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Facing widespread criticism, Hueso withdraws bill to rewrite state public records law

Confronting a wave of criticism from elected officials, news organizations, good-government groups and others, state Sen. Ben Hueso on Tuesday …

San Diego, CA

2 California police officers who shot unarmed black man won't face charges, prosecutors say

Prosecutors in California have decided not to charge two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, saying the “shooting was lawful.”<p>Sacramento County District Attorney Marie Schubert announced on Saturday that Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet would not face …

Civil Rights

Inglewood enacts ‘emergency’ rent control measure, bars landlords from evicting tenants

The measure also caps rent increases to 5 percent<p>Many landlords across Inglewood will be temporarily barred from raising rents more than 5 percent—and from evicting tenants—under an emergency rent control measure adopted unanimously today by the City Council.<p>The moratorium will be in place for 45 …

Rent Control

Winter Storm Quiana Will Produce Heavy Snow in the Southwest Before Spreading More Snow, Wind, Ice into Plains, Midwest

Winter Storm Quiana was a cross-country snowstorm that brought snow to the West and Southwest, including Las Vegas and the hills around Los Angeles, …

Los Angeles, CA

Groucho Marx haunt in Hollywood Hills returns to market at $4.2 million

A Traditional-style home once owned by comic actor Groucho Marx is up for sale once again, this time for $4.2 million.<p>Marx bought the home in 1946, the same year he filmed “A Night in Casablanca,” and sold it a few years later. It has bounced around plenty since then, trading hands six times in the …

Groucho Marx

California Might Add Lanes With No Speed Limit to Major Highways

Is the American autobahn alive in the Golden State?<p>Getty Images<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle Cheromcha's …

Autos

$32 to cross the Golden Gate Bridge? Settlement with Hertz puts an end to that

Those who drove a Hertz rental car across the Golden Gate Bridge and then discovered that the company charged them as much as $32 for the pleasure won’t face that kind of bill anymore after a $3.65-million settlement with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, announced Tuesday.<p>The suit, filed …

San Francisco Bay Area

The 13 Essential Santa Barbara Restaurants

Santa Barbara is Southern California’s gateway to thriving wine country, and is home to some of the best produce and seafood on the planet. The city’s Tuesday night and Saturday morning farmers markets help to fuel plenty of menus, and some chefs have direct ties to area farmers and fishermen. Of …

Santa Barbara, CA

Take A Peek Inside Fabled Getty Mansion Selling For $29 million

The stunning San Francisco mansion once owned by oil heir William Getty and his philanthropist and socialite wife, Vanessa, returned to the market February 8 with an asking price of $29 million, currently the most expensive listing in San Francisco. <br>The home, which was designed by famed Bay Area …

San Francisco, CA

California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained

We can’t have a Green New Deal if we can’t figure out how to execute on anything.<p>Congressional progressives’ push for a Green New Deal briefly put the question of a national high-speed passenger rail initiative back into the discourse. Then this week, we saw reality bite back sharply: Newly …

U.S. Politics

California sues wealthy coastal city over low-income housing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom used a new law for the first time Friday to try to force a wealthy Southern California coastal city to end its years of opposition to meeting low-income housing goals.<p>Newsom's administration sued the Orange County city of Huntington Beach under the law …

10 Most Unique Napa Wineries You Need to Visit

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This guide to 10 of the best off-the-beaten-path wineries to visit in Napa Valley is written by Winetraveler contributor and founder of</i> …

You, Cash-Strapped Californian, Are Entitled To A Beach Vacation. Here's How That Could Happen

It's hard to believe when driving past the gated beachfront mansions of Malibu, but every single Californian has the right to fall asleep to the …

Google moving into LA mall | LinkedIn

<p>Google’s newest offices will be a mall in Los Angeles. The unit of Alphabet is taking out a 14-year lease on the three-story Westside Pavilion, …

Google

How California migration patterns change: Virginians like us. Arizonans don’t.

California migration is awfully like fashion: What states are hot — and which ones are not — is often in flux.<p>Fresh Census state-to-state migration …

Mexifornia: A State of Becoming

Shared via Kindle. Description: Victor Davis Hanson locates the cause of our immigration quagmire in the opportunistic coalition that stymies …

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<b>scs = SocialCurrentSee *</b><p>transparency (trăns-pârˈən-sē, -părˈ-)►<p>January 3 marks the seating of new and old members for the 116th Congress of the …

California officials, including Earl Warren, once opposed birthright citizenship

President Trump’s promise to do away with birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants drew predictable scorn from some …

In and Out: Calif. Has Balanced Amount of Leavers, Newcomers

Nearly the same amount of Californians are moving out of state as the number of people moving into the state, according to a new study.United Van …

Los Angeles school won’t explain mysterious $782,000 payout to former superintendent, as auditors call for fraud investigation

Scandal-plagued Montebello Unified School District made a nearly $800,000 payout to its former superintendent in 2017, documents show, but the …

LA East/Inland Empire

MORE HEADLINES<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking the first major step toward running for president<p>Washington, D.C.<p>For the thousands of people ringing in …

Setback for California sanctuary law may boost Trump's tough immigration enforcement efforts, and ripple throughout the state

One of California's centerpiece laws designed to protect undocumented immigrants was dealt a setback this week, one which may ultimately boost the …

California will Ban Retail Sales of Cats and Dogs

According to CBS News, California will soon become the first state to ban retail sales of cats and dogs (and rabbits), unless the animals come from …

California Sheriff SLAMS Sanctuary Cities, Illegal Immigration After SEVEN More Individuals Are Arrested In Cop Slaying

Seven additional men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Newman, California, Police officer Ronil Singh, authorities say, for helping …

New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning the state as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Donald Trump.<p>The laws, most of which take effect Tuesday, ease criminal sentences, …

California grants Zoox first permit to transport passengers in driverless vehicles

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Self-driving car startup Zoox has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service for public passengers, state regulators said on Friday.<p>The California Public Utilities Commission said Silicon Valley-based Zoox is the first …

Inglewood to destroy more than 100 police shooting records that could otherwise become public under new Califo

The city of Inglewood has authorized the shredding of more than 100 police shooting and other internal investigation records weeks before a new state law could allow the public to access them for the first time.<p>The decision, made at a City Council meeting earlier this month, has troubled civil …

Police Shootings

The Secret Napa Winery You Need To Visit

You’ve likely never heard of Newton Vineyard. Created in 1977, the Napa Valley winery has been closed to the public for most of its history. While Newton sits in St. Helena, it’s tucked away — Uber drivers have a hard time pinpointing the location — and its Instagram account sits postless.<br>But this …

Feinstein: ‘We won’t get $9 billion’ for wildfire recovery

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) expects California will receive less than the $9 billion she requested from congressional leaders to help with recovery from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire her state has ever experienced.<p>“Well, we won’t get $9 billion,“ Feinstein told POLITICO today, …

U.S. Politics