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Vidak warns: Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink

The California Department of Water Resources announced this week that the Central Valley may only get five percent of the water it needs next year. The Central Valley, the heart of California, is the state’s top agricultural producing region, often called

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No Assembly video for Donnelly, but ok for Speaker Perez

Last week gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly was warned he was about to receive a cease and desist notice from Assembly administrator Jon Waldie, telling him he was not allowed to use Assembly video footage in his political campaign. Yet the

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Non-profit accused of 'money laundering,' exonerated, but fined

The California Fair Political Practices Commission is announcing today at noon they have reached a settlement in the investigation into the mysterious $11-million donation from an Arizona nonprofit, during the 2012 California general election. One of the groups accused of the

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McClintock attacked by Republican political operative

The two-week federal government shutdown was an interesting public relations move by the White House. The media, predictably, blamed Republicans and the Tea Party. But it also was curious that veteran GOP operative, political analyst and former legislative aid Tony Quinn

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W. Sacto Mayor threatens local businesses

June 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes   A local Sacramento politician recently issued a threat to punish businesses who disagree with him. His threat barely received a blip in the news. In a recent State of the City speech, West

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Newsom begins new anti-gun campaign 35

Dec. 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes Immediately after the horrific and tragic school shooting in Connecticut Friday, opportunistic politicians all across the country jumped on the anti-gun bandwagon. My CalWatchdog colleague John Seiler, thankfully also jumped on the politicians yesterday.

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Politics trump everything for some 7

Sept. 11, 2012 Katy Grimes: A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about a couple in a long-term mixed marriage — he’s a Republican, she’s a Democrat. The story chronicled how difficult their life can be

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