Newsom's Mandate To Sell Only Zero-Emissions Vehicles By 2035 Isn't As Crazy As Critics ThinkLast week, Governor Gavin Newson signed an executive order saying that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in California must be emission-free by 2035. The new mandate doesn't necessarily mean that California car dealers would, literally, sell nothing but fully electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles 15 years from now, several experts say.
Historic California Wildfires Surpass 4 Million Acres; More Than Doubles Previous RecordIn a year that has already brought apocalyptic skies and smothering smoke to the West Coast, California set a grim new record Sunday when officials announced that the wildfires of 2020 have now scorched a record 4 million acres — in a fire season that is far from over.
Andrew Yang Takes Lead In California Data Privacy Measure“The amount of data we’re giving up is unprecedented in human history,” says Yang, who lives in New York but is helping lead the campaign for a data privacy initiative on California’s Nov. 3 ballot. “Don’t you think it’s time we did something about it?”
California Voters To Consider Property Tax OverhaulFor decades, California's system of limiting property tax increases has been deemed sacrosanct, a third rail for any politician. The system tying taxes to the most recent purchase price now faces one of its biggest challenges.
Feds: California Convict Tried To Steal $22M From PPP LoansA California man convicted five years ago of defrauding several local governments in the state has been charged with trying to steal $22 million from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Contra Costa County To Spend $250 Million On Jail Health CareContra Costa County will spend $250 million to increase staffing and improve health care at its jails after a lawsuit alleged inmates with physical and mental problems were being neglected, including some who were potentially suicidal.
Airbnb Bans One-Night Halloween Weekend Reservations To Stop Parties, Spread Of COVIDThe company announced on Friday that it is banning one-night Airbnb reservations over the Halloween weekend for entire home listings in the US and Canada.
Newsom Wavers On Theme Park Opening Rules Amid PressureFacing mounting pressure to let theme parks such as Disneyland reopen amid the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday delayed new operating rules after industry leaders criticized his administration's initial plans.
Study: California Police Disproportionately Cite Black, Latino Residents For Non-Traffic InfractionsBlack and Latino adults in California are disproportionately cited for minor, non-traffic infractions like loitering or sleeping in public compared to their White counterparts, according to a new study.
California's Grim Milestone: 4 Million Acres Burned In WildfiresCalifornia is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) burned this year by wildfires that have killed 30 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record.
Coronavirus Unemployment Fraud: EDD Data Reveals 30,000 Addresses With 10+ Unemployment ClaimsFollowing widespread reports of fraudulent unemployment claims showing up in people's mailboxes, CBS13 has obtained Employment Development Department data that, for the first time, reveals just how widespread the EDD unemployment fraud may be.
Prop. 23: California Voters Weigh In Again On Care At Dialysis ClinicsCalifornia voters will again weigh in on the quality of care dialysis clinics provide to about 80,000 people in the state with kidney failure.
Cal Fire Warns Fire Season Is Far From Over, Urges People To Have Evacuation PlanThe record size and number of wildfires this year is keeping firefighters and communities on edge.
Newsom Mixes Decisions On Labor, Crime, HousingGov. Gavin Newsom was no rigid ideologue when it came to his decisions on the hundreds of bills sent to him in an odd legislative year shortened by the coronavirus. The first-term Democrat most often sided with labor, immigration and criminal justice reform groups but also vetoed bills they had made priorities.
Newsom Vetoes Return-To-Work Bill For Many Laid-Off California WorkersGov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that supporters say would have guaranteed many California workers laid off because of the pandemic the right to get their jobs back once economic conditions improve, citing too high a burden on struggling employers.