Good morning, California. It’s Thursday, September 3. ‘We’re just getting started’ Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that California is making an “unprecedented” effort to address homelessness, two days after lawmakers failed to pass a bill to massively increase housing production — which Newsom said in his February State of the State speech was “the only […]
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” […]
Lawmakers want answers on CA mask deals gone awry. California becomes first state to choose all-mail voting for November. How big is state’s budget hole?
Some California lawmakers seek probe into coronavirus equipment supplier contracts, including the massive payment — and reversal — to Blue Flame Medical.
Updated May 1, 2020 As reports that Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to close all California beaches whipped around the state on Wednesday evening, local officials pushed back. From the foggy north end of the state to the sun-soaked south, several said closing every beach on the state’s 800-mile coastline would be a draconian way to […]
Campus organizers across California are gearing up for the state’s early primary in March, hoping for a repeat of the 2018 elections, when student voter turnout nationwide more than doubled. They’re trying creative tactics to get their peers registered and to the polls, helped along by two new California laws.
Real-time data from whiz-bang cameras and supercomputers has potential downsides: too many alarm bells, more blackouts and less boots-on-the-ground input.
Our democratic spirit desperately needs to be replenished. Empowered with the tools to develop civic virtue, our students can lead the next voting rights revolution, bringing us out of the shadows of our current predicament and closer to the ideal of a more perfect Union.
Democratic leaders at the state Capitol have pointedly cautioned against broad tax increases on working families. Whether their troops and the governor have gotten the memo, though, isn’t clear.
The fact that traditionally conservative Huntington Beach now has two new Democratic legislators might enable a deal that would end the state’s lawsuit to force the more housing development there.