California First In Nation To Require Hourly Wages In Garment IndustryCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday approved what he termed a “nation-leading” law requiring the garment industry to pay workers by the hour instead of for each piece of clothing they produce.
California To Replace Toppled Junipero Serra Statue With Memorial To State's Native AmericansMore than a year after protesters toppled a statue of Spanish missionary Junipero Serra on the grounds of the California Capitol, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday to replace it with a memorial for the state's Native Americans.
California Orders More Insurance Options For Wildfire AreasThe California insurance commissioner has ordered the state's “insurer of last resort” to offer more comprehensive coverage for homeowners who can't buy private insurance because they live in areas threatened by wildfires.
California 1st To Set Quota Limits For Retailers Like AmazonCalifornia on Wednesday became the first state to bar mega-retailers from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas that interfere with bathroom and rest breaks under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom that grew from Amazon's drive to speed goods to consumers more quickly.
California Recall Vote Highlights State's Geopolitical DivisionsThe California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state's political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters, largely wanted him gone.
More Multi-Housing Units Coming To California After SB 9 Signed Into LawA solution to solving the housing crisis? Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Thursday that would require cities to approve more multi-unit housing in single-family zones—but not everyone is on board.
Colusa County Woman Gets Probation For 'Minimal' Role In Jan. 6 Insurrection At CapitolA federal judge who sentenced a Colusa County architect on Friday to probation for her role in the Capitol riot stressed that the Jan. 6 insurrection "represented a threat to democracy" and continues to resonate "in sad and unfortunate ways."
California Imposes More Safeguards On Youth OrganizationsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom approved new legislation Thursday aimed at providing more protections for youth service organizations against future child abuse complaints like those that drove the Boys Scouts of America into bankruptcy last year.
California Enacts 2 Laws To Slice Through Local Zoning RulesCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved two measures to slice through local zoning ordinances as the most populous state struggles with soaring home prices, an affordable housing shortage and stubborn homelessness.
Audit Finds California Risks Forfeiting Millions For RentersCalifornia has been slow to distribute rental assistance money for residents struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, and the state risks forfeiting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds, auditors said Thursday.
Report: More Than 5,200 Afghan Evacuees To Be Resettled In CaliforniaCalifornia is projected to take more Afghan evacuees than any other — more than 5,200 people, according to State Department data for the Afghan Placement and Assistance program obtained by The Associated Press.
Democrats See A Midterm Map In California Recall SuccessFew Democrats were surprised to see Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom swat down a Republican-driven recall campaign in bright-blue California. But they were pleased with how he did it.
Democrats To Push For Reformed California Recall SystemA day after Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated an effort to remove him from office, California Democrats said on Wednesday they will push for changes to make it more difficult to challenge a sitting governor.
‘This Recall Is Close’: Newsom’s Dire Warning Helped Turn California Recall Election TideAn ominous four-word message issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom's campaign on the morning of Aug. 5 served as the shock Democrats needed.
GOP's Elder Concedes California Recall, Hints: 'Stay Tuned'A defiant Larry Elder conceded his fight to become California’s next governor but indicated his first campaign might not be his last. “Stay tuned,” the Republican talk radio host told supporters.