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Fresno votes against high-speed rail project

  In a surprise this week, the Fresno County Supervisors’ voted, 3-2, to officially oppose California’s high-speed rail project. That reversed seven years of actively supporting the project. No one expects Fresno’s actions will stop the project. But the vote delivers

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Fresno water rate referendum headed for ballot

Fresno residents will have the final say on the city’s controversial plan to double water rates in the coming years. On Tuesday, election officials certified that the petition drive spearheaded by former Fresno County Supervisor Doug Vagim has enough valid

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Fresno taxpayers submit signatures for water rate referendum

A group of Fresno taxpayers, who’ve been thwarted at every turn by city leaders, is expected today to submit thousands of signatures to qualify a water rate referendum for the November ballot. This morning, shortly after 10:30 a.m., the group Citizens

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Taxpayers win Fresno rate hike court ruling

A group of taxpayers battling the City of Fresno has won a critical legal victory in their fight to get a referendum of the city’s water rate increases on the November ballot. On April 28, Superior Court Judge M. Bruce

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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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TX vs. CA 6

Feb. 12, 2013 By John Seiler I’ve been to Texas two times. In the summer of 1969 I was 14 and my family took a trip from Michigan to the Southern states. We had been West, including to California in

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Are Hispanics moving up or down the social scale? 40

Commentary April 24, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The ongoing economic malaise of the past half decade has slammed most social and economic groups in California. How are Hispanics doing here, especially in light of the bursting of the Housing Bubble? For

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Parents Should Demand Vouchers 3

March 8, 2012 An unnamed teacher at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard was placed on paid administrative leave this week as the Oxnard School District investigates whether she has been moonlighting as a porn actress. That followed the criminal citation

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