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New California oil well ban put on hold for voters to decide

Feb. 03, 2023 21:35 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's new law banning new oil and gas wells near homes, schools and other community sites has been put on hold until after voters decide next year whether to throw it out, officials announced Friday. Opponents of Senate Bill 1137 gathered more than...

California won't require COVID vaccine to attend schools

Feb. 03, 2023 20:38 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Children in California won't have to get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools, state public health officials confirmed Friday, ending one of the last major restrictions of the pandemic in the nation's most populous state. Gov. Gavin Newsom first...

Federal appeals court strikes down domestic violence gun law

Feb. 02, 2023 21:21 PM EST

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the government can't stop people who have domestic violence restraining orders against them from owning guns — the latest domino to fall after the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority set new standards for reviewing the nation's gun laws. ...

California seeks new gun restrictions following shootings

Feb. 01, 2023 18:43 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon ban people from carrying guns in nearly all public places as Gov. Gavin Newsom and his allies in the state Legislature seek to test the limits of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new conservative majority in the aftermath of six mass shootings last month...

Calif. climate bill would make companies disclose emissions

Jan. 30, 2023 22:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in California introduced a package of climate bills Monday aimed at holding corporations accountable for their greenhouse gas emissions. The bills include legislation to require companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions to...

Self-driving semis focus of California rules, legislation

Jan. 30, 2023 19:36 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California regulators explore new rules to put self-driving semitrucks on the road, labor unions are rushing to the state Legislature to ask for a new law they say will protect their jobs — the start of a debate that could shape the future of the nation's nearly...

Fatigue and despair build as California copes with massacres

Jan. 25, 2023 09:04 AM EST

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of the worst massacre in Los Angeles County history, the California governor was meeting gunshot victims in the hospital when he was pulled away and briefed on a mass shooting at the other end of the state. Word that a gunman had killed...

Regulators nix proposal on California's last nuclear plant

Jan. 25, 2023 03:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In pointed language, federal regulators rebuffed a request Tuesday from the operator of California’s last nuclear power plant that could have smoothed its pathway to securing a longer operating life for its twin reactors. The decision marks the latest skirmish...

Sheriff seeking what drove 'mad man' to shoot up dance hall

Jan. 23, 2023 23:06 PM EST

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searching for a motive Monday in the worst mass shooting in Los Angeles County history said the gunman was previously arrested for illegally possessing a firearm, had a rifle at home, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and appeared to be manufacturing gun...

Newsom budget would cut some money for flood protection

Jan. 22, 2023 10:47 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Multiple flood protection projects in California are on hold after Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed cutting their funding to help cover a $22.5 billion budget deficit — a decision disappointing environmental advocates as weeks of powerful storms have caused widespread...