The Delta variant of the coronavirus is beginning to spread in California, offering a preview of how the battle of the pandemic is going to change as officials move to protect a shrinking minority who remain at risk because they have not been vaccinated. The Delta variant may be twice...
The Supreme Court upheld an individual’s right to private property against government intrusion in two very different California cases Wednesday, underscoring the libertarian leanings of the more conservative majority. The decisions — one unanimous and the other ideologically split — also bolstered privacy rights. In one case, the justices sided...
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California legislators are reportedly considering extending the state's eviction moratorium to have enough time to pay off unpaid rent for low-income residents in the state as the June 30 moratorium deadline approaches. As The Associated Press reports, it appears likely that the California state government will be extending its own...
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Earlier this month, the state of California became one of the first states in America to launch a digital Covid-19 vaccine verification system, or what’s often known colloquially as a “vaccine passport”.
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California’s effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has succeeded in forcing a new election within 90 days following the validation of more than 1.5 million signatures, according to state officials. The California Secretary of State’s Office confirmed the move Wednesday evening. The recall petition garnered over 1.7 million signatures, of...
California’s prison boom saved this town. Now, plans to close its lockup are sparking anger and fear
SUSANVILLE, Calif. — When Mike O’Kelly was a boy, this was a timber town. In the early 1900s, his grandfather drove a herd of cattle more than 200 miles from the Oregon border to this remote outpost near the Nevada state line where he sold milk to millworkers and loggers.
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June 22 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has blocked a district judge's ruling to overturn California's three-decade ban on assault weapons while the case works its way through the system. In a brief ruling filed on Monday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth...
To explore deeper that question of just who is behind the Newsom recall and why, ABC7 went inside the organizers' Northern California headquarters in the final weeks leading up to the signature deadline.
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Corey Dozier felt like he had a target on his back during his years at Antelope Valley High School in California. "Being a young Black man on campus, I felt targeted" by school resource officers (SROs) on campus, the 18-year-old told Newsweek. "It feels like you're not protected and they're there to protect."
A firefighter was injured and scores of residents are facing evacuations as multiple wildfires burn across California. As of Tuesday morning, more than 3,200 acres were ablaze in Monterey and Inyo counties. The largest of the blazes, the Willow fire in Los Padres National Forest, ignited around 8 p.m. Thursday...
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. - Soon, there will be only one Kmart left in California. The Kmart in South Lake Tahoe will close, as will the one in Watsonville. This means Grass Valley will soon be the only community in California with a Kmart. Grass Valley is a city in Nevada...
LOS ANGELES - The California Department of Motor Vehices is waiving the fees for residents who got their driver's licenses or identification cards during the pandemic, allowing them to upgrade to a REAL ID at no additional charge. Californians must go into a DMV office in person to get a...
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A hard-fought Southern California high school basketball championship game Saturday escalated into a racist incident after the game as tortillas were thrown onto the court. Coronado High School defeated Orange Glen High School, 60-57, in overtime. Video posted on social media showed coaches from both high schools getting into an altercation when tortillas were thrown at players from Orange Glen, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
For the length of the pandemic, the fear of an eviction tsunami and crushing rent debt has loomed over struggling tenants. With California’s eviction moratorium set to expire in a little over a week, how Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders manage the end of pandemic tenant protections and the distribution of federal rent relief will be a test of their commitment to an equitable recovery.
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The US Supreme Court said Wednesday that California cannot allow unions to enter the private property of agricultural businesses to address workers unless the businesses are compensated for the visit, in a case that could have broad property rights implications.
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A federal appeals court on Monday put a hold on a judge's decision to overturn California's ban on assault weapons. In early June, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ruled that California's 30-year ban on assault weapons was unconstitutional. In his ruling, Benitez compared the weapons to a "Swiss Army Knife."
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California driver charged with murder after suspected DUI crash kills young sisters, 11 and 8: report
A California driver was charged with murder Tuesday in connection with a suspected DUI crash that killed two young sisters over the weekend, according to reports. Elizabeth Nungaray, 43, of San Jose, was allegedly driving while impaired Saturday when she ran a red light and broadsided an SUV in Porterville, Tulare County – about 160 miles north of Los Angeles.
California has been hit by a “megadrought” that has dried up key reservoirs in the state. Entire lakes have shrunk exponentially, leaving yachts and docks beached on dry land. Nearly 95% of the state is experiencing “severe drought” and is susceptible to wild fires. See more stories on Insider’s business...
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During the peak of the pandemic, more than 1 out of every 10 Californians was on unemployment. Today, 1.5 million people in the state are still without work. And while unemployment checks are still being mailed out, NBC 7 Investigates has learned, the state is out of cash, and a debate is now playing out in Sacramento about who should foot the bill for those checks.