Tag: California

Trump Declares War on California

I’m on a number of right-wing mailing lists, and I try to at least skim what they’re going on about in any given week; this often gives me advance warning about the next wave of manufactured outrage. Lately I’ve been seeing dire warnings that if Democrats win next year they’ll try to turn America into […]

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Democratic Donor Ed Buck Will Finally Face Federal Charges For His Role in the Death of Gemmel Moore

Screenshot: CBS Yesterday, The Root reported that Ed Buck, a prominent white Democratic donor, was being charged with battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine, and maintaining a drug house—all felonies—after a third black man suffered a drug overdose in his home. Wealthy Democratic Donor Ed Buck Finally Arrested After Third Man ODs in His Home […]

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Ady Barkan Won’t Let Dying Stop His Activism

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — First there was the viral video from an airplane, where he confronted former Senator Jeff Flake about the Republican tax bill. Then he was arrested, in his wheelchair, in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh. And in the past few […]

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‘We Shall Over-WHOMST?’ White Anti-Vaxxers Colonize Civil Rights Rhetoric in California Protests

Photo: Rich Pedroncelli (AP Photo) The protestors came out in droves at the California State Capitol, furious over new legislation that, if passed, would hack away at the remaining medical exemptions for vaccination in California. But their rage—one protestor reportedly threw a menstrual cup of what appeared to be blood at state legislators—wasn’t the most […]

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What to Know About California’s Fight With Trump Over Emissions

ImageEmissions testing in El Monte, Calif.CreditPatrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.) From the moment the Trump administration began saying it planned to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle emissions standards that were tougher than the federal rules, the result felt inevitable. “See […]

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San Francisco to Get Environmental Violation for Homelessness, Trump Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump said late Wednesday that his administration would issue a notice of environmental violation against the city of San Francisco because of what he described as its homelessness problem. Traveling aboard Air Force One as he returned to Washington from a three-day trip to California and New Mexico, Mr. Trump told reporters […]

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Visiting Wall, Trump Points to Barrier to Burnish His Campaign

OTAY MESA, Calif. — One thing President Trump loves about his job is signing his name. He relishes signing executive orders, letters to foreign leaders and even red Make America Great Again hats. But on Wednesday, he signed a wall. At the invitation of the team building his new barrier along the border, he affixed […]

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Trump Muddies the Air

In announcing on Wednesday his determination to revoke California’s longstanding authority to set its own air pollution standards, President Trump finds himself arrayed against the plain language of the Clean Air Act, California’s historical role as a laboratory for tough new environmental rules and the express wishes of several major automakers and two-thirds of the […]

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California vs. Ole Miss Prediction: Betting Line, Odds & Pick

Getty Quarterback Chase Garbers #7 of the California Golden Bears passes against the Stanford Cardinal during the first quarter at California Memorial Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Berkeley, California. The California Golden Bears go for their fourth straight when they visit the Ole Miss Rebels in a Pac-12 vs. SEC clash on Saturday. California […]

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Gas War: Trump Confirms U.S. Will Revoke California Fuel Waiver

<img data-attachment-id="1689264" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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="gas pump gas station fuel pump" data-image-description=" Siripatv/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689264″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While a considerable portion of Donald Trump’s Twitter announcements aren’t worth paying much attention […]

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Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Authority to Set Its Own Auto-Emissions Rules

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday posted on Twitter an aggressive defense of his unprecedented move to abolish California’s legal authority to set its own standards on climate-warming automobile emissions. Mr. Trump was in Los Angeles for a fund-raiser when he wrote in defense of a move that California officials and environmental advocates have assailed […]

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A Not-Just-Mexican Independence Day Celebration

ImageCreditSamuel Trotter for The New York Times Good morning. (If you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox, here’s the sign-up.) My colleague Daniel Hernandez wrote about Independence Day festivities over the weekend — not just for Californians celebrating their Mexican heritage, but for those with roots in Central America. Here’s his dispatch: […]

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Trump Will End California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California’s legal authority to set tailpipe pollution rules that are stricter than federal rules, in a move designed by the White House to strike twin blows against both the liberal-leaning state that President Trump has long antagonized and the environmental legacy of President […]

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Ask Us Your Questions About Inequality in California

ImageSupporters of rent control marched past the Capitol in Sacramento in April 2018.CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up if you don’t already get California Today by email.) “The gap between the rich and poor in California has grown,” the document says, “despite the state’s remarkable economic expansion.” It goes on to paint a […]

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California to Target Counterfeit Vaping Products

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced on Monday that the state will ramp up its efforts to regulate electronic cigarettes — known as e-cigarettes or vapes — with new health-warning standards, a $20 million campaign to raise awareness about the products’ harmful health effects, and increased enforcement of counterfeit flavored products sold on […]

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Four Becomes Two: California Will Now Fund Your Transition From Car to Bike

California wants that ’84 Olds Eighty-Eight gone, stat. In its place, a citizen of limited means can apply for disposal funding and the (partial) means of replacing it with a cleaner car, or opt instead for a transit pass or car-sharing membership. Now, the state Senate has amended earlier legislation to include more “mobility.” The Clean […]

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Uber Drivers Just Want to Be Free

Drivers are at the heart of the ride-share business. They’re also at the heart of the debate over a bill approved by California’s legislature, AB5, which aims to solidify gig workers’ legal status as employees. Uber and Lyft have always classified drivers as independent contractors. But many lawsuits over the years, by drivers and others, […]

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Maybe We’re Not All Going to Be Gig Economy Workers After All

ImageDrivers for Uber and Lyft during a protest in May at LAX Airport.CreditMark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Not too long ago, the “gig economy” looked as if it just might be the future of work in America. The rapid rise of digital platforms that let people earn money by driving passengers, delivering groceries, walking […]

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California Is Set to Require Public Universities Offer On-Campus Abortions

When Zoe Murray got pregnant as a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she knew she wanted an abortion. So she went to her student health center, where she went for almost every other health problem. The nurses there could not help her. Murray ended up getting a ride to the nearest […]

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