People making news

Click tabs to change
 
Rollover or click names for details.   Top 10 most articles today

State Senators

State Assemblymembers

State Constitutional Officers

U.S. Senators

U.S. Representatives



  Indicates page has recently updated notes.

Pages recently updated:

Artemio Armenta
70 days ago
by AArmenta
Ashley Swearengin
146 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Eric Hacopian
195 days ago
by publius
Noreen Evans
288 days ago
by Gino
Pete Schaafsma
321 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Paul Deiro
349 days ago
by paul65
Lucy Camarillo-Krohn
370 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Jason Hodge
374 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Lisa Matocq
384 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Daniel Berlant
397 days ago
by Scott Flodin

Latest reader comments:

Mandating a 50-Percent Reduction in Oil--at What Cost?

"California’s 100,000 electric vehicles are the most electric vehicles in any state, however, the other 97% of California’s 30 million vehicles that DO NOT run on electricity or other alternative fuels are consuming more than 40 million gallons of transportation fuels, gasoline and diesel, excluding jet fuel, EVERY DAY. Sounds like a lot of fuel, but it equates to just more than 1 gallon per day per vehicle. California motorists and businesses are major consumers of fossil fuel products. Even though there is a both projected growth in population from our current 38 million citizens, AND an increase in vehicle registrations from our current 30 million, the fuel demand is projected to decline slightly from the current 40 million gallons per DAY of gasoline and diesel, mostly as a result of continuous improvements in fuel efficiencies, and a slight impact by the 3% of vehicles that run on electricity or other alternative fuels. We already have AB32 and the LCFS in effect to control GHG emissions. REQUIRING California’s 38 million citizens to change their lifestyle appears to be bad public policy and possibly unenforceable on abusers that do not reduce their usage by 50%. It appears that a reduction from the current 40 million gallons of transportation fuels down to 20 million a day in just 15 years would be a drastic lifestyle change that could severely impact one of the world’s largest economies."

by PTSSTAFFING 19 days ago   Respond   Read article

An Engineered Drought

"Now I'm not here to necessarily defend agriculture- but are you accounting for all the reductions they have had to make in recent year's prior to the Governor's executive order? I thought they were cutting before the rest of us. water crops as much as needed, water lawns sparingly."

by Avg. Joe 55 days ago   Respond   Read article

Carly Fiorina jumps in GOP presidential race: Can she win? (+video)

"The only thing Carly can aspire to is a cabinet post. So she has to decide what realistic nominee she will ultimately support. At some time, she will go with Jeb."

by jimragan796 92 days ago   Respond   Read article

An Engineered Drought

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

by PTSSTAFFING 120 days ago   Respond   Read article

Jerry Brown, the Farmers' Friend

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

by PTSSTAFFING 120 days ago   Respond   Read article

Top news and opinion

based on member clicks
 Proposed ballot measure offers ray of hope on pensions
Orange County Register/Opinion - Aug. 4, 12:00 am
Comment  Send to friend

 Pension initiative has 'significant' savings, costs
CalPensions - Aug. 4, 12:41 am
Comment  Send to friend

 Water and Power: Changing the landscape of California
Los Angeles Times/Top of the Ticket - Aug. 4, 2:00 am
Comment  Send to friend

 Puerto Rico's other crisis: It's running out of water
CNN/CNNMoney.com - Aug. 3, 9:51 pm
Comment  Send to friend

 Community Coalition's South L.A. headquarters get a welcome face-lift
Los Angeles Times/Top of the Ticket - Aug. 3, 9:51 pm
Comment  Send to friend

Mainstream political news

Latest California news   Details

 Rocky Fire burns nearly 65,000 acres

The largest of California's 23 wildfires was burning its way toward their homes, and about all they could do was sit on lawn chairs from a distance and watch. Dozens gathered at a Moose lodge's parking lot in Northern California's Clearlake Oaks ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, Drought
Comment  Send to friend

