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California Set To Change Clocks Again Despite Voters Approving Permanent Daylight Saving Time

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Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Pacific, Assembly, KPIX, Daylight Saving Time, Senate Energy Committee, Sacramento News, Assemblymember Kansen Chu D San Jose


Did NJ Gov. Murphys Invitations to Pro-Freedom Groups Get Lost in the Mail?

Opinion Did NJ Gov. Murphys Invitations to Pro-Freedom Groups Get Lost in the Mail? New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- “Gun violence” is a very serious topic that needs actual contemplation and thought. To be fair, calling gun violence – “gun violence” is not very accurate. Before we can even dive into the subject, we must label it appropriately. For example, there are instances of “gang violence” or “gangland violence” – which would be violence committed by gangs or gang members. How about “dome...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, US, New Jersey, Bob, Carol, Greg Abbott, Nra, Dolores, Mark, Brady, Legislature, Murphy, Assembly, National Rifle Association


California Inspector Says Lax Prison Enforcement Increased Coronavirus Risk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California prison officials did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and even “perplexingly loosened” their policy just as cases were spiking, the state’s inspector general said Monday. More than 15,500 inmates have been infected, and 76 died as outbreaks ballooned in several of the state’s prisons, including San Quentin, home to the state’s death row. More than 4,200 employees were infected and 10 have died s...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sacramento, Cbs, Assembly, San Quentin State Prison, Sacramento Calif, Wesley, San Quentin, Simas, Anthony Rendon, Dana Simas, California Prisons, Coronavirus, California Prison Industry Authority


A double whammy for jobless workers

The good news is that California’s economy seems to be inching its way out of the very severe recession triggered by business shutdowns Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The bad news is that recovery has been very slow, especially in comparison to most other states. While California’s unemployment rate has dipped to 11%, it’s still one of the nation’s highest and in September, 1.6 million fewer Californians were employed than in February, before shutdowns began. Moreover...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Assembly, Laguna Beach, Hilliard, LA County, Dan Walters, Employment Development Department, Newsom, George Gascon


Kevin de León sworn in as LA City Councilman, after Jose Huizar steps down amid FBI probe

Kevin de León expected to begin serving as the 14th District City Council person in December. Kevin de Leon, new council member for the Council District 14 at Los Angeles City Hall, John Ferraro Council Chamber. Instead, he was sworn in early, on Thursday, Oct. 15, to fill the seat, vacated this summer after the former officeholder, Jose Huizar, was arrested amid a wide-ranging FBI investigation into bribery schemes at City Hall. Huizar was suspended from the City Council in June, after his ...
Tags: Home, Politics, News, California, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Kamala Harris, City Hall


In state government, no good idea goes unpunished

SACRAMENTO – If you owned a company that was hemorrhaging cash and a local branch manager came up with a creative idea that could save oodles of money while significantly improving the quality of services for customers, you would be all over that in an instant. You would implement that idea in other branches and would give the manager a promotion. If you were a government leader, you would do as California’s Legislature recently has done. You would try to quash the idea in its infancy, forbid it...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, CAL FIRE, Orange County, Riverside County, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Calpers, Orange County Fire Authority, Calimesa


Coronavirus live news: EU governments 'unprepared' for new infection surge; Germany sets daily case record

European Commission says governments are not yet prepared for a rise in infections; Angela Merkel says country must prevent ‘exponential increase’Young and healthy may not get vaccine until 2022, WHO saysFrench cities given curfew; Italy breaks March recordIMF urges governments to borrow to fight impact of Covid-19Barron Trump tested positive for coronavirus, Melania Trump revealsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.31am BST The World Health Organization’s European office said Thursday the so...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Iraq, Eu, Spain, World news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Italy, European Commission, Who


Wisconsin Judge Halts Governor’s Limits on Bar, Restaurant Crowds, Even as COVID Rages

