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Will CA GOP emerge as defenders of embattled techies, tech firms?

Is the present anti-Google, anti-techie agitation in the Bay Area a reflection of anger over how affluent tech workers have driven up rent and reinflated the housing bubble? Or is it a harbinger of broader anger over how California technology

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CA auditor demolishes Jerry-Brown-saved-state narrative

The eagnerness of national media to lionize Gov. Jerry Brown as the guy who saved California amounts to an extreme form of cherry-picking. In some ways, Brown has done a better job than his two immediate predecessors in forcing some

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Wall Street doubts CA shale hype — but not Occidental 5

April 11, 2013 By Chris Reed Bloomberg News, which is doing an increasingly good job covering California of late, had an important article Wednesday about likely problems in developing the Golden State’s massive shale reserves. Those reserves could transform the

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Why is state gov so inefficient? Duh. Job preservation. 20

March 30, 2013 By Chris Reed The Sacramento Bee’s Jon Ortiz had a piece Thursday about the grotesque mess that is California state government that had lots of interesting details about the extent of the dysfunction: “Last year, Gov. Jerry

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Yet another computer fiasco in home of Silicon Valley 1

Feb. 9, 2013 By Chris Reed Friday’s news that state Controller John Chiang had fired the second contractor hired to upgrade the state government’s computer payroll system for incompetence and poor work — a few years after the first contractor

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