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Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Sheriff cites 'misinformation' about Lake Tahoe bear killing

Aug. 04, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have released additional details about the June shooting of a bear at a rental home near Lake Tahoe in an effort to dispel what they say is misinformation about what led to the animal’s death. The man said he shot the bear in...

California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

Aug. 04, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When homeless outreach workers first visited her encampment under a Los Angeles highway overpass last fall, Veronica Perez was skeptical of their offer of not just a bed, but a furnished apartment complete with meals, counseling and the promise of some stability in her...

Judge's tentative ruling says Newsom may link recall to GOP

Aug. 04, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge indicated Wednesday she is likely to allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to refer to the recall against him as a Republican effort in the state’s official voter guide. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurie M. Earl said she will issue...

Orange County school board to sue over K-12 mask mandate

Aug. 04, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school board announced plans to sue Gov. Gavin Newsom over a state mandate requiring K-12 students to wear masks in classrooms, saying face coverings are harmful to children and the governor is abusing his power. The...

2 California wolf packs produced pups in 2021

Aug. 04, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two state wolf packs produced pups this year, according to a new report by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Lassen pack in western Lassen and northern Plumas counties has produced litters since 2017, including six pups in 2021. ...

Bear cub rescued from Sierra wildfire escapes Tahoe center

Aug. 03, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A bear cub known for being rescued after his paws were burned in a Sierra wildfire escaped from the center where he was recovering. Wildlife officials at Lake Tahoe asked for help finding the 6-month-old black bear — nicknamed...

Newsom can't tie recall to GOP in voter guide, lawsuit says

Aug. 02, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top supporters of the recall against California Gov. Gavin Newsom want to block him from branding the contest as a Republican effort in the official election guide that will be sent to voters ahead of the Sept. 14 contest. His contention that...

What election? California Democrats worry over recall apathy

Aug. 02, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in...