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Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Looking for a water park to visit in California? Hit these spots, travel sources say

Discover top water parks in California to beat the summer heat. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

Gov. Newsom criticized for proposal to eliminate health benefit for some disabled immigrants

California Gov. Gavin Newsom facing backlash for cutting health benefits for certain low-income immigrants with disabilities amidst budget deficit. [ more ]
#public-health
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

California lake so green with algae it's visible from space, says Nasa

Algae blooms turn California's Clear Lake bright green, visible from space. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Los Angeles

Traveler carries measles through LAX as cases rise around the US

A traveler carrying measles passed through Los Angeles International Airport, potentially exposing thousands of California travelers to the highly infectious disease. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Los Angeles

Traveler carries measles through LAX as cases rise around the U.S.

Traveler carrying measles exposed thousands in California. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

California lake so green with algae it's visible from space, says Nasa

Algae blooms turn California's Clear Lake bright green, visible from space. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Los Angeles

Traveler carries measles through LAX as cases rise around the US

A traveler carrying measles passed through Los Angeles International Airport, potentially exposing thousands of California travelers to the highly infectious disease. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Los Angeles

Traveler carries measles through LAX as cases rise around the U.S.

Traveler carrying measles exposed thousands in California. [ more ]
morepublic-health
Redfin | Real Estate Tips for Home Buying, Selling & More
1 month ago
California

What is California Known for? Discover California's Famous Facts, Foods, and Landmarks

California is known for its diverse landscapes, thriving economy, iconic landmarks, and agricultural contributions. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
OMG science

Could Northern California see northern lights again? Here's what the latest forecast says

California could witness northern lights on Friday due to a rare aurora borealis event caused by a geomagnetic storm. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Medicine

Southern California Regional baseball and softball results, playoff pairings

The article provides results and schedules for the Southern California Regionals baseball and softball games. [ more ]
#republican-candidates
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
US Elections

Most California Republicans in competitive congressional races are silent on Trump's conviction

Republican candidates in California's competitive districts mostly remained silent on Trump's criminal conviction. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US Elections

California Voters to Decide Who Will Finish McCarthy's Term

Voters in California's conservative district will choose replacement for Kevin McCarthy, benefitting from his endorsement and Trump's support. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
US Elections

Most California Republicans in competitive congressional races are silent on Trump's conviction

Republican candidates in California's competitive districts mostly remained silent on Trump's criminal conviction. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US Elections

California Voters to Decide Who Will Finish McCarthy's Term

Voters in California's conservative district will choose replacement for Kevin McCarthy, benefitting from his endorsement and Trump's support. [ more ]
morerepublican-candidates
#governor-gavin-newsom
Theregister
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

California Gov Newsom warns against over-regulating AI

Governor Newsom emphasizes the importance of California leading in AI regulation without stifling innovation. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
California

California Promised Health Care Workers a Higher Minimum Wage - but Will Newsom Delay It? | KQED

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to delay a $25/hr minimum wage increase for California health care workers due to budget shortfall. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

Walters: How California's budget morphed into a $45 billion deficit in two years

The California state budget shifted from a $97.5 billion surplus to a $44.9 billion deficit due to inaccurate revenue projections and overestimation of future revenues. [ more ]
Theregister
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

California Gov Newsom warns against over-regulating AI

Governor Newsom emphasizes the importance of California leading in AI regulation without stifling innovation. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
California

California Promised Health Care Workers a Higher Minimum Wage - but Will Newsom Delay It? | KQED

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to delay a $25/hr minimum wage increase for California health care workers due to budget shortfall. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

Walters: How California's budget morphed into a $45 billion deficit in two years

The California state budget shifted from a $97.5 billion surplus to a $44.9 billion deficit due to inaccurate revenue projections and overestimation of future revenues. [ more ]
moregovernor-gavin-newsom
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

Large mountain lion spotted climbing wall at California home

The California couple had a mix of awe and fear when they saw a massive mountain lion in their backyard. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Business

