Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank Steve Frank is a long time California political activist, starting in 1960. He has been involved in local to national races and has worked in other States as well. The California Political News and Views was started in 1996 as "Frankly Speaking" Along with the daily newsletter, he is heard on a regular basis on talk radio on the shows of Brian Sussman, Andy Caldwell, Mark Carbonaro and many others. Plus he speaks to groups all across the State from his home base of Simi Valley.

Web Site: http://capoliticalnews.com


San Fran Politicians—Lack of Proper Staffing Causes Crime—NOT Criminals

Jan 25, 2015

Do the Supervisors of San Francisco believe the people are stupid? “At least two Supervisors are worried that there are not enough police patrolling The City’s streets, especially as some violent and property crimes increase. “You look day to day and you go into a neighborhood and you don’t see a police officer,” Supervisor...

LA Fire Department: Diversity More Important Than Qualifications and Abilities?

Jan 25, 2015

A think tank, the Rand Corporation, did a study and found out that if we want “diversity” in the Los Angeles Fire Department we would have to overhaul the recruiting process. Why? Because too few women apply for the Department—and very few made it through the training program. What are they talking about? Are...

Teachers drop salary demand again as LAUSD holds on class size

Jan 25, 2015

Understand the economics of unions. The more people they force to pay bribes, ur dues, the wealthy they are and the more elections and candidates they can buy. It really does not matter to them the salaries of the teachers—start high, go low, but increase the number of teachers and you increase the money...

Rider: “Latest deceptive California unemployment rate — why it is deceptive”

Jan 25, 2015

Get real, California is in a Depression. When the total jobs created in a month, with a population of 38 million, is 700 (not a typo), you know the State is in trouble. Silicon Valley is still creating great technology—but then moving the production and other follow up work out of State and out...

Whiskey for Drinking/Water for Fighting: Coastal District Fights California Over Water

Jan 25, 2015

In the old West the saying was, “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting”. We still live in the Old West by that standard. Guv Brown tried to steal water from the North during his first terms in office by creating a “peripheral canal”. Many counties in Northern California gave voted 90%...

California DMV Retracts Notice That UberX, Lyft Drivers Need Commercial Plates

Jan 25, 2015

The unions and special interests got caught trying to use the Department of Motor Vehicles to shut down Uber and Lyft. Last week the DMV notified the firms that their drivers needed special “commercial” auto licenses. If not, they would be fined and the cars subject to impoundment. Here is the deal: Folks needing...

xpensive issue for 2016 Ballot? New online poker legalization bill enters fray

Jan 25, 2015

The 2016 November ballot may have a measure on it to legalize online poker. This has been proposed a few times in the legislature, AB 9 by Gatto is in the hopper, but will not see the light of day. Special interests are opposing it—the casino’s—because they believe it will cut into their business....

UC Doctors Plan One-Day Labor Strike –More Union Interference With Health Care

Jan 25, 2015

Over the past several weeks the unionized nurses at Kaiser-Permanente have been playing dangerous games with the health and welfare of the patients. They have gone on strike for a day or two, sometimes a week. Then 18,000 threatened to walk off the job and Kaiser caved—watch the cost of health care go up—Kaiser...

Sacramento Poor and Middle Class Forced to Pay $5.1 Million to Macy’s Center by Sacramento County—Plus 100 Low Paying Jobs.

Jan 25, 2015

The customers of the local thrift shops and 99 cent stores are being forced by government to spend $5.1 million by giving it to a multi-billion corporation that owns Macy’s. In exchange, the community might get 100 low payers distribution/warehouse jobs. This is corporate welfare—some say it is corporate blackmail—give me your money or...

LA Daily News/San Jose Mercury News to be Sold

Jan 25, 2015

Little by little the legacy media is changing. It looks like a private equity fund is about to buy the LA Daily News, the San Jose Mercury New, the Denver Post and dozens of other daily and weekly newspapers around the nation. Instead of policy and management based on the local community, Wall Street...

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