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Search Histories, Location Data, Text Messages: How Personal Data Could Be Used To Enforce Anti-abortion LawsIn some of the most restrictive states, digital rights experts warn that people's search histories, location data, messages and other digital information could be used by law enforcement agencies investigating or prosecuting abortion-related cases.
Gov. Newsom, California Lawmakers Near Deal On Gas Tax RebateMost California taxpayers would get hundreds of dollars in cash to help offset the high price of fuel and other goods under a tentative budget compromise being discussed by legislative leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom.
US Government To Cancel Another $6 Billion In Student Loan DebtThe Biden administration has agreed to cancel an estimated $6 billion in federal student loan debt for about 200,000 borrowers who have claimed they were defrauded by their college.
Sacramento Mayor Steinberg Calls Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down Roe v. Wade ‘Dark Day For Our Country’California politicians are reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down Roe v. Wade.
Bonta, Hochman Will Face Off In California's Attorney General RaceRepublican Nathan Hochman will battle California's Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta in the November general election after garnering 18% of the vote in the primary, according to figures released Thursday.
Gov. Newsom, California Leaders Pledge New Law To Address High Court's 'Dangerous Decision' On Gun RulingCalifornia legislators will consider a new law within days to keep dangerous people from carrying concealed weapons in public, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his top law enforcement official said Thursday after a U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidated the most populous state’s current law.
Getting Answers: What Supreme Court Decision On New York Concealed Carry Law Means For CaliforniaLocal experts with knowledge of constitutional or firearms laws discuss the Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry laws.
Nancy Pelosi's Husband Paul Pelosi Charged With DUI In Napa CountyPaul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence in connection with a crash he was in last month.
Exclusive: Sacramento City Councilman Sean Loloee Addresses Accusations He Lives In Granite BaySacramento City Councilman Sean Loloee is reeling from accusations he doesn’t live in Del Paso Heights, which is within the district he represents, but rather, in the Granite Bay home his wife owns. He sat down with us for an exclusive one-on-one interview to address these concerns.
California Senate Rejects Involuntary Servitude AmendmentThe California Senate on Thursday rejected a proposal to ban involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime after Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration warned it could cost taxpayers billions of dollars by forcing the state to pay inmates who work while in prison a $15-per-hour minimum wage.
California Emissions, Carbon Neutrality Plan Draws CriticismCalifornia air regulators are likely to hear a barrage of criticism Thursday on a plan to slash fossil fuel use and reach carbon neutrality by 2045, a proposal that would require a sweeping shift in how the state powers its massive economy in the face of climate change.
Sacramento Refugees Raise Concerns, Aid Following Earthquake in AfghanistanThe Afghanistan earthquake is now considered the deadliest in two decades. The 5.9-magnitude quake flattened villages while killing at least 1,000 people. Refugees in Sacramento say humanitarian aid is urgent.
California Man Nicholas John Roske Charged With Attempting To Kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh Pleads Not GuiltyThe California man charged with attempting to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in a Maryland federal court.
Sacramento City Councilman Sean Loloee Responds To Report He Doesn't Live In District He RepresentsSacramento City Councilman Sean Loloee is defending his post after allegations he doesn't live in the district he represents. He addressed the claims at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
California Gov. Newsom's Mental Health Court Plan Advances Amid WorriesA controversial proposal by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to prod more homeless people into mental health treatment is making its way through the Legislature, despite deep misgivings from lawmakers struggling to address a problem that reaches every corner of the state.
California Democrats To Investigate Oil Companies, Cause Of High Gas PricesWith California drivers paying more than $6 for a gallon of gas and state officials deadlocked for months over how to provide relief, lawmakers in the state Assembly on Monday announced they would investigate oil companies they say are "abusing a historic situation to suck profits from Californians' wallets.”
California Considers Banning Loitering For Prostitution ArrestsCalifornia lawmakers are finally sending to Gov. Gavin Newsom a hot potato of a bill that would bar police from making arrests on a charge of loitering for prostitution, nine months after the measure passed the Legislature, the author of the bill announced Monday.
'We Just Need Less Crap Out There': California Bill Would Reduce Single-use Plastic Products 25%An ambitious California proposal aims to reduce plastic production for single-use products like shampoo bottles and food wrappers by 25% starting next decade, part of an effort to rein in pollution from the ubiquitous material.
White House Unlikely To Push For Gas Rebate Cards, Official SaysThe Biden administration is unlikely to advocate for sending households gas rebate cards as officials continue to weigh all options to ease the pain at the pump, an official familiar with the matter tells CNN.
Reagan Mansion In East Sacramento's Fab 40s Neighborhood Back On Market for First Time In 22 YearsGet your pocketbook ready because the Reagan mansion is going for just under $5 million.