ICE Arrested 150 In SoCal This Week

Mercury News- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it arrested 150 immigrants across Southern California this week in an operation targeting public safety threats. The agency says approximately 90 percent of those apprehended Sunday through Tuesday have criminal convictions and about 40 percent had previously been released by local law enforcement agencies despite federal detainers. Read More Continue reading ICE Arrested 150 In SoCal This Week

California Treasurer Wants Investigation Into Hiring of CalPERS CEO

Sacramento Bee- California State Treasurer John Chiang on Wednesday called for an independent investigation into the hiring of CalPERS Chief Executive Officer Marcie Frost to resolve questions about whether she misinformed the $360 billion pension fund when she applied for her job. Chiang stressed in announcing his call for an investigation that he has a “favorable opinion” of Frost. He worries, he says, that the … Continue reading California Treasurer Wants Investigation Into Hiring of CalPERS CEO

New $2B San Francisco Transit Terminal Shuts Down Due To Crack In Beam

VC Star- San Francisco officials shut down the city’s celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center’s public roof garden. Coined the “Grand Central of the West,” the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart of downtown after nearly a decade of construction. It was expected to accommodate 100,000 passengers each weekday, and … Continue reading New $2B San Francisco Transit Terminal Shuts Down Due To Crack In Beam

Man Arrested For Allegedly Starting 5 NorCal Fires

Fresno Bee- California fire officials say a man has been arrested after allegedly confessing to starting five blazes in Northern California last year. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Wednesday 30-year-old Kyle Jeptha Bridgman confessed to deliberately setting five fires in the Lincoln area of Placer County between June and August, 2017. Read More Continue reading Man Arrested For Allegedly Starting 5 NorCal Fires

UC’s Largest Employee Union To Vote On Strike

Los Angeles Daily News- Fearing for their job security as more positions are outsourced, the University of California‘s largest employee union says its members will vote next month on whether to strike for the second time this year. Leaders with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3299 made the announcement at Wednesday’s U.C. Board of Regents meeting in Oakland amid stalled labor negotiations. The AFSCME … Continue reading UC’s Largest Employee Union To Vote On Strike

L.A. School District Offers 6% Raise

Los Angeles Times- For months, the Los Angeles school district and the teachers union have been operating in different realities. In the L.A. Unified universe, the district faces financial doom. To teachers, it’s a stingy bureaucracy sitting on riches enough to boost their pay and even save public education. On Thursday, the union and the school system go before a mediator for the first time … Continue reading L.A. School District Offers 6% Raise

Nearly Half of Pre-Registered California Teens Reject Both Republicans And Democrats

Mercury News- As political turmoil in Washington and a drumbeat of school shootings have spurred activism among young people, there are growing signs that they will be backing up their voices with votes — and are already reshaping California’s political map. An analysis released Tuesday by the Democratic data firm TargetSmart found that primary election turnout this year among 18 to 29-year-olds in California jumped 9.6 … Continue reading Nearly Half of Pre-Registered California Teens Reject Both Republicans And Democrats

U.S. Consumer Confidence Hits 18 Year High

Reuters- U.S. consumer confidence surged to an 18-year high in September as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, pointing to sustained strength in the economy despite an increasingly bitter trade dispute between the United States and China. While other data on Tuesday showed a moderation in house price increases in July, the gains probably remain sufficient to boost household wealth and continue to … Continue reading U.S. Consumer Confidence Hits 18 Year High

Bloomberg’s “Gun Safety Group” Pledges Another $5M

Daily Caller- The gun safety group founded by former New York City mayor and potential 2020 Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg is launching a $5 million digital ad campaign targeting 15 key House races, specifically ones with incumbent Republicans. Everytown for Gun Safety, continuing its heavy multi-million dollar midterm spending, is placing $5 million toward a “Not One More” campaign focused on gun safety voter turnout, according … Continue reading Bloomberg’s “Gun Safety Group” Pledges Another $5M

DTLA Murder Suspect Was Deported 6 Times

ABC 7- The suspect in a series of vicious attacks on sleeping homeless men in Los Angeles and Santa Monica had been deported six times and was freed from federal custody last year following an immigration court decision, federal officials said Tuesday. Ramon Alberto Escobar, 47, has been linked to three murders and four attempted murders in Southern California and the disappearance of his aunt … Continue reading DTLA Murder Suspect Was Deported 6 Times

New Initiative Aims To End Bullet Train Project

Fresno Bee- Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile legislative and congressional candidates. A potential similar strategy for 2020 emerged Tuesday, when a conservative radio host who is the public … Continue reading New Initiative Aims To End Bullet Train Project