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Atmospheric river bringing new storm with rain and snow to California

Atmospheric river bringing new storm with rain and snow to California

By ALEX WIGGLESWORTH, RONG-GONG LIN II Southern California residents on Friday continued to dig out from a storm that swept through the region on Thanksgiving day, bringing record rainfall to parts of the Los Angeles area and dumping snow on the mountains and high deserts. “This is pretty unreal, especially for Southern California,” said Justin Kanton, […]

Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently

Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently

By ANDREW KHOURI STAFF WRITER Prominent landlord attorney Dennis Block stood before a crowd of more than 200 at an apartment owners trade show in Pasadena and, to laughs, boasted of having evicted “more tenants than anybody else on the planet Earth.” Block said he was proud to enforce what he said America was built on: […]

Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. Voters could change that in 2020

Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. Voters could change that in 2020

By JOHN MYERS SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF  SACRAMENTO — No brand in California politics has ever had the staying power ofProposition 13, the 1978 tax cut that served as a primal scream from angry voters and became a symbol of their reluctance to pay more money for more government services. But four decades later, it is critics of […]

Nearly 84,000 duplicate voter records found in audit of California’s ‘motor voter’ system

Nearly 84,000 duplicate voter records found in audit of California’s ‘motor voter’ system

By JOHN MYERS SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF  SACRAMENTO — California’s ambitious effort to automate voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle offices produced almost 84,000 duplicate records and more than twice that number with political party mistakes, according to an audit released Friday by state officials. The analysis covered just the first five months of the new “motor […]

Utility customers will pay $10.5 billion for California wildfire costs under bill sent to Newsom

Utility customers will pay $10.5 billion for California wildfire costs under bill sent to Newsom

By TARYN LUNA Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign legislation Friday to overhaul how the state pays for utility wildfire damage — a complex bill the governor championed and moved swiftly through the California Legislature this week at Wall Street’s urging. The bill’s passage was a political victory for the governor, but some questioned whether […]

California’s population growth is the slowest in recorded history

California’s population growth is the slowest in recorded history

By JAVIER PANZAR and SARAH PARVINI California’s 2018 population growth was the slowest in state history, new demographic data show — underscoring shifting immigration patterns, declining birthrates and economic strains that are making it harder for some to afford living here. The state added 186,807 residents last year, bringing the estimated total population to 39,927,315 as of Jan. […]

Snow comes to L.A., with powder in Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Thousand Oaks

Snow comes to L.A., with powder in Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Thousand Oaks

By HANNAH FRY and ALEJANDRA REYES-VELARDE . Xav.ier Bias walked out of the Whole Foods Market in Pasadena and saw another woman looking to the ground puzzled at the white stuff covering the sidewalk. The woman wasn’t sure exactly what she was looking at. But Bias, who is originally from the East Coast, quickly set her straight. It […]

California has mismanaged its veterans home properties, audit finds

California has mismanaged its veterans home properties, audit finds

By PATRICK MCGREEVY . California has “mismanaged” properties where its state-run veterans homes are located, failing to charge market rents to private users and shortchanging programs that should benefit from the leases, a state audit concluded Tuesday. The head of the California Department of Veterans Affairs agreed with the findings and said changes would be made, […]

L.A. Times Hides Anti-Trump Editorial in Article About Their Choice Not to Publish Anti-Trump Editorial

L.A. Times Hides Anti-Trump Editorial in Article About Their Choice Not to Publish Anti-Trump Editorial

Virginia Kruta, Contributor    Hundreds of newspapers nationwide banded together on Wednesday to publish concurrent editorials attacking President Donald Trump in retaliation for his attitude toward the press. One paper, the Los Angeles Times, stood firm in its decision not to participate in the collusion spearheaded by the Boston Globe. Instead, the LA Times published an article explaining […]

‘I had no idea the flames could go that fast’: Goleta devastated by fire as record heat burns path of destruction

‘I had no idea the flames could go that fast’: Goleta devastated by fire as record heat burns path of destruction

By ANDREA CASTILLO, JOHN WILKENS and TERI FIGUEROA Firefighters on Saturday were battling a destructive fire that snaked through a hillside area of Goleta, one of several blazes that destroyed homes amid a record-setting heat wave in Southern California. Fire personnel spent the night and morning in pitched battle against the Holiday fire, which exploded Friday night amid 100-degree […]

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