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California Needs High Speed Rail

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood talk about high speed rail expansion while traveling from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, PA on an Amtrak Acela train, February 7, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

It’s a holiday weekend and the highways will be jammed and the airports full.  Enjoy that middle seat in coach.  After experiencing the joy of traveling via high speed rail in Europe last week, I’d just like to know why its taking so long in California. We’re warned about long lines and spotty service of…

In Support of Irvine’s Measure R

We received this essay from Gavin Huntley-Fenner, an IUSD Trustee and a deserving public servent up for re-election in Irvine, on Measure R on the ballot for city voters seeking to help fund Irvine’s excellent schools. *** By Gavin Huntley-Fenner Consider the following Irvine schools are a primary reason people move to the city.  The…

Differently Abled Shut Governor’s Office Down

Disabled activist Christie Rudder, along with two other Orange County activists (see photo at right)  from the Dayle McIntosh Center, was one of 15 people arrested today at the Governor’s office Tuesday evening in Sacramento. Rudder kept me updated on their progress throughout the day while the small but dedicated group prevented access to the Governator’s office. The action…

No Budget, IOUs, Home for the Holiday Weekend

From the Orange County Register’s Jennifer Muir and Brian Joseph: SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers headed home Thursday without a budget deal, as the state controller’s office began printing tens of thousands of IOUs, leaving vendors, municipal governments and students who receive financial aid bracing for the worst.  Action on the budget appears to be stalled until Monday,…