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Martha Montelongo
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"Three years later—I kid you not—the L.A. Times reacted to the cost overruns we predicted by editorializing that "Yes, the price tag has tripled and its completion date is 13 years later. But it's still a gamble worth taking." One almost hopes they continue finding enough shovels over on Spring Street, for the pure physical challenge of it all.
I think about this mindset every time libertarians are accused of being pie-in-the-sky-dreamers who don't understand how the real world works, or conversely when the same mainstream outlets who editorialize for nearly every imaginable bond issue then turn around bemoan how state budgets have been cut to the bone."
New revelations are just the latest to demonstrate a point Reason has been documenting since 2008
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Why do Property Taxes have to go up 2% every year in O.C.?    To pay for the new aristocracy.  
 "SANTA ANA – Orange County’s public city employees earned $144,817 on average last year, amounting to a 3 percent raise from the year prior, according to data released Tuesday by an open-records advocacy group.

The records, which include public data for all but two of the county’s 34 cities, revealed that much of that pay often comes from total compensation packages, not base pay, with 41 percent of average total annual pay coming from benefits, overtime and other payments.

Tuesday’s report was released by the conservative-leaning group Transparent California.

At $453,092, Santa Ana City Manager David Cavazos’ compensation package was the highest of any city worker in the county and the sixth-highest among city managers in the state, according to the data. His $341,710 base salary is top among all city managers in the state.
SANTA ANA – Orange County’s public city employees earned $144,817 on average last year, amounting to a 3 percent raise from the year prior, according to data released Tuesday by an open-records advocacy group.

The records, which include public data for all but two of the county’s 34 cities, revealed that much of that pay often comes from total compensation packages, not base pay, with 41 percent of average total annual pay coming from benefits, overtime and other payments.

Tuesday’s report was released by the conservative-leaning group Transparent California.

At $453,092, Santa Ana City Manager David Cavazos’ compensation package was the highest of any city worker in the county and the sixth-highest among city managers in the state, according to the data. His $341,710 base salary is top among all city managers in the state.
The average total pay for a city manager in Orange County was $279,000 last year."
SANTA ANA – Orange County’s public city employees earned $144,817 on average last year, amounting to a 3 percent raise from the year prior, according to data released Tuesday by an open-records advocacy group.
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"The fact is, no amount of gun control would have been able to prevent this hatred-filled, Islamic-State sympathizer from finding instruments to funnel his vitriol.
Remember how Julio Gonzalez — using matches and gasoline — killed 87 innocent victims in a Bronx bar in 1990?
It’s a sad reminder that the instruments used in crime, whether matches or AR-15s, are not to blame.
No, people with evil intentions are to blame.
And it’s not, as anti-gun liberals claim, the supposed “easy access” to firearms that is responsible for mass murder.
Hundreds of people were murdered or injured by Islamic terrorists using illegal AK-47s in Paris last November, despite France having far stricter gun control laws."
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Scheduled Free Webinar:
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. PST
Title: Live with Dr. McDougall, MD: Beware of Interventional Cardiologists!
Description: At the request of many McDougallers, Dr. McDougall discusses this month’s newsletter “Beware of Interventional Cardiologists” and what we can all do to avoid unnecessary heart surgery.  Dr. McDougall had an accident in 2015  and he refused to go to the emergency room. Why? What did he decide to tattoo on his chest?
Presenter: Dr. John McDougall, MD
Host: Moderator, Gustavo Tolosa, DMA
Resource Link: McDougall Newsletter (5/16)
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Would You Like Steroids in Your Burger?
How Government Promotes Food Fraud
"Which is healthier: Pop-Tarts or almonds? Frosted Flakes or avocados? Fruit Loops or wild-caught sockeye salmon? According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pop-Tarts, Frosted Flakes, and Fruit Loops count as “healthy,” while almonds, avocados, and salmon contain too much fat to be labeled as healthy foods."
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Breakfast that Meets my Needs--Nutritious, delicious, anti-inflamatory, alkalizing, complete
  Reprint from a Facebook post a few days ago:    Breakfast these days has evolved into, and become a standard:  My
quinoa-buckwheat-amaranth blend, my sweet potato blend, a cup of frozen blue
berries or mixed berries, from Costco, and about a tablespoon ...
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Lie.  Hide the truth.  Dissemble...
"The truly damning revelation, however, isn’t just that Ferrovial’s research flatly contradicts the California authority. It’s that the company's warning on subsidies disappeared from the version of the bid posted on the state’s website. The Times obtained a copy of the full document on a data disk under a public records act request.

The high-speed rail project is a classic example of how concentrated benefits and diffused costs shape public policy, even when the general public has a direct say."
Voters bought a plan sold on optimism and lies, and politicians are finally demanding accountability.
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Uber Infuriates Regulators But Increases Public Safety --A new study shows that when Uber first enters a market, there is a "6% decline in the fatal accident rate" and more than a 50% decline in DUIs - and the safety improvement continues to grow.

"For those who place their faith in the Regulatory State, these results don't make any sense. How can an unregulated service be safer than a heavily regulated service? The answer is that Uber is heavily regulated by consumers. They are a much tougher audience to satisfy than bureaucrats. If the company does not provide a safe and convenient service, people will not use it."
In the view of those who believe that bureaucrats know best, the only way to protect consumers from unscrupulous companies is to provide detailed regulations and a swarm of investigators to enforce them. They typically justify their role by claiming to champion the safety of helpless consumers.
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Just a friendly Public Service Announcement that could save your life, or that of someone you love.   Good information, easy to remember.
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"...The Trump takeover of the GOP, and the entrenched power of the Clinton machine with the Democrats, mean that people who are looking for freedom from power have nowhere within the system to go. This opens the possibility that a new and clear voice can be heard within national politics that points the way not toward more government control but toward the cause of human liberty itself."
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Trump's Threat to Judge Is What Authoritarianism Looks Like
by Walter Olson
Donald Trump is telling us exactly what he'll do if he assumes the most powerful office on earth; we should listen.
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Numbers Look Good, Body Grows Stronger, Mind Clear--Future looks bright
     Mornings are best time to do vigorous exercise, in order to stimulate the production of cortisol, a hormone that acts as a precursor to  balance my body's production of melatonin at night.  Got that from the book by Dr. Neal Barnard, Power Foods for th...
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Feel really lucky to be able to be a member of this gym/sports club. The staff is all really friendly and helpful. The facilities are clean. The machines are all in good condition. The 2 pools are kept clean and at a comfortable 80 to 81 degrees and they're outside, so you don't have to worry about breathing harmful fumes full of waste that need to dissipate from the surface of the pool. And it's so affordable. I'm grateful.
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Went vegan in May, and neededsome fuel. Got their vegan burrito. Glad they have one. That's a good sign. But it was refried beans, white rice, iceberg lettuce and for pototoes, tater tots. Not that fuel powered boost im hooked on when I eat a cleaner more whole food type of burrito. Beans less mashed and processed, some whole grain rice, some dark greens and diced tomatoes, some baked or grilled potatoes would make it a hit.
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This is my favorite market in town since we moved to West Hills from Whittier. I find the fruits, and vegetables to be fresh and beautiful and bountiful and the prices fair and affordable. I find the variety of chilies we like, and today I bought their store made corn and flour tortillas. The corn tortillas were still warm from their freshness and the flour tortillas, I bought in the burrito size, are delicious. I love the quality of the beets, eggplant, red chard, carrots, papaya, bananas and more, all staples we consume, and priced so reasonably. And if you love traditional Mexican fare, the fresh cheese, the pork chicharrones, the fresh salsas are good quality.
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