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Another Terrace Morning



They are calling the Ed Lee mayoralty in San Francisco "an era of civility." Lee was appointed, not elected, and so he remains polite to the Supervisors, kind of like an empowered CLA.

Republicans in Sacto still stand in the way of a June tax vote in the State.

The LAUSD never likes it when a good school becomes a charter. But that will be the path of El Camino Real, chartering to gain more money from the State than it does currently from its District allocation.

Home prices declined again in December in cities nationwide.

What's going on with this Orlov piece? He mentions three Council races but not the one in Council District 4. TK?

African Americans are concerned that the State's Redistricting Commission will under-represent blacks and other minorities. From a presser: "I am concerned that when the Commissioner's were applicants for the Commission, practically every one of them said diversity was important. However, in their very first opportunity to act on their commitment to diversity, they choose to ignore the minority community," said Alice Huffman, President of California State NAACP.

Behavioral science indicates that not only are institutional players telling us lies most of the time, we're going along with them most of the time. That's good enough reason to be a contrarian in investing and as a voter.