Month: July 2024

California

Would California Gov. Gavin Newsom run for president?

President Joe Biden’s announcement on Sunday that he will no longer continue his 2024 reelection bid thanked Vice President Kamala Harris for being “an exceptional partner.”He then endorsed her as his successor. “My very first decision as the party nominee in 2020 was to pick Kamala Harris as my Vice President. And it’s been the […]

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California

President Biden praised by Southern California Democrats after dropping re-election bid – Orange County Register

President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference Thursday. (AP) Praise for President Joe Biden from Southern California Democrats rolled in Sunday morning after the president said he would step aside from his re-election bid. “Joe Biden has accomplished more as president than most presidents in recent memory,” said Rep. Lou Correa, an Orange County […]

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California

Black families fight for land taken from ancestors in Coloma, Calif.

COLOMA, Calif. (AP) — In a tiny town where the California gold rush began, Black families are seeking restitution for land that was taken from their ancestors to make way for a state park now frequented by fourth graders learning about the state’s history. Their efforts in Coloma, a town of around 300 people that’s […]

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Despite noble intentions, California’s environmental law is hurting Latinos

Latinos in California face significant disparities in income, homeownership and education compared with their counterparts in other states with substantial Latino populations such as Texas and Florida. Our state’s housing crisis is a big part of the explanation, and one cause of the crisis is the perversion of a well-intentioned 1970 law, the California Environmental […]

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California

How reducing solitary confinement can save California millions – Orange County Register

In this 2019 file photo, an inmate looks out a window in his solitary confinement cell at the Main Jail in San Jose, Calif., on Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) California faces a tough reality as a budgetary shortfall threatens to undercut many of the social programs we have invested in. While the […]

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Elon Musk says he’s moving SpaceX, X headquarters from California to Texas

FILE – Elon Musk appears at an event, Nov. 2, 2023, in London. Musk posted to social media company X on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, that he plans on moving SpaceX from Hawthorne, Calif., to Starbase, Texas. X will move to Austin from San Francisco. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) […]

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California

What is Project 2025, and how does it target California? – Orange County Register

Copies of the Heritage Foundation’s “Project 2025: Mandate for Leadership” set out during the conservative group’s summit in National Harbor, Md. on April 21, 2023. A Heritage Foundation questionnaire testing the ideology of potential recruits for the next Republican presidential administration illustrates the extent to which Donald Trump has transformed the conservative movement in his […]

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California

Black families fight for California Gold Country land taken from their ancestors

COLOMA — In a tiny town where the California gold rush began, Black families are seeking restitution for land that was taken from their ancestors to make way for a state park now frequented by fourth graders learning about the state’s history. Their efforts in Coloma, a town of around 300 people that’s located about […]

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City Council

EDITORIAL: City Council should not annex Amara | Editorials | #citycouncil

The Colorado Springs City Council faces a pivotal moment Tuesday that requires a commitment to conservative principles of prudence, fiscal responsibility and safeguarding the long-term welfare of our community. The proposed annexation of Amara — a 3,000-acre tract southeast of and noncontiguous with the city — demands scrutiny for its financial implications and alignment with […]

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Mayor

County mayor announces goal to eliminate traffic fatalities on Kaua‘i by 2040 : Kauai Now

July 21, 2024, 1:00 AM HST Mayor Derek Kawakami high-fives a keiki on Bike & Skateboard Safety Day July 20, 2024. Photo credit: Wilcox Medical Center A new Kaua‘i County initiative aims to eliminate traffic fatalities on the Garden Isle by 2040. Kaua‘i County Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami announced the Vision Zero initiative during the […]

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