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Proposed Embarcadero Waterfront Homeless Shelter Not A Treat For San Francisco Residents

Proposed Embarcadero Waterfront Homeless Shelter Not A Treat For San Francisco Residents

Whitney Tipton | Contributor   The Port Commission of San Francisco is set to approve a prime Embarcadero waterfront location for what will be the largest homeless shelter in the city. The commissioners, appointed by the mayor, are scheduled to vote on the proposal April 23. It is expected to be approved. “The commission is […]

CVS is now selling CBD products in California

CVS is now selling CBD products in California

By KAREN D’SOUZA | kdsouza@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group   Select CVS locations in California and seven other states are now selling hemp-derived CBD products. The national drugstore chain will be marketing the topical cannabidiol products as “an alternative source of relief,” CVS said in a statement to NBC News. The chain also will be partnering with another company […]

CAL FIRE Local 2881 Releases Statement Regarding Governor Newsom’s Signing of Proclamation of Emergency

CAL FIRE Local 2881 Releases Statement Regarding Governor Newsom’s Signing of Proclamation of Emergency

CAL FIRE Local 2881 released a statement this morning regarding Governor Newsom’s signing of a Proclamation of Emergency regarding wildfires. “The fires of the past three years have upended and destroyed entire communities, the worst I have seen in my twenty-five year career,” said Tim Edwards, President of CAL Fire Local 2881.  “While it is […]

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California has a giant surplus—of ideas for new taxes. What’s up with that?

California has a giant surplus—of ideas for new taxes. What’s up with that?

By Judy Lin California is enjoying a projected $21.4 billion surplus. Three-quarters of the state believes any new revenue increase should be for voters to decide. By population and percentage of personal income, this state already has the nation’s 10th highest tax burden. And the leader of the California Senate, Pro Tem Toni Atkins, has pointedly cautioned against any more levies that […]

California: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing in Assembly Public Safety Committee

California: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing in Assembly Public Safety Committee

On Tuesday, March 12, the Assembly Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear anti-gun bills AB 12, AB 276 and AJR 5.   Please use our TAKE ACTION button below to contact the members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee urging them to OPPOSE AB 12, AB 276, and AJR 5.   Assembly Bill 12, […]

CA Controller Reports February State Revenues Short of Budget Forecasts

CA Controller Reports February State Revenues Short of Budget Forecasts

SACRAMENTO — California’s total revenues of $5.51 billion in February were lower than forecasted in the governor’s proposed 2019-20 fiscal year budget by $1.34 billion, or 19.5 percent, and in the FY 2018-19 Budget Act by $2.01 billion, or 26.7 percent, State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today. Two-thirds of the way through FY 2018-19, […]

‘The Straw Police’: Nunes Associates California’s Straw Ban To Socialism

‘The Straw Police’: Nunes Associates California’s Straw Ban To Socialism

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter Rep. Devin Nunes of California appeared to associate his state’s ban on plastic straws with socialism in a tweet Saturday after visiting a nearby restaurant. “At restaurant tonight waitress asks if we want straws,” the Republican told his Twitter followers. “Says she has to ask now in fear of ‘THE STRAW […]

2018 was California’s worst year of fire ever, federal report confirms

2018 was California’s worst year of fire ever, federal report confirms

By JOSEPH SERNA . No state had it worse with wildfires last year than California, a federal report released this week confirmed. According to the National Interagency Coordination Center’s year-end statistical roundup,more than 1.8 million acres of California was burned by wildland fires in 2018, surpassing the previous year’s total of 1.3 million, officials said. “That’s the […]

California Governor Declares There’s No ‘National Emergency’ In Border Town With A Wall

California Governor Declares There’s No ‘National Emergency’ In Border Town With A Wall

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a major critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, visited a border town with a wall and declared there was no “national emergency.” WATCH: I’m at our border today where there is no “national emergency.” San Ysidro is the busiest border crossing in the Western […]

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