Newsom Pardons 13, Commutes 21 SentencesGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned 13 former prisoners, including three whose immigration status may benefit from the decision. He also commuted the sentences of 21 current inmates, including several who killed their victims and had been serving life-without-parole sentences.
California Courts Holding Jury Trials After Pandemic DelaysCalifornia courts have started to hold jury trials and summon residents for jury service after a three-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday.
Gov. Newsom Urges One County To Reimpose Stay-At-Home OrdersGov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he wants an agricultural Southern California county to reimpose stay-home orders amid a surge in positive coronavirus tests there and through much of the state.
Central California Official Resigns After Sharing Confederate Flag Post With ‘Proud To Be White’ PhraseThe president of the Madera County school board resigned after a post on her social media account displayed a Confederate flag and the phrase "I am proud to be white," drew calls for her to step down.
Poll: Northeast States, California Lead The Country In Mask-WearingScientific evidence suggests that wearing a face mask can help stop the spread of Covid-19. New polling confirms that some regions of the country are taking that message to heart more than others.
DOJ Warns That The Viral 'Face Mask Exemption Cards' Being Spread On Facebook Are FraudulentThe US Department of Justice is warning Americans about fraudulent cards distributed on Facebook by a group encouraging people to not wear masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Dies As Prison Grapples With Large Coronavirus OutbreakOfficials at San Quentin State Prison were investigating the death of a condemned inmate following a large outbreak of COVID-19 at the prison.
Data Privacy, Other Measures Qualify For California BallotCalifornia voters will weigh in this November on whether to expand a landmark data privacy law, alter a decades-old law that limits property taxes on businesses and exempt ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft from a new state labor law.
California Assembly To Cast Final Vote On State BudgetThe California Assembly will return to work on Friday from their summer recess to vote on a spending plan that closes the state's estimated $54.3 billion deficit through a combination of temporary tax increases, delayed spending and cuts to colleges, courts and state worker salaries.
California Breaks Coronavirus Records, Gatherings In Homes May Fuel SpreadCalifornia is setting daily records this week for new coronavirus cases as officials urge caution and dangle enforcement threats to try to curb the spikes.
Farm Workers In California Strike After Learning Dozens Have VirusA group of about 50 farm workers went on strike Thursday at a California pistachio farm demanding free face coverings, gloves and information from the farm's owner after they said they learned from the media that dozens of their coworkers tested positive for the coronavirus, a union official said.
California To Vote On 1st-In-US Electric Truck Sales RuleCalifornia regulators are scheduled to approve new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation's most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality.
Expansion Of California Privacy Law Qualifies For BallotCalifornia voters will decide a ballot measure this November that would give them more power over how companies use their data, an extension of a landmark privacy law passed in 2018.
Gov. Newsom Declares Emergency To Draw Down California Budget ReservesGov. Gavin Newsom declared a budget emergency Thursday that will allow California to take nearly $8 billion from a state reserve account to help plug a large budget deficit brought on by the coronavirus.
Reopening: Vallejo’s Six Flags Discovery Kingdom To Open Without RidesThe Six Flags Discovery Kingdom amusement park in Vallejo is reopening next week but rides will not be operating and the amount of visitors will be kept well below capacity, park officials announced Thursday.