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  • Obama expands California national monument

    President Obama expanded a California national monument Tuesday, making good on a pledge to unilaterally declare more wilderness areas if Congress doesn't. "[I]n my State of the Union address I talked about taking any actions that I could to ensure that this incredible gift of American lands,...

  • Democrat's latest approach to income inequality: Some people 'are just too rich'

    Seeking to gin up support for a continued push to “solve” income inequality, a member of the California Democratic Party said that some people “are just too rich.”

  • Gas prices may jump from California emissions law

    California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It's now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians.

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown hears fracking gripes

    In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration's policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

  • Silicon Valley boom eludes many, drives income gap

    Silicon Valley is entering a fifth year of unfettered growth. The median household income is $90,000, according to the Census Bureau. But the river of money has also driven housing costs to double in the past five years while wages for low- and middle-skilled workers are stagnant.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu and California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign pro-business pact

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • Redwood park closes road to deter burl poachers

    Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.

From the Weekly Standard