Prop. 30 Splits California’s Ruling Elite

By Edward Ring
Even by national standards, state ballot initiative campaigns in California are big time politics. You can run a campaign for U.S. Senator in most states in America for less than it costs to qualify and successfully campaign to pass a statewide ballot initiative in California. Political insiders in Sacramento describe any controversial initiative with well...

TAGS: California forest fires, Firefighting, Gavin Newsom, Prop. 30, Transportation, transportation infrastructure

Most lucrative firefighting jobs in California

By Brandon Ristoff
When you think about the best-paid gigs in the San Francisco Bay Area, you might be thinking of the tech industry. But check out firefighting in San Ramon, just east of the Silicon Valley.   In 2020, the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District —  which covers 155 square-miles in Contra Costa County and serves a...

TAGS: Firefighting, Fires, Forests, National Guard