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Theodore Zimmermann - Los Angeles, California

Theodore Zimmermann - Los Angeles, California
Deputy Editor Ted Zimmermann, a graduate of Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics, is an avid follower of politics and news both national and local. Ted is a seasoned paralegal. When he isn't writing he loves camping and spending time in the great outdoors so his Eagle Scout badge doesn't get rusty. Ted can be reached at: ted at watchourcity.com
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California Governor Newsom Announces Deployment Of Trailers And Medical Services Tents To Los Angeles...

Jan 22, 2020 Los Angeles County to receive 30 travel trailers, as well as medical services tents, to assist individuals experiencing homelessness Los Angeles County is the second local partner, following Oakland last week, to receive these resources as part of the Governor’s executive order accelerating state action on homelessness SACRAMENTO – Continuing the state’s accelerated response [...]
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

LAPD To Hold DUI Checkpoints And DUI Saturation Patrols This Week

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 LAPD to hold DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA20006ti What: DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint When: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7 P.M. to Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:30 A.M. Where: Lincoln Boulevard at Maxella Avenue Los Angeles, California _________________________________________ What: DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint When: Friday, January 24, 2020, [...]
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San Francisco Restaurants To Start Using “Climate Change” Surcharge

Under a new San Francisco initiative, there might be a new surcharge added to your bill starting this month depending on the...
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Ban On Background Checks For Prospective Renters, Oakland Approves

Following a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night, Oakland has now become the first city in California to ban criminal...
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California Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 1.21.20

Jan 21, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Christina Curry, 50, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Curry has been deputy director for planning, preparedness and prevention at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services since 2013. She served in several positions at the [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Mayor London Breed And The San Francisco Police Department Announce 2019 Public...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Year-end crime report for 2019 shows decrease in homicides and violent crime San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) today announced that violent crimes dropped significantly in 2019. The findings were released as part of the SFPD’s 2019 CompStat Profile and reflect progress [...]

CA Cities Ranked Among Most Expensive For Rent In Nation According To New Report

CALIFORNIA — California is among the states where rent costs are the most expensive in the Nation. According to the report, rent...
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California Considers Declaring Acetaminophen A Carcinogen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators are weighing whether or not to list one of the world’s most common over-the-counter drugs as...
Department of Justice

South Bay Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Receiving, Possessing and...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020           LOS ANGELES – A Wilmington man was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography and distributing the sexually explicit images of children to other Internet users. Daniel Patrick Diaz, 35, was sentenced by United States District Judge S. James Otero. In July 2019, Diaz pleaded [...]
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Utility Bill: Gas Tax Break For Electric Car Owners Costs CA $32 Million Each...

As most Californians reach deeper into their pockets to pay higher gas taxes for road repairs, electric vehicle owners have been getting...
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Flu Epidemic: CA Records Deadliest Week; Unusual Flu Season Peaks

LOS ANGELES, CA — The second week of the year proved to be the deadliest week of the flu season in California...
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California Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

Jan 17, 2020, SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: Jacey K. Cooper, 37, of Bakersfield, has been appointed state Medicaid director and chief deputy director of health care programs at the Department of Health Care Services. Cooper has been assistant deputy director of health care delivery systems at the Department of Health [...]
California Fair Political Practices Commission

FPPC 2019 Annual Report Shows A Record Number Of Enforcement Cases

Jan. 16, 2020 CONTACT: Jay Wierenga, FPPC (916) 322-7761 FPPC 2019 Annual Report shows record number of Enforcement cases The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), California’s governmental ethics and campaign disclosure agency, released its 2019 Annual Report which shows a record 343 Enforcement cases with penalties approved by the Commission, and total penalties reaching almost [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed and Speaker Nancy Pelosi Launch SF Counts, San Francisco’s Census 2020...

Friday, January 17, 2020 Official 2020 Census Day is April 1st. Starting in mid-March, San Franciscans will receive communications from the Census Bureau and should respond promptly online, by mail, or by phone. San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today hosted an event in City Hall to celebrate the [...]
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CA Governor Goes Ahead With Plan For Single Delta Water Tunnel

California's governor has restarted a project to build a giant, underground tunnel that would pump billions of gallons of water from the...
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Mayor Garcetti Announces $10 Million Investment In Jobs Program For Formerly Incarcerated Angelenos

January 16, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that Los Angeles has received a three-year, $10 million grant from the California Department of Transportation to extend New Roads to Second Chances — a program that gives formerly incarcerated Angelenos training, support, and jobs maintaining and cleaning our roads. “Los Angeles is a [...]
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Trump Signs USMCA Trade Deal, Second Major Trade Win After China Accord, As Impeachment...

