February 22, 2024
After years of failing, Democrats pass a gun tax, while Oakland's congresswoman sees little traction in U.S. Senate race

Gun control groups

State Senate votes 27-9 to send a bill to Gavin Newsom that would impose an 11% tax on firearms and ammo sales to generate $160 million annually for violence prevention, school safety and victim-support programs.





Barbara Lee

Six months to go until the March primary and a new poll shows the Oakland congresswoman at 7%, badly trailing fellow Democrats Adam Schiff (20%) and Katie Porter (17%) in the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.




Laurene Powell Jobs

The billionaire widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs takes heat for investing in a secretive plan to develop rural Solano County, but wins accolades for participating in a group that may buy the bankrupt San Francisco Art Institute.