 Cruz super PAC launches seven-figure, nationwide ad campaign

The ads will also run in early voting states »Read

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Early Primary
Comment  Send to friend

 CA 'conundrum': Water use down, bills up

Californians reacted impressively to Gov. Jerry Brown’s late-spring call for major water conservation, cutting usage by 27 percent in June. But many aren’t happy about it — because for millions of ratepayers, conservation ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Supes To Consider Backing Penalties For Drone Operators Interfering With Firefighting

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday morning whether to support state and federal legislation that would establish penalties for people whose unmanned aircraft interfere with firefighting efforts. »Read

In this article: Paul Cook, Ted Gaines, Mike Gatto
Bills: SB 167,
Comment  Send to friend

 Thunderstorms may challenge firefighters battling 65,000-acre Rocky fire

The unpredictable Rocky fire grew to 65,000 acres by Tuesday morning after bursting through the containment line and jumping a highway, sending embers over firefighters. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
Comment  Send to friend

 The Note: Donald Trump on Top

NOTABLES --TRUMP TAKES TOP HONORS (AGAIN): Fresh Bloomberg News and CBS News polls out this morning are the third and fourth major surveys in the last 24 hours to show Donald Trump leading GOP rivals, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, by at least 11 ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Early Primary
Comment  Send to friend

 Ronald Reagan and the Chowchilla kidnapping

As Peninsula resident James Schoenfeld is set to be paroled from prison, details emerge on why three men decided to kidnap 26 school children and their bus driver and bury them in a Livermore quarry. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Deborah Hoffman, Gavin Newsom
Comment  Send to friend

 Did Ronald Reagan's budget surplus play a role in infamous Chowchilla school bus kidnapping case?

As Peninsula resident James Schoenfeld is set to be paroled from prison, details emerge on why three men decided to kidnap 26 school children and their bus driver and bury them in a Livermore quarry. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Deborah Hoffman, Gavin Newsom
Comment  Send to friend

 How Many County Supervisors"and Who Should Decide

The idea of increasing representation by having fewer constituents per elected representative is getting some attention. On the state level, an initiative filed by John Cox proposes to reorganize state governance by molding a Neighborhood ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, Tony Mendoza
Bills: SCA 8,
Comment  Send to friend

 "Farmer John" Matthesen and California's Urban Agriculture Movement

Throughout California’s 112 community colleges faculty members are active as entrepreneurs and creators of businesses. “Farmer John” Matthesen, a faculty member in the Culinary department at Diablo Valley College (DVC) in Contra Costa, has had ... »Read

In this article: water
Comment  Send to friend

 Time To Give Delivery Businesses A Level Roadway

Transportation network companies in California sure have been under an Uber-microscope in recent months. In mid-June, the California Labor Commission ruled that a San Francisco Uber driver is a company employee and not an independent contractor, ... »Read

In this article: Legislature
Comment  Send to friend

 On Bullet Train, Voters Finally May Get To Apply The Brakes

Pencils have erasers. Computers have the undo command and the escape key. If you had it to do over again, would you vote for the bullet train? It was called the “Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act” on the 2008 ballot, and it ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Rudy Salas, Susan Shelley, Andy Vidak, water
Bills: SB 3,
Comment  Send to friend

 City of San Diego Details Ambitious Climate Action Plan

A more detailed look at the city of San Diego's ambitious climate action plan includes specific strategies for how to get all energy from renewable sources and dramatically reduce car use. »Read

In this article: Kevin Faulconer, Todd Gloria, greenhouse gas
Comment  Send to friend

 Essential California: Life in a shipping container

Good morning. It is Tuesday, Aug. 4. What's for breakfast? At one San Francisco jail, it's farina, scrambled eggs and an old-fashioned chocolate doughnut. Here's what is happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Climate ... »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Drought, greenhouse gas, Mary Nichols, renewable energy, Hilda L. Solis, Allen Warren, water
Comment  Send to friend

