‘Camp Fire’ Is Now The Deadliest Fire In California’s History

Los Angeles Daily News- With 42 people dead, the Camp Fire roaring through Butte County has officially surpassed a grim marker by becoming the single most deadly and destructive fire in California’s history. The number of people who have perished in the fire, current as of Monday night, is almost certain to rise as rescue and recovery workers sift through the ruins and ashes where … Continue reading ‘Camp Fire’ Is Now The Deadliest Fire In California’s History

President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For California Fires

CBS Bay Area- After being criticized for what many called insensitive tweets about the California wildfires over the weekend, President Donald Trump on Monday evening approved an expedited request for a major disaster declaration in the state. The president tweeted about the declaration at 5:19 p.m. Monday. Read More Continue reading President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For California Fires

California’s State Budget Is Newsom’s Top Item On His Agenda

Bloomberg- California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom’s top item on his agenda after winning the race to succeed Jerry Brown Tuesday is one important to municipal investors: the state budget. “The number one priority right now is the budget,” the Democrat told reporters in San Francisco Thursday at his first news conference after the election. “I know everyone says that and they all say it. They should.” … Continue reading California’s State Budget Is Newsom’s Top Item On His Agenda

L.A. Voters Reject Measure That Would Have Let The City Create A Public Bank

Bloomberg- Los Angeles voters rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed the city to establish a public bank, which would have been a first for a U.S. metropolis. About 58 percent of voters cast ballots against the charter amendment that would have started the process, with 78 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Read More Continue reading L.A. Voters Reject Measure That Would Have Let The City Create A Public Bank

Investors Are Running From PG&E Over ‘Camp Fire’

Sacramento Bee- Investors are bailing out on PG&E as the troubled utility potentially faces more financial liability from the Camp Fire in Butte County, potentially the state’s most deadly wildfire. PG&E’s stock price has fallen by one third since the utility disclosed to state regulators late Thursday that one of its transmission lines suffered an outage at about the time the Camp Fire ignited near the town … Continue reading Investors Are Running From PG&E Over ‘Camp Fire’

San Francisco Votes To Tax Businesses To Fund Homeless Services

New York Post- San Francisco residents opted on Tuesday to slap a tax on the city’s big businesses to fund services for the homeless. Voters passed a ballot measure called Proposition C which taxes the annual gross receipts of the city’s biggest companies and would generate between $250 and $300 million in revenue for the city. Read More Continue reading San Francisco Votes To Tax Businesses To Fund Homeless Services

California Lost More Residents To Other States Than It Gained Last Year

Mercury News- About 130,000 more residents left California for other states last year than came here from them, as high costs left many residents without a college degree looking for an exit, according to a Sacramento Bee review of the latest census estimates. They most often went to cheaper, nearby states — and Texas. Since 2001, about 410,000 more people have left California for Texas … Continue reading California Lost More Residents To Other States Than It Gained Last Year

Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge To California Gun Control Measure

CBS Bay Area- The Supreme Court is refusing a new invitation to rule on gun rights, leaving in place California restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Sacramento residents who argued that they were unfairly denied permits to be armed in public. Read More Continue reading Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge To California Gun Control Measure

Newsom Says He Will Build On ‘Brown’s Extraordinary Legacy’

San Francisco Chronicle- Gavin Newsom promised to “build on Gov. Jerry Brown’s extraordinary legacy” Monday night in San Francisco during the final campaign stop of his nearly decade-long quest to be California governor. Introduced by Brown — who made a rare campaign appearance — and Sen. Kamala Harris, Newsom promised 200 supporters at The Chapel, a Mission District music club, that he would emulate the … Continue reading Newsom Says He Will Build On ‘Brown’s Extraordinary Legacy’

Key California House Races Are Showing Strong Republican Turnout

San Francisco Chronicle- With the midterm elections just days away, there’s little indication that California is seeing a “blue wave” of Democratic votes, at least in the early returns of vote-by-mail ballots — and in some key races that will help determine control of the House, Republican voter response has been strong. There are still a lot more ballots to come in, cautioned Paul Mitchell, vice president of Political … Continue reading Key California House Races Are Showing Strong Republican Turnout