Latest Gavin Newsom News

Fatigue and despair build as California copes with massacres

Jan. 25, 2023 09:04 AM EST

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of the worst massacre in Los Angeles County history, the California governor was meeting gunshot victims in the hospital when he was pulled away and briefed on a mass shooting at the other end of the state. Word that a gunman had killed...

Regulators nix proposal on California's last nuclear plant

Jan. 25, 2023 03:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In pointed language, federal regulators rebuffed a request Tuesday from the operator of California’s last nuclear power plant that could have smoothed its pathway to securing a longer operating life for its twin reactors. The decision marks the latest skirmish...

Sheriff seeking what drove 'mad man' to shoot up dance hall

Jan. 23, 2023 23:06 PM EST

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searching for a motive Monday in the worst mass shooting in Los Angeles County history said the gunman was previously arrested for illegally possessing a firearm, had a rifle at home, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and appeared to be manufacturing gun...

Newsom budget would cut some money for flood protection

Jan. 22, 2023 10:47 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Multiple flood protection projects in California are on hold after Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed cutting their funding to help cover a $22.5 billion budget deficit — a decision disappointing environmental advocates as weeks of powerful storms have caused widespread...

Biden tours beach town damaged by massive California storms

Jan. 20, 2023 01:48 AM EST

CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden walked along the splintered boardwalk of this picture-postcard California beach town Thursday and heard from business owners struggling to repair damage to their shops after deadly storms caused devastation across the region and killed more than 20...

California oil regulator leaves job amid drilling fight

Jan. 18, 2023 19:12 PM EST

Amid a statewide battle over the future of fossil fuels, Uduak-Joe Ntuk stepped down last week as California's top oil and gas regulator after three years in the job, state officials confirmed Wednesday. Ntuk, a former Chevron engineer and petroleum czar for Los Angeles, was...

Storm-battered California gets more wind, rain and snow

Jan. 14, 2023 20:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Storm-battered California got more wind, rain and snow on Saturday, raising flooding concerns, causing power outages and making travel dangerous. Bands of rain with gusty winds started in the north and spread south, with more storms expected to follow into early...

Newsom asks Californians to stay vigilant about more storms

Jan. 14, 2023 14:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With rain-soaked California expected to see more stormy weather over the weekend and into next week, Gov. Gavin Newsom, and other state and federal officials pleaded with residents Friday to stay alert to possibly more flooding and damage. A series of storms...

After years of surpluses, California headed toward a deficit

Jan. 10, 2023 18:11 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — From a budget perspective, the first four years of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's time in office has been a fairy tale: A seemingly endless flow of money that paid to enact some of the country's most progressive policies while acting as a bulwark against a tide of...

2nd Term: California's Newsom draws "battle lines" with GOP

Jan. 06, 2023 19:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom may be fresh off a campaign victory, but on Friday he talked like a politician ready for a fight as he held up his state as a beacon of freedom amid what he called a “rising tide of oppression" in Republican-led states. ...