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Are Europe’s Energy Problems A Preview of Things to Come in California?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of climate bills that supercharge the rush to renewable energy, much of Europe was preparing for a winter shivering in the dark. Why does California think that the problems created by a reckless commitment to green energy elsewhere will bypass this state?   …

Agriculture

Life Is Too Short To Drink Subsidized Wine

Can the quality of California wine taste better than it already does? Apparently there’s a way to grow grapes that will do just that.   A farming experiment at ​​Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles has produced grapes that, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, are “noticeably tastier” than grapes from …

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First thing we do, let’s retrain all the planners

As a group of rebels bantered about the possibilities of an England with a new king in William Shakespeare’s “Henry The VI,” Dick the Butcher suggests “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Though the (likely sarcastic) comment resonates with many, we need to keep lawyers around. …

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Tax The Rich To Pay For The EV Scam

On the ballot this fall is a measure that, if passed, would hike taxes on California’s richest residents to fund electric vehicle and charging station subsidies. Gov. Gavin Newsom doesn’t like it, calling it “​​one company’s cynical scheme to grab a huge taxpayer subsidy.” He’s referring to Lyft, the top …

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California’s Continued War on Plastics is just Political Grandstanding

In a little more than a half century, we have gone from plastics being the future (yes, it was just a movie, but that doesn’t invalidate the point) to, at least in California, plastics being declared a contaminant that must be eliminated. While this state’s war on plastics makes for …

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Get Out Of Jail Free Is Not Just A Monopoly Card

Almost two years ago, California voters rejected Proposition 25 by a large margin, telling lawmakers in unmistakable terms they were not in favor of Senate Bill 10, which replaced cash bail with risk assessments – low, medium and high – for suspects awaiting trial. Ending cash bail was supposed to …

California

Newsom Dives In The Deep End

Gov. Gavin Newsom has unwrapped a long-overdue plan to quench California’s perpetual thirst. While a bit late and slightly off the mark, his $8 billion Water Supply Strategy is a welcomed development in a state that really needs one. The governor called it “an aggressive plan to rebuild the way …

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Newsom End of Session Climate Rush Deserves Hard Look from Legislature

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to be sure that as many people as possible know that “we will be the first jurisdiction in the world to require all new cars to be sold to be alternative fuel cars,” following a bureaucratic decision to follow his executive order. But done, he …

California

Californians About to Be Served Restaurant Closures With a Side of Higher Prices

A bill that would forever change the restaurant industry is being sharpened in anticipation of a vote in Sacramento. Should it become law, it would likely increase food prices through a de facto tax on meals. In an era of steep inflation, low- and middle-income families might find themselves a …

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Now That’s What We Call Recycling

Californians are almost uniformly careful to place their used consumer goods and packaging in the correct bins for the environment’s sake. Recycling is a Golden State way of life, and to some not far from being a religion. Let’s call this micro-recycling, and despite its popularity, it is purely garbage, …

Blackouts

Are Europe’s Energy Problems A Preview of Things to Come in California?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of climate bills that supercharge the rush to renewable energy, much of Europe was preparing for a winter shivering in the dark. Why does California think that the problems created by a reckless commitment to green energy elsewhere will bypass this state?   …

Agriculture

Life Is Too Short To Drink Subsidized Wine

Can the quality of California wine taste better than it already does? Apparently there’s a way to grow grapes that will do just that.   A farming experiment at ​​Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles has produced grapes that, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, are “noticeably tastier” than grapes from …

Blog

First thing we do, let’s retrain all the planners

As a group of rebels bantered about the possibilities of an England with a new king in William Shakespeare’s “Henry The VI,” Dick the Butcher suggests “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Though the (likely sarcastic) comment resonates with many, we need to keep lawyers around. …

Blog

Tax The Rich To Pay For The EV Scam

On the ballot this fall is a measure that, if passed, would hike taxes on California’s richest residents to fund electric vehicle and charging station subsidies. Gov. Gavin Newsom doesn’t like it, calling it “​​one company’s cynical scheme to grab a huge taxpayer subsidy.” He’s referring to Lyft, the top …

Blog

California’s Continued War on Plastics is just Political Grandstanding

In a little more than a half century, we have gone from plastics being the future (yes, it was just a movie, but that doesn’t invalidate the point) to, at least in California, plastics being declared a contaminant that must be eliminated. While this state’s war on plastics makes for …

Blog

Get Out Of Jail Free Is Not Just A Monopoly Card

Almost two years ago, California voters rejected Proposition 25 by a large margin, telling lawmakers in unmistakable terms they were not in favor of Senate Bill 10, which replaced cash bail with risk assessments – low, medium and high – for suspects awaiting trial. Ending cash bail was supposed to …

California

Newsom Dives In The Deep End

Gov. Gavin Newsom has unwrapped a long-overdue plan to quench California’s perpetual thirst. While a bit late and slightly off the mark, his $8 billion Water Supply Strategy is a welcomed development in a state that really needs one. The governor called it “an aggressive plan to rebuild the way …

Blog

Newsom End of Session Climate Rush Deserves Hard Look from Legislature

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to be sure that as many people as possible know that “we will be the first jurisdiction in the world to require all new cars to be sold to be alternative fuel cars,” following a bureaucratic decision to follow his executive order. But done, he …

California

Californians About to Be Served Restaurant Closures With a Side of Higher Prices

A bill that would forever change the restaurant industry is being sharpened in anticipation of a vote in Sacramento. Should it become law, it would likely increase food prices through a de facto tax on meals. In an era of steep inflation, low- and middle-income families might find themselves a …

Blog

Now That’s What We Call Recycling

Californians are almost uniformly careful to place their used consumer goods and packaging in the correct bins for the environment’s sake. Recycling is a Golden State way of life, and to some not far from being a religion. Let’s call this micro-recycling, and despite its popularity, it is purely garbage, …

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