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Trump May Withhold Tax Returns and Appear on Ballot, California Supreme Court Rules 2020 Elections
Trump May Withhold Tax Returns and Appear on Ballot, California Supreme Court Rules

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Democrats have tried to force President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns, and Trump has resisted. The California Legislature, aiming at the president, passed a law this year to try to force Trump’s hand.... Read More

Why California Still Isn’t Safe a Year After the Camp Fire California
Why California Still Isn’t Safe a Year After the Camp Fire

PARADISE, Calif. — Chainsaws were humming and backhoes were beeping. Wood frames were being hammered into place. It was the sound of Paradise rebuilding, one nail at a time. “I love it up here — it’s beautiful,” said Holly Austin,... Read More

George Papadopoulos Files for a House Run in Rep. Katie Hill’s District Political News
George Papadopoulos Files for a House Run in Rep. Katie Hill’s District

WASHINGTON — A one-time campaign foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump who served 12 days in jail for lying to the FBI has filed paperwork to run for the seat occupied by resigning California Democratic Rep. Katie Hill. George... Read More

California’s Tough-on-Crime Past Haunts Kamala Harris In The News
California’s Tough-on-Crime Past Haunts Kamala Harris

LOS ANGELES — The Zodiac killer struck first. Then came the Manson family. Later, the Hillside Stranglers, the Night Stalker and the Golden State Killer terrorized California. Starting in the late 1960s, one lurid murder after another fed public perceptions... Read More

Katie Hill’s Exit Shakes Up Competitive Race in Southern California Political News
Katie Hill’s Exit Shakes Up Competitive Race in Southern California

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Katie Hill’s decision to resign amid allegations of an improper relationship with her staffer has upended the battle to control a competitive district in Southern California. Republicans believe they can win the 25th District back, especially... Read More

California Independents Can Cast Ballots for Democrats — But Not Trump — In March Primary 2020 Elections
California Independents Can Cast Ballots for Democrats — But Not Trump — In March Primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California voters who are unaffiliated with a political party will be able to participate in the Democratic presidential primary next year, but they will be prohibited from casting ballots for President Donald Trump or any possible Republican... Read More

Gov. Newsom Slams PG&E Over ‘Unacceptable’ Power Outages State News
Gov. Newsom Slams PG&E Over ‘Unacceptable’ Power Outages

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom tore into Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Thursday, calling the mass power outages “unacceptable” and the result of the bankrupt utility’s own long legacy of mistakes. “What’s happened is unacceptable. And it’s... Read More

California Blames EPA for Stalled Plans to Curb Pollution Environment
California Blames EPA for Stalled Plans to Curb Pollution

WASHINGTON — California’s top clean-air official fired back against Trump administration charges that the state hasn’t done enough to fight pollution within its borders, saying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should “do its job.” Last month, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler... Read More

Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve State News
Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the... Read More

California Farmers Face ‘Catastrophic’ Water Restrictions. Can They Adapt to Survive? Agriculture
California Farmers Face ‘Catastrophic’ Water Restrictions. Can They Adapt to Survive?

TERRA BELLA, Calif. — It was 2015 and, as far as John Konda knew, farming still had a viable future in the San Joaquin Valley. So he expanded. The Tulare County grower planted 75 acres of pistachios, adding to a... Read More

Most Californians Want Marijuana Stores in Their Communities, Poll Shows Opinion Polls
Most Californians Want Marijuana Stores in Their Communities, Poll Shows

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three years after California legalized the sale of recreational marijuana, most voters want municipalities to permit pot shops in their communities even though the vast majority of cities have outlawed them, according to a University of California,... Read More

Calif. Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Allow College Athletes to Take Endorsement Deals State News
Calif. Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Allow College Athletes to Take Endorsement Deals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will allow California athletes to earn money from the use of their names, images and likenesses, despite warnings from the National Collegiate Athletic Association that the measure would upend... Read More

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