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Tesla Accounting Chief Quit After Elon Musk Ignored Pitfalls of Going Private

Tesla Accounting Chief Quit After Elon Musk Ignored Pitfalls of Going Private

By Joshua Caplan Dave Morton, Tesla’s now-former Chief Accounting Officer, resigned over concerns that executives were uninterested in addressing problems associated with taking the embattled electric automotive company private. In a statement released Friday, Morton, who quit Tesla on September 4, said his departure was prompted by increased levels of public scrutiny surrounding the car company. “Since I joined Tesla on […]

NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

By Michelle Moons “It’s a big day for trade, big day for our country, a lot of people though we’d never get here because we all negotiate tough. We do, so does Mexico,” said Trump. Trump told reporters he wanted to do away with the name NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in favor of […]

California’s Amended Net Neutrality Bill Moves to Final Assembly Floor Vote

California’s Amended Net Neutrality Bill Moves to Final Assembly Floor Vote

By Chriss Street California’s heavily amended “Net Neutrality” legislation passed out of committee this week and moved to a final floor vote as the clock ticks down on the August 31 fiscal year deadline. Sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the SB-822 Communications: Broadband Internet Access Service bill has sustained given major amending rounds, but now seems […]

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Indicted for Misusing Campaign Funds

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Indicted for Misusing Campaign Funds

By Joel B. Pollak A federal grand jury indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and his wife on Tuesday evening on charges of misusing $250,000 of campaign funds for personal expenses. Hunter, the scion of a Southern California political dynasty, represents the state’s 50th congressional district, which includes eastern San Diego County and parts of Riverside County. […]

Trump Interior Secretary Wants to Log California Forests to Limit Wildfires

Trump Interior Secretary Wants to Log California Forests to Limit Wildfires

By Chriss Street Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said during a visit to fire-ravaged regions of California this weekend that the Trump administration would seek changes in forestry management policies to reduce the severity of wildfires. Zinke was in Redding, California, to tour the devastation of the Carr Fire and advocate for President Donald Trump’s plan to […]

California Hardest Hit as 177 Wildfires Burn Across America

California Hardest Hit as 177 Wildfires Burn Across America

By Chriss Street The U.S. National Preparedness Center issued its highest Level 5alert on Tuesday as 63 of the 177 large wildfires burning across America are rated “uncontained.” California is the hardest-hit state, with 21 major wildfires. President Donald Trump granted Gov. Herry Brown’s request and issued an emergency declaration Saturday morning that authorizes the U.S. Federal Emergency Management […]

National Right to Work Foundation Demands SEIU Refund $100 Million to CA State Workers

National Right to Work Foundation Demands SEIU Refund $100 Million to CA State Workers

By Chriss Street The National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) is demanding the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) refund up to $100 million in union fees to California state workers. The move follows the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision banning unions from automatically deducting fees from non-members’ paychecks. The NRTWF announced that the Janus decision strengthens its class-action suit, titled Hamidi et […]

Tijuana Resident Impersonated U.S. Citizen to Steal $361,000 in Government Benefits

Tijuana Resident Impersonated U.S. Citizen to Steal $361,000 in Government Benefits

By Chriss Street A Mexican citizen living in Tijuana with 40 aliases was sent to U.S. prison after admitting he assumed an American identity to collect almost $361,000 in government benefits fraudulently. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California announced that Andres Avelino Anduaga, a Mexican citizen living in Tijuana, had admitted to obtaining […]

Gun Rights Groups Sue California AG Over ‘Bullet Button Assault Weapon’ Registration Failures

Gun Rights Groups Sue California AG Over ‘Bullet Button Assault Weapon’ Registration Failures

By ARW Hawkins Four gun rights groups are suing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra over failures of the “bullet button assault weapon” registration system. The deadline for registering “bullet button assault weapons” was 11:59:59 pm on June 30. On July 9 Breitbart News reported that numerous registrants said they had seen the personal information of other registrants while […]

San Francisco Loses Medical Convention Over Unsafe, Squalid Streets

San Francisco Loses Medical Convention Over Unsafe, Squalid Streets

By Adelle Nazarian A major medical association has backed out of holding its annual 15,000-attendee convention in San Francisco after a 20-pound bag of feces was dumped on a sidewalk in the city last week. The unnamed, Chicago-based medical association’s decision to hold the convention elsewhere leaves San Francisco with a $40 million loss and the […]