With cries of “Si Se Puede!” ringing in their ears from SEIU public union governmental workers masquerading as United Farmworkers union members, California’s legislative leadership and party-line voting loyalists in the Assembly yesterday pushed through a repapered farmworker overtime bill just a day before the Wall Street Journal published its article, “Food Price Deflation Cheers Consumers, Hurts […]
What if Silicon Valley venture capitalists’ understanding of Elon Musk failed to recognize the real genius behind his Tesla Motors and SolarCity ventures? Wall Street, tech analysts and venture capitalists continually mischaracterize these ventures as automotive and solar companies. All three are victims of their own elevator-speech mentality, the quirk of requiring startup entrepreneurs to hone […]
California’s Democratic leadership — from Gov. Jerry Brown to the majority-party-controlled Legislature — has a vision for California that, if implemented, would modify the character and historical role of California’s Central Valley. The Central Valley, stretching from Red Bluff on the Sacramento River to Bakersfield in the south, is a century-old cornucopia of agricultural bounty. It […]
For quite some time, there’s been a little debate going on in California over the true numbers describing how much water is used in the Golden State for urban dwellers, businesses and industry compared to farms, the environment and other activities. This argument is a bit strange, since the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) publishes its detailed analyses of […]
Recently, journalist Katy Grimes and others pulled back the covers to reveal a shadowy, quasi-governmental non-profit group that has been responsible for numerous California bond measures, showing that has been a secret major influencer of the state’s public water policy and a raider on the public purse. Her report describes how the group and its associates regularly benefit from a […]
For many outside of California — both in the West and throughout the nation — the once-Golden State passed the point of self-inflicted dysfunction some time back and has evolved further into a chaffing irritation worthy of close attention.
Environmental objections to new dam construction in California may be a primary reason why endangered winter-run Chinook salmon and other threatened fish go extinct.
“This is not a dialogue, but only one side of a dialogue. I state; you, if you wish, refute.” — John Fowles, The Aristos, 1970 This space is a freeform soapbox on which to stand, observe and speak out against or for events and actions taking place in our world. It’s a much different surrounding than […]