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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, […]

Sierra snowpack withering in California’s dry winter. New satellite image shows the bad news

Sierra snowpack withering in California’s dry winter. New satellite image shows the bad news

BY DALE KASLER The image is disturbing and leaves little doubt about California’s growing predicament: The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is a sad whisper of it was a year ago, a withering testament to the lack of precipitation in the state’s increasingly dry winter. The National Weather Service tweeted satellite images of the Sierra on […]

POLITICS | Legislative Republicans Lead Efforts to Repeal and Replace Anti-Worker Law

POLITICS | Legislative Republicans Lead Efforts to Repeal and Replace Anti-Worker Law

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus have introduced a legislative package to counteract the job-killing impacts of Assembly Bill 5 (2019).  Senate Bill 806, authored by Senate Republican Leader Grove and co-authored by members of the Senate Republican Caucus, would repeal and replace AB 5 with a new test […]

Federal Judge Denies Injunction Against California Anti-Contractor Law After Admitting It Causes Harm

Federal Judge Denies Injunction Against California Anti-Contractor Law After Admitting It Causes Harm

BY MATTHEW VADUM   A federal judge refused to grant Uber and Postmates an injunction against California’s unusually restrictive anti-contractor law, even after acknowledging the law would cause the two companies “irreparable harm.” The law, known as AB5, forces companies to reclassify their freelancers as employees, which goes against their business model. When it took effect Jan. 1, […]

Nonprofit Founders ‘Upset and Freaked Out’ by California’s AB 5

Nonprofit Founders ‘Upset and Freaked Out’ by California’s AB 5

BY JAMIE JOSEPH   IRVINE, Calif.—“I was quite depressed when AB 5 went into law,” said Sylvia Amorino, founder of a non-profit organization called Solo Opera. Her organization is one of many non-profits that depend on hiring contract workers. Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which went into effect Jan. 1, prohibits the use of contractors in […]