Latest California state government News

LA requires city workers to get vaccinated or regular tests

Jul. 27, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof vaccination against COVID-19 or be regularly tested, officials said Tuesday, a policy in line with a new state rule announced by the governor a day earlier. Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council...

Audit: California prison program illegally spent $1.3M

Jul. 27, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison program that employs inmates illegally spent $1.3 million on goods and salaries, including $82,000 in artificial turf that has gone unused, as part of a pattern of “gross misconduct," state auditors said Tuesday. They...

Newsom pulls kids from summer camp with no mask requirement

Jul. 27, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office said Tuesday he pulled his children out of a summer day camp that did not require kids to wear masks, a violation of state policy that Newsom's spokeswoman said he and his wife missed when reviewing communication from the camp....

California expands health care to more low-income immigrants

Jul. 27, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who are at least 50 and living in the country without permission are newly eligible for state health care coverage under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday, part of a record state budget that includes major investments in mental health,...

Newsom casts political blame in new California vaccine push

Jul. 27, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Making a fresh push for vaccinations as coronavirus cases climb in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom turned political as he announced new requirements for state workers and health care employees to show proof of vaccination, blaming “right wing” politicians and...

Gunman in California shooting had domestic violence arrests

Jul. 26, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot this weekend when his SWAT team tried to rescue people held hostage inside a San Joaquin Valley home by a man armed with an AK-47-style rifle and a handgun, authorities said Monday. Four other people...

California court requires lawyers in murder case challenges

Jul. 26, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California prisoners are entitled to a lawyer when they challenge their murder convictions for killings that others committed, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court's ruling means that hundreds of inmates who want to use a 2-year-old law...

California to require vaccine or testing for state workers

Jul. 26, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will require millions of health care workers and state employees to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly, announcing a broad measure Monday to try to slow rising coronavirus infections in the nation’s most populous state, mostly...

California to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and health care employees

Jul. 26, 2021 13:32 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and health care employees.

California's largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West

Jul. 25, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the U.S. West. The massive Dixie Fire,...