After modest debut, free tax filing service from IRS to expand to more taxpayers

IRS expanding Direct File program to allow more Californians to file federal tax returns online for free, aiming for all 50 states by 2025. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

California advances AI proposals on discrimination, deepfakes, jobs

California aims to build public trust, fight algorithmic discrimination, and outlaw certain deepfakes, potentially leading the way for AI regulations in the US. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
1 month ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Epic San Pedro Square mural is coming along

Community collaboration in creating a large mural in Downtown San Jose showcasing diversity. [ more ]
#investigation
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Boston

'Bad breath rapist' from Boston area caught after 16 years at large in California

Fugitive 'bad breath rapist' arrested in California after more than 16 years on the run. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

81-year-old man dubbed 'serial slingslot shooter' arrested for terrorizing California neighborhood

An 81-year-old man in Azusa, California, was arrested for terrorizing his neighborhood with a slingshot for almost a decade. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Boston

'Bad breath rapist' from Boston area caught after 16 years at large in California

Fugitive 'bad breath rapist' arrested in California after more than 16 years on the run. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

81-year-old man dubbed 'serial slingslot shooter' arrested for terrorizing California neighborhood

An 81-year-old man in Azusa, California, was arrested for terrorizing his neighborhood with a slingshot for almost a decade. [ more ]
moreinvestigation
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Los Angeles

June is almost here and it's about to heat up in California. How hot will be where you are?

Above-average temperatures forecasted for California next week. [ more ]
#arrest
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Bad Breath Rapist' Is Captured After Nearly 17 Years on the Run

A fugitive convicted of rape in 2007 was arrested in California after hiding in plain sight for over a decade. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
New York City

Woman calls 911, says she's hiding from man who held her captive for weeks, CA cops say

A 29-year-old man was arrested for holding a woman captive for weeks, leading to charges including kidnapping, false imprisonment, and rape. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
New York City

Man punches victim in stomach, then poses for a photo after attack, California cops say

Random attacks on two individuals by a 25-year-old in California led to his arrest, with charges including elder abuse and battery on an officer. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
Los Angeles

Accused thief speeds off in police SUV - with officer still inside, California cops say

A man stole an LAPD SUV with an officer inside, leading to a reckless incident in California. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Bad Breath Rapist' Is Captured After Nearly 17 Years on the Run

A fugitive convicted of rape in 2007 was arrested in California after hiding in plain sight for over a decade. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
New York City

Woman calls 911, says she's hiding from man who held her captive for weeks, CA cops say

A 29-year-old man was arrested for holding a woman captive for weeks, leading to charges including kidnapping, false imprisonment, and rape. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
New York City

Man punches victim in stomach, then poses for a photo after attack, California cops say

Random attacks on two individuals by a 25-year-old in California led to his arrest, with charges including elder abuse and battery on an officer. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
Los Angeles

Accused thief speeds off in police SUV - with officer still inside, California cops say

A man stole an LAPD SUV with an officer inside, leading to a reckless incident in California. [ more ]
morearrest
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
California

Conservatives tried to force all schools in California to out trans kids. They just failed. - LGBTQ Nation

Conservative activists in California failed to gather enough signatures for a measure requiring schools to out transgender students. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
California

Rattlesnake Season Begins In California | KQED

Watch out for increased snake encounters in California during the summer months. [ more ]
#gender-identification
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

Proposed gender identity measure fails to qualify for California ballot

Californians won't be voting on parental notification policy regarding gender identification this November, as supporters failed to collect enough signatures for the ballot measure. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Measure requiring parental notification of California school student's gender identity fails to qualify for ballot

Californians won't be voting on a policy requiring schools to notify parents of gender identification changes. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

Proposed gender identity measure fails to qualify for California ballot

Californians won't be voting on parental notification policy regarding gender identification this November, as supporters failed to collect enough signatures for the ballot measure. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Measure requiring parental notification of California school student's gender identity fails to qualify for ballot

Californians won't be voting on a policy requiring schools to notify parents of gender identification changes. [ more ]
moregender-identification
#electric-vehicles
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: In California, electrified transportation is the future despite negative hype

