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One Legislative Story on the Budget
6-1-2011 4:03 pm
Ray Haynes
State Capitol

The Legislature is getting to the point where it must pass a budget.  The good news is that the Democrats don't need a single Republican vote to pass that...

Another Ammo Bill Passes Out Of Senate
6-1-2011 11:37 am
Doug LaMalfa
North California

SB 124, a bill to further regulate and limit ammunition purchases passes the State Senate.  It is a followup to AB 962 of last year that was found...

Jerry Brown - & His emerging crime wave
5-25-2011 10:56 am
Shawn Steel

With the appropriately named Brown vs. Plata up to 46,000 felons will be prematurely released from California state prisons. The vast majority of these...

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Hot Stove Talk: CATER’s Angels Lawsuit Costs Anaheim Taxpayers Nearly $200K in Legal Fees

Source: Liberal OC
Nov 25, 2015 8:44 pm

Its late November and time for Hot Stove talk when it comes to Major League Baseball and besides hiring Bud Black as a special assistant, the real Angels action is inaction in the form of no negotiations with the city of Anaheim.  One of the factors…

CA17: Ron Cohen lays out conservative platform

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 25, 2015 7:18 pm

Ron Cohen, the Fremont Republican who recently joined the race to unseat Rep. Mike Honda next year, has fleshed out his policy positions on his campaign’s new website – and some of his staunch conservative views might be a hard sell in a district…

New Ballot Initiative

Source: FlashReport
Nov 25, 2015 4:29 pm

Former Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff and I have filed a ballot initiative with the Attorney General that would redirect unspent High Speed Rail and water bond funds towards creating more water storage capacity. The initiative begins the process o…

Brandman Issues a Statement on DPOC Resolution

Source: Liberal OC
Nov 25, 2015 4:14 pm

The Orange County Register carries this story about Monday night’s DPOC resolution that the headline writer suggests was a censure of Anaheim Council member Jordan Brandman, the only Democrat on the council.  The reality is the resolution cond…

Why Aren’t Unions Fighting California’s Bullet Train Boondoggle?

Source: FlashReport
Nov 25, 2015 1:49 am

Back in 2008, voters in California approved Prop. 1, a statewide initiative to spend, “$9 billion for building a new high-speed railroad between San Francisco and Los Angeles.” Total cost, $9.5 billion. Remember that? Quoting further from the ori…

Sen. Pres. Kevin De Leon’s Fractured Fairytale on Climate Change

Source: FlashReport
Nov 24, 2015 10:18 pm

California’s Political Climate Needs to Be Cleaned of Polluted Politicians Tuesday’s Sacramento Bee has an op ed from Senate President pro Tem Kevin de  Leon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, on full attack of the Bee’s own Dan Walters for daring …

Brace for Dungeness crab disaster, lawmakers urge

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 24, 2015 8:59 pm

Four of California’s coastal congressmembers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to be ready to ask the federal government for an economic disaster declaration if the Dungeness crab fishery remains closed for the season. Reps. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael; …

California Endowment grants will help refugees

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 24, 2015 6:07 pm

The California Endowment will make emergency relief grants available to several organizations helping Syrian refugees arriving in the Golden State, it announced Tuesday. With more than $3 billion in assets, the foundation is one of the nation’s lar…

LeTourneau’s Voice of OC Column isn’t Honest

Source: Liberal OC
Nov 23, 2015 9:19 pm

OC Democratic and LGBTQ activist Jeff LeTourneau has penned a column in Monday’s Voice of OC calling on Democrats to rebuke Anaheim Council member Jordan Brandman for his vote on determining which of Anaheim’s newly formed voting district…


Source: FlashReport
Nov 23, 2015 12:30 pm

With the recent terror attacks against France, America’s oldest ally, most Americans are rightfully concerned for the welfare of our friends abroad as well as our own safety. With the French, we share a common heritage of a dedication to liberty. T…

Pension risk issue reborn long after bond shift

Source: Cal Pensions
Nov 23, 2015 5:29 am

CalPERS and CalSTRS both adopted plans this month to reduce the risk of major pension investment losses, a small step back for pension systems once required to keep all of their money in stable and predictable bonds. A voter-approved measure in 1966 …

