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California’s ‘Resistance’ to Trump Has Been a Dud

The 2017 California state legislative session began with the metaphorical roar of “resistance” to President Donald Trump’s policies, but is ending with a weak whimper.According to a piece published on the CalMatters blog, the “resistance” movement launched with so much fanfare that “[a] hashtag went

San Francisco Gay Pride parade resist (Elivah Nouvelage / Getty)

California ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill Runs into Obstacles

California’s “sanctuary state” bill, which would prevent the state from assisting U.S. immigrations and customs enforcement (ICE) agents from enforcing federal immigration law, is facing some surprising criticism from — of all people — the Golden’s State’s Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown.

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FLEISCHMAN: CA Senate Prez De León Pushes ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

State Senate President Kevin De León, who recently made headlines by announcing that he has relatives in California who are here in violation of U.S. immigration laws, is pushing legislation to make California a “Sanctuary State” – i.e. prohibiting state law enforcement agencies in California from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

Kevin de León (Website)

Report: PG&E Offshoring IT Jobs to India to Cut Wage Costs

In the latest high visibility offshoring of Silicon Valley jobs to India, the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) reported last month that the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will offshore about 72 information technology (IT) jobs from San Francisco to India in a restructuring that could slash labor costs by 75 percent.

PG&E empty chair (Tony Avelar / Associated Press))