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Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19...

Mar 25, 2020 Governor Newsom announces financial institutions will provide relief for vast majority of Californians Californians economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments  Financial institutions agree not to negatively impact credit reports as a result of accepting payment relief SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that financial [...]
Unidentified Los Angeles residents are admistered with a test for COVID-19 while in their vehicles inside the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles Wednesday, March 25, 2020. With California virus cases surging, Gov. Gavin Newsom said his stay-at-home order for 40 million Californians may stay in place into May. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California Governor: 5 Big Banks Suspend Mortgage Payments

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five of the nation's largest banks have agreed to...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Governor Says 4 Banks To Waive Mortgage Fees

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — This is a breaking news update. AP's original story...
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E’s Falling Stock Price Worries Fire Victims Eyeing Deal

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The stock market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus...
A fault line crack in Highway 178 is opened by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California, U.S., July 6, 2019. Picture taken July 6, 2019. REUTERS/David McNew

Sonoma County: 4.1 Magnitude Quake Rattles Area Near Cobb Mountain Early Wednesday

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake has hit an area of unincorporated Sonoma County near Cobb Mountain early Wednesday morning, according to the United...
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order On State Prisons And Juvenile Facilities In Response To...

Mar 24, 2020 No new commitments to state prisons or juvenile facilities will be accepted for the next 30 days Order also directs videoconferencing of all scheduled parole suitability hearings starting next month SACRAMENTO — To reduce the risks of COVID-19 in correctional settings, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order directing the California [...]
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Heavy Rainfall Breaks Records In Los Angeles County

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA- Los Angeles County had record rainfall over the weekend as a low-pressure system that originated in the Gulf of Alaska...
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California CVS Locations Waive Delivery Fees For Meds

CALIFORNIA — CVS Health announced earlier this month that beginning immediately, the drugstore chain will "waive charges for home delivery of prescription...
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Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration For State’s COVID-19 Response Efforts

Mar 22, 2020 SACRAMENTO – In a letter to President Donald Trump, Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to assist in California’s COVID-19 preparedness and emergency response efforts. The Major Disaster Declaration would include any and all individual assistance programs to assist those affected by the outbreak and lessen the economic impacts [...]
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E Pleading Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Wildfire

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said Monday it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Governor Gavin Newsom Updates the State on Steps to Curtail COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom briefed the public last night on the ongoing efforts by the state to halt...
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California Governor Calls on Youth to Take Shelter-in-Place Seriously

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was...
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Former Uber Self-Driving Car Executive Signs Agreement To Plead Guilty To Theft Of Trade...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 SAN JOSE - Anthony Scott Levandowski submitted documents today requesting that the court accept his plea of guilty to theft of trade secrets charges, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The documents include a request to William H. [...]
Customers maintain social distance while waiting to enter The Green Cross cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. As about 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area are under shelter-in-place orders, only allowed to leave their homes for crucial needs in an attempt to slow virus spread, marijuana stores remain open and are being considered "essential services." (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

A Pot Shop At Your Door: Home Delivery Surges Amid Outbreak

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By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One company rushed to expand...
A few cars head south to cross from San Diego into Tijuana, Mexico, through what is normally one of the world's busiest land border crossings, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

40 Million Californians Ordered To Stay Home To Halt Virus

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's 40 million residents should stay...
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Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million In Funding To Protect Homeless...

Mar 18, 2020 California is working across government to get homeless Californians – among the most vulnerable to spread of COVID-19 – safely into shelter & housing  Governor signed executive order granting local flexibility on spending and building shelters State purchased 1,309 trailers and leased first two hotels to provide emergency isolation units for homeless individuals  SACRAMENTO [...]
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Survey Shows California Realtors Bracing For COVID-19 Impact On Housing Market

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - As the coronavirus crisis continues to worsen, 74% of California real estate professionals expect the pandemic to negatively...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

More Of California Under Tight Restrictions Due To Virus

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Extraordinary restrictions on everyday activities expanded to more areas of California on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom give an update to the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. At right is California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghaly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Governor: Most Schools Won’t Reopen This Spring

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By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It’s likely “few if any” California...
In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photograph, the company logo sits on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Shares of Tesla Inc. fell 4% in early trading Thursday, Feb. 13, after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell more than $2 billion worth of additional shares. The move comes just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said the company had enough cash to fund its capital programs and it didn't need to raise any more money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla Factory Could Be Shut Under California Health Order

