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... the Icelandic government, and their banking system collapsed. In 2008 - 2009 the Icelandic banking system collapsed. That's chilling news. Can you imagine living in Iceland with no money? You would definitely ...
by Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon   In the June 2010 election, we have Joe Galligan running against Lee (the $150 million dollar loser) Buffington's apprentice Sandie ...
... quarter of 2009 showed an overall decline of 14.91%, taking into account the newly imposed 1% sales tax increase. I have been telling Beacon readers for years that when you raise sales taxes overall ...
Below is the list of San Bruno City Employee salaries and overtime (these amounts do not include their  taxpayer sponsored perks, free health insurance, and retirement plan contributions), for calendar ...
... pay, benefits, and retirement plans paid to their union members who often use threats, intimidation, and the denial of municipal services to California's taxpayers to get their way. A November 16, 2009 ...
... about CalPERS were made in an October 15, 2009 Wall Street Journal article titled, Calpers Rocked by 'Pay to Play': ".....With its investments tanking, CalPERS has requested more money from municipalities. ...
By Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon As is often the case, the best perspective about a situation is provided by an outsider who can view things from afar and see the forest ...
by Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon One of the best ways for the City of San Bruno to cut expenses is by consolidating municipal services with other Peninsula cities. Creating ...
... on the military, health care, education, police, fire protection, vaccines, etc. Back on September 9, 2009, in a Beacon article titled, UNCTAD REPORT CALLS FOR REPLACING U.S. DOLLAR WITH ARTIFICIAL INTERNATIONAL ...
By Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon This story definitely falls into the why am I not surprised category. In a July 22, 2009 SF Chronicle story titled, State's giant pension ...
By Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon As usual, the news about California's financial situation is dismal. Forget dismal; it's grim. Just like the mythical Ouroboros, California ...
by Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon The greatest threat to the State of California and it's citizens may not be a terrorist sponsored nuclear, chemical, or biological attack. ...
by Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon One of my favorite quotes is, "I'm not as concerned about the return on my money as I am the return of my money". This cautionary quote ...
by Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon AP published a story today titled, Federal budget deficit tops $1 trillion for first time, could reach $2 trillion by fall. Beacon readers ...
Created on 07 July 2009
... rates. Things are comfortable now compared to the nightmare that awaits us when interest rates begin to spike. People in the United States will be looking back at 2008, 2009, and maybe 2010 as "the good ...
By Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon Here are some former City of San Bruno employees who, according to the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility site, are members ...
... through a commercial lender so that these hundreds of thousands of dollars can be returned to the San Bruno City Treasury where they belong. b). At the February 10, 2009 San Bruno City Council Meeting ...
... the San Mateo County Treasurer's Office, investment losses in The San Mateo County Investment Pool continue to pile up. According to the January 2009 County Investment Pool report published on February ...
Created on 28 January 2009
by Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon Racism continues to defile the soul and spirit of many communities in America. In these communities, racism continues to undermine the promise ...
By Bill Baker, J.D. Editor and Publisher, The San Bruno Beacon From a budget standpoint, San Bruno's City Government is a disaster, with an ongoing $1 million plus annual budget deficit. From a governance ...

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