Tag: california

‘We Will Fucking Kill You:’ Gay Lawmaker Targeted With Bomb Threat, Called ‘Groomer’

Senator Scott Wiener talks to the editorial board at the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Photo By Liz Hafalia / The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) A California legislator who’s outspokenly opposed to nationwide attempts to roll back LGBTQ rights was targeted with a bomb threat that prompted police to search […]

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling on California’s Pig Crate Law Could Be a Gift to Corporate America

In rejecting the lawsuit, the court of appeals concluded that the pork producers’ predictions about Prop 12 (dramatic as they are) simply don’t allege the kind of burden on interstate commerce that can ever outweigh the value of a state law. All that the pork producers are claiming, the court noted, is that they will […]

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Exhibit Celebrating The Life And Legacy Of Reggae Legend Bob Marley Coming To Los Angeles Next Year

NewsOne Featured Video Jamaican-bred visionary and activist Bob Marley was instrumental in shaping the landscape of music; delivering timeless classics that underscored the importance of unity and peace and were reflective of the human condition. A new exhibition will provide a lens into the reggae superstar’s life and lasting legacy, NBC News reported. The traveling […]

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How Los Angeles Voters Delivered a Referendum on Economic Inequality

Los Angeles has a weak mayor by nature, but the race for the office was still important. Caruso spent $100 million of his own funds on his vision, blanketing the city in ads (including ones that distorted past popular ballot measures), selling a faux-Americana idea of the city that felt like it was stripped from […]

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California Panel Sizes Up Reparations for Black Citizens

The state and local efforts have faced opposition over the potentially steep cost to taxpayers and, in one case, derided as an ill-conceived campaign to impose an “era of social justice.” More on California Jaywalking Law: California has had one of the strictest jaywalking laws in the nation. Starting Jan. 1, that will no longer be […]

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Is Spreading Medical Misinformation a Doctor’s Free Speech Right?

When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that would punish California doctors for spreading false information about Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, he pledged that it would apply only in the most “egregious instances” of misleading patients. It may never have the chance. Even before the law, the nation’s first of its kind, takes […]

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A Warden Who Ran a Prison Called the ‘Rape Club’ Is Now on Trial for Sex Abuse

Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin (FCI Dublin) in Dublin, California on September 13, 2014. (Anda Chu / MediaNews Group / The Mercury News via Getty Images) The sexual abuse trial of a California warden who used to run a federal prison known as a “rape club” kicked off Monday, with emotional testimony from one of the […]

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Newsom’s Cynical Flip on Proposition 30 Should Disqualify Him From the Presidency

A significant political difference in the two situations is that the Massachusetts measure was crafted to draw broad union support and unify the 99 percent around shared priorities. Teachers’ unions and transit advocates organized support for it. Proposition 30, unhappily, was opposed by the California Teachers Association, or CTA, which has a deplorable record of […]

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Don’t Laugh: The Striking UC Grad Students Have a Strong Case

A great irony of the strike is that in a modern university a graduate-student walkout is much more disruptive than a tenured-faculty walkout could ever be. As of 2020, tenured faculty represented only 16 percent of UC’s academic workforce, while student teachers, research assistants, and post-docs represented nearly half. Throw in the other groups that […]

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Don’t Laugh: The Striking U.C. Grad Students Have a Strong Case

A great irony of the strike is that in a modern university a graduate student walkout is much more disruptive than a tenured faculty walkout could ever be. As of 2020, tenured faculty represented only 16 percent of U.C.’s academic workforce, while student teachers, research assistants, and postdocs represented nearly half. Throw in the other […]

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Electric Vehicles Start to Enter the Car-Buying Mainstream

Buyers of battery-powered cars are concerned about climate change, but lower costs are also a powerful attraction, according to more than 3,000 respondents to a request for stories about electric car purchases on The New York Times’s website. Driving on electricity is generally much cheaper than gasoline. Scores of respondents said they were using energy […]

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NBA Referee Derek Richardson Opens Reimagined Elementary School In Inglewood

NewsOne Featured Video Referee Derek Richardson #63 smiles during the game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers at Footprint Center on March 13, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. | Source: Chris Coduto / Getty Beyond his presence on the NBA court, veteran referee Derek Richardson has evolved into a community pillar by leading […]

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Tracking the Mail Vote in the Uncalled House Districts

Republicans have the upper hand in the race for control of the House, with a lead in 221 districts — more than the 218 needed to win. If current trends in the post-Election Day count continued, they would maintain that narrow advantage, based on an analysis of the returns since Wednesday. Republicans would prevail with […]

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Kenneth Mejia Called to Cut the Police Budget in Los Angeles—And He Won

In California, people voted by 1,617,876 points Tuesday to add an amendment to the state constitution enshrining the right to “reproductive freedom,” which includes both abortions and contraception. The state had passed a law legalizing abortion after the Supreme Court ruling, but an amendment cannot be challenged in court and therefore holds more power. Vermont […]

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Michigan, California, Vermont Affirm Abortion Rights in State Ballot Proposals

