Check out today's headlines on FlashReport! Saturday, July 17, 2021 Dear John, CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE FR MAIN PAGE [Note: The above link takes you to the current page. You would have to toggle the date on the site if the headlines below have cycled out.] The FlashReport Main Page has been updated with all of the big stories in California... The FlashReport Blog is constantly updated with over 24 different correspondents penning items of interest to those who follow California politics and policy... THE HEADLINES: Meet the Censored: Why Is Google Targeting Matt Orfalea? BreitbartCA: Mike Lee: WH Flagging Misinformation on Social Media Looks ‘an Awful Lot Like a First Amendment Violation’82 Reason: The Government Should Stop Telling Facebook To Suppress COVID-19 Misinformation White House Mum on Scope of Its Latest Censorship Push WH Will Make Sure Social Media Companies Are "Aware Of The Latest Narratives" Dangerous To The Public Biden on COVID and Facebook:Theyre Killing People BreitbartCA: Anti-Science Fauci Not Worried L.A. Mask Mandate Will Hurt Trust in Vaccine L.A.’s Mask Order Faces Push Back From Sheriff, Board Supervisor AP: San Francisco Bay Area urges residents to wear masks indoors Reason: Citing Rising COVID-19 Cases, L.A. County Reimposes a General Mask Mandate and Threatens Additional Restrictions SFC: Bay Area health officials want us to mask indoors again. Here's why BreitbartCA: NBC’s Dr. Gupta: L.A. County Mask Mandate Isn’t Backed by Science SFC: S.F. has an unprecedented $1.1 billion to spend on homelessness. The pressure is on to make a difference SacBee: California businesses hiring homeless workers can get a $30,000 tax credit through new law CG: Gubernatorial Recall Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Heavily Criticized For Leaving California For Several Weeks SacBee: Larry Elder talks politics on the radio. Can he get votes in the California recall election? SFC: Who’s running against Newsom in the recall election? The window has shut LAT $: As list of recall candidates takes shape, Jenner’s in Australia for a TV show PE: Recall candidate selling Southern California homes AP: California hiring slows in June; unemployment rate steady LAT $: Two Californians charged in plot to blow up Democratic headquarters in Sacramento AP: Charges cite Trump unrest in alleged plot on Democrats’ HQ CalM: Legislature goes out with a budget bang CG: AB 150, the Tax Budget Trailer Bill: What Does it Do Exactly? OCReg: California lawmakers eye legislation based on lessons learned from Surfside condo collapse AP: California AG starts first investigation of police shooting FresBee: Fresno’s unvaccinated are ‘sitting ducks’ amid Delta variant increase, health officer warns LADN: With nearly 2,000 new cases reported on Friday, LA County readies for coronavirus mask mandate’s sequel LAT $: L.A. County leads national battle against the Delta variant LADN: City of L.A. seeing spike in killings despite overall dip in crime SFC: 2 men pistol-whipped in Oakland daytime armed robbery LAT $: Rite Aid worker killed after confronting shoplifters at Glassell Park store, police say - Los Angeles Times LAT $: Under fire, Feuer defends his office’s handling of DWP billing litigation VOC: Anaheim Councilman’s Vulgar Text Messages Trigger Calls For Investigation, Recall Effort OCReg: Anaheim councilman is target of recall effort led by former colleague AP: Women say suspect in Kristin Smart’s death abused them FresBee: Jim Costa, Alex Padilla optimistic about securing federal money for California bullet train OCReg: As protests mount, Reps. Gaetz, Greene move America First rally back to Orange County OCReg: Judge orders end to DACA, current enrollees safe for now SacBee: California opens new marijuana agency 5 years after legalization, aiming to simplify rules SFC: Experts say prescribed burns are key to controlling California wildfires AP: Lightning likely cause of 2020 Sierra National Forest fire Flag Disinfo From Govt, Not Other Way Around CG: Hollywood, Horses and Hypocrisy CityJrnl: Teacher Unions Go All In: Tough Fight Ahead for Parents OCReg: Broken finger points to broken promises OCReg: America’s inflation threat SFC: Because of interference in investigation, Petaluma teen can't sue deputy who threw her to ground AP: UC Davis suspends varsity baseball team over allegations SFC: S.F. developer fined for cramming too many apartments into complex SFC: DoorDash, Grubhub sue San Francisco over permanent delivery fee cap SJMN: ‘We’re really far apart there’: A’s president says team can’t accept city’s terms for building waterfront ballpark Update: Modesto says it has two finalists for police chief but declines to name them FresBee: Selma police Chief Joseph Gomez to take time off, but city manager won’t say why CalCoast: Cambria asks residents to cut water use by up to 40 percent VCStar $: Prosecutors file felony charge against Borderline co-owner Brian Hynes OCReg: LA County judge can’t be sued for false assertion that Walt Disney’s grandson has Down syndrome LAT $: Website exposes L.A. County Fire employees' COVID-19 vaccination details - Los Angeles Times LADN: Frustration mounts as LA County declines to subpoena SoCalGas over list of Aliso Canyon leak chemicals LAT $: FDA revokes authorization of COVID-19 test given to hundreds of thousands in L.A. OCReg: OC sheriff agrees not to penalize deputies who refuse to testify under Fifth Amendment VOC: Who Will Replace Tito Ortiz In Huntington Beach? PE: Jury awards $2.5 million to San Bernardino County social worker whistleblower PE: No mask mandates in Inland Empire, at least for now, officials say SDUT: Police agencies in San Diego County move toward encryption of scanner traffic SDUT: San Diego leaders vow to get tough on climate after years of delays and lawsuits SDUT: San Diego’s post pandemic economic recovery bogged down by lingering worker shortages Click here to read these stories at the FlashReport site! 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