The Sacramento Bee – Gavin Newsom ‘Declared War’ on Big Oil. What Does It Mean for California’s Clean Energy Transition?

By Maggie Angst, THE SACRAMENTO BEE Since 1896, the sprawling Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo has turned millions of barrels of crude oil into everything...

KNX-AM (Radio) – Los Angeles, CA; Governor Gavin Newsom Asks For A Federal Investigation Into SoCal Gas

By Staff Reporters, KNX - Los Angeles, CA February 6, 2023 Click below to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment.

Santa Barbara News Press – Next Steps Unclear On California Governor’s Push To Penalize Oil Companies’ Record Profits

By Seth Sandronsky, SANTA BARBARA NEWS PRESS February 3, 2023 Last December, Gov. Gavin Newsom convened a special legislative session, demanding a price-gouging penalty on major...

Anthem Sued for Illegally Stripping Out-of-Network Coverage for Californians

Paul Simon v. Blue Cross of California d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC639205 A California class-action lawsuit was filed on...

KGO ABC TV-7 San Francisco, CA – Is TransAmerica Running A Pyramid Scheme On Its Policyholders?

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Press Conference – Uncovered PUC Emails Show Gov Brown’s Top Aide Used Official Office To Pump Up Stock

This press conference features Consumer Watchdog and attorney Mike Aguirre discussing the complaint against Governor Brown’s top aide, Nancy McFadden. She appears to have broken state laws by owning up to $1 million in stock in her former employer, Pacific Gas & Electric, and using her official position for personal financial benefit by intervening to inflate the company’s stock price, according to a complaint filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission by the nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog.

C-Span : Communicators Discussion on Internet Privacy

Privacy and cybersecurity lawyer Jim Halpert and John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog discussed the prospect of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) developing privacy regulations for the Internet. In late February 2015, the FCC announced it would regulate the Internet as a public utility.


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WATCH: Video Shows Google Self-Driving Car Hitting Bus

A new video shows a Google self-driving car hitting a bus in California, the first such accident where the tech company said its vehicle was at fault.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority released the video to The Associated Press.


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