A Fight Over Rooftop Solar Threatens California’s Climate Goals

Utility regulators have proposed slashing the incentives homeowners receive to install solar panels, a long-sought goal of utilities and labor unions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #california-public-utilities-commission, #california-solar-and-storage-assn, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #international-brotherhood-of-electrical-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #newsom-gavin, #organized-labor, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roofs, #solar-energy, #southern-california-edison-sce, #sunrun-inc, #utility-reform-network-the-turn, #wages-and-salaries

Schwarzenegger: Solar Costs Could Rise if California Regulators Get Their Way

Removing incentives to encourage homeowners to install solar panels is a bad idea.

#california, #california-public-utilities-commission, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #politics-and-government, #roofs, #solar-energy, #state-legislatures

Sirhan Sirhan Is Denied Parole as Newsom Rejects Board’s Recommendation

Gov. Gavin Newsom was not swayed by a California panel that had advocated the release of Mr. Sirhan, who was convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #california, #kennedy-robert-francis, #newsom-gavin, #probation-and-parole, #sirhan-sirhan-b

‘Nothing Will Be the Same’: A Prison Town Weighs a Future Without a Prison

After a decade of efforts that sharply reduced inmate populations, California is closing prisons. One town high in the Sierra Nevada whose economy is built on incarceration is waging a legal battle to keep a prison open.

#california, #newsom-gavin, #prisons-and-prisoners

Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of 14-Year-Old Girl’s Death

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

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Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of Los Angeles Police Shooting

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

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Newsom Calls for Gun Legislation Modeled on the Texas Abortion Law

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California accused Texas of insulating its abortion law from the courts, and then called on lawmakers to use a similar strategy to go after the gun industry.

#abortion, #california, #newsom-gavin, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #weapons

In Bakersfield, Many Find a California They Can Afford

Known for both oil and agriculture, the “Texas of California” rises in population as city dwellers seek backyards and shorter commutes.

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California Positions Itself as a ‘Refuge’ of Abortion Rights

A new legislative proposal includes the recommendation to fund the procedure for low-income women who come to California for abortion services.

#abortion, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #newsom-gavin, #state-legislatures

San Francisco Followed Covid Rules. Will Omicron Change the Playbook?

San Francisco has endured mask mandates, vaccination requirements and lockdowns. Now with the first U.S. case of the Omicron variant, no one’s sure what comes next.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #newsom-gavin, #san-francisco-calif, #wachter-robert-m

The Homeless Should Be a Protected Social Group

Should housing status be a protected category like race, gender or religion?

#california, #chico-calif, #discrimination, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #newsom-gavin, #public-and-subsidized-housing

Ethnic Studies Will Soon Be a Requirement in California Schools

A look at California’s ethnic studies requirement.

#ab-101, #california, #curriculum, #ethnic-studies, #high-schools, #inequality, #internal-sub-only-nl, #newsom-gavin

As Drought Conditions Worsen, California Expands State of Emergency

Gov. Gavin Newsom said it was critical for residents to step up their water-saving efforts as the state ends its second-driest year on record.

#california, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #newsom-gavin, #weather

How San Diego Has Water Despite a Punishing Drought

Sustainability measures that the city and county have taken over decades are paying off. But residents still might have to do more.

#agriculture-and-farming, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #infrastructure-public-works, #newsom-gavin, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #reservoirs, #san-diego-county-calif, #water

California to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccines for All Students as Soon as Next Fall

Children from kindergarten to 12th grade in both public and private schools will be required to be inoculated against the coronavirus once the F.D.A. gives full approval.

#california, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #food-and-drug-administration, #newsom-gavin, #vaccination-and-immunization

California Mandates Boost Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Workers

With a deadline of Thursday, most major health care employers reported vaccination rates this week of 90 percent or higher.

#california, #cedars-sinai-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kaiser-permanente, #newsom-gavin

The Secret War Over Pentagon Aid in Fighting Wildfires

The military’s satellites excel at spotting new blazes, but for decades they have been mostly off limits to civilian firefighters.

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No, California Isn’t Doomed

With a budget surplus and plans for fixing its biggest problems, the Golden State is looking a bit more golden.

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How They Failed: California Republicans, Media Critics and Facebook

Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher join Jane Coaston to debate recent and ongoing mistakes dominating the news.

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In Orange County, the Recall’s Defeat Echoes Years of G.O.P. Erosion

Voters struck down the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, continuing the political seesawing that has defined the former Republican stronghold.

#california, #elder-larry-1952, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin, #orange-county-calif, #politics-and-government

California’s Housing Crisis Looms Large for Gavin Newsom

Having survived a recall vote, the governor is free to focus on the state’s homeless population and housing shortage. He has more room to maneuver than he did when he first took office.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #california, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #local-government, #newsom-gavin, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zoning

Democrats Continue to Struggle With Men of Color

The idea of always playing defense and never offense is, well, offensive.

#black-people, #california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #hispanic-americans, #men-and-boys, #newsom-gavin, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Newsom Beat the Recall, Now Comes the Hard Part: Governing California

Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing multiple crises. Ninety percent of California is in extreme drought. The median home price has eclipsed $800,000. Some 100,000 people are sleeping outside or in their cars.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin

Newsom’s Anti-Trump Strategy in the Recall Offers Republicans a Warning for 2022

California Democrats were able to nationalize the vote — thanks to an avalanche of money, party discipline and, above all, an easily demonized opponent.

