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Wells Fargo stuck mortgage borrowers with extra fees, whistleblower’s lawsuit says

Wells Fargo stuck mortgage borrowers with extra fees, whistleblower’s lawsuit says

As Wells Fargo & Co. continues to be hit with fallout from its sham-accounts scandal, the bank is facing allegations that it put the screws to customers in yet another way: by slapping them with fees for delays in processing mortgage applications. A former Wells Fargo mortgage banker who worked in Beverly Hills alleged in […]

Senator Ricardo Lara’s Bill Opposing The Border Wall Fails

Senator Ricardo Lara’s Bill Opposing The Border Wall Fails

The Day Trump Announces House Committee Border Wall Funding Senator Ricardo Lara, the author of SB 30, legislation opposing the construction of the border wall, pulled his bill on July 12, 2017 on the same day that President Trump tweeted that the $1.6 billion he requested to build the border wall has been allocated by […]

Woman Awakened by Mountain Lion Crashing Through Window

Woman Awakened by Mountain Lion Crashing Through Window

A California woman had a rude awakening on July 4: A mountain lion crashed through her apartment window and landed on top of her while she slept. “At first, I think she said she thought she was dreaming. It didn’t seem real,” apartment manager Francis Muniz told local Fox affiliate KTXL. (The woman was apparently […]

The Unelected bureaucracies that keep us stuck in Traffic

The Unelected bureaucracies that keep us stuck in Traffic

. By Jackie Lavalleye Inadequate roads are leaving Californians stuck in traffic. According to a 2016 study by Inrix, a data company that specializes in traffic-related analytics, Los Angeles, California has the worst traffic in the United States. San Francisco takes the number three spot, and San Diego comes in number 14. In all, 17 California […]

Teacher-tenure reform shaping up as big education fight this year

Teacher-tenure reform shaping up as big education fight this year

by Steven Greenhut . SACRAMENTO – Despite the oft-discussed need for education reform in California, the state Legislature will only consider one major reform bill this year. Even that bill’s passage is uncertain, given opposition from the powerful California Teachers’ Association. The issue involves the contentious matter of teacher job protections, which the union says are necessary to […]

Separating fact from hype as California begins a new fire season

Separating fact from hype as California begins a new fire season

OROVILLE, Calif. — It’s that time of year, when smoke billows over the backcountry, rural homeowners flee flames and firefighting agencies warn that California is in for another brutal wildfire season. During the state’s long drought, firefighters repeatedly said withered landscapes portended plenty of big burns. Now, after a drought-busting winter, they are predicting a […]

Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate

Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate

GOLETA, Calif. — With a heat wave continuing to bake California and the rest of the West, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety Sunday as flames destroyed homes and threatened thousands of structures across the state. Along the Central Coast, firefighters battled two major blazes on opposite ends of Santa Barbara County. […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association Joins Lawsuit to Reform California Pension Rule

Ventura County Taxpayers Association  Joins Lawsuit to Reform California Pension Rule

Case Headed for California Supreme Court California’s major public pension systems are in deep trouble. They have been racking up hundreds of billions of dollars in pension debt and California cities are helpless to do anything about it. Many have just called for increased taxes to fund needed services like police and fire and improved […]

CA Controller Reports Revenues $2.68 Billion Short of 2016-17 Budget Act

CA Controller Reports Revenues $2.68 Billion Short of 2016-17 Budget Act

California total revenues of $16.63 billion for June fell short of projections in the governor’s revised budget released two months ago by 2.5 percent, State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today. The 2017-18 fiscal year began July 1.  For the fiscal year that ended June 30, total revenues of $121.91 billion missed May Revision estimates […]

California State University – Fullerton Students Named Defendants in Democrat Lawsuit

California State University – Fullerton Students Named Defendants in Democrat Lawsuit

California Democrats filed a lawsuit on June 29th to undermine the democratic process of signature gathering, putting the California State University, Fullerton chapter of College Republicans in the crossfire. The CSUF College Republicans helped lead the efforts to recall California State Senator Josh Newman after the Democratic Super-Majority passed a significant increase to car and […]