 California is ahead of the game as Obama releases Clean Power Plan

President Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants over the next 15 years will force states to address climate change by pushing them to act more like California. »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, Energy Commission, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Fran Pavley, renewable energy, water
Bills: AB 32,
Comment  Send to friend

 Firefighters battle massive California wildfires

Firefighters worked Monday in steep terrain and other rugged conditions to fight California's Rocky Fire, one of nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 acres of the parched state this year, according to state fire officials. ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, Drought, Michael R.O. Martinez
Comment  Send to friend

 Water and Power: Changing the landscape of California

Your guide to the California drought from the Los Angeles Times. Rain in the Sierras is common, but when one has spent weeks in #drylandsCA, it is a most welcome sight. Subscribe to the newsletter NEWS AND POLICY Water savings: Californians cut ... »Read

In this article: Michael Cohen, Drought, Dianne Feinstein, Lester Snow, water
Comment  Send to friend

 News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress' vote on the international accord to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most significant national security decision since lawmakers voted in 2002 to ... »Read

In this article: Anna G. Eshoo, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff
Comment  Send to friend

 Can California Cut Gasoline Use In Half In 15 Years? Probably Not

Kate Galbraith | CALmatters One sunny Saturday in Stockton, Mary Serrano climbed into the driver’s seat of a bright-red, all-electric Chevrolet Spark. A retiree who normally drives a 20-year-old Toyota Camry, she was curious about the ... »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, biofuels, Jerry Brown, Jean Fuller, Cathleen Galgiani, Eloy Garcia, greenhouse gas, Beth Miller, renewable energy, Richard D. Roth, Jeff Stone, Stanley Young
Bills: SB 350,
Comment  Send to friend

 Pension initiative has 'significant' savings, costs

The official analysis of a proposed public pension initiative issued last week said “likely large savings” in retirement benefits would be offset by pressure for higher pay and other costs. But the analysis does not estimate whether it would be ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, Michael Cohen, Carl DeMaio, Kamala Harris, Chuck Reed, referendum, Mac Taylor
Comment  Send to friend

 California Minimum Wage Initiative Cleared For Signatures

(AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative. The proposal would boost California's minimum wage by $1 an hour annually until it reaches $15 an ... »Read

In this article: minimum wage, Alex Padilla
Comment  Send to friend

 Sturm und drang near Clear Lake*

<p>The fire at Clear Lake has already burned about 94 square miles and still is far from containment. <a href=http:* <p>From <strong>Julia Prodis Sulek in the Mercury News:</strong> "This is the blaze that ... »Read

In this article: Drought, Fair Political Practices Commission, greenhouse gas, Kamala Harris, Michael R. Peevey, water, Jay Alan Wierenga
Comment  Send to friend

 Proposed ballot measure offers ray of hope on pensions

Good news on the public pension front. The Voter Empowerment Act of 2016 has been given the seal of approval by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, which said in a report that the initiative “would reduce governmental employer ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS, David Crane, Carl DeMaio, Kamala Harris, Chuck Reed
Comment  Send to friend

 AM Alert: Voting rights advocates, Secretary of State will make announcement on Scott v. Bowen

Fisher may get endangered status$36 million high-speed rail contract could go out … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, High-Speed Rail, Legislature, Alex Padilla
Comment  Send to friend

 Rocky Fire: California Drought Makes Containment Tougher

In the fourth year without normal precipitation, California is seeing another complication of the drought as crews work to contain the Rocky Fire.  'Now, the conditions are so dry across California and especially in Lake County, that’s ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Drought
Comment  Send to friend

 Compensation Commission approves 2 percent pay hike for Sacramento mayor, council

Panel also to consider reclassifying auto, technology, expense allowances as salary … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, Howard Posner
Comment  Send to friend

 Puerto Rico's other crisis: It's running out of water

Puerto Rico doesn't have enough money to pay its bills. It went into default for the first time in its history on Monday. Now it's running out of water too. Literally. »Read

