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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services, discusses the coronavirus as Gov. Gavin Newsom, center, listens at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento area officials were caught off guard when the state public health agency lifted the regional stay-at-home order, allowing businesses like barber and beauty shops and nail salons, to reopen, restaurants to offer outdoor dining, and houses of worship to offer outdoor services. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

It's a secret: California keeps key virus data from public

Jan. 22, 2021 2:59 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency. But with the state starting to emerge from its worst surge, his administration won’t disclose key...

FILE — In his Dec. 18, 2020 file photo a runner passes the office of the California Employment Development Department in Sacramento, Calif. California reported a significant surge in unemployment claims last week for independent contractors, accounting for more than a quarter of all such climbs nationally and raising concerns about a return of widespread fraud, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California sees suspicious surge in unemployment claims

Jan. 21, 2021 11:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is reporting a surge in coronavirus unemployment claims last week for independent contractors, gig workers and the self-employed — the category of benefits blamed for much of the state's fraudulent payments. The state last week received more than 110,800 Pandemic...

Members of the California National Guard walk past the California state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A temporary 6-foot high chain link fence surrounds the Capitol and California Gov. Gavin Newsom mobilized the National guard last week over concerns that protests around the inauguration of President Joe Biden could turn violent and destructive. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California spent $19 million to shield Capitol from protests

Jan. 21, 2021 8:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California spent nearly $19 million for a week's worth of high security around the state Capitol and other locations because of fears of civil unrest surrounding the inauguration of President Joe Biden, officials said citing preliminary estimates Thursday. National Guard troops...

The 73 crosses signifying COVID-19 deaths in Nevada County, sit on the hill next to Old Barn Storage Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Grass Valley, Calif. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

California: OK to use Moderna vaccine after illness reports

Jan. 21, 2021 12:59 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday said it’s safe to resume using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccine after some people fell ill and a halt to injections was recommended. The decision frees up more than 300,000 doses to counties, cities and hospitals struggling to obtain supplies....

People wait inside their vehicles in line at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site outside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California sees hopeful signs as counties fight for vaccines

Jan. 19, 2021 10:25 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Vaccine supply issues continued to plague California on Tuesday even as other indicators about the spread of the coronavirus showed what the top health official called “rays of hope” amid the deadliest days of the pandemic. San Francisco’s public health...

This undated photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department shows Deputy Adam Gibson who was shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect, Monday, Jan. 19, 2021. Gibson, 31, was killed in the gun battle with a suspect, who was identified Tuesday as Robert Stephen Calderon by his mother, who talked to the Sacramento Bee. A second deputy was wounded and K-9 officer was also shot and killed. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)

California sheriff's deputy, suspect dead following shootout

Jan. 19, 2021 9:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was killed and another deputy was wounded in a shootout with a suspect who gunned down a K-9 dog before he was fatally shot, authorities said. The gunbattle erupted in Sacramento near a racetrack at the Cal Expo event venue after a vehicle...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra filed or joined at least nine lawsuits against the Trump administration on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The lawsuits were targeted at some of the Trump administration's roll backs of environmental regulations during the president's final weeks in office. Becerra, who has been nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President-elect Joe Biden, has filed well over 100 lawsuits against Trump since taking office. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Nine lawsuits by California mark Trump's final day in office

Jan. 19, 2021 8:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration nine times on Tuesday, a fitting send-off from a state known for its frequent feuds with the president over the environment and health care. Altogether, Becerra —- who is President-elect Joe...

FILE - In this June 18, 2020 file photo Assemblyman James Ramos, D-Highlands, of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, fifth from left, opens a meeting with tribal leaders from around the state, attended by Gov. Gavin Newsom, fourth from left, at the future site of the California Indian Heritage Center in West Sacramento, Calif. Two years ago, Newsom issued a formal apology to tribes in the state for atrocities committed against them and for the history of genocide and oppression they endured. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

California Truth, Healing Council begins historic work

Jan. 19, 2021 8:37 PM EST

Two years ago, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a formal apology to tribes in the state for atrocities committed against them and for the history of genocide and oppression they endured. He also decided to put action, and money, behind his words. Through an executive order, the governor established the...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2019, file photo, State Auditor Elaine Howle speaks during a joint legislative committee hearing in Sacramento, Calif. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, California State Auditor Howle released a report alleging California did not fairly distribute billions of dollars in federal coronavirus funding to local governments. The report from Howle's office says 16 large counties received nearly twice the amount per capita than 42 smaller counties. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Audit: More virus money should have gone to small counties

Jan. 19, 2021 4:45 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should have spent more money helping its smaller counties battle the coronavirus, state Auditor Elaine Howle said Tuesday, criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration for favoring places with big populations despite data showing the needs of rural areas “were...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021 file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines his 2021-2022 state budget proposal during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom sent president-elect Joe Biden a letter on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, outlining shared priorities and areas where the state can work together with the new Democratic administration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

Newsom sets new tone for California, White House partnership

Jan. 19, 2021 4:17 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After four years of sparring with President Donald Trump, California is ready for a more productive, friendlier chapter with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom outlined his areas of agreement and places where he hopes to collaborate with the new...