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Steve Bannon’s scheduled speech to the California GOP has some Republicans nervous

Steve Bannon’s scheduled speech to the California GOP has some Republicans nervous

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party’s decision to invite right-wing provocateur and former presidential adviser Stephen K. Bannon to address its convention Friday created …

Strength of California’s Economy Boosts Demand for Tax-Exempt Bonds 

Strength of California’s Economy Boosts Demand for Tax-Exempt Bonds 

SACRAMENTO – The continued improvement in California’s credit, strong access to the capital markets and ongoing investment in meeting critical infrastructure needs has boosted demand for the state’s tax-exempt bonds, according to the new Debt Affordability Report (DAR) issued by State Treasurer John Chiang. The State Treasurer’s Office sold more than $9 billion in general obligation […]

NASA Damage Map Aids California Wildfire Response

NASA Damage Map Aids California Wildfire Response

The image at top is part of a larger map of damage (red and yellow squares) from the northern California wildfires. This section of the map shows Santa Rosa, California. The full map covers the entire area outlined in red at bottom.

California Is 2017’s 7th Most Energy-Efficient State – WalletHub Study

California Is 2017’s 7th Most Energy-Efficient State – WalletHub Study

Happy National Energy Awareness Month! With New York City recently announcing its three-year plan to uphold the Paris climate accord, the first among nearly 250 U.S. cities that pledged to do so, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Most & Least Energy-Efficient States. To gauge the financial impact of doing more […]

California fire toll rises to 42

California fire toll rises to 42

The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 42 on Wednesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said, as rescuers found another body. The latest victim …

California fire toll rises to 40

California fire toll rises to 40

The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 40 on Sunday but firefighters reported progress in battling the flames, and thousands of evacuees were gradually being allowed to return home …

Damage Mounts From California Wildfires

Damage Mounts From California Wildfires

Wildfires in California’s famed wine country are spreading after a week of the worst blazes the state has ever seen. The death toll rose to at least 35 on Saturday, with at least 16 fires burning …

California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 32 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. “We’re not out …

Disincentive pay for teachers

Disincentive pay for teachers

    By Larry Sand When I first began to substitute teach in Los Angeles in 1985, I learned about “incentive pay.” If a sub was willing to go to “schools in need,” he could earn about 40 percent more than a regular sub. Rather impecunious at the time, I jumped at the opportunity. And […]

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of the state’s hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people. “Vaccinating people at risk of exposure …

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