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California union leader booked on tax, embezzlement charges

Oct. 15, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former executive director of California’s largest labor union was booked into jail Friday after she and her husband had their first court appearance on charges including tax fraud, embezzlement, perjury and failure to pay unemployment insurance taxes. ...

From condiments to condoms: new California laws bring change

Oct. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the summer campaigning to keep his job and, with a landslide victory in hand, he's continued pushing progressive California further left. In the four weeks after beating back a recall attempt, the Democrat...

Wage theft hits immigrants — hard

Oct. 14, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

Audelia Molina, a Mexican immigrant, was earning 10 cents for every garment she trimmed at a factory in Los Angeles, America’s clothing-assembly capital. Her wage was so meager that she started putting in 11-hour days to drive up production. When she asked for a raise, a supervisor denied...

Judge blocks vaccination mandate for California prisons

Oct. 13, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Kern County Judge Bernard Barmann issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of...

California bullet train's latest woe: Will it be high speed?

Oct. 13, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new and fundamental debate has emerged in the battle over California's high-speed rail project that could again significantly downgrade the troubled effort: Should the trains even be high speed when the system launches? That's a conversation...

California coronavirus death count tops 70,000 as cases fall

Oct. 11, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's coronavirus death toll reached another once-unfathomable milestone — 70,000 people — on Monday as the state emerges from the latest infection surge with the lowest rate of new cases among all states. Last year at this time,...

California protects reporters covering protests with new law

Oct. 11, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will protect journalists from interference by police while covering civil protests under a bill signed into law Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. It was the second new law within days with free speech implications. ...

Today in History

Oct. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2021. There are 82 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye), a 17-year-old Pakistani...

California law requires gender-neutral area in some stores

Oct. 09, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Saturday became the first state to say large department stores must display products like toys and toothbrushes in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say the pink and blue hues of traditional marketing methods pressure children to...

California law to eventually ban gas-powered lawn equipment

Oct. 09, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will soon ban the sale of new gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers, a move aimed at curbing emissions from a category of small engines on pace to produce more pollution each year than passenger vehicles. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed...