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Jamaica aim to slay another giant, face US in Gold Cup final

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Los Angeles (AFP) – Jamaica are out to end North America’s stranglehold on the CONCACAF Gold Cup when they take on the favored United States Wednesday in the final at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The arrival of Bruce Arena’s men in the title match of the regional championship for North and Central America is no surprise. Show More Summary

California Supreme Court narrows 3-strikes ballot measure

The California Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of a state ballot measure that allowed some three-strike inmates to get shorter prison terms. In a unanimous ruling on Monday, the … Click to Continue »

Attorneys say California Capitol brawl was 'mutual combat'

Attorneys for counter-protesters facing rioting charges from last year's California state Capitol brawl say their clients were engaged in "mutual combat" with white nationalists. Defense attorney Mark Reichel said Monday … Click to Continue »

‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Island Plaza’ & ‘Midway’ Among Films Awarded CA Tax Credits

Captain Marvel, Paramount’s Island Plaza & the Roland Emmerich-helmed Midway are among the big-budget big-screen projects that scored big bucks from the Golden State today as the California Film Commission announced the latest tax credits recipients. Show More Summary

Can Cities and States Step Up to Fight Climate Change?

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) California Governor Jerry Brown, surrounded by lawmakers, speaks of the passage of a pair of climate change measures on July 17, 2017, in Sacramento. I n mid-July, California Governor Jerry Brown and former...Show More Summary

Study Identifies New Brain Death Pathway in Alzheimer's Disease

In a new study published today, Arizona State University-Banner Health neuroscientist Salvatore Oddo and his colleagues from Phoenix's Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) -- as well as the University of California, Irvine, and Mount Sinai in New York -- have identified a new way for brain cells to become fated to die during Alzheimer's diseases.

Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say

As glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientist predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from higher tides. Conservative estimates range from an increase of about one to four feet in sea-level rise by the end of the century. Experts...

CA: California's Controversial Gas Tax Will Soon Repave the Roads

State highway officials announced Friday they will launch 13 highway resurfacing projects this month with upcoming funds from Senate Bill 1, the controversial gas taxes and fee increases recently approved by the legislature.

Brickbat: We Know All About You

16 hours agoNews : Reason

The leaders of the Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Jewish, Latino, LGBT and Women's caucuses in the California state legislature have asked lobbying firms to give them demographic data—including race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation—on their employees.

Former California GOP Senate leader Dave Cogdill dies

Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill has died after battling pancreatic cancer. Cogdill's family said the Central Valley Republican died at his home in Manteca Sunday morning. He was 66. … Click to Continue »

Political Road Map: You'll get to vote on a part of Sacramento's big climate change plans

As part of their plan to cut California’s greenhouse gas emissions, lawmakers in Sacramento are backing a boost in the size of the state’s Constitution. Already one of the longest governing blueprints of any state, the California Constitution could be amended under a provision contained in last...

No surprise that unions are eager for new voting system

SACRAMENTO — California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and a host of union officials are savaging the Republican-controlled Orange County Board of Supervisors for its recent rejection of a plan to replace the current voting system with a vote-by-mail alternative. They accuse the board of partisanship, but they are the ones playing power politics. Padilla, […]

The handouts and cronyism behind bipartisan cap-and-trade deal

Despite the cost and controversy associated with it, the California Legislature recently reauthorized the state’s first-in-the-nation cap-and-trade system for another 10 years, until 2030. The reauthorization fulfills one of the major policy goals of Gov. Show More Summary

Thread before the Gardening Thread: Feeling Good with Other People's Money (State Edition) [KT]

Serving your mid-day open thread needs Great. It looks like the State of California is bailing out Tesla. "Tesla will soon hit the limit of the federal tax rebates.... " It's not like things are...

Cap-and-trade is only the start of California's effort to fight climate change

To the editor: Bjorn Lomborg, the “skeptical environmentalist,” is really an economist first. He thinks our “carbon-cutting commitments will be expensive for the state while achieving slightly more than nothing for the planet.” (“California is handling climate change all wrong,” July 20) The purpose...

Long Beach man claims lotto officials withheld $5-million prize because his underage son bought his ticket

A Long Beach man is suing the state and the California Lottery Commission, claiming he was denied $5 million in prize money because his 16-year-old son purchased his winning ticket. In October, Ward Thomas sent his son to buy five scratchers from a Mobil gas station on Bellflower Boulevard in Long...

Long Beach man claims lotto officials withheld $5-million prize because his underage son bought his ticket

A Long Beach man is suing the state and the California Lottery Commission, claiming he was denied $5 million in prize money because his 16-year-old son purchased his winning ticket. In October, Ward Thomas sent his son to buy five scratchers from a Mobil gas station on Bellflower Boulevard in Long...

L.A. County sues over reopening of Aliso Canyon

L.A. County is suing state regulators and Southern California Gas Co. for failing to conduct required safety and environmental studies and to turn over public documents before reopening the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility. State regulators announced this week that Aliso Canyon could resume natural...

Caltrans fast-tracking 4 Orange County road repair and construction projects

In anticipation of Senate Bill 1 funds, the California State Transportation Agency and Caltrans on Friday, July 21, announced plans to fast-track dozens of road repair and construction projects statewide – four of them in Orange County. The bill, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, was signed into law in late April. It […]

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