'Not A Short-Term Feature': Scientists Warn California Needs Much More Rain To End DroughtEven if California were to have above-average rain and snow this winter, warming temperatures mean it still likely won't be enough to make up for all the water California lost.
California Proposes New Oil Drilling Ban Near NeighborhoodsCalifornia's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities.
New Executive Order From Gov. Newsom Aims To Alleviate Congestion At California's PortsGov. Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order that aims to address the shortage of truck drivers and container storage needed to move critical cargo out of California’s backed-up ports. 
As Wet Weather Finally Rolls In, California Issues Statewide Drought Emergency ProclamationAfter California saw its driest year on record in nearly 100 years, the entire state is now under a drought emergency, officials said Tuesday.
State-Run Pesticide Program Partly Violates California Law, Court RulesThe court found the program fails to conduct site-specific environmental reviews and notify the public before sprays.
Leatherback Sea Turtles Are Dying, California Puts New Protections In PlaceOver the past three decades, the population of leatherback sea turtles in California has declined each year from 178 to just 50 each, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
The Drought In California This Summer Was The Worst On Record, Researchers SayThe West's historic, multi-year drought is threatening water supply, food production and electricity generation. It has drained reservoirs at incredible rates and fueled one of the most extreme wildfire seasons the region has ever experienced.
Kern County Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate For Prison EmployeesA judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
What's California's Department of Public Health Hiding At The $1.7B COVID Testing Lab? Lawmakers Demand AnswersState Senate Republican Leader, Scott Wilk, is demanding answers from the Department of Public Health following an ongoing CBS13 investigation into shocking public health failures at the state's $1.7 billion COVID testing lab. The state said it would make it's investigation public by mid-March but now says "the investigation is ongoing" as problems continue and the lab contract is set to renew at the end of the month. 
California Bullet Train's Latest Woe: Will It Be High Speed?A new and fundamental debate has emerged in the battle over California's high-speed rail project that could again significantly downgrade the troubled effort: Should the trains even be high speed when the system launches?
California’s Total COVID-19 Death Count Tops 70,000 As Cases FallCalifornia's coronavirus death toll reached another once-unfathomable milestone - 70,000 people - on Monday as the state emerges from the latest infection surge with the lowest rate of new cases among all states.
Solano County Neighbors Prepare To Be Powerless For Planned PSPS Outages During Fire ThreatPeople in parts of Vacaville will be powerless Monday as PG&E begins turning off power for safety due to an anticipated wind event.
Oil Spill Sidelines Surfers, Hurts Shops In CaliforniaHuntington Beach and nearby coastal communities are still reeling from last week's spill that officials said sent at least about 25,000 gallons and no more than 132,000 gallons of oil into the ocean.
Pink And Blue Era Over? New California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Options For ChildrenCalifornia became the first state to say large department stores must display products in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say the pink and blue hues of traditional marketing methods pressure children to conform to gender stereotypes.
New McCarty Bill Targets Crime Gun Dealers In CaliforniaA new bill was signed by Governor Newsom which requires the Department of Justice to analyze their crime gun data in order to determine trends and patterns related to how crime guns are sold and trafficked.