Articles Tagged With ‘California’




California Lottery shortchanging schools millions of dollars, audit finds

By CCT STAFF The California State Lottery has failed over the last four years to provide schools with millions of dollars required by law to go toward education, according to an audit released Tuesday. [LA Times] State auditors determined the... (Continue reading)

California Women’s March canceled because of a lack of diversity

The participants at events put on by a Northern California Women’s March have been “overwhelmingly white,” prompting organizers of the group to cancel an upcoming rally planned for later this month. [Cal Coast Times] Despite Humboldt County being predominately white,... (Continue reading)

New year brings new social justice laws to California

In response to the Me Too movement, California has several new laws relating to sexual harassment. A pair of new laws prevent and invalidate settlement agreements that restrict the disclosure of information in sexual harassment cases. Likewise, employers with five... (Continue reading)

Will PG&E face murder charges for those killed in wildfires?

PG&E could face a host of charges, including murder, if the utility is found to have caused recent deadly wildfires in California, according to a brief filed in federal court by California General Xavier Becerra. [CNN] Becerra filed an amicus... (Continue reading)

Officers arrest suspected California cop killer and 7 others

Authorities arrested an illegal immigrant on Friday in Bakersfield for the murder of a California police officer. Investigators also arrested seven people who assisted the suspect in his failed attempt to flee to Mexico. [Cal Coast Times] On Wednesday, Newman... (Continue reading)

Suspected California cop-killer is illegal immigrant, Trump tweets

More than two days following the fatal shooting of a police officer conducting a traffic stop in Northern California, the manhunt for the suspect is still ongoing, and it is gaining national attention following the revelation that the suspected cop-killer... (Continue reading)

Will California tax text messages?

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is proposing a fee on text messages that would fund public telecommunications programs such as subsidized phone rates for low-income residents. [SF Chronicle] It is likely the fee would be billed as a flat... (Continue reading)

Democrat Party chairman resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

California’s first openly gay chairman of the state Democratic Party announced Thursday he would resign amid a flurry of allegations that he sexually harassed and inappropriately touched party staff members and activists, particularly young adults. [Sacramento Bee] Last week, party... (Continue reading)

Assemblyman proposes bill to help PG&E with Camp Fire costs

A California assemblyman has announced plans to introduce a bill that would help PG&E absorb liabilities from the deadly Northern California Camp Fire, but would stop short of doing away with a legislative doctrine that holds utilities responsible for wildfire... (Continue reading)

California Democratic Party chairman accused of sexual harassment

The openly gay chairman of the California Democratic Party is facing allegations of sexual assault or harassment of staff members, accusations lodged by the party’s third-in-command. [SF Chronicle] On Saturday, party Vice Chairman Daraka Larimore-Hall sent an email to the... (Continue reading)