Commission keeps grabbing land 31

Oct. 23, 2012 By Katy Grimes What do you get when you have a powerful state commission of 11 unremarkable people, which produces nothing, but regularly takes money and property from taxpaying citizens, while currying favors with others? I just

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Skyscraper Goes Up in 15 Days

MARCH 16, 2012 Fifteen days. That’s how long it took developer Broad Sustainable Building to complete construction of a 30-story hotel. The near-miraculous feat has been attributed to a couple timesavers: The hotel’s foundation was laid out ahead of its

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