Feinstein is back, and so is the California Senate race

Feinstein is back, and so is the California Senate race

[ad_1] Rep. Barbara Lee stood to benefit from that outcome more than Reps. Adam Schiff or Katie Porter. Newsom angered some Black voters by replacing the newly elevated Vice President Kamala Harris with Sen. Alex Padilla, the state’s first Latino senator — a choice that left the Senate without any Black women. The governor later … Read more

California lawmaker running for Congress is arrested for drunk driving

California lawmaker running for Congress is arrested for drunk driving

[ad_1] Min was pulled over near the state Capitol by the California Highway Patrol when he drove through a red light with his headlights off, according to the arrest report. Officers conducted a DUI test and arrested him on suspicion of driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. He was booked into … Read more

California passes most stringent diesel-engine emissions rules: ‘Fighting for air’

California passes most stringent diesel-engine emissions rules: ‘Fighting for air’

[ad_1] California has passed stringent new rules to limit emissions from diesel-fueled locomotive engines, putting the state on track to implement the most ambitious regulations on high-polluting railways in the country. The landmark step taken by the California Air Resources Board (Carb), which regulates California’s air quality, requires the phase-out of inefficient locomotive engines more … Read more

Eleni Kounalakis first to launch campaign for California governor in 2026

Eleni Kounalakis first to launch campaign for California governor in 2026

[ad_1] Her formal entry jumpstarts the race and puts pressure on other would-be contenders to announce gubernatorial bids of their own, perhaps sooner than they otherwise planned. California statewide campaigns are among the most expensive in the country, with TV ads in major markets costing millions each week and politicians taking years and even decades … Read more

Two of 17 Sikhs arrested in California sought in murder cases in India: Police

Two of 17 Sikhs arrested in California sought in murder cases in India: Police

[ad_1] Washington: Two of the 17 Sikhs arrested in California over the weekend from two rival gangs are facing murder charges in several cases in India, while another two are sought in other criminal cases, officials here said Wednesday. The two Sikhs who are facing murder charges in India are Pavittar Singh and Husandeep Singh, … Read more

RJR uses California as test market for skirting upcoming national menthol cigarette ban

RJR uses California as test market for skirting upcoming national menthol cigarette ban

[ad_1] Menthol cigarettes make up nearly 40 percent of cigarette sales and are particularly popular in minority communities. About 90 percent of Black smokers report using menthol products. RJR, whose Newport brand is one of the most popular menthol cigarettes on the market, has been packaging its new cigarettes in blue and green boxes — … Read more

Schooled: LA superintendent gets crash course in California union politics

Schooled: LA superintendent gets crash course in California union politics

[ad_1] “I am grateful that we reached an agreement with UTLA in a manner that reflects the dedicated work of our employees, provides a better academic experience for our students and raises the standards of compensation in Los Angeles and across the country,” Carvalho said in a statement. It was a critical moment for Carvalho, … Read more

Authorities lock down California Capitol after ‘credible threat’

Authorities lock down California Capitol after ‘credible threat’

[ad_1] A letter from the California Secretary of State’s office urged legislators and staff who hadn’t come into Capitol offices yet to work at home and directed those on the grounds to stay in their offices. | David Paul Morris/Getty Images SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Legislators and their staff huddled inside offices for several hours Thursday … Read more

California rolls back caste-bias case partially, right-wing Hindus claim victory

California rolls back caste-bias case partially, right-wing Hindus claim victory

[ad_1] Washington: California state has dropped its allegations of caste-based bias by two Indian-descent employees of IT giant Cisco but will continue the larger case against the company. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing had filed this case in 2020 based on a complaint from an unidentified employee of the company making it the … Read more

Biden-backed California rule pushes clean trucks

Biden-backed California rule pushes clean trucks

[ad_1] California officials celebrated the approval, but were also working to smooth out a last-minute spat with truck manufacturers that is holding up the approval of another tailpipe regulation. EPA was set to approve a third waiver covering California’s “omnibus” rule, but held back amid the last-minute spat with the industry. The rule would reduce … Read more