Eric Garcetti Declares ‘Green New Deal’ In LA

Breitbart- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared Monday that the city would abandon plans to rebuild three natural gas power plants, despite concerns that the city could face acute power shortages as a result. Instead, the city will look for energy from renewable sources, including wind and solar, he decided. Read More Continue reading Eric Garcetti Declares ‘Green New Deal’ In LA

California To File Lawsuit Over President Trump’s National Emergency

KTLA- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, Becerra told CNN’s Kate Bolduan Monday. “We should be filing sometime today,” Becerra said. “We’re going to try to halt the President from violating the Constitution, the separation of powers, from stealing money from Americans and states that has been allocated by Congress, lawfully.” Read More Continue reading California To File Lawsuit Over President Trump’s National Emergency

Los Angeles To Vote On Becoming A Sanctuary City

ABC 7- The Los Angeles City Council on Friday is set to vote on becoming a “sanctuary city,” which is mostly a symbolic move against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The distinction reinforces long-standing but unofficial policies that keep local police from serving as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and city employees from sharing people’s personal information with border control. Read More Continue reading Los Angeles To Vote On Becoming A Sanctuary City

Storms Leave 11K PG&E Customers Without Power

CBS Sacramento- Thousands of people are still in the dark Wednesday after losing power because of the recent storms. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, there were still 11,000 people without power and 2,000 of those people in Sonora. Some affected PG&E customers may not have their power restored until Saturday because of looming weather conditions, a company spokesperson says. Read More Continue reading Storms Leave 11K PG&E Customers Without Power

San Francisco Mayor Pledges Sanctuary For All

Fresno Bee- In her first state of the city address, Mayor London Breed acknowledged San Francisco has problems with homelessness, bad street behavior and housing, but she said she was optimistic about the future and tired of the negativity. The Democratic mayor addressed several hundred supporters Wednesday at the new National LGBTQ Center for the Arts. Her remarks came six months after she won a … Continue reading San Francisco Mayor Pledges Sanctuary For All

California Officials Protest Judge’s Plans To Impose Strict Fire-Safety Rules On PG&E

Sacramento Bee- California officials Monday protested a federal judge’s plan to impose strict wildfire-safety rules on PG&E this summer, saying the plan could cause massive and potentially dangerous disruptions to electric service. The Public Utilities Commission said U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s proposal would also interfere with multiple state agencies’ efforts to develop a wide-ranging fire-safety plan for PG&E. The PUC said it has “exclusive … Continue reading California Officials Protest Judge’s Plans To Impose Strict Fire-Safety Rules On PG&E

Willie Brown Admits He Used His Position To Help Kamala Harris’s Career

Washington Free Beacon- Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown broke his silence on his relationship with Democratic senator Kamala Harris on Saturday, admitting in his weekly column that he used his powerful post to boost her young career when they dated. Brown, who was openly in an extramarital relationship with Harris when he was speaker of the California State Assembly and running for mayor, had avoided commenting … Continue reading Willie Brown Admits He Used His Position To Help Kamala Harris’s Career

Man Who Supplied Rifles To San Bernardino Terrorists WantsTo Withdraw His Guilty Plea

The Sun- The man who supplied the weapons used to kill 14 people and wound 23 others in the December 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack told a federal judge Friday, Jan. 25, that he wishes to withdraw admissions he made under a plea agreement two years ago, potentially setting the stage for a trial. Riverside resident Enrique Marquez Jr., 27, pleaded guilty in February 2017 to one count each of providing … Continue reading Man Who Supplied Rifles To San Bernardino Terrorists WantsTo Withdraw His Guilty Plea

Newsom Goes After Huntington Beach Over Affordable Housing

Press Enterprise- The state is accusing the city of Huntington Beach of deliberately blocking affordable housing in a lawsuit that signals new Gov. Gavin Newsom’s willingness to take on local governments seen as obstacles to a more affordable California. “California’s housing crisis is an existential threat to our state’s future and demands an urgent and comprehensive response,” Newsom said in announcing the lawsuit Friday, Jan. … Continue reading Newsom Goes After Huntington Beach Over Affordable Housing