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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 …

U.S. Politics

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> …

Napa Valley

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 …

California

Google moving into LA mall | LinkedIn

A mall in West Los Angeles will be one of Google’s newest offices. The unit of Alphabet is taking out a 14-year lease on the three-story Westside …

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 …

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Inglewood to destroy more than 100 police shooting records that could otherwise become public under new California law - Los Angeles Times

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 …

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 …

Wine

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, …

‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

The California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from its January meeting agenda a scheduled vote on imposing a tax on text messaging.<p>The move came after the Federal Communications Commission in Washington declared text messaging to be an “information service,” not a telecommunications …

New 91 Freeway westbound lane OK’d from western Corona to 241 toll road

A regional transportation panel gave the green light Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, to add a new westbound 91 Freeway lane stretching from Green River …

Is the Inland Empire SoCal’s Top Retail Growth Market?

The Inland Empire is one of the top growth markets in Southern California. With substantial inward migration—especially as affordability issues …

Southern California

Libertarian Jeff Hewitt Wins Seat on Riverside County Board of Supervisors

Jeff Hewitt, the Libertarian mayor of tiny Calimesa, California, has narrowly won a seat on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, the Riverside …

Best Beaches in Southern California

Southern California is famous for its year-round sunny weather, celeb-spotting ops, and, of course, miles and miles of incredible beaches. From …

EMPIRE: the land beneath our feet

Shared via Kindle. Description: Coyotes and wildfires, mountain streams and smog, and rows of brand new track houses along the edges of sun-baked …

Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California

Shared via Kindle. Description: The subprime crash of 2008 revealed a fragile, unjust, and unsustainable economy built on retail consumption, …

Afoot Afield: Inland Empire: 256 Spectacular Outings in Southern California

Shared via Kindle. Description: The Inland Empire—the area east of Los Angeles and located primarily in San Bernardino and Riverside counties—is …

Riverside County housing cools: 25% more listings, 49 more days needed to sell

Riverside County’s existing homes are taking an estimated 49 more days to sell this year as 25 percent more residences are listed for …