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California DAs Announce Help For Crime Victims As State Releases Violent Offenders Early

California DAs Announce Help For Crime Victims As State Releases Violent Offenders Early

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square This Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo shows a parked car with a broken front window after a smash-and-grab break-in in Los Angeles.  AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes (The Center Square) – Several California district attorneys say they want to expand help for victims of crimes in the wake of a new […]

California Unemployment Claims Increase For A Fourth Straight Week

California Unemployment Claims Increase For A Fourth Straight Week

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California’s unemployment rate continues to soar after jobless claims increased statewide last week for the fourth consecutive week. California workers filed roughly 68,100 jobless claims the week ending Aug. 14, up 2,600 from the previous week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday, the highest level […]

California Supreme Court Denies Cannabis For Prison Inmates.

California Supreme Court Denies Cannabis For Prison Inmates.

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California’s high court has reversed a lower court’s ruling declaring that inmates in state prisons have the right to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. The California Supreme Court ruled the incarcerated aren’t entitled to carry cannabis on them while in the custody of a state […]

School Board, Parent Groups Sue Newsom Over Mask Mandate

School Board, Parent Groups Sue Newsom Over Mask Mandate

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – At least one California school board and two parent groups are suing Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to his statewide mask mandate, which includes requiring K-12 students to wear masks indoors during the school year. The Orange County Board of Education filed a petition with […]

Part-Time Professor Charged With Arson In Series Of California Fires

Part-Time Professor Charged With Arson In Series Of California Fires

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A part-time college lecturer who worked at several California colleges has been arrested for allegedly committing arson in remote forested areas of Northern California near the Dixie Fire. The cause of the Dixie Fire has not yet been determined. The suspect, Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, […]

Landlords Sue Los Angeles For $100M Over Eviction Moratorium

Landlords Sue Los Angeles For $100M Over Eviction Moratorium

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A property management company is suing the city of Los Angeles for $100 million over its eviction moratorium. GHP Management Corp. and 13 companies owned by real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer say the eviction moratorium has caused “astronomical” financial losses and that it’s legally entitled to compensation from […]

Los Angeles School District Drops Mandatory Vaccination Requirement Months After Being Sued

Los Angeles School District Drops Mandatory Vaccination Requirement Months After Being Sued

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has dropped its mandatory vaccine requirement as a condition for employment four months after it was sued. The district agreed to drop the policy after employees and the group California Educators for Medical Freedom sued with the help […]

Iowa Senators Bristling At California’s Prop 12, Sponsor EATS Act

Iowa Senators Bristling At California’s Prop 12, Sponsor EATS Act

Mary Stroka | The Center Square  (The Center Square) – Iowa senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, both Republicans, are taking California to task in response to Prop 12, the California Farm Animal Confinement Proposition. Grassley and Ernst have co-sponsored Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act, they each announced in news releases Aug. 5. Prop 12 mandates that beginning in 2022, […]

Newsom Attorneys Defend Legality Of Business Closures In Court

Newsom Attorneys Defend Legality Of Business Closures In Court

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A couple of California businesses are continuing their fight to prove Gov. Gavin Newsom unlawfully closed their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  California’s 5th District Court of Appeals heard remote arguments Thursday morning in Ghost Golf et al. vs. Newsom.  Originally filed Oct. 28, 2020, […]

UC Irvine Lab Assistant Sues California Over Union Officials Seizing Dues

UC Irvine Lab Assistant Sues California Over Union Officials Seizing Dues

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A University of California Irvine lab assistant has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the university and its union, the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) union, and the state of California. UPTE is an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). With […]