Latest California Attorney General's Office News

California Republicans see chance to unseat Democratic AG

May. 15, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans think they have a chance this year to unseat an appointed state attorney general they say is too progressive even for California, in part because they view him as soft on crime as that issue rises in importance for voters. But first they must...

California lawmaker reveals abortion as more women speak out

May. 10, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California legislator who is the wife of state Attorney General Rob Bonta disclosed Tuesday that she had an abortion as a 21-year old. Democratic Assemblywoman Mia Bonta joins a growing number of public officials, celebrities and musicians who have...

California subpoenas ExxonMobil in probe of plastics waste

Apr. 28, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general on Thursday subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of what he called a first-of-its-kind broader investigation into the petroleum industry for its alleged role in causing a global plastic pollution crisis, allegations that the company called...

Smart & Final to pay $175K for egg price gouging in pandemic

Apr. 05, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Grocery chain Smart & Final has agreed to pay $175,000 in penalties to resolve allegations that the grocer engaged in price gouging of certain organic and cage-free eggs at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, state authorities said Tuesday. ...

California AG: Agents seized 1,500 illegal guns in 2021

Mar. 30, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surge in gun purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those bought by people who are prohibited from having firearms, prompted state law enforcement last year to mount an aggressive push to seize nearly 1,500 weapons through a unique California program, authorities...

California eyes predatory car sales safeguard for military

Mar. 29, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Enlisted members of the military would get an automatic 30-day cooling off period in California when they buy or lease vehicles, under a proposal backed Tuesday by the state's attorney general and leader of the state Senate. They argued that those...

California settles with 'drinkable sunscreen' maker

Mar. 16, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A company that marketed and sold a “drinkable sunscreen” has agreed to a legal settlement to resolve allegations of deceptive advertising, California's attorney general announced Wednesday. Marketing and sale of the product called UVO stopped during the...

AG says Pasadena ordinance violates California housing law

Mar. 15, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Pasadena, home to the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl college football game, is violating a new California law designed to increase affordable housing, the state attorney general warned Tuesday. It’s Attorney General Rob Bonta’s second...