Judge Could Order State To Vaccinate All Prison Staff, Inmate FirefightersCalifornia could be required to vaccinate all state prison employees and inmate firefighters for COVID-19 as a federal judge considers ways to boost vaccination numbers and stop the delta variant from surging there.
Report Finds California Prison Employment Program Illegally Spent $1.3MA California prison program that employs inmates is under fire after auditors found it illegally spent $1.3 million on goods and salaries, including $82,000 in artificial turf that has gone unused, auditors said Tuesday.
California GOP Still Struggling To Find Governor Recall StrategyAfter months of gathering signatures, California’s gubernatorial recall ballot is set, but the state’s GOP still can’t seem to find a strategy to win the governor’s seat in a state that consistently supports Democrats.
Judge Rules State Can Expand Insurance for Wildfire AreasA judge ruled last week that California's insurance commissioner can order the "insurer of last resort" to offer more options for homeowners who can't buy traditional coverage because they live in areas threatened by wildfires.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs $100 Billion State Budget, Provides Stimulus, School Funding IncreaseGov. Gavin Newsom signed the state budget Monday night and celebrated the news in a statement titled "California Roars Back."
Study Finds Gun-Buying, Violence Increased During Start of PandemicA new study from UC Davis found a massive increase in gun purchases in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a significant increase in gun violence.
COVID Update: After Outbreak At State Capitol, Masks Mandated Again for Lawmakers, StaffA mask mandate returned for lawmakers and staff who work in the Capitol building after around nine people -- four who had been vaccinated -- tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
This Year’s Wildfire Season Looking Worse Than Last Year’s Devastating SeasonWhile last year’s wildfire season in California was devastating, with almost 10,000 wildfires torching over 6,000 square miles, this year’s wildfire season is looking like it could be worse.
Amtrak Plans To Spend $7.3B On New Trains From Sacramento FactoryAmtrak plans to spend $7.3 billion to replace 83 passenger trains, some nearly a half-century old, with new trains built in Sacramento, though much of the funding must still be approved by Congress.
Bill Setting Goal for Offshore Wind Energy Production Passes State Senate CommitteeA bill aiming to jumpstart wind energy production in California came one step closer to becoming a law Monday when a state senate committee approved it.
Newsom Sues Secretary Of State To Get ‘D’ Next His Name On Recall BallotAfter failing to file the proper paperwork, Gov. Gavin Newsom sued the state elections chief he appointed in an effort to get his party affiliation to appear next to his name on the ballot for the upcoming recall election.
Bill Extending State Eviction Ban Passes Assembly, Goes To SenateThe California State Assembly passed a bill Monday extending the state’s eviction ban through September.
Talented Bay Area Rapper Gift of Gab from Blackalicious Dead at 50Timothy Parker, better known as the crafty, nimble-tongued rapper the Gift of Gab from the creative Bay Area hip-hop duo Blackalicious, has died of natural causes at age 50.
Hundreds Of Local Child Care Providers March For Higher WagesAs Gov. Gavin Newsom and the legislature negotiate the upcoming budget, hundreds of child care providers in California marched and chanted Thursday outside the state Capitol demanding higher wages.
New Bill Headed To Newsom’s Desk Will Remove 'He' From State CodeA new bill headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk this week intends to strip state code of words like “he” and “him” and “his” when referring to state officials.