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2021-10-18 20:36:37
by Tom Ramstack
2021 California Oil Spill Becomes Call to Action for Environmentalists

Scott Breneman told a congressional subcommittee Monday about how his fishing business was upended by the Orange County oil spill... Read More

Scott Breneman told a congressional subcommittee Monday about how his fishing business was upended by the Orange County oil spill discovered off California’s coast on October 1. After a day of fishing 90 miles off the coast, “We were coming... Read More

California's 'Surf City USA' Beach Reopens After Oil Spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California beach that was closed more than a week ago because of a... Read More

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California beach that was closed more than a week ago because of a leak of crude oil from an undersea pipeline reopened on Monday, far sooner than many expected, Huntington Beach's city and... Read More

2021-10-08 15:41:25
by Reece Nations
Elon Musk Announces Tesla Will Move Headquarters to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., announced Thursday during an annual meeting of stockholders... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., announced Thursday during an annual meeting of stockholders that the company will move its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas. Musk is following through on his... Read More

Ship Anchor Suspected in Pipeline Break That Fouled Beaches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An anchored cargo ship in the Pacific is not a fixed point — it's different than... Read More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An anchored cargo ship in the Pacific is not a fixed point — it's different than parking a car. Even then, with a multi-ton anchor and brawny steel chains resting on the seabed, the massive vessels... Read More

In California, Some Buy Machines That Make Water Out of Air

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched... Read More

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched California, some homeowners are already buying the pricey devices. The air-to-water systems work like air conditioners by using coils to... Read More

2021-09-28 14:58:07
by Tom Ramstack
California Utility to Pay $1.8 Billion to Settle Claims After Gas Leak

Southern California Gas Company agreed to pay $1.8 billion this week to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents... Read More

Southern California Gas Company agreed to pay $1.8 billion this week to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents of the Aliso Canyon area who were forced from their homes by a 2015 explosion and leak at a natural... Read More

California to Mail Every Voter a Ballot in Future Elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Every registered California voter will get a ballot mailed to them in future elections under a... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Every registered California voter will get a ballot mailed to them in future elections under a bill signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.  The law makes permanent a change adopted during the pandemic for the... Read More

Democrats Push for Changes to California Recall Efforts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom handily defeated a recall election that could have removed him from office,... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom handily defeated a recall election that could have removed him from office, but his Democratic allies in the Legislature already are seeking changes that could make it harder to mount such a... Read More

California Gov. Newsom Crushes Republican-led Recall Effort

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively defeated efforts to kick... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively defeated efforts to kick him out of office, a win the Democrat cast as an endorsement of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and... Read More

Stay or Go? Californians to Decide the Fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After a year of debate that laid bare divisions in America's most populous state, Californians... Read More

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After a year of debate that laid bare divisions in America's most populous state, Californians on Tuesday will be deciding whether Gov. Gavin Newsom keeps his job, or if the state goes in a more... Read More

Allegations Fly as Recall Vote Looms for California's Newsom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged... Read More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder... Read More

2021-09-05 17:03:14
by Dan McCue
Harris to Campaign in California for Gavin Newsom on Wednesday

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit California's Bay Area on Wednesday to campaign with Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces possible... Read More

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit California's Bay Area on Wednesday to campaign with Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces possible removal from office in a Sept. 14 recall election. Symone Sanders, Harris' chief spokesperson, tweeted Saturday that the vice president... Read More

Experts Call for Rigorous Audit to Protect California Recall

A group of election security experts on Thursday called for a rigorous audit of the upcoming recall election for California's... Read More

A group of election security experts on Thursday called for a rigorous audit of the upcoming recall election for California's governor after copies of systems used to run elections across the country were released publicly. Their letter sent to the... Read More

2021-09-01 19:47:06
by Alexa Hornbeck
Undocumented Californians Will Soon Receive Access to Medi-Cal Coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 133, an expansion of Medi-Cal that will provide coverage... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 133, an expansion of Medi-Cal that will provide coverage to undocumented Californians age 50 and over, set to go into effect in May 2022.  “Accessing health coverage through Medicaid... Read More

California Moves Slowly on Water Projects Amid Drought

SITES, Calif. (AP) — In 2014, in the middle of a severe drought that would test California's complex water storage... Read More

SITES, Calif. (AP) — In 2014, in the middle of a severe drought that would test California's complex water storage system like never before, voters told the state to borrow $7.5 billion and use part of it to build projects... Read More

