Lead Utility Regulator Overseeing PG&E Announces ResignationGov. Gavin Newsom needs to find a new chair for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) after the current leader announced she’s leaving her role by end of the year.
Low Snowpack Levels Increase Concerns Over Potential California DroughtCalifornia’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted a snowpack survey Thursday that found it was down almost 20% from the annual average, leading to concerns over a possible drought
Lack Of Spring Rain Leads State To Worry About Possible MegadroughtWater experts in California are expressing concerns of a possible “megadrought” after a wet "March miracle" didn’t come to fruition and a spate of April showers seems highly unlikely.
California Supreme Court: Some Sex Offenders Can Qualify For Early ParoleThe California Supreme Court ruled Monday that inmates who have been convicted of nonviolent sex crimes may be eligible for early parole consideration as part of a ballot measure that nearly two-thirds of voters approved of several years ago.
California Voters to Review Criminal Justice, Bail ReformsCalifornia voters will consider rolling back a host of criminal justice changes in what amounts to a referendum on whether the progressive state has become too lenient.
California Supreme Court Upholds Pension RollbackThe California Supreme Court in San Francisco has upheld former Gov. Jerry Brown's rollback of a retirement benefit that allowed public workers to pad their pensions.
Brown Returns To Public Eye, Issues Dire Warning At Doomsday Clock AnnouncementFormer California Gov. Jerry Brown issued a dire warning about potential global catastrophe from nuclear attack at the annual Doomsday Clock announcement Thursday.
Newsom Rebukes White House At Inauguration As 40th California GovernorGov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact "progressive, principled" policies as the antidote to the White House's "corruption and incompetence."
From Brown To Newsom, California To See New Style, SubstanceGavin Newsom becomes governor Monday, concluding the 80-year-old Jerry Brown's four terms leading the nation's most populous state.
Inmate Takes Unlikely Path From San Quentin To Freedom: PodcastingWalter "Earlonne" Woods was recently released from San Quentin State Prison after California Gov. Jerry Brown commuted his 31-years-to-life sentence for attempted armed robbery.
1,000 New California Laws Take Effect Tuesday, Many Counter Trump PoliciesGov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning California as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Trump.
Gov. Brown Grants Pardons to Couple Who Lost Home in Camp FireA woman who lost her home in California's most destructive wildfire ever says she and her husband are humbled to have received pardons from Gov. Jerry Brown for old drug crimes.
Brown Rejects San Francisco Mayor's Plea For Incarcerated BrotherGov. Jerry Brown issued 143 pardons and 131 commutations of sentence Christmas Eve, but San Francisco Mayor London Breed's brother was not among them.
Brown Orders Further Forensic Tests In Kevin Cooper CaseGov. Jerry Brown Monday ordered further forensic tests on evidence used to convict death row inmate Kevin Cooper of the murders of a Southern California family in the 1980s.
Mayor Breed Asks Gov. Brown To Reduce Sentence For Jailed BrotherSF Mayor London Breed confirmed Wednesday she has asked outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown to reduce the prison sentence for her brother, who is currently in prison for a manslaughter conviction.