California

Record-High 60% of Californians Say They Pay Too Much Tax

Ahead of the April 15 tax deadline, a record-high 60% of Californians say that they pay “much more” or “somewhat more” in taxes than they should, according to a recent survey by the Public Policy…

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NRA aims social-media ad at Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee

Disgraced California state Sen. Leland Yee is the new poster boy in a social-media ad campaign released Thursday by the National Rifle Association.
The San Francisco Democrat, who is under pressure to resign after his…

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Ron Paul Endorses in Competitive California House Race

Former Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who sparked a libertarian movement that has rankled the GOP, has thrown his support behind a House candidate in California.
Paul endorsed former Capitol Hill aide Igor Birman…

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Oakland Airport Vendors Levy Health Benefits Surcharge

Travelers passing through the Oakland Airport may be in for a surprise when they get their meal or drink receipts – a surcharge for employees’ health benefits. The Oakland Airport authority decided to allow an…

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California parents astonished at superintendent’s salary: $663K

Parents of students in one California school district were astounded and outraged after learning the base salary of their district superintendent — $663,000 in 2013.
Jose Fernandez’s Centinela Valley Union High School District in Lawndale,…

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First ‘smart’ pistol hits shelves in California

The first so-called “smart gun” has hit the shelves at U.S. retail outlets, including one of the biggest firearms stores in California, according to the Washington Post.
The Smart System iP1, a .22-caliber pistol made…

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Federal court deals gun-grabbers a blow in San Diego concealed carry ruling

In a major victory for gun rights activists, a federal appeals panel in California has rejected a law in San Diego County that requires applicants for concealed carry permits to demonstrate “good cause” as to…

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Are Republicans Still Alive in California?

The remarkable victory by Kevin Faulconer in the special election for San Diego mayor on Tuesday–by a margin of nine points, far more than almost anyone had expected–raises questions about the state of the Republican…

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Obama’s help no help as Republican Kevin Faulconer wins San Diego mayoral race

President Obama’s endorsement didn’t help the Democratic candidate for mayor of San Diego as Republican Kevin Faulconer won a special election Tuesday to lead the nation’s eighth-largest city.
Mr. Faulconer, a city councilman, defeated Democratic…

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Rep. Adam Schiff says sniper attack on California electric station ‘of great concern’

Capitol Hill lawmakers said Sunday a planned sniper attack on a remote California power station was of grave concern, repeating similar responses about the strike and suggesting changes in the ways the United States protects…

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‘Six Californias’ plan difficult but doable, assessment shows

Splitting California into six states would be complicated and time-consuming but not impossible, according to a state analysis.
Tim Draper, the multimillionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist behind the proposal, said he was encouraged by the…

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CA: Dan Schnur makes a nonpartisan pitch

SACRAMENTO — Dan Schnur may represent a new trend and the embodiment of California political reform. Then again, he may be just another wannabe officeholder living in fantasy land.
Schnur, 50, a former Republican strategist…

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Longtime Rep. Henry Waxman to retire

Rep. Henry Waxman, California Democrat, will not seek re-election this year, becoming another member of a growing list of long-tenured congressmen who have recently announced their plans to call it quits.
Mr. Waxman, who is…

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