After Nancy Pelosi: A San Francisco Race ‘That Shall Not Be Named’

The jockeying for position is well underway in case the 82-year-old House speaker decides to retire. Among those praising her ahead of a possible run: another Pelosi.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #pelosi-christine, #pelosi-nancy, #san-francisco-calif, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wiener-scott-1970

Los Angeles Bans Homeless Camps Near Schools

The City Council voted on Tuesday to prohibit homeless people from setting up tents within 500 feet of public and private schools and day care centers.

#california

McKinney Fire Kills Thousands of Fish

Flash floods last week pushed burned soil, rocks and downed timber into the river, killing off, according to local tribal leaders, thousands of fish.

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #floods, #klamath-national-forest-calif, #klamath-river, #oregon, #water-pollution, #wildfires

Newsom Asks Hollywood to Stop Filming in Conservative States

The California governor says film companies should “walk the walk” on abortion rights and L.G.B.T.Q. protections by leaving states such as Georgia and Oklahoma.

#abortion, #advertising-and-marketing, #california, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #florida, #georgia, #gun-control, #labor-and-jobs, #movies, #newsom-gavin, #oklahoma, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #television

Mickelson and Other LIV Golfers File Antitrust Suit Against PGA Tour

A complaint filed on behalf of 11 players pushed back against the punishments imposed by the PGA Tour for players who participate in events sponsored by the upstart LIV series.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #athletics-and-sports, #california, #golf, #liv-golf, #mickelson-phil, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #swafford-hudson-1987, #united-states

California’s McKinney Fire: Two More Die, Bringing Total to Four

The fire, which began Friday in the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County, Calif., has burned more than 56,000 acres and prompted evacuations for thousands of people.

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #klamath-national-forest-calif, #medford-ore, #national-interagency-fire-center, #national-weather-service, #newsom-gavin, #rain, #siskiyou-county-calif, #weather, #wildfires

California Declares State of Emergency as Monkeypox Spreads

Three states have now issued emergency declarations in the past week, as have New York City and San Francisco.

#california, #illinois, #monkeypox, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

California’s Smithfield Foods Meatpacking Plant in Vernon Is Closing

Smithfield Foods is shutting its factory in Vernon early next year.

#california

Who’s to Blame for a Factory Shutdown: A Company, or California?

The closing of a meatpacking plant near downtown Los Angeles has left its workers reeling and amplified questions about doing business in the state.

#california, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shutdowns-institutional, #smithfield-foods-inc, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

McKinney Fire Burns 51,000 Acres in California

The fire sent a huge cloud called a pyrocumulonimbus 39,000 feet into the air. Storm winds, high temperatures and drought conditions helped it grow over the weekend, officials said.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #wildfires

The Case Against Commercial Logging in Wildfire-Prone Forests

Logging tends to increase, not decrease, extreme fires.

#california, #forest-service, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #interior-department, #logging-industry, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires, #wood-and-wood-products, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Why Pelosi’s Proposed Taiwan Visit Is Raising U.S.-China Tensions

Beijing has issued strongly worded warnings implying that China might use military force if Nancy Pelosi moves forward with a planned trip to Taiwan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #gingrich-newt, #international-relations, #pelosi-nancy, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #singapore, #taiwan-strait, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #xi-jinping

Why the Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles Keeps Closing

The long-awaited Sixth Street Viaduct has proved to be irresistible to pedestrians and neighborhood residents — but also graffiti artists and exhibitionist drivers.

#boyle-heights-los-angeles-calif, #bridges-and-tunnels, #california, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #los-angeles-calif, #sixth-street-viaduct, #viaducts

Oak Fire Near Yosemite Grows to California’s Largest This Year

The blaze spread rapidly over the weekend, bringing evacuation orders and threatening thousands of homes, in what so far has been a relatively modest fire season.

#california, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Newsom Wants Democrats to Fight Fire With Fire, Starting With a Gun Bill

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is poised to sign legislation that would provide a minimum $10,000 award to residents who successfully sue makers of illegal guns.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #california, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us

Sharing Stories, and a View, Aboard the California Zephyr

A photographer traveled across America on one of Amtrak’s long-distance train routes. Here’s what she saw.

#amtrak, #california, #chicago-ill, #colorado, #great-plains-us, #iowa, #nevada, #photography, #railroads, #rocky-mountains, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #travel-and-vacations

Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’?

Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #atlantic-ocean, #birds, #california, #canada, #conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hawaii, #invasive-species, #mice, #noise, #roadkill, #roads-and-traffic, #san-francisco-calif, #snorkeling, #sweden, #travel-and-vacations, #turtles-and-tortoises, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

To Fight Book Banning, Support Librarians

Librarians respond to book bans. Also: The Jan. 6 hearing; a Supreme Court test; anti-abortion states; homelessness in California; acting for change locally.

