Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office confirmed Friday that the initiative had failed to gather the required signatures to land on the 2016 ballot.
California will require most employers to provide millions of workers with up to three sickdays each year.
The California State Assembly is expected to vote on legislation this month that would require colleges that receive state funds for student assistance to adopt an “affirmative consent standard” as part of their sexual assault policies in determining allegations from a complainant.
A California Assemblywoman drafted a bill for the CalWorks program that would give qualifying families $80 a month to spend on diapers for children under age 2.
Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.
A push to split California into six states may be over before it begins, after opponents of the ballot measure filed a voter fraud complaint with the state on Thursday.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures on Tuesday to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.
Drako, a Belgian shepherd trained to sniff narcotics and smuggled cell phones, reached a milestone at his prison recently.
A State Senate committee approved two bills Tuesday to tighten regulations on on-demand, ride-app services such as Uber and Lyft.
A 35-acre wildfire burning in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in west Marin County is 50 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon, a Marin County Fire Department battalion chief said.