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sailed through the U.S. Senate on Thursday, giving President Trump his second major trade win in as many days.
Department of Justice

Fourth Conspirator Pleads Guilty to Participation in a Ponzi Scheme Involving $2.5B in Transactions...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ryan Guidry, 43, of Pleasant Hill, pleaded guilty today to participating in a massive fraud scheme involving a solar energy company in Benicia that defrauded investors of approximately $1 billion, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Those losses resulted from investment transactions in solar energy hardware valued at approximately $2.5 billion. [...]
United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. - Photographer: Ken Lund

House votes to send impeachment articles to Senate

The House voted on Wednesday to send the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced...
Homeless encampment in Oakland near I-980: Photographer- Grendelkhan

Cities That Do Not Reduce Homelessness Could Be Punished By California Voters; Face Lawsuits...

In a report released Monday, the Council of Regional Homeless Advisors is calling for an amendment to the California Constitution that would...
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Flu Season Woes: Powerful Strain Of influenza B surging In SoCal; At Least 70...

LOS ANGELES - Sick patients are flooding doctor's offices as cases of the flu surge across Southern California. This...

CA Cities With The Best Paying Jobs: U.S. News

LOS ANGELES, CA — The U.S. News compilation of cities with the best-paying jobs has reported that it is dominated by...
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Independent Voters Hold Key To Deciding California’s Democratic Primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, there’s an overlooked group of voters who could be key to...
City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor And Entertainment Industry Leaders Launch “LA Collab” Initiative To Increase Latinx...

January 13, 2020First-of-its-kind effort will work to open doors to Latino creatives in television, film, and digital media LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched LA Collab, an unprecedented effort to connect Latinx talent, executives, and creators to opportunities in the entertainment industry — and double Latino representation in Hollywood by 2030. “Latinos are a [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Report Finds SFUSD “Stay Over Program” Successful in Helping Homeless Families

Monday, January 13, 2020 Controller’s Office evaluation found overnight shelter at Buena Vista Horace Mann School provides families experiencing homelessness with a safe place to sleep at night, especially families who are Latino and speak Spanish, and has successfully connected families to housing resources San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Hillary [...]
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Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Arrested In Venice Beach

News Release Monday, January 13, 2020 Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Venice Beach NR20010jl Venice Beach: Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division detectives are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a young child in Venice Beach. On January 4, 2020, around 7:00 p.m., the victim, a six-year-old female was with her family visiting Venice Beach when [...]

Los Angeles Among The Best Paying Regions For Jobs; U.S. News Reports

LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles has been ranked as one of the best cities in the nation for finding a well-paying...
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Kidnap Attempt: Los Angeles Homeless Person Tries To Abduct Little Girl

A man who witnesses said was clearly on drugs tried to kidnap a little girl from her mother’s arms.

Homeless Tax: California Bill Would Raise Taxes On Homeowners To Pay For Homeless Problem

California would raise taxes on some homeowners and use the money to pay for homeless services under a bill proposed Thursday by...
First Amendment Coalition

FAC Prevails in Lawsuit Against Bakersfield Over Open Meetings, Records Violations

The First Amendment Coalition has prevailed in a lawsuit against the city of Bakersfield, with a judge ruling that the city council violated open-government...
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California Governor Unveils State Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to give $20,000 stipends to teachers at high needs schools and extend health care...
Water Pipes

Golden State Fail: Failure To Test Millions Of Babies For Toxic Lead; Audit Reports

State Auditor Elaine Howle found some 1.4 million toddlers enrolled in Medi-Cal had gone untested for lead exposure over the past decade,...
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Illegal Alien Seniors To Receive Free Health Care; Gavin Newsom Offers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to offer free health care to illegal aliens age 65 and older in his new state...
Los Angeles District Attorney

District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s Conviction Review Unit Exonerates Innocent Man, Helps Convict Real Culprits

January 8, 2020: District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s Conviction Review Unit Exonerates Innocent Man, Helps Convict Real Culprits Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that her Conviction Review Unit (CRU) not only exonerated an innocent man but also helped bring the real criminals to justice. “The work of my Conviction Review Unit does [...]
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More Deaths As Flu Season Hits California

LONG BEACH (CNS) - Long Beach health officials yesterday confirmed the city's first flu-related death of the season.   According to the city,...
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Car Crashes Fourth Leading Cause of Premature Death in Los Angeles County; 236 People...

