Earlier Releases For Repeat Offenders In California Halted Pending AppealCalifornia's on-again, off-again plan to allow earlier potential prison releases for certain repeat offenders was off again Tuesday, pending an appeal by more than half of California’s 58 district attorneys.
Sacramento Judge Delays Enforcement Of Part Of New California Bacon LawA Sacramento County judge decided this week to delay enforcement of part of California's new farm animal welfare law that critics said would cause price hikes and supply shortages for bacon and other fresh pork products in the state.
Modesto Explores Hiring Park Rangers To Keep Parks Clean And SafeModesto wants to crackdown on people visiting parks afterhours while enforcing camping and public drinking ordinances. It's exploring a pilot program to hire park rangers.
California Bill Would Eliminate 'Personal Belief' Exemption To School COVID VaccinationCalifornia legislation proposed Monday would eliminate a personal belief exemption in school-based COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Former California Gov. Schwarzenegger Involved In Multi-Vehicle AccidentActor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a four-vehicle crash Friday evening in Los Angeles that sent a woman to the hospital with a head injury.
Preteens May Be Vaccinated Without Parents Under California BillCalifornia would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents' consent, the youngest age of any state, under a proposal late Thursday by a state senator.
Experts Weigh In On Biden Administration's $50B Wildfire Crisis PlanA $50 billion plan to more than double the use of controlled fires and mechanical thinning to reduce trees and other vegetation that may cause fire was announced this week by the Biden Administration, but the breakdown of how it will be funded over 10 years has some experts left with more questions than answers.
California College Students Will Be Offered $10K For Public ServiceIn exchange for 450 hours of service, each student will receive $10,000 toward their education and can get academic credit for their work.
Central Valley Democratic House Rep. Jerry McNerney Announces He Will Not Run For Another TermTwo more House Democrats announced Tuesday they won't seek reelection in November, bringing the party's total retirements to 28 ahead of what is expected to be a difficult midterm election year.
MLK Jr. Celebration Unites People, Tackles Racial InjusticesPeople are spending the holiday weekend reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More than 30 area churches held a celebration for the civil rights activist’s life while looking at how people can come together at a time when the pandemic has physically separated people. The event featured music, poem recitals and speakers.
Getting Answers: Would Changing The State's Gas Tax Save You Money?Whatever grade you’re buying, you’re feeling the burning hole in your wallet. AAA reports Thursday’s national average for gas is $3.30. In California, it’s close to $4.66 – about $1.35 more than what the rest of the country pays.
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Disability Claims Suspended As California Officials Cite FraudAfter stealing the identities of death row inmates and even a sitting U.S. senator to make off with billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits during the pandemic, scammers have now moved on to impersonating doctors to dupe California officials into giving them disability checks.
Gov. Newsom Rejects Sheriff's Claims His Homelessness Plan Isn't WorkingGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday rejected claims by the sheriff of California’s most populous county that record spending on homelessness initiatives isn’t putting a dent in the problem of people living in the streets and the state isn't held accountable for where the billions of dollars go.
California Assault Weapon Owners Face Registration DeadlineCalifornia gun owners starting Thursday are getting a second chance to register and keep a type of firearm that is now illegal to buy under the state's expanded definition of assault weapons.
Universal Health Care Bill Advances In California AssemblyCalifornia Democrats on Tuesday took their first step toward creating the nation's first universal health care system, which would abolish the state's private health insurance market and replace it with a government-run plan that they promised would never deny anyone the care they need.