Tag Archive for California

Jail Time for Unpaid Debt?

CalWatchDog’s John Seiler has this story of a Stockton man who was arrested, dragged from his home by a SWAT team, because of a missed court appointment over unpaid student loans from his estranged wife.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that arrests and jail time over unpaid debt is on the rise.  It begs the…

Fleischman on KCET: “I Know People (from OCSD) with $100K $150K, $200K Pensions”; Does the name Carona Ring a Bell?

I had the misfortune of watching KCET’s post State of the State analysis last night. David Lazarus, a brilliant business columnist for the LA Times, and Judy Muller, a professor of journalism at USC and former CBS News correspondent, had the misfortune of being paired with Flash Report’s Jon Fleischman. I’ll boil down Fleischman’s argument…

California Needs a New Education Vision

The iconic Helen Keller once famously stated, “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.” With respect to solving our education crisis, politicians and policy experts call for all sorts of accountability measures and rating metrics. But no one is asking the really big question, “What is our mission?

Is California Broken? Lockyer and Levy Say No

In an editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times, Bill Lockyer and Stephen Levy make the case that the state of California isn’t broken.  I know that’s bound to rile up the John-and-Ken crowd, but the duo make a compelling case. From the opinion: “During the current fiscal year, general fund revenues are expected to total…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol.11)

Today was a beautiful day in Laguna Niguel. With the Sun again being out, I saw the people at the Street Corners yet again trying to call upon the generosity of the community to help them through these very trying times. One of those voices was a single mother of two children.