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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget proposal Friday that includes more than $14 billion for coronavirus relief efforts. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Newsom’s state budget earmarks billions in COVID-19 help for workers and schools

John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a budget to…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget proposal Friday that includes more than $14 billion for coronavirus relief efforts. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump sits inside the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress met to certify the 2020 presidential election results. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Feds expect to arrest more than a dozen pro-Trump rioters as FBI scours social media for evidence

Molly Crane-Newman New York Daily News Federal authorities expect to arrest more…

A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump sits inside the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress met to certify the 2020 presidential election results. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
President Donald Trump greets the crowd at the “Stop The Steal” Rally on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)

The 25th Amendment is a slow, complicated way to get rid of a problematic president

David Lauter Los Angeles Times Anxious about what President Donald Trump might…

President Donald Trump greets the crowd at the “Stop The Steal” Rally on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. President Donald Trump is shown speaking on a monitor in the White House briefing room about the violence during the ratification of the 2020 election on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation’s capital. (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump admits he lost for first time after Congress certifies Biden’s election

Chris Sommerfeldt New York Daily News Even President Trump knows it’s over.…

U.S. President Donald Trump is shown speaking on a monitor in the White House briefing room about the violence during the ratification of the 2020 election on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation’s capital. (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images/TNS)
California Highway Patrol officers continue to guard the west entrance to the California State Capitol building in Sacramento after the end of a rally of Trump supporters over the 2020 election results.

Nearly a dozen people arrested at state Capitol during pro-Trump rally

Sacramento protest drew hundreds but largely dispersed by midafternoon

California Highway Patrol officers continue to guard the west entrance to the California State Capitol building in Sacramento after the end of a rally of Trump supporters over the 2020 election results.
Steven Gortani, 6, and other children (background) work on their laptops at Chase Avenue Elementary School during the Cajon Valley Union School District’s Emergency Child Care Program on May 5, 2020 in El Cajon, California. The district is offering free child care to essential workers. (Eduardo Contreras/Los Angeles Times)

Some California superintendents say Newsom’s classroom reopening plan comes up short

John Myers Los Angeles Times Superintendents of seven of California’s largest school…

Steven Gortani, 6, and other children (background) work on their laptops at Chase Avenue Elementary School during the Cajon Valley Union School District’s Emergency Child Care Program on May 5, 2020 in El Cajon, California. The district is offering free child care to essential workers. (Eduardo Contreras/Los Angeles Times)
Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Pro-Trump mob breaches US Capitol as Republicans in Congress launch long-shot bid to invalidate Biden victory

Jennifer Haberkorn and Sarah D. Wire Los Angeles Times Protesters challenging the…

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
State Sen. Scott Wiener, a former deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, was named as a candidate for Attorney General by the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus on Tuesday. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Senator Scott Wiener’s name floated for state Attorney General

East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta also has strong backing

State Sen. Scott Wiener, a former deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, was named as a candidate for Attorney General by the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus on Tuesday. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People cast their vote in the Georgia run-off election at Dunbar Neighborhood Center on Jan. 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images/TNS)

Jon Ossoff wins Georgia runoff race, Democrats take Senate control

Jenny Jarvie and Janet Hook Los Angeles Times Jon Ossoff was declared…

People cast their vote in the Georgia run-off election at Dunbar Neighborhood Center on Jan. 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images/TNS)
TORRANCE, CA - APRIL 27: Vons shopper Marcena Mitchell finishes her shopping in the morning at the Vons located at 24325 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance. Doors to the store opened at 6 a.m. for seniors and at-risk shoppers due to the Coronavirus and at 7 a.m. for regular customers. Most of the team arrives at 5 a.m. to stock the shelves with product, sanitize the location for staff and shoppers, and picker/shoppers begin to collect items for .com home delivery shoppers. Vendors arriving throughout the morning must read a checklist of warnings, sign in and they must wear face covering. Vons on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Torrance, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

In wake of Prop. 22, Albertsons is converting its home delivery to gig work

Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times Those who warned that California’s anti-labor Proposition…

TORRANCE, CA - APRIL 27: Vons shopper Marcena Mitchell finishes her shopping in the morning at the Vons located at 24325 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance. Doors to the store opened at 6 a.m. for seniors and at-risk shoppers due to the Coronavirus and at 7 a.m. for regular customers. Most of the team arrives at 5 a.m. to stock the shelves with product, sanitize the location for staff and shoppers, and picker/shoppers begin to collect items for .com home delivery shoppers. Vendors arriving throughout the morning must read a checklist of warnings, sign in and they must wear face covering. Vons on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Torrance, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Voters stand in line before the doors open at Cobb County Community Center on Jan. 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Polls have opened across Georgia in the two runoff elections, pitting incumbents Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) against Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.  (Megan Varner/Getty Images/TNS)

Georgia polls open for Senate runoffs — and the wait for results begins

Jenny Jarvie Los Angeles Times Voters began trickling into polling stations across…

Voters stand in line before the doors open at Cobb County Community Center on Jan. 5, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Polls have opened across Georgia in the two runoff elections, pitting incumbents Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) against Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.  (Megan Varner/Getty Images/TNS)
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) gets trailed by Portland Blazers forward Robert Convington (23) in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 3, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Curry dominates with career-high performance as he leads Warriors to 137-122 victory over Portland

Aaron Fentress oregonlive.com The Portland Trail Blazers were unable to complete a…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) gets trailed by Portland Blazers forward Robert Convington (23) in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 3, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. (Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

COVID-19 fatalities in US top 350,000. Refuting Trump, Fauci says deaths are ‘not fake’

Laura King Los Angeles Times As the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpassed…

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. (Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger makes remarks during a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

‘Find’ winning votes for him, Trump demands in taped call with Georgia official

Laura King Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump demanded that Georgia’s top…

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger makes remarks during a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

New UK COVID variant confirmed in Southern California

Lara Korte The Sacramento Bee A mutated variant of the coronavirus thought…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to open up the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)

McConnell rules out passing House bill on $2,000 relief payments

Erik Wasson Bloomberg News Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday closed…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to open up the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game in 790 days on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers rally behind C.J. Beathard, starting for the first time since brother’s death

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee C.J. Beathard won’t forget Saturday afternoon no…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game in 790 days on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The scene following an early-morning explosion in Nashville on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

Nashville bomber died in blast, authorities say, naming the attacker

The man who set off the bomb in Nashville that exploded on…

The scene following an early-morning explosion in Nashville on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump signs coronavirus relief bill and federal budget

US President Donald Trump signed into law the 900- billion-dollar coronavirus relief…

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
President Donald Trump waves as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Getty Images/TNS)

Emergency unemployment benefits expiring while president delays signing COVID-19 stimulus package

Dave Goldiner New York Daily News President Donald Trump spent the morning…

President Donald Trump waves as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Getty Images/TNS)