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Crime in California and the Left/Right Divide

Writing for the LA Times recently, columnist Anita Chabria calls Kern, Merced, and Tulare counties “Trump’s California” and describes Kern as first amongst the “the locales where your chance of being murdered is greatest.”  Merced and Tulare round out the top three.  She then contrasts them and their conservative district …

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America’s Homeless Capital

According to USA by Numbers the center of homelessness in America isn’t New York, or Los Angeles, or even San Francisco.    It is relatively small Santa Cruz, California.

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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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Prop 29 Isn’t Kidney-ing Around

During the pandemic, suddenly everyone became armchair medical experts – much to the chagrin of actual epidemiologists. We soon learned the dangers of politicizing health issues.   But on this year’s ballot, California voters will have to become armchair medical experts when they vote on Proposition 29, who will be …

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OC Rescue Mission: How a Private Charity is Turning Around Lives More Effectively Than Government

Watch video tour of the Orange County Rescue Mission and interview with president Jim Palmer to learn how the private charity is turning lives around more effectively than traditional government homeless programs.

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Union power makes urban reform nearly impossible

It’s well known that private-sector unions imposed higher costs and competitive disadvantages on companies that remained in cities. In a 2010 Cato Journal article, Stephen J. K. Walters explained that unions sparked their transformation “from engines of prosperity into areas afflicted by economic stagnation, chronic poverty, and all the social …

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Paul Cho – LifeArk’s Innovative Concept to House the Homeless

Our guest this week is Paul Cho, CFO of LifeArk, an organization that has designed rotationally molded houses for the homeless.

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Fast-food Restaurants’ Future Now in the Hands of California Voters

The controversial fast-food labor law, AB 257, was signed into a law just last week by Governor Newsom. AB 257, also known as the Fast Recovery Act, will see a new government-appointed body set industry standards on wages and working hours among other things for fast-food workers in California. However, …

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Gascón Abandons Victims

Marsalee Ann Nichols, a UC Santa Barbara undergrad, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 1983.  One week after her murder, the suspect, Kerry Michael Conley made bail and confronted Marsy’s mother while she was shopping in a grocery store.  Their encounter was not a coincidence but was planned by Conley. …

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No Need to ‘Follow These Developments” – California’s Energy Mandates Hurt Working Class

In the latest sign that California is the “de-facto think tank” for the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made headlines this weekend when, speaking about California’s push to ban gas powered cars by 2035, he told Fox 11 in Los Angeles that “it is interesting to see how the …

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Crime in California and the Left/Right Divide

Writing for the LA Times recently, columnist Anita Chabria calls Kern, Merced, and Tulare counties “Trump’s California” and describes Kern as first amongst the “the locales where your chance of being murdered is greatest.”  Merced and Tulare round out the top three.  She then contrasts them and their conservative district …

Blog

America’s Homeless Capital

According to USA by Numbers the center of homelessness in America isn’t New York, or Los Angeles, or even San Francisco.    It is relatively small Santa Cruz, California.

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

Prop 29 Isn’t Kidney-ing Around

During the pandemic, suddenly everyone became armchair medical experts – much to the chagrin of actual epidemiologists. We soon learned the dangers of politicizing health issues.   But on this year’s ballot, California voters will have to become armchair medical experts when they vote on Proposition 29, who will be …

California

OC Rescue Mission: How a Private Charity is Turning Around Lives More Effectively Than Government

Watch video tour of the Orange County Rescue Mission and interview with president Jim Palmer to learn how the private charity is turning lives around more effectively than traditional government homeless programs.

Blog

Union power makes urban reform nearly impossible

It’s well known that private-sector unions imposed higher costs and competitive disadvantages on companies that remained in cities. In a 2010 Cato Journal article, Stephen J. K. Walters explained that unions sparked their transformation “from engines of prosperity into areas afflicted by economic stagnation, chronic poverty, and all the social …

California

Paul Cho – LifeArk’s Innovative Concept to House the Homeless

Our guest this week is Paul Cho, CFO of LifeArk, an organization that has designed rotationally molded houses for the homeless.

Blog

Fast-food Restaurants’ Future Now in the Hands of California Voters

The controversial fast-food labor law, AB 257, was signed into a law just last week by Governor Newsom. AB 257, also known as the Fast Recovery Act, will see a new government-appointed body set industry standards on wages and working hours among other things for fast-food workers in California. However, …

Blog

Gascón Abandons Victims

Marsalee Ann Nichols, a UC Santa Barbara undergrad, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 1983.  One week after her murder, the suspect, Kerry Michael Conley made bail and confronted Marsy’s mother while she was shopping in a grocery store.  Their encounter was not a coincidence but was planned by Conley. …

Blog

No Need to ‘Follow These Developments” – California’s Energy Mandates Hurt Working Class

In the latest sign that California is the “de-facto think tank” for the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made headlines this weekend when, speaking about California’s push to ban gas powered cars by 2035, he told Fox 11 in Los Angeles that “it is interesting to see how the …

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