Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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Saving for a rainy day

BY JEFF BLISS We have become 99 percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed... (Continue reading)

Small-business bankruptcies rise 81 percent

More grim economic news for the Golden State: The L.A. Times reports that small-business bankruptcies in California are up 81 percent for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, compared with the previous year. That compares to 44 percent for filings... (Continue reading)

A constitutional convention?

Next November’s ballot could be brimming with various propositions. There’s already talk of voters being asked to decide legalization of marijuana and gay marriage. Now add a possible call for a statewide constitutional convention in Sacramento to the growing list.... (Continue reading)

Charles Lynch Federal Medical Marijuana Prosecution Story

"Charles C. Lynch is the former owner and managing Caregiver for Central Coast Compassionate Caregivers in Morro Bay. The dispensary opened on April 1 2006 with the blessing of the city and even joined the Chamber of Commerce. The Dispensary... (Continue reading)

Expect court delays due to budget woes

California budget woes are likely to be felt throughout the state trial court system, threatening hundreds of legal jobs and bringing the judicial process to a crawl. Cash-strapped Sacramento cut almost $400 million from the judicial budget and California courts... (Continue reading)

State population growth slows

People still might be migrating West, but not necessarily to the Golden State. California’s population grew less than 1 percent in 2008, the slowest growth rate in more than a decade. The minimal growth barely kept up with the number... (Continue reading)

Arnold’s approval hits new low

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s approval rating as governor has dropped to a new low, according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. [Los Angeles Times] Voters, concerned by the economy and the state’s dismal finances, give the governor poor... (Continue reading)

Unequal pay for equal work continues

New U.S. Department of Labor statistics report that women in California who were full-time wage and salary workers had median weekly incomes of $738, or 87 percent of the $852 median for their male counterparts in 2008. Nationwide, women earned... (Continue reading)

Binge drinking shoots up among California teens

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting a disturbing trend: After dropping for decades, binge drinking among California teens is suddenly increasing at an alarming rate. Hard liquor has replaced beer as the alcohol that teens reach for, and vodka... (Continue reading)

Condors in Flight-Big Sur (Director’s cut)

California condors, the largest flying bird in North America, were close to extinction in the 80s with less than 25 left in the wild. Today there are believed to be more than 160 of these unusual birds living along the... (Continue reading)



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