WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A DEAD NUCLEAR REACTOR?

CENSORED IN 1981: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A DEAD NUCLEAR REACTOR? On July 23, 1976, Pacific Gas & Electric’s Humboldt Bay nuclear reactor in northern California shut down for refueling — and has not reopened since. The plant is located in an earthquake zone and regulators closed it down due to fear of possible […]

University of Phoenix Settles Fraud Complaint for $78.5 Million

You’ve seen their commercials all over the web and on television.  The ConsumerAffairs.com website has page after page of complaints from  students detailing their history of abuse and exploitation at the hands of University of Phoenix and its parent company-The Apollo Group.  It also has, on the very same page-a google advertisement from University of […]

EXPLORING RED CALIFORNIA: Marysville

Marysville: population: 12,268. 71% white; 18% Latino. Median household income: $28,494; 19% live below the poverty line. The 2000 Census. My wife and I, lost, stopped the car. The roadside sign had warned: “Gateway to The Gold Fields.” Two adolescents, arms around each other, bouncing and laughing, shouted instructions to the motel. “Tweakers,” I said. […]