A new report out today finds that residents of many California counties have experienced double-digit increases in their cost of living since 2008.
Dan Walters reports that the report from the Oakland-based Insight Center for Community Economic Development "provides statistical ammunition not only for advocates of raising minimum wages and other steps to aid the poor, but for conservative anti-tax groups, since the center found that taxes are the largest single element in living cost increases."
If you're in the Silicon Valley today, you have a chance to catch Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, at the YWCA
Silicon Valley 21st Annual Luncheon. Myers, who wrote the New York Times best-seller "Why Women Should Rule the World," is the keynote speaker at the event, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
CAKE & CANDLES: Happy Birthday to Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, who turns 59 today.