California's electric vehicle sales surged in the first quarter of 2024, showing strong growth and disproving critics' predictions of a downward trend. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
2 months ago
California

Caltrans pilot program tests replacing gas tax with charging per mile driven

California plans to replace gas tax with mileage tax due to declining revenue from electric vehicles. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
California

Proposition 47 Saves State Millions, Funds Rehabilitation Programs | KQED

UC President regrets commitment affecting Israeli institutions, California transitions to electric vehicles, UC student workers union authorizes strike. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: In California, electrified transportation is the future despite negative hype

California's electric vehicle sales surged in the first quarter of 2024, showing strong growth and disproving critics' predictions of a downward trend. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
2 months ago
California

Caltrans pilot program tests replacing gas tax with charging per mile driven

California plans to replace gas tax with mileage tax due to declining revenue from electric vehicles. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
California

Proposition 47 Saves State Millions, Funds Rehabilitation Programs | KQED

UC President regrets commitment affecting Israeli institutions, California transitions to electric vehicles, UC student workers union authorizes strike. [ more ]
moreelectric-vehicles
#transgender-rights
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Proposal to limit transgender youth rights fails to qualify for California's November ballot

A proposal in California requiring parental notification on gender identity and limits on transgender youth medical care failed to qualify for the November ballot. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
LGBT

Fact check: California lawmaker statements about parents of transgender children are wrong

California Republican lawmaker spreading false information regarding transgender policies in schools. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Proposal to limit transgender youth rights fails to qualify for California's November ballot

A proposal in California requiring parental notification on gender identity and limits on transgender youth medical care failed to qualify for the November ballot. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
LGBT

Fact check: California lawmaker statements about parents of transgender children are wrong

California Republican lawmaker spreading false information regarding transgender policies in schools. [ more ]
moretransgender-rights
#legislation
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California Democrats aren't sold on Gavin Newsom's plan to cut the budget deficit. How they disagree

California Assembly Democrats clash with Gov. Newsom over budget issues, including Medi-Cal cuts and tax deductions, amid a $45 billion deficit. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: California enables abusive child marriage, but Bay Area lawmaker blocks reform effort

California Assemblymember blocking bill to end child marriage, violating human rights and contradicting global efforts to empower women and girls. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
California

California assembly unanimously passes legacy ban bill

California's state assembly passed a bill to ban legacy preferences in college admissions, following similar laws in Maryland, Colorado, and Virginia. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
California

California Lawmakers Pass Slew of Bills Cracking Down on Stolen Goods Resellers and Auto Theft | KQED

California lawmakers approved a package of bills to crack down on repeat shoplifters and car thieves, balancing tough-on-crime strategies with progressive policies. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California lawmakers approve bills to ban grocery, retail stores from offering plastic bags

California lawmakers are moving to ban multi-use plastic bags in addition to single-use, to combat plastic pollution. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Education

California bill aims to end school gender notification policies - and protect teachers

California bill introduced to end parental notification over student gender identity issues. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California Democrats aren't sold on Gavin Newsom's plan to cut the budget deficit. How they disagree

California Assembly Democrats clash with Gov. Newsom over budget issues, including Medi-Cal cuts and tax deductions, amid a $45 billion deficit. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: California enables abusive child marriage, but Bay Area lawmaker blocks reform effort

California Assemblymember blocking bill to end child marriage, violating human rights and contradicting global efforts to empower women and girls. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
California

California assembly unanimously passes legacy ban bill

California's state assembly passed a bill to ban legacy preferences in college admissions, following similar laws in Maryland, Colorado, and Virginia. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
California

California Lawmakers Pass Slew of Bills Cracking Down on Stolen Goods Resellers and Auto Theft | KQED

California lawmakers approved a package of bills to crack down on repeat shoplifters and car thieves, balancing tough-on-crime strategies with progressive policies. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California lawmakers approve bills to ban grocery, retail stores from offering plastic bags

California lawmakers are moving to ban multi-use plastic bags in addition to single-use, to combat plastic pollution. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Education

California bill aims to end school gender notification policies - and protect teachers

California bill introduced to end parental notification over student gender identity issues. [ more ]
morelegislation
#gun-violence-prevention
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: Will California's new tax on gun sales reduce firearm violence?

