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California

California advances bill to ban food dyes from schools

Yesterday, the California Assembly voted to advance the School Food Safety Act (AB-2316), a bill that bans seven harmful dyes, including titanium dioxide, from foods served at California’s public schools. The Assembly’s action recognizes that there is no place in school foods for dangerous chemicals linked to hyperactivity and other adverse neurobehavioral effects and possible […]

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California

California’s Supreme Court to decide whether Prop. 22 stays

The California Supreme Court appears poised to uphold Proposition 22, the voter initiative that allows Uber, Lyft and other gig economy companies to classify their ride hail and delivery drivers as independent contractors rather than as employees. As justices on the state’s top court heard arguments Tuesday afternoon on the constitutionality of the law, their […]

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California

Lara Trump’s R.N.C. Sets Its Sights on—California?

On my way to the California Republican convention, my mom, who has lived in the Bay Area for decades, asked why I would even bother going to such a sideshow. “It’s a blue state,” she said. “Democrats run it.” I rattled off reasons: California has the most registered Republicans of any state. Six competitive districts […]

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California

Mexican Citizens In California Could Play Key Role In Country’s Upcoming Election

Fong defeated fellow Republican and Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux in the 20th Congressional District, in the state’s Central Valley farm belt. The two will face off once again in November, but this time, the winner will serve a full two-year term. Based on their line of questioning, California Supreme Court justices seemed to be […]

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California

California Supreme Court seems poised to leave Prop. 22 unchanged – Orange County Register

Rideshare driver and SEIU Gig Workers Union member John Mejia, center, speaks during a press conference outside of the Supreme Court of California in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Prop 22, a ballot measure that allows rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft to classify their […]

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City Council

Newly elected Lakeway City Council members sworn in | #citycouncil

Lakeway City Council members Mike Sherman, Jennifer Szimanski and Kelly Brynteson were sworn in May 20 following the May 4 elections. What else? At the May 20 meeting, Lakeway City Council members said goodbye to Mayor Pro Tem Louis Mastrangelo, who has served on the dais for over five years and did not seek re-election. […]

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Alaska

Bronson, LaFrance challenge each other’s record during Anchorage Chamber mayoral debate | #alaska | #politics

Anchorage mayor Dave Bronson (left) and mayoral candidate Suzanne LaFrance answer questions during an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce debate held at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage on Monday, April 29, 2024. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media) The two candidates in Anchorage’s mayoral runoff election faced off in a debate Monday hosted by the local Chamber of […]

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California

California budget deficit revives battle over school funding

School children line up to board a school bus at Treeview Elementary School in Hayward, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2024. Financial support for the nearly 6 million students in California’s public schools is not only the largest chunk of the state budget, but for the past half-century it has been its most contentious element. This year […]

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California

PEPSICO BEVERAGES NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA-BASED ELECTRIC FLEET WILL MORE THAN TRIPLE WITH LATEST DEPLOYMENT

Tesla Semi Trucks Will Operate Out of Fresno Facility and E-Transit Vans Will Serve Customers Across California PURCHASE, N.Y., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Today PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) announced the expansion of its electric-powered fleet across California. In the next several months, fifty Class 8 Tesla Semi trucks will operate out of its […]

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City Council

Chicago City Council expected to take up ShotSpotter in vote at Wednesday meeting | #citycouncil

CHICAGO (WLS) — The future of ShotSpotter is in the hands of the Chicago City Council Wednesday, where a debate and a vote are expected at City Hall. ShotSpotter advocates say the gunshot detection technology keeps people safer and can save lives. ABC7 Chicago is now streaming 24/7. Click here to watch Tuesday, supporters of […]

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