National Guard Patrols Torn California Streets Amid UnrestMore than 2,400 California National Guard soldiers toting automatic military assault rifles are on the streets and authorities say that has allowed police officers to crack down on the rampant vandalism and thievery that scarred the first several days of demonstrations.
First California Prison Employee Dies of CoronavirusCalifornia's state prison system had its first known staff death due to the coronavirus, officials said, as well as the death of the 10th inmate from the virus.
Sacramento Officials Assess Damage; Senate Cancels MeetingsNearly two-thirds of properties in Sacramento's business district were damaged over the weekend following three consecutive nights of protests over the killing of George Floyd.
California Schools Chief Calls For New Plan On Racism, BiasCalifornia's education chief Tony Thurmond announced plans Monday to lead a new effort focusing on racism in state schools during emotional remarks on George Floyd.
Sewage Could Hold The Key To Stopping New Coronavirus OutbreaksThe vast brown rivers of sludge that gush into the sewage treatment plants across Germany may hold a key to early detection of any new wave of the coronavirus, scientists tell CNN.
How To Talk To Your Children About Protests And RacismNow it's even more likely that kids might find the video of George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed black man in Minneapolis, gasping for breath as a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck. Even if they haven't, experts say parents should assume their children are already aware of tragedies like these and their aftermath.
California To Vote On Business Tax Hike Worth Up To $12BCalifornia voters in November will decide whether to increase property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state.
California Prison Employees Suspended Over Racist RemarksCalifornia prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a disclosure that came amid protests across the state and nation.
Governor, First Partner Announce Expanded Support For Domestic Violence VictimsGov. Gavin Newsom and First Partner Siebel Newsom announced on Friday expanded capacity for Text 911 throughout the state and additional funding to further support victims of domestic violence.
Legal Sports Betting Pitched As California Budget SalveTwo California lawmakers on Thursday pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, though their revised proposal immediately reignited a turf battle between powerful gambling interests.
Colusa County Votes To Reopen On Their Own TermsColusa County is now the first county in the state to vote on lifting the shelter-in-place order and open on its own terms.
California Politicians Won't Get 1st Pay Raise in YearsCalifornia state lawmakers and other top elected officials won't be getting a pay increase for the first time in five years as the state faces a major budget deficit and mass unemployment induced by the coronavirus.
Regulators Approve PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Despite Safety FearsCalifornia power regulators are mulling whether to approve Pacific Gas & Electric's $58 billion plan for getting out of a bankruptcy caused by in a series of deadly wildfires.
Delayed Trout Season Opens In Eastern Sierra's Inyo CountyTrout season was allowed to open Thursday in the Eastern Sierra’s Inyo County after a delay due to concerns that an influx of anglers would spread COVID-19 in the region, which has some of California’s most prized stream and lake fishing.
Court: California Agencies Can't Charge To Edit Police VideoGovernments must bear the costs of redacting police body camera video before making it public, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that was hailed by media organizations and will be costly for cities and counties.