California imposes its first state excise tax on guns and ammunition, following federal excise taxes, potentially impacting sales and aiming to reduce gun violence. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
California

Opinion: Will California's new tax on gun sales reduce firearm violence?

California introduces an 11% tax on guns and ammunition, becoming the first state in the U.S. to do so. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: Will California's new tax on gun sales reduce firearm violence?

California imposes its first state excise tax on guns and ammunition, following federal excise taxes, potentially impacting sales and aiming to reduce gun violence. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
California

Opinion: Will California's new tax on gun sales reduce firearm violence?

California introduces an 11% tax on guns and ammunition, becoming the first state in the U.S. to do so. [ more ]
moregun-violence-prevention
#covid-19
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

COVID is rising in California. Here's how to protect yourself from FLiRT subvariants

FLiRT subvariants, including KP.2, KP.3, and KP.1.1, are becoming more prevalent in California, potentially impacting COVID-19 transmission. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Early signs of rising COVID in California as new FLiRT subvariants dominate

California faces an early summer COVID-19 season with rising sewage concentrations and FLiRT subvariants surpassing the winter strain nationally. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

COVID is rising in California. Here's how to protect yourself from FLiRT subvariants

FLiRT subvariants, including KP.2, KP.3, and KP.1.1, are becoming more prevalent in California, potentially impacting COVID-19 transmission. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Coronavirus

Early signs of rising COVID in California as new FLiRT subvariants dominate

California faces an early summer COVID-19 season with rising sewage concentrations and FLiRT subvariants surpassing the winter strain nationally. [ more ]
morecovid-19
www.dw.com
1 month ago
California

California: 81-year-old 'serial slingshot shooter' arrested DW 05/28/2024

An 81-year-old man in California faces charges for harassing neighbors with a slingshot for nearly a decade. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
Cars

Suspect identified in police chase, hourslong standoff that shut down Southern California freeway

The man involved in the freeway standoff in California was identified as Efrain Quezada, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. [ more ]
#mega-millions
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Mega Millions player wins big in California. Where was the lucky ticket sold?

California Mega Millions ticket wins $242,155, nears $453 million jackpot. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Mega Millions player wins nearly $1 million in California. Where was lucky ticket sold?

A Mega Millions ticket in California won $943,692, close to the jackpot. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Mega Millions player wins big in California. Where was the lucky ticket sold?

California Mega Millions ticket wins $242,155, nears $453 million jackpot. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Mega Millions player wins nearly $1 million in California. Where was lucky ticket sold?

A Mega Millions ticket in California won $943,692, close to the jackpot. [ more ]
moremega-millions
#crime
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Cars

Man killed after interrupting suspected catalytic converter thieves in downtown L.A.

Theft of catalytic converters is a lucrative crime due to valuable metals. Legal measures are being taken to combat this growing criminal trend. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Man tries to burn down church preschool with 48 kids inside, feds say. He's indicted

A man was indicted for attempting to burn down a California preschool with children and employees inside. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
New York City

UPS driver shot dead by childhood friend on delivery route, California officials say

A UPS driver was fatally shot by a childhood friend on his route. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
California

Criminal Justice Reform Measure Saves California Millions Of Dollars | KQED

Prop 47 in California faces criticism for contributing to crime but has saved $800 million by reducing prison intake. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Cars

Man killed after interrupting suspected catalytic converter thieves in downtown L.A.

