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Big money, big challenges

Good morning, California. It’s Tuesday, April 13. Solutions elusive When it comes to California’s big problems, big money isn’t always enough. Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign into law a $536 million wildfire prevention bill lawmakers sent to his desk on Monday. But even as the state Assembly and Senate unanimously passed the bill — […]

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Credibility at stake: The French Laundry saga followed by others

California elected officials are rapidly losing credibility at a critical point in the pandemic, with hospitalizations at an all-time high and Gov. Gavin Newsom expected to announce a state lockdown today. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news that Mayor London Breed attended a dinner party with seven other people at the three-Michelin-starred […]

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Unmasked: Tempers flare and patience frays as California lawmakers hit viral end of session

For anyone who has spent the last five months working from home, these teleconference call mishaps ought to sound familiar:  Your lunch delivery arrives smack in the middle of a presentation, or your dog won’t stop yapping.  An exasperated colleague drops a muted but unmistakable F-bomb.  A co-worker mocks a colleague’s comments to his “hon” […]