Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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)

Tainted romaine lettuce likely from the Central Coast

A nationwide E. Coli outbreak that has resulted in more than 30 hospitalizations and prompted health officials to instruct consumers to stay away from romaine lettuce may have started in Monterey County. Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonazles said the... (Continue reading)

Camp Fire 100 percent contained, at least 85 dead

California fire officials announced Sunday that the Camp Fire is 100 percent contained. The deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history has killed at least 85 people. There are currently 271 people missing. [Cal Coast Times] As friends and... (Continue reading)

Rains help firefighters battle Camp Fire

The rains that swept across the area have helped firefighters extinguish the deadly Camp Fire, officials said Friday.The Camp Fire is 95 percent contained. [Cal Coast Times] Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the Camp Fire charred 153,336 acres.... (Continue reading)

Thousands of California inmates with life sentences could get paroled

As many as 4,000 inmates serving life sentences in California could be eligible for parole following a decision by the state to give up its legal battle over the implementation of a voter-approved ballot measure. [SF Chronicle] In 2016, California... (Continue reading)

Donnelly vying for Congress in California’s only Republican-on-Republican race

In California’s only Republican-on-Republican congressional race this year, former assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate, Tim Donnelly, is taking aim at a three-term incumbent congressman and retired marine colonel. [Cal Coast Times] The campaign for California’s 8th District congressional seat has been... (Continue reading)

Nearly 1 in 5 cannabis products fail testing in California

Over the past two months, the state of California tested nearly 11,000 marijuana products for potency and purity and almost 2,000, or about 18 percent, failed the tests. [U.S. News & World Report] The majority of the products that failed... (Continue reading)

California to phase out fossil fuels for electricity by 2045

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a clean energy bill Monday and put the state on a path to move the generation of electricity completely off fossil fuels. [Cal Coast Times] SB 100 requires California’s utilities to generate 60 percent of their... (Continue reading)