Former Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, is leaving his job with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America to join the Western States Petroleum Association, according to an announcement on Monday, March 27, 2017.
During the height of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the California National Guard paid millions of dollars in enlistment incentives to soldiers who did not qualify for them. After years of trying to recoup the bonuses, the debt will be waived for most soldiers.
In an interview airing Sunday, March 26, 2017, on NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd,” Gov. Jerry Brown said he won’t allow President Donald Trump to deport millions of people and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In the Salinas Valley, where John Steinbeck penned “East of Eden,” aging greenhouses that long produced world-renowned cut flowers are being converted to grow cannabis. Monterey County officials predict a windfall of tax revenues as marijuana moves into the fabled agricultural region.
Amid rising rates of teens vaping with e-cigarettes and an explosion of fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco products, health officials and high school teen groups are trying to crush the temptation to try nicotine.
Maj. Joseph Lovelace believes he was punished by the California National Guard for talking to The Sacramento Bee for stories published in 2011. The reports detailed wasteful spending, illegal retention bonuses and deteriorated conditions at Camp Roberts, an Army post near Paso Robles.
So far, Obama is keeping things low-key, despite clamoring from Democrats for him to do more. But the unprecedented nature of this particular post-presidency means his respite could be brief. Not only are the Obamas still young and unusually popular for a post-White House couple, their decision to stay in Washington while their younger daughter finishes high school has combined with the compulsion of the new Trump administration to keep pulling them back into the spotlight.
In seven of the 14 California congressional districts held by Republicans, Hillary Clinton outpolled Donald Trump and Democrats hope that, coupled with such issues as immigration and health care, could translate into congressional gains next year. But turnout could be the key factor.
House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the congressman's spokesman said Monday.
California environmental regulators, taking a defiant stand against President Donald Trump, reaffirmed their commitment Thursday to tough air pollution standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars. The California Air Resources Board, meeting in Riverside, voted to stick with tailpipe emissions regulations that were launched in California and adopted by former President Barack Obama.
More than 1,000 people marched through Sacramento on March 25, 2017, in an annual event honoring Cesar Chavez. This year, many participants voiced concerns about President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday when an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused the organizer of the event with pepper spray and was immediately set upon by a group of Trump supporters.
Friday’s death of the Republican health care legislation surprised lawmakers, stakeholders and voters alike. Since many Americans don’t realize Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing, McClatchy offers a quick Q&A on what the failed repeal effort means for consumers.
California lawmakers will be presented soon with a package to raise billions of dollars to maintain and repair roads. Supporters say state highways and local roads are falling into disrepair because of a lack of funding. Any package needs to pass with a two-thirds vote and supporters have set an April 6, 2017, deadline.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said a scheduled public hearing for next week was canceled so that they could get vital, but classified, information from the directors of the FBI and the NSA. But the ranking Democrat on the committee said he believes it was to dodge urged by a White House upset at the notion that the committee will be putting out more public information
In the November 2016 election, California voters approved Proposition 57, establishing earlier parole opportunities for nonviolent felons. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said new rules it has developed will help keep the prison population below a court-ordered limit.
More teens are turning to fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco, raising concerns that sweetened e-cigarettes and cigarillos are a gateway to nicotine addiction. A California anti-tobacco campaign targeting teens has ramped up in high schools and at a recent state Capitol rally on Kick Butts Day.
California teens speak out against candy-flavored tobacco at state Capitol
Watch protesters march and dance in 17th Annual Cesar Chavez March
House Speaker Ryan says pulled health care bill is a 'setback'