California http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28940/all en California's Hispanic population projected to outnumber white in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - California's Hispanic population will equal that of whites this year before becoming the state's largest demographic group in 2014 for the first time since statehood in 1850, a government report showed on Thursday.</p> <p>That change in the most populous U.S. state will make it the third where whites do not comprise a plurality of the population, after New Mexico and Hawaii.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Entertainment Politics Social Issues Southern United States West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742500 at http://www.globalpost.com California Latinos to overtake whites within year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/california-latinos-overtake-whites-within-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California by early next year for the first time since it became a US state, according to official forecasts released Thursday. </p> <p>The number of Latinos will equal the white population by mid-2013, when each group is expected to be about 39 percent of the western state's population, the Department of Finance predictions showed.</p> <p>"Early in 2014, the Hispanic population will become the plurality in California for the first time since California became a state," it added. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/california-latinos-overtake-whites-within-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Entertainment Puerto Ricans in the United States West Coast of the United States AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742526 at http://www.globalpost.com Plane lands on California freeway http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/plane-lands-california-freeway <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A light aircraft made an emergency landing on a California freeway Friday after suffering engine trouble, officials said. No-one was hurt.</p> <p>The sole occupant of the Cessna 150C was unharmed after landing the plane on the State Route 125 in Otay Mesa, just north of the US border with Mexico, some 140 miles (225 km) south of Los Angeles. </p> <p>The pilot reported losing power while approaching an airport near San Diego at the end of a flight from the Mexican coastal town of Ensenada, some 115 miles south of the US border. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/plane-lands-california-freeway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation California Propeller aircraft AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:30:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791523 at http://www.globalpost.com Calif. governor looks to China for investments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/calif-governor-looks-china-investments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and wants to keep the state moving forward in its slow recovery from the recession.</p><P>Where better to go searching for the money to further those interests than the world's second largest economy and a country that has piles of cash to invest around the globe?</p><P>The governor of the most populous U.S. state heads to China next week to begin a weeklong trade mission that he hopes will produce investments on both sides of the Pacific.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/calif-governor-looks-china-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business California Health Independent cities Labor Municipalities of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:33:52 +0000 Asianet 5807315 at http://www.globalpost.com California appeals court upholds moratorium on executions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/california-appeals-court-upholds-moratorium-executions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ronnie Cohen</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California appeals court upheld a judge's ruling on Thursday prohibiting the state from executing condemned inmates until it adopts a new lethal-injection protocol, in the latest judicial move against capital punishment in the state.</p> <p>California has 736 inmates on death row but has not executed anyone in seven years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/california-appeals-court-upholds-moratorium-executions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California California Capital punishment Hospitality Law Lethal injection Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 May 2013 07:01:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5849272 at http://www.globalpost.com President Obama takes health pitch to California after rate row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/president-obama-takes-health-pitch-california-after-rate-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caroline Humer and Deena Beasley</p> <p>(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will tell Americans they are getting a good deal out of healthcare reform during a trip to California on Friday, where an argument is raging over whether it is living up to its name as the Affordable Care Act.</p> <p>Support for the reform in California, the nation's most populous state, is seen as crucial to the success of Obama's signature domestic policy when millions of uninsured Americans are able to choose health plans beginning on October 1.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/president-obama-takes-health-pitch-california-after-rate-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Environment Health Healthcare in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:31:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5852592 at http://www.globalpost.com After court rules, California gay marriage fight may go on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/after-court-rules-california-gay-marriage-fight-may-go <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Peter Henderson</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The fight over legalizing gay marriage in the most populous U.S. state may go back to the ballot box in 2014 with California voters asked once again to settle the matter even after the Supreme Court's expected ruling this month on the issue.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/after-court-rules-california-gay-marriage-fight-may-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Hospitality Law LGBT rights in California Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:31:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5860876 at http://www.globalpost.com Conservation, cooler temps help California power grid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/northern-california-urged-conserve-power-heat-wave-peaks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott DiSavino</p> <p>(Reuters) - A second day of conservation efforts and slightly lower temperatures helped the California power grid avoid potential problems on Tuesday as a widespread heat wave across the West begins to moderate.