California Lawmakers Took Trip To Hawaii With Utilities Representatives As Wildfires Burned Throughout The State

Daily Caller- As wildfires ravaged their state throughout the month of November, prominent California lawmakers took a trip to Hawaii with representatives from utility companies, according to a Fox News report published Monday. Top officials from the Golden State took their annual retreat to the Fairmont Kea Lani resort on Maui, where they were lobbied by utility companies not to hold them responsible for damages, reports The … Continue reading California Lawmakers Took Trip To Hawaii With Utilities Representatives As Wildfires Burned Throughout The State

President Trump Threatens To Cut FEMA Funds To California ‘Unless They Get Their Act Together’

ABC News- President Donald Trump threatened to end federal emergency funding to help aid California’s destructive wildfires on Wednesday. Trump tweeted that “billions of dollars” are sent to California and with proper forest management, the forest fires ‘would never happen’. “Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money,” … Continue reading President Trump Threatens To Cut FEMA Funds To California ‘Unless They Get Their Act Together’

Fresno Sheriff Says Brown is Wrong About Sanctuary Laws

Fox 26- Former Governor Jerry Brown is now making headlines after he says a Newman police officer’s death had nothing to do with sanctuary state laws. The officer was killed by an accused suspected undocumented immigrant. The Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says the former governor is wrong. “It is disheartening because he signed that bill. He signed SB 54. Even against the will of … Continue reading Fresno Sheriff Says Brown is Wrong About Sanctuary Laws

San Diego DA Plans On Challenging New Murder Accomplice Law

inewsource- The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office plans to challenge a new state law that could release from prison people serving time for murder when they didn’t do the actual killing but were accomplices. Assistant District Attorney David Greenberg told inewsource that the first time an accomplice convicted of murder in the county petitions for resentencing under the law, which took effect Jan. 1, the office … Continue reading San Diego DA Plans On Challenging New Murder Accomplice Law

Newsom To Criticize Trump In Inaugural Address

Merced Sun-Star- In his inaugural speech, incoming California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to criticize President Donald Trump’s “incompetence” and call for California’s liberal government to serve as a contrasting example for the nation. “People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe – they all hang in the balance. The country is watching us,” he will say, according to excerpts from his prepared speech. … Continue reading Newsom To Criticize Trump In Inaugural Address

Cost To Fight Fires Tops $118M

Los Angeles Times- California’s costs to fight two deadly wildfires that ignited less than two weeks ago have already topped $118 million — a sizable financial hit to a program that needed an unexpected cash infusion just two months ago. Cal Fire officials said Tuesday that $589.7 million has been paid out by the state’s fire emergency, or “e-fund,” account since July 1. Officials are poised to free up additional dollars before lawmakers … Continue reading Cost To Fight Fires Tops $118M

Did Fox News Cost Republicans Orange County Seats?

Breitbart- Nearly 90 minutes before polls closed in California, Fox News chose to make the irresponsible announcement that Republicans had already lost the U.S. House of Representatives. Did that early call cost the Republicans Orange County, California? Orange County has been a Republican stronghold (and a famous one) for decades, and while there is no question the county had been trending Democrat, on Election Night, Republicans lost … Continue reading Did Fox News Cost Republicans Orange County Seats?

Audit: Flawed Management Added Billions Onto Bullet Train

Fresno Bee- California’s embattled high-speed rail project has been beset by “flawed decision making and poor contract management” that have led to billions of dollars in cost overruns and significant delays in construction in the San Joaquin Valley, according a report issued Thursday by state Auditor Elaine Howle. Howle’s audit, requested earlier this year by the state Legislature, is a sharp critique of the California … Continue reading Audit: Flawed Management Added Billions Onto Bullet Train

California Supreme Court Recommends Pardon For State Senator

Los Angeles Times- The state Supreme Court on Tuesday recommended that Gov. Jerry Brown pardon former state Sen. Roderick Wright for a 2014 conviction on felony charges that involved lying about living in his legislative district. The action comes as the nonpartisan First Amendment Coalition filed a motion Tuesday asking the court to unseal records Brown filed on the clemency petition, saying there has been … Continue reading California Supreme Court Recommends Pardon For State Senator

LAPD Busts Election Fraud Scheme

Los Angeles Times- Nine people face felony charges in connection with a fraud scheme in which they offered cash or cigarettes to homeless people on skid row in downtown Los Angeles in exchange for hundreds of fake or forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, prosecutors said. Los Angeles County prosecutors Tuesday announced the charges, which include circulating a petition with false names, … Continue reading LAPD Busts Election Fraud Scheme

‘Camp Fire’ Death Toll Now At 56

Sacramento Bee- Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed and 300 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through. The nearly 220-square-mile (570-square-kilometer) blaze in Northern California was 40 percent contained, the state fire agency said, and firefighters succeeded in … Continue reading ‘Camp Fire’ Death Toll Now At 56

‘Camp Fire’ Grows To 125K Acres

Los Angeles Times- The deadliest wildfire in state history continued its destructive march overnight, challenging firefighters battling flames near the Feather River and pushing crews to build defenses before the inferno reaches the next town. The Camp fire has scorched 125,000 acres since Thursday and claimed at least 42 lives as it ripped thorough mountain towns in Butte County. More than 7,100 structures — mostly homes in Paradise — … Continue reading ‘Camp Fire’ Grows To 125K Acres

25K In San Diego Without Power Due To High Winds

ABC 10- San Diego Gas and Electric extended its planned power outages to communities including Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, and Rancho Santa Fe Tuesday due to the high risk of fire during the Red Flag Warning. Roughly 25,500 customers were without power Tuesday morning due to a public safety shut-off or unplanned outages due to high winds, the utility company reported. Read More Continue reading 25K In San Diego Without Power Due To High Winds