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FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The Tesla factory that employs thousands of people could be forced to close after Alameda County on Tuesday...
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California Man Gets Prison For Working As Agent For China

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco Bay Area tour operator was sentenced to four years in prison for serving as...
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order To Protect Renters And Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 16, 2020 The Executive Order authorizes local governments to halt evictions, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shut offs SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The Executive Order [...]
A man looks toward the skyline from Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco, Monday, March 16, 2020. Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Life In San Francisco Area Screeches To A Halt Amid Shutdown

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By JOCELYN GECKER and JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First, people were advised to avoid...
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Court Approves PG&E’s $23B Bankruptcy Financing Package

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric on Monday won court...
In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess cruise ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge as it arrives from Hawaii in San Francisco. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered the cruise ship to hold off the California coast Thursday, March 5, to await testing of those aboard, after a passenger on an earlier voyage died and at least one other became infected. (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)

Officials In 6 San Francisco Bay Area Counties Order Near-Lockdown, Affecting Nearly 7 Million...

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in 6 San Francisco Bay Area counties order near-lockdown, affecting nearly 7 million people.
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San Francisco Mayor Breed Announces Plan To Provide Paid Sick Leave For Workers Impacted...

Monday, March 16, 2020 $10 million Workers and Families First program will grant private sector workers impacted by COVID-19 pandemic an additional week of paid sick leave San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed announced a Workers and Families First Program to provide paid sick leave to private sector workers who have been [...]
This Feb. 24, 2020 photo provided by Greg and Rose Yerex shows them in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. Former passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Rose has since tested negative for the virus but decided to stay with Greg until he is cleared to leave. The couple said they're happy to have each other, but that living in isolation has been difficult. "I just want to go home and be normal," Greg said. (Greg Yerex via AP)

Testing Shortages Force Extreme Shift In Strategy By Local Health Officials

Public health officials in California’s state capital region announced this week they have stopped tracing the contacts of patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus....
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E Implements Moratorium On Service Disconnections In Response To Coronavirus

By Bay City News Service- Pacific Gas & Electric announced Thursday it has voluntarily implemented a moratorium on service disconnections for customers...
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Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State And Local Government’s Ability To...

Published: Mar 12, 2020 Directs Californians to follow public health directives including canceling large gatherings more than 250 people Order removes waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance for Californians who lose work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak Readies state to commandeer hotels & medical facilities to isolate & treat COVID-19 patients Allows [...]
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Rodeo Resident Charged In Alleged Bank Robbery In Oakland

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Bank Robber Allegedly Wore “Chewbacca” Mask and Carried a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence OAKLAND – A federal complaint charges Jose Miguel Rodriguez Montano with committing bank robbery and using, carrying, and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney [...]
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Associates Of San Francisco Western Addition “CDP” Gang Convicted Of RICO Conspiracy And Accessory

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO – Earlier today, a federal grand jury convicted Barry Gilton, a/k/a “Prell,” of participating in a racketeering conspiracy, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The jury further found Gilton’s codefendant, Lupe Mercado, guilty of being [...]
A woman wearing a scarf covering a face mask walks past traditional British red phone boxes near Parliament Square in central London, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A British government minister Nadine Dorries, who is a junior Heath minster has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self isolating. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Seattle Area, San Francisco Ban Large Gatherings

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By The Associated Press The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: Officials have...
This photo shows signage a T-Mobile store in New York, Monday, April 30, 2018. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

California AG Drops Challenge To T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

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NEW YORK (AP) — California’s attorney general said Wednesday that the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion...
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First Partner Leads California Volunteers Commission, Governor Newsom Announces Additional Appointments

Mar 09, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will serve as Honorary Chair of the California Volunteers Commission. The California Volunteers Commission supports California Volunteers, which is tasked with uniting Californians in service and empowering them to take action in their communities. “California Volunteers is at the forefront [...]
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Police Recording: California Killings Defendant Cites Racism As Reason For Racially Motivated Murders

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people in California told detectives in a recorded interview he was fed...
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San Francisco Increases COVID-19 Protections For Homeless Residents And People Living In Single Room...

