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Immigrant health care is on California Senate’s wish list

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state's projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such...

California to shut 2nd prison as inmate population dwindles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decade after prison crowding forced California to realign its criminal justice system, the population in what once was the...

Fracking ban fails to advance in California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers Tuesday rejected a bill that would have banned fracking in the state, succumbing to pressure from the powerful...

Newsom: J&J vaccine pause won’t affect California reopening

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's pause on using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as federal agencies examine a possible and rare side effect is...

California inmate pleads guilty to $100,000 COVID fund fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal more than $100,000 in unemployment benefits designed to help...

California re-opens enrollment for health insurance coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday re-opened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange, hoping more people will buy coverage now that the...

Proposal would let recall targets see who signed petition

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California politicians facing recalls would be allowed to see the names of people who sign the petitions to oust them...

Troubled background check system delays elder care hiring

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Intensive care nurse Meynard Villa was on the verge of losing his family’s $150,000 investment in his new senior care...

Feds charge 3 more in massive California unemployment fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have charged three Southern California women with using prison inmates' names to bilk a...

California bill would remove youth from career criminal law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles' new reform-minded top prosecutor said Friday that it's time to remove youthful offenders from California's tough career criminal...

California plans $536M for forests before wildfire season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will authorize $536 million toward forest management projects and efforts to reduce wildfires before the worst of the fire...

California advances bill aimed at massive unemployment fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday advanced what they called commonsense legislation requiring two state agencies to share information aimed at helping...

Man accused of strangling “I-5 Strangler” won’t face death

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of strangling the California serial killer known as the “I-5 Strangler” won't face the death penalty, a...

California’s Pacific Gas & Electric charged in 2019 wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California prosecutor filed 33 criminal charges Tuesday accusing troubled Pacific Gas & Electric of inadvertently injuring six firefighters and...

Northern California prosecutors file 33 criminal counts against utility for 2019 blaze that injured...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California prosecutors file 33 criminal counts against utility for 2019 blaze that injured 6 firefighters.

California stalls bill banning intersex surgery for children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — First-of-its-kind California legislation to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children stalled Monday for the third straight year in...

California OKs indoor sports, concerts as COVID cases plunge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sports, theater and music fans will be able to take their seats again in California as the state's coronavirus cases...

California to allow indoor gatherings as virus cases plummet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday cleared the way for people to attend indoor concerts, theater performances and NBA games for the first...

Estimated 25 million to see boost in federal food benefits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — About 25 million Americans will be eligible for more money in food assistance under a new policy adopted by Democratic...

Audit: Contact tracing in California failed to meet goals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite promises from Gov. Gavin Newsom to build an “army" of contact tracers to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a new...

California to add nearly 1,400 firefighters amid dry weather

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said the state will hire nearly 1,400 additional firefighters as an unusually dry winter...

Kings beat Cavs on Barnes’ 3-pointer at the buzzer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer after catching an inbounds pass from the opposite end of the court...

Hopeful signs as California adds 141,000 jobs in February

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California added 141,000 jobs in February as more than a quarter of a million people returned to the workforce, state...

In likely California recall, energizing Latino voters is key

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Latinos, who have borne the brunt of coronavirus deaths and the pandemic's economic toll in the state, are a...

Fox scores career-high 44, Kings roll past Warriors 141-119

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox had a career-best 44 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the short-handed Golden State Warriors 141-119 on Thursday...

California card room agrees to record $5.3 million penalty

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of California's more profitable card rooms agreed Thursday to a record $5.3 million penalty for misleading gambling regulators and...

California high court: Judges must weigh ability to pay bail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that judges must consider suspects’ ability to pay when they set bail, essentially requiring...

Farmworkers fight shaped California attorney general nominee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In 1977, Cynthia Bonta was among 3,000 people who locked arms and tried in vain to prevent 400 riot police...

Fox, Haliburton lift Kings past Hawks 110-108

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 37 points, Tyrese Haliburton made a pair of free throws with 36.6 seconds remaining and the Sacramento...

Man arrested after pipe bomb found near Sacramento school

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento man was arrested for allegedly leaving a pipe bomb and a homemade gun near an elementary school, authorities...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom nominates Assemblyman Rob Bonta, a criminal justice reformer, for attorney...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom nominates Assemblyman Rob Bonta, a criminal justice reformer, for attorney general.

