Eric Peters: California as the boss of us

Eric Peters: California as the boss of us

By Eric Peters Bad enough that we’re ordered about by the government in Washington. But what about this business of being ordered about by the government of California? Its befehlshaber (that’s German for order-giver) Jerry Brown just ordered the tripling – the almost quadrupling – of the of the number of electric cars which must be on the […]

“New California” conservative movement declares independence as first step towards 51st state

“New California” conservative movement declares independence as first step towards 51st state

A group called “New California” has taken its first step towards carving the Golden State in two – issuing a “declaration of independence” which would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties – while coastal counties from the northern San Francisco Bay Area to the southern tip of Los Angeles would remain part of the existing state. […]

Drastic pension cuts will hit California, Kentucky, other states

Drastic pension cuts will hit California, Kentucky, other states

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The CA Supreme Court will rule on pension cuts. Curiously, the court’s ruling will be irrelevant in case of bankruptcy. Please consider California’s Brown Raises Prospect Of Pension Cuts In Downturn. California Governor Jerry Brown said legal rulings may clear the way for making cuts to public pension benefits, which would go […]

Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

From Science Daily For families faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, a government rating system is often the only source of information to determine which facilities are the best. However, a new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, by faculty at Florida Atlantic […]

“This can’t possibly be consistent with the First Amendment”

“This can’t possibly be consistent with the First Amendment”

California is prosecuting a man under state electronic-harassment law for posting five insults on an Islamic Center’s Facebook page [Eugene Volokh] A court filing by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra denies that the insults are protected speech or that the law is unconstitutional as applied. UCLA First Amendment expert Eugene Volokh writes, of California’s logic defending the […]

Progress on new bi-national drought plan in Colorado basin slow going

Progress on new bi-national drought plan in Colorado basin slow going

By Issac Windes / Cronkite News States, federal and Mexican officials hailed a bi-national agreement this fall that they said could lead to a radical shift in how the region prepares for and responds to drought. But three months later, they appear no closer to a drought contingency plan, as negotiations have pitted states and […]

Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels

Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels

“Coffee could carry an ominous cancer warning in California if a nonprofit group prevails in a Los Angeles courtroom.” In a 7-year-old case against Starbucks and others, a group called the Council for Education and Research on Toxics “says coffee companies violated a state law requiring they warn consumers about a chemical created in the […]

States’ boycotts of states, cont’d

States’ boycotts of states, cont’d

“California state university researchers are banned from using funds to travel to Texas to study Harvey’s aftermath.” — Joshua McCabe on Twitter. The guidelines from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra do cite the legislature’s allowance of a number of narrow exceptions including travel that is “required…for the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the […]

Carmel-by-the-Sea provides a perfect, rustic weekend

Carmel-by-the-Sea provides a perfect, rustic weekend

From Travel Pulse One of the most beautiful collaborations between man and nature has to be the seaside bohemian artist village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Located just five miles south of Monterey, Carmel’s groves of live oaks, pines and Monterey Cypress meet the white silky sands of its pristine beach. What began as an artist colony that […]

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