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Eureka Faces Pension Headwinds – Just Like Every Other California City

The city of Eureka on the far north coast of our state is part of a fabled land, far removed from the rest of drought stricken California. The winds that the ridiculously resilient ridge of high pressure push north find welcoming mountains and canyons in and around Eureka, drenching them with rain, nourishing endless...

Follow the Money: New Bill Would Double CA Campaign Reporting Threshold

It could soon be harder to follow the money in California politics. A state lawmaker wants to double the reporting threshold for political campaigns in California — allowing major donors to contribute more money and campaigns to spend more money before filing a disclosure report. Under the Political Reform Act of 1974, as modified...

CARTOON: Reid calls it quits

CARTOON: Reid calls it quits

Nate Beeler, The Columbus DispatchView Full Size: CARTOON: Reid calls it quits

Self-driving cars ready to hit CA roads

With remarkable speed, California’s top technologists have reached a breakthrough point in their development of automated cars. Automated vehicles from seven companies have hit Golden State freeways, with more to come. Dramatizing the developments, one firm’s team of engineers and scientists recently kicked off a historic road trip in San Francisco, as the Bay Area’s...

California concealed gun ruling to be reconsidered

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News: A federal appeals court will reconsider last year’s controversial ruling that would have dramatically loosened California’s restrictions on carrying concealed firearms. In a brief order filed Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to take a second look at the so-called Peruta case with...

Politics Behind 16-Year-Old Voter and Mandatory Vote Proposals

In San Francisco, Supervisor John Avalos proposes that 16-year-olds should vote. In Cleveland last week, President Barack Obama suggested mandatory voting was a transformative idea worth considering. One can’t help but sense political agendas at work. Despite Supervisor Avalos’ argument that 16-year-olds are old enough to drive and pay taxes, the real question is...

EPA Regulation: Unjustified and Punitively Burdensome

Does anyone remember President Obama’s executive order requiring that regulations be justified and not unduly burdensome? It would be hard to find a better  example of the vast gap between requirement and reality than in Michigan v. EPA, before the Supreme Court Wednesday, March 25. At issue is the EPA’s new nationwide rule slashing...

E-Cigs Under Fire From CA Dept. of Public Health

With public opinion in flux and anti-tobacco activists on edge, the California Department of Public Health has rolled out “Wake Up,” a slick new ad campaign to discourage the use of e-cigarettes, or “vapes.” Recently, CDPH pronounced e-cigs a threat to public health. In a statement explaining the campaign, CDPH described two new TV ads emphasizing “the e-cigarette industry’s use of candy flavored ‘e-juice’” and...

Nanny State Failure: South L.A. Fast-Food Ban Ordinance Has Had No Effect

The yo-yo’s that run the City of Los Angeles decided that jobs were not important in South Central Los Angeles, the location of the highest unemployment rate in the city. They also decided that lettuce, sprouts and tofu is better for the people of Watts than the food the people prefer to eat. So,...

How will the LAPD combat increased crime in L.A.? No Thought of Putting Criminals in Jail

Arnold and our confused Guv Brown agreed with the courts that prisoners need to be comfortable at the expense of the safety of the citizens. So AB 109 reduced the number of State prisoners from 167,000 to 113,000. The criminals are comfortable and more honest people are becoming victims. We also passed Prop. 47—to...

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