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California can guarantee clean water without tax increases

The last thing California needs is another tax. But that’s what Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed    – a regressive water tax that will hit financially challenged Californians hardest. He wants to establish a new revenue stream starting at $140 million per year to fund clean water in poor areas. Ratepayers would be burdened with another 95 cents to $10 a month –$120 a year – as well as “fees on animal farmers, dairies and fertilizer sellers,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. So food prices...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Irs, Gavin Newsom, Democratic Party, Brown, Legislature, San Francisco Chronicle, Carmel, Mueller, Hertzberg, Caballero, Cal Grant, Guest Commentary


To help people off the streets and into homeless shelters, welcome their pets?

By Elizabeth Castillo | CALmatters When police officers found Julie Hemingway bedded down on the asphalt of a Taco Bell parking lot, she wasn’t interested in moving to a homeless shelter. No way was she leaving her cat, Tammy. Caring for Tammy allows Hemingway, who said she suffers from major depressive disorder, to push past thoughts of suicide. “Waking up and having to feed her,” she said, “it’s enough to keep me going.” But the officers told her about a triage shelter in Sacramento that would...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Nevada, Tammy, City Council, Local News, Taco Bell, Hemingway, Legislature, Sacramento California


In San Fernando Valley neighborhoods flanking Ventura Boulevard, grumblings of opposition to housing shortage bill SB-50 are well underway

At a Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association meeting this week, Maria Pavlou Kalban elicited groans from a hundred-plus members in attendance as she updated them on a piece of state legislation still fledgling in the halls of Sacramento. “Senator Weiner doesn’t believe in single-family homes,” she told the mostly 60+ crowd, describing how this bill could eventually spell the erection of high-density apartment buildings in the comfortably suburban neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. The legislation called ...
Tags: News, California, Housing, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local-news, Southern California, Daily News, Scott Wiener, Legislature, Valley, Weiner


See all that water flowing into the ocean? Bill by Sen. Hertzberg aims to save it

In stormy winters like this, residents of drought-prone Southern California fret about how much rainfall flows into the ocean, a reminder of the amounts of water the region is wasting instead of saving for good use. A new bill by a San Fernando Valley state senator aims to fix that. The bill introduced Monday by Sens. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would require huge reductions in the volume of treated wastewater discharged into the Pacific Ocean and California est...
Tags: California, Senate, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, North, Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles Times, Rose Bowl, Southern California, Scott Wiener, Santa Monica, Weiner, Colorado River, Natural Resources Defense Council, San Fernando Valley


25 years later, local leaders gather to share lessons learned after Northridge quake

When the Jan. 17 1994 Northridge earthquake shook his home, Cary Van Ausdall didn’t have much time to assess damage to his Santa Clarita house. Instead, as a Red Cross volunteer, he raced out assist residents impacted by the disaster. The 25th anniversary of the devastating earthquake, he said, is a reminder that the city should be prepared for the next big one. “Being prepared will get you an opportunity to sleep at night,” he said. Ausdall joined local leaders at California State University, N...
Tags: Business, News, California, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Local News, Donald Trump, Lucy Jones, Southern California, Trump, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City


Bob Hertzberg embraces an active final term in California Legislature

After more than a decade out of public office, Bob Hertzberg strode back into Sacramento four years ago to find state politics had changed. The game was different, with new rules and a new online playing field. The players were new, too, and no longer called him Mr. Speaker. Not all of them enjoyed what he viewed as a friendly hug, the way human beings used to. The one-time California Assembly boss, one-time Los Angeles mayoral contender and all-time big thinker said recently of his first term i...
Tags: California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, San Diego, Atkins, Starbucks, Quinn, Raul Bocanegra, Eric Garcetti, Daniel, Legislature, Assembly


Do Social Media Bots Have a Right To Free Speech?

One study found that 66% of tweets with links were posted by "suspected bots" -- with an even higher percentage for certain kinds of content. Now a new California law will require bots to disclose that they are bots. But does that violate the bots' freedom of speech, asks Laurent Sacharoff, a law professor at the University of Arkansas. "Even though bots are abstract entities, we might think of them as having free speech rights to the extent that they are promoting or promulgating useful info...
Tags: California, Tech, State, University of Arkansas, Hertzberg, Sen Robert Hertzberg, Laurent Sacharoff, Sacharoff


Is Google programmed to teach us not to write "Democrat Party"?!

