Gov. Newsom Won't Lift COVID 'State Of Emergency' When California ReopensCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said he will not lift a state of emergency that gives him broad powers to impose or suspend rules involving the coronavirus when the state fully reopens its economy on June 15. But he still intends to lift most virus-related restrictions on that date.
No Winners From Sacramento Region In First Round Of 'Vax For The Win' ContestThe state of California held its first drawing Friday for the lottery in the state's vaccine incentive program. 
New Gun Tax Falls Short In California Week After San Jose Mass ShootingA week after nine people were killed in a San Jose mass shooting, the California Assembly on Thursday failed to pass a bill that would have raised taxes on handguns and ammunition.
California Senate Rejects Workers Compensation ProposalThe California Senate on Thursday rejected a bill aimed at making it easier for health care employees to have hospitals pay their medical bills related to COVID-19 and other diseases that may have been contracted on the job — a move business groups said would have cost them too much money.
California To Allow Sale Of To-Go Cocktails, Expanded Outdoor Dining Through 2021On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that restaurants may continue to sell takeout alcohol and keep expanded outdoor dining through the end of 2021.
California To Allow Sale Of To-Go Cocktails Through 2021Governor Gavin Newsom is in the Bay Area Thursday speaking to the media about the state's plan to support bars and restaurants after the state fully reopens on June, 15, according to his office. 
CA State Worker Union Approves $1 Million To Fight Newsom RecallCalifornia's largest state worker union approved a $1 million donation Wednesday to help Gov. Gavin Newsom fight the looming recall in an emergency vote that some members said would cause friction in the union amid a leadership shakeup.
California Senate Passes Bill That Could Makes Sidewalk Drinking A Permanent FixtureSidewalk dining and drinking could be here to stay. Under a new bill, the expansion of alcohol service into streets and parklets could become permanent, if cities choose to allow it.
California To Pay $2M Church Legal Fees Over COVID ClosuresThe settlement has little practical impact after a Supreme Court ruling led the state in April to lift limits on indoor worship. As the state's case rate of COVID-19 has plummeted since a deadly winter surge and vaccination rates rise, Gov. Gavin Newsom is poised to lift all restrictions on June 15.
Protesters Outside Gov. Newsom's Home Demand COVID-19 Relief For Undocumented ImmigrantsThey're demanding what they're calling equitable COVID-19 relief.
First In US: California Task Force Launches Study Of Slave ReparationsA first-in-the-country task force in California to study and recommend reparations for African Americans is conducting its inaugural meeting, launching a two-year process to address the harms of slavery and systemic racism.
Gov. Newsom Pardons California Inmate FirefightersCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned more than a dozen people, including two inmate firefighters who faced deportation, and commuted the sentences of three people who were convicted of killings where they didn't pull the trigger.
Tribe-Backed Sports Betting Initiative Qualifies For 2022 California BallotAn initiative to allow sports betting at tribal casinos and horse-racing tracks in California has qualified for the November 2022 ballot.
Gov. Newsom Says It's Time For Action After San Jose Mass ShootingGov. Gavin Newsom had some harsh words reacting to the latest mass shooting in California.
California Senate Approves Taking Badges From Bad Officers, 2 Other Criminal justice Reform BillsThe California State Senate on Wednesday advanced three criminal justice reform bills, including one that could end the careers of bad apple police officers, an idea that failed last year despite broad public outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.