Index
Wednesday
Sep282016

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Santa Monica, "FAA will investigate Santa Monica's 'starvation strategy' to shut down its municipal airport"; Santa Ana, "Santa Ana homeless shelter with beds, showers, meals, services may open Oct. 6"; L.A., "L.A. wants to delay when employers may ask about criminal histories"; O.C., "High-Ranking County Executive Prepares for Abrupt Departure" ....  

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

* Orange County Register:  "Santa Ana homeless shelter with beds, showers, meals, services may open Oct. 6"

* Voice of OC:  "High-Ranking County Executive Prepares for Abrupt Departure"

* Los Angeles Times:  "FAA will investigate Santa Monica's 'starvation strategy' to shut down its municipal airport"

* Los Angeles Times:  "L.A. wants to delay when emloyers may ask about criminal histories"

Wednesday
Sep282016

SACRAMENTO: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), "Exclusive study group helpd Cal Fire officers advance"; clean energy, "Is rooftop solar worth it? Californians consider the question as use, complaints rise"; Prop. 55, commentary (Dan Walters), "Would Proposition 55 increase California's losses to other states?" ....  

***Various items relating to doings in and/or around the Capitol.....

* Sacramento Bee (The State Worker):  "Exclusive study group helped Cal Fire officers advance

* Sacramento Bee:  "Is rooftop solar worth it? Californians consider the question as use, complaints rise"

* Sacramento Bee (Dan Walters):  "Would Proposition 55 increase California's losses to other states?

Wednesday
Sep282016

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Bay Area): San Francisco, Millennial Tower, "Sinking S.F. high-rise prompt a panel to delay transit center funds"; marijuana, Oakland, "Oakland pot permit plan deadlocked in City council committtee"; S.F., "After power struggle, Dede Halsey prevails at Fine Marts Museums" ....

***Various items relating to local issues/local government, in and around the Bay Area....

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Sinking S.F. high-rise prompts panel to delay transit center funds"

* San Francisco Chronicle (Matier & Ross):  "After power struggle, Dede Halsey prevails at Fine Arts Museums"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Oakland pot permit plan deadlocked in City Council committtee"

Wednesday
Sep282016

LOCAL GOVERNMENT/ENVIRONMENT (County of Los Angeles): Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors: "L.A. County wants health impact study of Porter Ranch gas leak and Exide battery plant pollution"; "As bloody noses continue in Porter Ranch, L.A. County wants health study"; "What are the long-term effects of Porter Ranch? L.A. supes want to know" .... 

Wednesday
Sep282016

POLITICS/MEDIA: 2016 presidential election, California newspaper endorsement/ Donald Trump: "There's only one newspaper in California that has endorsed Donald Trump" ....

* San Francisco Chronicle (Katie Dowd):  "There's only one newspaper in California that has endorsed Donald Trump" - "Can you guess which one?" - From the Chronicle:

This weekend, the New York Times surprised no one by officially endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, joining nearly every other major American newspaper in recommending Clinton. But one California newspaper went against the blue tide by boldly endorsing Donald Trump for President. That paper? The already controversial Santa Barbara News-Press.

Politico pointed out the California anomaly in its Monday morning newsletter. Not only is it Trump's only endorsement from a California paper, it's one of the few anywhere in the nation. So far, he's gotten official endorsements from the National Enquirer, New York Observer and New York Post. Clinton has been endorsed by over 80 newspapers across the country.

Over the past decade, the newspaper has mostly made headlines for owner Wendy McCaw's many lawsuits.

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In the 2012 Presidential election, 57.3% of Santa Barbara County voters voted for Barack Obama. Forty percent voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.