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Why can’t California create viable national leaders anymore?

Once upon a time, Hollywood and California seemed to be leading the country, for better or worse, with outsized public figures and sometimes compelling, or at least entertaining, ideas. California politicians like Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan achieved national power, establishing the primary strands of conservative thought. California’s liberals were less successful, but at least they were influential. Jerry Brown never made it to the White House — he would have been our first Zen president —...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, California, Opinion, White House, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan, New Hampshire, New York Times, Larry Ellison


Seven reasons to question a state utility takeover

On Feb. 3, state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill that would transfer to California taxpayers responsibility for the state’s largest and most troubled utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. The bill would give a new government agency, the California Consumer Energy and Conservation Financing Authority, the power to buy the assets and pay off the debts — including billions of dollars in wildfire compensation — of a utility now formulating an operating plan coming out of bankruptcy....
Tags: Texas, Loretta Lynch, California, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Sacramento, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, San Jose, Jerry Brown, Wall Street Journal, Cpuc, Gavin Newsom, Sam Liccardo


A strange bedfellows alliance on bail reform repeal in California

Senate Bill 10, passed by the Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, violated one of the unwritten rules of making public policy in California. The measure, one of several criminal justice reforms championed by Brown during his second governorship, would eliminate cash bail for those accused of crimes in favor of a new “risk assessment” program. Criminal justice reformers have clamored for years to eliminate cash bail, saying it discriminates against poor defendants who lack th...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Farmers, Bill, Jerry Brown, Bernie Sanders, Brown, Capitol, Legislature


The life and career rise of billionaire Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO leading a new streaming serve called Quibi

Meg Whitman, 63, is one of Silicon Valley's most storied CEOs. In her decades-long career, Whitman has been credited with turning around eBay and making major changes at Hewlett-Packard. Now, she's leading a new streaming platform called Quibi. Here's what you need to know about Whitman, a Princeton University graduate whose among the richest self-made women in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Meg Whitman, now in her third iteration of being a tech CEO, is a veteran...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hollywood, California, Ebay, Boston, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, United Kingdom, New York Times, Hasbro, Silicon Valley


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


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


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


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


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


How California’s environmental rules deprive minorities of housing opportunities

California’s landmark environmental law is being used to promote racist redlining housing policies, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of liberal activists. As readers of these editorial pages know, the California Environmental Quality Act has been abused in ways beyond anything having to do with the environment by NIMBYs to block development and by unions to extort preferential treatment. But a relatively new state regulation added to the CEQA process has had disastrous effects on low-inco...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Hernandez, CEQA, California Republican Party, Matt Fleming, California Building Industry Association, Opinion columns, Jennifer Hernandez


California’s stubborn ‘achievement gap’

Sooner or later, reality rears its ugly head and that seems to be happening with the state’s very expensive — but apparently failing — efforts to close a yawning “achievement gap” among the state’s nearly 6 million elementary and secondary school students. Early in the decade, as Jerry Brown began his second stint as governor, he persuaded the Legislature to create the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It ended dozens of “categorical aids” that provided state funds to local schools for speci...
Tags: School, California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Brown, Capitol, Legislature, Kobe, Adam Schiff, Dan Walters, Elaine Howle, Steve Knight, Petek


Inmate Cited In Death Penalty Debate Dies In California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A double murderer whose case became part of California’s renewed debate over capital punishment died Wednesday in a hospital long before his death sentence could be carried out. An autopsy will determine what killed 71-year-old Thomas Potts, but officials said foul play was not suspected. Potts had been sentenced to death by a Kings County jury in 1998 for the murders of Fred and Shirley Jenks in their home. Both victims were in their 70s. The California Supreme Court u...
Tags: News, California, Local, Jerry Brown, California Supreme Court, Gavin Newsom, Fred, Liu, Sacramento Calif, Potts, Goodwin Liu, Kings County, California Death Penalty, Mariano Florentino Cuellar, Thomas Potts, Shirley Jenks


California’s most controversial housing bill died, so what’s next?

Developers, landlords, Facebook, construction unions, the state Chamber of Commerce, Realtors, environmental groups and even the AARP wanted to see the bill pass. So did big-city mayors including San Francisco’s London Breed and San Jose’s Sam Liccardo. Not to mention Sen. Toni Atkins, Democratic leader of the state Senate, who typically has a pretty big say in which bills make it out of her chamber. Nonetheless, Senate Bill 50, a measure that would have forced cities to allow more mid-rise apar...
Tags: Facebook, Business, London, California, Housing, Senate, San Francisco, Legislation, Sport, Soccer, San Jose, Bill, Republican, Jerry Brown, Housing Crisis, Ucla


