Thursday, November 15, 2018

CNN Lawsuit Seeks Return of Press Pass

CNN is suing the Trump administration over its decision to pull the press credentials of Jim Acosta, the network’s chief White House correspondent. The administration revoked the credentials on November 7th, saying Acosta failed to treat the White House with respect. Journalism advocates call it an attack on free press.
Christopher Martinez reports.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jerry Brown, Emergency Officials Give Wildfire Update

Wildfires continue to burn in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties, but emergency officials say they’re working together to help survivors and begin the process of rebuilding the devastated communities. Governor Jerry Brown and emergency officials gave an update on the wildfires and the emergency response, but they dodged burning questions about who is responsible, and who will pay for the damages.
Christopher Martinez reports.

Friday, November 9, 2018

California House Races Up For Grabs

Democrats have already claimed victory with their newly-elected majority in the House of Representatives. That margin could be growing as ballots are counted in some hotly contested races in California, including several races in the long-time Republican stronghold of Orange County.
Christopher Martinez reports.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Housing Activists Have Wins and Losses in Elections

Voters rejected Proposition 10, the initiative to repeal the Costa Hawkins amendment and give cities more power to enact rent control laws. But housing rights activists are celebrating some victories with the passage of a number of housing measures at the local level.
Christopher Martinez reports.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Citizenship Question on Census Goes to Trial

A federal judge in Manhattan is hearing testimony in a lawsuit over whether the census should include a question about citizenship. Opponents of the citizenship question say it is intended to “weaponize” the census in order to under-count and under-fund services for immigrants, communities of color, and the poor.
Christopher Martinez reports.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Feinstein Outlines Agenda in Sacramento

Senator Dianne Feinstein traveled to Sacramento Thursday, where she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by “Women Democrats of Sacramento County.” Feinstein answered questions about her legislative priorities, along with some advice for women who are considering running for office.
Christopher Martinez reports.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oakland Mayoral Race

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is facing challenges from the left as she runs to become the first two-term mayor since Jerry Brown. The leading challengers, Cat Brooks and Pamela Price, are each hoping to become the first African American woman to be elected mayor of Oakland.
Christopher Martinez reports.

San Luis Obsipo Measure G Would Ban Fracking and Limit Big Oil

Voters in San Luis Obispo County face a measure on the ballot to stop the expansion of oil production and fracking. Measure G on the county’s ballot aims to stop the expansion of oil production and prevent fracking. Oil companies have poured in $8 million dollars to defeat it. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Trump's Birthright Citizenship Plan Called "Dog-Whistle" to Extremists

President Donald Trump says he wants to end birthright citizenship with an Executive Order. The statement, responding to a reporter’s question, has sparked outrage from immigrant rights activists and others who call it a dog-whistle to the far-right segment of his political base.
Christopher Martinez reports.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Prop 3 Water Bond

California voters will weigh in on another massive water bond in November. Proposition 3, the $8.9 billion bond, would provide money for watershed restoration, water supply and water quality projects, and dam repairs. Some opponents say the measure lacks legislative oversight and shifts costs from big agriculture to taxpayers.
Christopher Martinez reports.