Category: California

Diablo Canyon Closure Has a Crony Problem

Diablo Canyon Closure Has a Crony Problem

“Diablo Canyon produces twice as much power as all of California’s solar panels, 24 percent more than all of its wind, and 40 times more than its largest solar farm. Also, Diablo Canyon provides power to 3 million Californians on a patch of land the size of three football fields. Achieving the equivalent from a […]

Fraudulent Confirmation Hearing for ALRB’s Genevieve Shiroma

Fraudulent Confirmation Hearing for ALRB’s Genevieve Shiroma

The ALRB has spent $10 million to deprive Gerawan workers of their voting rights on whether or not to decertify a union that claims to represent them. The workers voted in an ALRB-supervised election in 2013, and ALRB has refused to count their ballots. How confident should Senators be when a governor’s appointee to the state Ag […]

CA Democrats Use Orlando Massacre To Pass More Gun Control Legislation

CA Democrats Use Orlando Massacre To Pass More Gun Control Legislation

“The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote means more today than ever. Using the Orlando massacre as an excuse to pass more gun control bills, California lawmakers wasted no time, and spared no arrogance in […]

Govt. Created Energy Blackouts Coming to a City Near You

Govt. Created Energy Blackouts Coming to a City Near You

  Most countries around the world think that it’s a good thing to have cheap energy. But in California, we have plenty of cheap energy available, just not the political will to access it. California depends on natural gas-driven turbines and hydroelectric generators to provide just 38 percent of its oil needs. The state imports 12 […]

California Autocrats Accelerate State Gun Grab

California Autocrats Accelerate State Gun Grab

The California Senate just passed 11 anti-gun, and quite possibly anti-constitution bills, which will likely be tied up in court for a very long time. The bills were rushed through by Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, infamous for his bill to paint all BB guns bright colors so they wouldn’t be mistaken […]

The Artificial Outrage of Paid Protestors and Rent-A-Mobs

The Artificial Outrage of Paid Protestors and Rent-A-Mobs

Every day on the news there are stories of well-organized protests. I report from the California State Capitol which almost daily is ground zero for some group protesting a grievance.  As a political journalist, I am skeptical of most protests. It does not matter if the protestors are wearing hard hats and orange vests and stand all day in front of an office building under  construction, or a prominent restaurant feigning outrage showcasing a giant inflatable rat to passersby. Professional […]

California’s Shadow Water Conservation Government

California’s Shadow Water Conservation Government

Droughts are naturally occurring; water shortages are government-created and political. A proposed California ballot measure titled “Water Priorities for All,” would shift bond money earmarked for California’s bullet train and use it instead to build new dams and enlarge existing dams. Gerald Meral The initiative would also amend the State Constitution to include language prioritizing […]

Grimes Wins Press Credential Appeal Against Capitol Media and Legislature

Grimes Wins Press Credential Appeal Against Capitol Media and Legislature

Freedom of the press protects the right to obtain and publish information or opinions without government censorship or fear of punishment, whether or not government finds the material offensive, or disagrees with it. Free speech enables people to obtain information from a diversity of sources, make decisions, and communicate those decisions to the government. Recently […]

Ag Labor Board Orders Employees’ Ballots Destroyed To Silences Farm Workers

Ag Labor Board Orders Employees’ Ballots Destroyed To Silences Farm Workers

Union support along with compulsory employee fees, are lifeblood to the Democratic Party. Friday April 15, 2016 the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board voted to set aside the November 5, 2013 decertification election petitioned by the farm employees at Gerawan Farming, and allow the ALRB to destroy the Gerawan employees’ ballots. ALRB Administrative Law Judge […]

Why Can’t California Farmers Get the Water They Need?

Why Can’t California Farmers Get the Water They Need?

Part ll – California’s Political Water Wars Heating Up. Part l is HERE. Despite some nice rainfall this year, the more than two dozen State Water Contractors throughout the state have been told to expect 45 percent water allocations. A recent Daily Democrat article said 100 percent water supply is probably not even possible for many areas, and estimated that 60-70 percent […]