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As California Votes, It Rethinks Its Tradition of Direct Democracy

Any proposed changes to a century-old recall law are likely to be met with stiff opposition from Republicans, who see it as one of the last avenues of influence in a Democratic-led state.

#california, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin, #referendums, #voting-and-voters

What Does the California Recall Mean for the U.S.?

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democrats argued that he was running not on his record or against a particular candidate, but against Trumpism.

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When Will We Know the California Recall Election Results?

The polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. Pacific time, and nearly 40 percent of registered voters have already cast ballots.

#california, #elections, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin

California’s Recall: What to Watch

Early returns suggest that California’s huge Democratic base is rallying for Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was elected in 2018 in a landslide. There are more than 40 competitors on the ballot.

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What to Watch in the California Recall Election: Polls Closing, Time and Voters

Early returns suggest that California’s huge Democratic base is rallying for Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was elected in 2018 in a landslide. There are more than 40 competitors on the ballot.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #governors-us, #newsom-gavin, #republican-party

How Will Gavin Newsom Survive the California Recall?

If he wins, it will most likely be less a vote of confidence than a resounding rejection of the right-wing Republican agenda.

#california, #democratic-party, #elder-larry-1952, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin

Farmers May Be a Force in California Recall Election

Many say they favor ousting Gov. Gavin Newsom because of high taxes and restrictions on water use in the current drought.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin

Higher Approval, a New Electorate and No Arnold. This Isn’t 2003.

This California recall election is different in several key ways from the one that ousted a Democratic governor 18 years ago.

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Covid Isn’t Finished Messing With Politics

Or governorship for that matter. 

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Mountain of Money Fuels Newsom’s Surge to Recall Election Finish Line

The California governor has taken full advantage of the state’s loose financing rules for recall elections, overpowering Republican challengers for whom the cavalry never arrived.

#california, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #elder-larry-1952, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin, #philanthropy, #republican-party

Newsom’s Strategy for California Recall: It’s Me or the Abyss

Ahead of the vote on Tuesday, the governor is running not so much on his own policies as against the influence of a certain former president.

#california, #democratic-party, #elder-larry-1952, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Vote No on California’s Recall

California’s recall process is badly broken.

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California Recall Vote Could Weaken the State’s Aggressive Climate Policies

Many Republicans vying to replace Newsom as governor want to roll back the state’s ambitious plans to cut planet-warming emissions, a change with nationwide implications.

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Latinos Shape California. Why Are So Many Sitting Out the Recall?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election, he has struggled to connect with Hispanic voters, who make up nearly a third of the electorate.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #hispanic-americans, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government

What You Need to Know About the California Recall, Explained

The 12 questions that help explain the historical, political and logistical forces behind the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom of California.

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These Two Rumors Are Going Viral Ahead of California’s Recall Election

#california, #computers-and-the-internet, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #facebook-inc, #frauds-and-swindling, #newsom-gavin, #police-department-torrance-calif, #social-media, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Abortion Arrives at the Center of the American Political Maelstrom

The Supreme Court’s decision not to block a Texas law banning most abortions left Republicans eager to replicate it. Democrats reeled, but sensed a winning issue in coming elections.

#abortion, #california, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #democratic-party, #mcauliffe-terry, #midterm-elections-2022, #newsom-gavin, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #womens-rights

The California Recall Isn’t Just Gavin Newsom Vs. Larry Elder

The torrent of policy the governor and the legislature are passing amounts to nothing less than a Green New Deal for the Golden State.

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The Tale of California’s Recall Election

Gov. Gavin Newsom could face removal from office in the coming days. How did the popular Democrat get to this point?

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A Full Voter’s Guide to the California Recall Election of Governor Newsom

Here’s everything you need to know to vote in the California gubernatorial recall election on Sept. 14.

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How Did Deep Blue California Get Played by Recall-Happy Republicans?

It’s not just Gavin Newsom’s problem. The state’s recall system is strange and troubling.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin

California Could Throw Away What It’s Won

A crazy recall process could lead to repudiation of the state’s policy successes.

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California Advances Zoning Measure to Allow Duplexes

The assembly passed a bill that allows two-unit buildings on lots that for generations have been reserved for single-family homes.

#california, #newsom-gavin, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures, #wiener-scott-1970, #zoning

Biden to Campaign for Gov. Newsom Before California Recall Election

Some political activists had wondered whether the turmoil in Afghanistan would cause President Biden to back out of a planned trip to help Mr. Newsom retain his job.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin

A Right-Wing Shock Jock Could Become California’s Governor

An election to recall Gavin Newsom is suddenly no longer a sideshow.

#democratic-party, #elder-larry-1952, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #global-warming, #newsom-gavin, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party

How Did Larry Elder Become a Front-Runner in California’s Governor Race?

Mr. Elder, a conservative radio host who paints himself as the native son of a simpler and safer California, has drawn criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike.

#california, #content-type-personal-profile, #elder-larry-1952, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #newsom-gavin