PFC trump kick 0ffThe California Republican Party made a blatantly false claim this week saying President Trump was “kicked off” the state’s ballot. PolitiFact California rated it Pants On Fire.

Story by Chris Nichols.

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111118 retardant drop wildfire malibu ap pThe number of acres burned statewide is down 94 percent over the same period last year. Cal Fire says a wet winter and moderate summer are a big part of it.

Story by Randol White.

(Photo: A plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Malibu, California - Jae C. Hong / AP / via Capital Public Radio)







MichaelPicker2Despite frequent calls to break up the California Public Utilities Commission, the state agency that regulates services worth more than 50 billion dollars a year remains mostly untouched.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: Michael Picker – Courtesy of CPUC)


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