California

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) intends to cancel $929 million in Federal grant funds yet to be paid for the California High-Speed Rail project envisioned to connect the L.A. Basin to the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the Department announced it is actively exploring
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The Trump administration will announce it’s ending fuel economy negotiations with California. EPA and DOT officials tried to hash out a compromise with California, but talks broke down. Federal officials will move ahead with plans to roll back Obama-era climate regulations on cars. The Trump administration will soon announce the end of negotiations with California
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California led fourteen other states in a lawsuit to block President Donald Trump from building a border wall through the declaration of a national emergency. California attorney general Xavier Becerra made the announcement of the lawsuit on Monday which coincides with Presidents Day. “Today, on Presidents Day, we take President Trump to court to block
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As massive wildfires ravaged dense areas of California last autumn, progressives and liberals alike placed blame for the tragedy on climate change. National Geographic said: “Climate change is making California’s fires bigger.” The Los Angeles Times declared: “Bigger wildfires. Worsening droughts. More disease. How Climate change is battering California.” The Washington Post dedicated an entire
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A federal court “tentatively” found that equipment owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is the “most reoccurring cause” of wildfires that scorched the state in the past two years, NBC News reports. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup issued the ruling Thursday. Since 2017, power lines owned by PG&E, California’s largest utility, have sparked
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California faces a new energy crisis with the bankruptcy of its biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. PG&E has at least $30 billion in liabilities stemming from deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment. The bankruptcy raises questions about grid reliability, power prices and state green energy goals. Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) bankruptcy filing Monday
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A former teacher at University Preparatory High School in Visalia, California, was fired and faces multiple criminal charges after a video surfaced that shows her forcibly cutting a student’s hair while singing her own lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Margaret Gieszinger, 52, was arrested on six criminal misdemeanor charges, including one count of false imprisonment,
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A new report finds that climate change-related regulation in Democratic-controlled states is negatively impacting minority communities, while not effectively lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) — a free-market think tank based in California — released a study that found California and New York’s approach to global warming is not working, and
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  by Tim Pearce California’s deadliest fire in state history has killed at least 87 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes, The Sacramento Bee reports. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The Camp Fire has covered around 153,000 acres, or 239 square miles, since igniting Nov. 8. Firefighters have nearly contained the blaze and believe the fire will be under
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Residences leveled by the Camp Fire – a cul-de-sac in Paradise, Calif.,  Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) The total economic loss to the state of California due to the historic and damaging wildfires, once everything is tabulated, will be $400 billion in 2018, making it the most expensive natural disaster in the history of the United States, according
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SAN DIEGO  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials temporarily suspended some operations at the San Ysidro port of entry early Monday morning. At about 3:15 a.m., CBP officials temporarily suspended processing for all northbound vehicle traffic at the border crossing, as well as northbound pedestrian processing at the Pedestrian East facility.  The Pedestrian West
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In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview to air on FOX News Sunday this weekend, anchor Chris Wallace sat down with President Donald Trump. During the interview, President Trump discussed a wide array of topics, including: CNN’s lawsuit against the White House, the California wildfires, the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, reports that he
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  by Tim Pearce Wildfires burning in California have killed at least 58 people since last week and displaced thousands more through forcing evacuations and destroying homes, The Associated Press reported. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Officials are searching for another 130 people who have been reported missing, most because of the Camp Fire burning in northern California, according
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  by Michael Bastasch Critics are attacking California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a 2016 bill aimed at mitigating fire risks from utility equipment. “He has done nothing to harden those assets,” said GOP state Sen. John Moorlach. Wildfires have consumed more than 221,000 acres since Thursday, killing at least 44 people. California Gov. Jerry
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The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the state of California alleging that Senate Bill 822, an Internet regulation bill signed into law earlier today by Governor Jerry Brown, unlawfully imposes burdens on the Federal Government’s deregulatory approach to the Internet, announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, Assistant
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A high school history teacher in California lectured two students and sent one to the principal’s office for wearing T-shirts advertising the National Rifle Association (NRA),  according to a report. The mother of one of the students, Charlene Craig, stated, “the teacher approached the two students wearing the NRA T-shirts, including her 15-year-old daughter, and started
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  by Grace Carr California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is relaunching an administrative investigation of Tastries Bakery owner Cathy Miller. “This is a witch hunt. Once again, the California government is proving that it will stop at nothing to punish Cathy for her Christian faith,” Miller’s attorney, Charles LiMandri, said in a statement, according
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The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously to throw out a lawsuit challenging California’s law requiring new semi-automatic handguns to microstamp identifiers on shell casings when the gun is fired. The lawsuit, NSSF v. State of California, filed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, argues that the law should be overturned because the technology to implement
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A Mexican national convicted of rape and a citizen of El Salvador convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter are among the 162 criminal aliens taken into custody earlier this week during a three-day enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives, and aliens released back
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Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Los Angeles are the top three California markets where residents are leaving More than half of those searching outside their county are looking to leave California; Nearly half are looking at more affordable counties in state San Diego, San Francisco and Marin counties are generating the most out of
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