Monday, March 09, 2020 A $5 million emergency fund and new Public Health Order will support people living in shelters, single-room occupancy hotels, and permanent supportive housing. San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, and the Department of Public Health today announced $5 million in new investments, as well as a [...]
In this satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies, the Grand Princess cruise ship is seen as it was preparing to dock at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., Monday, March 9, 2020. The cruise ship forced to idle for days off the coast of California because of a cluster of novel coronavirus cases aboard arrived in port Monday as state and U.S. officials prepared to transfer its thousands of passengers to military bases for quarantine or return them to their home countries. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Thousands On Virus-Hit Cruise Ship Wait Their Turn To Leave

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By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of passengers aboard a...
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State Opens Investigation Following CalMatters’ Report On Tech Foundation; Democratic Assemblyman Stopped Disclosing Donors.

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By Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters California’s political watchdog is investigating fundraising practices by Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low after...
Carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the Grand Princess passes the Farallon Islands while holding off the coast of San Francisco, Sunday, March 8, 2020. The cruise ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Thousands Prepare To Get Off Ship Hit By Coronavirus In California

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal and state officials in California were preparing Monday to receive thousands of people from a cruise ship...
Different children's toys with a soft bear, cars, a plane, a train and a designer. Concept gifts, happy child - Photographer: Marco Verch Professional Photographer and Speaker

No Gender Allowed: California Assembly Bill Would Fine Retailers For Displaying Toys And Clothing...

Retail stores with more than 500 employees could soon be required by law to display clothing for girls mixed with clothing for...
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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 3.5.20

Mar 05, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Sara Murillo, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of administration for the California Complete Count – Census 2020. Murillo has served as assistant director of administration at the California Complete Count – Census 2020 since 2018. She was a fiscal officer at [...]
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San Francisco Launches Coronavirus Text Message Alert System

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Health on Friday announced the launch of...
CORRECTS COAST GUARD TO NATIONAL GUARD-In this photo provided by Michele Smith, a cruise ship worker cleans a railing on the Grand Princess Thursday, March 5, 2020, off the California coast. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with about 3,500 people aboard to stay back from the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew can be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died of the disease and at least two others became infected. A National Guard helicopter lowered test kits onto the 951-foot (290-meter) Grand Princess by rope as the vessel lay at anchor off Northern California, and authorities said the results would be available on Friday. Princess Cruise Lines said fewer than 100 people aboard had been identified for testing. (Michele Smith via AP)

At Sea: Passengers Off California Await Coronavirus Test Results

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Passengers on a cruise ship off the California coast were instructed to stay in their cabins as they...
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San Mateo County: Glew, Becker Heading To November Runoff For State Senate Seat

By Bay City News Service - Menlo Park entrepreneur Josh Becker and Los Altos engineer Alex Glew will compete in a November...
In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess cruise ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge as it arrives from Hawaii in San Francisco. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered the cruise ship to hold off the California coast Thursday, March 5, to await testing of those aboard, after a passenger on an earlier voyage died and at least one other became infected. (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)

Sonoma County: 2nd County Resident Who Went On Cruise To Mexico Presumed Positive For...

SANTA ROSA (BCN)- The Sonoma County Department of Health Services said Thursday that a second county resident who was on the Grand...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Governor Newsom Declares State Of Emergency To Help State Prepare For Broader Spread Of...

Mar 04, 2020Emergency proclamation builds on work already underway across state government to protect public health and safetyProclamation includes increased protections against price gouging, offers more assistance to local governments and allows health care workers to come from out of stateAll levels of state government are being deployed to tackle this evolving situation SACRAMENTO – [...]
California Gov. Gavin Newsom displays a bottle of hand sanitizer while saying the state would take action against price gouging because of the coronavirus, at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In the aftermath of the first California resident to die from the coronavirus, Newsom declared a state declared a statewide emergency to deal with the virus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Cruise Ship Is Held Off California Coast For Virus Testing

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By OLGA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at his campaign headquarters, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

California Delegate Wave Didn’t Quite Break As Expected

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By SETH BORENSTEIN and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Sen. Bernie Sanders mined the...
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San Mateo Doctor Charged With Unlawful Distribution Of Opioids And Health Care Fraud

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO – A federal grand jury indicted Timothy Mulligan for the unlawful distribution of opioids, including fentanyl, outside the scope of professional practice and health care fraud, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux. According to the indictment, [...]
Three commuters, center, wear masks as they walk through the World Trade Center transportation hub, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 11 With California Victim

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By GENE JOHNSON, RACHEL LA CORTE and MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. death toll...
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Sonoma And Marin Counties: Voters Reject Tax Increases; Measure G, Measure I

Voters in Sonoma and Marin counties rejected a 30-year extension of a quarter-cent sales tax for the operation of the Sonoma-Marin Area...