#abortion, #books-and-literature, #california, #censorship, #cheney-liz, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gonell-aquilino, #homeless-persons, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #libraries-and-librarians, #republican-party, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

An Interview With San Francisco’s New District Attorney

Brooke Jenkins, who helped lead the recall of her predecessor Chesa Boudin, will be sworn in on Friday.

#boudin-chesa, #california, #district-attorneys, #jenkins-brooke, #san-francisco-calif

First, the Fish Fell From the Sky. Then They Washed Ashore.

In the past month, dead anchovies have been spotted on the streets of San Francisco. Last week, thousands appeared at the edge of a lagoon about 30 miles north.

#anchovies, #birds, #bolinas-calif, #california, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #marin-county-calif, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #pelicans, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #whales-and-whaling, #wildlife-die-offs

California Shows Why Fossil Fuels Are So Hard to Quit

Dozens of state and local budgets depend heavily on tax revenue from oil, gas and coal to fund schools, hospitals and more. Replacing that money is turning out to be a major challenge in the fight against climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kern-county-calif, #local-government, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #taxation, #united-states-economy

How to Prepare for California’s Wildfire Season

Tips for readying your home and packing your emergency bag.

#california

Nuclear Power Gets New Push in U.S., Winning Converts

With challenges in meeting clean energy goals and new electricity demands, politicians in both parties seek to prolong and even expand reactor use.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #diablo-canyon-power-plant-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-department, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

In College Sports, the Power Five May Become the Power Two

The Big Ten and the SEC are consolidating power. The rest of college sports, some fear, could become a muddle.

#big-ten-conference, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

California Requires Plastics Makers to Foot the Bill for Recycling

The landmark legislation also restricts single-use plastics. Because California’s economy is so big, experts say, the law could have far-reaching effects.

#california, #containers-and-packaging, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials

U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. Are Expected to Leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

The move by two of the Pac-12 Conference’s marquee schools came as the Big Ten closed in on a new television deal.

#big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #california, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #los-angeles-calif, #riley-lincoln-1983, #scott-larry-1964, #southeastern-conference

Facebook could be sued for addicting children under California bill

Facebook could be sued for addicting children under California bill

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Before the summer ends, California may pass the first US bill that would hold social media companies liable for product features that research has found are harmful to children. If passed, the law could have far-reaching consequences, potentially impacting how kids throughout the US use social media sites like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat.

On Tuesday, the bill—the Social Media Platform Duty to Act—cleared what The Wall Street Journal called “a crucial vote in the State Senate.”

Although much of prior reporting on the bill focused on its earlier goal to grant a parent’s right to sue over harm to individual children, WSJ reports that the amended version of the bill would instead “permit the state attorney general, local district attorneys, and city attorneys in California’s four largest cities to sue social media companies” for unfair business practices known to harm children.

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#california, #facebook, #instagram, #meta, #policy, #tiktok

Los Angeles County Votes to Return Beach Seized in 1924 From a Black Family

Ownership of the property, known as Bruce’s Beach, will be transferred to descendants of Charles and Willa Bruce, who bought the land in 1912 and built a resort.

#black-people, #bruce-charles, #bruce-willa, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #california, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #hahn-janice-k, #land-use-policies, #los-angeles-county-calif, #manhattan-beach-calif

California’s Fight Against Homelessness Has Turned Desperate and Dangerous

A new psychiatric “court” plan for thousands of unhoused people puts their civil and human rights at risk.

#california, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #schizophrenia

In Florida, California and Beyond: Both Sides Mobilize Over Abortion

On Monday, plaintiffs will ask a judge to block Florida’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It is set to take effect on Friday.

#abortion, #california, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

One Elite High School’s Struggle Over Admissions

A fierce debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the U.S. education system.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #audio-neutral-informative, #california, #education-k-12, #lowell-high-school-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #tests-and-examinations

Harry Gesner, Architect of Soaring California Style, Dies at 97

His houses cantilevered from cliffs, straddled canyons and sprung from mountains; they would come to define the Southern California landscape.

#architecture, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #gesner-harry-1925-2022, #malibu-calif

French Bulldogs Are Popular And Have Become Armed Robbery Targets

The popular breed has become one of the most expensive in the United States. Some owners have started carrying guns for protection.

#breeding-of-animals, #california, #dogs, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-states

Bill Cosby Loses Sex Assault Lawsuit and Must Pay Damages

A jury in California sided with Judy Huth, who accused Mr. Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16.

#california, #compensation-for-damages-law, #cosby-bill, #decisions-and-verdicts, #huth-judy-1959, #playboy-magazine, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television

Gavin Newsom Pokes the G.O.P. Bear

The California governor is up to something as he bashes Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and even his fellow Democrats. Just what, exactly, is a hot topic of discussion on the left.

#california, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Need to Understand the Real Message San Francisco Sent

The conflation of criminal-justice reform with urban disorder is a threat to the party across the country.