One day after Wisconsin again broke its own record for new coronavirus cases and deaths, a judge shut down Gov. Tony Evers’ order limiting the amount of people allowed indoors in restaurants and bars, in the latest instance of the state’s courts striking a blow to the Democrat’s coronavirus response.Judge John Yackel in Sawyer County granted the temporary restraining order early Wednesday in a case being pushed by the Tavern League of Wisconsin, the group announced. The lawsuit against Wisconsin...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Gop, Wisconsin, Palm, University Of Wisconsin, Legislature, Assembly, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robin Vos, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Sethi, GOP Assembly, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Evers, Tony Evers


Anchorage Mayor Resigns After Admitting To ‘Inappropriate’ Messaging With TV Anchor

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz (D) resigned on Tuesday after admitting to a consensual yet inappropriate extramarital text messaging relationship with a television anchor, Alaska Public Media reports. The mayor’s departure is the latest in a scandal involving Maria Athens, a local news anchor who on Friday alleged on her Facebook page that the mayor had posted “his male genitalia” on an underage girl’s website. Athens also shared a nude photo of a man from behind who she alleged was Berkowit...
Tags: News, Fbi, Alaska, Athens, Assembly, Anchorage, Berkowitz, Ethan Berkowitz, Alaska Public Media, Felix Rivera, COVID, Zoë Richards, Maria Athens, Jason Bockenstedt, FBI Anchorage Field Office, Bill Falsey


Following mayor's resignation, Anchorage Assembly extends COVID-19 emergency declaration to Nov. 30

The original motion would have extended the emergency declaration through the end of December, but the Assembly made clear it will seek...
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Anchorage Mayor Berkowitz has resigned

Berkowitz made his announcement at Tuesday evening's Assembly meeting, where members were set to consider a request to extend the...
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Caravan of ‘No on Prop. 22’ rideshare drivers to stop in LA

A car caravan of more than 250 rideshare drivers will bring their “No on Prop. 22” message to Los Angeles on Wednesday, alleging the ballot measure would lock workers into sub-minimum wage jobs with little in the way of benefits. The two-day caravan will start in San Diego before moving to L.A., Bakersfield, Fresno and San Francisco. The drivers hope to gather support for their cause as Californians begin voting by mail in the Nov. 3 election. Drivers from across Orange County plan to hold a sim...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, California, La, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, San Diego, Orange County, Berkeley, Irs, Los Angeles County


California is making hiring more expensive during a recession. That’s crazy

California’s Assembly Bill 5 continues to be a lightning rod. Workers and companies are fighting its application, a recent follow-up law granted exemptions for several additional industries, a repeal attempt failed, courts are considering legal challenges, and voters will soon decide whether to partially unravel it. The law, a first-of-its-kind attempt at reclassifying millions of independent contractors as employees, attempts to compel companies to provide freelancers with more benefits. The re...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Vox Media, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Legislature, Assembly, San Francisco Chronicle, National Press Photographers Association, Pacific Legal Foundation, Industries


Gov. Gavin Newsom issues another vague decree

Gavin Newsom is fond — overly so — of declaring “big hairy, audacious goals” and doing something that implies he’s striving to achieve them. However, he’s been compelled to devote virtually all of his time to managing crises this year: the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a recession as he shut down businesses to battle infection, a state budget deficit caused by the recession, record heat waves that overwhelmed the state’s power supply, and wildfires of historic proportions. Managing crises is es...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Senate Appropriations Committee, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Doug Mcintyre, Capitol, Assembly, Dan Walters, Air Resources Board, Gloria Romero, Alex Padilla, Newsom, Guest Commentary


Elections 2020: In the 25th Congressional District, grassroots campaigns collide in Trump-era showdown

Congressional District 25 The District:  The district leans toward more registered Democrats than Republicans. Once known for its heavy conservative ties, it’s changing. It blankets parts of two counties, L.A. and Ventura. It includes an area from Porter Ranch to Simi Valley to the Santa Clarita Valley, and to the Antelope Valley. It’s diverse in terms of its political inclinations. Notable spots in the area include the Reagan Library, Edwards Air Force Base (also in the 26th Congressional), t...
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Exide could abandon contaminated Vernon site under proposed DOJ settlement

