Last fall, after state and local governments flushed more than $200 million down the toilet for a failed effort to chase Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, there was all sorts of talk about reforming California’s recall process. Lawmakers held forth, hearings took place, academics weighed in and the state’s independent oversight commission gave the Legislature recommendations. Then nothing much happened. “Most of it, I think, is because the average legislator — and we’re the ones who are going to put this on the ballot through a constitutional amendment — isn’t going to be recalled,” said state Sen. Josh Newman, a Fullerton Democrat who was recalled in 2018 before winning back his seat in 2020. “So it doesn’t have the same level of urgency, especially as time goes by.” Lawmakers also respond to what they’re hearing, or not, from the people they represent. And, let’s face it, voters dealing with soaring inflation, a pandemic, the skyrocketing cost of gas and fears of a … [Read more...] about Column: California flushed $200 million down the toilet. Why won’t it fix the recall process?
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Even as the debate continues on the Agnipath recruitment scheme, the Indian Air Force has started the recruitment process under the same. To become an Agniveer and work as part of the Indian Airforce, interested candidates can start applying from June 24 onwards. The application process will close on July 5. Selected candidates under the process will be called, Agniveer Vayu . The recruitment will be done for a period of four years. IAF asked only unmarried male Indian citizens to apply for the first batch of Agniveer Vayu. While the registration will be opening from today, the defence unit has not yet notified the vacancy details. IAF Agniveer Vayu Recruitment 2022: Eligibility Gender: Only unmarried male Indian citizens are eligible to apply. Read | Amid Protests Against Agnipath Scheme, Indian Army Releases Recruitment Notice for Agniveers Education Qualification: Candidates belonging to the science stream must fulfill one of the following criteria to register … [Read more...] about Indian Airforce is Hiring Agniveers: Here’s How to Apply Under Agnipath Scheme, From Eligibility to Selection, All You Need to Know
San Francisco courts will not be forced to lift COVID restrictions that have delayed criminal trials past their normal legal deadlines. As coronavirus cases rise in the Bay Area, health experts in the region say predicting the peak of the current surge will be more difficult than ever. But antiviral drugs now widely available hold out the promise that the coronavirus will no longer be a killer. Latest updates: Wachter says 1 in 20 San Franciscans could be positive without knowing Caveat emptor, wrote Bob Wachter, the chief of medicine at UCSF, in a tweet on Friday. The influential doctor published internal figures from the medical center showing that amid an overall 7-day rolling test-positivity rate of 8.4% — where nearly 22% of people experiencing COVID symptoms tested positive — a remarkable 4.8% of asymptomatic people also showed evidence of coronavirus infection. The test population, he explained, are mostly pre-operative patients at UCSF undergoing routine … [Read more...] about COVID in California: Wachter says 5% in S.F. could be positive without knowing it
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The head of a trust established to pay billions of dollars to victims of wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment is resigning even as payouts continue to lag. John Trotter, a retired California appellate court judge, announced Tuesday that he is resigning as trustee of the PG&E Fire Victim Trust as of June 30. Trotter headed the fund since it was established in 2020 and said he had promised his family he would step down after two years. Cathy Yanni, who served as the fund's claims administrator, will become the new trustee. “Throughout these past two years, we have devoted our fulltime attention to addressing the financial and other hardships of thousands of deserving fire victims," Trotter said in a letter to fire victims. “As stated above, progress has been made, but there is still more to be done." He promised the transition would … [Read more...] about Head of California wildfire victim trust fund resigns
The optional subject chosen for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Mains can make or break the deal. It is critical to scoring well in the civil services mains exam. Aspirants should therefore choose their optional carefully and wisely in order to maximise their chances in both the mains and the personality test. The questions asked to aspirants in personality interviews are frequently determined by the subject you choose. It is common knowledge that the interviewing board at UPSC Mains will question you more about the topics from your optional. It is, however, important to note that each aspirant’s personality test is unique and thus highly personalised. Nonetheless, it is critical to understand that your choice of optional will follow you not only through the UPSC CSE selection process, but also throughout your life. There is enough evidence to suggest that aspirants with almost every optional subject are chosen and called for a personality test. As a result, no year … [Read more...] about UPSC Civil Services: How to Select The Right Optional Subject For IAS Exam
