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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off the Northern California coast

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off the Northern California coast

A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck beneath the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami warnings were issued for the coast, according to the National Weather Service. The temblor occurred at 12:50 p.m. at a depth of 2.5 miles, according to the USGS. Its epicenter […]

FACT CHECK: Does Medicaid Cover A Third Of All Californians?

FACT CHECK: Does Medicaid Cover A Third Of All Californians?

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein claimed that Medicaid “covers 1 in 3 Californians, including children, seniors in nursing homes and those with disabilities” in a Thursday tweet. Verdict: True The data support Feinstein’s claim that one-third of Californians receive health coverage through Medicaid. Fact Check: Medicaid, first introduced in the 1960s, is a welfare program in […]

CERF: California growth continues to slow Policies constrain economy for the state and nation

CERF: California growth continues to slow Policies constrain economy for the state and nation

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting released its 2017 Third Quarter California and United States Forecast on Thursday, Sept. 21. I Highlights: California’s economic growth has slowed compared to the nation. The forecast is for continued slowing, with GDP growth declining to just 2.3 percent over the next two years and […]

California Legislature Demands Apology From Trump

California Legislature Demands Apology From Trump

The California Legislature has passed a resolution demanding President Donald Trump apologize for what it calls his “racist and bigoted behavior.” House Resolution 57 also “supports Congress’ efforts to censure” Trump and calls for other states to do likewise. It was prompted by Trump’s response to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that […]

End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – California’s legislative session, which completed its work in the wee hours Saturday morning, was one of the more controversial ones in years, given the degree to which the Democratic majority was able to secure various tax and fee increases. It was also one of the more divisive recent sessions from a partisan […]

Water district vote deals major blow to California’s delta tunnel project

Water district vote deals major blow to California’s delta tunnel project

LOS ANGELES — The board of the Westlands Water District on Tuesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to the most ambitious California water project planned in decades. By a 7-1 vote, the board of the state’s largest irrigation district decided not to join the California WaterFix, a $17 billion project that would re-engineer the way […]

California Becomes First State to Ban the Sale of Non-rescued Animals

California Becomes First State to Ban the Sale of Non-rescued Animals

After a bill was unanimously passed in the Senate earlier this week, California has become the first state to ban the commercial breeding of dogs, cats, and rabbits. The legislation, AB-485, is a direct blow against the use of puppy mills: facilities that breed animals in crowded, dirty, and inhumane conditions. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Now, […]

CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data for Special Districts

CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data for Special Districts

What is special about today’s update to State Controller Betty T. Yee’s Government Compensation in California website? The website now includes 2016 self-reported data from special districts – a total of 157,150 positions across the state and $8.28 billion in wages.  The newly published data are from 3,017 special government districts that focus on air […]

California Gov. Compares Trump Supporters To Ancient Cave People

California Gov. Compares Trump Supporters To Ancient Cave People

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California compared President Donald Trump supporters to prehistoric cave dwellers Monday during a New York climate event. Brown, an outspoken Trump critic, issued an usually harsh derision of Trump supporters after dismissing Trump’s rhetoric on climate change science and U.S. policy toward North Korea as “stupid and dangerous and silly.” […]

Avocados Prices: How Long Will They Be High?

Avocados Prices: How Long Will They Be High?

Avocado lovers, your summer of skyrocketing prices is soon coming to an end. The price for America’s beloved savory fruit continues to rise as global supply wanes near the end of a growing season in California, Peru and Mexico, but prices will come back down as planting begins again in California and Mexico, which supplies […]

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