Pepperdine Grad Students’ Head-On Collision With Local Govt. Officials

Source: FlashReport
Nov 22, 2015 9:04 pm

Why does it take 54 days, more than 30 emails, 25 phone calls, 3 faxes, and 2 trips to the city of West Covina to obtain records available to the public? The short answer is that some local government officials don’t believe they have to make the p…

My Applebee’s robot waitress auditioning for the human waiter’s job

Source: FlashReport
Nov 22, 2015 6:54 pm

Last night I took my wife and our two young grandchildren to Applebee’s.  It went great — our 4 and 2 year old charges were more decorous than half the patrons. But I digress.  Here’s what caught my attention: Applebee’s is …

Five California mayors urge welcome of refugees

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 20, 2015 6:46 pm

The mayors of Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, West Hollywood and West Sacramento are among 62 mayors from 28 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who wrote to Congress on Friday urging it not to prevent screened Syrian refugees fr…

American nativism is nothing new.

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 20, 2015 5:19 pm

The post-Paris hysteria toward Syrian refugees in particular and Muslims in general spurred me to seek examples of how various groups coming to America have been cast in the past. The results are depressing, to say the least – America has a lon…

Sanchez will remain Neutral in CD-46 Race

Source: Liberal OC
Nov 20, 2015 3:14 pm

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who’s running for US Senate and will surrender her seat to one of four Democratic candidates, attended a house party for Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen in North Hollywood this past weekend at the home of LA County …

OJ Blog Lets Dunn Campaign Edit a Post

Source: Liberal OC
Nov 19, 2015 8:16 pm

  Orange Juice blogger Vern Nelson put up a fawning post about CD-46 Congressional candidate Joe Dunn on Tuesday; the post was up for about five hours and yanked, only to re-appear about 36 hours later.  Nelson removed the post at the request …

Two NorCal Dems vote for Syrian refugee bill

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 19, 2015 5:20 pm

The House approved the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act affecting the process by which the United States accepts refugees fleeing from Syria on a veto-proof 289-137 vote Thursday – and two Northern California Democrats were amon…

CA17: Republican enters race to unseat Honda

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 19, 2015 4:38 pm

A Republican candidate has entered the race to unseat Rep. Mike Honda in the 17th Congressional District – and that’s potentially bad news for Democratic challenger Ro Khanna. Ron Cohen, 56, of Fremont, filed papers with the Federal Elect…

CalPERS to Vernon pensioner: repay $3.5 million

Source: Cal Pensions
Nov 19, 2015 5:31 am

First CalPERS announced last year that it was cutting the eye-popping pension of a former city of Vernon official, Bruce Malkenhorst, from $551,688 a year to $115,848. Then yesterday the CalPERS board approved the recovery of a $3.5 million pension o…

Gov. Brown’s Droughts, Wildfires, Water Shortage, and other Climate Change Ignis Fatuus

Source: FlashReport
Nov 19, 2015 2:56 am

California Governor Jerry Brown inherited the Golden State, the land of opportunity. However, everything he touches turns Brown. Climate change has been the top priority of his governorship… not the flailing economy, or California’s largest-in-th…

Fresh Out of Bankruptcy, Stockton Plans a Union Monopoly on Construction Contracts

Source: FlashReport
Nov 19, 2015 2:12 am

The City of Stockton filed a petition for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy relief on June 28, 2012, and the petition was accepted on April 1, 2013. Earlier this year, on February 25, the City of Stockton exited bankruptcy protection. Stockton’s …

Mike Honda blasts calls to lock up Syrian refugees

Source: CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog
Nov 18, 2015 9:32 pm

Rep. Mike Honda, who spent part of his childhood in a World War II-era internment camp for Japanese-Americans, opened a six-pack of verbal whup-ass Wednesday all over state and local politicians who have suggested not only barring Syrian refugees fro…

The Bao Nguyen for Congress Team Costs Me a New Stamp

Source: Liberal OC
Nov 18, 2015 4:24 pm

In September, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen called my business line and asked me for a contribution to his congressional campaign.  I have a general rule not to make contributions to those I can’t personally vote for, but there are exceptions,…

20th CD: Jimmy Panetta’s Deft Move Against TPP

Source: CalBuzz
Nov 18, 2015 5:01 am

Announcing his candidacy Tuesday to succeed Democratic Rep. Sam Farr in California’s 20th Congressional District, Democrat Jimmy Panetta -- responding to a brilliant question from Calbuzz -- took the one issue that could have given him trouble off …

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