Proposition 13 Defeated

Many Californians today are cheering as the largest school facility bond in state history is on the track for a resounding defeat....
Voters wait on line at a polling station at the University of Southern California on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Some California voters are waiting in long lines because of technical glitches connecting to the statewide voter database or too many users trying to cast ballots at once. The secretary of state's office said election workers in 15 counties could not connect to the statewide voter registration database on Super Tuesday but that the issues have been resolved. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

Voting Problems, Long Lines Mar California Primary Voting

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Technical issues plagued polling sites throughout California as people turned out in droves, taxing a system meant to...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives at a primary night election rally in Essex Junction, Vt., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sanders Wins California, Super Tuesday’s Biggest Prize; By Slim Majority

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders won Super Tuesday's biggest prize, taking California on a night he sought to blunt the momentum...
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Francisco County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

Check back regularly for updates on the San Francisco County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday ...
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Sacramento County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Sacramento County and City Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

Sacramento County Results: Check back regularly for updates on the Sacramento County and...
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Francisco City Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

= San Francisco City Election Results can be found here:https://sfelections.sfgov.org/march-3-2020-election-results-summary
California Gov. Gavin Newsom , center, casts his ballot as his wife, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, left, waits to cast hers while voting on Super Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Democrats Ponder Reordered Field In 2020 Primary

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By MICHAEL R. BLOOD AP Political Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic voters in California will consider a...
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City of San Francisco Takes Action Following Emergency Declaration To Prepare For Novel Coronavirus

March02,2020 City leaders provide update on new local testing efforts, expanded staffing deployments, and efforts to protect the most vulnerable populations and prepare for possibility of community spread of the virus San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed and San Francisco Public Health and Emergency officials announced new plans to protect public health [...]
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Governor Newsom Releases 2019 Judicial Appointment Data

Mar 02, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today released judicial applicant and appointee data from his first year in office. The Governor appointed 16 judges in 2019 from a pool of 461 applicants. Sixty nine percent of the Governor’s judicial appointments were women, including Justice Teri L. Jackson, the first African-American woman justice in the history [...]
In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Flu Report In California: Flu Vaccine Less Than Half Effective

Over the week ending Feb. 22, 64 people died from the flu in California, and thousands more have endured the aches and...
In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. A senior member of the main U.S. union that represents opera performers resigned Monday, March 2, 2020, accusing the leadership of a cover-up in its investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against superstar Plácido Domingo. Samuel Schultz, a baritone and elected officer of the American Guild of Musical Artists, had provided the full findings of the union's investigation to The Associated Press, which he said AGMA's leadership had planned to keep secret as part of an agreement with Domingo.(AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

Opera Union Board Member Alleges Cover-Up In Domingo Scandal

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By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A senior member of the main U.S. union that...
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Leader Of Mendota MS-13 Gang Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking And Assault With A...

Friday, February 28, 2020 FRESNO, Calif. —Denis Barrera-Palma, 25, of Mendota, pleaded guilty today to assault with a deadly weapon in aid of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Barrera-Palma was the leader in Mendota of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), [...]
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California Voting Changes Raise Concerns for ‘Super Tuesday’

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major changes to the way people vote have election advocates...
Eugenia Kendall, right, wears a mask outside of the Vacaville City Hall while standing with her husband, Ivan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case of coronavirus in Solano County, California. It's believed to be the first case in the U.S. of someone who has not traveled abroad or been in close contact with someone who has. Eugenia Kendall says she wears a mask because her immune system has been weakened from the chemotherapy she receives for ovarian cancer. Ivan Kendall says the they are not paranoid, just being practical. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)

Agency: 2nd US Case Of Person Who Got Virus From California Community

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Health officials have confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person...
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California State Awards $8.5 Million For San Francisco Waterfront Park In India Basin

