Posted by LAUREN HEPLER at Monday, November 30th, 2020 2:08pm
The push for details about breakdowns in the job safety net follows a CalMatters investigation into payment problems impacting more than 350,000 Bank of America unemployment debit cards.
Posted by Matt Levin at Monday, November 30th, 2020 2:03pm
“Project Homekey” could deliver in months what homelessness advocates have wanted for decades: a huge infusion of cash, and a way around cumbersome regulations. But the silver lining comes with a time limit.
Posted by Crossover Media at Monday, November 30th, 2020 1:45pm
Pianist, composer, and bandleader Keith Jarrett is one of the most prolific, innovative, and iconoclastic musicians to emerge from the late 20th century. As a pianist (though that is by no means the only instrument he plays), he literally changed the conversation in jazz by introducing an entirely new aesthetic regarding solo improvisation in concert.
Posted by Paul Rosenberg at Friday, November 27th, 2020 6:15pm
Every year since 1976, Project Censored has performed an invaluable service — shedding light on the most significant news that’s somehow not fit to print. Censorship in an authoritarian society is obvious, from a distance, at least: there is a central agent or agency responsible for it, and the lines are clearly drawn.
Posted by Kenny Stancil at Friday, November 27th, 2020 1:15pm
The corporation is trying to pacify workers with holiday bonuses of $150 to $300, even though "Jeff Bezos could pay a $105,000 bonus to every Amazon worker and still be as rich as he was at the start of the pandemic."
Posted by Jake Johnson at Friday, November 27th, 2020 1:02pm
Burning it down on the way out the door. There is no reasonable justification for this.
Posted by Brett Wilkins at Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 9:56am
If Amazon workers in Alabama–a strong anti-union state–vote to form a union, it will be a shot heard around the world.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 9:38am
California may have paid up to $1 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims filed on behalf of prison and jail inmates in what prosecutors are calling “the most significant fraud on taxpayer funds in California history.”
Posted by Andrea Germanos at Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 10:19am
President-elect Joe Biden said Monday that former Secretary of State John Kerry would serve as his Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, an announcement that provoked a range of responses from climate campaigners
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 10:13am
As Thanksgiving approaches, the mood in California isn’t too festive.
Posted by Julia Conley at Monday, November 23rd, 2020 9:09am
We all should be paying more attention to the killing spree that the Justice Department is currently engaging in.
Posted by Jessica Corbett at Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 9:08am
Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, November 16th, 2020 7:17am
As Thanksgiving approaches, California is racking up a series of grim statistics.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Friday, November 13th, 2020 9:58am
California still has 1.2 million votes left to count from last week’s election, but the 2022 ballot is already taking shape — and some potential measures may fight 2020 battles all over again.
Posted by Andrea Germanos at Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 11:14am
"Renewable power is defying the difficulties caused by the pandemic, showing robust growth while others fuels struggle," said IEA executive director Fatih Birol.
Posted by Julia Conley at Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 11:11am
Trump administration officials further signaled on Tuesday that the White House is not planning to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team after Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Posted by Kenny Stancil at Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 12:14am
Saying progressive policies held Democrats back from expanding their House majority/taking the Senate just doesn't hold water with data available so far.
Posted by Democracy Now! at Monday, November 9th, 2020 11:10am
As President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris prepare to take power, we continue to look at the growing debate over the direction of the Democratic Party. House Majority Whip James Clyburn went on several Sunday talk shows to criticize calls to “defund the police” and argued the phrase hurt Democratic congressional candidates.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, November 9th, 2020 10:52am
With the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president, the Golden State — which spent the past four years mired in a contentious relationship and more than 100 lawsuits with the Trump administration — is poised to exert more influence in the White House than it has in at least a generation. Harris, the first woman and woman of color to win the vice presidency, is only the second Californian — and the first California Democrat — to do so.
Posted by Ralph Nader at Sunday, November 8th, 2020 11:44am
Loaded with nearly twice as much money as the GOP, the Democrats showed that weak candidates with no robust agendas for people where they live, work, and raise their families, is a losing formula.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 9:33am
Here’s what we know about how California’s 12 statewide propositions are faring so far.
Posted by Democracy Now! at Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 9:18am
Police in Alamance County in North Carolina pepper-sprayed a peaceful get-out-the-vote march Saturday, descending on the crowd after they stopped near a Confederate monument to kneel in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis in May.
Posted by EMILY HOEVEN at Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 9:05am
Today is the last day to cast your ballot, either by mail or in person. Today is your last chance to weigh in on 12 propositions that could affect California’s economic, political and social landscape for generations.
Posted by LEWIS GRISWOLD at Monday, November 2nd, 2020 1:18pm
California is one of 22 states with a dedicated state agency charged with keeping workers safe and healthy. Here’s how you can report problems.
Posted by Jim Lafferty at Monday, November 2nd, 2020 12:28pm
Donald Trump has made so many outrageous, over-the-top statements since his 2016 election, that by now most of us have become sufficiently numbed by them to no longer react to his words as we should. But now, during the 2020 presidential campaign, he has made what are surely his most alarming statements.
Posted by Ben Christopher at Friday, October 30th, 2020 10:53am
54% of the ballots cast in California so far have come from Democrats. That inversion of the historic norm could spell trouble for the GOP.
Posted by Eva Jade Vasquez at Friday, October 30th, 2020 10:18am
I will be voting in the upcoming election as a first-time voter. As an American citizen living in a democratic country, I believe it is not only a privilege, but it is my duty.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Thursday, October 29th, 2020 9:05am
As Election Day inches nearer, 87% of California voters are concerned that many Americans won’t respect the outcome of the presidential election — and 88% think violence is likely if the outcome is in dispute, according to a Wednesday poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Thursday, October 29th, 2020 8:55am
Beyond the criminal justice propositions on California’s November ballot, the upcoming election will also serve as a barometer for the role Californians think district attorneys should play in the aftermath of historic protests against police brutality.
Posted by Emily Hoeven at Monday, October 26th, 2020 1:38pm
Brace yourself for the most dangerous fire weather of the season — and prepare to light a lot of candles.