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Guest column

Guest column

Solving a Fiscal Crisis By Alan N. Boinus, Special to the Independent   In an effort to balance the budget and bring fiscal stability to California, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrats in the Legislature approved a budget over continued intransigence from Republicans and the desire of Democrats to raise revenue rather than cut services. […]

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Marine Hearings Buoyed by Nonprofits

Marine Hearings Buoyed by Nonprofits

Anglers sue to block fishing ban Expanded marine protections for Southern California were recently finalized after months of debate, but fishermen that oppose the outcome maintain the process was tainted because of a little known fact: the hearings were largely funded by non-profits that support marine sanctuaries. Five non-profits, including one based in Laguna Beach, […]