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NorCal Tennis Czar
Fritz’s rise, Bryans’ fall highlight top 10 stories of 2015

Dec 30, 2015
Fritz’s rise, Bryans’ fall highlight top 10 stories of 2015

Taylor Fritz of the United States won back-to-back Challengers in Northern California at 17 years old. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman   This year hinted at the dawn of a new era in U.S. men's tennis.   It's too soon t...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Fritz’s rise, Bryans’ fall highlight top 10 stories of 2015

Dec 30, 2015
Fritz’s rise, Bryans’ fall highlight top 10 stories of 2015

Taylor Fritz of the United States won back-to-back Challengers in Northern California at 17 years old. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman   This year hinted at the dawn of a new era in U.S. men's tennis.   It's too soon t...

NorCal Tennis Czar
Fritz’s rise, Bryans’ fall highlight top 10 stories of 2015

Dec 30, 2015
Fritz’s rise, Bryans’ fall highlight top 10 stories of 2015

Taylor Fritz of the United States won back-to-back Challengers in Northern California at 17 years old. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman   This year hinted at the dawn of a new era in U.S. men's tennis.   It's too soon t...

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Concealed Weapons Banned on CA Campuses — Even With Legal Permit

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill criminalizing the concealed carry of firearms on campus. “Proposed by state Democrats, SB707 passed the Senate in a 23-12 vote in June sending it to the Assembly where it cleared in a largely partisan 54-24 roll call in September, moving it to Brown’s desk,” as Guns.com recounted. “Despite widespread resistance to the...

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10 Government Union Myths and the Moral Implications

Often missing from entirely legitimate criticism of government unions is an accompanying explanation of the moral values that underlie the criticism. Last month we published a post entitled “Deceptive and Misleading Claims – How Government Unions Fool the Public,” which listed 10 myths that government unions use repeatedly in their propaganda campaigns. Missing in...

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Eli Broad’s Charter School Plan Would Shake-Up Ranks of LAUSD Teachers

Philanthropist Eli Broad’s ambitious plan to create 260 new charter schools over an eight year period in Los Angeles, enrolling at least 130,000 students, will have major ramifications for many of the city’s 25,600 teachers. With this in mind, the Los Angeles Times Howard Blume wrote “Thousands of LAUSD teachers’ jobs would be at...

California Political News and Views
Brown Signs Bill Creating Automatic Voter Registration at DMV

Secretary of State Alex Padilla has succeeded in his quest to automatically register Californians to vote. Partisan privileges The bill he sponsored, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, touched off a fresh round of controversy over the wisdom and benefits of the approach to increasing turnout, which in California has...

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Bitter Labor Fight Ends In Big Win For Farm Union

Sep 21, 2015

After a long and bitter legal battle, California officials decided Thursday that the vote of thousands of Latino farm workers does not count, and they must stay in their union. The case pitted farm workers of Gerawan Farming, union officials, advocates and government agents against each other. Accusations of union bias, employer abuse and...

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​Legislative Session Ends With Taxpayers Tired But Victorious​

It’s been a long year in the Capitol for those of us who advocate against higher taxes, crushing regulations and wasteful government spending. The good news is that California taxpayers have prevailed in virtually all the major tax fights this year. The bad news is that, because the legislature convenes for two-year sessions, this...

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“Sharing” Economy Puts Democrats Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Sharing. It sounds so simple, but as an economic trend, sharing is a divisive issue for Democrats. Tension over the so-called “sharing economy” has been on full display in Sacramento, with Democrats who control the Legislature facing mounting pressure. On one side are trendy tech ventures that are gearing up their political lobbies. On...

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