Why nearly every house in California will eventually have solar power

After a rough patch during the economic downturn a decade ago, solar power has been on a roll lately. In 2011, California lawmakers set an ambitious target for utilities to generate 33% of the state’s electricity from renewable energy like solar farms and wind turbines by 2020. It seemed like a lofty goal. But California reached it two years early, hitting 34% by the end of 2018. As a result, air pollution is down in most places, and the state’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 14% from thei...
Tags: Energy, Business, News, Climate Change, California, Housing, Environment, California News, Fresno, Sport, Mit, Soccer, San Jose, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Cinnamon


California’s charter schools in a precarious state

Charter schools in California should have known a tough time was ahead when charter advocates spent around $62 million backing the wrong candidates in 2018. Education reformer Marshall Tuck lost to the union-backed Tony Thurmond for superintendent of public instruction and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did not become governor. Instead, it was Gavin Newsom who rode a wave of union money into the Governor’s Mansion. Newsom is a stark contrast to his predecessor, Jerry Brown, who ge...
Tags: School, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Cta, Soccer, Editorials, Lausd, Jerry Brown, Oakland, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Brown, California Teachers Association, National School Choice Week


Newsom’s opportunity to write a new chapter in the history of pardons

The power of presidents and governors to overrule judges and juries by pardoning convicted felons or commuting their sentences is a vestige of ancient monarchial authority. As one history of the pardon power puts it: “The prerogative of mercy made its debut on the statutory rolls of the Anglo-Saxon monarchs during the reign of King Ine of Wessex (668-725 A.D.). Section 6 of the Laws provided: ‘If any one fight in the king’s house, let him be liable in all his property, and be it in the king’s do...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Bill Clinton, Switzerland, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lgbtq, Jerry Brown, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency


JFK Docs Tied To Ex-California Governor Sold At Auction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Auctioneers sold memorabilia related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Monday, amid objections from former California Gov. Jerry Brown, whose father originally owned the material. The private letters and documents had belonged to Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, who served as governor of California from 1959 to 1967. An unknown individual offered the items to auction house Sotheby’s, where they sold for $18,000 — thousands of dollars less than expected. The mat...
Tags: News, California, California News, Ap, Heritage, John F. Kennedy, Associated Press, John, Jerry Brown, Governor Jerry Brown, Brown, Sacramento Calif, Sotheby, Cullen, Jacqueline Kennedy, Edmund Brown


California’s big educational dilemma

California’s largest, most important — and perhaps most troubled — governmental program is the education of nearly 6 million elementary, middle and high school students. Federal, state and local taxpayers are spending more than $100 billion each year on the assumption, or hope, that the state’s 944 school districts, ranging in size from 400,000 students (Los Angeles Unified) to four (Lincoln Elementary) will adequately educate our kids. Educationally, California’s academic achievement, as measur...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, Boomers, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, Newsom, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber


Seller Auctioning JFK Docs From Ex-California Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to know who is trying to sell his father’s memorabilia related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Private letters and other items that had belonged to Edmund G. “Pat” Brown when he was governor are being offered by the auction house Sotheby’s, which estimates the value at $20,000 to $30,000. Sotheby’s says the seller wants to remain anonymous. The elder Brown, who died in 1996, was California’s top elected officia...
Tags: California, California News, Ap, Dallas, John F Kennedy, University Of California Berkeley, Jfk, Jerry Brown, UC Berkeley, Kennedy, Brown, Lyndon Johnson, Sacramento Calif, Sotheby, Jacqueline, John Hancock


Scientists announce the Doomsday Clock is within 100 seconds to midnight

Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been warning the public about how close humankind is to irreversible destruction. The nonprofit does this via its iconic indicator, the Doomsday Clock. Recently, the Doomsday Clock advanced one-third of a minute to now be within 100 seconds to midnight, with the midnight hour symbolizing our planet’s apocalyptic demise and humanity’s possible extinction. “Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers — nuclear war and climat...
Tags: Design, News, Climate Change, California, Environment, University Of Chicago, Jerry Brown, Manhattan Project, Extinction, Environmental Destruction, Doomsday Clock, Security Board, Bulletin, Climate Crisis, Rachel Bronson, Bulletin 's Board of Sponsors


The End Is Nigh: Doomsday Clock Reaches 100 Seconds to Midnight

Here’s the bad news: we’ve all got just 100 seconds to live. Here’s the good news: they’re metaphorical seconds, but the fact is we’ve got just 100 of them and when they tick down, it really could be the end of human life. That grim assessment comes from this morning’s update of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists‘ Doomsday Clock, announced at a press event in Washington, DC, during which the venerable nuclear watchdog group made its annual announcement of how close humanity is to destroy...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Obama Administration, California, Washington, North Korea, Russia, Uncategorized, Reagan, Iran, Earth, United States, Ireland, Washington Dc, United Nations, Moscow


