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Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing family

Jan. 17, 2020 9:40 PM EST

Sentencing was delayed Friday for a man convicted of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the California desert after the defendant made a lengthy, unsuccessful bid to fire his attorney and have his conviction thrown out. San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael Smith was scheduled to sentence...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, left, with Deputy Attorney General Yvonne Chi, discusses the state's lawsuit challenging the Trump administration over the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's decision to open more than 1 million acres of public land to oil and gas drilling in the middle of the state, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra said the federal government could allow more use of the controversial extraction method known as fracking without properly considering the consequences. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)

California sues to block Trump administration fracking plans

Jan. 17, 2020 7:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land, suing to block the Trump administration from issuing new permits in the central part of the state. The lawsuit against the U.S....

FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo, tents housing homeless line a street in downtown Los Angeles. Nonprofit health care system Kaiser Permanente today announced it will be the first private sector contributor to Newsom's newly announced fund to combat homelessness in the state, committing $25 million to the effort. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Kaiser, Blue Shield pledge $45M to California housing fund

Jan. 17, 2020 5:26 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hospital giant Kaiser Permanente and insurer Blue Shield of California on Friday pledged $45 million to a new state fund aimed at getting people off the streets. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order last week creating what he proposes to be a $750 million fund that could be...

UC proposes annual tuition increases over five years

Jan. 17, 2020 2:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is considering annual tuition increases over five years under a sweeping plan to raise more money for financial aid and campus needs. UC regents will consider two plans to raise fees at their meeting next Wednesday in what could be the second fee increase in...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. A state lawmaker is demanding an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission to determine whether regulators' lax oversight enabled the neglectful behavior at Pacific Gas & Electric that triggered catastrophic wildfires, a messy bankruptcy and exasperating blackouts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California lawmaker demands probe of PG&E's chief regulator

Jan. 15, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state lawmaker on Wednesday demanded an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission to determine whether regulators’ lax oversight enabled neglect at Pacific Gas & Electric that triggered catastrophic wildfires, a messy bankruptcy and exasperating...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo the Sacramento River flows under the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration officially restarted a project on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, that would divert water from the San Joaquin Delta and send it to Southern California. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP, File)

California governor restarts giant water tunnel project

Jan. 15, 2020 8:25 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has restarted a project to build a giant, underground tunnel that would pump billions of gallons of water from the San Joaquin Delta to the southern part of the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration on Wednesday issued a Notice of Preparation for the...

FILE - In this March 4, 2008 file photo, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming W. Chin speaks from the bench in San Francisco, Ming, a legal trailblazer and the first Chinese American appointed to California's Supreme Court, said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, that he will retire this year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, Pool)

California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin to retire

Jan. 15, 2020 2:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legal trailblazer and longest-serving sitting member of the California Supreme Court said Wednesday he'll retire this year, giving Gov. Gavin Newsom an opportunity to shape the state's highest court. Justice Ming W. Chin will retire Aug. 31 after nearly 25 years on the state Supreme...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, an excavator loads debris onto a truck while clearing a property burned by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. A $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from a series of catastrophic wildfires that drove Pacific Gas and Electric into bankruptcy is turning into a financial tug of war pitting the interests of U.S. taxpayers against the disaster victims still trying to rebuild their lives. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Federal government blasts PG&E's deal with fire victims

Jan. 14, 2020 3:01 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a taxpayer-funded agency should be allowed to stake a claim on a $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from catastrophic wildfires blamed on the...

Huntington Beach agrees to settle state housing lawsuit

Jan. 13, 2020 7:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Huntington Beach has agreed to settle a state lawsuit that tried to force it to end years of opposition to meeting low-income housing goals. The tentative settlement revolves around a proposed amendment that would exempt housing projects from limits if they reserve at least 20% of...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to a question concerning his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California voters may consider mandate to end homelessness

Jan. 13, 2020 7:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An advisory council appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom called Monday for California voters to consider a legally enforceable mandate to end homelessness, as the most populous state grapples with one of its most pressing and politically fraught problems. Newsom notably did not adopt...