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Today Gavin Newsom announced his intention to run for governor in 2018. He cast himself as someone who would carry on Jerry Brown’s legacy: Today, Californians are blessed with the remarkable leadership of Governor Jerry Brown, who in the face of long odds has led our state to firm fiscal footing and brought us to […]

Feb 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

As with every other element of the proposed route of the high speed rail line, the concept of tunneling under the San Gabriel Mountains and laying tracks through the Sunland/Tujunga/Lake View Terrace area on the way to Burbank has produced opposition among nearby residents. On Friday California High Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan Richard […]

Feb 7th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s so much to love about this op-ed by Kathleen Sharp that appeared in the New York Times yesterday, “150 Years of Working on the Railroad”, and not just because my ancestors left County Galway to wind up in California as hers did. She has nailed all the arguments for high speed rail, while also […]

Feb 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

This is never a story you want to see – the contractor building the HSR line near Fresno ran afoul of federal rules on protecting the endangered kit fox: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Federal Railroad Administration to be out of compliance with their environmental commitments […]

Feb 3rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized