CA Drought: Big Sur 'Colorado' Fire Could Be Start Of Year-Round Wildfire SeasonThe rare mid-winter wildland fire that erupted in Big Sur over the weekend could become a more frequent occurrence in California, a San Jose State University professor warns.
California Jobless Rate Dips To 6.5% In December; Some Bay Area Counties Down To 3% UnemploymentCalifornia's unemployment rate dipped a half-percentage point in December as the most populous state added 50,700 nonfarm jobs, accounting for more than a quarter of the nation’s 199,000 new jobs for the month, according to new data released Friday.
Gov. Newsom Pledges Marijuana Tax Overhaul To Save California's Collapsing Cannabis IndustryIn 2016, there was much celebration as California voters approved Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana. But now, advocates say the cannabis industry has fallen on hard times and in his budget presentation on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom pledged his support to try to save it.
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.
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.
California Democrats Revive Universal Health Care Bill, Paid For By Tax IncreaseDemocrats in the California Legislature on Thursday revived a plan for what could be the nation’s first universal health care system — prompting strong opposition from doctors and health insurers over tax increases for businesses and individuals that would pay for the plan and only if voters approved the tax hikes.
California Promotes Federally Funded Mortgage Relief ProgramThe application process is now open for the new California Mortgage Relief Program that will provide $1 billion in federal funds to help homeowners dealing with pandemic-related financial hardship.
State Law Expands Composting Programs Across CaliforniaMost people don't realize it, but the food they throw out is contributing to climate change. A new state law will soon require all Californians to participate in local composting programs.
California COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Continue Surge; Holiday Numbers PendingCOVID cases in California have continued to surge according to new data from the state's public health officials which has not yet taken into account the New Year's holiday weekend.
COVID: California First State to Top 5 Million Cases Amid Omicron SurgeCalifornia became the first state to record more than 5 million known coronavirus infections, according to the state dashboard Tuesday, which was delayed by the holiday weekend.
California Sees COVID-19 Wave In Time For Holidays; Omicron Cases Quadruple In A WeekThe omicron variant surge that health experts predicted would hit California has arrived, according to the state's data, and it comes just as millions of families and friends are expected to gather for the holidays.
Newsom Announces Plan To Help Some Homeowners Catch Up On Mortgage PaymentsCalifornia will help up to 40,000 homeowners catch up on their mortgage payments.
California Jobless Rate Dips To 6.9%, Lowest Since Start Of PandemicHiring in California slowed significantly in November even as the state's unemployment rate dipped below 7% for the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, according to new data released Friday.
California Population Decline Driven Primarily From Fewer People Moving to StateWhile some California residents opted to leave the state during the pandemic, far fewer people are also moving to the state from other parts of the country, according to new research from the University of California at Berkeley's California Policy Lab.
UPDATE: Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate Goes Into Effect Over COVID Surge ConcernsThe statewide indoor mask mandate went back into effect Wednesday, with California health officials re-implemented the requirement amid concerns about the omicron variant and a holiday COVID surge.