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California: SEIU demands increase in minimum wage, jobs be damned

Posted by: Phineas on April 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Fresno is fifth-largest city in California, the largest that’s not on the coast, and the largest in the Central Valley, that agricultural cornucopia that’s being destroyed by drought and environmentalist idiocies. But don’t get me started on that. Anyway, just by its position and population Fresno is important to the state’s economy, […]

 

San Francisco raises minimum wage, kills beloved local bookstore, residents shocked

Posted by: Phineas on February 8, 2015 at 5:43 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Call it a “teachable moment?” Due to the new increased minimum wage law in San Francisco, a beloved bookstore and mainstay of the Mission District has been forced to close its doors for good. The minimum wage for San Francisco workers, currently at $11.05 an hour, soars to $15 an hour in […]

 

California school district buys $14,000 espresso maker to save jobs. Or something.

Posted by: Phineas on September 15, 2014 at 10:56 am » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas No, really. The break room coffee machine is a staple of many a workplace. Usually though, it tends to fall on the “economical” or “value” side of the java spectrum. But not in Castro Valley, California, where officials with the Castro Valley Unified School District are taking fire for the purchase of […]

 

Surprising no one, California loses another business to Texas

Posted by: Phineas on July 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This time, Perry’s Poachers have snagged Omnitracs LLC of San Diego, a fleet management firm that will be moving to Dallas and taking 450 jobs with it: Fleet management software company Omnitracs LLC will relocate it headquarters to Dallas from San Diego, creating 450 jobs and $10 million in capital investment, Gov. […]

 

California Senate passes $13 minimum wage, jobs flee in terror

Posted by: Phineas on June 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Perhaps they didn’t want to be left behind by their progressive friends in Seattle, but the California State Senate last Wednesday passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2017. From the legislative analyst’s summary: SB 935, as amended, Leno. Minimum wage: annual adjustment. Existing law […]

 

Fleeing California: Toyota takes its business (and its jobs) to Texas

Posted by: Phineas on April 28, 2014 at 6:38 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, man, this is just a gut punch to the Southern California economy: Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker’s plans. The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would […]

 

Detecting life in the CA economy, state senate moves to kill it

Posted by: Phineas on April 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Well, at least California’s legislative Democrats are consistent: if it works, regulate it, and if it makes money, tax it. In the latest example, Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) has authored a bill to slap a nearly ten-percent tax on oil extraction: The Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 — the minimum number […]

 

#HSR: Jerry Brown’s high-speed choo-choo not so high-speed

Posted by: Phineas on March 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via The American Interest, the LA Times reports that California’s high-speed rail project may not be able to meet its promised travel times — shocker! Regularly scheduled service on California’s bullet train system will not meet anticipated trip times of two hours and 40 minutes between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and […]

 

#CApolitics: Third state senator (D) arrested on corruption charges

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Earth-shaking news in California politics broke this morning with word of the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee (D, SD-8) on charges of public corruption, including soliciting donations beyond the allowed limits in return for legislative services and –ahem!– firearms trafficking. You can read the indictment (PDF) via the NBC BayArea site (1). From […]

 

Demon-fearing Los Angeles city council blames fracking for earthquake

Posted by: Phineas on March 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember, kiddies, liberals are the party of science! Los Angeles City Council members have discovered how to cause earthquakes. Three councilmen think fracking may be the cause of Monday’s earthquake in the Santa Monica Mountains, and they want the city, state, and feds to do an in-depth review. Councilmen Paul Koretz, Mike […]