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San Quentin inmate podcast host among California clemencies

Jan. 13, 2022 21:27 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Thursday commuted the sentence of an inmate who has drawn national attention as co-host of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated podcast Ear Hustle, which is produced inside San Quentin State Prison. Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision will allow...

Tech companies spend millions on California political gifts

Jan. 13, 2022 14:17 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom solicited donations totaling nearly $227 million from Facebook, Google, Blue Shield and other private California companies and organizations to combat the coronavirus pandemic and help run parts of his administration, according to a report Thursday by...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 06, 2022 14:02 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. January 4, 2021. Editorial: Is Roy Cooper reluctant to travel outside NC? Can you blame him? Roy Cooper’s trip to New Orleans last month for the Democratic Governors Association was notable for two reasons. He was elected chair of the...

California court rejects early releases for violent crime

Jan. 03, 2022 15:50 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that corrections officials need not consider earlier release for violent felons, even those whose primary offense is considered nonviolent under state law. The ruling stems from inmates' latest attempt...

California governor boosts efforts to combat smash-and-grabs

Dec. 17, 2021 21:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stung by recent headline-grabbing smash-and-grab robberies, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said he will seek more than $300 million in state funding over three years to boost law enforcement efforts to combat retail theft. “The issue of crime and...

Amid drought, California advances big new reservoir project

Dec. 15, 2021 22:35 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid a severe drought, California regulators on Wednesday advanced what could be the state's first major new water storage project in years despite warnings it would hasten the extinction of an endangered salmon species while disrupting the cultural traditions of some...

Anti-vaccine group targets California's medical director

Dec. 10, 2021 00:27 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The president of California’s medical board, which issues medical licenses and disciplines doctors, says a group of anti-vaccine activists stalked her at home and followed her to her office — where four men confronted her in a dark parking garage in what she described as...

Anti-vaccine group targets California's medical director

Dec. 09, 2021 20:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The president of California’s medical board, which issues medical licenses and disciplines doctors, says a group of anti-vaccine activists stalked her at home and followed her to her office — where four men confronted her in a dark parking garage in what she described as...

California official says women on boards law is toothless

Dec. 02, 2021 20:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California official defending the state’s landmark law that mandates women be placed on corporate boards testified Thursday that it was essentially toothless and there are no plans to penalize companies for not complying. Under the 2018 law,...

California lawyer defends legality of women board member law

Dec. 01, 2021 19:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the state of California defended the constitutionality of the nation’s first law requiring women on corporate boards Wednesday as necessary to reverse a culture of discrimination that favors men. In opening statements at a trial that...