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Newsom, legislators face angry backlash over French Laundry party, Hawaii trip during COVID-19 surge

John Myers Los Angeles Times No politician escapes the heightened scrutiny that…

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The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

Gov. Newsom apologizes for attending birthday dinner in Napa county

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom publicly apologized…

The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he should have skipped outdoor dinner with other households as COVID-19 cases soar

Taryn Luna, John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday…

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint advisory Friday urging residents to avoid out-of-state travel and advising those who do to self-quarantine for 14 days on their arrival in the West Coast states. (Shutterstock)

California issues travel advisory as state reaches 1 million coronavirus cases

Michael McGough The Sacramento Bee Restrictions are tightening back up in California’s…

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint advisory Friday urging residents to avoid out-of-state travel and advising those who do to self-quarantine for 14 days on their arrival in the West Coast states. (Shutterstock)
Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California went big for Biden. Now its cities, counties and schools are seeking relief

By David Zahniser, Benjamin Oreskes and Dakota Smith Los Angeles Times Los…

Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

A winter surge in COVID-19 cases seems inevitable. Can we stop it?

By Deborah Netburn Los Angeles Times Temperatures are dropping, nights are growing…

Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).

SF native becomes first openly gay man confirmed to CA Supreme Court

Martin Jenkins made history Tuesday when he was unanimously confirmed to the…

Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).
Despite protests, including rallies Uber headquarters in 2019, Uber and Lyft won a long fight to treat drivers as contractors with the passage of Proposition 22. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Big spending by Uber, Lyft wins companies the right to keep treating drivers as contractors

San Francisco buck state trend, opposing Prop. 22 with nearly 60 percent of the vote

Despite protests, including rallies Uber headquarters in 2019, Uber and Lyft won a long fight to treat drivers as contractors with the passage of Proposition 22. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Haven’t voted yet? Here’s what to do with your California mail-in ballot today

Still hanging on to your California mail-in ballot? Don’t worry. You can…

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California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order in June giving counties directions on how to conduct an election. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Gov. Newsom overstepped his power with executive order on election, California judge says

Gov. Gavin Newsom overstepped his executive authority when he issued an executive…

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order in June giving counties directions on how to conduct an election. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Shutterstock ph

Prop. 22 would help undo decades worth of worker protections

By Susan Vaughan and Evelyn Engel Through Proposition 22, a few vast…

It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Shutterstock ph
Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)

Vote “Yes” on Prop. 17 and restore voting rights to 50,000 California citizens

By Betty McKay I remember vividly what election season looked and felt…

Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)
Universities have struggled to maintain racial and ethnic diversity since the passage of Prop. 209 in 1996, which banned statewide affirmative action programs in education, contracting and public employment. (David Litman/Shutterstock)

A yes on Prop. 16 is a yes for equity in education in California

By Jamal Mazyck In 1996, California voters enacted Proposition 209, which effectively…

Universities have struggled to maintain racial and ethnic diversity since the passage of Prop. 209 in 1996, which banned statewide affirmative action programs in education, contracting and public employment. (David Litman/Shutterstock)
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. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi sentenced Peterson to death March 16 for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

Prosecutors to retry penalty phase of Scott Peterson trial

2003 discovery of Laci Peterson’s body led to sensational high-profile murder trial of husband

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. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi sentenced Peterson to death March 16 for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
The main entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Voting rights of seniors, disabled must be protected

Coronavirus pandemic adds new challenges for accessing the polls

The main entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
There are ways to determine the authenticity of California ballot boxes that are being used in the November 2020 election. (Courtesy photo)

Be sure to use an official ballot drop box when voting

California’s Secretary of State offers an online list of locations

There are ways to determine the authenticity of California ballot boxes that are being used in the November 2020 election. (Courtesy photo)
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Newsom says California will review FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines before releasing to public

By Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times California will review the safety of…

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Flames and smoke overtake a tree as the LNU Lightning Complex fire spreads in Fairfield, California on August 19, 2020. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Many wildfires near full containment, but officials fear continuing hot weather

By Molly Burke The Sacramento Bee Thousands of firefighters continue to battle…

Flames and smoke overtake a tree as the LNU Lightning Complex fire spreads in Fairfield, California on August 19, 2020. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)

Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

By Andrew J. Campa Los Angeles Times The Trump administration has rejected…

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)