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Corporate Bullsh*t: Exposing Lies and Half-Truths That Protect Profit, Power, and Wealth in America “Be Bold America!” Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 5:00pm (PT) From praising the health benefits of...
From Los Angeles Times...
Protesters Expected Outside of Biden LA Fundraiser
A large gathering of protesters sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinian people is expected outside a fundraiser Dec. 8 in Westwood for President Biden. Police have warned that any violence won’t be tolerated.
Coyotes More Likely To Turn Up at Wealthier Properties in San Francisco
A coyote recently was found at the $27 million Russian Hill home of AI mogul Sam Altman. This relates to a study, which found that coyote sightings were more frequent in higher-income areas of San Francisco.
From Sacramento Bee...
State Releases EIR for Delta Tunnel
The California Department of Water Resources released an environmental impact report for a tunnel that the state would like to build through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The report identifies potential impacts to farmland, tribal remains and endangered species of fish.
From New York Times...
Plan to Eliminate Catalina’s Deer Infuriates Locals
Conservationists intend to shoot all of the deer on Santa Catalina Island by helicopter. Some people are opposed, either for not wanting to eliminate the deer or for missing out on future chances to hunt them.
At-Home COVID Tests Can Be Reimbursable in California
Although the federal government is providing four free COVID tests per month, that’s not the only way to get them. Aetna and Blue Shield of California members can be reimbursed for up to eight at-home tests per month, while Kaiser Permanente is offering discounts on tests.
Thousands of Migrant Farmworker Apartments Sit Vacant for Months
Even though California is facing a crippling housing shortage, one potential source remains untapped. The state allows thousands of apartments used for part of the year by farmworkers to otherwise sit vacant for three to six months.
Hunter Biden Indicted in LA on Tax Charges
Hunter Biden, a Malibu resident, is facing nine tax-related charges between the years of 2016 and 2019. It is the second criminal indictment for the son of President Biden, aside from a pending firearms case.
From Capital & Main...
CA Air Resources Board Staff Barred from Talking to Retired Staffer
Staff at the state’s air regulatory agency have been restricted from communicating with Jim Duffy, a scientist who retired from the agency in 2022. Duffy had criticized gas lobbyists and an agency director.
From Voice of San Diego...
Nearly Twice as Many Kids Since 2017 Are Being Homeschooled in San Diego County
Homeschool students in San Diego County are up by 88 percent since the 2017-18 school year, based on Washington Post data analysis. This tops an overall increase in the United States of 50 percent for this same timeframe.
Bay Area School District, Superintendent Clash Over Palestine Lesson
Oakland School District teachers planned lessons for students related to the history of Gaza. District superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell emailed parents and staff to say the teaching isn’t approved or sanctioned by the district.
From Monterey Herald...
Marina Odor Attribution Study Points to More Than One Source
It seems the evasive stink that comes and goes in parts of the city will continue, but a study helped to pinpoint how functions of businesses that deal with refuse, sewer treatment and agriculture could all be contributing to the problem.
Moms Who Suffer Domestic Abuse Can Lose Their Kids. But Does This Policy Make Any Sense?
California’s “failure to protect” law allows child welfare agencies to take kids from households scarred by domestic violence. Advocates say the separation can worsen a family’s trauma.
State Might Soon Require Replacing Broken A/C Units
California energy regulators are considering requiring homeowners to replace broken air-conditioning systems with heat pumps or HVAC systems that are more energy efficient. The change would go into effect in 2026.
Native American Tribe to Get Back 40 Acres of Land from State
The Fort Independence Indian Community is getting the Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at no cost in 2024. Native Americans had lived on this land for centuries before the hatchery’s construction.
See Monterey Appoints New Senior Conference Sales Manager
As part of its strategy to attract larger groups to the county, See Monterey has announced that Michele Pearce, who has nearly 20 years of industry experience, will officially fill the new position.
Family Justice Center Receives $100k Grant
The Monterey County Family Justice Center received a grant for $100,000 from the Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fund, part of the foundation’s gun violence prevention program.
From Edible Monterey Bay...
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Announces 2024 Lineup
The Pebble Beach Food & Wine flashbacks strike like lightning, seemingly out of nowhere.
From East Bay Express...
Cannabis Industry Struggling in California
Profits have been down for cannabis operators in California in recent years. While the industry is still big business in the state, it faces an uncertain future.
FBI and San Diego County DA Investigate Stadium Labor Arrangements
A recent investigation by Voice of San Diego revealed that nonprofits that provide staff at local stadiums could be raising money without doing charity work, while also paying labor below minimum wage and under the table. Now, multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating.
High-Speed Rail Project Connecting SoCal to Las Vegas Wins Grant
Private company Brightline secured a $3 billion grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation toward a 218-mile high-speed rail line from Rancho Cucamonga to Las Vegas. The line would allow people to make the trip to Sin City in a little over two hours.
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