The Two Faces of San Francisco

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

You might label the following review of the City by the Bay a “Tale of One City.” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. In short, San Francisco, circa 2018, is both at the same time the shining city on […]

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Poll Finds Strong Support for Environment, But Costs Raise Concerns

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

In the legislative debates over renewable energy, cap-and-trade requirements and environmental protections the specter of economic woes are offered up as reasons not to fully embrace such efforts but a new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows the public is not buying it. If the poll is taken at face value then environment is […]

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An Impossible Run for President by Mayor Garcetti?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made no secret that he is thinking about running for president. Pundits rejected the idea declaring that Garcetti has no national identity and pointed out that no president has come directly from a mayor’s office. In fact, few men who have served as mayor at one time ever became president. […]

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Iconic TV House Enters Gov. Race as Symbol of CA Housing Crisis

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

The real estate agent listing the original “Brady Bunch” home in Studio City said he expected an avalanche of lookers at the property. He probably didn’t expect a candidate for governor of California to be one of them, but that’s what he got. Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox made a video of himself standing in […]

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Forget 3 States, How About a Much LARGER California

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

The California Supreme Court pushed the three states initiative off the November ballot probably on its way to being shoved out the door permanently once the court examines the proposal more closely. With attention focused on the three states initiative recently, we have heard about the approximate 200 efforts over the years to cut California […]

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LA County Stormwater Tax

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to place on the November ballot a tax measure to fund a stormwater runoff system in an effort to save and clean water. The tax applies to both business and residential properties but government buildings, public schools and non-profit organizations are exempt. That’s standard procedure but you […]

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Kevin de Leon’s Long Game

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

The California Democratic Party executive committee vote this weekend endorsing Kevin de León reflects the continued leftward march of party activists that just may be leaving many rank-and-file Democratic voters behind . Despite de Leon nearly capturing the party’s endorsement from the activists over Dianne Feinstein prior to the primary, the U.S. Senator walloped the […]

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Will CA Independent Candidate Influence a Presidential Independent Run?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Steve Poizner made history with his Independent run for state Insurance Commissioner by nabbing the top spot in the June primary. If Poizner goes on to capture the commissioner’s job his success as an independent in arguably the most influential state in the union just might have national repercussions. I’m talking about potentially influencing someone […]

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Judges in Climate Change and Immigration Cases Tell the Executive and Congress: Do Your Job

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

While the national focus on the courts is on President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, it is interesting that in the last few weeks two federal judges in California concluded cases on the controversial issues of climate change and immigration by both basically telling lawmakers and the executive branch […]

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Three States Legal Challenge Faces Hurdles

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

I’m not a fan of the Cal 3 States initiative filed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tim Draper and I’m not a legal scholar but I wonder if a court would reject a lawsuit filed to take the measure off the ballot before voters decide the question. On rare occasions, courts in California have removed qualified […]

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