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DMV won’t unleash robocars on CA roads

DMV won’t unleash robocars on CA roads

CA set for nation’s highest minimum wage

CA set for nation’s highest minimum wage

China beats Mexico on CA immigration

China beats Mexico on CA immigration

By James Poulos . While Mexico continued to drive the debate about immigration policy in the U.S., California experienced a significant demographic shift that could carry a political impact: more immigrants now flow into the Golden State from China than from south of the border. “About 33,000 immigrants moved to California from China last year, roughly triple the […]

“Unstoppable” SFV California Gas Leak Now Being Called Worst Catastrophe Since BP Spill

“Unstoppable” SFV California Gas Leak Now Being Called Worst Catastrophe Since BP Spill

You haven’t heard that much about it, until recently, have you? There is a major hazardous gas leak in the largest urban area in the United States, not all that far from where most of our readers live (leak is in Porter Ranch). The potential for a disastrous explosion is high and action on it has […]

Controller Betty Yee publishes salary data for cities, counties

Controller Betty Yee publishes salary data for cities, counties

Obama Welcoming Committee at the San Bernardino International Airport

Obama Welcoming Committee at the San Bernardino International Airport

By George Miller Groups protest Obama, ISIS, policies on terrorism and immigration The news today was about the Obamas’ Friday visit (on their way to an annual Hawaiian vacation) to Indian Springs High School with the families of the victims of the ISIS-inspired San Bernandino shootings. Obama used the visit to console the families, assure people that they will […]

Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

By John Hrabe . A tenfold increase in the initiative filing fee was supposed to reduce the number of long-shot proposals in circulation. “The updated filing fee set by this bill will deter frivolous submissions,” Assemblyman Evan Low, author the new initiative fee increase, said in a September press release. “We live in California, the cradle of direct democracy, […]

Treasurer Grants Incentives To Electric Vehicle and Aerospace Companies

Treasurer Grants Incentives To Electric Vehicle and Aerospace Companies

Financing Authority Seeks More Funding To Bolster High-Tech Manufacturing An economic development agency chaired by State Treasurer John Chiang on Tuesday approved nearly $40 million worth of sales tax exclusions for California’s leading electric vehicle maker and a fast-growing space satellite manufacturer. The action by the California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority underscores […]

CA Attorney General wants confidential Koch data

CA Attorney General wants confidential Koch data

By James Poulos . Pressing for access to confidential lists kept by the Koch brothers, U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris injected another note of politics into her tenure as California Attorney General. Harris “has a fight on her hands trying to get the brothers’ Americans for Prosperity Foundation to give her access to the same confidential data it […]

Warriors face fight over move to San Francisco

Warriors face fight over move to San Francisco

By Chris Reed . The record-setting Golden State Warriors, the defending NBA champions, have become one of the most beloved sports teams in recent California history. San Francisco politicians have embraced the team’s planned move from Oakland to San Francisco’s Mission Bay area, especially because the team’s wealthy owners are willing to pay for 97 percent […]