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The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs: March 18-24/Day 58-64) Week 9

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs: March 18-24/Day 58-64) Week 9

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, March 18 (Day 58): U.S. and China will work together in confronting North Korea U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met in Bejing, China with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to put aside differences between the two nations in advance of a summit between President Donald Trump and Chinese President […]

City’s assault on tax critics’ free speech rights is appealed to Supreme Court

City’s assault on tax critics’ free speech rights is appealed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review the law establishing San Ramon’s facilities tax on property owners, because it violates First Amendment and Due Process rights by penalizing members of the public if they successfully repeal it. The petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court was just filed by attorneys with Pacific Legal […]

Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress

Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress

by MATTHEW BOYLE Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly […]

White House: Trump Is Done Negotiating; If House Bill Fails, Obamacare Remains

White House: Trump Is Done Negotiating; If House Bill Fails, Obamacare Remains

By CHARLIE SPIERING White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney emerged from a meeting with House Republicans with an ultimatum. If the House-led effort to replace Obamacare fails, the United States is stuck with Obamacare, according to several Congressional reporters on Twitter. Mulvaney was joined by a group of administration officials including senior advisors Steve Bannon, […]

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

By Sheryl Hamlin About sixty attendees of Supervisor Bennett’s March 22, 2017 water forum quietly digested the complex material presented by the panel during the allotted two hour time period. Supervisor Bennett asked the audience by a show of hands how many had attended the previous water forum on desalination. Most raised their hands. Read […]

SpaceX returns stem cells from orbit

SpaceX returns stem cells from orbit

By James Poulos Amid ongoing controversy over the economic impact of California’s thick regulatory environment, its leading space pioneers continued to notch new successes, underscoring the potential value of orbital and interplanetary technology to more earthbound challenges and opportunities. Off the Pacific coast, a SpaceX capsule successfully returned to Elon Musk’s company cutting-edge research samples developed […]

Charles Schumer says Democrats will filibuster SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch

Charles Schumer says Democrats will filibuster SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Thursday that Democrats will attempt to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination, saying he would tilt the Supreme Court too far away from what Democrats want to see. “After careful deliberation I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” Mr. Schumer said, […]

Dole Packaged Foods Brings 2017 Rose Parade Sweepstakes Trophy Home to Westlake Headquarters

Dole Packaged Foods Brings 2017 Rose Parade Sweepstakes Trophy Home to Westlake Headquarters

Dole Packaged Foods accepted its seventh Tournament of Roses float award in a ceremony at its headquarters in Westlake Village on Tuesday March 21st.  Dole’s float, “Spirit of Hawaii,” won the Sweepstakes Trophy for most beautiful parade entry with outstanding floral presentation and design. The “Spirit of Hawaii” float celebrated Dole Packaged Foods’ origins in […]

Plea in Cold Case Murder/Rape in Oxnard

Plea in Cold Case Murder/Rape in Oxnard

Vincent Mackey (DOB 10/17/63), of Los Angeles, pleaded no contest on March 22, 2017, to one count of first degree murder, three special circumstance allegations for murder committed during the commission of rape, burglary, and prior conviction for murder, as well as a special allegation for personal use of a knife. On September 28, 1985, […]

California pending home sales dial back, marking weakest February in three years, C.A.R. reports

California pending home sales dial back, marking weakest February in three years, C.A.R. reports

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — After a solid start to the year in closed escrow sales, low housing inventory, eroding affordability, and rising interest rates mildly pulled back pending sales on a year-over-year basis in February, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® (C.A.R.) said today. In line with seasonal patterns, REALTORS® responding to […]

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