In a post earlier this morning, I noticed the congressional Democrats have something called "New Democrat Coalition" and wondered why they accepted using "Democrat" like that when they adamantly oppose "Democrat Party." It's a coalition of Democrats, so Democrat Coalition is fine grammatically. You can use a noun as an adjective when it makes sense. It's the Optimist Club, not the Optimistic Club. Why rankle at "Democrat Party"? And why think you're insulting them by calling it the "Democrat Par...
Tags: Google, Law, Israel, Grammar, Republican Party, Rats, Spelling, Democratic Party, Democrat Party, Hertzberg, Ann Althouse, Optimist Club, Hendrik Hertzberg, New Democrat Coalition, Mesquito, Democrat Coalition


Roberta Weintraub, ‘warrior for the San Fernando Valley,’ dies at 83

Roberta Weintraub, a time-honored civic leader and former LA school board member with deep roots in the San Fernando Valley, died on Jan. 1, 2019. She was 83. She first gained notoriety as an activist against school-busing in the 1970s, and went on to champion issues of education and law enforcement across ideological lines. Weintraub represented the east Valley on the Los Angeles Unified School District board before she was elected president four times during her 14-year tenure on the dais. Fol...
Tags: News, Congress, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, John F Kennedy, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Ucla, Michael, Ava, Daily News, Northridge


Great Hill adds two operating partners to team

Great Hill Partners has named Jesse Hertzberg and Michael Thompson as operating partners. Hertzberg is an adviser to to several SaaS, ecommerce and marketplace startups in New York City while Thompson is a former vice president and general manager at Nuance Communications. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Great Hill Partners, LLC, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, today announced the expansion of its operating partner program with the hiring of Jesse Hertzberg and ...
Tags: Boston, New York City, Trends, People, Cornell University, Thompson, Mike, Jesse, Hertzberg, Columbia Business School, Michael Thompson, Nuance Communications, Jesse Hertzberg, Great Hill, Mark Taber, Great Hill Partners LLC


California’s bill to end cash bail could make history — and splinter the left

California is considering a massive shake-up in the way the justice system treats people accused of crimes—scrapping money-based bail but giving judges broad leeway to decide whether suspects should be held in jail before they go to trial. It’s the result of nearly two years of work to craft a bill that would make California the first state to entirely eliminate the use of money bail. If enacted, it could be life-altering for low-income Californians. And, like so much in this state, it is shapin...
Tags: News, Education, California, Kentucky, Senate, Uncategorized, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, New Jersey, Bill, Jerry Brown, Human Rights Watch, Capitol


Bots of the Internet, Reveal Yourselves!

A bill in the California legislature would regulate bots by making them disclose their automated nature. But how?
Tags: News, California, Hertzberg, Computers and the Internet, Robert M, Common Sense Media, Center for Humane Technology


LA County Republicans see signs of hope in congressional, legislative district elections

In the days before primary voting on Tuesday, Republicans in Los Angeles County have been reciting reasons for optimism that 2018 will mark the start of a comeback for their party in one of the nation’s most Democratic-centric regions. One reason is indisputable: The GOP in L.A. County has nowhere to go but up. In 2016, a Republican mother of four living in the San Fernando Valley community of Valley Village opened her November ballot to find no Republican candidates for any office below preside...
Tags: Hollywood, Congress, California, La, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, House, Republican Party, Nicaragua, Republican, Donald Trump, Richard Sherman


Is Opera Dying? No, But This One Is Staged Among the Dead

A new series, opening with David Hertzberg’s “The Rose Elf,” will produce classical performances in the narrow catacomb at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Tags: News, David, Opera, Ny, Cemeteries, Andrew, Hertzberg, David Hertzberg, Ousley, Green Wood Cemetery, Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn, Schlather, R B, The Rose Elf (Opera


The driverless Uber death reveals that autonomous cars won't solve the biggest problem with America's streets

This week, a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian. Autonomous carmakers often praise the technology's potential to improve road safety, because the vehicles ideally eliminate human error. A transportation analyst says that driverless vehicles would likely not lead to fewer pedestrian deaths in the US, since America's roads are still designed to prioritize cars over everything else. Making the country's streets more pedestrian-friendly would likely make them safer. On Monday, a se...
Tags: New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Washington Dc, Arizona, Travis Kalanick, World Resources Institute, Times Square, Tempe, Mediterranean Sea, Oslo Norway, Hertzberg, Tempe Arizona


