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Unnecessary spending on retiree health care is crushing California

By David Crane | California has asked Washington for $14 billion in Covid-related support, in addition to the $8 billion already provided by the CARES Act. But because the state, with an annual General Fund of $150 billion, incurs more … Continue reading

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Watch last’s night’s City Council meeting

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How will we get around after the virus?

By Jon Coupal | The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives by putting our health at risk, disrupting our work lives and robbing us of most of our recreational activities. It has also evaporated all of our assumptions about transportation … Continue reading

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Fullerton releases 2,400 pages of reports in the police beating death of Kelly Thomas

By Tony Saavedra, Orange County Register | When Kelly Thomas died nearly nine years ago, the initial police reports portrayed him as a criminal suspect, a homeless schizophrenic who “assaulted” six Fullerton patrol officers. He now is remembered as the … Continue reading

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Hey, Governor, we bent that curve

By Charles Crumpley | Weren’t we told we needed to go into an economic lockdown so that the hospitals wouldn’t be overwhelmed? And didn’t we all agree and obey? And haven’t we accomplished that goal spectacularly well? According to the … Continue reading

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Councilmember Whitaker calls for the immediate re-opening of Fullerton

In his opening comments at the beginning of last night’s city council meeting, councilmember Bruce Whitaker made the following remarks: “First of all, something positive: We are here, back in the council chambers this evening! This allows our residents an … Continue reading

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Put California’s public employee pensions on a ventilator

By John M. W. Moorlach | As California and America look forward to relaxing restrictions, it’s time to look ahead to meeting the onrushing financial crisis. The coronavirus has created such a massive disruption to the world’s stock markets that … Continue reading

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The dark side of stimulus

By Jon Coupal | The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down with massive disruptions in virtually every aspect of human life. With some notable exceptions, humanity has pulled together to vanquish this silent killer. It’s amazing how quickly … Continue reading

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Prop. 13 opponents turn in their signatures

By Jon Coupal | With great fanfare, the proponents of an initiative to raise property taxes in California by $12 billion a year announced they had turned in over 1.7 million signatures to qualify the measure. Their press release was … Continue reading

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Irony

By David Crane | One week from today, Californians will finish voting on a $15 billion General Obligation Bond to be issued by the state if approved by voters. Currently, the state has $73 billion of voter-approved General Obligation Bond … Continue reading

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