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California Sets Date for Recall Election Targeting Newsom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 14 recall election that could drive Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 14 recall election that could drive Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, the result of a political uprising largely driven by angst over state coronavirus orders that shuttered schools and... Read More

2021-07-01 15:16:32
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Strikes Down Disclosure Rules for Political Donors

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a California law that required nonprofits to disclose lists of their... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a California law that required nonprofits to disclose lists of their biggest donors, holding the requirement burdened donors’ First Amendment rights and was not narrowly tailored to an important government interest.... Read More

2021-07-01 15:09:50
by Ansley Puckett
California Addresses College Readiness

The Public Policy Institute of California released the first in a series of posts examining how educational opportunities and outcomes... Read More

The Public Policy Institute of California released the first in a series of posts examining how educational opportunities and outcomes are different across California.   According to the post, only a third of California’s 9th graders make it to and then... Read More

Drought Saps California Reservoirs as Hot, Dry Summer Looms

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation's crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath... Read More

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation's crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year... Read More

2021-05-27 14:27:59
by Daniel Mollenkamp
California Voters Support Gov. Newsom In Recall Fight, Survey Finds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A majority of California voters say they would vote for Gov. Gavin Newsom to keep his position... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A majority of California voters say they would vote for Gov. Gavin Newsom to keep his position in a recall election, a new survey finds. The survey, conducted earlier this month by the Public Policy Institute of... Read More

2021-05-25 19:08:18
by Dan McCue
White House Opens Pacific Coast to Commercial-Scale Wind Farm Development

The Biden administration is opening up the northern and central coasts of California to the first commercial scale offshore wind... Read More

The Biden administration is opening up the northern and central coasts of California to the first commercial scale offshore wind farm projects in the region. The first location, called the Morro Bay 399 Area, is roughly 400 square miles off... Read More

2021-04-27 13:11:14
by Tom Ramstack
Law Requiring Nonprofit Disclosures Gets Chilly Reception in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- A California law that requires nonprofit organizations to disclose their donors met with skepticism among most of the... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A California law that requires nonprofit organizations to disclose their donors met with skepticism among most of the U.S. Supreme Court’s justices during a hearing Monday. The law is opposed by coalitions of nonprofit organizations that say the... Read More

2021-04-23 20:37:04
by Reece Nations
Caitlyn Jenner Announces Gubernatorial Campaign to Replace Newsome

LOS ANGELES — Former Olympic athlete and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner announced Friday in a press release she will... Read More

LOS ANGELES — Former Olympic athlete and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner announced Friday in a press release she will launch a campaign to become the next governor of California. Jenner, a Republican, has been a vocal critic of current... Read More

California Uses ZIP Codes, Outreach to Boost Vaccine Equity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hing Yiu Chung lives in a racially diverse San Francisco neighborhood hit hard by the coronavirus... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hing Yiu Chung lives in a racially diverse San Francisco neighborhood hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. While vaccines have been difficult to come by, the 69-year-old got one by showing proof she lives where she... Read More

2021-02-08 21:46:07
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Drops Challenge to California Net Neutrality Law

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday withdrew its 2018 legal challenge to the state of California’s net neutrality... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday withdrew its 2018 legal challenge to the state of California’s net neutrality law after the Trump administration had asked a court to block it. Under then-President Donald Trump, the Justice Department argued... Read More

2021-02-08 20:24:19
by TWN Staff
CA Senate: Alex Padilla (D)

About Padilla:  Alex Padilla, California’s then-secretary of state, was appointed to fill the Senate seat held by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in late December 2020.  Calif. Gov.... Read More

About Padilla:  Alex Padilla, California’s then-secretary of state, was appointed to fill the Senate seat held by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in late December 2020.  Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s selection of Padilla, a longtime friend and political ally, ended months of jockeying for the appointment among Democratic factions across the state.  It also... Read More

California Revises Indoor Church Guidelines After Ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office on Saturday issued revised guidelines for indoor church services after the... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office on Saturday issued revised guidelines for indoor church services after the Supreme Court lifted the state's ban on indoor worship during the coronavirus pandemic, but left in place restrictions on singing... Read More

2021-01-04 14:41:07
by Sean Trambley
Newsom Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide Pfizer Vaccines to Long-Term Care Facilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the country’s largest and most populous state has opted... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the country’s largest and most populous state has opted in to the federal COVID-19 Pharmacy Partnership, providing no-cost Pfizer vaccines to residents and staff in long-term care facilities. At... Read More

Many Aren't Buying Public Officials' 'Stay-at-Home' Message

LOS ANGELES — With the coronavirus running rampant in Los Angeles and hospitals projected to overflow by Christmas, officials have fallen back on... Read More

LOS ANGELES — With the coronavirus running rampant in Los Angeles and hospitals projected to overflow by Christmas, officials have fallen back on a familiar refrain: Stay home. "My message couldn't be simpler: It's time to hunker down. It's time to cancel everything," Los... Read More

Biden Picks California Attorney General Becerra for Health and Human Services Secretary

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has tapped California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next health and human services secretary, a historic choice that would make... Read More

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has tapped California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next health and human services secretary, a historic choice that would make the former Los Angeles congressman the first Latino to hold the office, according to sources familiar with the decision. Becerra, 62, a... Read More

2020-11-09 17:34:45
by Dan McCue
Gov. Newsom Assembling 'Short List' to Fill Harris Senate Seat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he's been lobbied for months about who would fill Kamala Harris'... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he's been lobbied for months about who would fill Kamala Harris' Senate seat should she be elected vice president, and he admitted it hasn't been fun. "It's not something I'd wish... Read More

