Cities can’t prohibit the homeless from using blankets or pillows on public property, court rules

Cities can’t prohibit the homeless from using blankets or pillows on public property, court rules

Bob Egelko Sep. 28, 2022 Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 7:15 p.m. ( A city can’t punish homeless people for sleeping on public property or using blankets and pillows to protect themselves from the elements, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco had… Continue reading


Less Than 1 Percent of the Population Donates to Local Races. In Oakland, Giving Voters ‘Democracy Dollars’ Might Even the Playing Field Democracy vouchers—or “democracy dollars,” as they’re called in Oakland—aren’t a panacea—but the idea, first pioneered in Seattle, can help make campaigns fairer, writes Connecting California columnist Joe Mathews. Courtesy of AP… Continue reading

‘Let’s Pass Medicare for All,’ Says Jayapal as Survey Spotlights Failures of For-Profit System

People take part in the March for Medicare for All in Washington D.C. on July 24, 2021. (Photo: Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images) “When the ‘all-time low’ of uninsured Americans is still 26 MILLION, something needs to change,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. JULIA CONLEY September 29, 2022 ( A new… Continue reading

McConnell endorses bipartisan bill to prevent efforts to overturn US elections

Legislation would clarify and expand parts of 1887 Electoral Count Act and aim to avoid repeat of January 6 insurrection Associated Press in Washington Tue 27 Sep 2022 16.54 EDT ( The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, said on Tuesday he would “proudly support” legislation to overhaul rules for certifying… Continue reading

California Expands Medi-Cal to All Eligible Adults 50 Years of Age and Older

Published: Apr 29, 2022 ( This expansion, effective May 1, builds upon the state’s Healthy California for All strategy, and comes as the Governor proposes expanding Medi-Cal to every eligible state resident, regardless of age or immigration status SACRAMENTO – Starting on May 1, Medi-Cal, California’s health coverage program for low-income… Continue reading


Politics and Prose Sep 23, 2022 #1 New York Times bestselling author and investigative reporter David Corn tells the wild and harrowing story of the Republican Party’s decades-long relationship with far-right extremism, bigotry, and paranoia. PURCHASE BOOK HERE:… David Corn is a veteran Washington journalist and political commentator. He is the… Continue reading