Posted Apr. 27, 2013, 8:47 am
Normally, it's uncomfortable at best to hear a federal judge -- let alone a panel of three such jurists -- thunder criticism atone from the bench.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 7:58 am
No one is seriously suggesting that California will soon become another Cyprus, the Greek-speaking Mediterranean island nation whose economic bailout plan includes dunning holders of “large” bank accounts as much as half their holdings and freezing the rest.
Posted Mar. 30, 2013, 6:00 am
One reason Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 tax increases passed so handily last fall was that many voters became convinced that if they didn’t say yes to the new levies, the sky would fall.
Posted Mar. 14, 2013, 8:47 am
Transport back in time to the 1930s just an hour northeast from Santa Monica on board a vintage passenger train that travels through century old citrus and avocado groves in the beautiful Heritage Valley.
Posted Mar. 2, 2013, 8:39 am
Gov. Jerry Brown has never described it quite this way, but the essence of what he wants to do with many of the new tax dollars from last fall’s Proposition 30 is finish the job begun in 1971 by the Serrano v. Priest decision of the California Supreme Court.
Posted Feb. 14, 2013, 7:57 am
Mammoth Mountain. It’s one of California’s best-known snow resorts. And it’s not as far away as you may think. Every time I begin to plan a weekend trip away, I mostly search for destinations I can reach on a single tank of gas.
Posted Feb. 2, 2013, 6:00 am
The old saw tells us that billionaires didn’t get rich by giving away money. But what about paying their fair share?
Posted Dec. 22, 2012, 12:55 am
Calls for change by the Republican Party – especially its California branch – came from all sides in the days immediately following President Obama’s reelection last fall.
Posted Dec. 8, 2012, 1:04 am
No law annoys California developers more than the California Environmental Quality Act and they figure to win at least some changes to its strict 42-year-old rules next year. They almost sneaked through a major softening of the state’s premier environmental law last September in the waning moments of the last legislative session, but were forced to back off in the face of heavy objections to softening the law without any public hearings at all.
Posted Dec. 1, 2012, 1:03 am
Anyone who thought manipulation of California energy prices ended with the criminal penalties assessed against executives of companies like Enron and Williams Energy after the state’s 2000-2001 electricity crunch turns out to have been hopelessly naïve.
Posted Apr. 29, 2012, 2:16 am
Do the Democrats who dominate the state Legislature side with a governor of their own party or do they go the way of their colleague Republicans, w...
Posted Jul. 21, 2011, 6:14 am
A local state senator has called for an investigation of lead-blood levels and air pollution at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in light of a study, par...
Posted Jun. 25, 2011, 3:22 am
On June 10, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission released their proposal for drawing new district maps for congress, the state senate a...
Posted Jan. 11, 2011, 5:51 am
As part of proposed state budget cuts, newly elected California Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed to eliminate redevelopment agencies statewide. The Ci...
Posted Dec. 22, 2010, 12:01 am
Santa Monica Police reopened the California incline this morning, after closing it last night from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m this morning for fears of mudsl...
Posted Dec. 21, 2010, 10:27 am
Santa Monica Police will be closing down the California Incline this evening due to weather. Along with the rest of Southern California, Sa...
Posted Sep. 1, 2010, 12:54 am
California lawmakers rejected a bill aiming to ban plastic shopping bags in the final hour of the legislative session, after a bitter debate and mi...