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These freeway lane markings do seem a bit unusual

Q. Honk: The lane lines on the I-10 Freeway in Santa Monica and maybe elsewhere are white on a black background. Both the background and the broken white lines are sprayed on. Why are they like this? I thought it might be to help driverless cars. – Bob Marsh, Pacific Palisades A. That stretch there is concrete, not the more attractive asphalt, as you know, Bob. The technique you mentioned is to help motorists figure out exactly where they should be: White paint on concrete could use a little hel...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Driving, CalTrans, Bob, Orange County, Orange, Medina, Bay Area, Santa Monica, Mike, Legislature, Riverside, Octa


United States: Governor Whitmer Signs COVID-19 Legislation Applicable To All Employers - Dickinson Wright PLLC

In the aftermath of the Michigan Supreme Court's recent ruling that Governor Whitmer did not have legal authority to issue her Executive Orders, the Michigan Legislature and the Governor's office...
Tags: News, United States, Michigan, Legislature, Michigan Supreme Court, Dickinson Wright, Whitmer


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


Voters face three union-business conflicts this November

The Capitol’s most enduring conflict pits California business interests against a quartet of liberal factions — unions, environmental groups, consumer advocates and personal injury attorneys. Annually, the four present their legislative agendas via bills authored by allied Democratic legislators, generally seeking more spending, more regulation and/or more opportunities for litigation. Annually, business and employer lobbies mount opposition to the quartet’s measures, claiming they will adversel...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, SEIU, Democratic, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, John Stossel, Gloria Romero, Uber Lyft, DaVita Inc, Fresenius Medical, Guest Commentary


California behind schedule, $390 million short on Exide cleanup, state audit finds

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is behind schedule on the cleanup of thousands of Los Angeles County properties contaminated with lead dust and will need to spend $390 million more than what it has to complete the work, according to a state audit released Tuesday. The report by the State Auditor’s Office concludes the “state’s poor management” of the cleanup related to the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has left thousands of Californians at risk of lead poisoning. ...
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Some (Old) Thoughts on the (Re)Emerging Article II Argument About Presidential Elections

 Justice Kavanaugh, perhaps remembering his role in Bush v. Gore, re-ups Chief Justice Rehnquist's argument there (calling it "persuasive[]") that Article II places limits on the power of state courts to interpret state statutes specifying the rules for selecting presidential electors. The argument focuses on the text: Article II says that electors shall be chosen "in such manner as the Legislature ... shall direct."Suppose a litigant says that the statutes so specifying are unclear in some way....
Tags: Court, Arizona, States, Branding, Gore, Bush, State, U S Supreme Court, Legislature, Florida Supreme Court, State Supreme Court, Kavanaugh, Rehnquist, Mark Tushnet


Motion to study options for removing Sheriff Alex Villanueva on hold

An effort to investigate ways to remove Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva from office was delayed on Tuesday, Oct. 27, after its main sponsor on the Board of Supervisors offered to give more time to his colleagues to weigh it. While no action was taken, there were early glimpses at what could be a remarkable debate — pitting a sheriff who calls him the most transparent in the county’s history against a board intent on exerting what it says is its rightful authority to manage him. The st...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Beverly Hills, Philadelphia, County, Trump, Mike Pence, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Legislative, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Office of Inspector General, Sheriff s Department


It’s déjà vu for affirmative action proponents

It is, as the inimitable Yogi Berra once observed, “déjà vu all over again” for the proponents of affirmative action in college admissions, contracts and other governmental decisions. Twenty-four years ago today, they were trailing badly in trying to defeat Proposition 209, a California ballot measure that would prohibit using race or ethnicity in such actions. Voters later ratified Proposition 209 by a nearly 10 percentage point margin. In 2020, they are trailing badly in attempting to pass Pro...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Venezuela, UC Berkeley, Duke, Ku Klux Klan, Capitol, Legislature, Yogi Berra, David Duke, Dan Walters, Pete Wilson


The Supreme Court's decision on Wisconsin's ballot receipt deadline hints at how they could rule on other key 2020 election issues

Workers prepare for a memorial service for late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the US Supreme Court on September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on September 23 and September 24, 2020, before lying in state Friday at the US Capitol, both institutions announced. The late justice, whose death at age 87 has given President Donald Trump a rare chance to cement a conservative majority on the court, will be buried next week i...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, Court, US, Trends, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, US Senate, Npr, States, Circuit, North Carolina


Should Aliso Canyon gas facility remain open? SoCalGas calls it essential; not all agree

Aliso Canyon gas storage facility in Porter Ranch Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of lawsuits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three: Five years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, public health at the heart of the tug-of-war . Part four: In...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Environment, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Fukushima, San Antonio Spurs, Lebron James, Jerry Brown


California Restaurants Closed By COVID Want Refunds On Liquor Licenses, Health Permits

