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California Lawmakers Give Nod to $307.9B Budget

California lawmakers have approved a spending plan that includes sending cash to most taxpayers to help offset record-high gas prices. The budget continues a turnaround for the nation’s most populous state, which just two years ago raised taxes and slashed spending.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
Supervisors Try Again to Thwart Lehigh Operations

The Supes asked the county Planning Commission to consider whether the more than 2,100 violations accrued over 10 years were grounds to revoke Lehigh Southwest Cement Co.’s use permit.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full Los Altos Town Crier report

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Image caption: Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners

As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.

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Sharks, Gilroy Agree on Ice Facility Terms

After three years of discussions, the City of Gilroy took a major step forward June 20 in a process to construct a pair of ice rinks at the Gilroy Sports Park. With a 6-0 vote, the city council approved a …

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Trammell Crow Sells Morgan Hill Tech Park

Trammell Crow Company recently sold the Butterfield 5 Technology Park in Morgan Hill to a global real estate investment company. The sale of the 24-acre site, which consists of about 410,000 square feet of industrial space in five buildings, was …

Image caption: The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow at a two-decade-old California workers' rights law.
SCOTUS Scales Back Law Allowing Employee Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court scaled back California's Private Attorney Generals Act, a 19-year-old law allowing workers to sue employers over labor code violations. But a new ballot initiate aims to repeal PAGA completely.

Image caption: The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think

The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.

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Santa Clara among 16 Cities Announced as Hosts for 2026 World Cup

Soccer’s showcase men’s world championship, the first edition with 48 teams, will visit Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and 15 other cities in the United States, Mexico and Canada, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver on the West Coast.

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City Hopes to Entice Hotels with Tax Rebate Incentives

The Morgan Hill City Council, hoping to send the message that Morgan Hill is “open for business,” recently approved a hotel incentive policy that provides tax rebates to new or existing lodging facilities that meet specific criteria or make expensive …

Image caption: Immigrants continue to shape the face of California today.
California’s History of Immigration: How Immigrants Built the State

From long before it became a state, to the present day, immigration has shaped California—but they have often been treated poorly. Here’s how immigrants helped build California, through the state’s mixed history with immigration.

Image caption: Some of California's largest tech forms, such as Facebook, would be hit hard by a new Texas law.
Supreme Court Protects California’s Social Media Giants

A Texas law that would have placed cumbersome restrictions on social media companies has been blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court, in an unusual alliance between liberal and conservative justices.

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San Jose Man Charged with Smuggling And Exporting U.S. Aviation Technology To Chinese

Federal prosecutors said Jonathan Yet Wing Soong funneled payments for Army aviation software to a restricted Beijing University.

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