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Report: Years of Bad Land Management Led to California’s Most Devastating Wildfires

Report: Years of Bad Land Management Led to California’s Most Devastating Wildfires

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator   An in-depth investigation found that federal, state and local governments were aware of California’s vulnerability to wildfires, but failed to take the necessary steps to prevent its devastation. California residents have recently been forced to deal with some of the worst wildfires in the state’s history. Over the course of a […]

New laws or changes to existing laws that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019 meant to make California roads safer

New laws or changes to existing laws that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019 meant to make California roads safer

Several new laws or changes go into effect come the New Year and they’re designed to make California roads safer. Here’s a look at the new laws or changes that will be made to existing ones: Helmet restrictions If you’re under 18 and not wearing a helmet on a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates then […]

‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

By Dom Calicchio | Fox News . The California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from its January meeting agenda a scheduled vote on imposing a tax on text messaging. The move came after the Federal Communications Commission in Washington declared text messaging to be an “information service,” not a telecommunications service, and thus not subject to a […]

California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators

California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators

By Paulina Dedaj | Fox News One of California’s largest utilities company was accused Friday of falsifying safety documents for the state’s natural gas pipelines for years, even after it was blamed for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people. An investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission found that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had […]

California State Board Votes to Approve Bay-Delta Plan, Restrict Water to Farmers

California State Board Votes to Approve Bay-Delta Plan, Restrict Water to Farmers

By Joel Pollak California’s State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted Wednesday to approve the Bay-Delta plan, which will re-allocate water from farms and cities to the environment in an effort to restore dwindling fish numbers. The plan will require tributary rivers within the San Joaquin watershed to maintain an average water level of 40% of “unimpeded flow” […]

Los Angeles | Parents Stuck Between LAUSD and Teachers Union as Strike Looms

Los Angeles | Parents Stuck Between LAUSD and Teachers Union as Strike Looms

By Debra Tash The  L.A. Unified Unified School District, the largest public school district in the nation in terms of the number of students, is on course for a head on collision with the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA).  From LA School Report: “As L.A. Unified and its teachers union ratchet up preparations for what is […]

California Wants to Tax Your Text Messages. Here’s Why

California Wants to Tax Your Text Messages. Here’s Why

By LUCAS LAURSEN  Have you found yourself texting people instead of calling them? Sure. Have you stopped to debate whether texting is a form of “telecommunications” or an “information service?” Chances are the answer is “no”. California’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is betting you haven’t either — and the difference matters because the commission has jurisdiction […]

CA Controller Reports State Revenues Top Estimates in November

CA Controller Reports State Revenues Top Estimates in November

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today reported the state received $9.69 billion in revenue in November, exceeding projections in the 2018-19 fiscal year budget by 15.1 percent, or $1.27 billion. Personal income tax (PIT), sales tax, and corporation tax –– the state’s “big three” revenue sources –– all were higher than expected in […]

California Nuns Accused of Embezzling as Much as $500K From Catholic School for Gambling

California Nuns Accused of Embezzling as Much as $500K From Catholic School for Gambling

Neetu Chandak | Contributor   Two nuns are accused of embezzling as much as $500,000 from a California Catholic school for gambling and travel expenses. St. James Catholic School’s former principal Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and former teacher Sister Lana Chang allegedly stole the money over a period of at least a decade. The $500,000 is the possible amount […]

Proposed California initiative to divert billions from state, kill bullet train faces uphill climb

Proposed California initiative to divert billions from state, kill bullet train faces uphill climb

By  Jeff Daniels @JEFFDANIELSCA KEY POINTS A proposed new initiative seeks to divert tens of billions of dollars from state coffers to local governments for highway construction and maintenance. The proposed initiative also would kill the state’s $77 billion high-speed rail project from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Unions, local government groups and others have vowed […]

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