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Non-elected California Energy Commission’s vote could add up to $30,000 to the cost of new houses

Despite soaring home prices, a California commission issues a new solar-panel rule that will drive up the cost of new houses by as much as $30,000. By Steven Greenhut| California officials have been obsessed this year about the ongoing housing … Continue reading

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‘Big Three’ items are eating state revenues

By David Crane | California’s General Fund tax revenues have grown nearly 50 percent since a tax increase in 2012. But funding for most services has grown at a fraction of that pace, e.g., funding for courts has grown only 12 percent. … Continue reading

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California should make solar decisions with math, not a magic wand

By Susan Shelley | Only 15 percent to 20 percent of new single-family homes built in California have solar panels, according to the California Building Industry Association, because 80 percent to 85 percent of homebuyers choose not to buy them. … Continue reading

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Reviving redevelopment abuses won’t help homeless

By Chris Norby | Legislators should resist any attempts to bring back redevelopment agencies into California’s governmental mix, and remember why they were abolished seven years ago. When Governor Brown ended redevelopment in 2011, over $6 billion in annual property … Continue reading

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Proposals to ban internal combustion engines in California are a bad idea

By Jon Coupal | The latest battle in Sacramento’s war on California’s middle class is the push to ban the internal combustion engine. Luckily, the effort has stalled. The legislation that would have imposed the ban, Assembly Bill 1745, died … Continue reading

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

City Hall Closure Dates and Observed Holidays 2018 January –1*, 12, 26 February – 9, 19*, 23 March – 9, 23 April – 6, 20 May – 4, 18, 28* June – 1, 15, 29 July – 4*, 13, 27 August … Continue reading

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Nearly one million signatures submitted to repeal the gas tax hike

By Sal Rodriguez, Orange County Register | On Monday, April 30, proponents of a measure to repeal gas tax increases rammed through the California Legislature last year with Senate Bill 1 submitted 940,000 signatures in an effort to place the … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

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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 thereafter. And you can … Continue reading

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Under guise of ‘affordable housing,’ redevelopment might be making a comeback

By Steven Greenhut | In the seven years since Gov. Jerry Brown shut down California’s redevelopment agencies, their defenders have managed to resuscitate their image. Never mind that these controversial agencies ladled out corporate welfare, wantonly abused eminent domain on … Continue reading

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