California

Energy Secretary Proposes Plan for ‘Solving California’s Energy Problem’

U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette recently criticized the State of California’s rush toward 100 percent renewable energy, and outlined a simple plan for ensuring a reliable electricity supply for Californian consumers. Brouillette made the comments in an op-ed article in the Orange County Register. “Already…

Differing Counties’ Industries Key to Understanding SoCal Housing Markets

Commentary Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego, and “the Inland Empire” have many similarities in their economies but also some very important local differences. Anaheim, in Orange County, is highly dependent on families and convention-goers coming to Disneyland and the Convention Center, while Irvine…

Wildfires Burn Through California’s Wine Country

Thousands of residents have evacuated ahead of fast-moving wildfires that erupted over the weekend in California’s Napa County. The Glass Fire and Shady Fire grew quickly, invading wine country and destroying homes and vineyards. Much of Northern California remains under a red flag warning for…

California Governor Declares Emergency in 3 Counties Due to More Fires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in several counties due to several wildfires that have burned numerous homes, thousands of acres, and prompted evacuations Newsom declared an emergency for Los Angeles, Del Norte, and Mendocino counties, which are located in various parts…

Wine Talk: Temecula’s Akash Winery Is Not the Usual Suspect

The results of a wine competition are often predictable. Round up the usual suspects and you will likely see many of the same wines and wineries bagging gold medals year after year, competition after competition. There was a bit of that at the 13th annual…

A ‘Climate Corps’ of California Volunteers

Back in the early days of the pandemic, when some people imagined that changes in American life might be a matter of months rather than of years, I wrote about California Volunteers and its response to the crisis. This is a publicly sponsored organization, serving…

Merced Police Arrest 15 in Human Trafficking Ring: Officials

Police in Merced, California, announced the arrests of 15 people in a human trafficking sting. Two of the suspects, 26-year-old Eric Washington and 29-year-old Dashawn Brown, are accused of transporting a 17-year-old girl for sex trafficking, police said. They transported the female to an undercover…

Sen. Feinstein’s Husband Named in University of California Admissions Scam

The husband of longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was named in the state auditor’s report detailing inappropriate admissions by the University of California (UC) to wealthy and well-connected people. Richard Blum, who graduated from the university, has been a regent since 2002. He was initially…

Protesters Attack Multiple Drivers in Los Angeles: Police

Several drivers were attacked by protesters in Los Angeles late Thursday, police officials said. One of the drivers struck a protester. Just after 7 p.m., a group of over 300 marched through Hollywood, eventually making its way onto Sunset Boulevard. About two hours later, a…

California Vows to Ban Sale of New Gasoline-Powered Passenger Vehicles in 2035

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES—California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline powered passenger cars and trucks starting in 2035 in a dramatic move to shift to electric vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday. Newsom told a press conference the state…

California Unemployment Claims Backlog May Persist Until Next Year

California officials said it may take until Jan. 27, 2021, for the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) to work its way through a massive backlog of unemployment cases accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EDD implemented a “two week reset” starting Sept. 19 to address…

NTD Business Full Broadcast (Sept. 23)

California plans to stop selling new gas-powered cars by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the move today. Seven states have ended their $300 weekly unemployment benefit, and more states are running out of funds. More details about the FinCEN file drop. We talk to Tom…

California’s Gavin Newsom Bans Gas-powered Vehicles, Effective 2035

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that the state will ban sales of gas-powered vehicles, effective in 2035. Newsom said that the “audacious” goal was necessary to achieve the state’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. 0…

Enormous California Wildfire Threatens Desert Homes Near LA

LOS ANGELES—An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California. Five of the largest wildfires in state history are…

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