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"[I]n San Francisco... a two-bedroom apartment of what passes for affordable housing costs around $750,000 just to build...."

"In San Francisco a construction worker earns around $90 an hour on average... Not taking into account the price of land, around one quarter of the cost of building affordable housing goes to government fees, permits and consulting companies.... For a building to be defined as affordable housing it typically obtains tax credits and subsidies. A single affordable housing project requires financing from an average of six different sources — federal, state and local agencies.... 'It literally took ...
Tags: Law, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Poverty, City Council, Oakland, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, Ann Althouse, Real E

Trump reignites California water wars

California’s decades-old conflict over distribution of water among farmers, urban users and environmental enhancement bears an uncanny resemblance to the decades of sectarian struggles in the Middle East — minus the bloodshed. In both arenas, periodic efforts are made to forge enduring peace agreements, but just when they seem to be bearing fruit, they are undermined by some new flareup. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been trying to finalize what predecessor Jerry Brown began, a series of so-called “volu...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, Delta, Broadway, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Democratic, Capitol, Bakersfield, San Joaquin Valley, Interior

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

Sacramento’s absurd crusade against cashless businesses

It didn’t feel as though I was participating in systemic discrimination as I ate a piece of pizza earlier this week in downtown Los Angeles. In fact, everything I was doing — from chewing to sitting to drinking a soda — felt normal. But according to a Sacramento lawmaker and chronically discontented progressives, being a patron of a cashless business — like the one at which I was eating — is discriminatory. Even “shameful,” as one completely irrational person tweeted. Who knew a piece of pizza c...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Soccer, Bay Area, Hill, Jerry Hill, Newsom, California Republican Party, Matt Fleming, Opinion columns, Calmatters, Eater Los Angeles

How AB5 is undercutting California’s creative sector

When California lawmakers wanted a better deal for Uber and Lyft drivers working long, tedious hours, it was tough to fathom opposition. After all, basic protections like workers’ compensation are a no-brainer for service industry laborers logging full-time days. Yet with its well-intentioned zeal, our Legislature has cast an inflexible blanket policy that’s now menacing much of California’s economic and cultural lifeblood: the arts. The Jan. 1 implementation of the state “gig economy” labor law...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Vox Media, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, SB Nation, Newsom, Guest Commentary, Ravi S Rajan

Caltrans identifies sites, many near freeways, for emergency homeless shelters

Small, undeveloped pieces of Caltrans property near freeway ramps and interchanges account for all but one of nine state-owned sites in Orange County identified Friday as spots where emergency shelters could be placed. The one exception: the state-owned Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, where earlier this month only two residents remained in the cluster of buildings designed to hold hundreds of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. In a Feb. 21 news release to accom...
Tags: News, California, La, City, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, CalTrans, Orange County, Riverside County, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Costa Mesa, Tarzana, Santa Ana, San Bernardino County

Prop. HHH projects in LA cost up to $700,000 a unit to house homeless. Here’s why

A third of the apartment units in the pipeline through Proposition HHH will each cost more than $546,000, the median sale price of a condominium in Los Angeles, according to a data analysis released by the city controller. The initial funds from the $1.2 billion bond measure to reduce homelessness are now all committed and it is uncertain if the program will reach its goal of 10,000 new permanent housing units. Prop. HHH’s jaw-dropping costs could dissuade taxpayers from supporting similar housi...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Vermont, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing, Newman, San Fernando Valley, City Controller s Office, Greenlee, Newsom

Captive ‘blood slave’ donor dogs could eventually be freed by California legislation

Two bills aiming to eliminate “closed-colony” animal blood banks in California — and free captive “blood slaves,” usually former racing greyhounds — have been introduced in the state Legislature and could finally end the controversial practice for good. On the Assembly side is AB 1953 by Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica; and in the Senate, there’s SB 1115 by Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita. They would legalize a voluntary, human-style blood donation system for animals — something now forbidden in Calif...
Tags: News, Dogs, California, Government, Senate, Animals, Pets, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, United States, Battle, Michigan, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Assembly

California Gov Newsom Advocates for Doctors to ‘Write Prescriptions for Housing’ to Treat Mental Illness

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday wrote that doctors should be able to prescribe housing like they are able to prescribe medication."Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing the same way they do for insulin or antibiotics," Newsom wrote in a Twitter post. "We need to start treating brain health like we do physical health. What’s more fundamental to a person’s well being than a roof over their head?"Newsom then appeared to link the treatment of mental health to his state...
Tags: News, California, San Francisco Bay, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Newsom

