Posts filtered by tags: Sacramento[x]


 

'He's a survivor': dog reunited with family months after they fled wildfires

Kingston, an Akita, jumped out of the Ballejos family’s truck as they escaped the town of ParadiseA dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating northern California wildfire.The 12-year-old Akita was reunited Monday with the Ballejos family, who fled the town of Paradise late last year, the Sacramento television station KXTV reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Dogs, California, Animals, Pets, Sacramento, Life and style, US news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Kingston, Akita, KXTV, Ballejos


The Latest: California governor accuses Trump of retribution

The Latest on the Trump administration calling for California to return federal money from its high-speed rail project (all times local): 4:35 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the Trump administration is engaging in "political retribution" by trying to take back $3.5 billion granted for the state's high-speed rail project.
Tags: California, Finance, Sacramento, Article, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Calif, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, F38c8e6c-2eb9-5fc9-926c-6d49e60a0a94


Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million for California high-speed rail and wants state to return $2.5 billion

Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million for California high-speed rail and wants state to return $2.5 billion.
Tags: California, Finance, Sacramento, Article, Associated Press, Trump, Calif, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, D562f2a6-cfe7-5a34-bf0f-56bf9e5ca50a


Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — An Akita named Kingston has been reunited with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire. KXTV reports the 12-year-old was reunited with the Ballejos family of Paradise. Gabriel Ballejos tells the Sacramento station they never lost hope and continued […]
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Ap, Nation, Kingston, Northern California, Calif, Akita, KXTV, Ballejos, Gabriel Ballejos


Why can’t we build anything?

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom announced that he was intending to aggressively scale back plans for the state’s high-speed rail system, which in its most ambitious routing would have connected Sacramento to San Diego. The immediate cause was ballooning costs, which have risen from $33 billion to $77 billion and looked likely to exceed 1.6 Zuckerbergs within a couple of years (the local CA currency, otherwise known as $100 billion). Unlike other megaprojects, Newsom — and California ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, California, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, Boston, India, Softbank, New York City, Sacramento, America, San Francisco, Tech, Policy


Cyber-sabotage, wildfires, weather — a web of threats to the power supply could leave Californians in the dark

By Julie Cart | Calmatters Russians hack Ukraine’s electricity network, turning lights off and on at will, rendering the country’s best tech hands helpless to intervene. North Korea takes over the controls of a South Korean nuclear power plant. Snipers with high-velocity rifles unleash a fusillade on a transmission station near San Jose, inflicting $15 million in damage. It’s not the plot of the latest spy novel. Rather, it’s small sampling of actual attacks, the kind of sabotage against vulnera...
Tags: News, Utilities, California, North Korea, Stanford, Government, Senate, China, Russia, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Cisco, Department Of Defense, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer


Please, Governor, don’t derail the bullet train derailment

Even before California’s High Speed Rail bond proposal appeared on the ballot in November 2008, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association commissioned a study in conjunction with the Reason Foundation because of deep concerns about the project’s viability. The study, published in September 2008, just prior to the election, confirmed our worst fears. Specifically, the executive summary of the nearly 200-page document warned: “The CHSRA plans as currently proposed are likely to have very little rela...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, Central Valley, Bakersfield, High Speed Rail, Merced, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Newsom


The rats are steering the sinking ship

Los Angeles City Hall is infested with rats. I know, the jokes pretty much write themselves, don’t they? Rats, rat droppings, fleas and at least one case of typhus prompted City Council President Herb Wesson to promise a quick and comprehensive solution to the problem including the pricey prospect of tearing out and replacing all the carpets and drapes in the iconic 32-story building. Four-legged rats get everyone’s attention. Too bad the same can’t be said for the two-legged vermin that have al...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Washington, Senate, White House, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Hawaii, City Council, United


The Green New Scam

The co-author of the Green New Deal, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, is upset. “Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you,” Markey said of the Kentucky Republican who is the Senate Majority Leader, “this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building.” What exactly is this “sabotage” that has Markey so angry? McConnell said he’s going to schedule the Green New Deal for a vote. “He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers,”...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, Kentucky, Senate, Massachusetts, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Earth, Soccer, United States, Mitch McConnell, Gavin Newsom


Which way will California go on school choice?

