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California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

Dec. 08, 2021 19:59 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary" for those seeking reproductive care,...

Los Angeles school board fires 500 unvaccinated employees

Dec. 08, 2021 14:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District employees were fired this week for refusing to comply with a mandate that they get vaccinated against COVID-19, while some 34,000 students have not yet been vaccinated as required. The school board voted 7-0 in...

Californians cut water use 13% in October; still behind goal

Dec. 07, 2021 21:09 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians stepped up their water conservation in October, a move made easier by a massive storm that dumped record rain in some parts of the state but still wasn't enough to combat the drought. Collectively, people reduced their water use by 13.2%...

California's governor writes children's book about dyslexia

Dec. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom still can't spell the word “dress.” He can't read aloud from a piece of paper in public. That's why his speeches are long, mostly from memory and sprinkled with some awkward moments when his words bump into each other. ...

Nevada, California governors plan a fix for I-15 congestion

Dec. 05, 2021 14:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The governors of Nevada and California said Sunday that they have a plan to brings some immediate relief to traffic congestion on Interstate 15 at the border of the two states. In a joint announcement with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, California Gov....

San Francisco philanthropist, chief of protocol dies at 88

Dec. 03, 2021 21:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, the long-reigning chief of San Francisco protocol and unofficial aide to 10 mayors, died Friday of complications from cancer. She was 88. The socialite died at her Stanford home, designer Stanlee Gatti confirmed to...

DAs, retailers say California needs tougher retail theft law

Dec. 03, 2021 18:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by a recent run of large-scale smash-and-grab robberies, prosecutors and retailers are pushing back on assertions by California's governor and attorney general that they have enough tools to combat retail theft in the wake of a voter-approved easing of...

LA authorities announce arrests in smash-and-grab robberies

Dec. 02, 2021 22:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday announced more than a dozen arrests in recent smash-and-grab thefts at stores where nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, part of a rash of organized retail crime in California. Fourteen people were...

California confirms 2nd case of COVID omicron variant

Dec. 02, 2021 21:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Thursday reported its second confirmed case of the omicron COVID variant in as many days. A fully vaccinated Los Angeles County resident is self-isolating after apparently contracting the infection during a trip last month to South...

Prosecute shoplifters under existing laws, governor says

Dec. 01, 2021 21:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in no uncertain terms that he thinks shoplifters should be prosecuted under existing California laws, as he called out local officials whom he said have been reluctant to do so. He was responding to a recent run...