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There’s no treasure in Alibaba stocks

If you’ve been watching or listening to the news, you’ve been hearing a lot about Greece and a little bit about China.

July 17, 2015

Will prisoner release turn out to be a fire hazard?

"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley."

July 17, 2015

Balance of maritime with tourism a challenge for Port District

A recent news release about the Unified Port District of San Diego’s management of its leases was disturbing.

July 16, 2015

Who are the actual 'troglodytes,' governor?

At a recent speech in Canada, Jerry Brown went behind our collective backs and referred to millions of us fellow Californians as "troglodytes."

July 15, 2015

Value is the king of sales and the queen of service

Value is perhaps the most elusive word in sales.

July 15, 2015

The wine-sipping butchers of Planned Parenthood

Hannibal Lecter ain't got nothing on the profit-maximizing abortion ghoul caught on tape hawking aborted baby parts as she swilled wine and nibbled on a gourmet salad.

July 15, 2015

Finishing up a year on the grand jury

Last fall I was talking with a former Superior Court Judge about the civil grand jury system that is in place in California. While he was appreciative of the general concept of having a citizen oversight system at the broad level of a grand jury, he did not seem impressed with the way members are selected.

July 14, 2015

Rate ruling shows PUC unchanged by scandal

It's time once more to roll out the lyrics of the Who’s classic 1971 song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” when examining the California Public Utilities Commission, which nominally exists to make sure monopoly utility companies don’t overcharge their captive-audience customers.

July 14, 2015
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