Immigration raids raise age-old states’ rights issues

SACRAMENTO – The Trump administration is continuing its fight against those sanctuary cities in California and elsewhere that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities who seek to deport illegal immigrants. The term is vague, and policies vary, but these localities won’t hand over these immigrants for deportation if they’ve been detained for low-level crimes. The president blasted these places in his State of the Union address, and has supported policies from withholding federal f...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Arizona, New Orleans, Associated Press, States, Border Patrol, Trump, Northern California, Los Angeles County

California Pension Fund Does Not Deny CIO’s Involvement in China’s ‘Thousand Talents Program’

The CEO of California’s public pension fund said Representative Jim Banks (R., Ind.) had made “baseless accusations” about the fund’s chief investment officer being involved in Chinese espionage — but did not deny that Yu Ben Meng had been recruited to the “Thousand Talents Program.”Marcie Frost, the head of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), also admitted that her organization — the largest public pension fund in the country with “approximately $400 billion in global asse...
Tags: News, California, China, Indiana, Fbi, Beijing, Frost, National Review, U S Treasury, MSCI, Calpers, Newsom, Meng, State Administration, Banks Banks, Jim Banks R Ind

Newsom calls out almost every Californian for being a NIMBY

Give Gov. Gavin Newsom credit for his lengthy list of culprits in California’s homelessness problem. His State of the State address basically stated that almost every California is a NIMBY. The speech detailed, directly or indirectly, a roster of forces that, at best, did little to help the housing crunch. Folks who are rich or poor, urban or suburban. Homeowners and renters. Landlords, too. Not to mention decades of policymakers from his political party and the other one, too. And he’s 100% cor...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Time, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, NIMBY, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze

Searching for right penalty for revenge porn

The fall of former Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill was as sharp as her rise. But her story raises lingering questions for victims of revenge porn. She came from nowhere to win a northern Los Angeles County seat dominated by Republicans for decades only to resign a year later just halfway through her first term amid allegations of inappropriate relationships with staffers and a scandal in which nude and other private photos of her were leaked to the media. We believe she was likely wrong and ...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, House, Hill, Lackey, Newsom, Tom Lackey, Katie Hill, Northern Los Angeles County, Palmdale Republican

California Sues Trump Administration To Block Water Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction. The federal rules govern how much water can be pumped out of the watersheds of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, which flow from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the San Francisco Bay and provide the state wit...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sacramento River, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, San Joaquin, Sierra Nevada, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Bakersfield, Pierre, Sacramento Calif

Newsom ignores Assembly Bill 5 blowback at his own peril

We cannot recall a single political decision in the past 17 years that has given California Democrats the kind of political blowback caused by Assembly Bill 5. That new law forbids companies from using contract labor, but already has resulted in widespread job losses for freelance writers, photographers, sign-language interpreters and other moderate-income Californians who could not carve out exemptions for their particular industries. The last measure this impactful came in 2003, when Gov. Gray...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, San Diego, Usa Today, Legislature, AB, Gonzalez, Gray Davis, Newsom, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Assembly Bill

Why Does It Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco?

As California’s governor vows to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, housing ‘insanity’ stands in the way.
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Affordable Housing, Gavin, Newsom, Homeless Persons

$50 million settlement OK’d to improve state’s student literacy

A judge approved the settlement of a lawsuit that will establish a $50 million grant program to improve literacy instruction in schools statewide on Thursday, Feb. 20. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rupert Byrdsong’s action brought a final resolution to the case filed by the plaintiffs in December 2017. The plaintiffs maintained that the state constitution requires that all public school students have basic reading and writing instruction. Funding for the settlement of the lawsuit is included ...
Tags: Business, New York, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Stockton, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, Los Angeles Superior Court, Ella

The tangled race for Katie Hill’s former seat in Congress: How we got here

In January 2019, Katie Hill broke into a wide grin as she prepared to speak to a jubilant Saturday morning crowd at the Women’s March LA. With an eye toward the future, the promising millennial candidate’s speech turned serious. Women were gathering heightened clout in DC, she said, but it was only the beginning, she declared. Friday’s Forum What: Congressional District 25 Candidate Forum When: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21. Where: Student Union, Northridge Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., No...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Obama, Congress, Navy, California, Washington Post, Youtube, Washington, La, Reagan, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Gop

