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

Berkeley City Council Passes 25 Cent Tax On Disposable Cups

SF Gate- Berkeley residents might want to start bringing ceramic mugs from home to their favorite coffee shops. The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a new ordinance that will require all food businesses to charge customers 25 cents for disposable cups. The goal is to reduce the amount of litter being dumped into landfalls and ending up on city streets. Read More Continue reading Berkeley City Council Passes 25 Cent Tax On Disposable Cups

L.A. Teachers Union Strikes Deal With School District

Reuters- A week-old strike by more than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers that has disrupted classes for nearly half a million students neared an end Tuesday after the teachers’ union and the second-largest U.S. school district reached a tentative contract agreement. After five days of talks that ended around dawn on Tuesday, leaders on both sides said negotiations had addressed many of the teachers’ demands. The … Continue reading L.A. Teachers Union Strikes Deal With School District

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