2020-11-03 04:24:19
by TWN Staff
CA-48: Michelle Steel (R)

About Steel:  As a young adult, Steel came to America with her mother and two younger sisters from South Korea.... Read More

About Steel:  As a young adult, Steel came to America with her mother and two younger sisters from South Korea. Like so many before her and many more after her, Steel’s family came to America searching for opportunities with the... Read More

2020-11-03 04:19:45
by TWN Staff
CA-48: Harley Rouda (D)

About Rouda:  Harley Rouda is a businessman, husband, and father, serving California’s 48th Congressional district. Rouda has reached across the... Read More

About Rouda:  Harley Rouda is a businessman, husband, and father, serving California’s 48th Congressional district. Rouda has reached across the aisle to help pass commonsense and bipartisan legislation.  Rouda’s office has recovered over $2 million for Orange County families and... Read More

2020-11-03 04:13:30
by TWN Staff
CA-45: Greg Raths (R)

About Raths:  Raths moved to Orange County in 1977 when he was assigned to the El Toro Marine Corps Air... Read More

About Raths:  Raths moved to Orange County in 1977 when he was assigned to the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station flying the F-4 Phantom II. Raths met his wife Luci in 1980, married in 1982, and Orange County has... Read More

2020-11-03 04:05:21
by TWN Staff
CA-45: Katie Porter (D)

About Porter:  Porter is serving her first term representing California's 45th Congressional District. She has spent nearly 20 years as... Read More

About Porter:  Porter is serving her first term representing California's 45th Congressional District. She has spent nearly 20 years as a consumer protection attorney.   Before the housing bubble burst, Porter was one of the first to sound the alarm about... Read More

2020-11-03 03:55:09
by TWN Staff
CA-10: Ted Howze (R)

About Howze:  Ted Howze is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley. Howze grew up on a farm south of... Read More

About Howze:  Ted Howze is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley. Howze grew up on a farm south of Fresno where he worked in the fields through college. Howze then attended the University of California at Davis where he... Read More

2020-11-03 03:50:02
by TWN Staff
CA-10: Josh Harder (D)

About Harder:  Josh Harder is running to represent California’s 10th Congressional District, located in California’s Central Valley covering Stanislaus County... Read More

About Harder:  Josh Harder is running to represent California’s 10th Congressional District, located in California’s Central Valley covering Stanislaus County and parts of San Joaquin County.  Harder’s family has been in the Central Valley for generations, since his great-great grandfather... Read More

2020-11-02 22:12:56
by TWN Staff
CA-04: Brynne Kennedy (D)

About Kennedy: Brynne Kennedy is a candidate for U.S. Congress. Kennedy is the founder of Topia – a software company... Read More

About Kennedy: Brynne Kennedy is a candidate for U.S. Congress. Kennedy is the founder of Topia – a software company that has pioneered new tools to help more businesses compete in a changing economy. She was raised in a rural... Read More

2020-11-01 02:35:10
by TWN Staff
CA-53: Sara Jacobs (D)

About Jacobs:  A third-generation San Diegan, Sara Jacobs has dedicated her career to fighting for the most vulnerable people by... Read More

About Jacobs:  A third-generation San Diegan, Sara Jacobs has dedicated her career to fighting for the most vulnerable people by making institutions and policy fairer and more equitable, and finding innovative solutions to some of the most complex problems.  Jacobs... Read More

2020-11-01 02:23:51
by TWN Staff
CA-50: Darrell Issa (R)

About Issa: Prior to his election to Congress, Issa was a technology industry leader and CEO. He founded Vista, Calif.,... Read More

About Issa: Prior to his election to Congress, Issa was a technology industry leader and CEO. He founded Vista, Calif., based Directed Electronics Inc., the manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. Issa has served as chairman of the Consumer... Read More

2020-10-31 20:40:27
by TWN Staff
CA-50: Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)

About Campa-Najjar: Ammar Campa-Najjar was born in East San Diego County, the son of a Christian working-class mother who raised... Read More

About Campa-Najjar: Ammar Campa-Najjar was born in East San Diego County, the son of a Christian working-class mother who raised him with help from family and neighbors. From his first job as a church janitor to serving in the White... Read More

2020-10-31 20:13:28
by TWN Staff
CA-08: Jay Obernolte (R)

About Obernolte:  Jay Obernolte has lived in California’s 8th Congressional District for over 25 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree... Read More

About Obernolte:  Jay Obernolte has lived in California’s 8th Congressional District for over 25 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Caltech and a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from UCLA.    In 1990 Obernolte started FarSight Studios,... Read More

2020-10-31 19:53:13
by TWN Staff
CA-04: Tom McClintock (R)

About McClintock: Tom McClintock represents the people of California’s historic gold country and Sierra Nevada in a district that stretches... Read More

About McClintock: Tom McClintock represents the people of California’s historic gold country and Sierra Nevada in a district that stretches from Lake Tahoe, through Yosemite Valley and on to Kings Canyon.  Often described as “the gold standard” for fiscal conservatism... Read More

2020-10-30 20:03:08
by TWN Staff
CA-39: Gil Cisneros (D)

About Cisneros: Gil Cisneros represents California’s 39th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Cisneros is a veteran... Read More

About Cisneros: Gil Cisneros represents California’s 39th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Cisneros is a veteran and education advocate who will work to create good-paying local jobs. He serves on the House Armed Services and Veterans'... Read More

2020-10-30 19:57:01
by TWN Staff
CA-25: Mike Garcia (R)

About Garcia: Mike Garcia is a decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of... Read More

About Garcia: Mike Garcia is a decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He flew over 30 combat missions during... Read More

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