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(Los Angeles Times) - We’ll have to wait a few more weeks to find out if Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to push back against utility industry resistance to local solar power — or if the governor will follow the lead of electric monopoly Southern California Edison.

(CalMatters Guest Commentary) - Serving as a school board president requires a deep dedication to ensuring districts have the resources needed to provide every student with a high-quality education. Sadly, that core mission has been challenged by runaway utility costs draining resources from already cash-strapped budgets.

(The Almanac) - On Friday, May 3, State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, recognized Lutticken’s Deli & After 5 Restaurant as Senate District 13’s 2024 Small Business of the Year. 

As Becker presented a framed placard to the Menlo Park deli owner Bob Lutticken, he applauded Lutticken’s community spirit and long history of service to the community. 

(InMenlo)  On Friday, May 3, State Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) walked from his office next door to Lutticken’s with a big placard under his arm. Once there he presented it to Bob Lutticken, recognizing the longtime deli as Senate District 13’s 2024 Small Business of the Year.

(Bloomberg Law) California policymakers are pushing property insurers to factor in the billions of dollars already spent for wildfire mitigation efforts when writing and renewing homeowner policies.

(JWeekly) As the debate over the Israel-Hamas war has grown uglier, Jewish teens have been under a lot of pressure both in school and online.

(CalMatters) -- As Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara rolls out his plan to try to reverse that trend, three state lawmakers are pushing for mitigation to be taken into account when insurers set premiums or when they decide whether to offer policies at all. Or they want mitigation to be more effectively tracked and strategized.

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. - A high school student spearheaded a free event in Hillsborough for teens and parents to raise awareness about the deadly effects of fentanyl

Fentanyl is involved in 80% of drug deaths among young people, according to the CDC.