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Brown Opposes Existing Water Bond, Wants $6 Billion Replacement

Nice of KPBS to do a story about water, since it's one of the most important issues for California (given the drought, climate change and our growing population).

But I'm not sure if there was anything important reported. What is Brown's concern about servicing debt? And how is his lower figure better? I'd like to know more about this bond because after how water is used by all the people in California how we pay for it is the most most important issue.

That said, I worry about debt, especially if it brought about by Libertarians. They have fantasies about the free market operating magically without human intervention. So the details of the bond are extremely important.

June 25, 2014 at 7:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pelosi Praises High-Speed Rail Funding

Wow, how cool. Taking a train to Yosemite on the way to San Francisco!

June 19, 2014 at 6:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pelosi Praises High-Speed Rail Funding

Glad the high speed train is back in the news. I had forgotten about it.

Now that this important step has been taken, I hope we can get follow up reporting. With so much money involved someone needs to see if the funds are used to pad the profits of contractors (ala Haliburton with its no bid contracts),, or saddle taxpayers with unecessary debt, or gouge customers with high fares the way airlines and car rental companies pay out huge dividends to senior management and other stockholders).

I'd like to ride on a "clean" rail. not something corrupt.

June 19, 2014 at 7:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Military Mom Cindy McCain Outraged Over Gwyneth Paltrow's War Comments

She's a great actress. I love her movies.

June 2, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bernardo Fire Sparks Selfie Storm

What a great new art genre! Thanks for putting those online for us to see.

I'm sure that soon a gallery will exhibit selfies, if it hash;t happened already.

I bought a waterproof Nikon Coolpix a few years ago and have been taking "selfies" in the ocean with San Diego in the background. Always the reaction is "Cool!" Of corse, they're taking about San Diego the background and not the people in the selfies!

May 14, 2014 at 7:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students March To Protest SDSU Fee Hike

The state of New Mexico still offers all of its resident a free college education through funding by their state lottery. That's on top of a free K-12 education (i.e., no special sports programs, enrichment class fees, taxes to retain nurses, etc.).

The money is there. It's juts a matter of priorities.

May 1, 2014 at 7:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Extra Pay For SDPD Cops May Not Be Enough To Retain Them

I love our cops but wonder if the greedy mentality so common among senior executives is trickling down to the rank and file. If there is a pay raise I think it should be linked to a tax on incomes over $5 million.

April 21, 2014 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayor's Office Plans Meeting With San Diego Chargers On Stadium

I hope we don't ever get to a vote. If issuing company stock isn't an exciting way to raise thew funds, how about the Chargers floating a corporate bond?

That's how most companies expand. If the city of San Diego co-signs on the bond, I'm sure the banks would stampede to provide the funds. These deals happen every day.

April 6, 2014 at 6:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayor's Office Plans Meeting With San Diego Chargers On Stadium

Why not sell shares of team stock instead of issuing a bond?

Fans could see the payback to their investment directly in their pockets through quarterly or annual dividend returns, instead of the usual unproved and unconvincing way of applying for one of the jobs or seeing the tourist dollars channeled into the city's general fund.

It would also create a really loyal fan base, one that would share in the trams fortunes through thick and thin, rather than just paying for occasional infrastructure projects and then cheering from the sidelines.

April 4, 2014 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Ysidro Teachers Vote To Strike If No Agreement Reached With District

Smaller classrooms benefit everyone, including the taxpayers who fund the schools.

By the way, local property taxes don't fund local schools. For the past twenty five years or so local taxes go directly to Sacramento and only a portion comes back for local needs. Gone are the days when local taxes funded local budgets and the extra went to the capital.

April 4, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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