February 27, 2008
A story in Monday's Star noted that Los Angeles' tap water was some of the best in the nation (and the world), thanks to the Metropolitan Water District, which also supplies most of Ventura County's water. So why are we spending so much money, and filling so many landfills, with bottled water?
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:25 AM
February 24, 2008
State budget cuts vs. school mandates
Many in the state are upset by the Governator's proposed 10 percent cuts across the board in light of the state's massive deficit, citing voter-passed Prop. 98 which guarantees minimum funding levels for education.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:22 AM
February 19, 2008
The cost of the war in Iraq depends on various factors and is subject to some interpretation (e.g., is rehab for wounded vets part of the total?); the National Priorities project estimates the cost thus far as upwards of $495.4 billion, and estimates from the Congressional Joint Economic Committee (cited in this cartoon) and in The New York Times project a total of $1.2 to $1.3 trillion -- and counting.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:23 AM
February 15, 2008
Teaching values to your kids
In the aftermath of a junior high school student shooting another junior high school student to death, possible in a "hate crime," perhaps it's time for parents and role models to think about the values being imparted to the younger generations.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:55 AM
February 12, 2008
Navy sonar and whales
The sonar used by the Navy in conducting training exercises has been found to harm and even kill whales and dolphins (possibly by damaging their eardrums, possibly from physical trauma, possibly by disorienting them). President Bush overrode objections from environmentalists and ordered the sonar back in use, but a federal judge ruled that Bush had no such authority and ordered the sonar use halted again. Both Bush and the Navy proclaim that this is not over.
Oh, "Accelerate your life" is the current Navy recruiting slogan.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 8:16 AM
February 10, 2008
The Democrat's choice and/or dilemma
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:40 AM
February 5, 2008
Ventura charges fee for 911 calls
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:06 AM