California wants to let political candidates use campaign cash to secure their devices

As written by Joseph Marks in the Washington Post.

As hackers target California campaigns, the state wants to let political candidates use some of their campaign funds to secure personal phones and computers. 

A bill, which was introduced in the state legislature Thursday, could spark a trend among states that want to protect political races from being upended by the sort of hacking operation that targeted Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. 

“We saw what this cyberthreat looks like on a big public level in 2016,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D), who is officially supporting the legislation, told me.  He plans to promote the bill to other states’ top election officials in coming months and says it's a “no-brainer” they should pursue similar ones.

 

Assemblymember Irwin introduces bill package addressing gun violence

SACRAMENTO – On the same week that the State Assembly adjourned in the memory of the Borderline shooting victims, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) introduced a package of bills that will help keep firearms out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others.

Resolution presented to rename portion of US 101 after sergeant killed in Thousand Oaks shooting

As written by Travis Schlepp for KEYT.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A portion of U.S. Highway 101 may soon bear the name of Ventura County Sergeant Ron Helus who was killed in the November shooting at a Thousand Oaks country-western bar. 

Helus and 11 other victims were slain on November 7 inside the Borderline Bar and Grill, a popular destination for college students in the area.

 

Lawmaker moves to name stretch of Highway 101 after deputy killed in Borderline shooting

Written by Gretchen Wenner in the Ventura County Star.

A state legislator from Thousand Oaks has introduced a resolution to name a stretch of Highway 101 that runs through the city in honor of Sgt. Ron Helus, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office lawman killed in the line of duty during the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill last fall.

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin introduced the resolution Monday, the same day the Assembly adjourned in honor of the 12 Borderline victims, her office announced.