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Public to weigh in on revised California vaccine bill

Jun. 20, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Residents are getting their first chance to weigh in on changes to a California measure that would give state public health officials oversight of doctors who grant a high number of medical exemptions for vaccinations and schools with vaccination rates less than 95%. The Assembly...

PG&E says it's fixed many major safety risks on lines, poles

Jun. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. officials said Wednesday its workers discovered more than 1,000 high-priority safety risks on its transmission lines and distribution poles over several months of inspections and almost all of them have been fixed. Some of the transmission line...

Correction: California-Vaccination Legislation story

Jun. 19, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 18 about changes to a vaccinations bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the group Educate. Advocate. remains opposed because the legislation now calls for using an existing state immunization registry instead of creating a separate database for...

California governor calls Native American treatment genocide

Jun. 18, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom formally apologized Tuesday and pushed the state to reckon with California's dark history of violence, mistreatment and neglect of Native Americans, saying it amounted to genocide. The Democratic governor met with tribal leaders at the future site of the...

California mulls adopting portions of despised Trump tax law

Jun. 16, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's liberal Legislature wants to give poor people a lot more money in their state tax refunds each year, including an extra $1,000 for people who earn less than $30,000 a year and have at least one child under 6. But to do it, they'll have to agree — at least...

911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

Jun. 13, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A $214.8 billion budget approved Thursday by California lawmakers would upgrade the state's aging 911 system following the most devastating wildfire season in state history and help middle class families pay their monthly health insurance premiums. To fund those changes, however,...

Review team to decide if horses fit to race at Santa Anita

Jun. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has put together a five-member team to review horses' medical, training and racing history for the final six racing days at the Southern California track where 29 horses have died since December. The Arcadia track's season ends June 23, with racing Friday, Saturday and...

California OKs health care for some adult immigrants

Jun. 10, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers. Democrats in the state Legislature on Sunday agreed to make adults between the ages of 19 and 25 eligible for the state's Medicaid program. Not everyone...

California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants

Jun. 9, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal bastion continues to resist the policies of Republican President Donald Trump's administration. Democrats in the state Legislature...

Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks

Jun. 6, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal battle, warning that moving ahead with two sets of standards would create instability in the auto market....