2021-08-23 20:43:41
by Reece Nations
California to Receive Billions for Highways, Airports, and More from Infrastructure Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The bipartisan infrastructure package is drawing closer to finalization and California residents are anticipating improvements to local... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The bipartisan infrastructure package is drawing closer to finalization and California residents are anticipating improvements to local roads, airports and more. Although the Golden State boasts the nation’s largest economy, a lack of prior investments in public... Read More

2021-08-18 14:05:50
by Tom Ramstack
California’s Governor Faces Recall In State Overwhelmed with Crises

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two California voters are suing to block a recall vote against Gov. Gavin Newsom that they say... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two California voters are suing to block a recall vote against Gov. Gavin Newsom that they say violates the U.S. Constitution. The planned Sept. 14 vote comes amid a backlash against some Democrats, such as New York... Read More

California Drought Takes Toll on World's Top Almond Producer

FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched... Read More

FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched orchard in California's agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, where a deepening drought threatens one of the state's most profitable crops. Del... Read More

2021-08-05 14:14:11
by Daniel Mollenkamp
More Than A Third Of Californians In or Near Poverty, Report Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A recent report says that more than a third of Californians are living below or near the... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A recent report says that more than a third of Californians are living below or near the poverty line, according to the latest available data. Without social safety net programs, the report further says, that figure would... Read More

Fire Engulfs Northern California Town, Leveling Businesses

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes in a small... Read More

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes in a small Northern California mountain community. The Dixie Fire tore through the Greenville on Wednesday evening, destroying businesses and homes as the... Read More

2021-08-05 12:19:42
by Alexa Hornbeck
New Rules Could Take Californiaʼs Pork Supply Offline

The California Farm Confinement Proposition, known as Prop 12, is set to become effective next year and could mean that... Read More

The California Farm Confinement Proposition, known as Prop 12, is set to become effective next year and could mean that pork suppliers lose access to California’s large market. The law will implement space requirements for chickens, calves, and hogs, such... Read More

California, NYC to Workers: Get Vaccine or Face Weekly Tests

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or... Read More

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care... Read More

2021-07-25 11:52:03
by Dan McCue
Final Candidate List Released for Newsom Recall

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber has released the final list of 46 candidates who qualified for the upcoming gubernatorial... Read More

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber has released the final list of 46 candidates who qualified for the upcoming gubernatorial recall election.  The recall election seeking to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will take place on Sept. 14, 2021.  Among... Read More

2021-07-23 12:43:18
by Ansley Puckett
California Governor Signs Legislation to Boost Entertainment Industry

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television... Read More

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program in order to boost the state’s economy.  Launched in 2009, the Film and Television Tax Credit Program... Read More

California Approves 1st State-Funded Guaranteed Income Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on... Read More

2021-07-16 21:05:12
by Daniel Mollenkamp
California's Most Populated County Brings Back Masks as COVID-19 Cases Surge

LOS ANGELES- Everyone, whether or not they're fully vaccinated, will have to wear a mask indoors, according to an order... Read More

LOS ANGELES- Everyone, whether or not they're fully vaccinated, will have to wear a mask indoors, according to an order from Los Angeles County, by far the largest county by population in California, the U.S.'s most populated state. The county... Read More

Wildfires Rage as US West Grapples With Heat Wave, Drought

Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California... Read More

Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region, straining power grids. The largest wildfire of the year in California... Read More

Governor Asks Californians to Voluntarily Cut Water Use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked people and businesses in the nation's most populous state... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked people and businesses in the nation's most populous state to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% as the Western United States weathers a drought that is... Read More

2021-07-06 13:48:22
by Daniel Mollenkamp
California Budget Expands Health Care For Older Undocumented Immigrants

In California, undocumented immigrants over the age of 50 will soon be able to sign up for Medi-Cal, the state's... Read More

In California, undocumented immigrants over the age of 50 will soon be able to sign up for Medi-Cal, the state's low-income health care program. The update is just one of the expansions included in the state budget, which also has... Read More

2021-07-02 20:20:13
by Reece Nations
California Gubernatorial Recall Election Slated for September

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis announced Thursday that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall election will be conducted on... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis announced Thursday that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall election will be conducted on Sept. 14. California residents will head to the polls to vote either to retain or remove Newsom from office after... Read More

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