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Company had warning signs before ’60 Minutes’

I'm always looking for companies that have a lot of value but have had a problem that has brought the stock to normal levels from levels that were not sustainable.

April 10, 2015

For all you middle-aged pros out there

For those of you who are in your 40s, this column is for you. I want to share what you’re going to experience in about 20 years hence. If you plan ahead, it won’t be unpleasant at all; it will be really fun.

April 10, 2015

Smell of fear as utilities commission lawyers up

The strong odor this spring surrounding California’s most powerful regulatory commission stems not only from corrupt-seeming decisions, but also from fear. Fear that past and present members or top staffers of the state Public Utilities Commission might do jail time. Fear they could see personal fortunes decimated by legal fees while fending off state and federal criminal investigations.

April 10, 2015

California’s ‘new normal’ water supplies

Dare to imagine the economy of California with vanishing water supplies and little agriculture.

April 9, 2015

Sea lions, tourism and PETA’s agenda

The people who want to shut down Sea World because of its use of orca whales to entertain the public are at it again. The latest target is the sea lion population that has adopted La Jolla Cove as a dormitory. Residents have complained about the stench and taken legal action.

April 9, 2015

A Twitter sales perspective that’s hard to ignore

Josh Coffy is a world-class Twitter expert.

April 8, 2015

VA reform: Another Obama 'success story'

Eight months ago, President Obama put on a grand show for the troops.

April 8, 2015

Untouchable: The problem of prosecutorial misconduct

Tim Atkins is an African-American man from Los Angeles. He is humble, gentle and well-spoken. He is 47 years old today and a free man. For 20 years, he lived in state prison, after a jury convicted him of murdering Vicente Gonzalez in 1987. Atkins was innocent. The California Innocence Project, working pro bono, proved it in February 2007.

April 7, 2015
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