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California won't bar parolee transfers to immigration agents

Sep. 01, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would have blocked California state prisons from transferring inmates to federal immigration custody was failing as lawmakers prepared to adjourn Wednesday. Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed similar legislation in 2019, saying then that it could...

California lawmakers OK bill to hide public worker addresses

Aug. 31, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to let government workers hide their home addresses from public records if they fear for their safety, a response to the country's continuously polarizing politics and pandemic policies that have fueled an increase in violent...

California won't expand teen vaccines without parental OK

Aug. 31, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won't allow teens age 15 and up to be vaccinated against the coronavirus without their parents' consent. State Sen. Scott Wiener, the bill's author, announced Wednesday he won't put the measure up for a vote in the state Assembly because it...

California lawmakers OK bills aimed at social media content

Aug. 30, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Tuesday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom two groundbreaking bills intended to limit the downside of social media, as they faulted Congress for failing to act on the problem. A first-of-its kind measure would require social media companies to...

California may act as US refuge for transgender youth

Aug. 29, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would present itself as a haven for transgender youth facing discrimination in other states under a bill that advanced Monday, much as it is positioning itself as a sanctuary for those seeking abortions. The Assembly approved the measure without...

California governor rejects legal drug injection sites

Aug. 22, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Monday that he said could have brought “a world of unintended consequences” by allowing Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco to set up sites where opioid users could legally inject drugs under supervision. ...

Social media addiction bill fails in California Legislature

Aug. 11, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have forced some popular social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to pay fines for using features they know can harm children. The bill would have let the state attorney general or...

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

Aug. 01, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a...

California not ready to declare emergency over monkeypox

Jul. 29, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are pressing for more vaccine and acting with “utmost urgency” to slow the spread of the monkeypox virus, but they have not decided whether to declare a statewide emergency as the city of San Francisco announced on Thursday, the state's public...

San Francisco declares emergency over monkeypox spread

Jul. 28, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco announced a state of emergency Thursday over the growing number of monkeypox cases, allowing officials to cut through red tape and fight a public health crisis reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic that began devastating the city in the 1980s. ...