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.
As California's Eviction Ban Ends, Some Protections RemainWith a statewide eviction moratorium ending Friday, officials in California are rushing to make sure tenants with unpaid rent know they can still stay in their homes after that date — but only if they have applied for assistance from the state.
Earth-Monitoring Landsat 9 Satellite Launches From Central CaliforniaThe latest in a series of U.S. satellites that has recorded human and natural impacts on Earth's surface for decades was launched into orbit from California on Monday to ensure continued observations in the era of climate change.
Fawn Fire Grows To 8,537 Acres, 35% ContainmentA number of Shasta County evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings, and some warnings have been lifted.
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.