Articles Tagged With ‘California’




California woman made antisemitic phone threats, headed to prison

By KAREN VELIE A 59-year-old California woman is headed to prison after she made antisemitic phone threats to a former executive director of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman on Thursday sentenced Melanie Harris of... (Continue reading)

Congressional Republicans urge Newsom to suspend California gas tax hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN House Republicans from California are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend the state’s annual gas tax increase as Golden State residents grapple with the highest gas prices in the country. [Gazette] All 11 House Republicans from California... (Continue reading)

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to slash 10,000 jobs, reduce state deficit

By KAREN VELIE California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans Friday to reduce the state’s budget deficit by slashing 10,000 vacant jobs and cutting spending. Through his revised budget proposal, Newsom plans to close both this year’s remaining $27.6 billion budget... (Continue reading)

Mismanagement of California and your canceled insurance policy

OPINION by STACY KORSGADEN As policy holders are receiving cancellation notices in the mail, the insurance industry is struggling to survive. Industry leaders are grappling with massive fire losses, increased claims payout, inflation, and an actuarial system that did not... (Continue reading)

California’s bong sale misses the mark

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to recoup the more than $14 million a group of cannabis companies owe in back taxes, the state held an auction selling items such as glass bongs (water pipes), snow cone machines and shelving... (Continue reading)

Man shot after using women’s bathroom at California park

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and pistol-whipped a man after he used a women’s bathroom at a Southern California park on Saturday. [Sacramento Bee] The man went to use the men’s restroom at Sylvan Park in Redlands, but it... (Continue reading)

California needs an equitable income tax system

Statement by California Controller Malia Cohen Cohen released the following statement following last month’s announcement that the L.A. Dodgers signed a 10-year, $700 million contract with pitcher Shohei Ohtani. The contract is structured so that Ohtani will receive $2 million... (Continue reading)

Newsom extends health benefits to undocumented immigrants

By KAREN VELIE Amid a huge budget shortfall, on Monday Governor Gavin Newsom offered comprehensive healthcare insurance to California’s approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrants. “In California, we believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare coverage — regardless of income or... (Continue reading)

California utility bills slightly above national average

By JOSH FRIEDMAN While two California cities rank among the urban areas with the highest utility bills in the United States, the Golden State itself falls a little above the national average and well below the most expensive states in... (Continue reading)

Pizza Hut franchises lay off more than 1,200 California delivery drivers

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In the lead-up to California implementing a $20 minimum wage for fast-food workers, two Pizza Hut franchises in the Golden State are laying off more than 1,200 delivery drivers. [Business Insider] Starting in April, Assembly Bill 1228... (Continue reading)