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California Assembly passes rent-cap bill

SACRAMENTO — In a dramatic victory for tenant advocates, the California Assembly narrowly passed a statewide rent-cap proposal on Wednesday night amid mounting pressure for lawmakers to protect renters from the steepest of increases in a hot rental market. If the bill clears the Senate,…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Trump administration pulls $929 million in funding for California high-speed rail

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Railroad Administration announced Thursday that it terminated a 2010 agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority and will pull a nearly $929 million federal grant. In a release, the FRA — part of the U.S. Department of Transportation — said…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 17, 2019

Trump administration pulls $929 million in funding for California high-speed rail

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Railroad Administration announced Thursday that it terminated a 2010 agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority and will pull a nearly $929 million federal grant. In a release, the FRA — part of the U.S. Department of Transportation — said…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 17, 2019

California reporter vows to protect source after police raid

A freelance journalist is vowing to protect his source after San Francisco police raided his home and office while keeping him handcuffed for several hours as part of a criminal invest igation, according to a newspaper report. Bryan Carmody told the Los Angeles Times that…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 13, 2019

California overhauls sex education guidance for teachers

California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to LGBT teenagers for navigating relationships and having safe sex. LGBT advocates praised the new recommendations for giving attention to a community…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 9, 2019

California woman accused of attempting to drown newborn in McDonald’s restroom avoids jail time

A California woman accused of trying to drown her newborn in a McDonald’s restroom avoided jail time last week after striking a plea deal with prosecutors and pleading no contest to felony child endangerment. Sarah Jane Lockner, 27, received four years of supervised probation and…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

California woman accused of attempting to drown newborn in McDonald’s restroom avoids jail time

A California woman accused of trying to drown her newborn in a McDonald’s restroom avoided jail time last week after striking a plea deal with prosecutors and pleading no contest to felony child endangerment. Sarah Jane Lockner, 27, received four years of supervised probation and…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

California Senate approves bill requiring presidential candidates to submit tax returns

The California Legislature is trying again to force presidential candidates to publicly disclose their tax returns, hoping a new Democratic governor known for his clashes with President Donald Trump won’t block them this time. The state Senate voted 27-10 on Thursday to require anyone appearing…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 6, 2019

California May Ban Schools From Suspending Students For ‘Willful Defiance’

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The California State Senate voted to ban schools and principals from suspending students for “willful defiance” of teachers, staff, and administrators. The Senate approved SB 419 Monday by a vote of 30-8. It moves to the Assembly next. A similar bill was…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 25, 2019

Increasing presence of homeless people seeking shelter at San Francisco airport

San Francisco is struggling with a surge of homeless people seeking shelter inside San Francisco International Airport. San Francisco International Airport welcomes the world to the City by the Bay, but the airport said homeless people have discovered the airport as a temporary shelter; especially…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sacramento wants to tax soda, tires, guns, water, pain pills, lawyers, car batteries…

To plagiarize T.S. Eliot, April is the cruelest month. But not for the reasons the poet wrote. Rather, for all the taxes. And there are bills in the Legislature to make taxes sting even worse. By April 10, Californians must pay their local property taxes.…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 8, 2019

Newsom seeks to counter Trump as he makes world stage debut in El Salvador

Gov. Gavin Newsom knelt on a pew Sunday in the lower level of the Catedral Metropolitana, quietly saying a prayer before the tomb of Saint Oscar Romero at the start of a trip to better understand the history of violence and oppression the country’s hero…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 8, 2019

Delay sought on ruling allowing high-capacity ammo magazines

It appears the shipment of high-capacity ammunition magazines into California has started for the first time in nearly two decades after a judge tossed out a ban on sales and purchases of the items, the state attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

California GOP’s vanishing act gets worse with latest voter numbers

When Jessica Millan Patterson was chosen to run the California Republican Party last month, she promised to bring the moribund group back to political life by attracting more people to the GOP. California’s latest voter registration figures show just how difficult that task is likely…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 15, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop death penalty in California, giving reprieves to 737 death row inmates

About 750 condemned inmates are living out their lives on death row at San Quentin State Prison, California’s oldest state prison which opened in 1852.  By Randy Pench Gov. Gavin Newsom is putting a moratorium on the death penalty in California, sparing the lives of more…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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