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Silicon Valley Flunks 6 'Killer App' Tests 5

MARCH 14, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI Last month with Silicon Valley elites, President Obama raised a glass of wine to toast the area’s success. He was repairing his self-damaged image with big business. But a symbolic Sword of Damocles hovered

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CA Confused on "Drought" Meaning 0

MARCH 7, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI California’s drought barometer and vocabulary need to be reformed. The bureaucratic apparatus in California perpetually says the state is in a “drought.” In fact, with snowpack running at 124 percent of normal, the California

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CPUC Floats $3.4 Billion Green Water Tax 3

MARCH 4, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI Call it the Green Water Tax. It’s a proposal advanced in a White Paper on the Web site of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to impose a $3.4 billion surcharge on the energy-related costs

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'Calpetbaggers' Still Spiking Pensions 0

MARCH 2, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI Call them “Calpetbaggers.” They’re the 200 local governmental entities fingered in last week’s Little Hoover Commission’s pension report that have defiantly increased public pension benefits since 2008 — in the face of a $240 billion

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Poisonous Budget Spider Uncovered 1

FEB. 28, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI There is a line in Sir Walter Scott’s novel Ivanhoe where a gentleman is… advised to remember that all the wealth he had acquired by sucking the blood of miserable victims had but swelled

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Cancel Prop. 71 Stem Cell Funding? 4

Feb. 23, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI On Feb. 9, the $123 million Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regenerative Medicine Building opened on the campus of the University of California, San Francisco to house the Eli and Edy Broad Center of Regeneration

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