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State’s growth premium over US shrinking

State’s growth premium over US shrinking

CERF forecast: Probability of significant reform is low The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting will release its 2017 First Quarter California and United States Forecast on Thursday, March 23. It will be available to media at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 22. Highlights: Our forecast maintains that the state’s economy will expand […]

SpaceX returns stem cells from orbit

SpaceX returns stem cells from orbit

By James Poulos Amid ongoing controversy over the economic impact of California’s thick regulatory environment, its leading space pioneers continued to notch new successes, underscoring the potential value of orbital and interplanetary technology to more earthbound challenges and opportunities. Off the Pacific coast, a SpaceX capsule successfully returned to Elon Musk’s company cutting-edge research samples developed […]

California pending home sales dial back, marking weakest February in three years, C.A.R. reports

California pending home sales dial back, marking weakest February in three years, C.A.R. reports

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — After a solid start to the year in closed escrow sales, low housing inventory, eroding affordability, and rising interest rates mildly pulled back pending sales on a year-over-year basis in February, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® (C.A.R.) said today. In line with seasonal patterns, REALTORS® responding to […]

California Lawmakers Look to Punish Companies That Work on Trump’s Border Wall

California Lawmakers Look to Punish Companies That Work on Trump’s Border Wall

Companies that contract to build President Donald’s Trump’s proposed border wall might soon have a tough time doing business in California, if state and municipal lawmakers have their way. Legislators in the statehouse and several major cities have proposed laws that would prohibit their governments from hiring firms that have done work on the wall, […]

Earthquakes Could Cause California To Sink Below Sea Level

Earthquakes Could Cause California To Sink Below Sea Level

Add “sinking below sea level” to California’s list of natural disaster worries. Portions of the Golden State could be at risk of abruptly dropping into the sea during a severe earthquake like the “Big One” scientists have been predicting for years, according to a study published Monday. By assessing seismic activity, scientists have estimated in […]

GOP2 Reflections on the GOP Convention by Richard Eber

GOP2 Reflections on the GOP Convention by Richard Eber

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Wandering around the Republican Convention as a reporter was a new experience for me. Having been a decline to state voter since Bush Jr’s second term, I was expecting with Donald Trump’s victory last fall, this place would be a hot bed of political activism. […]

How does Los Angeles gets its water?

How does Los Angeles gets its water?

From hundreds of miles away, mostly. South Coast Air Quality Management District Los Angeles A thirsty city. More people live in the sunbaked cities of Los Angeles County than the local water supply can support. Millions more. What’s a parched metropolis that’s long ago outgrown its groundwater canteens to do? Steal what it needs from […]

The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

  Senate Bill 54 passed the Appropriations Committee hearing last week with a 5-2 vote, and despite amendmends, it continues to shield deportable rapist and child molesters serving as felons in our prisons. Last week the San Diego Union Tribune published my op-ed titled ‘Sanctuary state bill protects felons from being deported’  and the East County Californian did […]

California governor heads to Washington as Trump, GOP offer plans with big consequences for state

California governor heads to Washington as Trump, GOP offer plans with big consequences for state

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to Washington next week amid increasing discussion of how proposals offered by President Donald Trump and congressional leaders will affect the state. The governor’s four-day trip, which begins Monday, will be his first in-person effort to get a closer look at a variety of efforts by GOP leaders […]

Senator Joe Anderson puts cards on table against SB-54

Senator Joe Anderson puts cards on table against SB-54

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Joel Anderson Rep. (San Diego) is not your typical Sacramento politician who talks through both sides of his mouth trying to please everyone.  The outspoken Anderson does not mince words nor concern himself with making his views more PC for the “progressives”  types who dominate […]

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