Streamline all, not some, California development

When it comes to making modest and reasonable reforms to a California environmental law that would ease California’s housing crisis, state lawmakers say one thing and do another. For decades, it has been obvious that tweaks to the California Environmental Quality Act, better known as CEQA, are required as the law is routinely abused by groups with no environmental purpose welding frivolous lawsuits to block developments. Attempts at reform usually die a quick death, though hypocritical lawmakers...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Legislature, CEQA, Holland Knight, Newsom, Sacramento Kings the Golden State Warriors


Former Gov. Jerry Brown Delivers Urgent Message As ‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closer To Midnight

(CNN) — The Doomsday Clock was reset Thursday to just 100 seconds before midnight — the closest we have ever been to the complete and total annihilation of the earth (well, at least metaphorically). Midnight on the Clock symbolizes the end of the world, and each year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decides what time it is. “It is 100 seconds to midnight. We are now expressing how close the world is to catastrophe in seconds — not hours, or even minutes,” the Bulletin’s President Rachel Br...
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Hollywood tax credits should be blacklisted

California’s Democratic lawmakers often complain about the tax privileges that billionaire business owners receive, while GOP legislators like to criticize the liberal politics that emanate from Hollywood. Yet both groups have been supportive of tax breaks for Hollywood’s movie moguls in an effort to keep TV and movie production in California. It’s not just hypocritical, but a waste of taxpayer dollars. California’s Film and Television Tax Credit has grown to $330 million since its inception in ...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Editorials, Jerry Brown, University Of Southern California, Southern California, Democratic, Thom, California Film Commission, Newsom, Suleimani, Calmatters


How a New California Privacy Law Could Impact Reverse Mortgages

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became effective and has been described as one of the most comprehensive consumer privacy initiatives ever to be codified into law. Because of its wide implications for businesses throughout the state of California, a panel of legal representatives explained how it could impact the reverse mortgage business during the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Though the law was origin...
Tags: Usa, California, Finance, United States, Maine, Social Security, Nashville, Nevada, Jerry Brown, Wright, Jay Wright, California State Assembly, CCPA, Shahin, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Weiner Brodsky Kider


The bright spots and vulnerabilities of Newsom’s proposed budget

The introduction of the 2020-21 California state budget presents the opportunity to improve on last year’s budget, both in totals and in specifics. Last year’s totals witnessed an increase in tax revenue of 3.1% but an increase in expenditures of 3.6%, before accounting for the contributions to the state’s required rainy-day fund. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first year in office thus showed a mild improvement over former Gov. Jerry Brown’s last budget, where expenditures exceeded revenues by 5%. Newsom’...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Legislature, Tom Campbell, Chapman University, Newsom, Suleimani, Opinion columns, Gann Limit


Fake rationing scare highlights California’s crazy water policy

SACRAMENTO – Stamping out incorrect social-media information is like trying to halt those computer viruses that multiply bad files every time you close one. You can sometimes convince someone that the story isn’t quite right – only to see it pop up on myriad other feeds. After trying to serve as the “truth police” recently, I finally gave up. There are so many real problems to worry about, but lots of people seem determined to be upset by bogus ones. The specific story involved water rationing. ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Oregon, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Bill, Jerry Brown, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Folsom Lake, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Calif


Offshore oil rigs could turn into windmills and dive hotels

Long a scourge to environmentalists, California’s offshore oil rigs may be transformed into ecological trophies. A dozen or more of the state’s 27 offshore platforms could be decommissioned in the next decade. Rather than tearing them down, many would like to preserve the incidental artificial reefs – and the enriched marine habitat – that have formed on their underwater pilings. And up top? How about windmills? Dive hotels? Sea farms? Marine research centers? Or simply lop them off 85 feet belo...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, United States, Middle East, Long Beach, Santa Barbara County, Jerry Brown, Pasadena, Orange County, Smith, Pacific, Santa Barbara, Beaches


Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal is big and irresponsible

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed new budget is as big and unruly as the nearly three-hour press conference he held last week to unveil it. Like many things the new governor proposes, his budget is filled with grandiose promises and backed by lofty rhetoric. But, ultimately, it epitomizes little more than Sacramento’s typical approach of throwing money at problems and raising taxes even when there’s no obvious need to do so. The record-setting $222 billion budget increases spending by 2.3 percent and...
Tags: California, Opinion, US, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Democratic, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Medi Cal, David Crane, Newsom, Middle East More


Gavin Newsom’s big budget proposal is bloated and irresponsible

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed new budget is as big and unruly as the nearly three-hour press conference he held last week to unveil it. Like many things the new governor proposes, his budget is filled with grandiose promises and backed by lofty rhetoric. But, ultimately, it epitomizes little more than Sacramento’s typical approach of throwing money at problems and raising taxes even when there’s no obvious need to do so. The record-setting $222 billion budget increases spending by 2.3 percent and...
Tags: California, Opinion, US, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Democratic, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Medi Cal, David Crane, Newsom, Middle East More