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California Sues City to Remove Voter ID Requirement for Local Elections

By Rudy Blalock Huntington Beach’s recently approved measure requiring voter ID in local elections has prompted a legal challenge from top California leaders. Attorney General Rob Bonta and Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, the state’s chief elections official, announced the lawsuit at an April 15 news conference, challenging the city’s Measure A, which gives […]

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Price Hikes, Job Losses in Wake of California’s New Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers

By Travis Gillmore Though California’s new minimum wage for the fast-food industry puts more money into some workers’ pockets, it has ignited a firestorm of menu price hikes, mass layoffs, and reduced work hours across the state. After Assembly Bill 1228—signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2023—took effect April 1, the minimum wage […]

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California’s Capital Declares Itself a Transgender Sanctuary City

By Brad Jones Dozens of transgender activists clashed with several parental rights protesters outside Sacramento City Hall on March 26 preceding public debate over a trans sanctuary city resolution, which the council unanimously passed. The resolution declaring Sacramento “a sanctuary city for transgender people,” effective immediately, supports Senate Bill 107, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed […]

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Billions of Dollars in Commercial Real Estate Debt Pressuring California Markets

By Travis Gillmore High interest rates and a shift to working from home continue to impact commercial real estate in California, specifically the office sector, with lingering high vacancy rates and impending loan due dates creating both risks and opportunities, according to experts. With approximately $21 billion in commercial mortgage-backed securities coming due in Los […]

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Driverless Cars in California Immune from Traffic Tickets under Current Laws: Report

By Jill McLaughlin Autonomous cars driving city streets in California have run red lights, blocked emergency vehicles, and injured a pedestrian. But can they get tickets from police officers? Probably not, according to some experts. An investigative report by NBC Bay Area found the state’s law enforcement was unable to cite the driverless vehicles. In California, traffic […]