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11.27.2013

Thirty Five Years Ago On November 27…

Angered that he wasn’t to be reappointed to the Board of Supervisors slot he resigned from on November 10, Dan White enters San Francisco City Hall at 10:30 a.m. through a basement window.

Mayor George Moscone agrees to meet with White after a meeting with Assemblyman Willie Brown concludes. Brown leaves.    Read more »

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11.25.2013
While Visions of Surpluses Dance In Lawmakers’ Heads…

While Visions of Surpluses Dance In Lawmakers’ Heads…

Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor Outlines the Best Fiscal Forecast in a Decade    Read more »

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11.25.2013

Memo to California Employers

“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire you look for three qualities: Integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.

“You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without the first, you really want them to be dumb and lazy.”

— Warren Buffett

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11.19.2013

A Great Day for Nothing

Very Little is Happening at the Capitol — A Perfect Time for Big-Picture Thinking 

By Greg Lucas, Sacramento News & Review, November 14, 2013 — Compared to the root-hog, bloodlust craziness of the death throes of the legislative session, the White Sepulcher is currently living up to its name. It’s quiet.    Read more »

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11.13.2013
Not a Californian But We Owe Her So Much…

Not a Californian But We Owe Her So Much…

Dr. Ruth Benerito, who died at 97 in October, held 55 patents and is credited with creating permanent press cotton.    Read more »

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11.05.2013

After The Money’s Gone…

In its assessment of California’s budget for the current fiscal year, which began July 1, the Legislative Analyst says this about state highway spending: 

“Proposition 1B, a ballot measure approved by voters in November 2006, authorized the issuance of $20 billion in general obligations bonds for state and local transportation improvements….    Read more »

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11.05.2013
Jerry Brown’s “Sexy” GOP Competition in 2014

Jerry Brown’s “Sexy” GOP Competition in 2014

Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Hesperia, candidate for governor, on the sexiness of doing business in California versus that of his wife, Rowena    Read more »

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