Thursday, October 17, 2019

Legislative Update

By Laura Friedman

October 17, 2019


Sunday evening, with the stroke of his pen, Governor Gavin Newsom put the final close on the 2019 Legislative Session by either signing or vetoing the remaining bills that sat on his desk.  With the deadline now behind us, I would like to take a moment to fill you in on some of the highlights from this year.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Legislative Update: New Laws on Transportation Policy, Funding, Planning

By Melanie Curry

October 15, 2019


Among the hundreds of new laws signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in the weeks leading up to Sunday’s deadline were a few related to transportation. Below we highlight the relevant ones.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Conversion Therapy Survivor Fights to Stop the Practice

By Spectrum News In Focus Staff

October 14, 2019


Sam Brinton talks about the pain and shame of going through conversion therapy and how it led to advocating for LGBTQ issues.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

By Harmeet Kaur 

October 13, 2019


(CNN) California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Newsom stops in LA, signs bills addressing housing crisis in California

By Jovana Lara

October 10, 2019


SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom continued his statewide "rent and housing tour" with a stop in Los Angeles Wednesday, days after he signed a landmark rent control bill into law.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Lifeblood of our Democracy

By Laura Friedman

October 3, 2019


The free exchange of ideas and opinions, of fact-based independent reporting and the ability to illuminate issues from the world stage to the local, are not only what ushered in the founding of our nation, but are the breath that has kept it alive all these years. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Top State Lawmakers Question Chevron Oil Spill Fine

By Ted Goldberg

October 3, 2019


The heads of the state legislative committees that oversee much of California's oil and gas industry are questioning whether a fine issued by state regulators against Chevron this week, for a massive uncontrolled release of crude petroleum in a Kern County oil field, will be effective.