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Does the state really know best on everything?

It’s beginning to seem as if many leading elected officials in California believe state government knows best about almost everything in virtually every phase of life. That goes on both macro and micro levels. Over the last year, this state has threatened city after city with lawsuits for not authorizing enough new housing units to satisfy state officials, even when developers have no great interest in building them. A state commission is demanding other lawsuits if cities and counties don’t do ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, US, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Bill, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Castro District, Thomas Elias, Wiener, Newsom


Newsom’s spending more, saving less

When Jerry Brown returned to the governorship in 2011, he faced what he called a “wall of debt” from years of severe economic recession and deficit-riddled state budgets. Accordingly, he made paying off that debt, more than $30 billion, and armoring the budget against future recessions his top priority. Brown persuaded voters to approve what was supposed to be a temporary tax increase, mostly higher income taxes on the affluent, and later a “rainy day fund” that would cushion the effects of rece...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, US, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Democratic Party, Brown, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, Newsom, Petek


California’s the place to be, unless you’re middle income and need an affordable home

If you’re looking for a job or a healthy lifestyle, California remains a dream come true. Our economy created 3.4 million jobs in the 10 years since the worst of the Great Recession, accounting for one out of every seven new U.S. hires. The nine-county Bay Area would itself be the nation’s richest state, although the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire together would rank 48th among all states in wealth. California continues to improve its health outcomes, ranking 12th among all states, compare...
Tags: California, Opinion, US, Sport, Soccer, Chamber of Commerce, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, State, Capitol, Legislature, San Joaquin Valley, Inland Empire, Guest Commentary, Loren Kaye, California Foundation for Commerce and Education


Cancel the bullet train

The California High Speed Rail Authority just issued its draft 2020 business plan, a 164-page document accompanied by four supplemental reports and eight technical reports. A shorter version is on the agency’s website in a brightly colored graphic. “Statewide economic benefits from investments through June 2019,” it reads, “job-years of employment: 44,700 — 50,500. Labor income: $3.17 billion — $3.62 billion. Economic output: $8.3 billion — $9.2 billion.” Notice anything missing? Like a train? T...
Tags: California, Opinion, Time, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Silicon Valley, Jerry Brown, Guatemala, Southwest Airlines, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Authority


Builders in late 2019 rush to beat solar requirement for new homes

California homebuilders rushed to take out new building permits at the end of last year, apparently to avoid the state’s new requirement that all new homes be solar-powered starting this year. However, a 13% jump in residential permits issued in the final three months of 2019 failed to offset a 7% drop in permits for the year as a whole. The decline in homebuilding comes as state leaders are trying to boost housing construction to address the housing crisis. The state Department of Housing and C...
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Newsom rightly ends costly arrangement for select bureaucrats

Gov. Gavin Newsom was right to end sweetheart deals for state employees who were paid with taxpayer funds to commute back and forth to work, which was reported by The Sacramento Bee earlier this week. Victories for fiscal responsibility are hard to come by in California, so even though this was a small victory, it was victory nonetheless. These ridiculous arrangements, negotiated under Newsom’s predecessor, Gov. Jerry Brown, did not apply to costs associated with travel as part of the normal cou...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, San Diego, CalTrans, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Bee, Newsom, Editorial Board, Laurie Berman, California Vocational


New Bernie Sanders Ad Takes Shot At PG&E Weeks Before California Primary

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Senator and Democratic presidential nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders is out with a new video it takes aim at PG&E a few weeks before the California primary. The three-minute video released on Sanders’ Youtube channel on Thursday features images of devastation from recent wildfires – including the 2017 Nuns Fire and 2018 Camp Fire – that are blamed on PG&E equipment. Sanders does not speak in the video, but the clip appears to be endorsing California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call...
Tags: News, California, Local, Sacramento, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Bernie Sanders, Gavin Newsom, Sanders


LA County gets trailers for homeless living as ‘crisis response’ takes shape

Los Angeles County Sup. Mark Ridley-Thomas holds a press conference with Los Angeles Councilman Curren Price, left, after Gov. Gavin Newsom sent 10 trailers to temporarily house homeless families at Safe Landing for Families on South Broadway in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 13, 2020. St. Joseph Center will provide the families with wraparound services. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Los Angeles Councilman Curren Price, Va Lecia Adams Kellum, pres. and CEO of St. Jo...
Tags: News, Homeless, Homeless shelters, LA County Board of Supervisors, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