Sexual harassment scandals, women candidates shape LA County’s state legislative races

For months, as the sexual misconduct scandals involving Los Angeles-area Democrats widened, it appeared the 2018 elections in state legislative districts would be different from other years. Just how different they’ll be is clearer now that the lists of candidates for L.A. County’s 23 Assembly and six state Senate seats are all but official. The candidates who met Friday’s deadline to enter the June 5 primaries include more women than usual and larger-than-normal fields competing in the district...
Tags: California, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, City Council, Patty Lopez, Raul Bocanegra, Garcia, Assembly, Mendoza, Torrance, Downey, Sebastian Ridley Thomas, LA County


Stop the hugging: Valley State Sen. Bob Hertzberg reprimanded by Rules Committee

In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, hugs Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, after his storm water bill was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento. Hertzberg has been told to stop hugging people after a sexual misconduct investigation concluded his behavior made multiple colleagues uncomfortable. Hertzberg was formally reprimanded Tuesday, March 6, 2018, by the Senate Rules Committee. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) In this April 30, 2015 ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Stockton, San Diego, Local News, Anderson, State, Kathleen Ronayne, Capitol, Legislature, Assembly, state Senate


LA City Council supports proposed state marijuana bank

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution Wednesday supporting a state Senate bill that seeks to create a state-chartered bank that could be used by the marijuana industry. The resolution approved on an 11-0 vote supports Senate Bill 930, introduced by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and comes after City Council President Herb Wesson suggested that Los Angeles explore opening its own bank that could serve the marijuana industry. The creation of a public Bank of Los Angele...
Tags: News, California, Senate, Marijuana, Office, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Wesson, Los Angeles City, Hertzberg, LA City Council, Bank of North Dakota


With 14 harassment investigations in motion, how do lawmakers handle the throng of accused?

By Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters Under investigation for sexual harassment—including allegations that he invited a young staffer to come home with him—state Sen. Tony Mendoza agreed on Jan. 3 to take a month-long leave of absence from the California Legislature. But a week later, the Democrat from Artesia showed up in the Capitol and lingered until the leader of the Senate told him to leave. Mendoza instead returned to his Los Angeles area district and resumed routine duties: He presented resolut...
Tags: California, La, Senate, White House, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, Raul Bocanegra, McIntyre, Capitol, Legislature, Mendoza, Adam Schiff


These 7 current and former state lawmakers from Southern California face allegations of misconduct

Seven current and former California Assembly and Senate members were accused of sexual misbehavior and other harassment over the past decade, according to documents released Friday by the Legislature. Here are details about each lawmaker gleaned from the documents, some of which were heavily redacted to protect the identities of accusers and other parties. Travis Allen Travis Allen is a financial planner from Huntington Beach who has served in the Assembly since 2012 and is running for Califo...
Tags: California, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Fox, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Raul Bocanegra, Southern California, State, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Wright, Assembly, Allen, Burke


New harassment revelations hit state lawmakers Travis Allen, Autumn Burke and Bob Hertzberg

SACRAMENTO — In a reversal of longstanding policy, the Legislature on Friday released for the first time the names of 19 lawmakers and high-ranking staffers its investigations found to have engaged in misconduct since 2006, as well as the claims against them and the outcome of each case. The release, made in the midst of a powerful movement against sexual misconduct in the workplace and promises of reform in the California Legislature, followed pressure from this news organization and others to ...
Tags: California, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Raul Bocanegra, Trump, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Capitol, Legislature, Assembly, Allen, Levinson


​Patty Lopez lost her Assembly seat to Raul Bocanegra in 2016. Now, with an ‘open mind,’ she wants it back

By Laurel Rosenhall Patty Lopez came to Sacramento in 2014 as a complete outsider, disconnected from the political machinery that helps most people win election to the California Legislature. As a mother of four with little formal education, she had become a local activist pushing for better schools in the San Fernando Valley. Then she ran for the Legislature — financing her campaign by selling tamales and pupusas — and ousted a Democratic assemblyman. Political insiders said voters must have pi...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Russia, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Patty Lopez, Raul Bocanegra, Raul, Usc, Democratic, Democratic Party


Sexual harassment scandals are first on California lawmakers’ agenda as they start new year

