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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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Governor Newsom signs bills aimed at limiting fire danger

By Associated Press, Ashley Gardner

October 2, 2019

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is adopting nearly two dozen new laws aimed at preventing and fighting the devastating wildfires that have charred large swaths of the state in recent years, killing scores and destroying a Sierra foothills city last fall.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

These Big Plans to Protect California Homes From Wildfire Fell Short in the Legislature

By Lauren Sommer

September 26, 2019

 

After 86 people in the town of Paradise lost their lives in a massive wildfire last year, California lawmakers vowed to prepare the state for future infernos. But while millions of dollars are going toward new firefighting crews and technology, some say the state is overlooking an area in dire need of help: making homes and buildings safer.

Monday, September 23, 2019

On the Town: Kiwanis Club of Burbank installs new officers

By David Laurell

September 23, 2019

 

For the 98th time since its incorporation, the Kiwanis Club of Burbank installed its elected officers.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Being Smarter About High-Speed Rail

By Laura Friedman

August 15, 2019

 

There are few phrases in California politics that invoke as much passion as the words “high-speed rail.” The ambitious transportation infrastructure project seeking to move passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes, and ultimately connect San Diego to Sacramento, has become a centerpiece of public debate.