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At 98 degrees, heat in Los Angeles breaks a 131-year-old record

At 98 degrees, heat in Los Angeles breaks a 131-year-old record

By Andrea Castillo Los Angeles hit a record high of 98 degrees Saturday, as a wildfire in northern Santa Barbara County continued to burn out of control and the region suffered through the third day of a blistering heat wave. Downtown Los Angeles’ record high temperature beat out the 131-year-old record of 95 degrees set […]

Gov. Brown Announces Global Climate Summit To Beat Back ‘Existential Threat Of Climate Change’

Gov. Brown Announces Global Climate Summit To Beat Back ‘Existential Threat Of Climate Change’

Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to rally singers, celebrities and academics worried about global warming Thursday night ahead of President Donald Trump’s first major meeting with world leaders in Germany. Brown will invite an audience in Germany via teleconference to a global summit in California later this year. He has spent the early […]

California Closer to Becoming ‘Sanctuary State,’ Over Law Enforcement Objections

California Closer to Becoming ‘Sanctuary State,’ Over Law Enforcement Objections

by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY The California State Assembly Judiciary Committee approved Democrats’ so-called “sanctuary state” bill on Wednesday, over the objections of law enforcement groups and Democrat-leaning sheriffs’ unions. According to the Courthouse News Service (CNS), State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) claims that his Senate Bill 54, the “California Values Act,” is designed to prohibit all […]

Treasurer Chiang’s Cannabis Banking Working Group Meets in San Diego

Treasurer Chiang’s Cannabis Banking Working Group Meets in San Diego

To Hear From Congressman Dana Rohrabacher About Federal Solutions to Lack of Banking Services for New Industry   Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and other expert witnesses will brief State Treasurer John Chiang and members of his Cannabis Banking Working group on how to provide banking services to California’s soon-to-be-legalized recreational cannabis industry in San Diego on Friday. […]

Human toll mounts in California’s rivers after boy drowns, man disappears and two bodies are found

Human toll mounts in California’s rivers after boy drowns, man disappears and two bodies are found

The human toll from California’s dangerous river conditions climbed again last weekend after authorities reported a boy drowned and another person missing and the bodies of two others pulled from swift, cold waters in the Sacramento and Central valleys. First responders and law enforcement agencies in the state’s low-lying communities have been sounding the alarm […]

Hate crimes rise in California, state report says

Hate crimes rise in California, state report says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is seeing an increase in hate crimes. There were 931 incidents in 2016, an 11.2 percent spike over 2015, the state Department of Justice reported Monday. More than half of those involved bias based on race, ethnicity or national origin. The second-most-common incidents were based on sexual orientation. Race-based hate crimes […]

Secretary Padilla: Wethinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much — Commission on Election Integrity

Secretary Padilla: Wethinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much —  Commission on Election Integrity

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, along 25+ other Secretaries of State (SOS) has refused to cooperate with the bipartisan President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. He was asked to simply supply the state’s voter list to the Commission so it can investigate practices that could lead to improper or fraudulent registrations and voting. The […]

New Law Helps Put Kids From Low-Income and Middle Class Families on Path to Higher Learning

New Law Helps Put Kids From Low-Income and Middle Class Families on Path to Higher Learning

Governor Brown Signs Every Kid Counts Act to Incentivize California Families to Save for College with ScholarShare   Low- to moderate-income California families will get help saving for college thanks to legislation supported by State Treasurer John Chiang and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The Every Kid Counts Act, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San […]

Federal judge blocks California ban on high-capacity magazines

Federal judge blocks California ban on high-capacity magazines

Second Amendment – Ventura County Published by · 2 hours ago · http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/article158965184.html Read more: Federal judge blocks California ban on high-capacity magazines A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Thursday finding that a voter-approved California law barring people from possessing magazines with more than 10 bullets… SACBEE.COM   “The State of California’s desire to […]

Republicans making moves in the 2018 California governor’s race

Republicans making moves in the 2018 California governor’s race

LOS ANGELES—The GOP may be in dire straits in California, but a flurry of recent moves suggests the party of Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon is not willing to abandon the 2018 gubernatorial race, as it did four years ago. The big question is if the party will be able to marshal enough support behind […]