Tag: California

San Francisco Judge Orders Attorney General to Release Police Records from Before 2019

Image: Getty Images A judge in San Francisco has ordered the attorney general to release police misconduct records prior to January 1 of this year, the date new transparency legislation took effect, according to the Los Angeles Times. San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard B. Ulmer Jr. rejected arguments that the office should not […]

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Trump Administration Cancels $1 Billion for California Bullet Train

LOS ANGELES — The federal Transportation Department on Thursday fulfilled its promise to cancel a nearly $1 billion grant that would have helped pay for California’s bullet train, in yet another blow for the ambitious high-speed rail project meant to connect Los Angeles to the Bay Area. In a letter to state officials, the Federal […]

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California Law Says He Isn’t a Murderer. Prosecutors Disagree.

MODESTO, Calif. — After California changed its murder laws last fall, Neko Wilson was the first man to walk free. Mr. Wilson, 37, had been facing the death penalty for a 2009 robbery that led to the deaths of a couple in Fresno County. No one accused him of killing anyone, or even of being […]

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The Man Behind San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Is Working on More. Way More.

SAN FRANCISCO — As San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors prepared to vote Tuesday on an ordinance forbidding city agencies to use facial recognition technology, some proponents of the measure were uncertain if they had the necessary support. Two of the legislators who were for it had called in sick. But Brian Hofer, a paralegal who […]

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California Says PG&E Power Lines Caused Fire That Killed 85

Electrical transmission lines belonging to Pacific Gas & Electric caused the Camp Fire of 2018, California’s deadliest wildfire, a state agency concluded on Wednesday. The fire, which started on Nov. 8, killed 85 people and destroyed nearly 19,000 homes, businesses and other buildings. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said on Wednesday that, […]

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$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is Third to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

A jury in Oakland, Calif., ordered Monsanto on Monday to pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages after finding that its Roundup weed killer caused their cancer — the third jury to conclude that the company failed to warn consumers of its flagship product’s dangers. Thousands of additional lawsuits against Monsanto, which Bayer […]

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Fire Forced Me From My Home. Then Water Trapped Me There.

I’ve lived in Idyllwild for the last 45 years. It’s a small town in the Southern California mountains, and it’s about a mile high where most people live. We don’t have any traffic lights. We don’t have fast food. We don’t even have a Starbucks. But we have many, many hiking trails. The Pacific Crest […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Honda CRX

<img data-attachment-id="1673110" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1989-Honda-CRX-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1989 Honda CRX in California wrecking yard, LH rear view" data-image-description=" 1989 Honda CRX in California wrecking yard, LH rear view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1989-Honda-CRX-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1989-Honda-CRX-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1673110″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/00-1989-Honda-CRX-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1989 Honda CRX in California wrecking yard, LH rear view – […]

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Editorial Observer: Can Nancy Pelosi Keep the Democrats in Line?

“Own the center-left. Own the mainstream.” This is the advice — some might even call it a warning — that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been drilling into her caucus of late. If Democrats want to send President Trump packing in 2020, she told The Times recently, they must resist being pulled toward the hard, […]

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Picture of Smiling Teachers Holding Noose Lands All Four on Paid Leave Alongside Principal

Photo: Facebook Four teachers in California decided to get cute and pose with a noose. Now, their bosses will decide if they, along with their principal, will receive their direct deposits from the school district or state unemployment. In the photo, originally shared online free of caption or context, was taken and initially distributed by […]

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How a James Comey Tweet Upended a Small California Town

A town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada recently found itself at the center of a baseless conspiracy theory that predicted an attack on a school fund-raiser. All because of an innocuous tweet from James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director. Scott Maddock, the principal of the Grass Valley Charter School in Grass Valley, […]

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Revenge of the Coastal Elites

LOS ANGELES — A big crowd showed up for the festive unveiling of President Barack Obama Boulevard here last weekend, at the intersection of “hope and resistance,” as one news outlet put it. Sure, it’s just a three-and-a-half-mile stretch of road, a living ex-president’s name added to streets honoring Jefferson and Washington. But the ceremony […]

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Rio Vista Police Release Body Cam Footage Showing Officer Body Slamming Woman During a Traffic Stop

Screenshot: Sacramento Bee (Rio Vista Police Department) Police in Rio Vista, Calif., released body cam footage Tuesday of a traffic stop that ended with an officer body slamming a woman who wanted to know what was happening with family members detained during a traffic stop. The Rio Vista Police Department moved quickly after cell phone […]

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California Has a Moratorium on Executions. Prosecutors Want New Death Sentences Anyway.

LOS ANGELES — In Courtroom 106 in downtown Los Angeles, a jury has begun hearing testimony in the long-awaited trial of a man accused of stabbing to death two women in their homes at night. The suspect stalked his victims, ingratiating himself as a repairman, and then killed them in a spasm of violence. One […]

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School Lunch Baron Allegedly Hacked Students’ Data to Take Down His Competitor

When a bearded, weakly belligerent Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in April, he had been indicted, in part, for helping Chelsea Manning hack into the US government’s computer systems, as well as encouraging Manning to try to obtain and distribute confidential information. That’s a not-unexpected kind of espionage, especially for Assange. […]

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The Pour: For Connoisseurs and Joe Sixpack, Canned Wines Beckon

A few years ago while driving in Sonoma County, Calif., Gina Schober and her husband, Jake Stover, had a discussion that led to a brainstorm. They were talking about wine-loving friends who enjoyed hiking, bicycling and boating but did not want to be burdened by heavy bottles of wine and related paraphernalia on their outings. […]

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Automotive Trade Group Hopes to Keep Colorado From Following California’s ZEV Rules

<img data-attachment-id="1673242" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,686" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="colorado highway" data-image-description=" Joey Reuteman/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067-450×309.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067-610×418.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1673242″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067-610×418.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”418″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067-610×418.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067-450×309.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067-768×527.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_609805067.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s no secret that California plans to ignore any federal ruling that soften emissions regulations on automobiles. […]

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California City Passes Law Making it Illegal to Even Be Near a Street Race

<img data-attachment-id="1673008" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514.jpg" data-orig-size="912,610" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="burnout" data-image-description=" By AppleZoomZoom/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514-610×408.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1673008″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514-610×408.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”408″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514-610×408.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514-768×514.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_1067315537-e1557162866514.jpg 912w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last week, San Jose became subject to borderline draconian street-racing laws after city council (unanimously) voted to pass […]

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Junkyard Find: 1995 Ford Mustang GT

<img data-attachment-id="1672848" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1672848″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/06-1995-Ford-Mustang-GT-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1995 Ford Mustang GT in California wrecking yard, LH […]

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BART Officer Lied About Conduct During Arrest of Oscar Grant: Report

Photo: Getty Images According to documents released last week under a new California police transparency law, former BART police officer Anthony Pirone assaulted 22-yer-old Oscar Grant, called him the N-word, and lied about what led to another officer eventually opening fire and killing the young father, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Pirone claimed that he […]

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