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California Economic Activity Index Drops

DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index dropped in September, falling two points to a level of 100.  September’s reading is six percent above the index cyclical low of 94.  Year-to-date the index has averaged 102, two points below the 104 average for all of 2010. “The California economy continues to struggle for traction, shown by the slide in our ...

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Gov.Jerry Brown Vetoes Babysitter Bill, Signs Gardasil Mandate

I recently wrote an article exposing the 600 bills waiting on California Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.  The sheer number of bills combined with their stifling and oppressive content caught the attention of a lot of readers.  Many people were shocked by some of the proposed bills that included a bill to establish a Fitness Award in schools, one banning minors ...

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Abortions And Gardasil For 12 Year Old Girls

WARNING:  THIS POST MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME AND MAY NOT BE SAFE FOR WORK WARNING:  THIS POST MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME AND MAY NOT BE SAFE FOR WORK On Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed AB499 into law.  This bill is basically what’s known as the law that let’s young girls (as young as ...

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Regulated to Death in California-stan

  There are currently 600 bills on the desk of California governor Jerry Brown waiting to be signed.  Yes, you read that right- 600 bills.  In a state gridlocked with overregulation and arbitrary laws, the legislature has decided what is needed the most is more regulation!  This should hardly be a surprise to anyone who is at all familair with ...

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Freedom of Religion- Except in the O.C.

Despite the fact that this great nation was founded on religious freedom, officials in San Juan Capistrano, California, are trying to deny this basic right to Chuck and Stephanie Fromm. The Fromms hold weekly Bible studies with their friends in the SJC home they live in. T Officials from SJC claim the Fromms are operating as a “church” because it ...

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Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina Viewed as Best States for Business

California, New York and Illinois Ranked as Worst for Business NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina are viewed as having the best business climates among the 50 states, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives released here today. The poll pinpointed California, New York and Illinois as the U.S. states with the least favorable business climates. Conducted by Development Counsellors International (DCI) every ...

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Bill to Ban Self-Serve Alcohol Sales in California Lands on Governor's Desk

Brown Encouraged to Sign AB 183 to Help Reduce State’s Annual $38.4 Billion in Alcohol-Related Harm Senate Members Applauded for Voting Yes to Reduce Youth Access to Alcohol SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Alcohol Justice (formerly Marin Institute) is calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to quickly sign AB 183 to ban alcohol sales through self-serve checkout machines in California. The bill, authored by Assembly Member Fiona ...

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As Homeschooling Goes Mainstream, 2012 Regional Homeschool Conventions Announced

CINCINNATI, Sept. 6, 2011 — In the face of widespread budget cuts and one-size-fits-all teaching in public schools, families from all walks of life are turning to homeschooling in record numbers. In recognition of that growth, Great Homeschool Conventions, Inc. has planned five regional homeschool conventions for 2012 — and with dozens of renowned speakers, hundreds of homeschooling workshops and ...

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FREE CONCERT In Redding, CA September 3, 2011

  REDDING, CALIFORNIA FREE CONCERT HONORING OUR VETERANS Featuring Chris McCandless and the Back To Basics Band Saturday, September 3 4:00pm-7:00pm Library Park behind Lady Lorenz Downtown Redding (Same place where Market Fest was held) Bring your lawn chairs * No Alcohol Please Special Guest: Joe Nunes singing hits from the Frank Sinatra era Brianne Hicks singing the National Anthem ...

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Small Town Company Thrives Against All Odds

Fighting Diabetes and a Bad Economy at the Same Time SIERRA MADRE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 — In the quaint little town of Sierra Madre, one budding business just joined the ranks of companies such as Microsoft and Oracle. By helping hospitals all over the country, Wound Care Advantage has reached #316 on Inc. Magazine’s “500″ list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies. ...

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Amtrack’s California Zephyr Derailed

Amtrack’s California Zephyr derailed on Friday after striking an “agricultural vehicle” at a crossing. The train was carrying about 175 passengers of which a small number have been taken to a local hospital. The train derailed about 8am near Max, Nebraska near the borders of Kansas and Colorado. Both locomotives and 3 of the 10 passenger cars are no longer ...

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The Cowboy Rides In

Well it’s official, Rick Perry is making the run for president in 2012. Not everyone is thrilled about Perry entering the race, especially liberals. There are some in the Conservative/Republican camps that aren’t real happy with the decision either. Why might so many people be nervous? Let’s take a look at a few reasons they may be nervous. The great ...

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California’s ‘Boondoggle’ Report – I mean High Speed Rail Report

The term “Boondoggle” may be used to refer to protracted government or corporate projects involving large numbers of people and usually heavy expenditure, where at some point, the key operators, having realized that the project will never work, are still reluctant to bring this to the attention of their superiors. Generally there is an aspect of “going through the motions” ...

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Some of America’s Infrastructure has Made in China Stamped on it?

With unemployment in California at 11.9% why on earth would they want to “outsource” the easiest jobs that can be created – construction jobs? The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood had assured people in the U.S. that everything to do with all these infrastructure projects will be built using American Made products. Why is China building a section of the ...

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California Small Businesses Urge Governor to Veto Budget Trailer Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 20, 2011 — With 25,000 businesses at risk, members of the Performance Marketing Association are urging the Governor to veto ABX1 28. Rebecca Madigan, Executive Director, Performance Marketing Association, stated, “This budget trailer bill, along with any other nexus tax legislation, will devastate a currently growing and vibrant segment of California’s technology economy, Affiliate Marketers.” Similar legislation ...

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