LOS ANGELES (CBS13/AP) — California’s financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running coronavirus orders. Few industries have been hit as hard during the pandemic as restaurants, which in California were ordered closed, reopened, closed for a second time and then allowed t...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, California, California News, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Joaquin County, Monterey, Orange County, Legislature, Placer, Kabateck, CBS13 AP, California Restaurant Association


Fed up: California restaurants seek booze, health fee refund

By Michael R. Blood | The Associated Press California’s financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running coronavirus orders. Few industries have been hit as hard during the pandemic as restaurants, which in California were ordered closed, reopened, closed for a second time ...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Monterey, Orange County, Rubio, El Cocinero, Legislature, Placer, Kabateck, Mendocino Farms


California’s vague new financial regulation law

Assembly Bill 1864 didn’t get much media or public attention as it zipped through both houses of the Legislature on the last day of the 2020 session. Superficially, it appeared merely to reconfigure the state’s financial regulatory agencies into a new entity called the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. However, those in California’s vast financial industry were paying lots of attention because the bill creates an entirely new regulatory regime with broad powers, including fines ...
Tags: Lyft, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Donald Trump, Dodd Frank, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Bay Area, Trump, Don, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, Newsom


Proposition 22 pits the future against its enemies

SACRAMENTO – More than two decades ago, Virginia Postrel published a prescient book with a wonderful title: “The Future and Its Enemies.” The technological revolution that has led to “greater wealth, health, opportunity and choice than at any time in history,” she argued, has resulted in “a chorus of intellectuals and politicians (that) loudly laments our condition.” Sadly, the future’s enemies use government to fight inevitable innovation and progress. These critics bemoan the economic insecuri...
Tags: Google, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Lausd, California Supreme Court, Gavin Newsom, John Phillips, Legislature, Uber Lyft, Xavier Becerra, Steven Greenhut, R Street Institute


Prop. 25 will help build a justice system based on fairness

Most of us have been told since childhood that a bedrock principle of justice in our free society is that a person is innocent and cannot be deprived of freedom until proven guilty. That may be true for those with financial resources. But for those of us without great personal wealth – the justice system, through the use of money bail, finds us guilty before we even get our day in court. And we pay for it dearly. This November, the money bail industry is asking you to keep a system that exploits...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Dianne Feinstein, Legislature, California Democratic Party, Guest Commentary, Stephanie Jeffcoat


California poised to reject affirmative action measure despite summer of activism

Polls suggest the Legislature may have miscalculated when it placed a measure on the November ballot to reinstate affirmative action.
Tags: News, California, Legislature


Special districts push for slice of California’s coronavirus relief pie

The prickly issue of financial help for state and local governments — hammered by COVID-related dips in tax revenue — has been like rocks in the dance shoes of Democrats and Republicans as they execute the latest coronavirus-relief minuet. While Democrats want $436 billion for state and local governments, Republicans refuse to “bail out” what they call “poorly run” and “mismanaged governments,” many of which happen to be in blue states. In California, sales tax collections are down nearly 5% thi...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Government, Senate, Sport, Soccer, House, Fema, Lausd, Smith, Garcia, Legislature, Los Angeles County, South Bay, U S Department of Homeland Security


Why do we keep voting to change Prop. 13? A look at the tax revolt’s family tree

By Ben Christopher | CalMatters The tax revolt started in California in 1978, but it never really ended. Four decades ago mad-as-hell voters banded together to pass Proposition 13, capping property taxes, slapping a constitutional muzzle on state government and wringing local budgets like a washcloth. The electorate’s anti-tax fever may have broken in the years since, but the legacy of Prop. 13 is still very much with us. Need proof? Check your ballot. This year, Californians are being asked to ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Elections, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ronald Reagan, UC Davis, Jerry Brown, Jarvis, Legislature, Don Quixote, Cohn


The Good But Also Ominous News From The Supreme Court About Voting in Pennsylvania

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. The Supreme Court gave good news Monday night by doing nothing. The Court turned away a request by the Republican National Committee to prevent Pennsylvania from counting mail-in ballots that are received up to three days after Election Day. That means that more people’s legitimate votes will be counted, which is an unqualified win for democracy. But that good news may not last. The state of play after Election Day will ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Court, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Constitution, Republican National Committee, Cafe, Gore, Bush, Harvard Law School, Legislature, The Supreme Court, McPherson, Roberts, Pennsylvania Supreme Court


California prison guards’ union spends big to oust reformer

No one can accuse the California Correctional Peace Officers Association of subtlety. In one video in September, the prison guards’ union taped crosshairs over the photo of an African American Assembly member, Reggie Jones-Sawyer of Los Angeles, as a narrator talked about increasing crime and violence against California’s peace officers. The powerful union claimed it was merely making political districts its target. But it quickly pulled the advertisement after Jones-Sawyer, who has advocated cr...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Editorials, Capitol, Legislature, Costa Mesa, LA County, George Gascon, Jones Sawyer, California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Reggie Jones Sawyer, Fernando Guerra


