Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, January 25th, 2021 7:25am
The Golden State’s unemployment rate grew to 9% in December, triggering the first month-to-month increase since April 2020, according to figures released Friday by the Employment Development Department. While the nation’s unemployment rate remained static in December, California’s rose 0.9% as the state shed 52,200 jobs — a staggering 37% of all U.S. jobs lost that month.
Posted by Vic Gerami at Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 2:08pm
The city continued its tradition of standing for human rights and trailblazing on Tuesday night, January 19, 2021. The West Hollywood City Council unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the Independent Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). View the resolution here.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Friday, January 22nd, 2021 9:21am
California is struggling to provide residents with two items central to surviving the pandemic — the vaccine and unemployment benefits.
Posted by James Allen Preston | RLN at Friday, January 22nd, 2021 9:18am
The hardest thing to do moving forward will be to actually convince the die-hard right wing that unity of purpose is stronger than division. That government “for the people” means doing the things that bring the nation together rather than divide it.
Posted by NIGEL DUARA at Thursday, January 21st, 2021 12:15pm
Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders need to reach an agreement by Jan. 31 for California renters to avoid the beginning of a statewide eviction tsunami.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 11:13am
What a difference a day makes. On Tuesday, California was still wrangling with the Trump administration, as evidenced by nine final-hour lawsuits filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra — bringing his four-year total to a staggering 122 lawsuits.
Posted by Jim Laferty at Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 11:32am
Trump is trying like mad, during his last few weeks in office, to build as many more miles of wall that he can. In fact, on behalf of Trump's madness, a 3-mile long barrier is currently being built that will seal off an extremely critical migratory corridor for wildlife between the two countries, threatening multiple species.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 10:10am
Any rollout like this is bound to run into snags, but this level of problems is concerning. Every day we wait, thousands of people are at risk of dying
Posted by Anyel Z Fields at Monday, January 18th, 2021 8:30am
Move The Crowd, a new program starting the week off with a roundup of the pressing Black news of the week and highlights of current activism campaigns fighting for freedom in Los Angeles and around the globe.
Posted by Jackie Botts, The California Divide at Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 2:24pm
The state’s progressive tax structure is reaping billions from the wealthiest to fund the state’s safety net. But it also reveals how the pandemic has widened the economic gulf for millions of Californians — more than the rest of the country.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 9:21am
The movement to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is increasingly perceived as a serious threat, the California Democratic Party took the extraordinary step Tuesday of branding it as a “coup” and alleging that its backers were linked to the violent mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 8:38am
Newsom in a Monday press conference: “We recognize that the current strategy is not going to get us to where we need to go as quickly as we all need to go.”
Posted by Ben Christopher at Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 8:36am
The results were partyline, with only Democrats voting “yes” and Republicans voting “no.” Leaving out excused absences, 11 lawmakers ducked voting either way — all of them Republican, including the GOP’s Assembly leader, Marie Waldron of Escondido.
Posted by Jeffrey C. Isaac at Monday, January 11th, 2021 9:27am
It will be hard to disentangle the levels of causal, moral, and legal responsibility, and harder still to repair the damage.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, January 11th, 2021 9:16am
Lawmakers return to Sacramento today to kick off a new legislative session — but time is already running out to respond to some of the pandemic’s most pressing issues.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Thursday, January 7th, 2021 9:31am
As a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday — temporarily preventing Congress from certifying the Electoral College votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory — protests broke out at California’s Capitol building in Sacramento and in cities including Los Angeles, Huntington Beach and Bakersfield.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 8:51am
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday unveiled a $4.5 billion plan for business and job recovery, dedicating one-third of the funding to eliminating new gas-powered cars by 2035.
Posted by Greg Palast at Monday, January 4th, 2021 10:47am
Jim Crow 2.0—sophisticated vote manipulation tactics—are still alive and well within the state of Georgia for the January 5 Senate runoff election. Greg Palast, along with Barbara Arnwine founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, have exposed that Georgia is closing early polling sites in predominately Black and Brown neighborhoods across the state of Georgia.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, January 4th, 2021 10:44am
As California confronts its darkest moment yet of the pandemic, complications in the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine — which Gov. Gavin Newsom billed as the “light at the end of the tunnel” — suggest that the tunnel may be longer than previously thought.
Posted by Ben Christopher at Monday, December 28th, 2020 1:11pm
In a press conference Wednesday, Alex Padilla assured reporters that the multimillion-dollar tab his office owes to SKDKnickerbocker, a Biden-affiliated PR shop, will be “resolved soon.”
Posted by NIGEL DUARA at Monday, December 28th, 2020 1:08pm
The coastal community was called out in a state audit as one of many troubling flaws contributing to California’s affordable housing crisis. Researchers say a statewide planning process has allowed wealthier cities to lobby for fewer housing units than inland and less-wealthy cities. A new system is underway to bring more equity, but will it be strong enough to resist NIMBYism?
Posted by Rising Up with Sonali at Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 11:18am
A little-noticed financial analysis of a Single-Payer system by the Congressional Budget Office concluded that transitioning to a government-run system would significantly reduce healthcare spending in the nation. Coming at a time when the U.S.’s medical infrastructure is under severe strain, the analysis is important and considered the...
Posted by BYRHONDA LYONS at Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 11:12am
More than 7,500 prisoners sent home in the program — which aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 — would have been released within months anyway. Thousands with health conditions remain in prison, and the virus keeps spreading.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, December 14th, 2020 7:23am
Thousands of California health care workers may receive their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine today, marking a promising new chapter in the state’s battle with the pandemic even as deadly outbreaks flare up.
Posted by Earl Ofari Hutchinson at Monday, December 14th, 2020 7:22am
In the entire history of presidential elections and nearly 25,000 electoral votes cast, fewer than 100 electors have ever bucked the tide and voted opposite the electoral consensus.
Posted by Suzi Weissman at Monday, December 14th, 2020 6:54am
Irv Weissman, Director of Stanford University’s Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine joins to give us a clear and comprehensive explanation of the new COVID vaccines. The FDA has just given emergency authorization for the Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine, which like Moderna is an mRNA vaccine.
Posted by Plastic Pollution Coalition at Friday, December 11th, 2020 9:22am
A coalition of more than 550 community and conservation organizations, including many members in the #breakfreefromplastic movement, as well as sustainable businesses today released its Presidential Plastics Action Plan, urging President-elect Joe Biden to take eight key executive actions to solve the plastic pollution crisis and become a #PlasticFreePresident.
Posted by Jake Johnson at Friday, December 11th, 2020 9:06am
The Pentagon predictably described the maneuver as defensive, even though it was the U.S. that pushed the two nations to the brink of war repeatedly over the past several years.
Posted by Jake Johnson at Thursday, December 10th, 2020 10:09am
America's billionaires could pay for a major Covid relief bill and still not lose a dime of their pre-virus riches.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Thursday, December 10th, 2020 10:03am
Even as 59% of Californians expect the state to be bogged down by widespread unemployment and financial depression for the next five years, 58% approve of how Gov. Gavin Newsom is handling the economy.