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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...

Can California legally require women on corporate boards?

Nov. 30, 2021 19:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When then-California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first law requiring women on boards of publicly traded companies, he suggested it might not survive legal challenges. Three years later, a judge will begin hearing evidence Wednesday in Los...

Current lawmaker rare appointee among 12 California judges

Nov. 29, 2021 22:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom took the rare step of appointing a sitting California state lawmaker to one of 12 judgeships Monday, triggering a special election for the Los Angeles County seat. Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Democrat from Monterey Park, will fill...

Newsom names energy adviser as state's top utility regulator

Nov. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named his senior adviser on energy policy as the next president of the powerful state body that regulates utilities. Alice Reynolds is set to lead the five-member California Public Utilities Commission...

Parole recommended for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Nov. 09, 2021 19:00 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — A California parole panel on Tuesday recommended for the fifth time that Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be freed from prison, decisions previously rejected by two governors. Van Houten, 72, is serving a life sentence for helping...

Jerry Brown focuses on saving California forests from fires

Nov. 09, 2021 15:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As smoke lingered in the air amid another destructive California wildfire season, former Gov. Jerry Brown invited a group to his ranch for an urgent conversation: What more could be done to save California's forests from wildfires? The reality...

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

Oct. 29, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. governors want a seat at the table as international leaders prepare to gather in Scotland at a critical moment for global efforts to reduce fossil fuel emissions and slow the planet's temperature rise. At least a half dozen state governors...

California oil spill renews calls to ban offshore drilling

Oct. 06, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has been a leader in restricting offshore oil drilling since the infamous 1969 Santa Barbara spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, and the latest spill off Huntington Beach is prompting fresh calls for an end to such drilling. ...

Today in History

Oct. 05, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2021. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1989, a jury in Charlotte, North Carolina, convicted former P-T-L evangelist Jim...

Today in History

Sep. 30, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2021. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1962, James Meredith, a Black student, was escorted by federal marshals to...