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How to Stay Organized When You’re (Almost) Always Home

How to Stay Organized When You’re (Almost) Always Home

BY CHRIS KARR   Benjamin Franklin once said, “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” When we’re constantly on-the-go, it’s easier to overlook a lack of tidiness. But when you spend most of your time at home, scientific studies indicate clutter in the home can have a negative impact on your life. “It’s especially important for […]

Privacy Advocates Decry Widespread Sharing of Drivers’ Data in California

Privacy Advocates Decry Widespread Sharing of Drivers’ Data in California

BY CHRIS KARR The California State Auditor recently criticized law enforcement agencies in four of the state’s most populous counties for indiscriminately gathering, storing, and sharing records for millions of drivers. Automated license plate readers (ALPR) collect information about drivers’ whereabouts and movements daily. The ALPR data is collected for random drivers—anybody on the road may have his […]

Homelessness Key Issue at 2020’s First Budget Hearing in California

Homelessness Key Issue at 2020’s First Budget Hearing in California

BY CHRIS KARR The pressing issue of homelessness took center stage at the California State Assembly’s first budget hearing on Jan. 22.  Governor Gavin Newsom announced his 2020–21 budget Jan. 10, and will be finalized this summer after a series of hearings examining its proposals.  According to Budget Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) and legislative analyst […]

Some Landlords Say Goodbye to California

Some Landlords Say Goodbye to California

BY CHRIS KARR Multiple new laws went into effect in the past month in California that are meant to protect tenants. But some landlords say the state has become too restrictive for them, and they’re taking their business elsewhere.  “The rules are getting harder and harder here to comply with, and our long-term prospects are looking worse and […]

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 […]