U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

Purchase, NY…A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving through Christmas has given retailers much to cheer about this year. According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, which provides insights into overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check, holiday sales increased 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion this year – the strongest growth […]

Attorney General Becerra: Murder Conviction of California Doctor Who Recklessly Prescribed Deadly Opioids Upheld on Appeal

Attorney General Becerra: Murder Conviction of California Doctor Who Recklessly Prescribed Deadly Opioids Upheld on Appeal

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and his legal team secured a critical victory in the fight against opioid abuse when the California Court of Appeal upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a former osteopathic doctor, Hsiu Ying Tseng. Tseng was convicted on February 5, 2016, of second-degree murder for the prescription drug overdoses of three of her patients: Vu […]

CHP Notes New Roadway Safety Laws…Including Expanded Cyclist Hit & Run Law

CHP Notes New Roadway Safety Laws…Including Expanded Cyclist Hit & Run Law

Sacramento, CA…New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2018 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including helmet use on bicycles and motorized scooters, hit-and-run on bicycle paths, modified exhaust systems, and enhanced safety for refuse collection vehicles. To support its mission of providing the highest levels of Safety, Service, and Security, the California […]

State Water Board Adopts 40% Unimpaired Flow Plan for Lower San Joaquin River and Southern Delta, Severe Impacts Feared for Reservoir Water Storage

State Water Board Adopts 40% Unimpaired Flow Plan for Lower San Joaquin River and Southern Delta, Severe Impacts Feared for Reservoir Water Storage

Sacramento, CA…The State Water Resources Control Board on December 12th adopted a plan designed to restore water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries—the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers. The plan update the Board adopted includes a requirement for 40 percent of unimpaired flow, within a range of 30 to 50 percent. […]

Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Deer with Air Bags Deployed Near Sr17 N / Pasatiempo

Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Deer with Air Bags Deployed Near Sr17 N / Pasatiempo

Santa Cruz, CA…Traffic Update….Vehicle vs Deer with Air Bags Deployed Near Sr17 N / Pasatiempo Incident: 00267 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: Sr17 N / Pasatiempo Loc Desc: NB 17 JSO PASATIEMPO Lat/Lon: 36.999167 -122.021389 Detail Information 4:09 PM 5 [6] 1039 NETCOM FOR EQUIP 4:08 PM 4 [5] XRAY IN VEH HAS POSS INJ […]

The Last 24 Hours of Presidential Tweets

The Last 24 Hours of Presidential Tweets

Washington, DC…The latest missives from the Presidential Fingers of Donald J. Trump. The Weekly Standard, Interior Secretary, Chief of Staff, Obamacare & more were subjected to his Twittering… 11 minutes ago The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and […]

Attorney General Becerra Denounces Court Ruling Declaring the ACA Unconstitutional, Vows to Continue the Fight

Attorney General Becerra Denounces Court Ruling Declaring the ACA Unconstitutional, Vows to Continue the Fight

Sacramento, CA…Attorney General Becerra today issued the following statement regarding Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision in Texas v. U.S., declaring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional, but denying the injunction: “Today’s ruling is an assault on 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions, on the 20 million Americans who rely on the ACA for healthcare, and on […]

CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit Transitions Out of Peak Fire Season

CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit Transitions Out of Peak Fire Season

Monterey, CA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE’s San Benito-Monterey Unit to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. in San Benito and Monterey Counties. “2018 brought yet another record-setting peak wildfire season. The devastation seen […]

Judge Reed O’Connor Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Judge Reed O’Connor Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Fort Worth, TX…U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has ruled that the ACA or Obamacare is unconstitutional. From the Decision…”The Court’s analysis involves three separate inquiries and conclusions. First, the Court finds the Parties satisfy the applicable standing requirements. Second, the Court finds the Individual Mandate can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of […]