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State Senate – Voter Guide 2022

Posting State Senate Get a daily digest of California news California is seeking state senators to represent 20 of its newly drawn districts, each home to more than 900,000 constituents.  Qualifications: Collaborative skills – or at least, the ability to work with Democrats, given their overwhelming control Subject expertise desired, but not required: Senators are […]

Brian Dahle

Applicant Governor Get a daily digest of California news Applicant Brian Dahle is asking you to hire him for the role of governor, which pays $218,556 per year. His resume: Brian Dahle State senator Professional Profile Brian Dahle is from truly rural California: the tiny town of Bieber, with fewer than 300 residents, in the […]

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Cracking down on wage theft

For eight years, the Los Angeles-based janitorial service provider Pacific Commercial hired one employee to work from morning until dusk, but also commissioned an independent contractor to take the night shift. The catch: The employee and the contractor were the same person, a 52-year-old named Edith Lopez. By classifying Lopez as a non-employee from 5 […]

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The Diablo is in the details

At least two days of statewide Flex Alerts asking Californians to voluntarily conserve energy amid an extreme heat wave that could last more than a week, pushing temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above normal and endangering vulnerable communities. Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaiming a state of emergency to take last-ditch measures to keep people’s lights and […]

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Goodbye, gas-powered cars

Thursday was a day of climate contradictions in California’s state capital. First, state air regulators voted unanimously to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars, passing a rule that will require automakers to electrify 35% of their new vehicle fleets by 2026, 68% by 2030 and 100% by 2035, CalMatters’ Nadia Lopez reports. Gov. […]