I have created a new species designation for the female Democrats who play hypocritical gender politics on behalf of Barack Obama. They're genderhawks.
Most of us understand that one size does not fit all. California’s constitution also recognizes this by allowing cities, with the approval of the voters, to establish charter city status. A charter city, and there are more than a hundred in California, can, in many instances, develop rules and regulations that meet the needs of their citizens rather than follow the broad brush strokes of California law. There is, however, at least one exception. If the matter is of statewide concern, general law applies.
At the very moment that California’s largest utility company was being assessed a $14 million fine for failing to report discovery of flawed records on its gas pipelines in the San Francisco Peninsula town of San Carlos, the same company was asking for well over $1 billion in rate increases to pay for repairs to that very same pipeline system.
It is conventional wisdom that if you want to launch a startup, Silicon Valley is the place to be. The funding, talent and resources are available in spades there. So people have flocked there hoping to become the next Facebook or Google, and some have succeeded.
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