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California parents mobilize after feeling ‘political disillusionment’

California parents mobilize after feeling ‘political disillusionment’

By MACKENZIE MAYS SACRAMENTO — Parents across California are protesting outside district offices, circulating petitions and dialing into school board meetings with a fury never before seen in the blue state. Gone is the fear of being politically incorrect by siding with Donald Trump or facing criticism for not caring about teachers. Instead, parents in the […]

‘It’s all fallen apart’: Newsom scrambles to save California — and his career

‘It’s all fallen apart’: Newsom scrambles to save California — and his career

By DAVID SIDERS and CARLA MARINUCCI The Democrat leading the nation’s biggest state is facing a raging pandemic, vaccine distribution problems and a nascent recall drive. LOS ANGELES — California is running so low on oxygen that officials are telling emergency crews to conserve supplies. Ambulances in Los Angeles are backed up outside emergency rooms, sometimes for hours. […]

Newsom sends his children back to school classrooms in California

Newsom sends his children back to school classrooms in California

By MACKENZIE MAYS SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday his children have returned to in-person learning under a “phased-in approach” as many schools across the state remain shuttered due to Covid-19 — including nearly all public schools in Sacramento County where the governor lives. The news: Newsom said at a news conference that his four children, […]

Newsom nears pivotal decision: Should California try to reopen again?

Newsom nears pivotal decision: Should California try to reopen again?

By VICTORIA COLLIVER OAKLAND — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says California is “turning a corner” on the pandemic weeks after locking down various sectors in a desperate bid to thwart a summer surge. But that puts the Democratic leader at a crossroads. Should California reopen gyms, churches and malls again? Newsom will face his toughest test […]

California reopens churches 3 days after Trump threatened to ‘override’ states

California reopens churches 3 days after Trump threatened to ‘override’ states

By MACKENZIE MAYS SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom gave California churches the green light Monday to reopen, three days after President Donald Trump threatened to “override” states that continued to block in-person religious services due to the pandemic. Newsom also was facing pressure from more than 1,200 California pastors who vowed to resume services this upcoming Sunday regardless of what […]

Barbers, beauticians plan to sue Newsom over stay-at-home order

Barbers, beauticians plan to sue Newsom over stay-at-home order

By CARLA MARINUCCI, Politico  OAKLAND — The professional organization representing 500,000 California barbers and hair salon owners announced Wednesday it will sue Gov. Gavin Newsom this week in an attempt to reopen as soon as possible. The Professional Beauty Federation of California announced Wednesday it has retained the Center for American Liberty, headed by San Francisco attorney Harmeet Dhillon, […]

POLITICS | How power shutoffs are changing California’s way of life

POLITICS | How power shutoffs are changing California’s way of life

By MACKENZIE MAYS, ANGELA HART and COLBY BERMEL SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Joe Fatula left the Bay Area in 2017 wanting to settle down in the mountains somewhere quiet. He chose Colfax, a small town rich with Gold Country history, and became mayor last year with the goal of boosting business on Main Street. But his sanctuary turned apocalyptic in […]

Progressive Uygur seeks Hill seat, blurs picture for Democrats

Progressive Uygur seeks Hill seat, blurs picture for Democrats

By JEREMY B. WHITE OAKLAND — Progressive journalist Cenk Uygur is seeking the California House seat vacated by former Rep. Katie Hill, raising the prospects of an intra-Democrat clash as the party seeks to preserve its 2018 California gains. As founder and host of the Young Turks news program, Uygur has built a reputation and following […]

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Senior White House aides met Sunday afternoon to discuss how to roll out the controversial move affecting hundreds of thousands of Dreamers. By ELIANA JOHNSON 09/03/2017 08:21 PM EDT Updated 09/03/2017 08:25 PM EDT President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according […]

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces. By JOSH MEYER When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a […]

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