Reviews Find Poor Oversight Of California Prisons And JailsDespite the state spending nearly $10 million a year to improve its handling of inmates’ allegations of staff misconduct, California's inspector general said Tuesday the corrections department's “process remains broken” and is neither independent nor fair.
California Approves Mailed Ballots For 2021 As Recall LoomsAs California Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares for a potential recall election this year, the state Legislature passed a bill on Tuesday that would require that all active registered voters get a ballot in the mail ahead of the election even if they didn't ask for one.
Captain Pleads Not Guilty To 34 Counts Of Manslaughter In Boat FireThe captain of a scuba diving boat that burned and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to manslaughter charges.
Bill Would End Tax Increases For Companies Researching DiseaseNow that the state has a projected one-time surplus of $15 billion this year, influential Democratic lawmakers want to rescind tax hikes — but only for life sciences companies that research and develop treatments for COVID-19 and other diseases.
COVID-19 In California: First FEMA Mass Vaccination Sites Open Amid Supply ShortageTwo new coronavirus mass vaccination sites opened in California on Tuesday, where cities continue to struggle with securing vaccine supply. The sites are the first to open as part of a wider effort by the federal government to establish 100 vaccination sites nationwide in 100 days.
Neighbors Uneasy with Evacuation Plan for Growing Plumas Lake DevelopmentThey're concerned hundreds of new homes are going up, but there’s still only one road to get in and out.
Metallic Valentine’s Balloon Cuts Power To Thousands In Central CaliforniaA Valentine's Day balloon filled with helium drifted into a power line Sunday, sparking an outage that temporarily plunged more than 2,300 Fresno households into the dark.
'Revenge Bedtime Procrastination' Could Be Robbing You Of Precious Sleep TimeRevenge bedtime procrastination may be a newer term, but the type of sleep schedule it describes is not, said Dr. Rajkumar Dasgupta, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles.
Nearly A Third Of US Adults Undecided About Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Could Sway Them?Though officials and health experts say the end of the Covid-19 pandemic will rely on a large proportion of Americans being inoculated, nearly a third of US adults say they have not decided if they will get the vaccine when it is offered to them.
Hundreds Of People Volunteering To Escort Elderly Asian Americans To Keep Them SafeEver since the world learned of the new coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, harassment and violence targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has rapidly increased across the United States.
'Have A Heart, Stay Apart': Californians Urged To Celebrate Valentine's Day VirtuallyHealth officials urged Californians to protect their loved ones from the coronavirus by celebrating Valentine's Day virtually this year.
California GOP Pumps $125k Into Recall Newsom Campaign, Organizers Say They Collected Enough SignaturesThe California Republican Party announced Saturday it is giving $125,000 to the campaign aimed at recalling Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, and organizers of the campaign say they have collected more than the 1.5 million petition signatures required to qualify the proposal for the ballot.
General Motors Settles With California For $5.75M Over Faulty Ignition SwitchesGeneral Motors Co. has agreed to a $5.75 million settlement with California regarding false statements the company made to investors about problems with its deadly ignition switches, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday.
COVID Daily Update: California Reports 10,059 New Cases, 546 Additional DeathsThe state reported 8,251 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, which is a 0.5% increase from Monday’s report. There were also 327 more deaths reported, which is a 0.7% increase from Monday.
COVID-19 Vaccinations For General Public Could Begin By April, Dr. Fauci SaysThe United States could start letting the general public have access to coronavirus vaccines by April - and the country may be able to inoculate most Americans by the middle or end of the summer, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday.