Racial Justice Mural in Sacramento Defaced, Investigated As Possible Hate CrimeSacramento police detectives are investigating the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural as a possible bias or hate crime.
Battle Over California Bullet Train Continues To Slow It DownOngoing negotiations between the California legislature and transportation officials continues to delay the state’s high-speed rail project, with the most recent hurdle being a debate over whether the train should be high speed when it launches.
New Bill Helps Students Transfer to UC and Cal StateA new state bill, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday, hopes to make it easier for students in community colleges to transfer into the state's public universities.
New State Bill Streamlines Assisted Suicide Approval ProcessGov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Tuesday intended to streamline the state's process of approving requests by terminally ill patients to end their lives.
Drought Emergency: EBMUD To Draw 11 Billion Gallons From Sacramento River To Supplement SuppliesAmid the ongoing drought, officials with the East Bay Municipal Utility District announced it would draw supplemental water from the Sacramento River for the next several months.
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: State Water Officials Warn Californians To Brace For Another Dry WinterCalifornia's reservoirs are so low from a historic drought that regulators warned Thursday it's possible the state's water agencies could get nothing from them next year, a frightening possibility that could force mandatory restrictions for residents.
Report: State Treasurer Repeatedly Shared Hotel Rooms With EmployeesState Treasurer Fiona Ma’s habit of sharing hotel rooms with employees crosses ethical lines and could lead to lawsuits, despite her insistence that the practice saves money, according to business experts interviewed by the Sacramento Bee.
CA Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Rolling Stops For Cyclists; Bill Awaits Governor's SignatureA bill is on the Governor’s desk that would make it legal for bicycles to move through intersections with stop signs without stopping. It sounds dangerous, but proponents believe it will actually make things safer.
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.
State Bill Banning Police From Using Certain Holds Heads to Governor’s DeskCalifornia’s legislature passed a bill this week that bars police from using certain face-down holds that have led to several deaths.
Newsom Announces $2.75 Billion Expansion of Homekey, Biggest Homeless Investment in State HistoryGov. Gavin Newsom announced a $2.75 billion expansion of the state’s homeless housing initiative Thursday, which is the biggest investment in homeless housing in the state’s history.
State Legislature Sends Bill Ending Spousal Rape Distinction To GovernorBay Area legislators authored and passed a bill this week that ends the legal distinction between spousal rape and rape, sending it to the governor's desk to be signed into law.
State Bill Will End Careers Of Bad Law Enforcement OfficersState lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a recently-passed bill Wednesday that ends the careers of bad law enforcement officers, a year after an earlier effort died without a final vote.
COVID UPDATE: States Sees Drop In Cases In Metropolitan Areas, Rising In Rural AreasCalifornia is seeing mixed results in its battle against the resurgence of COVID-19 in the state, where urban areas are seeing a drop in cases while rural areas are seeing an increase.
Bill Requiring Website For Rape Survivors To Track Rape Kits Passes, Heads To GovernorA state senate bill requiring an online portal for rape survivors to track the status of their rape kits passed the assembly Thursday and headed to the governor’s desk for him to sign.