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Judge: California's women on boards law is unconstitutional

May. 16, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California’s landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated...

California lays out plan to drastically cut fossil fuel use

May. 10, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New homes built in California starting in 2026 need to be powered by all-electric furnaces, stoves and other appliances if California is to meet its ambitious climate change goals over the next two decades, according to a state pollution-reduction plan released Tuesday....

Telecom groups end fight against California net neutrality

May. 05, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California's net neutrality law that prevents broadband providers from throttling service. In a federal court filing in Sacramento, the groups and California Attorney General Rob...

California inmates study at 1st college based behind bars

Apr. 19, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Behind a fortress wall and razor wire and a few feet away from California's death row, students at one of the country's most unique colleges discuss the 9/11 attacks and issues of morality, identity and nationalism. Dressed in matching blue uniforms, the...

Law reduced prison time for man tied to Sacramento shooting

Apr. 08, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect arrested in connection with last weekend's mass shooting outside bars in Sacramento served less than half his 10-year sentence because of voter-approved changes to state law that lessened the punishment for his felony convictions and provided a chance for...

Mass shooting suspect served less time with California law

Apr. 07, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect arrested in connection with last weekend's mass shooting outside bars near the California state Capitol served less than half his 10-year sentence because of voter-approved changes to state law that lessened the punishment for his felony convictions and...

Today in History: April 7, LA becomes second biggest

Apr. 07, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 7, the 97th day of 2022. There are 268 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 7, 1984, the Census Bureau reported Los Angeles had overtaken Chicago as the nation’s “second city”...

California corporate diversity law ruled unconstitutional

Apr. 04, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge ruled Friday that California’s landmark law mandating that corporations diversify their boards with members from certain racial, ethnic or LGBT groups is unconstitutional. The brief ruling granted summary judgment to Judicial Watch, a...

California drought deepens as wet season is anything but

Apr. 01, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is experiencing one of the driest starts to spring in decades, data showed Friday, and absent a heavy dose of April and May showers the state’s drought will deepen and that could lead to stricter rules on water use and another devastating wildfire season. ...

California governor rejects parole for Manson family member

Mar. 30, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday blocked parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, reversing a panel's recommendation that she be freed after spending a half-century in prison. Van Houten, 72, “currently poses an unreasonable danger to...