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California politics news feed

California politics news feed

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Live Welcome to Essential Politics, our in-the-moment look at California political and government news. for analysis and more, and subscribe to the . Don’t miss our Essential Politics page in Sunday’s California section.L.A. billionaire Eli Broad donates $1.5 million to pro-charter school group supporting Villaraigosa for governor Los Angeles billionaire and philanthropist Eli Broad donated $1.5 million on Thursday to a pro-charter school group supporting Antonio Villaraigosa’s candidacy for governor. The contribution came one day after , Families...

May 14, 2018
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What HIPAA is and is not: A primer on the healthcare privacy law

What HIPAA is and is not: A primer on the healthcare privacy law

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement If you’re being interviewed and a journalist asks you if you’re vaccinated, is that a violation of HIPAA?No.What if your employer is asking you to prove you’ve been vaccinated — is that a HIPAA issue?No.What if you go to a bar or restaurant or store and a person at the front door says you need to show proof of vaccination to enter? Are they violating your HIPAA rights?AdvertisementStill no. HIPAA — short for the — only covers what information specific healthcare-related entities can share about you without your consent. A journalist...

July 27, 2021
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Former Ukraine prosecutor says he saw no evidence of wrongdoing by Biden

Former Ukraine prosecutor says he saw no evidence of wrongdoing by Biden

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Ukraine’s former top law enforcement official says he repeatedly rebuffed demands by President Trump’s personal lawyer to investigate Joe Biden and his son, insisting he had seen no evidence of wrongdoing that he could pursue.In an interview, Yuri Lutsenko said while he was Ukraine’s prosecutor general he told Rudolph W. Giuliani that he would be happy to cooperate if the FBI or other U.S. authorities began their own investigation of the former vice president and his son Hunter but insisted they had not broken any Ukrainian laws to...

October 4, 2019
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LAX to end curbside pickup by Uber and Lyft

LAX to end curbside pickup by Uber and Lyft

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Frequent fliers, beware. Los Angeles International Airport will soon ban ride-hailing companies from picking up passengers outside its terminals, LAX officials said Thursday.Starting on or about Oct. 29, travelers looking to hop on an Uber or Lyft or a taxis will be taken by shuttle to a parking lot next to Terminal 1, where they can book their rides, said Keith Wilschetz, deputy executive director of the Operations and Emergency Management Division at Los Angeles World Airports. Drop-offs at terminals will still be allowed.The...

October 4, 2019
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Gov. Newsom criticized the new vaccine bill. Anti-vaccine activists are celebrating

Gov. Newsom criticized the new vaccine bill. Anti-vaccine activists are celebrating

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Gov. Gavin Newsom thrust himself into a debate over one of California’s most controversial legislative proposals by suggesting he did not agree with a bill to tighten vaccine exemptions because it would create an immunization bureaucracy.Opponents of the bill immediately , with anti-vaccination advocate the governor Monday for “his wise and sober opposition to a draconian proposal.”The problem is that Newsom, who raised his concerns during a question-and-answer session with reporters at the California Democratic Party’s convention...

June 5, 2019
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Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Here are the cities that have hosted the Summer Olympics since Los Angeles last hosted in 1984. After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues.The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted in 1984 and 1932. It also opens the door for the 2024 Games to be held in Paris.“It has been...

August 1, 2017
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House votes along party lines to repeal key Dodd-Frank financial reforms

House votes along party lines to repeal key Dodd-Frank financial reforms

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement The House voted along party lines Thursday to repeal many of the stricter regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis, taking the first step in a long-held Republican desire to roll back landmark rules they complain are hurting banks, restricting consumer credit and slowing economic growth.The legislation, which faces major hurdles in the Senate because of united Democratic opposition, would continue the Republicans’ deregulatory push under President Trump by dismantling key parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...

June 19, 2017
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The FDA tried to ban flavors years before the vaping outbreak. Top Obama officials rejected the plan

The FDA tried to ban flavors years before the vaping outbreak. Top Obama officials rejected the plan

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Unicorn Vomit. Cotton Candy. Gummy Bear. Skittles.Some teenagers who tried these playful vaping flavors thought they were just inhaling water vapor — not also nicotine, a chemical considered as addictive as heroin and cocaine.Now, as a mysterious vaping-related lung disease has doctors and parents urging the nation’s 3.6 million young users to quit, many are finding that they physically can’t — they’re hooked. It’s exactly the kind of youth addiction crisis the Food and Drug Administration had warned of four years ago, when it tried...

October 4, 2019
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Op-Ed: Trump's 'emoluments' defense argues he can violate the Constitution with impunity. That can't be right

Op-Ed: Trump's 'emoluments' defense argues he can violate the Constitution with impunity. That can't be right

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Erwin Chemerinsky When the president of the United States violates the Constitution there must be a way for a federal court to hear the case and provide a remedy. Three different lawsuits have been filed against President Trump claiming that he is violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution by receiving unlawful payments or other benefits from foreign governments and from the United States.Trump’s position is that the federal courts can hear none of these suits because no one has “standing” to sue him for these...

June 26, 2017
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California must do 6 things before coronavirus restrictions can be lifted, Newsom says

California must do 6 things before coronavirus restrictions can be lifted, Newsom says

Copyright © 2022, Los Angeles Times | | | | Advertisement Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday offered his how California could begin to lift coronavirus stay-at-home rules and get its economy going again.The administration highlighted for altering his stay-at-home mandate, including the ability to closely monitor and track potential cases, prevent infection of high-risk people, prepare hospitals to handle surges, develop therapies to meet demand, ensure schools, businesses and child-care facilities can support social distancing, and develop guidelines for when to ask Californians to stay home...

April 14, 2020
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