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

For Latinos, a college degree doesn’t guarantee entrance to the middle class

California public colleges and universities are confronting an unprecedented demographic shift. Fifty-five percent of California high school graduates are Latino, but these institutions overwhelmingly fail to connect them to vast resources available on campus. Most are first-generation college students coming from the poorest neighborhoods in the state. If higher education is to be a beacon of opportunity and a gateway to the middle class, universities must do more than give acceptance letters, ...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ivy League, East Coast, University Of California, Bernie Sanders, Manuel, University of California Irvine, UC Irvine, Latino

Gov. ‘Chit-Chat’ Newsom does the New York talk shows

The last part of February and the first week of March are what you might call Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “busy season.” Yesterday, the first-term governor delivered his second State of the State address, where he finally acknowledged that Sacramento has utterly failed the people of California in combating the state’s exploding homeless problem. Next on his official calendar is Tuesday, March 3, when he’ll oversee California’s presidential primary. Usually California votes in June, but not this year.  B...
Tags: New York, Abc, California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Seth Meyers, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Tyra Banks, Gavin Newsom, Lindsey Graham, Trump

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Speech: Highlights

Thursday: This year, the speech was focused on addressing homelessness. Also: President Trump visited the West.
Tags: News, California, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Affordable Housing, Gavin, Newsom, Homeless Persons

A Town of Immigrant Farm Workers Says No to an ICE Detention Center

A private prison company wants to operate an immigration detention center in McFarland, Calif., a town that is home to thousands of undocumented farm workers.
Tags: News, California, Demonstrations, Illegal Immigration, Gavin, GEO Group Inc, Newsom, McFarland Calif, Protests and Riots, Immigration and Emigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US, Immigration Detention, Migrant Labor (Agriculture, City Councils, ICE Detention Center

Governor Declares Excess State Property Open For Homeless, But One Property Remains Behind Locked Gates

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Governor Newsom had some strong words about California’s homeless situation in his State of the State address on Wednesday. He went on to reference hundreds of state properties he wanted to immediately open for use as temporary shelters. CBS13 looked into that promise and checked if these properties are really up and ready for the homeless to take shelter. Shawana Chapman has a tent to sleep in and her pup Bono to keep her company, but she thought something better was on the...
Tags: California, Bono, Sacramento, Chapman, Alhambra, Chapman Chapman, Newsom, Mental Health Homelessness At Forefront of Newsom, Shawana Chapman, Duke Jackson

California Governor Declares Homeless Crisis ‘a Disgrace’

Vulnerable to the charge that the problem has exploded under Democratic rule, Gov. Gavin Newsom pleaded with legislators to take action.
Tags: News, California, Gavin Newsom, Gavin, Newsom, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Homeless Persons

Governor Newsom Seeks To Expand Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for the government to force psychiatric treatment for people with mental illness and expand statewide a still-developing test program that allows officials to more easily take control over those deemed unable to care for themselves. In a State of the State address Wednesday devoted almost entirely to the issue of homelessness, the Democratic governor said the state should broaden those laws “within the bounds of deep respect for...
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California Governor Seeks To Expand Involuntary Treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for the government to force psychiatric treatment for people with mental illness and expand statewide a still-developing test program that allows officials to more easily take control over those deemed unable to care for themselves. In a State of the State address Wednesday devoted almost entirely to the issue of homelessness, the Democratic governor said the state should broaden those laws “within the bounds of deep respect for...
Tags: London, News, California, Senate, Local, California News, San Francisco, Ap, Mental Health, Ronald Reagan, San Diego, Associated Press, Nevada County, Gavin Newsom, U S Supreme Court, Laura

Newsom: To fix homelessness, California must fix mental health

Gov. Gavin Newsom made a bold move Wednesday. In his second State of the State address, an annual speech that usually focuses on political wins or the state's booming economy, Newsom dedicated 35 of 42 minutes to the urgent but unsexy issue of homelessness.
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Mental Health, Homelessness At Forefront of Newsom’s State of the State

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California’s recent successes took the back seat at Wednesday’s State of the State address as Governor Gavin Newsom dedicated most of his speech to addressing the continued crisis level of homelessness in our state. It’s on nearly every corner: people without an actual home and living in tents, using the streets as their shelter. Midtown resident Jose Reyes sees it every day. “I see a lot of homeless people with mental health issues,” said Reyes, “They’re screaming all up an...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, Homelessness, Homeless, Midtown, Gavin Newsom, Reyes, Newsom, Jose Reyes, State of the State, Mental Health Homelessness At Forefront of Newsom