Latest Gavin Newsom News

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully

Aug. 03, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who entertained and informed Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years. Scully, the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history, died Tuesday night at 94. ___ ...

California not counting methane leaks from idle wells

Aug. 02, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

California claims to know how much climate-warming gas is going into the air from within its borders. It's the law: California limits climate pollution and each year the limits get stricter. The state has also been a major oil and gas producer for more than a century, and...

2 found dead in charred car within California wildfire zone

Aug. 01, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

YREKA, Calif. (AP) — At least two people have died from a raging California blaze that was among several menacing thousands of homes Monday in the Western U.S. Two bodies were found inside a charred vehicle Sunday in the driveway of a home near the remote community of Klamath...

Biden names FEMA, CDC officials to head monkeypox response

Aug. 01, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to name top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as the White House coordinators to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak. The White House said Biden will...

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...

Settlement blocks new federal fracking leases in California

Aug. 01, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leasing for new oil and gas drilling on federal land in central California is temporarily blocked under a settlement announced Monday between the state and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The deal, which still needs court approval, centers on more...

Western flames spread, California sees its largest 2022 fire

Jul. 31, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

YREKA, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling the largest wildfire so far this year in California braced for thunderstorms and hot, windy conditions that created the potential for additional fire growth Sunday as they sought to protect remote communities. The McKinney Fire was burning out of...

Wildfires in West explode in size amid hot, windy conditions

Jul. 31, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wildfires in California and Montana exploded in size overnight amid windy, hot conditions and were quickly encroaching on neighborhoods, forcing evacuation orders for over 100 homes Saturday, while an Idaho blaze was spreading. In California's Klamath National...

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...

Pac-12's Kliavkoff jabs Big 12, touts future after USC, UCLA

Jul. 29, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said his conference is far from finished, despite the defections of Southern California and UCLA. Kliavkoff confirmed the Pac-12 is actively exploring expansion and lobbed several feisty jabs at the Big 12 during an eventful...