Rare Disease May Have Spread To California

East Bay Times- There are now four suspected cases of the rare polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis, under investigation in California, according to the state’s Department of Public Health. The mysterious disease, also known as AFM, causes sudden and unexplained paralysis, usually in children. Federal health officials have confirmed 62 cases of AFM in the U.S. this year across 22 states, and there are 65 more … Continue reading Rare Disease May Have Spread To California

California City Council Candidate Arrested For Removing Campaign Signs

The Hill- A candidate running for a city council seat in California was arrested for unlawfully removing campaign signs after an on-camera dispute with her rival’s husband. Youngsun “Sunny” Park was arrested on Friday morning in a residential neighborhood, CBS Los Angeles reported Monday. Local police said they obtained evidence of the offense, which is a misdemeanor, and Park was taken into custody without incident. She was cited and later released by police, … Continue reading California City Council Candidate Arrested For Removing Campaign Signs

President Trump To Cut Regulations On Delta, Push More Water To Farmers

Sacramento Bee- The Trump administration Friday pledged to slash the thicket of federal environmental regulations that govern the Delta and much of California’s water supply, aiming to increase water deliveries to his political allies in the San Joaquin Valley. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum directing his underlings to review a broad swath of water regulations and “appropriately suspend, revise or rescind the respective regulations … Continue reading President Trump To Cut Regulations On Delta, Push More Water To Farmers

NOAA Predicts Warmer, Wetter Winter In California

Fresno Bee- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Thursday a mild winter with warmer, wetter weather likely for much of the country from December through February due to a developing El Niño. California is likely to see hotter-than-average winter temperatures, while parts of Southern California could also get greater precipitation, according to NOAA. Read More Continue reading NOAA Predicts Warmer, Wetter Winter In California

California Unemployment At 4.1%

San Francisco Chronicle- California’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in September, a record low since it starting tracking the number this way in 1976, according to the Employment Development Department. That’s a drop from 4.2 percent in August and 4.5 percent in September of last year. California’s rate last month was still above the national rate of 3.7 percent in September. These numbers are … Continue reading California Unemployment At 4.1%

POLL: Cox Trails Newsom By 7.4%

Breitbart- Republican businessman John Cox has surged in the race for California governor, trailing Democrat Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom by only 7.4% in the latest KFI-NBC poll, conducted by Thomas Partners Strategies. The poll, released last Wednesday and conducted Oct. 12-14 via landline telephones, shows Newsom with 50.7%, and Cox with 43.3% among likely voters, with a margin of error of about 3.5%. It is the … Continue reading POLL: Cox Trails Newsom By 7.4%

California Company That Hires Protestors Sued For Extortion

Sacramento Bee- Paid protesters are real. Crowds on Demand, a Beverly Hills company that’s an outspoken player in the business of hiring protesters, boasts on its website that it provides its clients with “protests, rallies, flash-mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts. … We provide everything including the people, the materials and even the ideas.” Read More Continue reading California Company That Hires Protestors Sued For Extortion

SoCal Economic Growth Hits 7 Year Low

Los Angeles Daily News- Southern California’s economy is growing at its slowest pace in more than seven years, according to an index from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. To create regional indexes that track a region’s business output, Fed researchers reviewed a dozen economic benchmarks — from jobs and salaries to construction permits to bank profits and gross metropolitan product. The results mirror the economic … Continue reading SoCal Economic Growth Hits 7 Year Low

STUDY: States That Legalize Weed See Increase In Car Accidents

CBS Sacramento- The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the probable cause of a crash that killed 12 people on a church bus near Concan, Texas, in March 2017 was that the 20-year-old man whose truck hit the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a sedative. In its report, the board says that there has been an increase in the number of drug-impaired drivers across … Continue reading STUDY: States That Legalize Weed See Increase In Car Accidents

Bay Area Roads Worst In The Nation

CBS Bay Area- Roads in the Bay Area were the worst in the nation and accounted for high costs to drivers in 2016, according to a report released by a national nonprofit Wednesday. Staffers at The Road Information Program (TRIP), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit focused on transportation issues, used highway data to rank more than 100 urban areas that they say have the worst roads. … Continue reading Bay Area Roads Worst In The Nation

Border Patrol Arrested 16,658 Families Last Month

Salon- Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 families last month along the U.S. border, the highest one-month total on record, according to unpublished Department of Homeland Security statistics obtained by the Washington Post. The surge in arrests represents an 80 percent increase over July. The high number of arrests reflects an overall rise in the number of migrant families crossing the border since President Donald Trump ended his administration’s family separation policy. Central … Continue reading Border Patrol Arrested 16,658 Families Last Month

California Has Some Of The Closest Mid-Term elections

The Economist- State route 91 winds south from the hilly exurbs of Riverside County, a place of citrus orchards, indoor shooting ranges and Make-California-Great-Again signs. Turning off past Saddleback church, one of America’s largest megachurches, the road heads towards the richer, Democratic suburbs of coastal Orange County. At Huntingdon Beach, the congressman for the district, Dana Rohrabacher, is into his stump speech. “What a wonderful … Continue reading California Has Some Of The Closest Mid-Term elections

Kamala Harris Announces Legislation That Would Give People $6K a Year

Sacramento Bee- American families making less than $100,000 a year could be eligible for a monthly tax credit of up to $500, or $6,000 a year, under new legislation announced Thursday by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Individuals making less than $50,000 would be eligible for up to $250 a month, $3,000 a year. Read More Continue reading Kamala Harris Announces Legislation That Would Give People $6K a Year

De Leon: Democrats Need A ‘New Way Of Thinking’

Sacramento Bee- Facing increasingly long odds to unseat five-term incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein, challenger Kevin de León subtly jabbed Wednesday at his opponent’s record, but largely avoided direct attacks in the only scheduled meeting between the two Democrats. The “conversation” with the candidates for U.S. Senate, hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California for a small audience in San Francisco, was exceedingly low-key. They were given … Continue reading De Leon: Democrats Need A ‘New Way Of Thinking’