New Power Plants Are California's Latest Effort To Avoid Rolling BlackoutsCalifornia is flexing a new muscle to strengthen the power grid in the fight to stop Northern California's devastating rolling blackouts. State grid operators say we currently face a 3,500-megawatt energy shortfall this year—and next summer looks even worse.
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.
Oakland Unified Becomes First Northern California School District To Require COVID Vaccine For Eligible StudentsThe Oakland Board of Education has voted to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person school.
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.
Thousands Of Afghan Refugees Flee Kabul, Hundreds Land In SacramentoCalifornia is projected to take in more Afghan families—all fleeing the dangerous situation in Kabul—than any other state.
Democrats See A Midterm Map In California Recall SuccessFew Democrats were surprised to see Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom swat down a Republican-driven recall campaign in bright-blue California. But they were pleased with how he did it.
Democrats To Push For Reformed California Recall SystemA day after Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated an effort to remove him from office, California Democrats said on Wednesday they will push for changes to make it more difficult to challenge a sitting governor.
Biden Puts Power of Presidency on Display Ahead of California RecallHe wants Californians to view leading Republican challenger Larry Elder as a ‘Donald Trump clone.’
Gov. Newsom Seeks $16.7M In Aid For Afghan RefugeesGov. Gavin Newsom and California legislative leaders on Friday requested $16.7 million in state money to help resettle Afghan refugees in the state.
Newsom Campaign Sees Encouraging Signs Days Before Recall VoteThere were encouraging signs on two fronts for Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign with less than two weeks to go before the recall election.
California Aims For Gender Neutral Displays In Large StoresCalifornia could soon force large department stores to display some child products in gender neutral terms after the state Legislature passed a bill on Wednesday aimed at getting rid of traditional pink and blue marketing schemes for items like toys and toothbrushes.
California Advances Zoning Bills To Promote Scarce HousingCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday advanced the second of two measures designed to cut through local zoning ordinances, spurred by a shortage of affordable housing, rising home prices and an increasing homeless population.
California Delays Decriminalizing Psychedelic SubstancesCalifornia lawmakers will wait until next year to consider decriminalizing psychedelics, with the bill's author saying Thursday that he will keep working to persuade the public and legislators that it's a good idea.
Labor, Community Leaders Urge 'No' Vote On Newsom Recall At Oakland RallyCommunity and labor leaders and their supporters rallied in Oakland Wednesday to urge Californians to vote "no" on the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom.
California Gig Worker Advocacy Groups React To Ruling That Prop. 22 Is 'Unconstitutional'Some California gig worker advocacy groups expressed cautious optimism Saturday about a Bay Area judge's Friday ruling that Prop. 22 was unconstitutional. Others who support the initiative argued the decision was a mistake.