Gov. Newsom Appoints New Head Of State's Troubled Recycling AgencyCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed a new head of the state's troubled recycling agency, who has pledged to overhaul its troubled bottle deposit system that has worsened during the pandemic.
Top California Air, Climate Regulator Hopes To Head Up EPA Under BidenOver four decades, Mary Nichols has been the regulator behind some of the nation’s most ambitious climate policies and, in recent years, she’s been their staunchest defender against President Donald Trump's effort to dismantle them.
Democratic Fight Emerges Ahead Of Appointment To Fill Kamala Harris' Senate SeatA cross-country lobbying campaign for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat has pitted factions divided by race, gender and geography against one another and heightened internal tensions within at least one influential caucus on Capitol Hill.
California Sees Record-High COVID CasesCalifornia reported a record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday as Los Angeles restaurants prepared to close for three weeks and firefighters in Silicon Valley were being enlisted to enforce public health rules to try to halt the spread of infections.
Some California Counties Winding Down 'Project Roomkey' Hotels For HomelessSome California counties are pushing ahead with plans to wind down a program that's moved homeless people into hotel rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic despite an emergency cash infusion from the state aimed at preventing people from returning to the streets in colder weather as the virus surges.
Health Officials Plead For Californians To Avoid Thanksgiving GatheringsWith California desperately battling an out-of-control coronavirus surge, the state's health secretary is urging families to avoid gathering for Thanksgiving.
Sacramento Redwood Trees At Risk Of Removal In Student Housing PlanA planned six-story student-housing complex near the Sacramento State campus is drawing scrutiny from neighbors concerned it will force several 100-foot tall redwood trees to be cut down.
Judge Rules California Can't Ban Offensive License PlatesCalifornia can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers “offensive to good taste and decency” because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Gov. Newsom Offering $50K Reward For Break In 2007 Fremont Murder CaseGov. Gavin Newsom has announced a $50,000 reward to help solve a brutal 2007 Fremont murder case.
Which Retailers Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving This Year?The pandemic has transformed the holiday shopping season. Another major difference this year: People planning to shop on Thanksgiving will have fewer options than they have had in the past.
Feinstein To Step Down As Top Judiciary Dem Amid CriticismCalifornia Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced on Monday that she will not seek her position as the top Democrat on the State Judiciary Committee during the next session of Congress.
GM Flips Sides With California In Pollution Fight With TrumpGeneral Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California's right to set its own clean-air standards.
USDA Issues Health Alerts For Some Beef Stock, Samosas And TamalesHealth experts warn foods at home could bring more risk to a Thanksgiving season already disrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
National Parks To Become Free For Wounded VeteransA proposal from California and New England lawmakers to provide wounded veterans with free access to national parks is poised to become law.
Alice Huffman, Longtime Head Of NAACP's California-Hawaii Chapter, Announces ResignationAlice Huffman, the longtime head of California-Hawaii's chapter of the NAACP, announced that she will step down from her position in December after she again faced conflict-of-interest allegations involving her political consulting company.