California News

Republicans Eyeing Newsom's Job Clash In First California Recall DebateFour Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while housing costs soared on his watch.
Judge Tentatively Rules That Gov. Newsom Can Brand California Recall Election ‘Republican’California Gov. Gavin Newsom can refer to the recall against him as a Republican effort in the state's official voter guide, a judge said in a tentative ruling released Wednesday.
Drought Prompts California To Limit Some Water DiversionsSome farmers in one of the country's most important agricultural regions will have to stop taking water out of major rivers and streams because of a severe drought that is rapidly depleting the California reservoirs and killing endangered species of fish, state regulators said Tuesday.
Bay Area Joins Sacramento, Yolo Counties In Requiring Masks Indoors Regardless Of Vaccination StatusCiting a rapid rise in COVID delta variant cases, the health directors from seven San Francisco Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley ordered residents living in their jurisdictions Monday to once again wear masks at businesses, restaurants and other indoor public settings.
Above-Average Wildfire Season Predicted To Continue Through September -- Or Maybe LongerWith more than 95% of the Western United States in drought, combined with a month's stretch of above-normal temperatures, an outlook released Sunday shows fire season prospects looking grim.