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CA Wins if Obamacare Loses 4

March 30, 2012 Kamala Harris must be chagrined. The California attorney general filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the justices to uphold the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But after three

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Consequences of Conservation 0

March 23, 2012 Palo Alto residents have responded admirably to the city’s “Zero Waste” campaign, which aims to divert almost all the city’s trash from landfills to recycling centers by 2021. In fact, residents have done such a good job

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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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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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‘Fire Sale’ Prices Can’t Save Chevy Volt 9

MARCH 5, 2012 By JOSEPH PERKINS Wouldn’t you know it: No sooner did General Motors start shipping its Chevrolet Volt toCalifornialast month before the automaker decided to halt production of the low-emission vehicle. Californiacar buyers must be bummed. To bribe

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From Golden State to Gambling State 2

March 2, 2012 The tiny Manzanita Band of Mission Indians proposes to build a ginormous “casino facility” on a 61-acre parcel of land. The tribe’s tricked-out casino will boast 2,000 slot machines and 45 gaming tables. It also will have

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Enviros Seek Gray Wolf Protection 0

Joseph Perkins: A single gray wolf was sighted on this side of the California-Oregon border this past December. On Monday, four environmental groups petitioned the state’s Fish and Game Commission to protect that lone wolf — and any others that

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The Dark Side of Climate Activism 0

Feb. 23, 2012 Peter Gleick is a fraudster. The president and co-founder of the Oakland-based Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security confessed this week that he used a stolen identity to obtain internal documents from the Heartland

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CA Motorists Pay Through the Hose 0

Feb. 17, 2012 Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential candidate, was in California this week to attend a series of campaign fund-raisers. He was provocative as usual as he spoke to supporters. He called for the impeachment or replacement of the

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Another Black Eye for CA Cleantech 2

FEB 10, 2012 A California company is held out as a model for the new green economy. It works its political connections in Washington to score a half-billion-dollar taxpayer subsidy from the Obama administration. It fails to deliver its much-hyped

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