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LAUSD’s punishing parcel tax proposal

By Jon Coupal | America’s most dysfunctional school district has stepped in it again. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), apparently coming to the shocking realization that there was no way they could pay for the horrible deal they … Continue reading

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Fullerton City Hall is closed today for another three-day weekend

City Hall Closure Dates and Observed Holidays 2019 January –1*, 11, 25 February – 8, 18*, 22 March – 8, 22 April – 5, 19 May – 3, 17, 27*,31 June – 14, 28 July – 4*, 12, 26 August – … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

To watch the five-hour meeting, click here.

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda, please click here (pdf). The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or 7:30 . . . … Continue reading

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Gavin Newsom’s threat to localities is extortion by any other name

By Jon Coupal | Shortly after his inauguration, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he would withhold funds designated for transportation from local governments that didn’t comply with his vision for affordable housing. His move could be characterized as either the … Continue reading

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Tax myths

By John Stossel, Reason TV | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks taxing the rich at 70 percent will bring in lots of tax money. It won’t.

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What the state Supreme Court’s pension ruling means for California’s taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | Last week, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. CalPERS, a case involving public employee pensions. For taxpayers, the decision was a mixed bag. On the plus side, the court … Continue reading

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Watch bald eagles on nest duty LIVE in the mountains near Big Bear

Due to hatch around April 10, the eagle chick’s incubation can be watched here on a live camera: A bald eagle has laid an egg at a nest on the north side of Big Bear Lake. Located in the Fawnskin … Continue reading

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OpenTheBooks.com founder talks about a new report on America’s debt and spending habits.

It’s called use-it-or-lose-it spending. Federal agencies spent $97 billion in the last month of the fiscal year — September 2018. These agencies rush to spend down their budgets at year’s end so they don’t lose it for the next year. … Continue reading

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Fullerton City Hall is closed today for another three-day weekend

City Hall Closure Dates and Observed Holidays 2019 January –1*, 11, 25 February – 8, 18*, 22 March – 8, 22 April – 5, 19 May – 3, 17, 27*,31 June – 14, 28 July – 4*, 12, 26 August – … Continue reading

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