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Brown needn’t have worried about Washington Post’s bullet-train story

Brown needn’t have worried about Washington Post’s bullet-train story

By Chris Reed . The most interesting part of the Sacramento Bee story Friday about Gov. Jerry Brown releasing 113 pages of emails from his private account was his apparent anxiety over what a Washington Post story had to say about the state’s bullet-train project. At 10:16 p.m. Jan. 5, ailment Brown sent out a […]

Why “June gloom” is now less common in Socal

Why “June gloom” is now less common in Socal

by Chris Reed   Foggy conditions from late spring to late summer used to be so common in coastal Southern California that they had their own sobriquet: “June gloom.” Fog-related traffic accidents and deaths were fairly common on the Pacific Coast Highway. The weather phenomenon wasn’t strictly along the coast. Dodgers Stadium, case 16 miles […]

Anti-GMO group can’t get labeling bill introduced

Anti-GMO group can’t get labeling bill introduced

by Chris Reed . The perception that California is a world leader in far-reaching environmental laws has never been true when it comes to GMOs — genetically modified organisms, for sale usually crops that have been altered and the food products they end up in. Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com The European Union has […]

CA initiative reform: Lawmakers ignore the elephant in the room

CA initiative reform: Lawmakers ignore the elephant in the room

By Chris Reed . Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on initiative reforms that take effect today.After more than a century in California’s political spotlight, the state’s initiative process will be getting a major revise next year. Even more surprising, both Democrats and Republicans in the famously partisan Legislature […]