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This May Be the Year Prop. 13 Intent is Restored

January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018

By Tom Elias Any time traveler revisiting the California of 1978 would have an easy time understanding why Proposition 13...

Fire Ruling Has Huge Effect on Utilities

January 2, 2018

January 2, 2018

By Tom Elias Under intense political pressure at the same time bone-dry Santa Ana and Sundowner winds propelled unchecked wildfires...

Tax “Reforms” Could Hit Housing, Wider Economy

December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017

By Tom Elias It’s already well established that the tax “reforms” now being hashed out in secret by a joint...

Now We’ll See What Transparency Can Do

December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017

By Tom Elias California will be exploring new ground as the impending election year builds to its climax in early...

Will Top Two ‘Jungle Primary’ Aid Feinstein?

December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017

By Tom Elias   Strong irony is in the air as California heads into the hot political year of 2018,...

Trump and Hate Crimes: Big Rise Likely Only the Start

December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017

By Tom Elias Hate crimes are on the rise in California and there are strong hints the increase stems in...

No Punishment for Corruption Under Brown

December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017

By Tom Elias   On the day Gov. Jerry Brown returned to his office after 12 days wandering around Europe...

CSU Graduates More, Hopes to Maintain Degrees’ Value

November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017

By Tom Elias Every economic forecast shows California needs more college graduates. About 35 percent more than today’s total by...

Manson Dead; His ‘Family’ and it’s Like Should Never Be Freed

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017

By Tom Elias Charles Manson is dead and the timing is definitely appropriate. The most notorious inmate in the California...

Brown Still Helping Developers Evade CEQA

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017

By Tom Elias   “I’ve never seen a CEQA exemption I don’t like.” – Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown made that...