California Adds 'Ghost Guns' To Violence Prevention OrdersCalifornia is adding a secretive but growing class of weapons to those that can legally be seized under gun violence restraining orders, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday.
Man Who Drove Truck Onto Sidewalk Gets Beaten, Dies Near LAA man died after he tried to hit people on a sidewalk with his truck, crashed against a building and then was pulled out and beaten by the group in Southern California, authorities said.
1st Mountain Lion In California Released Back To Wild DiesThe first mountain lion to be rehabilitated and returned to the wild in California has been found dead, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday.
Newsom Eases Gang Enhanced Sentence Rules In CaliforniaCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday approved limiting prison terms for those associated with street gangs, among several criminal justice bills restricting enhancements that can add years to offenders' sentences.
Ethnic Studies Made A High School Requirement In CaliforniaAlong with English, science, math and other graduation requirements, California high school students will have to take a course in ethnic studies to get a diploma starting in 2029-30.
Gov. Newsom Rejects Decriminalizing JaywalkingCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected an effort to decriminalize jaywalking, despite supporters framing the issue as a social justice reform.
Newsom Vetoes California Bill That Would Pay People To Stay SoberGov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state to pay people to stay sober.
Gov. Newsom Signs Law Extending Cocktails-To-Go And Parklets In CaliforniaCalifornia moved Friday to extend the sale of cocktails-to-go and keep alcohol service for outdoor dining at parklets as officials try to help restaurants recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
New California Law Requires Free Menstrual Products In Public SchoolsFree menstrual products will be required in restrooms in public schools and colleges throughout California under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
California Extends Tax On Phones To Fund High-Speed InternetCalifornians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas.
California Makes It Illegal To Remove Condom Without ConsentCalifornia became the first state to prohibit “stealthing,” or removing a condom without consent during sex.
California Bans Some Workplace Secret SettlementsA new law in California bans secret settlements in most harassment and discrimination cases, expanding a signature reform of the #MeToo movement that guarantees workers can publicly call out their bosses for bad behavior without fear of losing pay or other benefits.
South Lake Tahoe City Councilman Arrested On DUI And Drug ChargesSouth Lake Tahoe City Councilman, Cody Lee Bass, was arrested for DUI and drug charges on September 25 at around 2 am, The Department of California Highway Patrol said.
Narcotics Detectives Arrest Woodland Man, Accusing Him Of Transporting 4,000 Counterfeit Fentanyl PillsAround 1 pm on Tuesday, October 5, detectives arrested 25-year-old man, Victor Corella for the possession of 4,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills, said the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.
California Encourages Prescribed Burns To Counter WildfiresCalifornia is encouraging more use of fire to fight fire, such as when deliberately set burns were recently used to protect giant sequoias from a raging wildfire.