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Record numbers in the US are homeless. Can cities fine them for sleeping in parks and on sidewalks?

Apr. 20, 2024 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most significant case in decades on homelessness has reached the Supreme Court as record numbers of people in America are without a permanent place to live. The justices on Monday will consider a challenge to rulings from a California-based appeals court that...

California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved challenges around child care

Apr. 20, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A year before I-Ting Quinn's son was old enough for kindergarten, she and her husband had the option to enroll him in “transitional kindergarten,” a program offered for free by California elementary schools for some 4-year-olds. Instead, they kept their...

Judge tentatively sides with California AG in fight over ballot measure on students' gender ID

Apr. 19, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has tentatively sided with state Attorney General Rob Bonta in a dispute over the title of a proposed ballot measure that would require school staff to notify parents if their child asks to change gender identification at schools. A...

Oak Valley Bancorp: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 19, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) — OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) — Oak Valley Bancorp (OVLY) on Friday reported net income of $5.7 million in its first quarter. The Oakdale, California-based bank said it had earnings of 69 cents per share. _____ This story was generated...

3 Northern California law enforcement officers charged in death of man held facedown on the ground

Apr. 19, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three Northern California law enforcement officers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man who was pinned facedown during a 2021 incident that drew comparisons to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The charges against...

Finding an apartment may be easier for California pet owners under new legislation

Apr. 19, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California pet owners struggling to find a rental that accepts their furry, four-legged family members could have an easier time leasing new housing under proposed state legislation that would ban blanket no-pets policies and prohibit landlords from charging additional...

California shooting that left 4 dead and earlier killing of 2 cousins are linked, investigators say

Apr. 18, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Investigators have found a connection between a mass shooting last month that left four people dead and the February killing of two cousins in central California, authorities said Thursday. Over 50 search warrants have been served as part of the...

Coalition to submit 900,000 signatures to put tough-on-crime initiative on California ballot

Apr. 18, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition backed by retailers like Walmart and Target announced Thursday it has collected enough signatures to put a ballot measure before California voters this November to enhance criminal penalties for shoplifting and drug dealing. Californians for...

Google fires 28 workers in aftermath of protests over big tech deal with Israeli government

Apr. 18, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

Google has fired 28 employees in the aftermath of protests over technology that the internet company is supplying the Israeli government amid the Gaza war, further escalating tensions surrounding a hot-button deal. The firings confirmed by Google late Wednesday came a day after nine...

California governor pledges state oversight for cities, counties lagging on solving homelessness

Apr. 18, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly $200 million in grant money will go to California cities and counties to move homeless people from encampments into housing, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday while also pledging increased oversight of efforts by local governments to reduce homelessness. ...