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San Onofre gets nuked 5

June 14, 2013 By Joseph Perkins “VICTORY!” So reads the giddy headline on the Friends of the Earth website. The anti-nuke environmental group is celebrating the surrender of Southern California Edison, which announced last week it will permanently shutter its

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Now FL Gov. targets CA businesses 8

June 5, 2013 By Joseph Perkins First came Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Then Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Now Florida Gov. Rick Scott is taking aim at California, reportedly considering leasing billboard space in selected markets

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LA council attack on San Onofre might bring blackouts to Orange County, San Diego 7

April 29, 2013 By Joseph Perkins After giving a speech in which he refused to bail out New York City from impending bankruptcy, Gerald Ford prompted the famously pithy headline in the New York Daily News:  FORD TO CITY:  DROP

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CARB chair plugs electric cars 9

April 17, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Mary Nichols was in Detroit this week for the Society of Automotive Engineers annual World Congress. The chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board told attendees that her agency wants to have better relations

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Anti-nuke activists aim at San Onofre 6

April 3, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Southern California Edison meets today with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It hopes to persuade the feds to approve its proposed license amendment for San Onofre nuclear plant, which has been offline since January 2012 because

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Class warfare hits CA K-12 education 6

March 27, 2013 By Joseph Perkins “Class warfare applied to schools.” That’s how pollster Dave Kanevsky describes the plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to change the way public school funding is allocated to divert money from the state’s middle-class and

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Cracking down on ADA lawsuit abuse 46

March 19, 2013 By Joseph Perkins I was a White House staff member when George H.W. Bush was in the Oval Office. I remember well when he signed the Americans With Disabilities Act into law, insisting that it would not

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How not to help domestic workers 10

March 14, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Rosa Sanchez marched outside the State Building in Los Angeles last week, banging her pots and pans. She was one of a hundred or so domestic workers voicing their support for the so-called Domestic

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Big Milk and Big Cheese start food fight 1

March 1, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician, knows a thing of two about health care. That’s why it is understandable the Sacramento Democrat was appointed chairman of the Assembly Health Committee. But Pan doesn’t know much

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Democrats addicted to tax increases 9

Feb. 25, 2013 By Joseph Perkins You’ve heard the familiar fable about the scorpion and the frog? They meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on his back. The frog

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