California

Under California emergency temporary standards issued on June 17, employees who are vaccinated do not have to wear a mask in indoor workplaces, but those who are not vaccinated must wear one. (Shutterstock)

Guidelines for safely returning to work in an office

Employers are required to maintain a healthy site

 

Some people, including folks in West Portal on July 20, have stopped wearing masks, particularly if they’re outdoors — but others haven’t. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

California lifts mask mandate — but what does it mean?

Vaccinated folks aren’t legally required to keep covered, but it’s a good idea for safety

 

Under California law, dogs are viewed as property, and people who suffer as a result of a violent dog may file insurance claims for possible financial reimbursement. (Shutterstock)

Financial compensation may be possible in wake of dog attack

Insurance company could pay medical expenses, or for emotional distress

 

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill that would require schools to notify parents before providing students with instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity. (Courtesy photo)

Don’t mess with California: Supreme Court tells Texas to sit down

State takes action against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the South

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill that would require schools to notify parents before providing students with instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity. (Courtesy photo)
Lake Cachuma in the Santa Ynez Valley offers pet-friendly hikes of varying lengths. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to The Examiner)

Wagging tails and happy trails in Santa Ynez Valley

Six pet-friendly towns offer parks, hikes, wine and fine dining

Lake Cachuma in the Santa Ynez Valley offers pet-friendly hikes of varying lengths. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to The Examiner)
A person accused of electronic harassment could face misdemeanor charges in California. (Shutterstock)

Workplace violence is increasing: how to stay safe (Part 2)

Employees may obtain restraining orders to protect themselves against harassment, stalking

A person accused of electronic harassment could face misdemeanor charges in California. (Shutterstock)
Cars drive past a radar speed sign along 19th Avenue near the intersection with Wawona Street on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Statewide legislation to pilot speed cameras, a proven tool in cities nationwide in the ongoing fight to slow vehicle speeds and curb reckless driving behavior, died in the Sacramento statehouse last week, making it the latest failed attempt to pass what many advocates call “common sense” reform. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Days after fatal SF hit-and-run, speed camera bill stalls in Sacramento

Future of Vision Zero effort to slow cars could be uncertain

Cars drive past a radar speed sign along 19th Avenue near the intersection with Wawona Street on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Statewide legislation to pilot speed cameras, a proven tool in cities nationwide in the ongoing fight to slow vehicle speeds and curb reckless driving behavior, died in the Sacramento statehouse last week, making it the latest failed attempt to pass what many advocates call “common sense” reform. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir area of Yosemite National Park supplies San Francisco’s drinking water. 
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SF’s water supply could use leadership, not litigation

Solutions needed to keep taps and salmon running

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir area of Yosemite National Park supplies San Francisco’s drinking water. 
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The price of housing in Lake Tahoe has skyrocketed since the pandemic due to the influx of people from the Bay Area. (Shutterstock)

Taking a look at Lake Tahoe’s new homeowners

Their economic impact has changed the face of real estate

The price of housing in Lake Tahoe has skyrocketed since the pandemic due to the influx of people from the Bay Area. (Shutterstock)
Indoor dining at John’s Grill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State’s mask mandate to continue until June 15 reopening despite CDC guidance

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will wait until next…

Indoor dining at John’s Grill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant wine director, likes to showcase promising young people in the industry. <ins>(Courtesy One Market)</ins>

Tonya Pitts leads tasting of diverse pinot noir

Young West Coast winemakers are creating distinctive blends

Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant wine director, likes to showcase promising young people in the industry. <ins>(Courtesy One Market)</ins>
Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Newsom promises sweeping change in California’s $267-billion budget

John Myers Los Angeles Times California would embark on the most ambitious…

Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom, show here speaking at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April, faces a recall election due to anger on the right over his handling of the pandemic, among other issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Why Gavin Newsom’s popularity could work against him in the recall election

Top pollster: ‘We’re not seeing the Democrats engaged in this election. And that may be a problem…’

Gov. Gavin Newsom, show here speaking at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April, faces a recall election due to anger on the right over his handling of the pandemic, among other issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A tent sits on the sidewalk at Hayes and Laguna streets in Hayes Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Gavin Newsom wants to spend billions to fight homelessness in California

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday…

A tent sits on the sidewalk at Hayes and Laguna streets in Hayes Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in March, is unveiling a series of budget proposals this week. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom’s school plan has billions for college savings accounts, after school programs and more

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to send…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in March, is unveiling a series of budget proposals this week. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Fernando, CA, Thursday, April 29, 2021 - California Governor Gavin Newsom waves goodbye to friends after attending a press conference where he signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to the hardest hit small businesses in the state at Hanzo Sushi restaurant downtown. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California would pay 100% of missing rent for low-income tenants under Newsom’s budget plan

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to set aside…

San Fernando, CA, Thursday, April 29, 2021 - California Governor Gavin Newsom waves goodbye to friends after attending a press conference where he signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to the hardest hit small businesses in the state at Hanzo Sushi restaurant downtown. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A worker sets up irrigation lines to water almond tree rootstocks along Road 36 in Tulare, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Gov. Gavin Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Faith E. Pinho Los Angeles Times In a stark indication of California’s…

A worker sets up irrigation lines to water almond tree rootstocks along Road 36 in Tulare, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)

More Californians would get new $600 stimulus checks from the state under Newsom plan

Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee Two-thirds of Californians would get an extra…

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Use of gun violence restraining orders continues to rise

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence…

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Around 75 protesters in Fresno, Calif., work to gather signatures to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and in support of then-President Donald Trump in July 2020. The event was sponsored by the Fresno County California Republican Assembly. (John Walker/The Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election as Republican-led effort hits signature goal

Phil Willon and Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times Propelled by growing voter…

Around 75 protesters in Fresno, Calif., work to gather signatures to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and in support of then-President Donald Trump in July 2020. The event was sponsored by the Fresno County California Republican Assembly. (John Walker/The Sacramento Bee/TNS)