California

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom signs $6.6 billion school reopening legislative package

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom and state…

 

State to reserve 40 percent of COVID-19 vaccines for hard-hit areas

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation State officials said Thursday that…

 

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Settlement clears path for all youth, high school sports to resume in California

John Maffei The San Diego Union-Tribune All youth and high school sports…

 

Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Klein collects crayons from students in the classroom at Lupine Hill Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Calabasas, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom, legislators strike deal to reopen California schools

Taryn Luna and John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom and…

Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Klein collects crayons from students in the classroom at Lupine Hill Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Calabasas, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Walkers, joggers and furry charges are treated to inspiring sunsets along Moonstone Beach. (Julie L.Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cambria is canine-friendly

The central coastal town with a scenic boardwalk keeps Fido fit as a fiddle

Walkers, joggers and furry charges are treated to inspiring sunsets along Moonstone Beach. (Julie L.Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Aerial view of the Cargill salt ponds near Redwood City. (Shutterstock)

U.S. EPA drops challenge of Redwood City salt ponds’ protection under Clean Water Act

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

Aerial view of the Cargill salt ponds near Redwood City. (Shutterstock)
A Bay Area Concrete Recycling facility that opened on PG&E property in 2019. Former PG&E employees have been accused of accepting bribes from Bay Area Concrete. (Courtesy of Bay Area Concrete Recycling via ProPublica)

Lawsuit reveals new allegations against PG&E contractor accused of fraud

By Scott Morris Bay City News Foundation Utility giant Pacific Gas &…

A Bay Area Concrete Recycling facility that opened on PG&E property in 2019. Former PG&E employees have been accused of accepting bribes from Bay Area Concrete. (Courtesy of Bay Area Concrete Recycling via ProPublica)
The California Supreme Court upheld a 2018 state law that bans most offenders under 16 from being tried as adults. (Bethany Mollenkof/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Most 14- and 15-year-olds cannot be tried as adults, California high court rules

Maura Dolan Los Angeles Times A law that barred most offenders under…

The California Supreme Court upheld a 2018 state law that bans most offenders under 16 from being tried as adults. (Bethany Mollenkof/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A state constitutional amendment would ban prison labor. (Shutterstock)

SF supervisors support move to end involuntary prison labor in California

San Francisco Supervisors threw their support Thursday behind Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA)…

A state constitutional amendment would ban prison labor. (Shutterstock)
Federal legislation would require more highway funding to go toward bike lanes, bus stops and street safety improvements. (Shutterstock)

Federal legislation would direct more money toward street safety

Safe street infrastructure might soon become a national priority, pending passage of…

Federal legislation would require more highway funding to go toward bike lanes, bus stops and street safety improvements. (Shutterstock)
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom signs COVID-19 stimulus bills to send money to Californians, small businesses

Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee California will send money to low-income families…

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
School and youth sports have been on hold since last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

State allows outdoor youth sports to resume statewide amid declining Covid-19 cases

San Francisco among counties with case loads low enough to qualify

School and youth sports have been on hold since last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Then-California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Senator Alex Padilla named chair of immigration subcommittee

The former California Secretary of State is the first Latino to serve in this role

Then-California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
A law proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener would ease restrictions on alcohol service in eateries and music venues.<ins></ins>

Reform to state liquor license laws could benefit future of Shared Spaces

State Sen. Scott Wiener proposal includes more flexibility for bars, restaurants and music venues

A law proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener would ease restrictions on alcohol service in eateries and music venues.<ins></ins>
COVID coronavirus (Shutterstock).

California’s first cases of South African COVID variant found in Bay Area

Two cases of the more contagious COVID-19 variant first discovered in South…

COVID coronavirus (Shutterstock).
Alice Stebbins holds a copy of her wrongful termination suit against the California Public Utilities Commission. Stebbins was fired from her position as executive director after she alleged that $200 million in fines and fees was missing. (Andri Tambunan/Special to ProPublica)

Utility companies owe millions to the CPUC. The problem? The state agency can’t track what it’s owed.

By Scott Morris Bay City News Foundation The California Public Utilities Commission…

Alice Stebbins holds a copy of her wrongful termination suit against the California Public Utilities Commission. Stebbins was fired from her position as executive director after she alleged that $200 million in fines and fees was missing. (Andri Tambunan/Special to ProPublica)
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom, local leaders celebrate opening of state’s largest vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium

By Jana Kadah Bay City News Foundation The largest COVID-19 mass vaccination…

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Ads in Newsom recall hit the air this week as California signature deadline nears

Lara Korte The Sacramento Bee The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom…

Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Miguel Santiago, D-Chula Vista, expressed his views Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 on the state's handling of the recent surge in unemployment claims. (Examiner screenshot)

California lawmakers call for reform after unemployment system breakdown

State legislators introduced a package of initiatives at a news conference Thursday…

Miguel Santiago, D-Chula Vista, expressed his views Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 on the state's handling of the recent surge in unemployment claims. (Examiner screenshot)
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State Supreme Court rejects challenge to Prop. 22

Lawsuit alleging measure violates California law could be re-filed in lower court

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