</p> <p>The region's power supply also improved Tuesday afternoon as PG&amp;E Corp's 1,122-MW Diablo Canyon 1 nuclear reactor reconnected to the grid and began to increase output, the utility said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/northern-california-urged-conserve-power-heat-wave-peaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Energy in the United States Rolling blackout Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 03:03:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5873122 at http://www.globalpost.com California bids goodbye to failed program to boost depressed areas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/california-bids-goodbye-failed-program-boost-depressed-areas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marty Graham</p> <p>SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Thursday that phases out the state's nearly three-decade experiment with a program meant to encourage hiring in depressed areas, replacing it with new incentives that Brown promoted as an answer to aggressive efforts by Texas to lure away businesses.</p> <p>The enterprise zone program, established in 1984, offered tax incentives to businesses in a bid to revitalize depressed areas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/california-bids-goodbye-failed-program-boost-depressed-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California California Labor Law Social Issues Taxation in New Jersey Technology Urban Enterprise Zone Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:31:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5881958 at http://www.globalpost.com California to recognize transgender pupil preferences http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/california-recognize-transgender-pupil-preferences <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Transgender students in California public schools will be able to choose which bathrooms to use and which sex-segregated sports to play, according to new legislation passed Monday.</p> <p>The bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown would allow students to be treated as their chosen gender rather than that listed on their official documents.</p> <p>Supporters of the law say it will help reduce bullying, while opponents have warned that the new policy will disrupt learning.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/california-recognize-transgender-pupil-preferences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Genderqueer Hospitality Law Politics Transgender AFP Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5908791 at http://www.globalpost.com California tsunami would devastate coastline, force 750,000 to flee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/monster-tsunami-could-devastate-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At least neither of California's two nuclear power plants, both near the coast, would be at risk should a 9.0 earthquake trigger a tsunami. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California&#39;s economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate, a report published Wednesday warned.</p> <p>One-third of all boats in California&#39;s marinas could be damaged or sunk, costing some $700 million in losses, while major ports would struggle to get huge cargo vessels out to sea in time to avoid being buffeted by tsunamis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130904/monster-tsunami-could-devastate-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Disaster Oceanography Physical geography Physical oceanography Science AFP United States Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:33:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5924563 at http://www.globalpost.com Appeals court backs fuel plan of California climate law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/us-appeals-court-rejects-california-fuel-rule-challenge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's pioneering efforts to combat global climate change got a big boost on Wednesday from a federal appeals court, which upheld a state program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for transportation fuels.</p> <p>The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the central argument by fuel producers and allies that California was violating a constitutional rule against impeding interstate commerce with its low-carbon fuel standard, laying the groundwork for a potential Supreme Court fight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/us-appeals-court-rejects-california-fuel-rule-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Emission standards Environment Hospitality Law Low-carbon economy Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:18:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5937894 at http://www.globalpost.com California solar policy costing all utility customers: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/california-solar-policy-costing-all-utility-customers-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nichola Groom</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's non-solar homeowners are paying a growing share of maintaining the power grid under a controversial state policy, while ratepayers with solar rooftops are paying less, a report commissioned by the state's utility regulator said on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/california-solar-policy-costing-all-utility-customers-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Energy Renewable energy Renewable energy policy Thomson Reuters Fri, 27 Sep 2013 05:49:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5946126 at http://www.globalpost.com Illegal immigrants allowed to practice law in California http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131006/illegal-immigrants-allowed-practice-law-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Noreen O'Donnell</p> <p>(Reuters) - Illegal immigrants can be licensed to practice law in California under one of eight bills expanding immigrant rights that were signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday.</p> <p>The California Supreme Court, which finalizes requests of applicants to be licensed as a lawyer in California, is now authorized to approve qualified applicants regardless of their immigration status.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131006/illegal-immigrants-allowed-practice-law-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Crimes Hospitality Human migration Illegal immigration Labor Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 06 Oct 2013 05:36:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5953043 at http://www.globalpost.com Distorted data leaves US jobless claims high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131017/distorted-data-leaves-us-jobless-claims-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US claims for unemployment insurance remained elevated well above the trend Thursday due to the two-week government shutdown and California's data backlog.</p> <p>Initial jobless claims for the week ending October 12 numbered 358,000, down by 15,000 from the previous week's 373,000 but well above the four-week trend of 336,500, the Labor Department said.</p> <p>The numbers were likely pumped up by a surge in applications for unemployment insurance by federal employees given furloughs because of the partial government shutdown that began on October 1 and ended Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131017/distorted-data-leaves-us-jobless-claims-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Human resource management Labor Labour law Law Socioeconomics AFP Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:46:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5963536 at http://www.globalpost.com