Monthly Archives: June 2012

Top-two fallout: Is this goodbye to the little guy?

Key selling points for California’s new top-two primary were that it would get centrists and moderates into the state Legislature, bridge the gap between polarized Democrats and Republicans and even heal a fractured electorate. While the newly implemented system ultimately … Continue reading

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True steampunk

As they tell it, James and Mary Lyons have always been collectors of broken gadgets. Coming from a painting and graphic-design background, the Lyons began designing steampunk jewelry full time in 2010. Today, the couple collects all sorts of things, like antique clocks, scattered … Continue reading

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On the trail of the tax loopholes

Rarely have there been so many tempting targets for those who favor closing corporate tax loopholes. As Gov. Jerry Brown calls for $8 billion worth of cuts to California’s social services, education, public safety and state worker pay – among … Continue reading

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