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Federal homelessness chief has harsh words for California: ‘You can’t tell me it’s working’

Federal homelessness chief has harsh words for California: ‘You can’t tell me it’s working’

By BENJAMIN ORESKES STAFF WRITER  Robert Marbut is brand-new to his job as executive director of the agency that coordinates the federal government’s response to homelessness. But he is already criticizing the work being done to get people off the streets in California. “If [it] was working, California should have the lowest numbers in the country, and it […]

California Is One of Richest, Least Generous States, Study Says

California Is One of Richest, Least Generous States, Study Says

  BY CHRIS KARR A new study indicates that California is one of the least generous states in the country. Even though the World Giving Index shows that the United States has consistently been the most charitable country in the world for the past decade, the spirit of generosity isn’t equally distributed among every state. The WalletHub study compared all […]

Hundreds Of Freelance Writers Sue California Over ‘Career-Ending’ Assembly Bill

Hundreds Of Freelance Writers Sue California Over ‘Career-Ending’ Assembly Bill

BY KATABELLA ROBERTS Hundreds of freelance writers in California have filed a lawsuit against the state to prevent a new law from forcing some independent contractors to become employees of their clients. The AB5 bill aims to prevent companies from exploiting workers by falsely declaring them as independent contractors, but has received criticism among journalists who believe it restricts the freedom and […]

Congratulations Pacifica High Tritons Football Team CA State Champs!

Congratulations Pacifica High Tritons Football Team CA State Champs!

Congratulations Pacifica High School Tritons State Football Champs!!!   CIF Div 2-A OXNARD COMMUNITY CREATES ‘CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK’Series of Events Planned to Celebrate Pacifica High School State Football Champions OXNARD, Calif. – The Pacifica High School football team will be celebrated at various events throughout the City of Oxnard this week in honor of its recent […]

California volunteer search-and-rescue worker dies on mountain while looking for missing hiker

California volunteer search-and-rescue worker dies on mountain while looking for missing hiker

By Danielle Wallace | Fox News A California high school teacher and volunteer search-and-rescue worker – who was separated from his partner Saturday afternoon while looking for a missing hiker – was found dead on the side of a mountain in San Bernardino County near the eastern border of Los Angeles, officials confirmed. The rescue worker, Timothy Staples, 32, was reported missing after he and his […]

CA Controller Appoints Cancer Institute Founder to Governing Board of State’s Stem Cell Agency

CA Controller Appoints Cancer Institute Founder to Governing Board of State’s Stem Cell Agency

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today named a key appointee to the board that governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). CIRM was created after voters approved Proposition 71 in 2004 to accelerate stem cell treatments for patients with unmet medical needs. The Institute is overseen by a 29-member Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) composed […]

California Woman Rushed to Hospital After Being Mauled by Bengal Tigers at Animal Sanctuary

California Woman Rushed to Hospital After Being Mauled by Bengal Tigers at Animal Sanctuary

BY KATABELLA ROBERTS   A California wildlife conservationist was hospitalized after being mauled by two tigers during a terrifying incident at an animal sanctuary, KABC reported. Patty Perry, 66, the founder of Wildlife Environmental Conservation (WEC), was left with several cuts and puncture wounds following the attack in Moorpark on Dec. 7. According to the sanctuary’s attorney, Michael Bradbury, […]

Major Infectious Disease Threatening Oak Trees in California

Major Infectious Disease Threatening Oak Trees in California

BY CHRIS KARR   Experts say that there is a serious, widespread disease threatening oak trees in northern and central California, and it’s getting worse. A recent survey conducted by scientists from UC Berkeley found that the amount of oak trees infected by Sudden Oak Death (SOD) has nearly doubled since last year. “The combination of a very, very […]

California Storm Parade Continues Friday With More Rain, Feet of Sierra Snow Through the Weekend

California Storm Parade Continues Friday With More Rain, Feet of Sierra Snow Through the Weekend

The next Pacific storm will arrive Friday. Rain and Sierra snow will persist through Sunday. More local flash flooding and debris flows, rockslides are possible. Multiple feet of snow are expected in the Sierra. Another Pacific storm will surge into California Friday and last into the weekend wringing out feet of Sierra snow and more […]

CA Controller Publishes 2018 K-12 Education Salary Data

CA Controller Publishes 2018 K-12 Education Salary Data

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include self-reported salary data for K-12 education employers in the state. The data cover 398,589 positions and almost $16.40 billion in wages at employers including public school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education. While cities, counties, and special […]