The sexual-harassment scandals shaking up Los Angeles-area politics are uppermost in the minds of state legislators as they get back to work in the California capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday. During the three months the Assembly and Senate were out of session, allegations of sexual misconduct forced Assembly members Raul Bocanegra and Matt Dababneh to resign, put Senators Tony Mendoza and Bob Hertzberg on the defensive, and obliged policymakers to clean up the culture in state government. Tha...
Tags: California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Associated Press, Raul Bocanegra, Democratic Party, U S Senate, Legislature, Assembly, Mendoza, Reyes, Friedman


Politicians accused of sexual harassment: What’s driving them out of office? Peer pressure

By Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters It’s a central tenet of democracy: The electorate is a politician’s ultimate boss. If voters don’t like what their representatives are up to, they can, as the saying goes, throw the bums out. But in recent weeks, as a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations hits politicians in several statehouses and the nation’s capitol, another force is proving to be as powerful as the electorate: peer pressure. Two California assemblymen and three members of Congress ...
Tags: Minnesota, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Raul Bocanegra, Donald Trump, Garcia, Legislature, Assembly, Mendoza


State Sen. Mendoza asked to take leave amid misconduct probe

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO — California Senate leader Kevin de Leon ramped up pressure Thursday on Sen. Tony Mendoza — his former roommate and a fellow Democrat — to take a leave of absence until an investigation into his alleged sexual misconduct ends. Mendoza hasn’t agreed. “It’s an ongoing conservation,” de Leon told reporters. De Leon, in the midst of a campaign against U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, made his comments In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, ...
Tags: News, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Social Issues, Leon, Kathleen Ronayne, Sen Dianne Feinstein, Capitol, Legislature, Assembly, Mendoza, Wagner


State Sen. Hertzberg, known for his hugs, accused of going too far

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Van Nuys Democrat known for greeting people with hugs, is accused by three female lawmakers of going too far with physical contact, The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday. The Bee quoted Linda Halderman saying she endured “gross” hugs when she served in the Assembly in 2010-12. Halderman’s accusations against Hertzberg were first reported Wednesday morning in the political blog Flash Report. The Sacramento newspaper also quoted two current California state legislators,...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Assembly, Sacramento Bee, Cerritos, San Fernando Valley, West Valley, Hertzberg, Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, Tony Mendoza, Halderman


Lawmakers to Californians: Do as we say, not as we do

By Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters With a declaration that “public servants best serve the citizenry when they can be candid and honest without reservation in conducting the people’s business,” lawmakers passed the California Whistleblower Protection Act in 1999. The idea was to protect workers who report misconduct, so that they can blow the whistle on bad actors without losing their jobs. The bill at that time covered workers at state agencies and California’s two public university systems. Lawma...
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PE-backed Prelude Fertility to buy Vivere Health

Prelude Fertility, which is backed by Lee Equity Partners, has agreed to acquire Vivere Health and its flagship partner, the Houston Fertility Institute. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Vivere Health owns and operates ambulatory surgery centers and in-vitro fertilization facilities. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Prelude Fertility announced the expansion of its rapidly growing network with the signing of a definitive agreement to acqu...
Tags: New York, Texas, Trends, United States, Healthcare, M&a, Nashville, Houston, Forbes magazine, Houston Fertility Institute, Becker, Asc, Franklin TN, Prelude, Hertzberg, PE


Your freedom shouldn’t be dependent on your bank account balance

No one should remain behind bars as they await trial solely because they lack the financial resources to get out of jail. It makes no sense for a person deemed eligible for release to remain jailed simply because they are poor, while a more fortunate individual facing the same or more serious charges can go free. Yet that’s how California’s pretrial release and detention system works, with thousands of people behind bars on any given day simply because they don’t have the money to get out. This ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Bill, Jerry Brown, Oakland, Tani Cantil Sakauye, Hertzberg, Sal Rodriguez, Cantil Sakauye, Assemblyman Rob Bonta, Opinion columns, Sen Bob Hertzberg D Van Nuys


What you need to know about egg-freezing, the hot new perk at Google, Apple, and Facebook

Companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google are offering female employees the chance to freeze their eggs. The policy is meant to give employees more freedom to pursue family planning according to their own timeline. Critics say the policy sends the message to employees that work is more important than family. Among the many perks employees enjoy at tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google, including extended maternity leave, death benefits, and free beer, oocyte cryopreservation — egg-...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, UC Berkeley, Google Apple, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg, Apple Facebook, Hertzberg, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Facebook Amazon Netflix