According to data released last week by the Los Angeles Police Department, 236 people died in crashes between January of 2019 and December 14,...
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Governor Newsom Previews $1 Billion in Budget Proposal to Jump-Start New Homeless Fund and...

Jan 08, 2020 Governor announces the creation of new California Access to Housing and Services Fund in executive order, previews his 2020-21 Governor’s Budget with more than $1 billion to fight homelessness, including $750 million for this new Fund, and a major new investment to reform Medi-Cal so that health providers transform health care to [...]
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2021 Woodland Hills Westfield Project: Sears Building Is To Be Site Of New Mall...

Westfield Topanga & The Village announced today that it will begin work this month on the transformation of a long-vacated 160,000-square-foot former Sears department store into a new dining and entertainment district. Slated to be unveiled in late 2021, the enhancements will further establish Westfield Topanga as the perfect place for locals and visitors alike to shop, eat and play, [...]
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California Weighs Statewide Ban On Gas-Powered Gardening Equipment

It could be soon that if you live in California and own a gas-powered lawnmower, leaf blower, or any other piece of...
Missile Launch

BREAKING: Multiple Missiles Fired From Iran At Multiple US Military Bases Inside Iraq

U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that Iran is firing multiple missiles at U.S. bases and targets throughout Iraq in...
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After Years Of Scandal, State Compensation Insurance Fund Salaries Balloon; Accusations Fly

SACRAMENTO —  The State Compensation Insurance Fund, known as State Fund, a California public agency that offers workers’ compensation insurance coverage to employers,...
California Fair Political Practices Commission

FPPC resumes AdWATCH, Invites You To Keep An Eye On Campaign Ads

January 6, 2020 - Following up on a successful run in 2018, the FPPC is reintroducing FPPC AdWATCH to provide the public a way to participate in making sure there is proper disclosure on political signs and other advertising. FPPC launched FPPC AdWATCH for the 2018 election cycle and is now resuming an updated FPPC [...]
Flu vaccinations make their way to U.S. Army in Europe- Everystockphoto: Photographer - USACE Europe District

Flu Season Alert: 8 Deaths In California In Last Week Of 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA — Eight people died from the flu in California between Christmas and New Year's Day, according to the California...
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Wallet Hub Study: Los Angeles Is 127th Best Place In US To find a...

The city of Los Angeles ranked No. 127 on WalletHub's "Best Cities for Jobs" in 2020. WalletHub compared more than...
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Golden Coast Crime Spree: Bay Area Car Burglars Travelling Down Coast To Los Angeles,...

Detectives from police agencies in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are scrambling to stem a...
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Homeless Given Ticket Or Arrest Can Have Infractions Cleared If They Stay At A...

SAN DIEGO - In an attempt to decrease Homelessness, any person who has received a ticket or arrest by San Diego police...
Los Angeles City Hall

Mayor Garcetti Celebrates Opening Of First HHH-Funded Supportive Housing Development

January 6, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today celebrated the opening of 88th and Vermont, the first HHH-financed supportive housing development to be completed since the bond measure passed in 2016. The Mayor was joined at the ceremony by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Councilmember Herb Wesson, as well as numerous community leaders. “88th and Vermont is [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed Releases Update To Five-Year Financial Plan For The City And County...

Friday,January03,2020 With revenue projected to grow at a slowing rate, steps must be taken to address structural deficits in future years San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the release of San Francisco’s Joint Report Update to the Five-Year Financial Plan for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2020-21 through 2023-24. The Joint Report, released [...]
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Sacramento Fugitive Extradited From Mexico

January 6, 2020 SACRAMENTO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation Sacramento Field Office announces the extradition of Jose Cruz Naranjo Silva, 77, from Mexico. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department arrested Silva for committing a lewd or lascivious act with a child under the age of 14 and he was charged by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office [...]
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San Francisco Restaurants Closing at Alarming Rate; More Than 400 Gone In 2019.

