A California First: Woman Signs Bill Into State LawFor the first time in California's 171-year history, a woman has signed a bill into state law.
Gov. Newsom Ends 12 Emergencies, But COVID Isn't One Of ThemGov. Newsom offered no timeline for ending the statewide coronavirus emergency, meaning he will continue to wield broad authority to change or suspend state laws in response to the pandemic.
Gov. Newsom To Push Vaccines In Southern California SwingCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom will visit a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot clinic in Los Angeles County on Wednesday to highlight the state’s ongoing efforts to increase vaccination rates heading into the winter season.
How Will California's Proposed Limits On Community Drilling Work?An ambitious plan by California regulators to block new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet (975 meters) of schools and homes is drawing protests from the oil industry and plaudits from environmentalists, who still want the state to go further.
Will Rain Be Enough To End Drought In Western United States?Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds the start of the rainy season following some of the hottest and driest months on record.
Caltrans Offering Cash To Clean Up Litter Along HighwaysCaltrans is offering volunteers loot for litter. It pays people up to $250 a day per cleanup activity as part of Governor Newsom's $1.1 billion plan to clean up California, including providing funding for highways and roads.
What's California's Department of Public Health Hiding At The $1.7B COVID Testing Lab? Lawmakers Demand AnswersState Senate Republican Leader, Scott Wilk, is demanding answers from the Department of Public Health following an ongoing CBS13 investigation into shocking public health failures at the state's $1.7 billion COVID testing lab. The state said it would make it's investigation public by mid-March but now says "the investigation is ongoing" as problems continue and the lab contract is set to renew at the end of the month. 
Pink And Blue Era Over? New California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Options For ChildrenCalifornia became the first state to say large department stores must display products in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say the pink and blue hues of traditional marketing methods pressure children to conform to gender stereotypes.
New McCarty Bill Targets Crime Gun Dealers In CaliforniaA new bill was signed by Governor Newsom which requires the Department of Justice to analyze their crime gun data in order to determine trends and patterns related to how crime guns are sold and trafficked.
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.
Few Voting Issues Reported With California Recall ElectionCalifornians voted to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom in office on Tuesday, ending a statewide recall election that saw some Republicans again float unfounded claims of voter fraud.