10 trailers sent to South LA to shelter homeless families as part of California’s ‘crisis response’

Los Angeles County Sup. Mark Ridley-Thomas holds a press conference with Los Angeles Councilman Curren Price, left, after Gov. Gavin Newsom sent 10 trailers to temporarily house homeless families at Safe Landing for Families on South Broadway in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 13, 2020. St. Joseph Center will provide the families with wraparound services. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Los Angeles Councilman Curren Price, Va Lecia Adams Kellum, pres. and CEO of St. Jo...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, CalTrans, Lapd, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Homeless Shelters, Los Angeles County, Valley, Martinez, South Los Angeles


California Voters Can Switch Party Status On Election Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will be able to change their party affiliation and update their address at polling stations on election day under a new law approved in time for the March 3 Democratic primary. The change was particularly sought as it will allow the state’s 5.6 million independent voters to register with a party by signing off on only one form on election day. Democratic presidential campaigns hope the law will boost the number of registered Democrats and participation...
Tags: California, California News, Ap, Gavin Newsom, Democratic Primary, Sacramento Calif, California Voters


‘Unhoused’ symposium at USC gives federal, state and local decision-makers forum to address homelessness

During a meeting Thursday that included the nation’s housing secretary, two former governors and mayors of some of California’s biggest cities, USC researchers released results of a new poll that underscored the urgent nature of the gathering. Homelessness — not climate change or immigration — is the single biggest problem in California, according to about 1,000 likely voters surveyed by USC. Policy makers on Thursday were eager to talk about it. “Declare an emergency,” former California Gov. Gr...
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Lawmakers Question Gov. Newsom’s Homeless Plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some lawmakers and mayors expressed skepticism Thursday over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to give $750 million to state-selected regional administrators rather than to local government to address the state’s growing homelessness crisis, signaling the Democrat may have a budget fight on his hands. The comments were made at a budget subcommittee hearing that marked the first in-depth hearing on the proposal and came on the heels of a critical review by the nonpartisan Legislat...
Tags: California, California News, San Francisco, Ap, Homelessness, San Jose, Oakland, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Ting, Newsom, Jesse Melgar, Phil Ting, Legislative Analyst s Office, California Department of Social Services


California To Move Some Condemned Inmates Off Death Row

SACRAMENTO (AP) – More than 700 condemned inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row soon will have a chance to transfer to one of eight state prisons, a move a former district attorney termed “a slap to the face” of victims. The voluntary transfers from San Quentin State Prison’s all-male death row to other high-security prisons could benefit condemned inmates not only with more freedom and a change of scenery, but provide an opportunity to participate in rehabilitation and work pr...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sacramento, Death Penalty, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Central California, Levine, Thornton, San Quentin State Prison, Terry Thornton, Ramos, San Quentin, Newsom, Marc Levine


Project Witness shows life in prison from a child’s point of view

Editor's note: Today’s guest post comes from John Legend, artist, producer and activist; and Ty Stiklorius, veteran music manager, CEO of Friends at Work, Producer and ActivistAt the age of 17, Jarrett Harper was sentenced to life in prison without parole. His crime was killing the man who had sexually abused him and his brother over a number of years. But he was not seen as a desperate child victim trying to stop the abuse he and his brother were enduring. Instead, he was sentenced as a child t...
Tags: Google, California, Youtube, John Legend, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Bryan, Jarrett, Bryan Stevenson, Ty Stiklorius, Diversity and Inclusion, John Legend Ty Stiklorius, Jarrett Harper, Lancaster Prison, Baylon Harper Jarrett, Jarrett Harper John Legend Jarrett


Term ‘At-Risk Youth’ Replaced With ‘At-Promise Youth’ In California Penal Codes

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The term “at-risk youth” was commonly used in both penal and education codes in California – until now. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1 that officially wiped the phrase from the state’s language. The phrase will now be replaced by “at-promise youth.” Assemblymember Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles), who penned the passed legislation, says the measure will change the negative connotation that comes along with the “at-risk” label. “I...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Cervantes, Assembly, South Los Angeles, Jones Sawyer, California laws, Byron Jones Sawyer, Alejandro Galicia Cervantes


