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PG&E’s Bankruptcy Could Slow California’s Fight Against Climate Change

PG&E’s Bankruptcy Could Slow California’s Fight Against Climate Change

By Sammy Roth, LOS ANGELES TIMES

January 15, 2019

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pge-bankruptcy-climate-change-20…

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

California Bans Insurance Companies Of Charging Drivers Based On Their Gender

California Bans Insurance Companies Of Charging Drivers Based On Their Gender

By Michael Karkafiris, CARSCOOPS

January 10, 2019

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/california-bans-insurance-companies-c…

The California Department of Insurance has come up with new rules, under which the auto insurers are now prohibited from charging drivers based on their gender.

Government Shutdown Prompts NHTSA To Pause Car Defect Investigations

Government Shutdown Prompts NHTSA To Pause Car Defect Investigations

By Sean Szymkowski, THE CAR CONNECTION

January 9, 2019

https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1120807_government-shutdown-promp…

As the U.S. government shutdown continues to drag on, the NHTSA said Tuesday that it will not investigate car defects until federal funding is restored.

California Car Insurers Can No Longer Charge Drivers More Based on Gender

California Car Insurers Can No Longer Charge Drivers More Based on Gender

"Gender and sex have no more place in what we pay for auto insurance than race or ethnicity do."

By CITY NEWS SERVICE, KNBC TV-4 Los Angeles, CA

January 4, 2019

New rules issued by the state Department of Insurance say California auto insurers can no longer charge drivers more based on their gender.

Qualifying A California Ballot Measure To Become A 'Playground Of Billionaires’

Qualifying A California Ballot Measure To Become A 'Playground Of Billionaires’

By John Wildermuth, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

January 2, 2019

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Qualifying-a-California-ba…

The price of putting an initiative on the ballot is soaring, and California voters have only themselves to blame.

Protestors Claim Victory Following Demonstration at Assemblymember Holden's Holiday Party

Protestors Claim Victory Following Demonstration at Assemblymember Holden's Holiday Party

Holden reportedly agrees to meet with activist groups opposed to support for PG&E following Woolsey Fire

By Eddie Rivera with David Cross, PASADENA NOW

December 17, 2018

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/protestors-claim-victory-following-demo…

Op-Ed: California Voters Enjoy 30 Years Of Gift To Themselves

Op-Ed: California Voters Enjoy 30 Years Of Gift To Themselves

By Thomas Elias, THE UNION

December 10, 2018

https://www.theunion.com/opinion/thomas-elias-california-voters-enjoy-3…

As this winter's gift-giving season proceeds, California voters might want to pause a moment and pat themselves on the back for a gift that has lasted 30 years: Proposition 103.

California Utility Gets Reassurance on Wildfire Liability

California Utility Gets Reassurance on Wildfire Liability

By Ivan Penn and Peter Eavis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

November 16, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/business/energy-environment/pge-stoc…

After its stock plummeted over its possible role in California’s deadly wildfires, the state’s largest utility won back some investor confidence on Friday after its chief regulator offered a backstop.

Audi’s Autonomous Driving Cup: A Big Deal For Small Cars

Audi’s Autonomous Driving Cup: A Big Deal For Small Cars

By Rene Tellers, 2025AD.com

November 13, 2018

https://www.2025ad.com/the-week-in-ad/2018-11/audi-autonomous-driving-c…

Audi prepares for its Autonomous Driving Cup, Uber ends its wound licking, and Waymo defends its driverless tests against skepticism: read our weekly analysis of the most important news in automated driving!