16th Assembly race is pivotal for California GOP, local Democrats

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At their far from elegant “no host cocktail” inspired election night soiree held at the San Ramon Country Club, Contra Costa Republican Chairwomen Becky Koleberg had reason to be ecstatic.  For the first time in several years, the local GOP actually had something to celebrate. Republican candidate Catharine Baker won a plurality in the highly contested […]

Hispanic Chamber endorses SB 928 California – Mexico Trade Office

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The Contra Costa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently endorsed SB-928 that will establish a California Trade Office with Mexico. It’s a wonder such an effort does not already exist. To be established by 2016, The office would supervised  by Governor’s Brown’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The mission will be to promote exporting, facilitate capital investment from […]

Stressed out communities in California caused by Progressive policies

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Flying under the radar, a real estate web site called Movoto has released a list of the 10 most stressed out communities in the United States.  Three cities in California San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles make the top of the list behind the leader Washington D.C. the most difficult locations for people to live. Criteria for this […]

Neel Kashkari is the moderate Republican California needs as Governor

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Running for governor of California is a very moderate Republican named Neel Kashkari. Kashkari is a Wall-Street figure who helped the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama arrange, during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the bailouts of several banks. Kashkari, 40, is running in the June 2014 primary. Kashkari is a life-long Republican. Because […]

Transportation Town Hall, hosted by State Sen Mark DeSaulnier

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A Transportation Town Hall hosted by Sen. DeSaulnier will be held October 30th in Orinda. Senator Mark DeSaulnier is the Chair of the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee invites you to attend a Town Hall meeting on The Future of Transportation in California: Challenges and Opportunities.

Allysia Finley on GOP opportunity in California, Oct 30

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Allysia Finley, editorial writer and former producer of the Wall Street Journal‘s “Opinion Journal Live< ” video show, will be the featurted speaker October 30, as the Contra Costa GOP host a discussion on how Republicans can make a comeback in the Golden State. The event takes place beginning with a 6:00pm social hour at […]

Bankruptcy for Stockton and Vallejo California…AGAIN!

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Stockton and Vallejo California, two middling cities already famous for their respective municipal bankruptcy via mismanagement and out-of-control public pension costs, have predictably reached the pinnacle of failure yet again. And we didn’t have to wait long to see it happen. As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s Deja vu all over again!”

California’s new miniimum wage law will be a job killer

California will have the nation’s highest minimum wage — $10 per hour — when, as expected, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signs a bill that the state legislature sent to him on Thursday, September 12. The $10 per hour wage will begin in January 2016. California’s current minimum wage is $8.00 per hour. The federal […]

Tesla Model S outsells Buick, Lincoln, Porsche in California

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An article in Slate reports that June sales Tesla Motors (Palo Alto, CA) Model S Electric Car manufactured in Fremont, CA, outsold Buick, Lincoln, Porsche, Volvo, and Cadillac—and far outsold Jaguar and Land Rover combined. On a year-to-date basis, through June, Tesla has sold more vehicles in California than Land Rover, Jaguar, Lincoln, Volvo, or […]