Category: California Living

I Can Thank the U.S. Supreme Court for That Extra $8.37 I’ll Get in My Paycheck

I SUPPOSE I SHOULD offer up a big “thank you” to the United States Supreme Court. That’s because one of their decisions impacts me directly — to the tune of $8.37 per month. In the final decision of their 2017-2018 term, the court ruled “that teachers, police officers and other public employees cannot be forced to

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Another Stupid and Forgettable Trend From California — Splitting It Into 3 States

LOTS OF NEW IDEAS come out of California, and although some are revolutionary and game-changing, a lot of them are just stupid and dumb. This idea easily qualifies as one of the latter. Here it is, as reported by the Los Angeles Times: California’s 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent’s edge for

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Retiring in Your 30s? It’s Just Another Bad Idea Coming Out of Silicon Valley

THE GENERAL CONSENSUS has been that it’s hard to find highly skilled job candidates. But what if a number of the best and the brightest decide they just want to stop being the best and brightest and retire while still in their 30s? This is the latest big idea coming out of California’s Silicon Valley, a

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The “Sanctuary State” Pushback Ratchets Up a Notch as Orange County Jumps In

IT TOOK A WHILE, but I finally have some faith in some of our elected officials. I’ve been pretty blunt in my criticism of them, particularly the State Legislature. We send them to Sacramento to solve the many problems the less-than-Golden State is facing, only to find that once they get there they waste time

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One Brave Little California City Doesn’t Want to Live in a “Sanctuary State” Either

IT LOOKS LIKE I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to live in a sanctuary state. Last October, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that designated California as a so-called “sanctuary state,” I wrote a long blog post here — titled Dear California Legislature: What if I Don’t Want to Live in

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Surfing as Our “Official” State Sport: Is That What We Send People to Sacramento For?

HERE’S ALL YOU NEED to know about what’s wrong with California: There are actually state legislators who seems to think that designating surfing as the state “sport” is what voters sent them to Sacramento for. Raise your hand if you wonder, as I do, “Why do we put up with this nonsense from the idiots

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Dear California Legislature: What If I Don’t Want to Live in a “Sanctuary State?”

I CAN”T STAND the thought that the State of California, where I have spent most of my life living, working, and raising a family, is now a “sanctuary state.” This week, Governor Jerry Brown “signed landmark “sanctuary state” legislation, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of

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WTF! My Local News Was Hijacked by a Stupid Car Chase — Again!

LAST FRIDAY, my local late night newscast got hijacked by a car chase — again. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a little background: If you like local news, you have a lot of options when you live in Southern California. During the work week, once you get past the dinner

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Don’t Forget That Clueless Management Never Goes Out of Style

IT’S LATE SUMMER, everybody out here in the People’s Republic of California seem to be on vacation, and Labor Day is still a couple of weeks away. So, it’s time for some old school clueless management from the good people over at Tronc. Don’t know what “Tronc” is? I’d be surprised if you did, but

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