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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 […]

Pot initiatives join forces

Pot initiatives join forces

By James Poulos . Skittish at the thought of divided loyalties leading rival pot initiatives to defeat, two major marijuana legalization groups united behind the well-funded effort associated with Silicon Valley heavyweight Sean Parker. Concentrated support His initiative, which counts Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom among its supporters, brought on the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform. “Coalition board member Antonio […]

CA gun laws back in crosshairs

CA gun laws back in crosshairs

By James Poulos . The Golden State’s strict approach to gun control has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings. Recent curbs on access to firearms and limitations on certain gun features appeared to have made little or no impact on the terrorists’ ability to obtain and use their arsenal. The closure of the […]

Massive transportation bill has no $ for CA bullet train

Massive transportation bill has no $ for CA bullet train

Harris campaign makes moves to reduce costs

Harris campaign makes moves to reduce costs

Tragedy could boost Newsom’s gun-control push

Tragedy could boost Newsom’s gun-control push

By Chris Reed . The slaughter of 14 people at a San Bernardino conference center Wednesday morning by two heavily armed Islamic extremists could provide a boost to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s planned 2016 ballot initiative imposing stricter gun-control laws on California. Wednesday afternoon, before much was known about the attacks or the motives of the […]

State Lottery Payments Total $1.39 Billion for 2014-15 Fiscal Year

State Lottery Payments Total $1.39 Billion for 2014-15 Fiscal Year

State Controller Betty T. Yee announced today that payments from the Lottery Education Fund to school districts, higher educational institutions, and state agencies for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaled $1.39 billion. The Controller transmits the money each quarter to county treasurers, who apportion it to school districts. The Controller makes direct quarterly payments to the […]

CA solar plans snarled by controversy

CA solar plans snarled by controversy

By James Poulos . In the California desert and in solar-paneled neighborhoods around the state, a new conflict over alternative energy has broken out. Pitting lawmakers, regulators, customers and the solar power industry against one another, the dispute centered around how much solar users ought to be charged — and how much solar power ought to be […]

Active shooter in San Bernardino, Calif.; 20 victims reported

Active shooter in San Bernardino, Calif.; 20 victims reported

12-2 evening update: SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Fourteen people were confirmed killed and 17 more wounded in a mass shooting at a San Bernardino community social services building. CBS News confirms one of the suspects is named Syed Farook, an American citizen. One of the other suspects is reportedly his brother. The female’s relationship to either […]