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Nevada, California governors plan a fix for I-15 congestion

Dec. 05, 2021 14:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The governors of Nevada and California said Sunday that they have a plan to brings some immediate relief to traffic congestion on Interstate 15 at the border of the two states. In a joint announcement with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, California Gov....

San Francisco philanthropist, chief of protocol dies at 88

Dec. 03, 2021 21:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, the long-reigning chief of San Francisco protocol and unofficial aide to 10 mayors, died Friday of complications from cancer. She was 88. The socialite died at her Stanford home, designer Stanlee Gatti confirmed to...

DAs, retailers say California needs tougher retail theft law

Dec. 03, 2021 18:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by a recent run of large-scale smash-and-grab robberies, prosecutors and retailers are pushing back on assertions by California's governor and attorney general that they have enough tools to combat retail theft in the wake of a voter-approved easing of...

LA authorities announce arrests in smash-and-grab robberies

Dec. 02, 2021 22:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday announced more than a dozen arrests in recent smash-and-grab thefts at stores where nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, part of a rash of organized retail crime in California. Fourteen people were...

California confirms 2nd case of COVID omicron variant

Dec. 02, 2021 21:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Thursday reported its second confirmed case of the omicron COVID variant in as many days. A fully vaccinated Los Angeles County resident is self-isolating after apparently contracting the infection during a trip last month to South...

Prosecute shoplifters under existing laws, governor says

Dec. 01, 2021 21:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in no uncertain terms that he thinks shoplifters should be prosecuted under existing California laws, as he called out local officials whom he said have been reluctant to do so. He was responding to a recent run...

Newsom: Omicron variant won't spark California shutdown

Dec. 01, 2021 19:17 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Confirmation of the first U.S. case of the omicron variant in California was not surprising and shouldn't force another shutdown heading into the holidays, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. State health officials said they are increasing...

California water districts to get 0% of requested supplies

Dec. 01, 2021 18:49 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water agencies in drought-stricken California that serve 27 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland won’t get any of the water they've requested from the state heading into 2022 other than what's needed for critical health and safety, state officials...

US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

Dec. 01, 2021 17:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday — in a vaccinated traveler who returned to California after a trip to South Africa — as scientists around the world race to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is...

Oil demand, climate change clash in California pipeline plan

Dec. 01, 2021 15:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that was shut down in 2015 after causing California's worst coastal spill in 25 years is inching though a government review, even as the state moves toward banning gas-powered vehicles and oil drilling. ...