Posts Tagged ‘California Highway Patrol’

Cops Go Easy on Ruling Class


Monday November 16th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:01am PDT   •   0 Comments

The police are much in the news of late and some activists contend the cops are too severe when dealing with minorities. On the other hand, as Brad Brannan writes in the Sacramento Bee, the California Highway Patrol might be too lenient when they deal with privileged members of the ruling class. On November…
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Bay Bridge Escapes Criminal Investigation


Wednesday October 29th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:26am PDT   •   2 Comments

We have been following the story of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which came in ten years late, $5 billion over budget, and with lingering safety concerns. As we noted, UC Berkeley structural engineering professor Abolhassan Astaneh-Asi believes the bridge is unsafe and declines to use it. Governor Jerry…
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Bridge and Chips


Monday March 17th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:24am PDT   •   1 Comment

As we have noted, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge cost $6.4 billion, $5 billion more than the original estimate, and came in ten years late. Despite the prodigious waste and delay state politicians and Caltrans bosses hailed the new span as a great victory. But problems quickly arose. Steel rods broke…
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Key California State Workers Receive Half-Million Dollar Payments for Sick Days


Sunday March 20th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 3:10pm PDT   •   0 Comments

In “State workers’ unused paid time means big payouts,” Marisa Lagos reports in the San Francisco Chronicle that while California has been facing a financial crisis with record deficits and high unemployment, many state government employees are receiving half-million dollar payments for amassed sick days upon leaving or retirement: One public employee received a…
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