Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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)

Bill to delay school start times heads to Gov. Brown

Middle and high school students could have more time to sleep in on school days if the governor signs SB 328 into law. Both house of the California Legislature voted in favor of a bill Friday that would mandate middle... (Continue reading)

California implementing no cash bail system

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Tuesday a controversial bill that will eliminate the state’s existing money bail system and replace it with one in which defendants’ custody is determined based on assessments of their threat to public safety... (Continue reading)

Valley Fever kills 6 in SLO County in 2018

Even though California recorded the highest ever number of cases of Valley Fever last year, cases of the disease are spiking this year, particularly in San Luis Obispo County. [Cal Coast Times] Over the first six months of 2018, six... (Continue reading)

Bill allowing medical marijuana at schools passes California Legislature

A bill that would allow parents to come to their child’s school to administer a dose of medical marijuana has made its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. [Cal Coast Times] SB 1127, authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill... (Continue reading)

Democratic congressional candidates stand against California gas tax

With California’s gas tax becoming a hot issue in congressional races and constituencies in swing districts appearing to support a repeal, certain Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives are taking stands against the fuel tax. [Cal Coast Times] Three... (Continue reading)

Is California’s pot tax revenue a bust?

The state of California failed to collect even half of the marijuana tax revenue it was expecting in the first six months of 2018, signaling that much of the state’s cannabis business remains in the black market. [CBS Sacramento] Between... (Continue reading)

Rent control measure is California’s costliest initiative battle

The campaign for and against an initiative that would allow cities and counties to adopt rent control ordinances has emerged as the biggest fundraising battle over a 2018 California ballot measure pitting a large healthcare foundation against the real estate... (Continue reading)