Theft of catalytic converters is a lucrative crime due to valuable metals. Legal measures are being taken to combat this growing criminal trend. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Man tries to burn down church preschool with 48 kids inside, feds say. He's indicted

A man was indicted for attempting to burn down a California preschool with children and employees inside. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
New York City

UPS driver shot dead by childhood friend on delivery route, California officials say

A UPS driver was fatally shot by a childhood friend on his route. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
California

Criminal Justice Reform Measure Saves California Millions Of Dollars | KQED

Prop 47 in California faces criticism for contributing to crime but has saved $800 million by reducing prison intake. [ more ]
morecrime
#economic-impact
www.ocregister.com
1 month ago
Cars

California new vehicle sales run flat. Here's where they slumped

California new car dealers face flat start in 2024, with sluggish sales compared to the rest of the nation. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
Business

Big Oil abandoned this California town 10 years ago. Now, it has a new plan to save it

The oil industry downturn in Taft, California significantly impacted the town's economy and community services. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
1 month ago
Cars

California new vehicle sales run flat. Here's where they slumped

California new car dealers face flat start in 2024, with sluggish sales compared to the rest of the nation. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
Business

Big Oil abandoned this California town 10 years ago. Now, it has a new plan to save it

The oil industry downturn in Taft, California significantly impacted the town's economy and community services. [ more ]
moreeconomic-impact
#homelessness
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California big city mayors call for continued state homelessness funds. Here's why

California mayors urge continued state funding for homelessness programs, highlighting the impact of HHAP and Prop. 1 in addressing the crisis. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
1 month ago
California

Can Tough-on-crime Ballot Measure Deliver on Promises to Reduce Homelessness?

Proponents of the 'Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act' aim to increase penalties for drug and theft crimes without addressing homelessness and lack funding for housing or treatment beds. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speeds up money for mental health ballot measure he championed. Here's how

Over $3 billion will be used to build mental health centers, advancing Governor Newsom's homelessness and mental health strategy. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California big city mayors call for continued state homelessness funds. Here's why

California mayors urge continued state funding for homelessness programs, highlighting the impact of HHAP and Prop. 1 in addressing the crisis. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
1 month ago
California

Can Tough-on-crime Ballot Measure Deliver on Promises to Reduce Homelessness?

Proponents of the 'Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act' aim to increase penalties for drug and theft crimes without addressing homelessness and lack funding for housing or treatment beds. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speeds up money for mental health ballot measure he championed. Here's how

Over $3 billion will be used to build mental health centers, advancing Governor Newsom's homelessness and mental health strategy. [ more ]
morehomelessness
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

Germany Now Has So Much Solar Power That Its Electric Prices Are Going Negative

Germany's surplus solar power has led to negative energy prices, creating an inefficient energy market with problems for solar producers and wasted resources. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Business

As more Californians fall behind in making debt payments, one group stands out

Millennials in California are facing increasing challenges with loan payments compared to other generations. [ more ]
#affordability
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Opinion: California will force Malibu and other towns to add housing. Here's why that's not nearly enough

California has implemented numerous laws to boost housing production, but tangible impacts have not been as significant as other regions. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

It's cheaper to rent than buy a home in these California cities. Where to find a deal

Rental prices are decreasing in the United States, leading to affordability in comparison to owning a home in California. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Opinion: California will force Malibu and other towns to add housing. Here's why that's not nearly enough

California has implemented numerous laws to boost housing production, but tangible impacts have not been as significant as other regions. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

It's cheaper to rent than buy a home in these California cities. Where to find a deal

Rental prices are decreasing in the United States, leading to affordability in comparison to owning a home in California. [ more ]
moreaffordability
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Podcast: "Cycling Over Sixty" Talks Bike Month with Streetsblog's Melanie Curry - Streetsblog California

Tom Butler's podcast covers various bike-related topics for riders over sixty or aspiring to be, including interviews and discussions on sustainable transportation in California. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Business

Thousands of Californians haven't touched their Middle Class Tax Refunds. Are you one of them?