It’s a tale of two school visions, both unfolding within days of each other: On one hand, you have California’s largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District, settling a teachers’ strike by blaming charter schools for its own economic woes and seeking a moratorium on their growth. The eleventh-hour action was agreed upon by a school board subjected to the pressures of a powerful teachers’ union intent on pointing the finger at the rapid growth of independent charter schools as...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Oakland, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Gloria Romero, Los Angeles Unified School District, Tulsi Gabbard, Newsom


Adam Silver’s annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league’s longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he’s seeing on those fronts. But he […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, Nba, Charlotte, Adam Silver, N C AP, NBA Denver


Sierra Canyon basketball routs Centennial, punches ticket to second consecutive Open Division final

CALABASAS >> After Sierra Canyon barely escaped in Tuesday night’s win over St. John Bosco, something about the Trailblazers’ focus to reach its second consecutive CIF Southern Section Open Division final seemed questionable. All doubt vanished in the opening minutes of Sierra Canyon’s 75-58 rout of Centennial of Corona in the final game of pool play Friday night at Calabasas High. The Trailblazers will play at Cal Baptist University in Riverside on Feb. 23 against Bishop Montgomery in the final...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, Huskies, Martin, Riverside, Sheldon, Corona, San Fernando Valley, Centennial, Los Angeles Daily News, Calabasas, Calabasas High School, John Bosco


Sierra Canyon basketball punches its ticket to second consecutive CIF-SS Open Division final

CALABASAS >> After Sierra Canyon barely escaped in Tuesday night’s win over St. John Bosco, something about the Trailblazers’ focus to reach its second consecutive CIF Southern Section Open Division final seemed questionable. All doubt vanished in the opening minutes of Sierra Canyon’s 75-58 rout of Corona Centennial in the final game of pool play Friday night at Calabasas High. The Trailblazers will play at Cal Baptist University in Riverside on Feb. 23 against Bishop Montgomery in the final. K...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, High School Sports, Huskies, Martin, Riverside, Sheldon, San Fernando Valley, Centennial, Los Angeles Daily News, Calabasas, Calabasas High School, John Bosco, High School Basketball


As he bows out as California’s GOP chairman, Jim Brulte claims ‘success’ amid the losses

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Ji...
Tags: California, Washington, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Bob, Bill, Republican Party, Republican, Cleveland, Donald Trump, George W Bush


To reduce money in politics, slash the size of government

SACRAMENTO – Like a terrifying demon that returns during the final scene of a horror movie, campaign-finance reform is the “thing” that never goes away. The United States Supreme Court sometimes saves the day, as it did with the First Amendment-related Citizens United case in 2010. Yet reformers always have a new scheme to take “the money out of politics,” even though their last schemes always resulted in more cash influencing political campaigns. The campaign-finance scaremongers are back with ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, Edison International, Sport, Soccer, House, Citizens United, The New York Times, Koch Brothers, Vox, Gavin Newsom, Trump, National Review


High-speed rail still ‘hanging over’ the heads of the project’s critics in the San Fernando Valley

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s comments this week on California’s high-speed rail project have led to some confusion in Los Angeles, where several routes for the southern portion have been proposed in communities like Sylmar, Sun Valley, Lake View Terrace and Sunland-Tujunga. During his state of the state speech on Tuesday, Newsom put an emphasis on completing the Central Valley portion between Merced and Bakersfield, while casting doubt on the project reaching any further north or south. “Right now, there...
Tags: Transportation, California, La, Trains, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Cameron, San Diego, Clarke, Jerry Brown, Local News, Click, Central Valley


Yes, recreational cannabis is legal. No, cannabis festivals aren’t thriving

More than 10,000 people are expected to pack a small high desert baseball stadium next month for what might be the first state-sanctioned cannabis festival in Southern California. Dope Cup High Desert, put on through a new partnership between High Times and Dope magazines, is taking advantage of a change in state law that allows marijuana festivals at any venue where local leaders have approved that use. The Adelanto City Council voted earlier this month to designate its Adelanto Stadium as a ca...
Tags: News, California, Marijuana, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Ajax, Cannabis, Soccer, Ludacris, Southern California, Northern California, San Bernardino, Hinds, NorCal


Private prisons have their problems, but California’s state-run prisons aren’t much better

California’s prison system has been a mess for a long time — so much so that Sacramento had to turn in part to private prisons to alleviate overcrowding in accordance with a court order. Now, some legislators are hoping to change that. Unfortunately, their approach is too hasty, risking a cart-before-the-horse scenario. Lawmakers supporting Assembly Bill 32 want to decide now that all inmates must be held in state prisons by 2028. Additionally, the bill would impose a moratorium on private priso...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Jerry Brown, Disneyland, Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Golding


A Status Report on the California Consumer Privacy Act

Yesterday, I did a webinar for the California Lawyers Association on the status of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This post recaps the discussion. A Quick Overview of the CCPA The CCPA imposes 6 new obligations on covered businesses: they have to make specified disclosures to consumers, provide consumers with a data erasure capacity, provide consumers with data portability, allow consumers to opt-out of data sales (or opt-in in the case of minors), and not discriminate against cons...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Law, Congress, California, Washington, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, E-commerce, Palo Alto, San Diego, Privacy/security, AG, SCU


The long alliance of Democrats and police unions erodes

California’s crime rates soared in the 1970s and became a potent political issue that Republicans used, with great effect, against Democrats by accusing them of being soft on crime. More or less simultaneously, a Democratic Legislature and governor, Jerry Brown, enacted collective bargaining for California’s public employees. Those two seemingly discrete events spawned a clever – perhaps cynical – political bargain between the state’s Democratic politicians and newly empowered law enforcement un...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Bill, Salinas, Republican Party, Jerry Brown, Disneyland, Democratic, Democratic Party, Weber, Brown


