Tag: California
To Go to School in L.A.

“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or to reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November. When we just look at the timing of everything, it seems to us a more realistic approach to this would be to think that we’re going to...
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Feds Make Critical Decision on Racist Training

The Trump administration is calling a halt to “critical race theory” training now pervasive in federal government agencies, including the FBI. The terminology here could stand some clarification. “Critical” is a meaningless modifier meant to impart legitimacy to a system of racist indoctrination. Critical race theory divides humankind into an oppressor class and a...
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California’s $7.8 Billion Proposition 14 Could Expand Conflicts of Interest in Stem Cell Research

Proposition 14, according to California’s legislative analyst, “Authorizes Bonds to Continue Funding Stem Cell and Other Medical Research.” A “yes” vote means “the state could sell $5.5 billion in general obligation bonds primarily for stem cell research.” As David Jensen notes at Capitol Weekly, there’s a bit more to it.  The $5.5 billion would...
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Pelosi: It Was a Setup

By now, most readers will be familiar with Representative Nancy Pelosi’s visit to a hair salon last week, in violation of San Francisco’s pandemic-generated rules prohibiting the operation of indoor salons. Lloyd Billingsley has discussed the situation in a post on The Beacon. Representative Pelosi says it was a setup, and believes she is...
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California Has One Less Option for Addressing the Housing Crisis

“A bill that would have allowed for duplexes on most single-family lots in California passed the Assembly late Monday night,” Andrew Khouri of the Los Angeles Times reports, “but died when the year’s legislative session came to an end before the Senate could take it up for a vote.” Senate Bill 1120, authored by...
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Coastal Commission Keeps Overheated Californians from Chilling Out

Temperatures rose to 106 F in Sacramento on August 19, and Fresno topped out at a sizzling 109. That same day in San Francisco, the high temperature was 78, and down on the central coast in Cambria the high reached 88. Such temperature inequality, one would think, should drive many more Californians to live...
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California Bullet Train Bridge a “Horrible Sequence of Mistakes”

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s diminished dream of connecting the city of Merced (population 83,964) to Bakersfield (population 390,233) has hit a snag. Several steel cables in a 636-foot-long bridge built to support construction of the project have corroded and snapped, forcing a new work stoppage on the years-long delayed project.

California’s Delta Water Tunnel Is a $15.9 Billion Money Pit

As we noted, the economic rigors brought on by the pandemic failed to halt the massive underground tunnel that would pump water from the San Joaquin Delta to central and southern California. The original “WaterFix” was a pet project of Gov. Jerry Brown and called for two tunnels. Rebranded the “Delta Conveyance Project,” it...
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California “Energy Czar” Failed to Prevent New Round of Power Blackouts

“PG&E confirmed that it has completed the rotating power outages conducted this evening at the direction of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO),” reads an August 15 notice from PG&E, which explains, “rotating outages are a measure employed to relieve strain on the power grid during the statewide heatwave.” Gov. Gavin Newsom was quick...
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F.A. Hayek and the Coronomics Crisis

F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom influenced Ronald Reagan and in 1991 President George H.W. Bush awarded Hayek the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The author, Bush proclaimed, “has done more than any thinker of our age to explore the promise and contours of liberty.” Since then presidents have paid little if any attention to...
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