Black Ex-Tesla Worker Who Claimed Racial Abuse Awarded $137MTesla must pay nearly $137 million to a Black former worker who said he suffered racial abuse at the electric carmaker’s San Francisco Bay Area factory.
Gov. Newsom Signs New Law That Aims To Reduce Deaths Among Black MomsBlack women in California are more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than women of other races, prompting a wave of policy changes this year in the nation's most populous state that culminated on Monday with Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a new law aimed at reducing the disparity.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Suffer Widespread OutagesFacebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp social platforms crashed Monday morning in a massive service outage.
Fairfield's New Ordinance Makes Sideshow Spectating A CrimeA new ordinance is being put in place in Fairfield that will charge sideshow spectators with a misdemeanor, the Fairfield Police Department said.
Fatal Car Crash In Robbins Kills Vacaville ManTwo cars collided in Robbins Friday night, killing a 27-year-old man from Vacaville, the California Highway Patrol said.
Gov. Newsom Unveils Plan To Vaccinate California School Kids And EmployeesThe government has fully approved the COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and over but only granted an emergency authorization for anyone 12 to 15.
Parents Cheer And Jeer Gov. Newsom’s Push For COVID Vaccine Mandate For California SchoolchildrenParents in California on Friday had mixed reactions to Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for schoolchildren after they gain final federal approval.
California Regulators Warn Of Dry Reservoirs, RestrictionsCalifornia's reservoirs are so dry from a historic drought that regulators warned Thursday it's possible the state's water agencies won't get anything from them next year, a frightening possibility that could force mandatory restrictions for residents.
Newsom Signs Police Reform Laws, Enacts Way To Strip Badges From Bad OfficersCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed into law several criminal justice reforms, including setting up a way to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias.
Powerball Jackpot Hits $620M, 10th Largest Ever, After Months Without Big WinnerAfter nearly four months without a big winner, the Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $620 million, making it the 10th largest U.S. lottery prize ahead of Saturday night's drawing.
Gov. Newsom Signs 7 Laws Aimed At California's Homeless CrisisCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom signed seven new laws on Wednesday aimed at addressing the state's homelessness crisis, pleading with a skeptical public to have patience as the nation's most wealthy and populous state struggles to keep people off the streets.
Top Utility Regulator Tasked With Overseeing Troubled PG&E ResignsCalifornia's top utility regulator announced Tuesday she'll step down at the end of the year, leaving Gov. Gavin Newsom searching for new leadership as the state continues to grapple with devastating wildfires and the threat of power blackouts.
Far Northern California Gets Welcome Rain Amid DroughtLingering showers were ending Tuesday behind a weather front that brought welcome rain in large and small amounts to parts of drought-stricken Northern California.
Deadline Looms For Students Who Want To Cancel Bad Grades Caused By PandemicIt's no secret that students struggled with distance learning. And a new law was intended to ensure last year's grades don’t impact kids' academic future.
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.