More than 600,000 Californians with low to moderate incomes have left pandemic relief funds untouched on prepaid debit cards, posing challenges for reaching intended recipients. [ more ]
#environmental-concerns
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: What Newsom should do next to curb Big Oil emissions

Corporate price gouging contributes to price shocks, especially in the oil industry, impacting gas prices and environmental concerns in California. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

$20 billion: The Delta tunnel's new price tag

California's Delta tunnel project cost estimated at $20 billion, $4 billion higher than before, aiming to improve water supply and climate resilience despite environmental concerns. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
California

Opinion: What Newsom should do next to curb Big Oil emissions

Corporate price gouging contributes to price shocks, especially in the oil industry, impacting gas prices and environmental concerns in California. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

$20 billion: The Delta tunnel's new price tag

California's Delta tunnel project cost estimated at $20 billion, $4 billion higher than before, aiming to improve water supply and climate resilience despite environmental concerns. [ more ]
moreenvironmental-concerns
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California unlikely to get much help from Biden to lower gasoline prices. Here's why

California's gasoline prices remain the nation's highest despite Biden administration's efforts unlikely to impact the state. [ more ]
sfist.com
1 month ago
California

State Auditors Step Into Housing Element Mandate Mess, Question Whether Regulators are Doing Enough to Help Cities

California cities are struggling to meet state-mandated housing goals, risking loss of funding; some officials question the fairness and consistency of mandates. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
Los Angeles

New mountain lion in iconic Los Angeles park brings hope after famous cougar's death

A new mountain lion has been spotted in Griffith Park, following the footsteps of the celebrity cougar P-22.
The importance of providing safe routes for wildlife and implementing wildlife crossings to avoid incidents like P-22's tragic death. [ more ]
Advocate.com
1 month ago
Design

Who was Harvey Milk?

Harvey Milk was a pioneering LGBTQ+ activist and politician. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
1 month ago
SF LGBT

The Richard Pryor Set That Shook the Gay Rights Movement

Thousands of gay Californians decided to publicly disclose their sexual orientation during the anti-Briggs campaign. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

Alameda Co. DA claims insurers are defrauding CA homeowners, engaging in unlawful business practices

Insurance companies accused of underinsuring Californians in disasters through fraudulent practices. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Coronavirus

A day with no COVID deaths? It finally happened in California

A day without COVID deaths in California in 2024 marked a significant point in the pandemic's history and progress towards managing the virus. [ more ]
#oregon
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

What to Watch as Voters Head to Polls in Georgia, Oregon and Elsewhere

In special elections in California and primary contests in other states, California's 20th Congressional District primary results indicate a Republican lead, while Georgia and Oregon see competitive races in the Democratic primary. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Here's how much you have to earn in California to qualify as middle class, new study says

Middle-class income in California increased by approximately 50% from 2012 to 2022, ranging between $61,270 and $183,810.
Oregon saw the highest increase in the income needed to be considered middle class among U.S. states, with a 53.2% change from 2012 to 2022. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

What to Watch as Voters Head to Polls in Georgia, Oregon and Elsewhere

In special elections in California and primary contests in other states, California's 20th Congressional District primary results indicate a Republican lead, while Georgia and Oregon see competitive races in the Democratic primary. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

Here's how much you have to earn in California to qualify as middle class, new study says

Middle-class income in California increased by approximately 50% from 2012 to 2022, ranging between $61,270 and $183,810.
Oregon saw the highest increase in the income needed to be considered middle class among U.S. states, with a 53.2% change from 2012 to 2022. [ more ]
moreoregon
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Media industry

Column: News business needs help in California. Is government the answer?

State legislation in California may require big internet platforms like Google to contribute money to save journalism, essential for holding governments accountable and maintaining a healthy democracy. [ more ]
BikeMag
1 month ago
Bicycling

Snow Valley Bike Park Announces Opening Day

Snow Valley Bike Park in Big Bear, California is set to open on May 24th, 2024, with a variety of trails for all skill levels. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Newsom leaves the Vatican with pope's praise for refusing to impose the death penalty

Pope Francis supports Gavin Newsom's stance against the death penalty, aligning with Catholic teachings. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
New York City

Former San Diego sheriff's deputy faces federal charges in killing of unarmed man