The GOP Could Reclaim a House Seat Left Open by a Nude Photo Scandal

California’s 25th district is not lacking for drama. Made up of suburbs that wrap around the northern edge of Los Angeles, this longtime Republican district is the one that Katie Hill flipped in a high-profile 2018 race. Last year, the 32-year-old ascendant Democrat resigned, after a conservative news site published nude photos of her and amid a congressional ethics probe. Among the more than 10 candidates vying to take her seat are the Republican she bested; a former Navy strike fighter pi...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Washington, Mexico, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Fbi, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Smith, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, New England


Wakeup call: Housing construction dropped last year in California

Gavin Newsom came into the governorship a year ago having made many promises to accomplish great things, or as he put it, “big hairy, audacious goals.” Perhaps the most audacious was to solve California’s ever-growing shortage of housing by building 3.5 million more units by 2025. Specifically, he pledged in an on-line article to “lead the effort to develop the 3.5 million new housing units we need by 2025 because our solutions must be as bold as the problem is big.” During his inaugural address...
Tags: Europe, California, Opinion, La, Senate, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Bill, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Capitol, Los Angeles County, Dan Walters


Fewer prisoners, bigger prison budgets

Since 2011, despite the state’s prison population declining by almost a quarter, California’s prison spending has ballooned by over a third, according to an analysis by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. It’s not hard to understand why: both Democratic and Republican members of the state Legislature have consistently put the interests of California’s prison guards union ahead of actually building a sensible criminal justice system. While it is often forgotten given the success...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New Hampshire, Editorials, Iowa, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Legislature, United States Supreme Court, CDCR, Lao, Legislative Analyst


L.A. County to rethink structure, function of lead homeless services agency

By Elizabeth Marcellino LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to rethink the structure and responsibility of a lead agency responsible for battling homelessness. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis co-authored the motion recommending a review of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. “I believe something has to change,” Barger said. “If not … my cities are going to feel that they are not being represented fairly.” LAHSA was established in...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hud, Homeless, Chatsworth, Los Angeles City Council, Gavin Newsom, Whittier, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda Solis


Legislative Analyst Criticizes California’s Homeless Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal likely won’t have a meaningful impact on the nation’s largest homeless population, according to a new analysis from the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. Newsom’s proposal “falls short of articulating a clear strategy for curbing homelessness in California” by shifting decision-making authority away from local governments that have historically handled the bulk of homeless services in the state, the LAO wrot...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Ap, San Jose, Melgar, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Los Angeles County, Ting, Sacramento Calif, state Department of Social Services, Newsom, San Francisco Oakland, Jesse Melgar, Lao, Phil Ting


California Governor Gavin Newsom Wants To Grill PG&E About Financing Plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy faced another threat from California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a Tuesday court hearing that set the stage for a potentially dramatic showdown later this month. Newsom’s lawyers told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali they want to grill PG&E about the company’s plans to borrow billions of dollars and sell more stock to help pay the $13.5 billion owed to more than 75,000 victims of catastrophic wildfires ignited by the u...
Tags: News, California, California News, San Francisco, Ap, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Sonoma County, Pacific Gas Electric, Dumas, Newsom, Dennis Montali, Cecily Dumas, Governor Gavin Newsom, Montali


Close Aliso Canyon facility within year, protest urges

Dozens of Porter Ranch residents and environmental activists gathered Tuesday, Feb. 11, demanded that Gov. Gavin Newsom close the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility within a year. The rally came a few months after Newsom sent a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission, a state agency that oversees the 3,600-acre facility, asking to hire an independent expert to study alternatives to “inform a shorter path to closure” of the facility tucked in the hills above Porter Ranch. But ...
Tags: Business, News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Valley, Southern California Gas Co, San Fernando Valley, California Public Utilities Commission, Newsom, Top Stories LADN, Dean Musgrove Los Angeles Daily News


Gas War: Justice Department Drops Antitrust Probe Against Automakers Siding With California

