More Than 5,000 Californians Died From Overdoses Last Year, Fentanyl And Heroin To Blame

Sacramento Bee- In what could be the first sign of a rising threat, public health officials estimated more than 5,000 Californians died from fatal drug overdoses last year. The number of reported deaths to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leaped by 5.3 percent, and officials say heroin and the powerful narcotic fentanyl is partly to blame. The CDC’s figures outstripped previously reported numbers … Continue reading More Than 5,000 Californians Died From Overdoses Last Year, Fentanyl And Heroin To Blame

California Lawmakers Pass Bill The Requires Corporate Boards To Include Women

Los Angeles Times- Citing a lack of diversity in corporate boardrooms, state lawmakers on Thursday sent the governor a bill that would require women to be included on the boards of directors of firms headquartered in California. The bill would require that publicly held corporations headquartered in the state include at least one woman on boards of directors by the end of 2019, and at least … Continue reading California Lawmakers Pass Bill The Requires Corporate Boards To Include Women

California University Runs Out Of On Campus Housing, Asks Staff To Open Up Their Homes

Business Insider- Classes start at the University of California, Santa Cruz in less than a month and some students still don’t have a place to live. In an email sent this week, Dave Keller, the executive director of housing services at UC Santa Cruz, pleaded with faculty and staff to offer their homes to hundreds of students who are on the waitlist for on-campus housing, reported … Continue reading California University Runs Out Of On Campus Housing, Asks Staff To Open Up Their Homes

ICE Makes Its Largest Workplace Raid In 10 Years

Daily Mail- Federal agents arrested 160 workers this week during an immigration investigation at a Texas trailer-manufacturing business – the largest raid of its kind in the past decade. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division executed the raid on Tuesday at Load Trail in Sumner, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas. Read More Continue reading ICE Makes Its Largest Workplace Raid In 10 Years

California Lawmakers Send proposal To Goverenor That Would Limit Who Gets Charged With Felony Murder

Los Angeles Times- California lawmakers have sent a proposal to the governor that would widely limit who can be charged under the felony murder rule, which allows defendants to be convicted of first-degree murder if a victim dies during the commission of a felony, even if the defendant did not intend to kill or did not know a homicide occurred. Criminal justice reform advocates say the standard … Continue reading California Lawmakers Send proposal To Goverenor That Would Limit Who Gets Charged With Felony Murder

SoCal Home Prices Are Up 5.8%

Press Enterprise- Southern California’s red-hot housing market continued to cool in July as rising home prices and interest rates discouraged homebuyers who are being priced out of the market, new housing figures released Thursday, Aug. 30, show. The median price of a Southern California home – or price at the midpoint of all sales – was $530,000 in July. While that’s up 5.8 percent from … Continue reading SoCal Home Prices Are Up 5.8%

California Teacher Arrested For Armed Robbery, Had Loaded Gun In Classroom

The Blaze- A teacher in San Jose, California, was arrested on Wednesday over a February road rage incident that police say “escalated to a strong arm robbery.” When officers took the suspect into custody, he had a loaded handgun in his classroom. Detectives believe teacher Charles So battered another man in a Feb. 21 road rage incident, taking the victim’s cellphone before fleeing. Read More Continue reading California Teacher Arrested For Armed Robbery, Had Loaded Gun In Classroom

Hatch Calls For Reopening Of Google Anti-Trust Probe

Yahoo- A senior Republican senator on Thursday urged US regulators to reopen an antitrust investigation into Google, citing “important developments” since the review was closed in 2013. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah called on the Federal Trade Commission “to reconsider the competitive effects of Google’s conduct in search and digital advertising.” Read More Continue reading Hatch Calls For Reopening Of Google Anti-Trust Probe

In-N-Out Faces Boycott Over Donation To California’s Republican Party

ABC 7- A campaign on Twitter is gaining steam to boycott In-N-Out, after the fast food chain donated to the California Republican Party. Public filings show the company gave $25,000 to the GOP on Tuesday. After people found out on Twitter, some users began to protest, using the hashtag #BoycottInNOut. Read More Continue reading In-N-Out Faces Boycott Over Donation To California’s Republican Party

California Lawmakers Approve ‘Safe Injection Sites’ For San Francisco

CBS San Francisco- The California Legislature on Monday passed Assembly Bill 186, which would give the green light for safe injection sites in San Francisco under a three-year pilot. Amid a visible drug crisis happening in the city, safe injection sites would allow for people suffering from addiction to use drugs at facilities under the supervision of trained staff. Read More Continue reading California Lawmakers Approve ‘Safe Injection Sites’ For San Francisco

California Lawmakers Pass Bill That Requires California To Rely On Clean Energy By 2045

Los Angeles Times- California lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a plan that would put the state on a path to phase out fossil fuels by 2045. State senators voted overwhelmingly to support Senate Bill 100, which would require California to obtain 100% of its energy from clean sources within the next three decades. The bill, which has been touted by state and national political … Continue reading California Lawmakers Pass Bill That Requires California To Rely On Clean Energy By 2045

Ex-Jerry Brown Aide Becomes CalPERS CFO

Sacramento Bee- CalPERS on Wednesday named its third chief financial officer in 14 months, announcing that it’s hiring former California state Finance Director Michael Cohen for one of the top positions at the $360 billion pension fund. Cohen, Gov. Jerry Brown’s top budget officer since 2013 until he resigned last week, will join CalPERS on Oct. 1. He also was appointed by Brown this month … Continue reading Ex-Jerry Brown Aide Becomes CalPERS CFO

California Lawmakers Pass Bill That Requires Public Universities To Provide Abortion Pills

Daily Caller- California’s state assembly passed a bill Wednesday that will require public universities to stock their health centers with abortion pills so that students don’t have to travel to have an abortion. Senate Bill 320, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Connie Leyva, mandates the state’s community colleges and public universities provide women with abortion pills for up to 10 weeks of pregnancy so students don’t … Continue reading California Lawmakers Pass Bill That Requires Public Universities To Provide Abortion Pills