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!

A local newspaper headline announces bankruptcy in Stockton, California

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 […]

Low-income housing OK’d for all of Orinda, not just downtown

A law concerning the mandatory movement of low-income Californians into wealthier areas is cited in a report recently released in Orinda. On June 18, 2013, top Orinda officials released the report which describes mandated plans to create 118 low-income units in all parts of Orinda, not just in the downtown. As many as 538 new […]

California State Government run amok

I don’t like waiting in lines, apathy, stupidity, bad food, lousy wine, boring people, and a host of other stuff we must contend with in the course of our every day lives. Such preferences are on a personal level thus adjustments can be made to lower exposure to what can be termed as chumpism. Failures […]

Legislature grants California Obamacare Exchange Secrecy on Spending

California Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) says California law that created an agency to oversee national health care reforms granted it sweeping authority to conceal spending on the contractors that will perform most of its functions will meet California Constitutional requirements. Covered California plans to spend nearly $458 million on outside vendors by the end […]