San Francisco Mayor’s School Board Appointment Raises Ethical Concerns

San Francisco Chronicle- San Francisco Mayor London Breed chose her own education adviser to fill a vacancy on the city’s school board, an appointment that raises questions of a conflict of interest. Jenny Lam, hired by Breed three months ago, will continue to work in the mayor’s office while serving the public on the seven-member school board. Read More Continue reading San Francisco Mayor’s School Board Appointment Raises Ethical Concerns

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