Former San Diego deputy indicted on federal charges for fatal shooting, facing potential life in prison. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Education

Educators call Gov. Gavin Newsom's slash to school funding unconstitutional'

Outraged educational leaders in California believe Newsom's budget cuts to school funding unconstitutional and subject to potential litigation. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
California

California's effort to plug abandoned, chemical-spewing oil wells gets $35-million boost

California will receive significant federal funding to address abandoned oil wells, aiming to combat pollution and methane emissions. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
Medicine

California pays meth users up to $599 a year to get sober

Medi-Cal is utilizing an innovative program called 'contingency management' to help individuals struggling with stimulant addiction, providing financial incentives for staying clean. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Bill that would tax Big Tech to help California media advances in Senate -- barely

California bill to tax Big Tech for news industry narrowly survives Senate Appropriations Committee vote. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

California will audit its telework policies as workers frown on return-to-office mandates

The California legislative committee seeks to evaluate the state's telework policies after the announcement of requiring state workers to return to the office for at least two days a week. [ more ]
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2 months ago
California

California's water tunnel to cost $20 billion, state officials say the benefits are worth it

California administration estimates a $20.1 billion cost for a single water tunnel project, aimed at improving water storage for longer droughts caused by climate change. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Price tag for California's controversial Delta tunnel project increases by $4 billion

The cost of California's Delta Conveyance tunnel project increased by over $4 billion to $20.1 billion. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
California

America's 'climate warrior' state is home most polluted cites

California, home to climate leaders, faces high pollution levels due to multiple sources like agriculture and oil industry. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
2 months ago
California

California's water tunnel to cost $20 billion, state officials say the benefits are worth it

California administration estimates a $20.1 billion cost for a single water tunnel project, aimed at improving water storage for longer droughts caused by climate change. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Price tag for California's controversial Delta tunnel project increases by $4 billion

The cost of California's Delta Conveyance tunnel project increased by over $4 billion to $20.1 billion. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
California

America's 'climate warrior' state is home most polluted cites

California, home to climate leaders, faces high pollution levels due to multiple sources like agriculture and oil industry. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Elias: A Kamala Harris 2026 run for California governor could make sense

Kamala Harris may need to prove her electoral appeal post a Biden-Harris ticket loss by running in California's 2026 gubernatorial race. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

What are California's most popular baby names? See the top picks for boys and girls

California's top baby names have remained consistent over the past five years. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

Northern California bear euthanized after it broke into homes, tried to enter school gym

Marauding bear euthanized after continual break-ins, endangering residents in Northern California town. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
California

Criminal Justice Reform Measure Saves California Millions Of Dollars | KQED

Proposition 47 has faced criticism but led to significant state savings by reducing prison populations. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
California

California insurance leader defends department's work amid pressure and home, auto challenges

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is implementing rule changes to stabilize and improve insurance availability in the state. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Are new COVID variants - called 'FLiRT' - spreading in California? A UC doctor explains

The FLiRT variants, KP.1.1 and KP.2, are rapidly spreading in California, showing increased transmissibility. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
California

Sen. Bernie Sanders endorses 2 California ballot measures, including rent control expansion

Sen. Bernie Sanders supports ballot measures on rent control and oil drilling restrictions in California. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses Meghan and Harry's 'delinquent' charity controversy

Governor Newsom defended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Archewell Foundation, emphasizing their valuable work for women and mental health. [ more ]
Eater SF
2 months ago
Law

California Restaurants May Take the State's Junk Fee Ban to Court

Restaurant Association argues SB 478 doesn't apply to restaurants as menu items are neither goods nor services. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Cars

Tesla sued again over Fremont paint shop emissions

A non-profit filed an emissions lawsuit against Tesla for harmful pollutants from its California factory, seeking injunction and fines for Clean Air Act violations. [ more ]
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2 months ago
California

Newsom announces first $3.3 billion from Prop. 1 mental health bond

California's new mental health bond of $6.4 billion aims to fund treatment centers and homeless housing, potentially impacting existing mental health funding programs. [ more ]
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