To meet its zero-emissions goals, Los Angeles and Long Beach ports will start charging fossil fuel trucks an extra fee on April 1 to pick up or drop off shipping containers.
A town in California has declared itself a “constitutional republic,” independent of executive orders issued by the federal or state governments, in protest of lockdowns, mask mandates and compulsory vaccinations.
A looting spree in the San Francisco Bay Area continued for a second straight night on Saturday — this time, reaching the suburbs.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is embroiled in another controversy accusing him of hypocrisy surrounding his own COVID-19 orders. The California governor admitted that his daughter is not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 despite enacting a sweeping mandate requiring students to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) was sued by the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office on Friday over 31 charges, including 11 felonies and 4 counts of manslaughter, stemming from the Zogg Fire last year.
The Los Angeles Times published a column Friday by Erika D. Smith declaring that conservative talk radio host Larry Elder is the “black face of white supremacy.”
Elder is leading polls among likely replacements for incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who is facing a Sep. 14 recall election.
“That money is held up because of environmental permitting,” said Republican state Sen. Jim Nielsen, who has the Oroville Dam in his district. “The construction [overseers] said it will be six more years before we have water in that lake. Meanwhile, not one gallon of water has been placed in above-ground storage pursuant to this bond measure.”
A federal judge has overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, calling it a “failed experiment” that violates people’s constitutional right to bear arms.
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled on Friday that the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states and by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Of those who are set to be released, nearly 20,000 are serving life sentences. Another 10,000 inmates were convicted for serious nonviolent offenses who have served half of their initial sentence.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted Thursday to boost its contracts with law enforcement by $36 million through the end of this year amid a spike in crime across the city.