The Michigan amendment is likely to have the most immediate impact. A state law that was dormant for decades while Roe was in effect bans abortion, but enforcement of that measure had been temporarily blocked by the courts. Lisa Baldwin-Ryan, 58, voted in favor of the amendment despite her complex views on abortion. “I am […]

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California Votes Not to Tax the Rich to Pay for Electric Cars and Wildfire-Fighting Funding

Mario Tama / Staff via Getty Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. Californians voted overwhelmingly against Proposition 30, a ballot measure that would have taxed the rich to fund emission-reducing electric vehicle programs for low and middle income Californians as well as fund programs to fight wildfires. The Associated Press called […]

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All Five States With Abortion on the Ballot Voted to Increase Access

Item two: About 10 minutes later, NBC shifted the North Carolina Senate race from “too early to call” to “too close to call.” “Too early” means, “Well, we can’t say it yet, but we all really know what’s going to happen”—in this case, that Republican Ted Budd was going to beat Democrat Cheri Beasley. I […]

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California Ballot Measure to Tax the Rich to Fight Climate Change Became About Lyft

Credit: Bloomberg / Contributor via Getty Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. Californians will vote today on Proposition 30, a measure that would help pay for electric cars for low and moderate income Californians, the infrastructure to support them, and more funding to fight wildfires. It will fund these initiatives by taxing […]

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2022 Election Ballot Initiatives Include Voting, Gun Control and Abortion

In Connecticut, voters will decide on Tuesday whether to allow early voting. In Michigan, residents are weighing measures that supporters say will make it easier to cast ballots. In Arizona, a proposal would add identification requirements at the polls — a move that backers argue would bolster the integrity of the vote in a state […]

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Oakland-Based Exhibition Celebrates Revered Revolutionary Activist Angela Davis

NewsOne Featured Video The city of Oakland is synonymous with the Black Panther Party; it was in the West Coast metropolis where resilient young Black activists mobilized to spark a global movement of empowerment in the face of oppression. Amongst those on the front lines fighting for social change was revered activist, scholar, and author […]

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Democrats Ushered In the Los Angeles Sheriff. Now Many Want Him Gone.

The deputies wore tactical gear as they descended on the white colonial in Santa Monica, Calif. Search warrant in hand, they pounded on the door. A helicopter thrummed above. The house belonged to Sheila Kuehl, 81, a former actress and attorney and a powerful longtime politician who emerged barefoot and agitated. Soon her computers and […]

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Reaching New Levels in Groundwater Monitoring

Climate change is contributing to severe droughts in the southwest United States and elsewhere, increasing the afflicted areas’ dependence on groundwater. In California, for instance, groundwater contributes up to 60% of the state’s total water supply in dry years. Monitoring subterranean aquifers is crucial to using their water efficiently—and ensuring the supply doesn’t run dry. […]

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Twitter Employees File Class-Action Lawsuit for Mass Layoffs with No Notice

Image Credit: Getty Image Former Twitter employees are suing the company for the ongoing mass layoff, claiming that the company violated labor law and California state law for not providing advance notice or severance pay to terminated workers, according to a class action lawsuit filed in Federal court Thursday.  Elon Musk took control of Twitter […]

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Biden says ‘we’re gonna free Iran’ at campaign stop in California

President Biden on Thursday vowed to “free Iran” during a campaign rally in San Diego, adding that citizens of the country will free themselves soon. “Don’t worry, we’re gonna free Iran. They’re gonna free themselves pretty soon,” Biden said at a political event for Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.). The president was in San Diego during a swing […]

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Alex Villanueva and the False Promise of a Progressive Sheriff

Los Angeles County is a perfect example. It has failed to adequately invest in the programs that it promised to help lessen overcrowding in the jail system. For example, it doesn’t employ enough people to conduct mental health evaluations, help courts determine treatment plans, find alternatives to jails or connect people with mental health services […]

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Suspect in Pelosi Attack Charged With Assault and Attempted Kidnapping

Federal prosecutors charged the man accused of breaking into the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with attempting to kidnap Ms. Pelosi and with assaulting a relative of a federal official, according to charging documents filed on Monday. The suspect, David DePape, 42, was apprehended by the police in the early morning hours on Friday. […]

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Company Backed by J.D. Vance Gives Platform for Russian Propaganda

Even so, Rumble is serving as a platform for RT’s Russia-friendly content at a time of growing unhappiness on the right — and also from some voices on the left — about the Biden administration’s expansive arming of Ukraine. The House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy of California, has said that if his party wins back […]

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Paul Pelosi’s Accused Attacker Had Zip Ties With Him and List of Targets, Reports Say

David DePape, center, records Gypsy Taub being led away by police after her nude wedding outside City Hall on Dec. 19, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) The man who allegedly broke into Nancy Pelosi’s house and attacked her husband with a hammer had a list of other “targets,” as well as a bag […]

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In California, Democrats Square Off in Fierce 2022 Warfare

LOS ANGELES — The mailers and online ads vividly paint David Kim as a right-wing extremist, accusing him of running for a House seat in California “with QAnon-MAGA support” from “QAnon Republicans.” But Mr. Kim is not a Republican. He’s a progressive Democrat who supports “Medicare for all” and a Green New Deal. And the […]

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