Opinion: Antitrust bills threaten California businesses and economy

By Tracy Hernandez and Ahmad Thomas While this misguided U.S. House legislation targets large tech companies, consumers and small businesses will suffer As many California businesses continue struggling under the pandemic, members of Congress are pushing for antitrust legislation that would break up digital tools and online services that assist small enterprises. While this misguided […]

Seeking Nunes support for Alzheimer’s research: Letters to the editor, May 2, 2021

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, is being sought to support Alzheimer’s research. KIRK MCKOY TNS NUNES SUPPORT FOR ALZHEIMER’S CURE My great-grandfather Bill had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease prior to his passing. He had been a self-reliant man, a hard worker, and an avid outdoorsman. It was extremely difficult seeing him lose the ability to care for himself and […]

Long Beach Democrat wants to add 2 EJ members to South Coast air board

The Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Monday approved a bill to add two environmental justice-focused members to a powerful board overseeing air quality in the Los Angeles basin. What happened: CA SB342 (21R), by Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), would add two legislative appointees to the South Coast Air Quality Management Board in an attempt to […]

Wildfire threat likely to get worse, experts say

By MARTIN WISCKOL | mwisckol@scng.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: April 8, 2021 at 4:41 p.m. | UPDATED: April 9, 2021 at 8:01 a.m. The plan includes neighborhood resilience projects, such as putting screens on chimneys, clearing vegetation from around homes and ensuring evacuation plans are in place. There would also be managed burns and other forest management efforts, and an increase in […]