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Villaraigosa Won’t Challenge Harris for Senate Seat

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced he won’t challenge state Attorney General Kamala Harris for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. That boosts the prospects of fellow Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove. Villaraigosa announced his decision Tuesday in a post on Facebook that foreshadowed a run for governor in...

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The Glass Jaw of Pension Funds is Asset Bubbles

“CalPERS argued that the California constitution’s guarantee of contracts shielded pensions from cuts in bankruptcy. The fund also asserted sovereign immunity and police powers as an ‘arm of the state,’ including a lien on municipal assets.” –  Wall Street Journal Editorial, “Calpers Gets Schooled,” February 8, 2015 If you want powerful evidence of crony capitalism at...

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No Surprise–Texas Beats California–Austin beats out San Francisco as No. 1 tech city, report says

As in everything else, even technology is doing better in Texas than in California. “Austin has the best environment in the world for the technology industry, according to a report by London, England-based property consulting firm Savills Plc. Using five metrics such as property prices, talent pool and quality of life, Austin beat out...

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Grimes: Brown Administration Tied To Scandal That Took Down Oregon Governor

Want to find corruption—look for a Democrat. Clintons, Elizabeth Warren, Gore, Sharpton, Obama and the bigot Eric Holder. Now, those around our very confused Guv Brown are steeped in a scandal..and the billionaire Tom Steyer, who tried to buy the U.S. Senate in 2014 (and failed miserably) is also deep in doo-doo. “In October...

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Californians getting slightly lower gas tax –after RAISING it!

Big deal—In January Guv Brown raised our gas taxes by at least ten cents a gallon—with the money Not going to roads, but the biggest scam in California history, the choo choo train to nowhere for nobody. Now the Board of Equalization has gone back several years and undone a “tax swap” that made...

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Study: One quarter of California state revenue comes from federal government

While Obama was building the national debt by $8 trillion, the money given to the States went up. In fact, 25% of the California full budget—over $160 billion, actually comes from the Feds. They pay for mandated programs and for things California politicians do not want to pay for, so get the good folks...

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CA College Adjunct Professors Plan Walkout Today–Took Jobs They Didn’t Like

If you do not like your job, do not like your pay, you do not like the working conditions, you have every right to tell your boss you quit if you can not get improvements. But, if you knew about the pay and working conditions BEFORE you took the job, why are you complaining...

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USC Schwarzenegger Institute slow to act on sexual harassment allegations against IPCC chair

You had to know this was going to happen. When Arnold, the amateur Governor and professional fondler left office, the media was then willing to tell us how bad a pervert he is. Just ask Maria who found out Arnold had sired a son with one of Maria’s household staff. Ask the numerous Hollywood...

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Oakland City Council Staff Reports Reveal True Impact of Minimum Wage Increases

If you want to get more unemployment, assure the poor stay poor, help impoverish a whole community, then support a higher minimum wage. By doing so you price those without skills out of the job market—then your taxes go up to support those YOU put out of work. Here is what it does to...

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LAUSD Superintendent Sued: Charged with being a Sexual Predator

Miramonte is an elementary school in LAUSD, where administrators knew for years that a teacher was a predator. It has cost the district millions. During part of the time the Superintendent Ramon Cortines had to have known about it. But said nothing. The School Board had to have known—now millions are going to pay...

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