More than 400 restaurants in San Francisco shut their doors in 2019, showing a historic trend of more restaurants closing than opening...

California Certifies Statewide Programmatic Environmental Impact Review To Protect Californians From Catastrophic Wildfires

Published: Dec 31, 2019 State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has certified the fuel management and forest protection program  The California Vegetation Treatment Program will help CAL FIRE and other public agencies increase vegetation management efforts statewide while meeting CEQA standards SACRAMENTO – California has a new tool in its efforts to build wildfire [...]
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Rose Parade And Rose Bowl Info for New Years Day

A Southern California tradition of decorating floats and college football is a must-see for anyone who is visiting California on New Years...
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AAA Offering Free Tow Service For New Year’s Eve To Inebriated Californians To Keep...

For the 24th year in a row, the Automobile Club of Southern California will offer its free Tipsy Tow service during New Year’s...
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Homeless Homicide Victims Rise In Los Angeles County

A previously unknown issue has come to light with the increase of the homeless population in Los Angeles County: Homicide. While only...
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Outback, Citrus, and Rose Bowl Info For New Year’s Day

College Football fans have much to be thankful for on New Year's day as there will be three sporting events to view.The 106th...
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season; LAPD Posts Schedule Of DUI...

News Release Thursday, December 26, 2019 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver. This holiday season, from December 13, 2019, through the New Year, the LAPD will have more [...]
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Shining Bright: New California Law Requires Solar Panels On All New Construction

A new California law set to take effect in 2020 is expected to make the price of new homes in the state...
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San Jose Airport Projected To Get Expansion Due To Increase In Passenger Growth

Bracing for exponential growth in passengers, Mineta San Jose Airport is proposing a robust plan to build a concourse with 14 new...
Green Tech

Going Green: Los Angeles Considers Making Uber and Lyft Go All-Electric

According to new reports, Los Angeles now may force Uber and Lyft to use all-electric vehicles. The LA-based clean technology leaders announced...
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Rent Skyrocket: L.A. Rent Rose 65% Over the Last Decade, Study Says

A new report, which synthesized data from PropertyShark, Yardi Matrix and the U.S. Census Bureau, found that the average rent in the...
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Cal Trans Warns Powerful Storm To Hit Southern California Next Week

Another powerful storm is expected to reach Southern California early next week, days after rain and snow wreaked havoc on major freeways...
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Hospital in San Diego

New California Healthcare Laws Go Into Effect January 1st, Tax If you Don’t Have...

As of January 1st, a slew of new laws and regulations will go into effect for Californians. One, in...
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3 California Cities Make List For US cities where $1 million runs out fastest...

A new list from SmartAsset has listed three California cities in its top 10 U.S. cities where $1 million runs out the...

Billions in Taxpayer Dollars Given to Improve CA Jails; CA Sheriffs Didn’t Spend It...

Since 2011, California has sent more than $8 billion to counties to cover the costs of the massive prison overhaul approved that...

New Law Makes California Public Schools Unable To Suspend Students Who Disobey Teachers

SACRAMENTO — A new law taking effect in 2020 is shaking up teachers' ability to control classrooms and possibly educate their students....
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Buckle UP: New California Laws Affecting Traffic Safety In 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2019 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including increased distracted...

CDC: Egg-Products Recall Over Listeria Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a nationwide recall for food items containing hard-boiled eggs from Almark...
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Governor Newsom Appoints 4 Superior Court Judges

Dec 23, 2019 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of four California superior court judges, which include one in Fresno County and three in San Joaquin County. Fresno County Superior Court Samuel J. Dalesandro Jr., 43, of Fresno, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Fresno County Superior Court. Dalesandro has served as [...]
Department of Justice

Sonoma County CEO Pleads Guilty To Charges Stemming From $25-65 Million Student Loan Repayment...

