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California Supreme Court justice leaving to head think tank

Sep. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Supreme Court justice said Thursday that he will leave after next month to head an international think tank, giving Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom his second appointment to the high court. Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will...

Dire warning from Newsom helped turn California recall tide

Sep. 15, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ominous four-word message issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign on the morning of Aug. 5 served as the shock Democrats needed to take seriously a recall election that could remove him from office: “This recall is close.” Newsom's...

Newsom campaign theme: Don't let California become Texas

Sep. 10, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the closing days of the recall effort that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, his campaign has found a familiar foil that's as big as Texas. In fact, it is Texas. New Texas laws banning most abortions and restricting ways to vote ...

Years later, California voters still wait on water projects

Aug. 31, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SITES, Calif. (AP) — In 2014, in the middle of a severe drought that would test California's complex water storage system like never before, voters told the state to borrow $7.5 billion and use part of it to build projects to stockpile more water. Seven years later,...

California Supreme Court upholds death penalty rules

Aug. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s top court rejected an attempt to make it harder to impose the death penalty, ruling Thursday in favor of the current system where jurors need not unanimously agree on aggravating factors used to justify the punishment. Jurors...

Parole allowed for man who buried California victim alive

Aug. 09, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has allowed the release of a killer who served four decades in prison for the murder of a developmentally disabled California man who was buried alive, officials said Monday. Newsom took no action last Friday on the state...

San Francisco's mayor agrees to $23K fine for ethics breach

Aug. 03, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday agreed to pay nearly $23,000 in a fine to the city for a series of ethics violations while in office, including asking a former governor to release her brother from prison and allowing a former head of public works embroiled in...

California hiring slows in June; unemployment rate steady

Jul. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hiring in California slowed down in June as employers tried to coax reluctant workers back into their pre-pandemic jobs before expanded unemployment benefits expire in September. California, the nation's most populous state, gained 73,500 jobs...

Today in History

Jul. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2021. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to be U.S....

California delays considering supervised sites for drug use

Jul. 06, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will wait until next year to continue considering a bill that would give opioid users a place to inject drugs in supervised settings, the bill's author said Tuesday. State Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco,...