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Restaurant Workers 01.11.2019

Prosecutors say owners at several mango-themed Chinese-Malaysian restaurants in San Francisco are ordered to pay more than one million in wage-theft restitution. The district attorney in Alameda county says Hai Jie Chen and Hak Chun Nb were sentenced this week and placed on probation. They owe back wages to 56 restaurant workers at Mango Garden,…

LA Teachers Strike 01.11.2019

A judge in LA says he sees no reason to delay an expected teachers strike next week. Talks are scheduled today, but teachers may walk out next week. The district has hired hundreds of substitutes to replace teachers and other who could leave for picket lines. The district has offered a 6% raise over the…

Cannabis Taxes 01.11.2019

Tax revenue from California’s marijuana market is a lot less than expected. The governor says the state will bank $355 million in marijuana excise taxes by the end of June. That’s about half of what was projected last year. Industry experts say consumers are still buying pot in the illegal marketplace, where they can save…

Governor Gavin Newsom Budget 01.11.2019

Governor Gavin Newsom released his budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins July first. It calls for a $144 billion dollar general fund. That’s a 4% increase over the plan signed by former governor Jerry Brown in June. The budget allocates hundreds of millions of dollars for housing and homelessness. Newsom says he wants…

Davis Officer Shot 01.11.2019

Last night in Davis, a 22-year-old police officer shot and killed while she was responding to a traffic accident. Police chief Darren Pytel tells reporters last night that it’s a tragic day for the Davis police department. It’s their first officer killed in the line of duty since 1959. Officer Natalie Corona was 22-years-old. She’d…

Roblan of the Year 01.10.2019

The Paso Robles chamber of commerce names Matt Masia the 2018 Roblan of the year. Masia graduated from Paso Robles high school. He received a bachelors degree in finance from Fresno State University. He returned to Paso Robles and established the Adelaide Inn in 1986. In 2017, Masia was named to the mid state fair…

Rosenberg 01.10.2019

If you watched the NCAA championship game Monday night, you may have noticed the disruption caused when a 16-year-old San Luis Obispo girl rushed onto the field to protest Petaluma poultry, which supplies chickens to Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara. Zoe Rosenberg previously protested animal rights issues locally. In December 2017, she protested outside the…

Shark Attack 01.10.2019

The surfer who survived a shark attack at Montana de Oro is talking about the experience. He says it occurred Tuesday morning as he was surfing off Sandspit beach with several friends. The 19-year-old Palos Verdes native has surfed since he was four, so it came is as a surprise. He says he never saw…