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Thursday
Jan172019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Southern California): "Downtown Groups Angry Over Rail Line Plan"; "Venice homeless shelter faces a legal challenge claiming insufficient review"; "Anaheim City Council extends stadium lease for Angels, giving more time for negotiations"; also, editorial, "If Faulconer has his way, housing construction would soar in San Diego" ....

***Various items relating to local issues/local government, in and/or around Southern California....

* Downtown News:  "Downtown Groups Angry Over Rail Line Plan"

* Los Angeles Times:  "Venice homeless shelter faces a legal challenge claiming insufficient review"

* Orange County Register:  "Anaheim City Council extends stadium lease for Angels, giving more time for negotiations"

***ALSO:

* San Diego Union-Tribune (editorial):  "If Faulconer has his way, housing construction would soar in San Diego"

Thursday
Jan172019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Southern California: "Developer accuses two construction unions of engaging in racketeering and extortion"; "Top Santa Ana Leadership Leaves as City Hall Preps $400,000 Payout"; "Labor Pains: In UTLA-LAUSD Strike Battle, Tactics Are Key"; "Time is short for Faulconer to make his mark" ....

***Various items relating to local issues/local government, in and/or around Southern California....

* Los Angeles Times:  "Developer accuses two construction unions of engaging in racketeering and extortion"

* Downtown News (Jon Regardie - "The Regardie Report"):  "Labor Pains: In UTLA-LAUSD Strike Battle, Tactic Are Key"

* Voice of OC:  "Top Santa Ana Leadership Leaves as City Hall Preps $400,000 Payout"

* San Diego Union-Tribune (Michael Smolens):  "Time is short for Faulconer to make his mark"

Thursday
Jan172019

L.A. CITY HALL: FBI investigation, Councilman Jose Huizar, others: "Downtown L.A. developmen is part of FBI corruption probe"; "FBI corruption inquiry could bring political fallout for Wesson and other L.A. leaders"; also, "Wesson cautious on city hall probe" ....  

***FBI investigation, Councilman Jose Huizar, others....

* Los Angeles Times:  "Downtown L.A. development is part of FBI corruption probe"

* Los Angeles Times:  "FBI corruption inquiry could bring political fallout for Wesson and other L.A. leaders"

***ALSO:

* LAObserved:  "Wesson cautious on city hall probe"

Thursday
Jan172019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: So. Calif.: "L.A. County sheriff reinstates deputy fired over domestic abuse and stalking allegations"; "Former L.A. Councilman Greig Smitih appointed to fill vacant seat until election"; No. Calif.: "Lawsuit filed challenging San Francisco's new Central SoMA zoning plan"; "S.F.'s Van Ness project nearly 2 years behind schedule, millions in cost overruns" ....

***Various items relating to local issues/local government -- Northern California, Southern California....

* Los Angeles Times:  "L.A. County sheriff reinstates deputy fired over domestic abuse and stalking allegations"

* Los Angeles Times:  "Former L.A. Councilman Greig Smith appointed to fill vacant seat until election"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Lawsuit filed challenging San Francisco's new Central SoMA zoning plan"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "S.F.'s Van Ness project nearly 2 years behind schedule, millions in cost overruns"

Thursday
Jan172019

SACRAMENTO: "New legislative analayst will come to the Capitol from big finance"; "California law abolishing bail is put on hold until at least November 2020"; "Ex-assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas made unwanted sexual advances on Capitol employee, investigation finds"; also, "Should California revive redevelopment?" (Dan Walters) ....