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 23 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) children's hospital is offering treatments through its transgender health center to patients as young as age 3. UCSF's Child and Adolescent Gender Center "offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support, to transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive kids," according to its website. "We bring together experts from within as well as outside UCSF to promote gender health and support positive outcomes for children and adolescents exploring gender identity and expression." The center accepts new patients ages 3 through 17, but patients may continue to receive care through age 25. Through its program housed within the UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, the center … [Read more...] about California children’s hospital transgender youth center caters to patients as young as age 3
President Biden nominated E. Martin Estrada on Monday to serve as the next U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. If confirmed by the Senate, Estrada, a former federal prosecutor who now is a partner in a corporate law firm, would helm the most populous U.S. attorney’s district in the country, covering some 20 million people across seven counties. Estrada, a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, previously served in the U.S. attorney’s office in L.A. as deputy chief of its violent and organized crime division. Estrada, who grew up around Costa Mesa, said he was humbled and honored by the nomination. “The Central District is where I grew up, and I love it dearly, and I look forward to the confirmation process,” he said. Advertisement He otherwise declined to comment. In a statement Monday, the White House said Estrada and several other nominees for U.S. attorney and U.S. Marshal positions were “chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their … [Read more...] about Biden nominates new U.S. attorney for Los Angeles region
Alisa Blair, Special Advisor to L.A. District Attorney George Gascón, reportedly pushed for a double murderer to be tried as a juvenile, leading to his early release, whereupon he was arrested in connection with a new killing, according to Bill Melugin of Fox News. This is DA @GeorgeGascon ’s Special Advisor on juvenile justice. https://t.co/CSzNuYnnrP — Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 22, 2022 Bibiano, pictured here, is now charged in the murder of a transient man in Pacoima in April. @arb1usc also previously encouraged looters to “burn that shit down” during the summer 2020 riots.” pic.twitter.com/PYc2C7NwaZ — Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 22, 2022 Fox News reported Wednesday: Victor Bibiano, 30, served eight years out of a life sentence handed down for a double murder because Gascon’s office declined to transfer the case from juvenile to adult court, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. He was recently taken into custody in May in relation to the … [Read more...] about Report: George Gascón Adviser Backed BLM Riots, Helped Release Murderer Who Was Arrested Again
The evidence gathered by the Jan. 6 committee and in some of the federal cases against those involved in the Capitol attack poses for Attorney General Merrick Garland one of the most consequential questions that any attorney general has ever faced: Should the United States indict former President Donald Trump? The basic allegations against Mr. Trump are well known. In disregard of advice by many of his closest aides, including Attorney General William Barr, he falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and stolen, he pressured Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to count certified electoral votes for Joe Biden during the electoral count in Congress on Jan. 6, and he riled up a mob, directed it to the Capitol and refused for a time to take steps to stop the ensuing violence. To indict Mr. Trump for these and other acts, Mr. Garland must make three decisions, each more difficult than the previous and none with an obvious answer. First, he must … [Read more...] about Prosecute Trump? Put Yourself in Merrick Garland’s Shoes.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and a handful of lawmakers have prioritized bills addressing the mental health crisis on California streets this year. But opposition to those measures, particularly concerns about infringing on the civil rights of people with severe psychotic disorders, is threatening to derail them. The bills aim to address a very small but visible segment of people — often living on the streets — with severe, untreated psychosis. Two of the bills that the mayors of California’s 13 biggest cities, including San Francisco, have advocated for to reduce barriers to place people in conservatorships look unlikely to advance ahead of a key deadline. Another championed by Newsom that would create a new process for getting people into treatment known as Care Court, cleared a key hurdle this week but still faces opposition from civil liberties groups. If the bills die, so will the Legislature’s ability to help thousands of people who can’t care for themselves this year, said Sen. Scott … [Read more...] about Civil liberties concerns poised to kill proposals to get people with mental illness off the street