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Why California gun owners may be breaking the law on July 1

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: Sweeping new gun laws passed last year by California voters and legislators require those with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to get

California Democrats out to reverse another election rule to help one of their own

As reported by the Orange County Register: First, Democrats hoping to protect one of their own passed a law changing the rules for a recall. Now they are pressuring the state’s campaign watchdog to

Here’s what San Francisco’s highest-paid workers make

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: The City of San Francisco employed 39,634 people in 2016 (including part-time and construction workers), and the total spent on their salaries and benefits

Fish or farms? A new battle rages over California water

As reported by the Fresno Bee: Fish or farms? The House this week will tackle the question, which for years has triggered a tug-of-war between growers and environmentalists. It plans to vote on a

Laguna Beach cuts housing assistance perk that helped top city employees buy million dollar homes

As reported by the Orange County Register: LAGUNA BEACH — A housing assistance program that helped some of the city’s highest-ranking employees get help with funding million dollar homes has been cut.

LADWP retirees bring in bigger pensions than city, county workers, audit says

As reported by the L.A. Daily News: Workers who retire from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power enjoy a higher monthly pension, on average, than retired public employees from the city and

California orders closer look at these 93 dams after Oroville crisis

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: California officials have ordered owners of 93 dams to reinspect their flood-control spillways following the Oroville Dam crisis, saying the spillways need a closer

More California inmates are getting a second chance as parole board enters new era of discretion

As reported by the Los Angeles Times: An Alameda County probation report details facts that Kao Saelee can’t change: He was 17 and armed with a sawed-off shotgun when he and three friends opened fire

Bullet train is likely to face more environmental hurdles

As reported by the Los Angeles Times: California’s high-speed train project is likely to continue to be buffeted by environmental challenges as a result of a decision by the state’s top court. In a

Covered California announces increased rates of 12.5 percent for its 2018 health insurance plans

As reported by the Orange County Register: Covered California on Tuesday announced that insurance rates will jump an average of 12.5 percent for next year, amid uncertainty about the future of

Quitting Rates are Up, Electronic Cigarettes May be Helping

As reported by KQED: Electronic cigarettes may be a helpful tool for those who are looking to quit smoking, according to a recent study. This complicates the public health narrative around this new

Mandatory composting? Gavin Newsom isn’t shying away from his liberal record

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor running to succeed Jerry Brown, was nearly an hour into his town hall meeting late Wednesday when someone asked about

Ethics commissioner Brian Hatch had private meetings with Democrats over recall election rules

A former labor lobbyist who serves on California’s political watchdog agency met privately, talked on the phone and exchanged text messages with a lawyer working for Senate Democrats while advocating

Jim Brulte: State ethics commission a partisan tool of Democrats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s supposedly non-partisan political watchdog, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has exposed itself as a partisan tool of the Democrats. First the

More CalPERS retirees are getting $100,000 pensions

As reported by the Press-Enterprise: The number of retired public employees in the CalPERS system with annual pensions of $100,000 or more grew 63 percent since 2012, according to a report released

John Cox Did Not Run Against Barack Obama – Contrary to His Claims

John Cox, who is running for Governor of California as a Republican, has been claiming to reporters that he once “ran against Barack Obama for U.S. Senate” in Illinois, and reporters are buying the

Should the LAPD use drones?

As reported by the L.A. Times: For more than three years, a pair of drones donated to the Los Angeles Police Department was locked away, collecting dust after a public outcry over the idea of police

State ethics commission poised to help Democrats fight off recall effort

As reported by the L.A. Times: The state’s campaign watchdog agency is poised on Thursday to open the spigot for large political contributions that would help an embattled Democratic state senator

Los Angeles approves plan to pay homeowners to house homeless

As reported by the L.A. Daily News: A pilot program that pays some Los Angeles County homeowners to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people was approved with a 4-0 vote

Mainstream conservative groups alarmed to be found on ‘hate map’

As reported by the Washington Times: Brad Dacus was thousands of miles away in California last weekend when the Charlottesville protest erupted, so he was flabbergasted when CNN labeled his Pacific