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Video: In violent Detroit, private citizen starts 911 service

May 13, 2013 By John Seiler In bankrupt, violent Detroit, the city shut down 911 service. That provided an opening for citizen Dale Brown to start his own service. As he says in the following video, he started with a

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CA suffers 3 of 8 “most miserable” cities 5

Feb. 23, 2013 By John Seiler In Forbes’ new ranking, three of the eight “most miserable” cities in the United States are in California: Modesto (No. 5 worst), Vallejo (No. 6) and Stockton (No. 8). Cities were graded on such

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Will Blue-State California become Detroit on the Pacific? 13

Environmentalists have used the allusion of the canary in the mineshaft when describing the importance of protecting the endangered Desert Sand Fly, Stephens Kangaroo Rat or the infamous Delta Smelt. By placing these insignificant creatures on the Endangered Species List,

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Bail Calif. out the Detroit way 7

Dec. 5, 2012 By Katy Grimes California overwhelmingly just voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. Shouldn’t the state get a little somethin-somethin in return? Especially because California is teetering on the verge of becoming a giant Detroit. With three cities already

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Is California the next Detroit? 26

Aug. 14, 2012 By Robert J Cristiano, Ph.D. Most Californians live within about 50 miles of its majestic coastline — for good reason. The California coastline is blessed with arguably the most desirable climate on Earth, magnificent beaches, a backdrop

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Darrell Steinberg wants you in an ant farm 16

May 2, 2012 By John Seiler The second most poweful politician in California is Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento; after Gov. Jerry Brown. Steinberg’s background is with labor unions. And he represents the state capitol — that is, state

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U.S., CA Attack Manufacturing

JAN. 25, 2012 By JOHN SEILER New reports show how both the U.S. and California governments have imposed severe anti-manufacturing regulations impeding economic recovery and growth. President Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown pay lip service to creating good middle-class jobs.

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California Suffers Most Cities in Decline 0

APRIL 1, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Facetiously speaking, Gov. Jerry Brown couldn’t have picked a better time to put taxes on the ballot, rather than work out a budget deal with the Republicans in the State Legislature. The economy is

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Controller Critiques Redevelopment 0

John Seiler: State Controller John Chiang Monday entered the fray over redevelopment agencies with a new report labeling them not accountable. It looked at only 18 agencies, but their experience is typical of that of agencies across the state. The

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