A proposed settlement agreement with the federal government could allow the owners of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon to abandon the contaminated facility and the protections preventing the further spread of toxic dust into neighboring communities, state officials warn. California officials, however, have vowed to fight any agreement that allows Exide Technologies to dodge its clean-up responsibilities. “We’re going to fight tooth and nail because California’s taxpayers should not be...
Tags: News, California, Boston, Office, Environment, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Long Beach, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Usc, U S Department of Justice, Los Angeles County, Assembly


Wisconsin GOP: We ’Don't Care‘ Guv Is Trying to Save Lives

There’s plenty of reasons to worry in Wisconsin these days.While the crucial swing state maintains its standing as a national hotspot for the coronavirus and spiking cases and hospitalizations have alarmed health experts and local officials, Republicans there are continuing to attack Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over the emergency authority he’s relying on to try and combat the virus.“I don't care if (the governor’s) actions are warranted or not warranted, he is illegally acting,” said state S...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Gop, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Louisiana, Republican, Midwest, University Of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, Assembly, Wisconsin Legislature, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Assembly


Wisconsin GOP: We ‘Don’t Care’ Guv Is Trying to Save Lives

There’s plenty of reasons to worry in Wisconsin these days.While the crucial swing state maintains its standing as a national hotspot for the coronavirus and spiking cases and hospitalizations have alarmed health experts and local officials, Republicans there are continuing to attack Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over the emergency authority he’s relying on to try and combat the virus.“I don't care if (the governor’s) actions are warranted or not warranted, he is illegally acting,” said state S...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Gop, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Louisiana, Republican, Midwest, University Of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, Assembly, Wisconsin Legislature, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Assembly


Canada: Nunavut Legislative Beat - Lawson Lundell LLP

On September 21st, 2020, the Nunavut Legislative Assembly met for the first time since March 12th. Originally scheduled to sit on May 26th, 2020, the Assembly decided...
Tags: News, Canada, Assembly, Nunavut Legislative Beat Lawson Lundell LLP, Nunavut Legislative Assembly


When legislators delay housing reform, people of color lose the most

At the start of the last legislative session, Californians were assured that 2020 would be the year our representatives addressed our extreme housing shortage. Early on, both houses introduced 15 bills in packages that were promising, if not the bold reforms needed to fully solve the crisis or close the racial wealth gap. But instead of even these modest fixes, in the end only three bills, each offering important but minor changes, made it to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk due to fierce opposition. Pa...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, California, Opinion, Senate, America, Sport, Soccer, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Assembly, Newsom, McCloskey, NIMBY, Guest Commentary


BBC NI's virtual tour of the 18 Assembly constituencies lands in Mid Ulster.

BBC Northern Ireland’s political team continues their virtual tour of the 18 Assembly constituencies, giving the public a chance to quiz their local representatives.
Tags: News, Bbc, Northern Ireland, Assembly, BBC NI


2020 Elections: L.A. County’s state Senate races at a glance

Here’s a look at races for the California State Senate that touch Los Angeles County: Scott Wilk, Kipp Mueller District 21: Scott Wilk (R) vs. Kipp Mueller (D) The district: Split between L.A. and San Bernardino counties, this district is home to  930,00 spread across Lancaster, Palmdale, most of the Santa Clarita Valley, as well as Hesperia and Victorville. The district has a mixed voting record; around 37% of voters are registered Democrats, 31% are Republicans and 25% have no party pre...
Tags: Elections, News, Government, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, Army, Salem, Biden, Sierra Club, Trump, Ventura, Yale University, San Bernardino, Inglewood


New laws keep California at forefront of health policy innovation

By Samantha Young and Angela Hart | Kaiser Health News Though COVID-19 forced California leaders to scale back their ambitious health care agenda, they still managed to enact significant new laws intended to lower consumer health care spending and expand access to health coverage. When Gov. Gavin Newsom concluded the chaotic legislative year Wednesday — his deadline to sign or veto bills — what emerged wasn’t the sweeping platform he and state lawmakers had outlined at the beginning of the year....
Tags: Business, News, Congress, California, Government, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Kaiser Health News, Gavin Newsom, U S Supreme Court, Capitol, Snyder