The United States Department of Justice has ended its investigation into Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW over a presumed antitrust violation stemming from a deal they made with California to adhere to regional emission rules. Their agreement technically circumvents the current administration’s plan to freeze national emissions and fuel economy standards — established while President Obama was […] The post Gas War: Justice Department Drops Antitrust Probe Against Automakers Siding With Californi...
Tags: Obama, California, Fuel, Regulation, Vw, Ford, Autos, Epa, Bmw, Volkswagen, Honda, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Fuel Economy, Gavin Newsom, Ford Motor Co


Portantino introduces legislation in wake of 6-year-old’s drowning at Altadena camp

State Senator Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) partnered with Pasadena parents Doug Forbes and Elena Matyas to introduce legislation on Monday, Feb. 10, which aims to provide more oversight of California summer camps. The Roxie Rules Act, otherwise known as SB 955, comes months after Forbes and Matyas’ daughter, Roxie, drowned at the Altadena-based Summerkids Camp in June. “California sadly trails well behind many other states in regulating recreational camps,” said a news release f...
Tags: Children, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Forbes, Altadena, YMCA, Roxie, La Canada Flintridge, Matyas, Anthony Portantino


Justice Department Sues New Jersey, California and King County, Wash., Over ‘Unlawful’ Immigration Policies

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced three separate lawsuits on Monday against states and counties that have enacted immigration measures that the agency describes as “unlawful.” DOJ is suing New Jersey over a directive by the state attorney general that limits state agencies from assisting federal immigration authorities, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The state of California is also being sued after Gov. Gavin Newsom passed a state law banning all private det...
Tags: New York, News, California, Washington, Immigration, Uncategorized, United States, New Jersey, Ice, Seattle, Doj, Justice Department, Gavin Newsom, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Gurbir Grewal, Customs Enforcement


Uber loses early challenge to California gig-worker law

By Joel Rosenblatt and Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg Uber Technologies failed to persuade a judge to shield its drivers from California’s gig-worker protection law while the company challenges the landmark measure in court. A federal judge in Los Angeles rejected a request by Uber and Postmates to temporarily block enforcement of Assembly Bill 5, which aims to convert gig-economy workers from independent contractors to employees with benefits. Uber and Postmates didn’t ask the judge to shield other c...
Tags: Uber, Business, Jobs, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Postmates, Gavin Newsom, State, Olson, Dolly M Gee, Xavier Becerra, Josh Eidelson, U S District Court Central District of California, Joel Rosenblatt


To close achievement gap, we need to rethink K-12 spending

The latest California budget offers yet another significant boost in public-school funding, but a new report from the well-respected Legislative Analyst’s Office should raise a question that lawmakers have rarely answered: What have taxpayers – and public-school students – gotten for the increases in spending over the past few years? California has increased K-12 school spending by 60 percent since 2011, with a special focus on helping districts that serve poor and minority students. One of the ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Arizona, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Phoenix, Goldwater Institute, Newsom, Lao, Learning Policy Institute, Legislative Analyst 's Office


Drama on the ticket: Six can’t-miss races to watch in LA County’s March 3 primary

In Los Angeles County’s March 3 primary, voters will weigh in on everything from who runs the nation’s largest prosecutors office to who will take on a key vote in the ultra-polarized Congress as President Donald Trump aims for his Act II. Family political dynasties are at stake. Criminal-justice reformers will choose their implementer. And for Republicans, it could be a last chance for while to gain back flipped seats lost in recent years. Simply stated: “This is a critical election,” said Sher...
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Has Newsom settled the water wars?

The beating heart of California’s massive system of capturing, storing and distributing water is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Water flows into the West’s largest estuary from the Sacramento, San Joaquin and several lesser rivers that drain the state’s mountain chains on its northern and eastern edges. While most of the water continues into the Pacific Ocean, giant pumps on the southern edge of the Delta suck much of it into canals supplying San Joaquin Valley farms and Southern California c...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, Sacramento River, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, Arizona, Delta, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Pacific Ocean, Clinton, Gavin Newsom


Protecting California children from life

Under current California law, public school children in fifth, seventh and ninth grades are given a physical fitness test that measures everything from aerobic capacity to flexibility and upper body strength. According to the California Department of Education, “the main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity. The test has six parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that come from inactivity. The t...
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