Gov. Newsom Says State Should Prepare For Protest-Driven Spike In Coronavirus PandemicGov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday California should prepare for higher rates of positive tests because of both the ongoing protests and the reopening of businesses now underway.
State-Wide Early Returns: Fate Uncertain For Prop 13 School Funding MeasureThe fate of Proposition 13--the state's measure to authorize $15 billion in bonds for public schools--was unclear following early returns on California Primary Election Day.
Assemblyman Ting Introduces Bill To Streamline Process For Cannabis RetailersAssemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) announced his introduction of a bill Wednesday to streamline the local processes of licensing cannabis retailers.
South Bay Lawmaker Pushes For Felony Charges In Car Thefts Targeting ElectronicsCar break-ins have become an epidemic in California and most of those crimes don't result in an arrest or successful prosecution. But one state lawmaker wants to change that.
Pete Stark, East Bay Congressman Who Reshaped Health Care, Dies at 88Former California Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark, Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died. He was 88.
New California Law Gives Child Sex Assault Victims More Time To File SuitsCalifornia is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them.
Gov. Newsom Signs Tougher Renter Protection BillGov. Gavin Newsom signed a tough renter protection bill at a ceremony in Oakland on Tuesday where he was surrounded by legislative leaders and cheered by housing advocates.
Trump Administration Threatens To Freeze CA's Federal Highway FundsThe Trump Administration is threatening to freeze California's federal highway funds in the latest clash over air quality and climate change.
New CA Law Limits Neighbors' Ability To Appeal Navigation CentersEffective immediately in certain zoned areas, people in California cannot appeal a decision to build a homeless navigation center.
SF Supes Vote To Place $600M Affordable Housing Bond On Nov. BallotThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to place an affordable housing bond on the November ballot, city officials said.
CA Democrats Spar Over Whether Party Should Take Money From Juul, Fox, UberFox, Uber and Juul are not companies one might expect to see featured as sponsors of the California Democratic Party Convention. But there they were--listed next to Bernie Sanders and labor unions.
New State Law Proposal Could Create New Rules For E-Scooter, E-Bike CompaniesA proposal to regulate electric scooter and bike companies in California just passed the Assembly and moves on to the Senate for approval.
FEMA Extends Housing Program For 2017 Wine Country Fire SurvivorsCA Reps. Thompson and Huffman announced that FEMA has granted an extension for an affordable housing program for those affected by the 2017 Wine Country wildfires.
Gov. Newsom To Sign Order Halting Death PenaltyCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order placing a moratorium on the state's use of the death penalty on Wednesday morning. The order will reprieve all individuals sentenced to death in California.
Gov. Newsom Appoints CA's First Surgeon GeneralGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the appointment of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as California's first-ever surgeon general.