Newport Beach shuts down 78 unpermitted vacation homes; more are under scrutiny – LA Times

Based on about five weeks of data from a company that combs 22 online platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway to see who’s advertising their homes for vacation rental without proper local clearance, Newport has shut down 78 rentals and has about 50 more to review. Property owners who have been offering short-term lodging without […]
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California law allows pot sales at county fairgrounds | The Fresno Bee

On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB-94, which combined the medical and recreational marijuana laws into one set of rules. The massive bill includes a section that allows for cannabis sales on state-owned fairgrounds – either at county fairs or during private events – provided certain conditions are met. Source: California law allows pot sales […]
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Jerry Brown looking for climate change deal in California | The Sacramento Bee

Gov. Brown wants to convince two-thirds of the Legislature to keep a version of the state’s cap and trade program going beyond 2020. He believes he needs Republicans because he can’t count on all the votes from Democrats, including an influential bloc of business-friendly lawmakers. Source: Jerry Brown looking for climate change deal in California […]
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Environmentalists, fishing groups sue over Delta tunnels

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Defenders of Wildlife, Bay Institute and Golden Gate Salmon Association filed two lawsuits in U.S District Court in San Francisco. They challenged approvals given earlier this week by the Trump administration, which said the project won’t cause significant harm to salmon, smelt and other fish and wildlife. Source: Environmentalists, fishing […]
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California’s gun control efforts suffer 2 legal setbacks

A judge ruled Thursday that the ban approved by the Legislature and voters last year takes away gun owners’ Second Amendment rights and amounts to the government seizing people’s private property without compensation. Earlier this week, state regulators temporarily blocked proposed new rules on assault weapons submitted by Attorney General Xavier Becerra in May. http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GUN_RIGHTS_LAWSUIT_CAOL-?SITE=CASON&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-29-23-40-31 Source: Sonora […]
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Analysis: GOP Health Bill Could Cost California $114B | California News | US News

An analysis by the state Department of Health Care Services concludes the bill would have a $114.6 billion cumulative impact on California’s budget between 2020 and 2027. It would initially add $3 billion in costs in 2020 and increase to $30 billion by 2027. Source: Analysis: GOP Health Bill Could Cost California $114B | California […]
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