As the third year of a record-breaking drought bore down in 2014, California’s citizens suffering under mandatory water rationing and rising water bills watched as the midterm general election neared. California’s airwaves and cable channels broadcast non-stop advertisements directly from Governor Jerry Brown, some environmental groups, urban water agencies, and some farm operators. All promoted […]
Sometimes it takes eyes on the ground at the scene of the crime to describe things clearly. Rory Crowley, an occasional columnist for the tiny Chico Enterprise-Record and farmer, is just such a witness. Crowley penned a piece on March 1 that deserves recognition for its clarity of thought and ability to say — in […]
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 […]
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.