Sacramento shooting wounds police officer and suspect

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento police officer and a suspect were wounded after they exchanged gunfire, authorities said Wednesday. ...

California State Water Project initial allocations lowered

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Water Resources has lowered initial allocations from the State Water Project for the 2021 water year...

California prisons restart visitations 1 year into pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state prisons will soon resume limited in-person visits with inmates more than a year after they were halted because...

Oakland launches guaranteed pay plan for low-income people

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of Oakland, California, on Tuesday announced a privately funded program that will give low-income families of color $500...

California virus cases keep falling, more businesses reopen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s improving coronavirus numbers continued their downward fall, leading to Tuesday’s announcement that much of the San Francisco Bay Area...

California bill aims to jumpstart ‘microstamps’ on handguns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun control advocates are making a new attempt to force the gun industry to comply with California's unique law requiring...

California reports issues with unemployment benefits website

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment benefits agency says "intermittent issues” on its website over the weekend caused delays for some people who were...

California may end ‘spousal rape’ distinction in punishment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would end what lawmakers called an archaic distinction between spousal rape and other forms of sexual assault under identical...

Northern California recreational red abalone fishery closed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Anglers are being reminded that the Northern California recreational red abalone fishery will remain closed for the next five years. ...

High school football player dies after collapse during game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A high school football player who collapsed during a game died Saturday, the Sacramento City Unified School District said. ...

Newsom reflects on California history of anti-Asian bigotry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday the bigotry and violence sparking fear in Asian-American communities “infuriates” him and that it...

Federal relief delays tax break for California businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California businesses got billions of dollars from the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic, money that helped many survive public...

California Legislature OKs expansion of paid sick leave

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature on Thursday voted to expand paid sick leave for about 10.4 million workers, sending a bill to...

AP Interview: Newsom admits mistakes in 1st reopening

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged mistakes in communicating with the public last year before the first loosening of coronavirus restrictions...

California to set new window for assault weapon registration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will give gun owners more time to register their legal assault weapons under a settlement announced Thursday over what...

California AG challenges housing plans in wildfire areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is challenging some of the state's largest suburban development projects as local officials weigh the risk of...

California officials appeal for Asian attorney general

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Elected officials from California's Asian and Pacific Islander communities urged Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday to appoint an attorney general...

Inmate lawsuits blame California for spreading infections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 61-year-old California inmate who died of the coronavirus sued state corrections officials Tuesday, blaming a botched...

San Quentin death row inmate dies; no foul play suspected

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 64-year-old California death row inmate died Tuesday at a hospital and authorities said they do not suspect foul play. ...

Newsom defends Feinstein, says he’s not expecting retirement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he expects and hopes Sen. Dianne Feinstein will serve her full term after suggesting...

California bills would take badges from misbehaving officers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would start licensing law enforcement officers, create a way to end their careers for misbehavior including racial bias, and...

Newsom will appoint Black woman if Feinstein retires early

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he'd appoint a Black woman to replace U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she retires...

California sues major US nursing home operator over ratings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general and local officials sued the nation's largest senior living home operator Monday, alleging the company misled consumers...

California mulls relaxing rules about ballot signatures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic-controlled Legislature is considering whether to make it more difficult for local election officials to reject ballots because a...

Winter storm expected to hit Northern California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous driving conditions through the mountains where a winter storm is expected bring snow and much-needed rain...

California governor admits mistakes, says recall unjustified

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged mistakes in his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but insists the recall effort against him...

California governor issues pardons; commutes murder sentence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday commuted the life sentence of a woman convicted of killing her stepfather in 1989,...

Governors applaud Biden’s vaccine timeline, but need supply

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Governors largely cheered President Joe Biden's declaration that all adults should be eligible for coronavirus vaccinations by May 1, but...

California still losing jobs, but recovery likely coming

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lost close to 70,000 jobs in January as the coronavirus pandemic stretched into the new year, but the unemployment...

California’s newest state senator takes office

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sydney Kamlager of Los Angeles was sworn in as California's newest state senator on Thursday, making a short move from...

California could get $150B from federal virus relief bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The massive COVID-19 relief bill Congress approved Wednesday will pump more than $150 billion into California's economy, Gov. Gavin Newsom's...

California governor lays groundwork to fight expected recall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing alone in center field of an empty Dodger Stadium, California Gov. Gavin Newsom cast himself as a bold if...

