Tag: California

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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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a Promise to Be a Better Blogger in 2018

DEAR PATIENT and loyal readers, I know there aren’t a lot of you out there just yet, but I rejoice in every one of you who is there and for your attention to this humble blog. Although I’m a veteran editor, writer, and media executive who knows how to meet a deadline, my efforts to

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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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Kicking Him When He’s Down: The Complicated Legacy of Hugh Hefner

NO MATTER HOW you felt about him, the death of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, who died last week at his famous mansion in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, was one of those passings that got a lot of people worked up. Since Hefner passed away at the ripe old age of 91, a

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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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Hurricane or Earthquake, One Big Disaster Is as Bad as Another

FIRST IT WAS Harvey battering Houston and southeast Texas, and now you can add Hurricane Irma to the list of natural disasters as it bears down on Miami and the Florida peninsula. Hurricanes are terribly destructive things, but for most Californians, they’re something we never experience because the ocean off our coast is simply too cold.

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