Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Times’

Every year, in every county in California, a group of citizens is appointed to serve as the Grand Jury for 12 months beginning July 1. While most people know of the Grand Jury’s role in issuing criminal indictments, in California the Grand Jury also conducts its own independent evaluations of county government. They can examine […]

Aug 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The June 2015 California High Speed Rail Authority board meeting in Los Angeles felt more than a little familiar: During more than six hours of public comment by about 150 people, one speaker after another attacked the project as the eight-member California High-Speed Rail Authority board listened quietly. The testimony came from residents and leaders […]

Jun 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Another weekend, another ridiculous Ralph Vartabedian article to debunk. This time he takes a look at HSR opposition in the San Fernando Valley and wants us to believe this is somehow a new or unusual or unexpected development. News flash: it isn’t. What’s happening there is exactly the same thing that’s happened along the route […]

Jun 1st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

In addition to the flaws described yesterday in the Ralph Vartabedian article on high speed rail fares, several people have discovered serious errors in the article’s core assertion: that the proposed fares for the California HSR system are unusually low when compared to other HSR systems around the world. Vartabedian made that charge in order […]

May 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized