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AG Becerra puts backing behind police reform measures

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an array of reform proposals Monday…

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In major victory for California, Supreme Court rejects Trump’s challenge to state sanctuary law

By David G. Savage Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court…

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Supreme Court extends federal civil rights protection in workplace to all LGBTQ employees

Supreme Court extends federal civil rights protection in workplace to all LGBTQ employees

By David G. Savage Los Angeles Times The Supreme Court declared Monday…

Supreme Court extends federal civil rights protection in workplace to all LGBTQ employees
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday “we’ve made it abundantly clear that we anticipate an increase in the total number of positive cases,” but that the state is now better prepared. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Newsom says no turning back on reopening plans, even as coronavirus cases climb

By Colleen Shalby Los Angeles Times California continues to see a surge…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday “we’ve made it abundantly clear that we anticipate an increase in the total number of positive cases,” but that the state is now better prepared. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
Students will be required to wear a mask when they return to school in the fall. (Shutterstock)

Expect hybrid learning to become the norm this fall

By Ricardo Cano Cal Matters Students in face masks at all times.…

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Students will be required to wear a mask when they return to school in the fall. (Shutterstock)
Man found shot in head near Paso Robles train station after gunman attacks police

Man found shot in head near Paso Robles train station after gunman attacks police

By Joe Tarica, Lindsey Holden, and Matt Fountain The Tribune (San Luis…

Man found shot in head near Paso Robles train station after gunman attacks police
The booking photos for fired police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder, manslaughter in George Floyd death released to the media by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office on June 1, 2020. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via Sipa USA)

New charges announced against former police officers over George Floyd death

By Molly O’Toole, Elliot Wailoo and Erin B. Logan Los Angeles Times…

The booking photos for fired police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder, manslaughter in George Floyd death released to the media by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office on June 1, 2020. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via Sipa USA)
A Black Lives Matter protest for George Floyd at Trafalgar Square in London, England on Sunday. (Erica Dezonne/Empics Entertainment/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)

Thousands protest in London against police killing of George Floyd

Major protests took place in London and other British cities on Sunday

A Black Lives Matter protest for George Floyd at Trafalgar Square in London, England on Sunday. (Erica Dezonne/Empics Entertainment/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)
A disturbing cop confrontation with an angry crowd in Brooklyn protesting the fatal police arrest of a black Minnesota man drew the ire of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Saturday night, who raged no one gets to slam an SUV through a crowd of human beings. (Tribune News Service)

De Blasio, under fire for NYPD conduct, promises ‘quick results’ on George Floyd protest investigation

He promised Sunday that two of his appointees _ and not the city’s independent investigative agency _ would look into shocking incidents

A disturbing cop confrontation with an angry crowd in Brooklyn protesting the fatal police arrest of a black Minnesota man drew the ire of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Saturday night, who raged no one gets to slam an SUV through a crowd of human beings. (Tribune News Service)
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with industry executives in the State Dining Room in Washington, D.C., on May 29. (Erin Schaff/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump was dismissive on phone call, George Floyd’s family says

Trump “didn’t give me the opportunity to even speak,”

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with industry executives in the State Dining Room in Washington, D.C., on May 29. (Erin Schaff/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office before signing an executive order related to regulating social media on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Trump’s executive order could lead to attempts to punish companies such as Twitter and Google for attempting to point out factual inconsistencies in social media posts by politicians. (Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump signs order targeting social media companies

By Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump signed an executive…

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office before signing an executive order related to regulating social media on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Trump’s executive order could lead to attempts to punish companies such as Twitter and Google for attempting to point out factual inconsistencies in social media posts by politicians. (Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom took part in a discussion with fitness business owners on Wednesday May 27, 2020. (SF Examiner screen shot)

Newsom says rules for reopening California fitness centers coming ‘in a week or so’

By Phil Willon Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said…

Gov. Gavin Newsom took part in a discussion with fitness business owners on Wednesday May 27, 2020. (SF Examiner screen shot)
Playwright Larry Kramer (Carolyn Cole/via Tribune News Service)

Larry Kramer, ‘Normal Heart’ playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

By David Colker Los Angeles Times A frail man stood outside the…

Playwright Larry Kramer (Carolyn Cole/via Tribune News Service)
California is reopening too quickly, posing ‘very serious risk,’ health officer warns

California is reopening too quickly, posing ‘very serious risk,’ health officer warns

By Rong-Gong Lin II Los Angeles Times A key architect of the…

California is reopening too quickly, posing ‘very serious risk,’ health officer warns
Thousands march to protest George Floyd’s death

Thousands march to protest George Floyd’s death

By Ryan Faircloth Star Tribune Thousands of people marched through the streets…

Thousands march to protest George Floyd’s death
Wes Heryford, center, owner, who has been cutting hair for over 24-years, works on Ben Martin, 25, at Butte House Barber Shop onMay 6 in Yuba City. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Hair salons, barbershops can reopen now, in Stage 3 of Newsom’s plan

By Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom issued welcome news…

Wes Heryford, center, owner, who has been cutting hair for over 24-years, works on Ben Martin, 25, at Butte House Barber Shop onMay 6 in Yuba City. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses the California Democratic Party Convention in Anaheim in May. (Irfan Kahn/Tribune News Service)

Republicans sue Newsom over vote-by-mail order for November election

By Laura Newberry Los Angeles Times Three Republican groups have sued Gov.…

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses the California Democratic Party Convention in Anaheim in May. (Irfan Kahn/Tribune News Service)
A passenger gets into an Uber rideshare along Mission Street on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash initiative seeking labor law exemption heads to California voters

An expensive ballot measure championed by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash to exempt…

A passenger gets into an Uber rideshare along Mission Street on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA-MARCH 27, 2020-California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship USNS Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Also attending the press conference were Director Mark Ghilarducci, Cal OES, left, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, second from right, and Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of Health and Human Services, far right, along with others not shown. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/POOL/TNS)

Court upholds California governor’s coronavirus ban on in-person church services

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on…

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA-MARCH 27, 2020-California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship USNS Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Also attending the press conference were Director Mark Ghilarducci, Cal OES, left, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, second from right, and Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of Health and Human Services, far right, along with others not shown. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/POOL/TNS)
MARYSVILLE, CA — MAY 06: Lanie Gil, server, cleans the table where guests recently had lunch at Courthouse Cafe on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Marysville, CA. Sutter and Yuba counties, both north of Sacramento, are allowing businesses and restaurants to reopen, defying Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Fears of coronavirus ‘second wave’ temper California reopening efforts

Bay Area continuing to enforce stay-at home order even as statewide guidelines are relaxed.

MARYSVILLE, CA — MAY 06: Lanie Gil, server, cleans the table where guests recently had lunch at Courthouse Cafe on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Marysville, CA. Sutter and Yuba counties, both north of Sacramento, are allowing businesses and restaurants to reopen, defying Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)