#boudin-chesa, #breed-london, #california, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #newsom-gavin, #primaries-and-caucuses, #san-francisco-calif

San Francisco and Los Angeles Send Democrats and the Nation a Message on Crime

The recall of a progressive prosecutor in San Francisco and the strong showing by a former Republican in the mayor’s race in Los Angeles showed the shifting winds on criminal justice.

#bass-karen-ruth, #boudin-chesa, #brown-willie-l-jr, #california, #caruso-rick-j, #elections, #los-angeles-calif, #midterm-elections-2022, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #san-francisco-calif

Four Names to Keep an Eye On in Tuesday’s Elections

In California, two House Republicans face tough primaries, and Los Angeles voters could elevate a conservative billionaire to lead the city. In South Dakota, a congressman faces a right-wing challenge.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-mayors, #internal-sub-only-nl, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #south-dakota, #united-states-politics-and-government

High California Gas Prices Rattle Democrats Ahead of Midterms

“I don’t hear anything about the other national issues we’re focusing on in Washington,” a congressman said. A driver put it succinctly: “I’m really unhappy.”

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gasoline-tax-us, #kim-young-o-1962, #midterm-elections-2022, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #porter-katie-1974, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #valadao-david-g

Mongols Motorcycle Club Says Its Leader Was an Informant

The biker group hopes to set aside a $500,000 racketeering conviction, alleging that its former president cooperated with the government during a trial.

#bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #california, #mongols-motorcycle-club, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #racketeering-and-racketeers

As Geese Leave Mementos, a California City Weighs a Cull

The proposal has pit animal rights activists against officials in Foster City, Calif., where Canada geese have been fouling up public spaces with their feces. “It’s everywhere,” the mayor said.

#animal-behavior, #birds, #california, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #feces, #geese, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #united-states

Is Jan. 6 a Winning Political Issue in California? We’re About to Find Out.

Democratic candidates have shied away from talking about the Capitol siege. That could change if voters flock to a former federal prosecutor running for a House seat in California.

#california, #calvert-ken, #elections-house-of-representatives, #internal-sub-only-nl, #rollins-will, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Sheryl Sandberg’s Exit Reveals About Women’s Progress in Tech

Silicon Valley is losing one of its most visible, outspoken and powerful women. Any gains have been incremental at best.

#metoo-movement, #advanced-micro-devices-inc, #all-raise-nonprofit, #alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #autodesk-inc, #bartz-carol-a, #boards-of-directors, #brougher-fancoise, #burns-ursula-m, #california, #carta-inc, #catz-safra, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #fiorina-carleton-s, #friar-sarah, #gadde-vijaya, #google-inc, #herd-whitney-wolfe, #hewlett-packard-enterprise-company, #hiring-and-promotion, #hood-amy, #hyman-jennifer, #instacart, #international-business-machines-corporation, #lake-katrina, #mayer-marissa, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #nextdoor-com-inc, #olivan-javier, #oracle-corporation, #pao-ellen, #pinterest, #project-include, #realreal-inc, #reddit-inc, #rent-the-runway, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #simo-fidji, #social-media, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #stitch-fix-inc, #su-lisa-1969, #twitter, #venture-capital, #wainwright-julie, #wojcicki-susan, #women-and-girls, #xerox-corporation, #yahoo-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

California Takes Steps to Force Residents to Heed Water Restrictions

One district has gotten tough with residents who repeatedly flout the rules: Their taps have been slowed to trickle.

#california, #drought, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #new-mexico, #water, #wildfires

Rick Caruso’s Law-and-Order Campaign for Los Angeles Mayor

Rick Caruso, a billionaire front-runner in Tuesday’s primary election for Los Angeles mayor, has built his campaign on a law-and-order message.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #california, #caruso-rick-j, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #homeless-persons, #los-angeles-calif

A Judy Baca Moment: ‘My Work Has Been Good for a Long Time’

Hailed for her rich depictions of California history and social struggle, the Chicana artist says the attention, after decades of being overlooked, surprises her.

#art, #baca-judith-f, #california, #content-type-personal-profile, #getty-center, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-museum-of-contemporary-art, #lucas-museum-of-narrative-art, #mellon-foundation, #mexican-americans, #murals

Lessons in Gun Control From California

After recent mass shootings, Republicans have said that there is no evidence gun laws work. California’s experience suggests otherwise.

#audio-neutral-informative, #buffalo-ny, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

There Is Way More Biden Can Do to Lower Prices

No one wants to hear politicians bicker about inflation’s cause. They want to hear about how we can fix it.

#agriculture-department, #california, #house-of-representatives, #infant-formulas, #inflation-economics, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Next Battleground for Gig Worker Labor Laws: Massachusetts

Uber and Lyft are pushing a ballot measure that would bar their drivers from full employment status, but a court could throw it out.

#california, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #delivery-services, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #lyft-inc, #massachusetts, #referendums, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

Illegal Immigration Is Down, Changing the Face of California Farms

Farmers are turning to workers on seasonal visas and mechanizing what they can. Many labor-intensive crops are shifting south of the border.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #foreign-workers, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #visas