California Hits Reset Button On EDD; Strike Team Moves To Tackle Unemployment Claim Backlog, Fraudulent ApplicationsThe State of California has begun the process of revamping the embattled system used by the Employment Development Department to process unemployment claims, following months of trying to resolve missing claims, investigate fraud, and tackle a huge backlog of cases.
UC Expert Says California Forest Management Alone Can't Prevent 'Wind-Driven' WildfiresTo be clear, UC Berkeley Forestry Specialist, Dr. Bill Stewart, says no amount of forest management would prevent the kinds of fires we’ve seen lately.
Capitol Flag To Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Fresno Co. Sheriff's Detective Who Died Of COVID-19Fresno County Sheriff’s Detective Jose Mora died on September 7 from complications due to COVID-19, after a being hospitalized for several weeks. The 20-year veteran became ill during an out-of-state investigation.
Gov. Newsom Poised To Sign Bill That Keeps Foreclosed Homes In Hands Of ResidentsSB 1079, titled "Homes for Homeowners, Not Corporations," would give tenants, families, housing nonprofits and local governments first dibs on foreclosed properties before corporations.
California To More Than Double COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Improve Turnaround Time, Drive Down CostsLooking ahead to the oncoming flu season and the impact on California's current coronavirus testing apparatus, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday unveiled a new partnership with a diagnostics firm to revamp the state's COVID-19 testing. 
Newsom: California 'Deploying Every Resource' To Battle Historic WildfiresGov. Gavin Newsom used his Monday press briefing to laud California's first responders in battling the historic series of wildfires and said the state was deploying every resource available to fight the fires, including mutual aid from other states. 
UPDATE San Francisco Remains On State's COVID-19 Monitoring ListHealth officials in San Francisco on Thursday confirmed that the city and county remain on the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 watch list.
Newsom: San Francisco Could Exit Watch List This Week, Reopen For In-Person Schooling SoonGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that San Francisco and other cities could allow in-person learning at their schools if they continue to show improvement in decreasing COVID-19 cases.
California Staves Off More Power Outages Amid Heat WaveCalifornia staved off another round of rolling blackouts as a searing heat wave strained its electrical grid, but authorities warned of a continuing threat Wednesday.
More Churches Sue to Challenge COVID-19 RestrictionsChurches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty. 
Lawmakers Demand EDD Send Unemployment Checks To Californians Waiting Months For BenefitsA huge backlog has left more than a million Californians waiting for months for an unemployment check. Now, California legislators are urging the state to pay unemployment benefits now and fix its broken system later.