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Family of sole crew member who died in California boat fire sues dive boat operator

Family of sole crew member who died in California boat fire sues dive boat operator

CBS/AP The family of the lone crew member to die in a boat fire that killed all 33 passengers off the Southern California coast last year sued the vessel’s owners Monday in federal court. The lawsuit claims the owners of the Conception knew the boat was unseaworthy and that it lacked required smoke detectors, fire equipment and adequate […]

California gov pushes more illegal immigrant health care coverage, amid homeless crisis

California gov pushes more illegal immigrant health care coverage, amid homeless crisis

By Matt London | Fox News California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $222 billion state budget on Friday that calls for $80.5 million to extend health care coverage to 27,000 illegal immigrant seniors, and that’s not sitting well with Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren. “As if this state doesn’t bend over backwards enough for illegals, as if California taxpayers aren’t burdened enough by these big government programs, […]

Climate Experts Suggest Trump Was Right When He Blamed California’s Wildfires On Land Management

Climate Experts Suggest Trump Was Right When He Blamed California’s Wildfires On Land Management

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Climate experts are apparently backing President Donald Trump’s repeated arguments that California’s wildfires were a result of poor land management rather than climate change, E&E reported Thursday. Roughly 75% of damage stemming from California’s wildfires was a result of “the way we manage lands and develop our landscape,” Scott Stephens, a […]

California Police Chiefs Push Back on Law Blamed for Spike in Property Crime

California Police Chiefs Push Back on Law Blamed for Spike in Property Crime

BY BRAD JONES In November 2020, Californians will vote to either keep changes they made to their criminal justice system in 2014, or undo some of them. Five years have passed, in which Californians have seen the negative impacts of Proposition 47, says California Police Chiefs Association President Ronald Lawrence. Among those negative impacts, he said, […]

California: Water Resilience Portfolio Released for Public Review

California: Water Resilience Portfolio Released for Public Review

by Sheryl Hamlin Responding to an Executive Order issued in April 2019 by Governor Newsom, a team of State agencies has released a comprehensive inventory of California’s water resources which includes “more than 100 integrated actionable recommendations in four broad areas to help regions build water resilience as resources become available, while at the same […]

California governor seeks $1 billion to target homelessness

California governor seeks $1 billion to target homelessness

by DON THOMPSON Associated Press   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A billion-dollar investment last year has yet to curtail California’s growing homeless crisis, and with the state awash in revenue, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend a billion more on programs aimed at getting people off the streets. He signed an executive order Wednesday creating what […]

California’s transit density bill is back. What would it do to Los Angeles?

California’s transit density bill is back. What would it do to Los Angeles?

By Jenna Chandler @jennakchandler Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) and advocates for a denser California are resurrecting contentious legislation designed to force cities to allow more small multi-family housing to be built near transit. Senate Bill 50, which was introduced one year ago, would waive or relax local minimum parking requirements and density restrictions for developers looking to build housing near train […]

California Cities Turn To Hired Hooves To Help Prevent Massive Wildfires

California Cities Turn To Hired Hooves To Help Prevent Massive Wildfires

By MEGAN MANATA California has gone through several difficult fire seasons in recent years. Now, some cities are investing in unconventional fire prevention methods, including goats. Anaheim, a city southeast of Los Angeles, has recently re-upped its contract with the company Environmental Land Management to keep goats grazing on city hillsides nearly year-round. The goats […]

Fire insurance renewal mandate worries insurers, experts

Fire insurance renewal mandate worries insurers, experts

By Chris Reed California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s recent decision to put a one-year moratorium on insurance companies refusing to renew policies on homes in areas adjacent to recent devastating wildfires has garnered widely mixed reaction. Lara’s decision ensures roughly 800,000 homeowners can have policies renewed. It’s allowed under Senate Bill 824, which Lara shepherded […]

Strong snowpack is good news for California’s water supply as storms hit the mark

Strong snowpack is good news for California’s water supply as storms hit the mark

By HANNAH FRY STAFF WRITER After a slow start to California’s wet winter season, a series of storms that hammered the state at the tail end of 2019 dumped enough snow on the Sierra Nevada to kick off the new year with a solid snowpack. That is good news for the state’s water supply, which has […]