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Attorney General Rob Bonta called a decision of a federal court that overturned the ban on assault weapons state, reports the Los Angeles Times.
A special election at Governor Newsom's recall will cost the state over $ 215 million, declared Thursday.
A report showing that the richest Americans , including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett, pay virtually no tax refocused attention on the tax code .
Lawmakers decide this week whether to continue a $ 650 million a year pandemic program to provide free meals for the student public, reports CalMatters.
Uber drivers do not benefit from a reduction in the hiking fare, which some say robs them of hundreds of dollars a week , reports the Washington Post.
California lawmakers criticized VP Kamala Harris recent "don't come" message to migrants from Central America, Politico reports.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva of County of Los Angeles promised to take care of the homeless problem in Venice and sent a team ofe deputies on the promenade this week. But the Los Angeles Times asks: " Is he exceeding his authority? ”
State authorities rescued a man who for two days inside a gian t fan at a vineyard in Sonoma County, KCRA reports.
Did you win $ 50,000? The status is always looking for two winners of thelottery of vaccines who have not claimed their prizes, reports Fox 11.
And finally… Image Sunset Cliffs beach in San Diego in December 2020. Credit ... Ariana Drehsler for Hfrance.fr
As the state wastidy and gorgeous that we cover, this newsletter is in a period of transition. Next month, Soumya Karlamangla take over as senior editor of California Today . (I won't go far: I'll always cover California for the Los Angeles-based Times, and you'll see me every now and then in your inbox.)
Our editor, the inimitable Julie Bloom, also hands over the reins to Manny Fernandez , Times Bureau Chief in Los Angeles, while his role at the national office is expanding.
We are so grateful for Julie's leadership and the work thathas shaped California Today for the past four years. As we bid him farewell, we asked him to share some of his experience.
Do you remember the first California Today you edited? What were the great stories of the state at the time?
The first edition published on September 6, 2016, with a call for readers to tell us about the issues they are most interested in and want us to cover. Wildfires, housing and voting measures were all high on the list - issues that are still extremely relevant today.
L the idea was to hear and speak to readers more directly, and to use all the incredible expertise of our reporters in California to keep them informed. We also wanted to highlightevidence of local journalism across the state at a time when many media outlets were under threat. My favorite early editions relied heavily on our readers, they helped us point out the terrible Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire , shared his mid-session opinions and gave us advice on where to find hidden gems like this one from a drive in Napa:
What has changed the most in the state since then?
Looking back, it 's amazing to see how much has not changed. Our first editions were all devoted to the fires offorest. We've spent much of the year focusing on roaming and how the conditions in the Oakland camps look like those of the developing world. The wealth divide has been a recurring theme and it seems to have only become more pronounced.
Over the past year, it has been remarkable how Californians have come together to fight the pandemic and it is reassuring to see how well the state is doing now. But it also feels like a lot of the problems have only gotten worse. I know people who are considering moving because they don't want to risk losing their homebecause of another fire .
As my colleague Adam Nagourney said: "The meaning of the Californian exception - of why would anyone live somewhere else - isn't as strong as it once was. "And as Conor Dougherty points out, over the last few years there has been quite a collective recognition that the current path is not sustainable and that we need a serious correction of course, but as always there is little agreement on exactly what to do.
You will always help guide California cover to your new role, but is there anything you particularly want to keep reading on , as a Californian yourself?
I am fascinated by the ever-changing politics of the state: just as you think you know how things go, the CaCalifornians will surprise you. The demographics continue to change with complex and interesting implications, and I'm curious to see how the inevitable generational shifts in state leadership play out. Who will emerge and how will they influence the national political landscape?
Any advice for Manny?
On the way! And see as much of the state as possible. This will fuel ideas, and having grown up near the beach, I can say with authority that nothing will improve a day like watching the Pacific.
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Jill Cowan grew up in Orange County, graduated from UC Berkeley and has reported all over the state including the Bay Area, Bakersfield and Los Angeles - but she still wants to see more. Watch here or on Twitter .
California Today is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UC Berkeley.