|"Corruptus in Extremis"|
Senator Kevin de Leon
A liar, a crook and a jackass
|In the Olden Days|
Back in the olden days when men were free, it was your God given right to build the largest and best home that you could on your own land and provide shelter for your family.
Now endless government regulations at every level prevent the building of affordable housing resulting in homelessness for many.
D.A. Kamala Harris Wins Fewer Felony Trials Than Any Big-City Prosecutor in California
Recent weeks have brought plenty of headaches for San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, including a scandal at the SFPD crime lab and questions over her office's failure to disclose police officers' criminal pasts. In this week's cover story, SF Weekly reports on a longer-brewing problem: an alarming decline in felony trial convictions -- including homicide cases -- under the most recent two years on Harris' watch.
We report that Harris has won only 55 percent of murder trials since the beginning of 2009, and that in the first quarter of 2010 her office's conviction rate for all felony trials was only 53 percent. By contrast, the most recent statewide average for prosecutors was 83 percent.
Last year, Harris' felony trial conviction rate also fell below those of district attorneys handling criminal cases in California's 10 largest cities. (Data was not available for Sacramento, the state's seventh-largest city.) The story is based on statistics and trial records obtained from court officials and prosecutors in San Francisco and throughout the state. (San Francisco Weekly)
|My personal choice is starting a new |
political party that stands for something.
Making you pay more for your electric bill so they can have charging stations for their overpriced electric cars.
|U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, right, and Georges Antoun, COO of First Solar, |
tour the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight Solar Farm near Desert Center on Monday. (Photo: Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun)
|This is the future|
There are solar panel companies right now using the current tax system to install solar panels on individual homes at no cost to the home owner. My son works for one of these companies. The panels are installed reducing a person's power bill from about $300 a month to $60.
Normally big corporations get the tax breaks to build huge solar and conventional power plants and then charge the public high power rates. Under this system the average family gets to put the savings of solar power directly in their pockets in the form of reduced monthly bills.
|Assembly Speaker Toni "Woof" Atkins|
|Billions spent on a bullet train to nowhere, |
but little spent on roads that people actually use.
|Then-Assembly Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, |
and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner.
|The 21st Senate District takes in the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita in |
Los Angeles County and Victor Valley in San Bernardino County.