Michigan Court Blocks 2-Week Extension For Absentee Ballots

The Michigan Court of Appeals  on Friday said that absentee ballots must arrive by Election Day to be counted, blocking a 14-day extension that had been ordered by a lower court.  The Republican-appointed appeals court judges said changes rest with the Legislature, not the judiciary, in a 3-0 opinion that was met with criticism by Democratic officials in the battleground state which is being closely watched this year after President Trump won the state by a slim margin in the 2016 presidentia...
Tags: News, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Trump, Benson, Democratic, Rick Snyder, State, Legislature, Stephens, U S Postal Service, Michigan Senate, Dana Nessel, Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Democratic Party


Proposition 24: Amends Consumer Privacy Laws

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Tags: Spotify, Elections, California, San Francisco, Aclu, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Northern California, Legislature, NFIB, Facebook Google, National Federation of Independent Business, Xavier Becerra, CBS Broadcasting Inc, California Small Business Association, Alastair Mactaggart


Proposition 22: Exempts App-Based Transportation And Delivery Company From Providing Employee Benefits To Certain Drivers

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Tags: Lyft, Uber, Elections, California, Legislature, Uber and Lyft, Door Dash, Proposition 22, General Election 2020 - California's Propositions


SF Chronicle Op-Ed: “Prop. 24 is the Wrong Policy Approach, at the Wrong Time, via the Wrong Process”

[I published this op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday] Most voters initially are inclined to support Prop. 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Everyone wants more privacy. But that initial support dissolves after careful scrutiny. Prop. 24 does not do much to advance privacy, and it comes with a huge catch that all voters should oppose. For that reason, the smart vote is no on Prop. 24. Prop. 24’s roots trace to the California Consumer Privacy Act (the CCPA), a comprehensiv...
Tags: Law, California, Doj, Privacy/security, Legislature, San Francisco Chronicle, California Department of Justice, Eric Goldman, CCPA, Prop, CPRA, Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, California Assembly Hearing


Recaps, which bother some motorists, help keep trucker costs down

Q. I was driving the southbound I-5 Freeway in Irvine when a four-wheel truck ran over a large recap that flew out from under his vehicle and slammed into the front, right side of my SUV. It happened so quickly. The damage to my vehicle was more than $1,100 and it took a week to fix. My insurance company did pay for 90 percent of it. Why does the California Highway Patrol allow semi-trucks and trailers to travel on the freeways with recap tires? I understand that the cost of a recap is less than...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Driving, CHP, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Legislature, Santa Ana, Irvine, Orange County Fire Authority, Los Angeles Fire Department, Honk, Dunson, Top Stories LADN


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


Project Homekey eyes Los Angeles County

On Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., Los Angeles City Councilman John Lee will hold a public meeting on Zoom to inform residents of Chatsworth and the surrounding area that a Travelodge hotel at 21603 Devonshire Street has been selected for conversion to homeless housing. This hotel backs up to a residential neighborhood. It’s next to a supermarket and across the street from a post office. It’s a few blocks away from Chatsworth Park Elementary School. If this project went through a normal approvals p...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Oakland, Chatsworth, Gavin Newsom, Motel, Legislature, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, John Lee


Not everyone can take off work to wait in line to vote on Election Day — early voting has been around since soldiers in the Civil War cast their ballots from the battlefield

An illustration of pontoons across the Rappahannock River during the Battle of Fredericksburg in Virginia during the Civil War. Bettmann/Getty Images With just a few weeks left before Election Day, many states are opening for early voting in efforts to avoid extremely long lines and wait times on November 3.  But when you consider historical precedent, the contention over early voting might be misplaced, says Terri Bimes, an associate teaching professor of political science at University o...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Colorado, California, Oregon, Virginia, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, Ohio, University Of California Berkeley, North Carolina, South Carolina, Fredericksburg


The California GOP shoots itself in the foot with unofficial ballot boxes

Until then-Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1921 in 2016, it was illegal for a person to return a vote-by-mail ballot for anyone who was not that person’s spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister or a person residing in the same household as the voter. It was also illegal for someone working or volunteering for a campaign committee or any group or organization to return a voter’s vote-by-mail ballot. By law, a vote-by-mail ballot could not be counted unless it was...
Tags: California, Opinion, Fresno, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Editorials, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican Party, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Gray Davis, Alex Padilla, Newsom


Newsom’s veto of AB1835 hurts education of at-risk kids

Ever since the Local Control Funding Formula was passed nearly a decade ago, controversy has raged over how the overhaul in school finance was being administered. Former Gov. Jerry Brown, who pushed for LCFF’s adoption, said he trusted that local school officials would diligently and effectively spend its extra funds to improve learning by underperforming poor and English-learner students. Critics in the school reform movement worried aloud that with light oversight, those officials would divert...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Weber, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, Newsom, Elaine Howle, Howle