Jerry Brown’s legacy projects won’t happen as planned

The farther four-term Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown gets from the state Capitol’s “horseshoe” office suite, the less anyone in power has seems to care about completing either of his two “legacy” projects. For one, the fate of the high speed rail “bullet train” project authorized under a 2008 ballot proposition just became more clear. New Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided the state should keep and use bridges and viaducts already built in the Central Valley. But not as part of a Los Angeles-to-San Fran...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Tracy, Jerry Brown, San Francisco Bay, Central Valley, San Joaquin, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Northern California


United States: Summary Of Sacramento AGO Public Forum On CCPA Regulations - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires the California Attorney General's Office (AGO) to promulgate regulations
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, United States, Gump Strauss Hauer, Feld LLP, Office AGO, CCPA Regulations Akin


California’s Downsized High Speed Rail Plan

An artist’s impression of a Californian high speed rail station, created during a happier more optimistic era. Governor Gavin Newsom announced, in his “State of the State” address on Tuesday 12 Feb, that he was sort of cancelling the state’s long-standing project (started in 2008, and discussed for a long time prior) to construct an 800 mile high speed rail line that was to first link San Francisco and Los Angeles, and ultimately extending to Sacramento and San Diego, saying he’d prefer to spen...
Tags: Travel, California, Trains, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Current Affairs, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Las Vegas, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Bakersfield, Madera


The smoke and mirrors of Newsom’s State of the State address

On Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom gave his first State of the State address. As is typical with such speeches, there were some things to like, others to dislike. Consistent with his inaugural address, the picture Newsom painted of California and his priorities for the state moving forward are both optimistic and progressive. “By every traditional measure, the state of our state is strong,” Newsom said, noting the state’s large projected budget surplus and economic growth since the recession. While i...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, San Diego, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Aoc, Democratic Party, Huntington Beach, Bakersfield, Merced


Improve local campaign finance transparency, pass AB322

It’s easy enough, should you be so inclined, for Californians to conveniently look up the campaign finance records of their representatives, and those who would be their representatives, in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. That’s because these records of political donations and those who gave them are available online, which is where they should be. Few of us have the time or even the logistical ability to drop everything and go to some government office somewhere during the hours it may be open ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, House, Yuba City, Stanford University, Santa Barbara, Nichols, Aoc, Democratic Party, Legislature


Newsom calls out cities that fail to plan for housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he plans to invite leaders of 45 noncompliant California cities and two counties to a “candid conversation” aimed at encouraging them to find “the political courage to build their fair share of housing.” The list includes 15 cities in Los Angeles County and six in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties that have failed to draft general plans meeting minimum housing needs at all income levels. Details of when and where the proposed housing summit will oc...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Northern California, San Bernardino, Martin, Huntington Beach


California Will Not Complete $77 Billion High-Speed Rail Project

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday the state will not complete a $77.3 billion planned high-speed rail project, but will finish a smaller section of the line. "The project, as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long. There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency," Newsom said in his first State of the State Address Tuesday to lawmakers. "Right now, there simply isn't a path to get from Sacramento to ...
Tags: California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, San Diego, Gavin Newsom, Reuters, Bakersfield, Merced, Newsom, Donald Trump Read


California Gov. Gavin Newsom Accuses Trump of ‘Fear-Mongering’ in Major Speech

On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom took the stage in Sacramento to give his first “state of the state” address. It was a chance to lay out his vision for leading the world’s fifth largest economy, a state that is home to some one in eight Americans. But while he addressed issues ranging from high-speed…
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Gavin Newsom Accuses Trump


The Rad Trads Offer Up Funny, Poignant Love Lost Song Via "Thumbtack" (premiere)

perform music that's a confluence of excellent musicianship, deft writing and one wicked sense of humor, as evidenced via the group's latest video, "Thumbtack". This is music for the unlucky in love and recalls the legendary NRBQ at its most comically romantic and Lake Street Dive at its most self-effacing.Michael Harlen, bassist and vocalist with , says, "'Thumbtack' is a song about love lost, in which the character is offering up various forms of self-flagellation or humiliation to win ...
Tags: Music, Sacramento, Rock, Pop, Nashville, San Jose, Columbus, Premiere, Thumbtack, NRBQ, Citibike, Lake Street Dive, Pittsburgh PA @ Club Café, Bailen, The rad trads, Michael Harlen


SXSW Startups: Fantag

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 11, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Entertainment and Content, which will pitch at 3:30 pm Sunday, March 10, Fantag makes applications and embeddable technology that lets everyone access video momen...
Tags: Videos, Startups, Sports, Sacramento, Startup, Sacramento State, San Jose, John, Iot, UC Davis, Sdk, Intel Capital, Sxsw, Bay Area, Distribution, San Francisco Bay Area