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BUSINESS | Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees

BUSINESS | Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees

BY HANNAH WILEY California Democrats unveiled on Monday a package of eight proposals that attempt to spur construction of new homes by slashing some of the fees that local governments charge for building permits. Those fees can run into the tens of thousands of dollars per house, driving up the cost of construction and leading […]

3 Killed After Rental Agreement Dispute: Officials

3 Killed After Rental Agreement Dispute: Officials

BY JACK PHILLIPS   Three people in California were killed following a dispute about a rental agreement, local police officials confirmed. A 20-year-old woman, Jordan Guzman, and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Anthony McCloud, are accused of killing 46-year-old Wendy Lopez-Araiza, her 21-year-old daughter Genesis Lopez-Araiza, and 18-year-old Trinity Clyde, said Hemet Police. Hemet Police Department Chief Eddie Pust said Wendy Lopez-Araiza’s […]

POLITICS | California’s new labor law is a work in progress. Here’s how lawmakers could change it

POLITICS | California’s new labor law is a work in progress. Here’s how lawmakers could change it

BY HANNAH WILEY The California Legislature is considering nearly three dozen bills to clean up or repeal the landmark gig economy law … Assembly Bill 5 limits employers’ ability to label employees as independent contractors,  … …  Republicans want to overhaul it. Proposals from Republicans include exemptions for a slew of workers like youth sports […]

Why So Many People Are Leaving California: California Insider With Joel Kotkin

Why So Many People Are Leaving California: California Insider With Joel Kotkin

  BY SIYAMAK KHORRAMI My guest today is Joel Kotkin, the R.C. Hobbs Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange and executive director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism. We discuss why so many people are leaving California.    Republished with Permission The Epoch Times    SUBSCRIBE Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep […]

Conejo Players Theatre Presents The Producers, March 6 – March 29, 2020

Conejo Players Theatre Presents The Producers, March 6 – March 29, 2020

Conejo Players Theatre presents The Producers, March 6 – March 29, 2020. The story centers around a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a […]

POLITICS | Senate Republican Leader Grove Blasts New Lawsuit Restricting Water Delivery

POLITICS | Senate Republican Leader Grove Blasts New Lawsuit Restricting Water Delivery

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) responds to the latest legal action filed by the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) against the Trump Administration over the biological opinions and water delivery: “President Trump has taken great strides forward with his water action this week and he is […]

California Sues Trump Admin After President Signs Order Delivering Water to Farmers

California Sues Trump Admin After President Signs Order Delivering Water to Farmers

BY JANITA KAN The state of California has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging that President Donald Trump’s order granting farmers more access to water in the state had failed to consider a variety of environmental impacts. The president signed a memorandum on Wednesday supporting water development and delivery in the state’s Central Valley and Southern California, […]

POLITICS | California ‘Laser-Focused’ on Homelessness, Mental Health Reform, Newsom Says

POLITICS | California ‘Laser-Focused’ on Homelessness, Mental Health Reform, Newsom Says

BY BRAD JONES   California’s homelessness crisis is a disgrace, and the apathy surrounding the issue is shameful, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Feb. 19 in his State of the State address. “Let’s call it what it is. It’s a disgrace that the richest state in the richest nation—succeeding across so many sectors—is falling so far behind to properly house, heal, […]

Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes

Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes

BY REBECCA BEITSCH  President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south. The ceremonial order comes after the Department of the Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that […]

Minors May Get Sex Changes Without Parental Consent, if California’s Teachers Union Has Its Way

Minors May Get Sex Changes Without Parental Consent, if California’s Teachers Union Has Its Way

BY JAMIE JOSEPH   SANTA ANA, Calif.—The California Teachers Association’s recent position statements suggest that students should be able to receive hormone therapy to change their sex without parental consent. Although this CTA belief does not directly change regulations on the matter, it indicates the kind of legislation the powerful union will support. On Jan. 26, […]

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