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Do housing tax credits work as well as they could?

By Scott Littlehale In the first half of 2020, investors in Idaho…

 

Ian Jameson (center) organized a group of tenant rights activists and assembled at the El Monte City Hall to demand that the City Council there pass an eviction moratorium barring all evictions during the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

California would extend eviction protections to June 30 under proposal

Legislation released Monday would also subsidize rent for low-income tenants

 

Outdoor dining, as seen here at Mama’s on Washington Square in North Beach in September, is expected to resume in San Franisco this week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to reopen outdoor dining, personal services

San Francisco will allow outdoor dining and other limited business activity to…

 

A server greets diners in a Shared Spaces outdoor dining area outside Napper Tandy’s Irish pub at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. San Francisco could choose to resume outdoor dining in the wake of a state decision to lift a regional stay-at-home order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Regional coronavirus stay-at-home orders lifted as ICU capacity improves

Change in rules could allow outdoor dining to resume in San Francisco

A server greets diners in a Shared Spaces outdoor dining area outside Napper Tandy’s Irish pub at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. San Francisco could choose to resume outdoor dining in the wake of a state decision to lift a regional stay-at-home order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

Court delays start of penalty phase retrial in Scott Peterson case

A judge on Thursday continued until April a status hearing in the…

In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
A health care worker receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

City sets ambitious goal to vaccinate residents by June

Limited supply slows distribution of doses as health officials seek to expand access

A health care worker receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Vice President Harris swears in senators Padilla, Warnock, Ossoff

New Democratic senators tip balance of power in upper legislative house

MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event to name President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team at the Queen Theater on Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Kamala Harris to resign from Senate

Bridget Bowman CQ-Roll Call Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from the…

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during an event to name President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team at the Queen Theater on Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
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As tensions grow over vaccinations and politics, California lawmakers face threats from public

Anti-vaccine speakers hint at gun violence during routine budget hearing at state Capitol

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Newsom proposes CA creative corps

Andrew Sheeler and Lara Korte The Sacramento Bee In a move hearkening…

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State Democratic Party labels Newsom recall effort ‘California coup’

Comparison draw backlash from governor’s critics

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‘High alert’ at California Capitol as police brace for any inauguration unrest

Kevin Rector, Taryn Luna, Anita Chabria, Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Law…

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California state legislators were back at work Monday, with a long list of urgent items to address. (Shutterstock)

Send money quickly to schools, businesses and the poor, Gavin Newsom urges returning lawmakers

Legislature has not yet signed on to specific budget proposals

California state legislators were back at work Monday, with a long list of urgent items to address. (Shutterstock)
More than 1,000 grocery store workers have contracted COVID-19 in Northern California, according to union officials. (Shutterstock)

‘It’s their lives’: California’s grocery workers navigate COVID outbreaks, fears

Five Bay Area cities including SF ‘have or will be introducing motions’ to pay additional $5 an hour

More than 1,000 grocery store workers have contracted COVID-19 in Northern California, according to union officials. (Shutterstock)
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)
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)
Members of the Johanson family submitted Mount Diablo together on a cloudy but happy day. (Courtesy photo)

Despite hardships, the outdoors has seen good news during pandemic

Adventurers climbed and rowed, firefighters bravely battled, wildlife flourished in 2020

Members of the Johanson family submitted Mount Diablo together on a cloudy but happy day. (Courtesy photo)
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)
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)