Government creating roadblocks due to pandemic

“Sunshine is the greatest disinfectant” -- Louis Brandeis The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a vehicle for allowing government to create roadblocks,intentional and otherwise, for the public to participate and obtain information on howgovernment agencies are addressing...

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How a Barrio Logan ‘Nobody’ Tweet-Toppled Labor Kingpin Mickey Kasparian

Times of San Diego | Jan 11, 2019

Feasting on catered tacos last Saturday, 40 current and former members of UFCW Local 135 and spouses celebrated the dawn of a new year and the destruction of an old foe — Mickey Kasparian...

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State Supreme Court to take up public records cost case

San Francisco Chronicle | Dec 19, 2018

The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide an issue of importance to anyone seeking police body camera videos or other electronic records from government agencies: whether the fees for those records can include the sometimes sizable costs of removing confidential material before releasing the rest...

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California Refuses to Release DMV Motor Voter Files

Government Technology | Dec 7, 2018

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is refusing to turn over public documents that could shed light on problems with the state’s Motor Voter program, which launched earlier this year to automatically register people to vote when they visit the Department of Motor Vehicles...

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Inglewood scrambles to justify paying its police chief an extra $61,000 annually for taking a 2-week course

Daily Breeze | Oct 5, 2018

Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta collected an extra $61,000 last year that was not authorized by the city’s charter, the City Council or his employment agreement, according to an investigation by the Southern California News Group...

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California transparency advocates celebrate passage of new laws freeing police records

MuckRock | Oct 1, 2018

For 40 years, broad exemptions in the California Public Records Law blocked access to law enforcement records. This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two new pieces of legislation that...

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