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Trump Crackdown on Illegal Aliens Forces California Farmers to Turn to Technology

Trump Crackdown on Illegal Aliens Forces California Farmers to Turn to Technology

By ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY Ever since the Trump administration restarted the enforcement of U.S. immigration law — enforced sparingly under the Obama administration — California farmers have been complaining about a labor shortage. A state mandated $15 minimum wage and overtime pay for farmworkers isn’t helping California famers, who are already overburdened by so many […]

Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin’s (California) New Water Park

Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin’s (California) New Water Park

A new $45 million water park in Dublin, California, called “The Wave” opened its doors, Saturday, to a terrible start as one of the very first riders of its “Emerald Plunge” waterslide was flung off its edge and landed on solid concrete. The incident was caught on camera, as the 10-year-old boy, who excitedly got […]

Coastal Commission arrogance sinks couple’s retirement home plans

Coastal Commission arrogance sinks couple’s retirement home plans

The Greenes need to make space for a mechanized staircase chair glide, but coastal bureaucrats block their modest remodel with illegal restrictions The California Coastal Commission is shattering a senior couple’s hopes to live out their retirement years in their modest Playa del Rey home, by slapping crippling restrictions on their renovation plans so it […]

‘Major Emergency’ Brush Fire Burning in Brentwood

‘Major Emergency’ Brush Fire Burning in Brentwood

A brushfire broke out at midday Sunday in Mandeville Canyon, just northwest of the Getty Museum, and quickly developed into a “major emergency” as it charred at least 30 acres, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire began about 12:45 p.m. and was first reported as burning about 3 to 4 acres of […]

The Silliest Lawsuit Ever Against Jelly Beans

The Silliest Lawsuit Ever Against Jelly Beans

When it comes to food, it turns out you can sue over just about anything these days. A California woman is suing the makers of Jelly Belly jelly beans, claiming she was tricked into believing one of the company’s candy products was free of sugar. The plaintiff, Jessica Gomez of San Bernadino County, first brought […]

CA Controller Finds Reckless Spending in South El Monte

CA Controller Finds Reckless Spending in South El Monte

State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced that her team’s detailed review of the City of South El Monte’s administrative and accounting practices found prevalent and severe deficiencies, with 88 percent of internal control elements deemed inadequate. “South El Monte officials demonstrated a culture of incompetence and blatant disregard for accountability of taxpayer dollars,” said […]

Warning: 15,498 ‘High-Hazard’ Dams in America

Warning: 15,498 ‘High-Hazard’ Dams in America

by CHRISS W. STREET The new American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE) has identified 15,498 high-hazard dams, whose failure could risk loss of life. ASCE is appropriately holding this year’s Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) in Sacramento, California from May 21 to 25. The meeting is an opportunity for its members and […]

The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say

The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say

SEOUL, South Korea — Fear of earthquakes is part of life in California. But people experience this anxiety in different ways. For some, the fear prompts them to take steps to protect themselves: strapping down heavy furniture, securing kitchen cabinets and retrofitting homes and apartments. For others, the fear prompts denial — a willful ignorance […]

California Democrats push single-payer health-care bill

California Democrats push single-payer health-care bill

Establishing a single-payer system in California would cost $400 billion-more than twice the size of the state budget-but the steep price tag failed to deter Democrats pursuing universal health coverage. A study released Monday by the Senate Appropriations Committee staff found that Senate Bill 562, known as the Healthy California Act, would fall $200 billion […]

CA Controller Yee Reports Homeowners Received $2.2 Million in Property Tax Relief with Revived Program

CA Controller Yee Reports Homeowners Received $2.2 Million in Property Tax Relief with Revived Program

State Controller Betty T. Yee today reported 804 California homeowners received more than $2.2 million in property tax relief in the first year of the renewed Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, which she administers. From 1978 until the suspension of PTP in 2009, eligible applicants were able to defer payment of their residential property taxes.  […]

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