California News

Feb 132017
Emergency Order For Oroville Dam Area

Governor Brown Issues Emergency Order to Help Response to Situation at Oroville Dam   UPDATE: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement today (02/14/17) after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved both recent gubernatorial requests for federal assistance – one to support the response to the situation at Oroville Dam and the […]

Feb 022017
Breitbart’s Editor Speech Cancelled At UC Berkley

Protests at UC Berkley led to a cancellation of the previously scheduled speech by Breitbart’s news editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Breitbart is an extreme-right news network. Milo Yiannopoulos is known for his radical views and highly inflammatory speeches. (He’s been banned from Twitter for harassing Leslie Jones, the star of “Ghostbusters”.) Many hundreds of students protested […]

Jan 252017
Governor Brown Takes On President Trump

Governor Brown Delivers 2017 State of the State Address: “California is Not Turning Back, Not Now, Not Ever” Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today delivered his State of the State address, departing with the traditional practice of listing every issue and restating every priority to focus on the “broader context of our country and its […]

Jan 022017
New California Laws For 2017

California government, with Governor Brown at the steering wheel, worked tirelessly to introduce, pass and sign 898 new laws. The laws treat into effect in 2017. We are obviously not going to discuss all of them here but here are a few worth noting. Holding a cellphone or any other wireless electronic device while driving […]

Dec 162016
Gov. Brown On Climate Change: "We Will Persevere"

  Governor Brown to Climate Scientists: “We Will Persevere”   Rallying thousands of scientists at one of the largest international gatherings of its kind, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called on the scientific community – the “truth-tellers” and “truth seekers” – to mobilize for the climate fight. “The time has never been more urgent […]

Dec 042016
Oakland Warehouse Fire

The fire is a heartbreaking tragedy because so many have perished but even more so because it could have – and should have – been prevented. The warehouse – known in the community as Oakland Ghost Ship – was illegally converted into artists collective (according to reports, some tenants used it as housing as well), […]

Dec 012016
California Veterans’ Enlistment Bonus Repayment To Be CANCELED

According to reports, a compromise was negotiated between the Pentagon and California National Guard soldiers in regard to the enlistment incentives and student loans that is likely to lead to a cancellation of repayments. While the negotiations were on-going, the repayment program was temporarily suspended on October 26th 2016. The House and the Senate are […]

Nov 302016
What Happened To Sherri Papini

Sherri Papini who disappeared during her morning jog in Shasta County (Northern California) on November 2nd was found near Interstate 5 in Yolo County on Thanksgiving. The details of her condition are just becoming known. When found she was still wearing restraints. After 22 days in captivity (from November 2nd to Thanksgiving) Sherri Papini was […]

Nov 202016
California’s Commitment to Climate Action Stands

West Coast Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Climate Action at Close of COP22 On November 18th 2016 California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark today issued the following statement on the final day of the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco (COP22): […]

Nov 132016
Wise Words Of Governor Brown

On November 10th Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement on the 2016 presidential election and the transition to a new administration: “Today we saw the beginning of the transfer of power to the President-elect. While the prerogatives of victory are clear, so also are the responsibilities to ensure a strong and unified […]

Oct 312016
2016 Quality of Life Awards Award Of Excellence Bestowed Upon Owens Lake Trails Architectural Elements

The Architectural Elements on Owens Lake, part of the Owens Lake Trails Project, were honored with the Award of Excellence at the 2016 Quality of Life Awards of the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) last week. Each year, the Award of Excellence is given to the one project which, […]

Oct 152016
Honoring Police Officers Killed In Palm Springs

On Saturday, 10/08/16 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Palm Springs Police Department Officers Jose Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny: “Officers Vega and Zerebny were killed today doing what they do every day – protecting their community. We grieve with the family members, friends and fellow officers coping […]

Oct 052016
Governor Jerry Brown Redefines Rape Laws In California

Governor Jerry Brown has signed many new bills and amendments to existing laws, recently. Among them are three pertaining to rape. One of them changes, one expands and one modifies existing California rape law. Senate Bill No. 813: NO Limitation Statute In Rape Cases In California A rape is s rape whether it took place […]

Oct 012016
Protests in El Cajon AND Pasadena

Just the other morning we’ve seen on the news a heartwarming story about a great Ohio police officer (white) who has stopped a motorist (African American) for speeding. Upon learning that the motorist was speeding because he’s just learned that his sister has died in an accident, the police officer took it upon himself to […]

Oct 012016
Wells Fargo Loses California

Fresh on the heels of L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer’s legal victory over Wells Fargo Bank, the State of California suspended some of its business with Wells Fargo. In an unprecedented move, the State treasurer, John Chiang, pulled much of the State of California’s banking, including large municipal bond deals and the State’s investments in […]

Sep 292016
Early Earthquake Warning For California Is A Distant Future

Governor Brown Signs Earthquake Early Warning Legislation   On 09/29/16 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation – SB 438 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) – to help advance the development of a statewide earthquake early warning system in California. “We’ve seen the devastation earthquakes have caused in California,” said Governor Brown. “This keeps […]

Sep 202016
Super Pollutant Restrictions For Healthier California

Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions into Law On 09/19/2016 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 1383 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), which establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions on destructive super pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. If followed worldwide, these acts would help cut the projected rate of […]

Sep 152016
America’s College Promise Coming True In California

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Dr. Jill Biden, and LACCD and LAUSD officials launch the Los Angeles College Promise — guaranteed admission and a tuition-free year at local community colleges for 2017 high school graduates Mayor Eric Garcetti and a host of local and national partners today launched the L.A. College Promise, making Los Angeles the largest […]

Sep 092016
California’s Historic Climate Change Legislation

California Sets Most Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets in North America Ten years after California adopted the toughest greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the nation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today strengthened that commitment, signing SB 32 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and AB 197 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), which require […]