Category Archives: Southern California

California is Experiencing a Crime ‘Tsunami,’ DA Says

A condemned inmate is led out of his east block cell on death row at San Quentin State Prison, in San Quentin, Calif. on Mar.…

California is Experiencing a Crime ‘Tsunami’: Sacramento DA

A condemned inmate is led out of his east block cell on death row at San Quentin State Prison, in San Quentin, Calif. on Mar.…

Western Wildfires: Crews Make Progress on Huge Oregon Blaze

People stand behind the fire line as the flames spread through dry grasses at the Steptoe Canyon Fire in Colton, Wash., on July 22, 2021.…

Homelessness, Housing, Top Newport Mayor’s Priorities

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Newport Beach Mayor Brad Avery gave his 2021 State of the City July 21 during Speak Up Newport’s annual mayor’s reception. Avery took the podium before a sold-out crowd of about 400 guests that included current and former city

Critics of Billion Dollar California Capitol Project Want More Transparency

The California state Capitol building in downtown Sacramento, California on Oct. 9, 2003. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Two Parent Advocacy Groups Sue California Gov. Over COVID-19 Mask Mandate for School Children

A masked student at an elementary school in Chula Vista, Calif.. on July 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Santa Ana Approves $80 million COVID-19 Relief Package

The city of Santa Ana, California, unanimously approved an $80 million COVID-19 relief plan, the first portion of the $128 million it’s set to receive as part of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.    The plan, dubbed “Revive Santa Ana” seeks

Recall Candidate Loses Legal Challenge Over Ballot Designation

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer lost a lawsuit against the Secretary of State’s office requesting to be labeled as a retired mayor on the California recall ballot. “The California Democrat Party put their fist on the scales of justice and injected partisanship into this proceeding,” Faulconer’s campaign said July

Newsom Invites Nation’s Homeless Population to Live the ‘California Dream’

Gov. Gavin Newsom welcomed the nation’s homeless into California on July 19 after signing the largest homeless investment bill in state history. “The state is roaring back, and I’m proud that people from around the world are looking to California again for opportunity,”

 Ex-Union President from Glendora Sentenced to Two Years for Embezzlement

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A former union president from Glendora was sentenced July 22 to 28 months in federal prison for abusing her leadership position to embezzle union funds—behavior that depleted the union’s bank accounts and led her to double the dues