Latest line: A good week for Sam Liccardo, a bad week for Tesla

Sam Liccardo

Former San Jose mayor raised $1.6 million last quarter in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto — nearly twice as much as any other candidate in the crowded field, new reports show.

 

 

 

Tesla

Fremont company, passed this month as the world’s largest electric car maker by Chinese firm BYD, agrees to pay $1.5 million to settle lawsuits from 25 California counties charging it broke laws over disposal of toxic materials.

 

 

 

Offshore wind industry

A new USC-CSU poll shows 73% of California voters support building offshore wind turbines. But plans for wind farms off Humboldt and Morro Bay still need many permits and power grid upgrades to move forward.

 

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