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10.30.2013

How California Bills Itself to Investors

CALIFORNIA ECONOMY BY THE NUMBERS 

1. LEADING JOB CREATION 

As of October 2013, California is the Number Two job-creating state with 223,900 new jobs added during the last year and 826,500 new jobs created since the recovery began in February 2010. 

2. LONGEST STREAK OF PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH 

California employers have added jobs for 26 straight months, the longest streak in the nation.     Read more »

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10.29.2013

California’s Drone Applicants

So far, five California entities — three of them institutions of higher learning — have asked permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones when federal law allows it almost two years from now.

The FAA predicts there could be as many as 30,000 drones in American skies by 2020.    Read more »

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10.24.2013

“Can’t Buy Me Love”

“Money, to some extent, sometimes lets you be in more interesting environments. But it  can’t change how many people love you and how healthy you are.”

— Warren Buffett    Read more »

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10.23.2013

Elvis May Have Left The Building But…

 

The Democratic govenor is heading to Washington D.C. to give a speech at a conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Center for American Progress. Elvis likely would be heading to Memphis, a garage full of Cadillacs and other diversions. 

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10.22.2013

A Generation Defined — California’s First Drive-In Opens

On October 22, 1948, newlyweds Harry and Esther Snyder opened the first In-N-Out burger stand. Demolished during construction of the Interstate 10 freeway, the stand was California’s first drive-thru restaurant.

The Baldwin Park site at Garvey and Francisquito — across the street from Harry Snyder’s childhood home — was barely 10 feet square.    Read more »

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10.21.2013

A Different Side of Jerry Brown Revealed at Memorial for Fresno Lawmaker

 On Saturday October 19, Gov. Jerry Brown attended a memorial in Fresno for former state senator and appellate justice George Zenovich.

The event, not listed on the Democratic governor’s public schedule, was supposed to begin at 11 a.m., shortly after Brown arrived. It didn’t conclude until nearly 2:30 p.m.

Jerry Brown at a memorial for Fresno lawmaker George Zenovich.    Read more »

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10.21.2013
George Zenovich 1922 – 2013

George Zenovich 1922 – 2013

 

Marina Zenovich is a documentary filmmaker best known for her 2008 effort, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. Her father, former California lawmaker and appellate justice Geroge Zenovich, died September 26 at 91. She created this tribtue for his October 19, 2013 memorial.    Read more »

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10.17.2013

Congress and the Feds Can Learn a Lot from California’s Debt Management

On debt, California’s responsibility—and The Skipper’s sage advice   By Greg Lucas

Sacramento News & Review, October 17 — A growing body of 21st-century philsophical thought recognizes that the 98 episodes of Gilligan’s Island ask and answer all the Big Questions.

So, amid this recent flurry of mouth-frothing and hand-wringing over debt, it should be no surprise The Skipper and Mary Ann slice straight to the bottom line.    Read more »

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10.17.2013

A Thought-Provoking Question…

 

 

Isn’t it hypocritical of someone to say “Oh my God” if they are an atheist?

 

 Click to see an atheist’s answer:

…And the middle ground approach:

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10.16.2013

An Icon Is Born — In The Back of a Real Estate Office in Los Feliz

Ninety years ago on October 16, 1923, brothers Walter Elias Disney and Roy Oliver Disney founded Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.

The studio was located in the rear of a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont Realty at 4651 Kingswell Ave. near Vermont Ave. in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles. Rent was $10.    Read more »

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