Fact check: Governor skips details on pandemic handling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom painted a positive picture of California's response to the pandemic and the state's plans to come...

California recall threat puts pressure on Newsom speech

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is set to give perhaps the most important speech of his political life Tuesday, and he’s...

Governor picks Dodger Stadium for State of State address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will deliver his third State of the State address from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the...

California could create new hotline for mental health calls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would take a step toward having counselors rather than police respond to people experiencing mental health crises under a...

California OKs reopening of ball parks, Disneyland

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has cleared a path for fans to hit the stands at opening-day baseball games and return to Disneyland nearly...

New California law aims to put kids in class. Will it work?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s public schools can tap into $6.6 billion in a plan Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday to try...

What’s in California’s new rules for stadiums, theme parks?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will be able to attend Major League Baseball games, theme parks, concerts and other outdoor venues with limits starting...

California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials will allow people to attend Major League Baseball games and other outdoor sporting events, go to Disneyland and...

Police video: California man who died said ‘I can’t breathe’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man being restrained by Fresno police officers and sheriff's deputies cried out "I can’t breathe!” in the moments before...

What’s in California law aimed at returning kids to school?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday aimed at returning students to classrooms in the nation’s most populous...

California to give 40% of vaccine to Latino, high-risk areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin sending 40% of all vaccine doses to the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the state to try to...

What a difference a year makes: California poised to reopen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — This April should look very different than the last for California’s nearly 40 million residents, with a new plan from...

California Legislature OKs plan aimed at in-person learning

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved a $6.6 billion plan aimed at pressuring school districts to return students to the classroom...

Settlement OKs return of indoor youth sports in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Indoor youth sports can soon resume in California after Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration agreed on Thursday to settle a lawsuit...

California Legislature OKs $6.6 billion plan aimed at returning public school students to the...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Legislature OKs $6.6 billion plan aimed at returning public school students to the classroom.

Slumping Kings beat short-handed Lakers 123-120

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield shook off a sore ankle to score 29 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the short-handed Los Angeles...

California to give 40% of vaccine doses to vulnerable areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to...

California GOP employee claims racial discrimination in suit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party has been sued by an employee alleging racial discrimination by a colleague and retaliation for reporting...

Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid...

California lawmakers eye aiding those with criminal records

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are pushing several new efforts this year to largely seal or expunge criminal records for people who have...

Pipe bomb, ‘zip gun’ found near Sacramento school

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pipe bomb and a hand-made gun were found Tuesday near a Sacramento elementary school and authorities were trying to...

Report affirms job losses of low-income California workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California jobs most vulnerable to layoffs and furloughs due to the pandemic were among people making less than $40,000...

Serial killer who was spared execution is killed in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California serial killer known as the “I-5 Strangler” in the 1970s and 1980s has been killed in the prison...

Dunivant becomes Sacramento Republic president in shakeup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ben Gumpert said Monday he will resign as president and chief operating officer of the United Soccer League's Republic, a...

What’s in California’s new school reopening deal?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders on Monday announced a deal aimed at returning students to classrooms in the...

Monk’s three-point play helps Hornets stun Kings 127-126

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — PJ Washington scored a career-high 42 points, Malik Monk converted a three-point play with 1.4 seconds remaining and the Charlotte...

California revenues soar as rich get richer during pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of 2020, California had lost a record 1.6 million jobs during the pandemic. Nearly a half-million people...

Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic...

California expects 1.1 million J&J vaccines in next 3 weeks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California expects to start administering the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week and to receive more than 1.1 million...

California governor: In next 3 weeks state will get 1.1 million doses of one-shot...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor: In next 3 weeks state will get 1.1 million doses of one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.

State high court upholds ending adult trials for some youths

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state's 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults...

9th Circuit eyes California ban on high-capacity magazines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it will reconsider a three-judge court's split ruling last year throwing out California’s...

Amendment would ban ‘servitude’ by California prison inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California relies on thousands of inmates to fight massive wildfires, churn out vehicle license plates, mop prison floors and myriad...

Federal judge says California can enforce net neutrality law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing...

5 California counties advance to fewer virus restrictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After months with little change, five of California's 58 counties advanced to having fewer business restrictions on Tuesday and San...

California governor signs $7.6 billion stimulus package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that will give at least $600 one-time...

California lawmakers OK payment for voter outreach campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials have figured out a way to pay for a controversial $35 million voter outreach contract signed last year...

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