In this article: Juan Camacho, Drought, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Community Coalition's South L.A. headquarters get a welcome face-lift

For almost two decades, the headquarters of Community Coalition stood as a bunker at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and 81st Street in South Los Angeles. »Read

In this article: Karen Bass, Eric Garcetti, Barack Obama, Robert E. Ross, Robert K. Ross
Comment  Send to friend

 Climate Agenda Puts Purple-Staters in a Difficult Spot

Political fallout from the White House regulations could put moderates in jeopardy. »Read

In this article: global warming, greenhouse gas, Mark Kirk, Barack Obama, renewable energy, Thomas F. Steyer, water
Comment  Send to friend

 California minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

A union-backed proposal to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour was cleared Monday to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative next year as local efforts continue nationwide to boost the minimum wage to better reflect the cost ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Denise Davis, Legislature, Mark Leno, minimum wage, SEIU
Comment  Send to friend

 Consultant's report clashes with calls for smaller Men's Central Jail

A consultant hired by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has determined that the new Men's Central Jail should contain about 5,000 beds - roughly the same number as a plan that the board voted to put on hold last month. »Read

In this article: Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Lacey, Hilda L. Solis
Comment  Send to friend

 Donald Trump Was Totally Right to Skip the Big Candidate Forum in New Hampshire

So this is what it looks like when Donald Trump stays home. The businessman and board game magnate, who is currently leading the Republican presidential field by a mile, skipped the first full candidate forum of the 2016 presidential race on Monday ... »Read

In this article: Carly Fiorina, global warming, Early Primary
Comment  Send to friend

 As fires rage up north, Southern California prepares for the worst

Wildfires burning in the northern part of the state coupled with a severe drought are worrying local fire officials, who are preparing for the worst. The Los Angeles County Fire Department has backfilled all fire stations with additional personnel ... »Read

In this article: Drought, John A. Wagner, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Revamped Community Coalition Headquarters Reopens In South LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons were on hand Monday for the grand reopening of the newly renovated Community Coalition Headquarters in South Los Angeles. »Read

In this article: Karen Bass, Eric Garcetti
Comment  Send to friend

 In California, Even Firefighters Conserve Water

California’s drought is creating new challenges to firefighters, who must try to conserve water while dousing flames. That means sending air tankers farther to a deeper water source, using dirt or flame retardants, or doing more controlled burns. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding measure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the women's health group for its role in gathering ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Mark Kirk, Dan Levine, Senate Democrats
Comment  Send to friend

 New polls suggest Perry out of debate

He entered the race last cycle as the nominal favorite, but has failed to gain traction this time. »Read

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Chris Wilson
Comment  Send to friend

 Tarzana prayer service calls for recognition, awareness of genocides

With the ongoing destruction of churches, forced conversions and ethnic cleansing occurring in Syria and Iraq, local politicians will gather with the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek communities Tuesday night in Tarzana for prayers and to raise more ... »Read

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Paul Krekorian, Barack Obama, Brad Sherman
Comment  Send to friend

 The perilous new normal on wildfire lines

Death of firefighter in Modoc National Forest underscores fire season’s rising perilWildfires, always a challenge, have become monstrous with climate changeCongress should OK disaster funding changes for extreme firefighting on federal land ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, global warming
Comment  Send to friend

 Foon Rhee: 'Clear eyes' on big projects

Sacramento City Hall could do a lot worse than follow the motto: ‘Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose!’ … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, minimum wage
Comment  Send to friend

 Former FPPC enforcement chief joins Sacramento law firm

Gary Winuk, who left FPPC in March, joins Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLPWinuk will focus on campaign and governmental ethics enforcement, advice and trainingWinuk prosecuted major violations of state political ethics and campaign rules … ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Fair Political Practices Commission, Ann Ravel, Gary Winuk
Comment  Send to friend

» More headlines
- // STRIPE FORM