Newspapers get extra year to meet new delivery restrictions under AB 5

A bill granting the newspaper industry an extra year to meet new labor standards was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Assembly Bill 323, authored by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, gives the industry time to figure out how to mesh the state’s controversial Assembly Bill 5 with longstanding newspaper delivery practices. Originally, AB 323 offered a two-year grace period. The bill, dubbed the “Save Local Journalism Act,” passed the state Assembly 71-4 after...
Tags: Business, Politics, Jobs, News, Senate, California News, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Rubio, Assembly, AB, Newsom, Baldwin Park, Charles Champion, Top Stories LADN


California: Governor Takes Action on Bills Awaiting His Signature

Governor Newsom announced action on the anti-gun bills awaiting his consideration before the September 30th deadline. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Tuesday, Governor Newsom announced action on the anti-gun bills awaiting his consideration before the September 30th deadline. Newsom vetoed SB 914, and signed AB 2362 and AB 2847. While the NRA applauds Governor Newsom's veto of SB 914, we continue to express our frustration over the continuing attack on our Second Amendment Rights with his ...
Tags: Guns, California, Department Of Justice, Nra, Assembly, IMG, California Department of Justice, David Chiu, Newsom, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Anthony Portantino, Al Muratsuchi, Signed AB


The very high cost of Project Homekey

Project Homekey, the successor program to the Project Roomkey hotel-homeless-housing effort, is going to cost taxpayers a lot of money, and according to state law, there’s not a thing you can do about it. The state law is Assembly Bill 83. Signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on June 30, AB83 was first introduced as a bill that was completely blank except for this sentence: “It is the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2019.” It was passed, blank, by the As...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Gavin Newsom, Motel, Legislature, Norwalk, Assembly, Susan Shelley, Opinion columns, the Southern California News Group


2020 elections: L.A. County’s Assembly races at a glance

Here’s a glimpse of Assembly races coming up on Nov. 3 that involve Los Angeles County voters. District 36: Tom Lackey (R) vs. Steve Fox (D) The district: Encompasses a wide swath of people in Eastern Kern, Northern L.A., and Western San Bernardino counties, and includes the cities of California City, Mojave, Rosamond, Acton, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Piñon Hills, Wrightwood, and parts of Phelan. Of the 463,038 people living in District 36, the majority are Latino (41.60%)...
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Congressional races in L.A. County put some candidates on national stage

Here’s a look at congressional races that touch Los Angeles County voters during the Nov. 3 general election. District 23: Kevin McCarthy (R) vs. Kim Mangone (D) The District: District 23 encompasses parts of L.A., Kern, and Tulare counties, including Lancaster, Antelope Valley, and Edwards Air Force Base. Home to approximately 707,345 people, this district has been served by Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) since 2012. Most residents are White (50.58%) or Hispanic (35.53%). The Incumbent: Kevi...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Congress, Navy, California, Mexico, La, Government, Senate, White House, Iraq, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden


Community alternatives to police response

In 2018, San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call about a person walking in traffic. They arrived to find Chinedu Okobi, a 36-year-old Black man who had struggled with mental illness, ambling slowly down the sidewalk. Okobi was unarmed, and dashcam footage of the incident shows him quickly raising his hands as deputies approach. In a matter of seconds, five officers surround Okobi in an attempt to force him to the ground. Okobi appears confused – he tells the deputies that h...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Taser, Bay Area, Assembly, San Mateo County, Gloria Romero, San Francisco Police Department, Okobi


At UN, India vows to help produce virus vaccine for world

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to help the world produce and deliver potential coronavirus vaccines while making no mention Saturday of the heavy toll the pandemic has taken on his own country, where the enormous population has suffered among the highest numbers of cases and deaths in the world. Modi's remarks to the U.N. General Assembly — pre-recorded because the gathering is virtual this year — also said nothing about growing tensions with neighboring Pakistan, whose prime minis...
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