Two days before the Sept. 30 deadline, after vetoing a similar bill last year and resisting months of marches, vigils and posturing, including a note from President Biden, Newsom changed his mind on a farmworker labor bill.
The enhanced enforcement of the program, which will go into effect Oct. 13, includes sharp increases in fines – from 10 to 25 times greater – plus the permanent revocation of a permit for a third offense.
Supporters swayed moderate Democrats by removing a provision that would have put fast food corporations on the hook for labor violations at franchise locations, but industry lobbying and opposition from his own Department of Finance could convince Newsom to veto the bill.
Wendy Wong ran a Milpitas business called House of Aloha Hawaii, which came to an end in August 2019 as a long line of victims came forward to report their ruined vacation plans and $200,000 in missing money.
The 49ers offered to pay $3.3 million to the city’s general fund, plus $650,000 to the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, which could spare the authority an additional $8.35 million in legal fees in a protracted dispute.
Ahmad Abouammo, formerly of Walnut Creek, and a former media partnerships manager for Twitter's Middle East/North Africa region, was found guilty acting as a foreign agent of Saudi Arabia without providing notice to the Attorney General, money laundering and conspiracy.
The program launched by the electric utility owned and operated by the City of Santa Clara will help multifamily properties, schools, and businesses successfully plan, fund and install EV charging stations.
Under amendments made public June 30, only public prosecutors, such as the state attorney general and county district attorneys, would have the power to bring civil lawsuits against social media giants for deploying designs or features they know will addict kids.
The new CEO was selected after a nationwide search conducted by the HRS Executive Search firm to replace Knies, who has led the association for 34 years and retires in November as part of a planned transition.