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California Political News and Views
Are We Smart Enough to Vote on Initiatives?

  Why Props 33, 35, 36 and 39 Should Be Taken Off the Ballot By Joe Mathews, nbclosangeles,  9/30/12 Can voters consider a bunch of complicated ballot initiatives at once? Not really. So with 10 initiatives on this November’s ballot, a nu...

California Political News and Views
California Government Schools Have No idea if Classroom Teachers are Qualified—But They DO Pay Union Dues

  State reported inflated rate of teachers lacking credentials Joanna Lin, California Watch,  9/28/12 The rate was startling: Nearly six in 10 teachers at California’s lowest-performing schools were not properly credentialed for the classe...

California Political News and Views
Paycheck Protection Redux Unions line up against an initiative that would end payroll deductions for politics.

  Paycheck Protection Redux Unions line up against an initiative that would end payroll deductions for politics. Larry Sand, City Journal,  9/28/12 For the third time since 1998, California voters face a ballot initiative that would rein in speci...

California Political News and Views
Editorial by Stephen Frank: How the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Is Used by its Leaders

    Editorial by Stephen Frank:  How the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Is Used by its Leaders California Political News and Views,  10/1/12 (This is being written because this type of action towards  a city, a city council and the people...

California Political News and Views
Grimes: Calif. business leakage is a bummer

  Calif. business leakage is a bummer Katy Grimes, Calwatchdog.com,  9/28/12 : The word ‘leakage’ is the new politically correct term used by legislators, the Governor, bureaucrats and the California Air Resources Board to describe what happ...

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Democrats/Brown Pretend to Help Rail Service From San Diego to San Luis Obispo

  Governor Brown Signs Padilla’s Bill to Improve Passenger and Freight Rail Service between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo Senator Alex Padilla, 9/29/12 Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 1225 authored by St...

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Feds and Banks Agree to Phony $25 Billion Mortgage Fraud “Settlement”

JPMorgan, Bank of America Forgive Debts that No Longer Exist; Wonderful News! But For Whom? Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, 9/30/12 In February, five of the nation’s largest banks agreed on a $25 billion settlement over widespread, syste...

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Morro Bay battling California Coastal Commission–CCC Demands Could Bankrupt City and Families

We know the pension system is bankrupting cities.  Out of control spending is bankrupting cities.  Union contracts and government policies are bankrupting cities.   Did you know the Feds have a mandate for the State of California to spend $40 bi...

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SAT scores down, participation up–Educators Use Racist Excuse

  SAT scores down, participation up Daniel Weintraub, Healthy Cal, 9/24/12 California scores declined this year on the SAT test used by many colleges to screen applicants, according to a release from the state Department of Education. But the pool...

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Celebrity criminals? Jerry Brown kills bill for media interviews

Sep 30, 2012

Charles Manson will not be taping any new TV interviews any time soon. Rejecting the notion of allowing criminals to become celebrities, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that would

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