The initial request from Rendon called on Picker to order Edison to release "all internal and external emails" related to San Onofre and turn them over to the committee. The commission issued a subsequent order for additional records last month, and Edison released several more emails. "If the July 31 deadline is not met, I will continue pursuing the San Onofre documents, and pushing reforms and conducting oversight that force the commission to change its unacceptable culture of secrecy," Rendon said.
The mayor of Murrieta is facing graphic accusations of sexual abuse. CBS2's Tom Wait spoke to the woman on Thursday and also got a response from the mayor regarding the allegations. Smith says the abuse happened while she and the mayor were at a Chamber of Commerce mixer back in January. Wait said, "You're saying she's lying?" "I feel. Smith's attorneys say it's too early to say what kind of damages they would be seeking but they would expect the damages to run somewhere in the six or seven figure range if they win their case.
Yuma is usually a sleepy town on the way to San Diego. John Courtis, executive director of the Yuma Chamber of Commerce, said a McDonald's that normally has a dozen cars in the parking lot has been packed. Bernabe touted the city's museums and the Yuma Territorial Prison, a historic site. "Before they left the lady said she was really glad that they had to come to Yuma because they had never come here before and they were impressed with the city," Bernabe said. ___ AP Writer Josh Hoffner contributed to this report from Phoenix.
Vice Mayor Evans Phelps and council member Robert Bergman voted yes. "It's extremely unfortunate," Mayor Jennifer Ray said. Strawser, who is also owner of Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop, helped raise the $50,000 necessary to bring the race to the area this year, and in the previous 2010 and 2011 tours. City Attorney Hal Degraw said Wednesday though that Strawser was legally not obligated to pay the debt, but did so out of his own moral obligation. Nonprofits, home occupancy businesses and street vendors would pay an annual tax of $50.
The committee's recommendations will need to be approved by Torlakson and presented to lawmakers next year. Los Angeles Unified did not attend the earlier meeting, because it was in the midst of negotiations, Rattray said. LAUSD officials in April agreed to raise teacher pay by about 14 percent over two years, after a contentious year of negotiations and threat of a strike. "There is a way to negotiate every three years or whatever without having a locked battle every year, every day, every week, when you have to operate," Rattray said.
Low-end University of California workers and contract employees will be getting a pay raise to $15 an hour by late 2017, with an initial boost to $13 on Oct. 1. "This is the right thing to do for our workers and their families," UC President Janet Napolitano told the university system's regents Wednesday morning. "It is the right thing to do, given the mission and values of our public university.
The newly created Kris Lesher-Aring Giving Circle will honor the memory of this generous philanthropist. The food bank serves nearly 200,000 children and adults -- one in eight residents of Contra Costa and Solano counties -- every month. The newest volunteer opportunities are for "Food Bank Ambassadors" to help raise awareness and educate the public about what the food bank does to help fight hunger. And to Carlos Espitia Bellamy, a senior at Clayton Charter High School. "Good Neighbors" is written by Faith Barnidge.
Sean Skeldon, who is currently completing a residency in family medicine in Toronto, examined records from 4,519 American men who were asked if they had trouble maintaining in erection and also completed a physical examination. Skeldon, a master's student in UBC's School of Population and Public Health when he wrote the paper, looked at whether men who answered "yes" also had high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high blood sugar. The Canadian Diabetes Association says prevalence has almost doubled since 2000. Is there more to this story?
Proponents of AB 32 say that in addition to cleaning the air, the law has contributed to a vibrant clean-energy industry that is innovating with startling speed. Gasoline sales are ticking up. Critics like the Chamber of Commerce say that the drastic emissions measures planned for the future could harm the economy and take away jobs. Supporters counter that past sky-is-falling projections have not come to pass, and that technological innovation is speeding up. Prices have fallen rapidly since then, and California is getting cleaner.
Picker replied to the March 19 letter on April 1, saying state law sets restrictions on public release of documents provided by utilities to regulators and those restrictions affect his ability to comply with Rendon's request. Picker responded on June 9. Picker also has had email exchanges with at least one former commissioner who is now in business with Edison, according to records obtained and disclosed by The San Diego Union-Tribune earlier this year. Rendon also sought documents from the commission's Office of Ratepayer Advocates.
In a ceremony at Dave and Busters that was attended by 150 members of the chamber organization. "Working together and understanding each other is important to a successful business," Hui said upon acceptance of the award. Hui announced Singpoli's entry into the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade will incorporate some elements of that theme. Also honored were Sierra Auto/Honda, as business of the year, and Vintage Treasures & Antiques, as new member of the year. Hui and his wife Ivy have four children. Bay Area Entering Housing Bubble?
Representatives of major business chambers, including the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke in favor of the plan, saying it will improve transportation in the city. Prior to voting, commissioners said they supported the agreement, but they wanted to be able to closely monitor the performance of the ride-hailing companies. Ride-hailing companies, which are also referred to as transportation network companies, are allowed to drop people off at LAX, but only transportation companies with permits can legally make pick-ups.
DineLA Restaurant Week is a bi-annual dining event established to introduce diners to the extensive assortment of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. The community is invited to celebrate art in El Segundo on the third Thursday evenings of the summer months. There will also be plenty of food and drink specials. Here's a heads-up on a few future events you'll want to plan for now! Keller, Dinah Lary and Lisa Rodriguez - all recipients of this year's Community Awards! There's more to sea every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m.!
One bill that made its way through the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce early this week would remove the commission president's sole authority to direct agency staff, making a shared commission responsibility. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who co-sponsors SB 660. Lawmakers discussed whether to include a requirement to reopen the San Onofre case in a budget trailer bill, but were not certain that step would result in a new outcome more favorable to utility customers. The idea was taken out of the bill last month.
To escape the summer heat is going to a park and resting in the shade provided by all of those trees. Brookdale Park, Grover Cleveland Park, High Point Park, Memorial Park, Verona Park, Warinanco Park and Watsessing Park. John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., the two brothers who ran the Olmsted Brothers Company, were two architects who not only believed in making a profit but also helping to make the world a better place for future generations by preserving the open spaces of our planet.