Friday, December 20, 2019 Brandon Frere Was Arrested At SFO While Attempting to Leave the Country SAN FRANCISCO – Brandon Frere pleaded guilty today to wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with a multi-million-dollar scheme to use deceptive sales tactics to convince people to enroll in his companies’ student loan repayment services programs, [...]
Homeless encampment in Oakland near I-980: Photographer- Grendelkhan

California To Blame: New HUD report Claims Golden State ‘Entirely’ At Fault For U.S....

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday that the nation’s homeless population rose 2.7% as of January 2019, an...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

California Government Blocks Request For Spending Records

California is the only state in the country that has refused to reveal public spending records to a government watchdog, prompting threats...
Metrolink train

Jobs Increase: Metrolink’s Rail System Rebuild To Create 1.3M Jobs; Study Finds

Southern California is expecting a new boon on jobs to the tune of 1.3 million jobs and an expected increase to the...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

California’s Population Stalls at 39 Million as State’s Growth Rate Slows

New numbers show that California’s population is currently stalled at around 39.9 million people as expensive housing prices and other factors convince...
Bullet Train

Super Slow: Delayed California Bullet Train Makes Push To Complete Contract

The California bullet train authority (CBTA) is pushing forward with an ambitious plan to issue its biggest contract in history.
Oceanside San Diego Pier

Controversial Oceanside Development Passes City Council; Signature Referendum Deadline Nears

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- A month after the Oceanside City Council approved a controversial North River Farms development, Oceanside resident's ability to voice their disagreement...
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4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes NorCal Coast

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook Petrolia in Northern California today. The 7:30 a.m. tremor was hit at around ...
Department of Justice

Inland Empire Man Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges Alleging He Orchestrated $2.4 Million “Bust-Out”...

December 18, 2019, RIVERSIDE, California – A San Bernardino County man faces federal criminal charges that he masterminded a bank account “bust-out” scheme that defrauded Wells Fargo out of $2.4 million and compromised more than 900 of its accounts. Steven Michael Banks Hubbard Jr., a.k.a. “Marcus” and “Man,” 36, of Rialto, was charged in an 11-count [...]
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Governor Newsom Announces Healthy California For All Commission

Governor Newsom Announces Healthy California for All Commission Published: Dec 18, 2019 Appointments come same day that Covered California announced that more than 230,000 new consumers have joined Covered California during the current open enrollment period – up approximately 16 percent over this time last year. More than 1.15 million people have also renewed their [...]
Judge Gavel

Judge Approves PG&E $24.5 Billion Plan For Wildfire Victims And Insurance Companies

A federal bankruptcy judge in San Francisco on Tuesday approved two settlements totaling $24.5 billion offered by Pacific Gas and Electric Corp....

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Paso Robles

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook Paso Robles in central California on Tuesday. The 10:29 a.m. tremor was centered 8...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

Published: Dec 17, 2019 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Mario Guerrero, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislative affairs of the Department of Human Resources at the Government Operations Agency. Guerrero has been legislative director at the California Faculty Association since 2017. He has served as a lecturer at [...]
Department of Justice

Third Conspirator Pleads Guilty to Participation in a Ponzi Scheme Involving $2.5B in Transactions...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Robert A. Karmann, 53, of Clayton, pleaded guilty today to his participation in a massive fraud scheme involving a solar energy company in Benicia that defrauded investors of approximately $1 billion, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Those losses resulted from investment transactions in solar energy hardware valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Karmann is the [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center Slated To Open By End Of Year In San Francisco

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 The 200-bed SAFE Navigation Center will soon provide temporary shelter and services, adding to Mayor Breed’s goal of opening 1,000 new shelter beds by the end of next year San Francisco, CA — The Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center, a 200-bed facility to provide temporary shelter beds for unsheltered individuals, will open [...]
PG& Pacific Gas & Electric

Whoops: Audit Finds PG&E spent $123 Million Of Safety Funds; Declares Clear “Fraud Risk”...

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that PG&E diverted $123 million away from efforts at “undergrounding” power lines during the period between 2007 and 2016,...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

$1 Billion Waste: California Auditor Blasts State’s Costly Accounting Software Project “An Incomplete System...

This letter report highlights several urgent concerns with the project to implement the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal). Among our concerns is the manner in which the 2019 project plan update sets a formal end date for the project even though the FI$Cal project will not have implemented promised functionality. Specifically, the updated project [...]
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Thousands Of Voters’ Party Preference Wiped Put By “Glitch,” Bay Area Election Division Says

San Francisco- A press release sent out by the Contra Costa County Elections Division Tuesday, December 10, 2019, revealed voters were cautioned that during...
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At&t 5G Now Live In San Francisco And San Jose.

