Judge Denies Becerra’s Request to Expedite Lawsuit Over GOP Ballot BoxesA Sacramento judge denied California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's request Wednesday to expedite a lawsuit brought against the California GOP over their unofficial ballot boxes.
California AG Sues State GOP to Provide More Details on Ballot BoxesCalifornia's Democratic attorney general sued the state Republican Party on Tuesday, asking a judge to make them hand over the names and contact information of every voter who used one of the GOP's unofficial ballot drop boxes.
Gov. Newsom Increases Funding For Housing Homeless by $30MGov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that he approved a $30.7 million-increase to California’s Project Homekey, which helps local governments expand housing for those without shelter.
California's Unemployment Backlog Shrinks to 1.3 MillionOfficials from California’s unemployment benefits agency said Wednesday it cleared about 246,000 of its more than 1.6 million backlogged claims following a two-week "reset" where it stopped taking new applications and focused on improving its technology.
Newsom Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19A member of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office staff tested positive for COVID-19 this week and contact tracing has begun, the office said in a statement Wednesday.
Reports Says Poor Planning, Heat Caused California BlackoutsA new report found that poor planning coupled with extreme weather caused rolling blackouts that affected hundreds of thousands of people during an August heat wave, energy regulators said Tuesday.
State Holds Back Rules for Opening Theme Parks Amid PressureFacing mounting pressure to let theme parks such as Disneyland reopen amid the pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday delayed new operating rules after industry leaders pushed back against his administration's initial plans.
Airbnb Blocking Some Rentals Over Halloween to Prevent PartiesAirbnb announced this week that it's prohibiting one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses.
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 To Study Reparations for Black AmericansCalifornia will develop a detailed plan for reparations under a new law signed on Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, making it the first state to mandate a study of how it can make amends for its role in the oppression of Black people.
California's Prop 21 Would Let Cities Expand Rent ControlCalifornians will vote on whether to let cities expand rent control as the state grapples with soaring housing costs and a dire need for more home construction.
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 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.
Largest California Wildfire Threatens Marijuana-Growing AreaCalifornia's largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate and abandon their maturing crops.
'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.