FROM Mike Ramsey
Chinese Investing in Electric Cars Chinese investors and Tesla alumni have formed a new electric car manufacturing company called Faraday Future. They plan to sell luxury electric vehicles as soon as 2017. But Faraday is not the only e-car company in California with Chinese backing. Can they take on Tesla?
Ford Predicts $1 Billion in European Losses The Ford Motor Company has been one of the success stories amid America’s era of economic troubles, the auto maker that didn’t require a bailout. Now, Ford’s second-quarter profits are off 57%—down to 1billion dollars as compared to 2.4 billion a year ago.
LA County social workers on trial, and reforms to juvenile justice Four former LA County social workers will go to trial on child abuse and other charges in the death of an 8-year-old boy. Also, two California state senators introduced new legislation that would end incarceration for kids under 12 and ban life sentences without parole for those under 18.
How will the GOP health care bill affect California? We look at who in California would benefit from the Republican-proposed American Health Care Act, and who would be hurt. Two Trump voters living in Bakersfield also weigh in on the bill.
California congressmen clash over Russian meddling Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.