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Gov. Brown signs suite of gun-control bills

  New legislation on guns was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown and advanced on Capitol Hill, as California elected officials continued a concerted push for tighter regulations at both the state and federal level. To the satisfaction of state Democrats,

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Feinstein backfills some water for Central California  

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is coming through with her promise to backfill Central Valley farmers water they lost as part of her San Joaquin River Restoration Act of 2009. Replacement farm water should have been provided before any diversions of farm

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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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Park Service wants to ban most people from Yosemite 24

July 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes Yosemite National Park is one of America’s greatest natural treasurers, set aside as a national park nearly 150 years ago by Abraham Lincoln specifically for “the public use, resort and recreation…for all time.” Yet

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CA ratepayers fleeced for green power line in Canada 12

July 2, 2013  By Wayne Lusvardi   Public, municipal and private power companies throughout California buy hydropower from the Western Power Administration. This means ratepayers across California are paying for a wind farm transmission line that benefits only those who live

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Feinstein, Boxer stymie water, power & wildlife for Lake McClure 5

May 4, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi New York Times journalist Peter Passell once wrote: “California’s water system might have been invented by a Soviet bureaucrat on an LSD trip.” And as the 1960s hippies would have put it, the trip

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Could Obama also privatize the Central Valley Water Project? 3

May 1, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Almost out of nowhere, the Obama Administration has opened up discussions for possibly privatizing the model asset of the New Deal, the Tennessee Valley Authority, to bring in revenues to the federal government and

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McClintock schools Congress and President on fiscal cliff

Dec. 13, 2012 By Katy Grimes If you really want to cut through all of the media noise about the ‘”Fiscal Cliff,” Rep. Tom McClintock, R-CA4, does this succinctly in a speech on Wednesday. In a nutshell, McClintock explains: “In their

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California’s Congressional Water Ballot for 2012 11

Nov. 5, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Tomorrow California voters will not be voting on the proposed California Water Bond, which has been postponed until 2014.  But voters will be voting on a number of local water projects such as the proposed

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