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Mathews: I Know Who Can Save San Diego

  I Know Who Can Save San Diego Written by Joe Mathews, City Watch,   7/26/13 CONNECTING CALIFORNIA - Stay classy? That may be too much to ask of San Diego these days. “America’s Finest City” is in the middle of another one of its routine...

California Political News and Views
Where did all the voters go in the Los Angeles City Council special election?

  Where did all the voters go in the Los Angeles City Council special election? California Forward,  7/26/13 The hullabaloo around this week’s birth of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge started me thinking about another British roy...

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Obama Economy is Working: More than 60% of New “Workers” Only Work Part Time

  Part-time workers on the rise; cause for concern? California added 30,200 new jobs since May, dropping the jobless rate by a point to 8.5 percent. But a former director of the California Employment Development Department finds fault within those...

California Political News and Views
San Luis Obispo Auditor-controller, treasurer-tax collector offices to merge Aug. 12

  Auditor-controller, treasurer-tax collector offices to merge Aug. 12 By David Sneed, SLO Tribune,  7/25/13 The consolidation was approved by San Luis Obispo County supervisors July 9 and is expected to save the county more than $250,000 per yea...

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What Recovery? Unions Claim Ownership of Capitol and State Government

  Taxpayer-Funded Big Labor: California Government is “our house” By NRTW Committee Staff, 7/25/13 Big Labor is so used to getting everything they want from the state government, they want everyone to know it’s their house, MyGovCost repor...

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Brown Scuttled Prison Bond Haunts Inmate Release Order–Brown Inaction Forces 50,000 Criminals Out of Prison

  Brown Scuttled Prison Bond Haunts Inmate Release Order By Michael B. Marois, Bloomberg,  7/24/13      Six years ago, California lawmakers shook hands on a $7.4 billion deal to build lockups for 53,000 prisoners to reduce overcrowding that ...

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California’s crime rates inch up in 2012

Jul 26, 2013
California’s crime rates inch up in 2012

The number of violent crimes and property crimes in California inched up between 2011 and 2012, according to a new analysis of crime data released by the Attorney General's office on Friday. A press release from the office stressed that crime rates ar...

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On ‘The Daily Show,’ Leticia Perez says no to Congress

Jul 26, 2013
On ‘The Daily Show,’ Leticia Perez says no to Congress

As consolation prizes go, appearing on a wildly popular TV show isn't too shabby. Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez threw in the towel on Wednesday in a vigorously fought race for an open Central Valley Senate seat, conceding to Republican farmer...

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Curfew sweeps alarm community

Jul 26, 2013

Community activists in San Diego are alarmed by curfew sweeps that they say unfairly target minority youth. Police say they are even-handed and the sweeps expose kids and their families to social services that can help them avoid delinquency.

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Calderon-connected water district sues contractor

Jul 26, 2013
Calderon-connected water district sues contractor

The Central Basin Municipal Water District, a Los Angeles-area entity whose contracting practices and relationship with consultant and former Assemblyman Tom Calderon are under a federal magnifying glass, has sued a firm that reaped contracts worth mil...

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