State Awards $8.5 Million for Waterfront Park in India Basin Project will transform a vacant industrial lot in the Southeastern neighborhood into the City’s newest park Thursday,February27,2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced that funding from a voter-approved bond measure to create new parks and recreation opportunities in underserved communities will [...]
A person leaves NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, where a woman diagnosed with coronavirus previously sought treatment, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. Public health officials are retracing the steps of the woman, believed to be the first person in the U.S. to contract the highly contagious coronavirus without traveling abroad or coming in close contact with an international traveller. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Northern California City At Epicenter Of Coronavirus Mystery

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By DON THOMPSON and ADAM BEAM Associated Press VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Residents of...
In this June 5, 2018, file photo, voters mark ballots at a polling place in the library at the Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. Californians start voting Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in a high-profile Democratic presidential primary that has no clear front-runner. For the first time, Californians can register to vote on election day at the polls. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California Voting Changes Raise Concerns For ‘Super Tuesday’

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major changes to the way people vote have election...
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Regulators Boost PG&E’s Wildfire Fine To $2.1 Billion

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California power regulators slapped Pacific Gas and Electric...
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Pay To Stay Sober: New California Bill To Pay Meth Users To Not Get...

A new California bill would offer financial rewards to meth users who stay sober. SB-888 was introduced this week by...

California Abnormally Dry After Low-Precipitation Winter

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By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dry beginning of the year has left most of...
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The Developer Bonus Tucked Into Proposition 13; The School “Bond” On Your Ballot

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By Matt Levin, CalMatters California voters are being asked to approve a controversial measure making it easier for...
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Brace For The Deluge: Special Interests Are Spending Millions To Get The California Legislators...

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By Ben Christopher, CalMatters With two weeks to go before election day in California, businesses, labor unions,...
Cracks are seen in the street next to Trona Community Church after a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake broke, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California

3.7- Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO – A preliminary 3.7-magnitude earthquake hit the North Bay on Wednesday. The quake hit about 3.5 miles...
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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.25.20

Feb 25, 2020, SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Elizabeth Morris, 72, of San Diego, has been reappointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation, where she has served since 2013. Morris has been principal at E.M. Advisors since 2008. She was president and chief executive officer at the San Diego Housing Commission from [...]
This Nov. 1, 2019, file photo shows flames from a backfire on a hillside as firefighters battle the Maria Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation. PG&E is trying to dig out of a financial hole created by more than $50 billion in claims stemming from a series of catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the San Francisco company. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

PG&E Chief Testifies At San Francisco Commission Hearing That He Has Been Deeply Affected...

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- The chief executive officer of PG&E testified at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing in San Francisco Tuesday that...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, photo, Jason Meek, whose Northern California wine country home was destroyed in 2017, walks through the remains of his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. A $13.5 billion settlement between victims, including Meek, of California's catastrophic wildfires and Pacific Gas & Electric was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation. Instead, it has sparked confusion, resentment, suspicion and despair as the victims, government agencies, and lawyers grapple for their piece of the settlement fund. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

California Wildfire Victims Fear They’ll Be Last In Payout

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $13.5 billion settlement between victims...
In this Nov. 3, 1980 file photo, former President Gerald Ford, from left, lends his support to Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and his running mate George H.W. Bush in Peoria, Ill. The last Republican presidential candidate that California went for was George H.W. Bush. For both Oregon and Washington it was Ronald Reagan. Now, Republicans are struggling to hold seats in Congress, statehouses and city councils. (AP Photo, File)

‘No Way Out’: Demographics Drive GOP Nosedive On West Coast

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By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press BEND, Ore. (AP) — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was...
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Jackpot: State Audit Reveals California Lottery Shortchanged Schools By $69 Million

An audit of the California Lottery has found that the agency has shortchanged schools in the state by millions of dollars over...
Compton Community College students Alma Angel, 19, (L-R), Jacqueline Parra, 19, Ana Angel, 19, and Hugo Sierra, 18, participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill as California releases its new MyShake early warning app, in Los Angeles, California, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Earthquake Risk Prompts Order To Drain California Dam

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its...
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What Are The Best Hotels In California? – U.S. News Report Rankings

Evaluating more than 30,000 hotels worldwide, U.S. News compiled the 10th annual Best Hotels list to help travelers find their ideal hotel, regardless of...
In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talk during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California officials sued the Trump administration on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, to block new rules governing the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta. Becerra called the new rules "scientifically challenged" and said they would push some species to extinction. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

