Ontario airport economic impact study reveals ‘economic engine’ for Southern California – Update Cali

summary An economic impact study found that California’s Ontario International Airport (ONT) generates $3.8 billion in activity annually. The airport has grown since it was released from Los Angeles International Airport six years ago and is fighting off the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. But a recession is likely to follow. Ontario is one of … Read more

7 Cities on California’s Central Coast to Light Up for Christmas – Update Cali

Whatever your Christmas destination fantasy—whether it’s a grand castle on a hill, a quaint European-style village, or a quaint town perched on a cliff overlooking the sea—California’s Central Coast probably has you covered. With its panoramic ocean views, numerous vineyards, and white sand beaches, California’s Central Coast region is beautiful year-round. However, during the holidays, … Read more

Editorial: State watchdog of political ethics loses bite – Update Cali

California’s political ethics watchdog needs to start baring its teeth. The Fair Political Practices Commission exists to enforce state laws designed to prevent corruption. The bipartisan panel is supposed to police politicians, candidates, lobbyists and donors by making sure they follow campaign finance rules and avoid conflicts of interest. When it works well, the commission … Read more

Colorado’s Ladron Cellars works with California’s Emercy Wines – Update Cali

Popular features of the Metro Denver Tasting Room Wines from Colorado and California November 22 – Englewood, CO – Richard Crockett, owner of Ladron Cellars in Englewood, Colorado and co-founder of Emercy Cellars in Paso Robles, California, has partnered with California winemaker Orion Stang. Together, the duo will co-own and operate both wineries with Tracy … Read more

Opinion: California must stop cannabis companies from raising THC counts – Update Cali

Billboard advertising cannabis on University Avenue in Hillcrest. Photo by Chris Jennewein Most Californians can simply walk into their local licensed cannabis dispensary and purchase a variety of products. Few consumers read the label of each product and decide what to buy. Too often they are not really clear about what they are buying. Research … Read more

Ninth Circuit rules CA Election Integrity Project seeks to challenge constitutionality of California election laws – Update Cali

“Over the last decade. California enacted laws, orders and regulations that led to massive irregularities,” the California Election Integrity Project said in a statement Monday announcing the huge legal victory. The Ninth Circuit ruled on the Election Integrity Project®California (EIPCa) and current and future congressional candidates may challenge the constitutionality of California election laws, regulations, … Read more

Electrifying America invests $3 million in California for zero-emission vehicle awareness and education in low-income and disadvantaged communities – Update Cali

Electrify America announced a nearly $3 million increase in funding to four award-winning community-based organizations that promote zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) education and awareness in low-income and disadvantaged communities across California. This work supports a current plan to invest $200 million in California’s ZEV infrastructure and education programs in the state by mid-2024, and is part … Read more

California’s political ethics watchdog is losing its bite – Update Cali

A Fair Political Practices Commission investigation into the fundraising practices of Rep. Evan Low (D-Campbell) has remained unresolved for nearly three years. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press) California’s political ethics watchdog needs to start baring its teeth. The Fair Political Practices Commission exists to enforce state laws designed to prevent corruption. The bipartisan panel is supposed to … Read more