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California lawmakers look to free older and younger inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.<p>The two bills sent to Gov. Jerry Brown in the waning days of the legislative session are …

Prison

The next hottest housing market in America is this San Francisco micro-hood that's so obscure, most residents have never heard of it

Golden Gate Heights, a little-known enclave in San Francisco, has been named one of the hottest neighborhoods of 2017 by real-estate site Redfin.<p>Located on the outskirts of the Sunset District, the charming micro-neighborhood has no shops or restaurants. But it draws homebuyers with its …

San Francisco

1920s storybook cottage in Altadena asks $550K

Features include hardwood floors and stained glass<p>Built in 1924, this homey storybook-style cottage in Altadena is filled with vintage period-revival personality.<p>Fronted by a neatly landscaped garden, the two-bedroom home has whimsical, sloping gables and an arched entryway. Interior features …

Houses

Pension Link ▶ California

Rapid development of Inland Empire communities?<br>Consider The Pensions Link!<p>Many residents in the Temescal Valley are perplexed about the constant …

Is Disney paying its share in Anaheim?

A few hours after the gates swing open at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the cars are still pouring into the massive 10,241-space parking garage.<p>They zoom into the six-story concrete structure, carloads of costumed kids, foreign tourists and graying baby boomers sporting Mickey Mouse …

Walt Disney Company

Los Angeles County is "Seeding" Clouds to Produce More Rain

Drought-stricken Los Angeles County is "<b>seeding" its clouds in hopes of "growing" more rain</b>, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports.<p>Cloud-seeding, a form of …

Plans for religious-themed retreat in Mission Valley rejected by City Council

Longstanding plans by San Diego televangelist Morris Cerullo to transform an aging Mission Valley hotel into a $160 million religious-themed retreat …

San Diego

Southern California home prices jump again. Lots of residents worry about affordability

The Southern California real estate market continued to sizzle in August as home prices jumped 7.5% from a year earlier, reinforcing new poll results showing widespread concern about the state’s housing affordability.<p>Across the six-county region, the median price increased to $500,000 from $465,000 …

Real Estate

California politics news feed

This is Essential Politics, our in-the-moment look at California political and government news.<p><b>Sign up for our free newsletter for analysis and more, and subscribe to the California Politics Podcast</b><b>. Also don't miss our Essential Politics page in Sunday's California section.</b><p>2018 electionCalifornia …

California

It’s official: San Francisco is the richest urban area in America

The thriving, technology-driven wealth of the Bay Area is the envy of the rest of America, with good reason.<p>According to the latest data from the US Census Bureau, San Francisco tops the list of the 25 largest metropolitan areas by household income. The median household in the San Francisco area …

San Francisco

Irvine Co. will make a pitch to put Amazon's second headquarters in Orange County

Orange County’s Irvine Co. said Friday that it plans to bid for Amazon.com’s second headquarters, which Amazon says will employ up to 50,000 people.<p>Privately held Irvine Co. said it would work with the city of Irvine, a master-planned community developed by the company, to “submit a responsive and …

California

Some California voters don't trust Post Office to mail ballots, study says

<i>The UC Davis research found a lot of Asians, African-Americans and Latinos don't trust the post office to deliver their ballots on time.; Credit:</i> …

UC Davis

Taxpayer money was wrongly used to plan California water tunnel project, federal audit says

A federal agency left U.S. taxpayers on the hook for $50 million in water project costs that should have been paid by Central Valley irrigation districts, according to an inspector general’s report released Friday.<p>The audit found that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation improperly subsidized the …

Water

LA will bid to host Amazon’s second corporate headquarters

The project would eventually need up to 8 million square feet of space. Where would we even put it?<p>Following today’s announcement that Amazon, online retailer of everything under the sun, is looking for a place to build a second corporate headquarters, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports LA wants to be …

Los Angeles

The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires

<b>S</b>hawna Lynn Jones climbed from the back of a red truck with ‘‘L.A. County Fire’’ printed on its side. Ten more women piled out after her, at a spot on the border of Agoura Hills and Malibu, in Southern California. They could see flames in the vicinity of Mulholland Highway, from a fire that had …

Wildfires

Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

A massive shift happened, quietly, during the Obama years: Democrats got comfortable and gave up their lead in digital campaigning, Democratic and Republican political operatives say.<p>Republicans, meanwhile, itched to regain power and invested heavily in using the Internet to build political support.<p>…

Silicon Valley

California politics news feed

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California

Memorial Day Crosses on the Beach in Santa Barbara

<b>The first and the last pictures are taken at the beach in Santa Barbara right next to the Pier. There is a veterans group that started putting a</b> …

California

This guy wants to create “the Disneyland of coffee shops” in Anaheim

Kris Irons, 28, is a co-owner of a new fantasy restaurant called Requiem Coffee, Tea & Fantasy in Anaheim on Friday, August 25, 2017. Requiem is …

Coffee

California Lawmakers Want to Force Doctors, Nursing Home Staffs to Deny Their Consciences

The First Amendment stands as a testament to one of the Founding Fathers’ core convictions: that man has an inalienable right to live out his deeply …

Rights & Freedoms

How affordable housing in LA reinforces economic segregation

<i>The City of L.A. is poised to spend over a billion dollars on affordable housing over the next decade. Where will it go?; Credit: Emily …

Housing

Pentagon waives repayment of more than $190 million from California National Guard members

The Defense Department will let California National Guard members keep more than $190 million in disputed enlistment bonuses and other payments — far more than previously acknowledged — after the military spent six years trying to recover the money from veterans who had served at the height of the …

Veterans

O.C. mass shooter is spared death penalty in case tainted by jail informant scandal

For years, allegations that Orange County law enforcement officials used a secret network of jailhouse informants to violate inmates’ constitutional rights have roiled the region’s criminal justice system.<p>The so-called snitch scandal has led to the retrial of several convicted killers, sparked …

Crime

State Agency That Disciplines Judges Fights to Keep Operating in Secrecy after 56 Yrs.

AUGUST 11, 2017<p>Email Print Text Size<p>A California judicial commission that’s operated in secrecy for more than five and a half decades is engaged in a …

L.A. Announces Nation's First Regional Cybersecurity Initiative

Los Angeles Cyber Lab was formed by the city in partnership with Cisco. [ more › ]

Cybersecurity

L.A. City Council endorses 2028 Olympics bid, accepting responsibility for any cost overruns

Nothing about Los Angeles’ quest to host the Summer Olympics for a third time has been straightforward or easy.<p>The private committee pursuing the bid was named as the sole U.S. candidate for 2024 only after the first choice, Boston, withdrew.<p>Then, in the middle of a heated race between L.A. and …

Eric Garcetti

GCC : Positions - Mayors (2016)

Judicial Watch May Sue CA to Force Clean Up of Voter Rolls

CalExit Leader: 'This is California; We're Not the United States'