EDD Backlog Shrinks To 1.3 Million Following 2-Week ResetCalifornia's Employment Development Department said Wednesday it has cleared about 246,000 of its more than 1.6 million backlogged claims following a two-week “reset” where it stopped taking new applications so it could improve its technology.
30 Percent Of State Land To Be Protected Under Newsom's Signed OrderNearly a third of California’s land and coastal waters will be protected under an executive order signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, his latest effort to fight climate change that he has blamed for recent record-breaking wildfires.
Chance Of Rain Fades For NorCal, But Cooler Weather Still ExpectedWhile cooler weather is still expected later in the week, hope for rain over wildfire-scarred Northern California is starting to fade.
Study: Parents Are Less Aware When Their Kids Vape Than When They SmokeMillions of young people vape. How aware are their parents? Not very, says a new study.
Poor Planning, Intense Heat Caused California Rolling Blackouts, Report ShowsPoor planning coupled with extreme weather caused rolling blackouts that affected hundreds of thousands of California residents during a brutal August heat wave, energy regulators said Tuesday.
Coronavirus Unemployment: What To Do If You’ve Been Victimized By EDD FraudFrom stealing your identity to using your address, thousands are getting caught up in Employment Development Department fraud even if they never filed for unemployment.
Shasta County Evangelical School Tied To Spike In Coronavirus CasesShasta County will face greater restrictions as it grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases, many of them tied to an evangelical college where more than 120 students and staff have tested positive in the last two weeks, health officials said Tuesday.
So Far, California Sees No Link Between Schools Reopening And Spread Of CovidWith some schools in California resuming in-person classes, public health officials say they have not seen a link - so far - between the reopening of K-12 schools for in-person learning and increased coronavirus transmission.
Glass Fire Now 50% Contained; Cooler Temperatures, Rain Possible Later This WeekThe destructive Glass Fire that has burned in Napa and Sonoma counties is now 50 percent contained, Cal Fire says.
'No More Tears Left:' How The Western Wildfires Are Ravaging The Legal Marijuana IndustryFor operators who lost everything to the deadly wildfires, there's little recourse and only the shakiest of safety nets. Insurance companies, like banks, are reluctant to serve cannabis businesses because marijuana remains a federally illegal substance. And because of that illicit status, the enterprises don't qualify for federal disaster aid.
Central California Student Says Professor Told Her Not To Breastfeed During Online ClassA California college student says she was told by her professor she could not breastfeed her baby during an online class, prompting an apology from the instructor after she raised concerns to the school.
Conservative Legal Group Sues To Block California Boardroom Diversity LawA conservative legal group sued to block California’s first-in-the-nation law that requires hundreds of corporations based in the state to have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards.
Scale Of California Wildfires Continues To Grow Past 4 Million AcresThe staggering scale of California's wildfires reached another milestone Monday: A single fire surpassed 1 million acres.
Prop. 17 And 18 Would Expand Voting Rights In CaliforniaEarly voting in California began Monday and a pair of propositions on the Nov, 3 ballot would expand voting rights in California - restoring the vote for some felons and allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they turn 18 before the general election.
Rain, Cooler Temps Could Help Crews Battling California Wildfires This WeekWeather forecasters say rain could be on the way to Northern California this week, providing the possibility of some much-needed relief for areas ravaged by wildfires.