AT&T announced that as of Friday December 13, 2019, it has become the first wireless carrier to launch its 5G network in both Bay...
Department of Justice

Inglewood-based Tax Preparer Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Federal Prison for Scam that...

Monday, December 16, 2019, LOS ANGELES – A tax preparer who formerly worked at the California Franchise Tax Board was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison for defrauding the IRS out of millions of dollars by declaring bogus withholdings used to fraudulently claim substantial tax refunds. Cubby Wayne Williams, 64, of Alhambra, was [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed Issues Budget Instructions to City Departments

Mayor Breed emphasized the importance of funding homelessness services and behavioral health care, while closing the projected budget deficit Tuesday, December 17, 2019, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed yesterday issued Budget Instructions to department heads to guide the budget process for Fiscal Years 2020-21 and 2021-22. Mayor Breed directed department heads to prioritize identifying funding [...]
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62 Cars Have Been Hit With Projectiles On The 101 And 156 Freeways In...

62 vehicles have been struck by projectiles along Highway 101 and the neighboring Highway 156 in the Prunedale area this year, resulting...
Homeless in Street

Homeless Win: Supreme Court won’t review a decision that makes it harder for cities...

LOS ANGELES -- According to the Associated Press, The Supreme Court will not review an appellate decision that makes it harder for...
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Los Angeles Mayor: L.A. Public Library Will End Late Fines

All late fines will be eliminated starting in the spring of 2020 December 13, 2019 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) will end late fines for all library patrons beginning next spring — making LAPL the largest public library in America to eliminate overdue fines. Historically, fines [...]
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Viva Las Vegas: High-speed Train Project, SoCal-Vegas, Could Start Next Year If Bonds Approved

A proposed plan for the construction of a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California could begin late next year if...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed Announces Acquisition and Preservation of Affordable Housing in the Richmond

Thursday,December12,2019 Twelve residential homes will remain permanently affordable thanks to the City’s Small Sites Program San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer today announced the acquisition and preservation of 12 rent-controlled homes and one commercial space in the Richmond District. The building, located at 369 3rd Avenue, was preserved [...]
Judge Gavel

East Bay Residents Sentenced In Scheme To Sell Fraudulent Financial Instruments

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, OAKLAND - Sharon Ringgenberg was sentenced to 15 months in prison for her role in a scheme to commit wire fraud, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge Kareem Carter. [...]
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San Diego Mayor Faulconer’s Bridge Shelter Program Expands to Serve More Families and Homeless...

Council Approves Addition Of 138 Beds to Program, Creates Flexible Spending Pool For Homeless Programs Tuesday, December 10, 2019 San Diego – Advancing San Diego’s efforts to reduce homelessness, the City Council today voted separately to expand Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s bridge shelter program for homeless individuals and to create a flexible funding pool to [...]
Power Line

Lights Out: PG&E Study Finds Power Outages Could Become Rampant In Northern California If...

Continued power outages as a result of electric-wire failures in Northern California could drastically increase in the next few years if PG&E Corp. does not up its...
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Oracle Leaves: Pulls Tech Convention “OpenWorld” Out Of San Francisco

In the latest major business departure from San Francisco, Oracle is relocating its Tech convention "OpenWorld" to Las Vegas.
Hand Cuffed

Former Sacramento EDD Employee Pleads Guilty To Unemployment Benefits Fraud Scheme

Former EDD Employee Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Benefits Fraud Scheme SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pamela Emanuel, 59, of San Jose, pleaded guilty today for her role in a scheme to defraud the state of California by filing false unemployment insurance claims, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Emanuel pleaded guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mental Health San Francisco Legislation Approved Unanimously by Board of Supervisors

Tuesday,December10,2019 Comprehensive plan put forward by Mayor London Breed, Supervisors Hillary Ronen, Matt Haney will help address mental health and substance use challenges in San Francisco San Francisco, CA — Today the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of Mental Health SF, which is an overhaul of San Francisco’s mental health system and guarantees [...]

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