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California’s Homelessness Crisis: The Beginning Of The End, The End Of The Beginning—Or No End In Sight?

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

By most measures, Gavin Newsom has had a productive 2019.

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A New Approach: Adult Foster Care For The Homeless

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

On his visit to California in September 2019, President Donald J. Trump underscored the urgency of the homeless crisis in America’s largest state. On the eve of his visit, the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers issued a special report, “The State of Homelessness in America.” It attributes the problem, correctly, “to decades of misguided and faulty policies” and proposes deregulation of the housing markets, among other solutions.

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How San Diego Cleaned Up Its Act—And Got Real On Homelessness

by Kevin Faulconervia Eureka
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

As the mayor of San Diego, I recently visited a new housing complex for veterans to meet a man named Brian. I had heard he was thankful that city crews cleaned up tents that homeless individuals had set up underneath a freeway overpass.

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Why Los Angeles’ Homelessness Approach Is Working—With The Right Ingredients

by Colleen Murphyvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Homelessness is on the rise across California. From Kern County to Alameda County, the housing crisis and economic disparities are pushing more and more people into homelessness.

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Five Things The President Can Do To Confront And Prevent A Homelessness Tsunami

by Lance T. Izumi, Michele Steebvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that over 75 percent of those living on the streets in California’s largest city are struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, or a physical disability.

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Dodger Blue California

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It’s fall, not spring, so a young man’s fancy turns to postseason baseball. And this being California, the dream would be an intrastate World Series featuring the Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics, both of whom begin their divisional series Thursday and Friday.

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Sacramento Spotlight: Comprehensive Good Governance Reform Part 1 – Unicameral Legislature

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, September 19, 2013

California’s State Legislature is now on interim recess until January. In its absence, the “Sacramento Spotlight” will shine on something different: not bills, but good governance reform.

10 Years After California's Recall, Lessons Learned

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Now that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner plans to call it quits this Friday, “America’s Finest City” will hold a

California’s Migration Problem: “Good Luck Movin’ Up Cause I’m Movin’ Out”

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Looking at domestic migration into and out of California today versus three decades ago explains much about California’s looming obstacles and forestalls state policy dominated by a single-party for way too long.

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Sacramento Spotlight: AB 110 – The Not-So-Balanced Balanced Budget

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Friday, June 21, 2013

“A tremendous achievement.”

“Ho-hum, another on-time balanced budget.”

For California’s GOP, Image Rebranding is a Must

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The California Republican Party is facing a serious “come to Jesus” moment.  After multiple unsuccessful election cycles, the Golden State GOP has been searching for answers: electing a new chairman – former state Sen.

CALIFORNIA VOTES: TUESDAY TAKEAWAYS

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

To the many annoyances of life in Los Angeles – traffic, traffic and, well, traffic – toss in this gem: on Tuesday night, Angelenos headed to the polls for the third time in less than seven months.

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Sacramento Spotlight: AB 158/SB 405 – Statewide Plastic Bag Bans

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, May 2, 2013

“Paper or plastic?”

Or, if you are shopping in California in the near future: “E. Coli cloth or E. Coli compostable?”

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Sacramento Spotlight: A Cornucopia of Fracking Legislation

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, April 4, 2013

California currently has about 50,000 producing oil and gas wells scattered throughout the state, of which about 750 (or 1.5%) use hydraulic fracturing – “fracki

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Eureka was created to serve as an occasional discussion of the policy, political and economic issues confronting California. Like the Golden State motto from which this forum’s title was borrowed, the goal here is one of discovery – identifying underlying problems and offering reasonable and common-sense reforms for America’s great nation-state.

Ever since Archimedes supposedly first uttered the word, eureka has meant joy, satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. Drawing on the combined wisdom of Hoover’s policy experts and leading California thinkers, we hope that you’ll find enlightenment in these pages. Hoover research fellow Bill Whalen, who has nearly two decades of experience in California politics and public policy, serves as this forum’s editor.