California Sues Trump Administration To Block Water Rules

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block...
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FPPC Unveils New Way For Public To View Cases And Complaints

February 20, 2020The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), California’s governmental ethics and campaign disclosure agency, is expanding transparency by providing the public...
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Trapped Paraglider Rescued From Power Lines In Northern California

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OLIVEHURST, Calif. (AP) — A paraglider spent three hours trapped in power lines before being rescued in northern California.
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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.19.20

Feb 19, 2020, SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Laura E. Kent-Monning, 39, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Kent-Monning has been founding attorney at LKM Legal since 2016. Kent-Monning was an attorney at HaleyNelson and Heilbrun from 2012 to 2016 and at Van Der Hout Immigration [...]
In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. New Mexico is suing Google over allegations that the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws. The state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in U.S. District Court claiming that Google is using its education suite that is marketed to school districts, teachers and parents as a way to spy on children and their families. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

New Mexico Sues California Based Google Over Collection Of Children’s Data

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By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general sued Google Thursday over...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Governor Makes Homelessness Top Issue In 2020

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By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Newsom: To Fix Homelessness, California Must Fix Mental Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom made a bold move Wednesday. In his second State of the State address, an annual speech that usually...
A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The Shanghai Composite index tumbled 8.7% Monday then rebounded slightly as Chinese regulators moved to stabilize markets reopening from a prolonged national holiday despite a rising death toll from a new virus that has spread to more than 20 countries. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

California’s Newest Financial Venture In China: CalPERS Public Employee Pension Fund Invested In Blacklisted...

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IND) sent California Governor Gavin Newsom a letter this week (below) calling for the investigation of the Chief Investment...
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California State Senator Introduces Bill Targeting Problem Of Vacant Homes

By Bay City News Service - Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow local jurisdictions to use vacant...

California Governor: Lower Bar For Forced Mental Health Care

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By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should lower the legal bar...
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California Property Tax Postponement Deadline Extended For Homeowners In 26 Counties

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - State Controller Betty T. Yee announced today that homeowners recently affected by major earthquakes, winter storms, wildfires and...
A Pacific Gas & Electric truck leaves the company's Oakland Service Center Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric's plan to emerge from bankruptcy faced another threat from California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a Tuesday court hearing that set the stage for a potentially dramatic showdown later this month. Newsom's lawyers told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali they want to grill PG&E about the company's plans to borrow billions of dollars and sell more stock to help pay the $13.5 billion owed to more than 75,000 victims of catastrophic wildfires ignited by the utility's equipment and negligence. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

California Bill Introduced To Expand Enforcement Powers Over Utilities

OAKLAND (BCN)- A group of state legislators and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced the introduction of a bill Tuesday that...
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California PG&E Banking On Big Profits After Utility Leaves Bankruptcy

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer Pacific Gas and Electric says it expects to become more profitable than...
Nurse Practitioner Surani Hayre-Kwan, left, and nurse practitioner student Kristina Crichton during an office visit with patient John Donaldson, a Guerneville resident who relies on Hayre-Kawn for his primary care. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Facing Doctor Shortage, Will California Give Nurse Practitioners More Authority To Treat Patients?

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By Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters As California faces a growing shortage of primary care physicians, the Legislature...
USS Tulsa (LCS 16) Commissions in San Francisco - Photographer: Naval Surface Warriors

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Calls For Proposals For Congestion Pricing, Sunday & Weekend...

  Letter to SFTMA Board of Directors urges new proposals to address challenges around congestion and sustainability and to improve San Francisco’s transportation system Tuesday, February18, 2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today sent a letter to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors, urging them to address the [...]
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Oops: According To New IRS Lien; California Democrat Congressman Owes $145,000 In Unpaid Income...

Rep. TJ Cox (D) owes nearly $145,000 in unpaid federal income tax, according to a new lien the Internal Revenue Service placed...
Prison Jail Cell - Photographer: Jobs For Felons Hub

Prison Shake-Up: California Moving 700 Death Row Inmates From San Quentin To Other Prisons...

More than 700 inmates on California's death row in San Quentin will soon have the opportunity to transfer to eight other prisons in...
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Among America’s Best In 2020: 48 California Hospitals Made The Cut

The health care information company Healthgrades recently released its latest rankings of the best hospitals in the United States. In California, 48...

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