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.
PG&E Charged In Zogg Wildfire Last Year That Killed 4Pacific Gas and Electric was charged Friday with manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes, prosecutors said.
Climate Change Fuels California Emphasis On Preventing FiresCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved nearly $1 billion in new spending to prevent wildfires, signaling a policy shift in a state that historically focused more on putting out fires than stopping them before they start.
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.
State Imposing 1-Year Ban Preventing Insurance Companies From Dropping Those Affected By Caldor And Dixie FiresHomeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties are guaranteed not to lose their property insurance policies over the next year after the state announced a moratorium on Monday for people who live near recent wildfires.
4 Famous Giant Trees Unharmed By Sequoia National Park FireFour famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California's Sequoia National Park, authorities said.
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.
California’s Famed Giant Sequoias Wrapped In Aluminum As Wildfire NearsThe National Weather Service has issued a weather watch for dry, windy conditions in the Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada.
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.
Covered California Director To Step Down In FebruaryThe director of Covered California said Thursday he will step down early next year, prompting a national search for a new leader of the nation's largest state-based health insurance marketplace.
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.
Sequoia National Park’s Giant Trees Still Threatened As 2 Wildfires Grow More firefighting resources were being brought in Thursday to battle two forest fires that have shut down California's Sequoia National Park and threaten its ancient trees.