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Nunes pushing to save Diablo Canyon amid two decade pursuit for cheap, reliable energy sources
The senior Republican, who has routinely led straight-forward energy initiatives on Capitol Hill, is aiming to resolve California's impending energy crisis by saving its cheapest energy producer: Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
July 27, 2021
Calif. regulators eye crafting state-run archive of social media political attack ads
A government task force is recommending that the State of California maintain an archive of all digital ads from political campaigns operating in state elections.
July 26, 2021
Newsom to state, healthcare employees: Get vaccinated or get tested weekly
Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued arguably the nation’s first COVID vaccine mandate, aimed at state workers.
July 26, 2021
Newsom’s stares down newest recall foe: an avalanche of viral brazen shoplifting videos
The most-visible part of California's crime crisis is found while scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: viral shoplifting videos.
July 21, 2021
Newsom remains non-committal on reinstating Calif. mask mandate
A Tulare County stop by Gov. Gavin Newsom devolved into a repeated inquisition about the potential for Southern California mask mandates to evolve into a return of a statewide mandate.
July 20, 2021
U.S.-Turkey trade summit featuring Calif. officials cancelled over Armenian Genocide deniers
California's Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, officials with state's economic development agency, and state business leaders withdrew after a report of Armenian Genocide deniers participating in the event surfaced.
July 2, 2021
Courtney Love, Steven Seagal highlight Calif.’s Top 500 tax dodger list
The annual tradition of unmasking California's most delinquent taxpayers has yielded yet another ignominious award for some of Hollywood's biggest names.
June 28, 2021
Calif. lawmakers near approving budget deal with Newsom. Here’s what is in it.
California legislators are scheduled to reconvene on Monday to debate and likely approve a $236 billion budget deal struck with Gov. Gavin Newsom.
June 27, 2021
Calif. Senate GOP press Newsom to halt July 1 gas tax increase
Estimates show California's priciest-in-the-nation gas tax costs the average family of four as much as $800 per year. Senate Republicans want to hold it down for a year.
June 24, 2021
Report: Newsom’s claimed success on wildfire prevention missed the mark – by 690%
Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered drastic cuts to wildfire prevention budgets for Cal Fire and misled the state on top-priority wildfire prevention efforts as California suffered its worst wildfire season in history, a report found.
June 23, 2021