CoCo County Supes Beef Up Commercial Eviction ProtectionThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday enacted new protections for commercial rental tenants who can prove financial hardship directly tied to COVID-19-related causes, but opted not to expand existing protections for residential renters.
Moms 4 Housing-Inspired Law Regulating Sale of Foreclosed Homes Signed By NewsomA bill prompted by the Moms 4 Housing occupation of a vacant West Oakland home late last year and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday aims to increase homeownership in the state.
New California Law Aims To Diversify Juries, Adds Tax Filers To Pool Of Potential JurorsCalifornia is expanding the pool of prospective jurors beyond those with driver's licenses and the voter rolls, under new legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
COVID Reopenings: Playgrounds Allowed to Reopen Following Certain GuidelinesOutdoor playgrounds can reopen to the public following certain guidelines for local officials and visitors, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health announced Monday.
Newsom Signs 15 Housing Bills, Including Measure Inspired By 'Moms 4 Housing' ActivistsTenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will get first crack at buying foreclosed homes under a measure approved Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
San Jose Recruits Climate Action Warriors For New State InitiativeThe State of California and the city of San Jose are looking to recruit a new generation of warriors to fight climate-change.
Newsom Signs Bills Expanding Consumer Financial Protections, Student Loan Bill Of RightsCalifornia on Friday created what supporters call its own nation-leading, state-level version of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Newsom Signs Law to Grow Mental Health CoverageGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines "medical necessity," a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments.
'To Be Bold As The Problem Is Big'; Newsom Orders End Of New Gas-Powered Cars Sales In California By 2035 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday, halting the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in the state of California by 2035.
Environmentalists: Newsom's Ban On Fracking By 2024 Too LateCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Wednesday to end issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024, a delay criticized by many environmental groups.
Project Homekey: Newsom Announces $236M In Grants To House Homeless; San Francisco Gets $45M For HotelGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the state has issued a new round of grants totaling $236 million to help house homeless in the Bay Area and California, as part of the "Project Homekey" initiative.
New California Law Expands Tax Credit for ImmigrantsCalifornia will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday.
California Paid Leave Law Among Nation's BroadestA new law in California lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take up to three months off from work to care for a family member.
California Governor Signs Laws to Protect Workers from VirusCalifornia companies must warn their workers of any potential exposure to the coronavirus and must pay their employees workers compensation benefits if they get sick with the disease under two laws that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday.
CoCo County Plans to Turn Motel Into Permanent Homeless Support HubContra Costa County plans to turn a 174-room motel in Pittsburg into a permanent support hub for helping homeless residents transition into supportive housing.