Too many of the survivors of Paradise,California, have found a refuge of last resort in the WalMart parking lot in Chico,California.The people of Chico and others have come to help. But where (a week later) is California Emergency Services, the National Guard and others who we expect to render aid, ShELTER before the first rain
Until 1966, California had a part-time legislature. Honestly, are we better off today?
About 250,000 Californians remain out of their homes in the fire areas. More than 30,000 people have lost their homes. Pets and wildlife are also at risk. Relief organizations are raising funds to help both man and beast. Please make a contribution to your favorite non-governmental organization (NGO) today.
I promised at the end of last Sunday's show there are some surprises this week. But most are not the surprises we expected or wanted. And in The Numbers This Week: 29 known dead, close to 200,000 acres burnt/burning in California, whole towns are gone 12 Dead at Borderline Bar and Grill. This time it
I am puzzled by California voter behavior. They voted YES on selling bonds to build low income housing. Then voted NO on selling bonds to shore up the California Water Project that supplies water to the proposed houses as well as the farm fields that feed the families who live there. That's what happens when
Let's talk about the California November Election Ballot. It took two hours of radio time to review all 11 Propositions and the major constitutional offices. That's why I am linking these two podcasts together -- Here are a couple of hints: Yes on Proposition 6 No on Proposition 8 A vote for John Cox sends
Memorial Day Weekend --- In between the Nordstrom half yearly sale, the BottleRock Festival in Napa, Warriors basketball, and backyard barbeques – take a moment to stop and reflex on what the singular purpose of Memorial Day. To honor those who gave their last full measure of devotion, their lives in service to the flag
In the News This Week Las Vegas – Why, you ask? Do you know what your State Legislator has been up to lately? If I told you opening the door to the possible parole of Charlie Manson you’d say I was crazy but stay tuned. I’m not! It is, however, an argument in favor of a part-time legislature!
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It is the job of the media to inform the electorate not to inflame or manipulate it. America needs a free, independent, unbiased press corps more today than ever before. If we can't trust our politicians – then we must be able to trust our press to be the ever vigilant guardians of our freedom. American democracy doesn't work without an inquiring press.