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Face masks no longer required in California’s Orange County

Face masks no longer required in California’s Orange County

By Amanda Woods The interim chief health officer of Orange County, Calif., lifted the requirement for the public to wear face masks — days after his predecessor resigned amid criticism, and even death threats, over her order, according to a new report. Dr. Clayton Chau announced Thursday that while face coverings are no longer mandatory, they are […]

Police Kill Suspect Of Police Station Attack In California Vineyard Standoff

Police Kill Suspect Of Police Station Attack In California Vineyard Standoff

By Thomas Catenacci The suspect in the shooting of a California sheriff’s deputy was killed by police Thursday evening capping a multiple day search for the man, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. Suspect Mason James Lira first engaged with the police Wednesday morning when he began shooting a handgun at the police station. […]

California Assembly advances measure to allow remote voting

California Assembly advances measure to allow remote voting

By CUNEYT DIL – ASSOCIATED PRESS  SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — The California Assembly narrowly passed a proposal on Wednesday that would allow state legislators to vote remotely during emergencies, as lawmakers widely regretted not being able to act during a weeks-long recess amid the pandemic. The measure comes after other states and cities have relaxed rules to […]

Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded as Shooter Opens Fire Near Police Station in California

Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded as Shooter Opens Fire Near Police Station in California

BY JACK PHILLIPS A sheriff’s deputy in Central California was shot and injured after someone opened fire on a police station on Wednesday, authorities said. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Odom told the Associated Press that the incident occurred at around 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday in Paso Robles. The sheriff’s office also said that deputies and the California Highway Patrol responded to […]

POLITICS | California Election Results Certified; Record Number of Ballots Cast in a Primary

POLITICS | California Election Results Certified;  Record Number of Ballots Cast in a Primary

  www.sos.ca.gov  Home | Business Programs | Elections | Archives | Registries | Campaign Finance | Notary | May 2020 California Election Results Certified; Record Number of Ballots Cast in a Primary Secretary of State Alex Padilla has certified the results of the California March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Among the results: ·     9,687,076 Californians voted, the most ever in a primary election. ·     38.4% of the eligible voting age population cast ballots, the second […]

California DMV to reopen all field offices with limited service on Thursday

California DMV to reopen all field offices with limited service on Thursday

FRESNO, Calif. – Starting Thursday, all California Department of Motor Vehicles field offices will reopen to the public. Employees at all 169 offices will continue serving customers for limited services for those who have existing appointments and Californians in need of selected transactions that can only be completed in a DMV field office, including: • Paying registration for a […]

Split-Roll Initiative: California Assessors’ Association Opposes Split-Roll Measure, Says Some Counties Would Lose Revenue

Split-Roll Initiative: California Assessors’ Association Opposes Split-Roll Measure, Says Some Counties Would Lose Revenue

The California Assessors’ Association (CAA) announced June 3 that it opposes the split-roll property tax increase that recently qualified for the November ballot because the measure would be nearly impossible to implement. “The implementation costs and administrative issues raised by our analysis have only become more problematic due to pending budget cuts and hiring freezes which are being […]

After A Terrible Fire Season CAL FIRE Firefighters Resist Cut to Wages

After A Terrible Fire Season CAL FIRE Firefighters Resist Cut to Wages

SACRAMENTO, CA – CAL FIRE Local 2881 President Tim Edwards said, “Our decision to oppose the cut in wages to firefighters is not an indication of any personal disregard for the Governor and the work he has done during this difficult time.  We oppose the cut in wages because it creates chaos within the department […]

POLITICS | Another Senate Hearing Opposing AB 860 Keep the Pressure ON

POLITICS | Another Senate Hearing Opposing AB 860 Keep the Pressure ON

by Ruth Weiss, EIPCa  Director  of  Legislative  Oversigh AB 860 has made it to the Senate Appropriations Committee. GOOD NEWS:  Regardless of the shameless rejection and spurious excuses offered in response to our request and Senator Nielsen’s offered amendment forbidding the mailing of ballots to inactive voters, the combined pressure of two lawsuits, EIPCa (and […]

EVs, Solar, Wind Sidelined as State Budgets Slashed

EVs, Solar, Wind Sidelined as State Budgets Slashed

BY ALAN MCDONNELL   The future of many climate change and renewable energy projects across the United States is in serious doubt as states slash budgets due to the fallout from the CCP virus crisis. With fiscal black holes looming and taxation and other income having been decimated, state governors look set to cut back where they can to ensure […]