Local Assault Weapon Owners Face State’s Registration DeadlineStarting Thursday, gun owners in California receive a second chance to register and keep a type of firearm that is now illegal to buy under the state's expanded definition of assault weapons.
Teachers at Oakland’s Frick Academy Hold Sickout Due to COVID-19 OutbreakAfter a breakout of COVID-19 cases at Frick United Academy of Language in Oakland, most teachers, support staff and administrators called in sick Wednesday and Thursday to protect others from the virus, a teacher at the school said.
Alameda Co. Lawmakers Ban Smoking In Multi-Unit Residences In Unincorporated AreasSmoking in multi-unit residents in Alameda County's Unincorporated Areas will be prohibited in July. The ban impacts the citie of Ashland, Cherryland, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Fairview, Hayward Acres, and Sunol.
Gov. Newsom Plan Could Put Brakes on California's Soaring Gas PricesGasoline has long cost more in California than any other state in the U.S., with prices jumping nearly seven percent in just the past year.
COVID Surge: Sonoma County Residents Unhappy As Some COVID Restrictions ReturnIn Sonoma County, case numbers are rising so quickly that health officials are asking everyone to make changes.
SF City Attorney Investigating Potentially Unlicensed COVID Testing CompanySan Francisco City Attorney David Chiu announced Tuesday his office is investigating a local COVID testing operator that could be working without a license.
President Biden: Get Rid of Filibuster To Pass Voting Rights LegislationPresident Biden in Atlanta on Tuesday announced his support for getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate to get legislation passed that will overhaul the nation's voting access laws and counter a raft of new changes pushed by Republicans at the state level.
State Bill Creating Universal Healthcare System Debated In LegislatureDemocrats in the California legislature began debating a bill creating an in-state universal health care system Tuesday – a move to fulfill the party’s campaign promises.
COVID: Changing Guidelines Create Confusion For Bay Area Employers, WorkersThe fast-spreading Omicron variant has forced agencies from the Centers for Disease Control to the California Health Department to pivot and change course on some of their COVID-19 guidelines.
U.S. Mint Issues New Quarter Featuring Poet Laureate Maya AngelouThe United States Mint is introducing a new quarter with the image of the late poet, activist, artist Maya Angelou. It is the first in a series featuring prominent women in American history.
John Madden To Be Honored By Members of Congress In Special House TributeThe late NFL Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster John Madden will be honored on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a special tribute in the House of Representatives.
California Lawmakers Debate Creation Of Nation's First Universal Health Care SystemCalifornia lawmakers on Tuesday will start debating whether to create the nation’s first universal health care system, a key measure of whether the proposal has the support to pass this year.
COVID Surge: Attendance Low As Bay Area School Districts Scramble To Keep Classes OpenSchools across the Bay Area were scrambling to keep classrooms open on Monday, with different districts handling the COVID-19 surge in different ways. Despite their efforts, many students still opted to stay home.
Newsom Proposes Tax Cuts, Expanding Health CareWith state revenues at an all-time high, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state’s low-income adults who are living in the country illegally.
Newsom's Budget Spending Plan: Wildfires, Smash-And-Grab Robberies, COVID, Immigrant Health Care California would be the first state to provide health coverage to all immigrants in the country illegally under the budget Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Monday.