Firefighters are tackling California’s largest-ever wildfire near Lake Tahoe and fresh blazes in Sequoia National Park. Hope for relief moving forward, however, was extinguished on Capitol Hill.
National Forests in California will reopen at midnight on Thursday, two days earlier than originally planned, the U.S. Forest Service announced.
The move to mandate proof of vaccination for indoor access comes on the heels of California’s defeated recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Lawmakers are pushing Newsom to allow boosted unemployment to expire while creating new incentives for employees and small businesses to encourage a return to work.
“I think the, ‘If you build it, they will come,’ theory is pure fantasy,” Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D–Paramount) said. “They will come where? How will they magically appear in Merced?”
Friday marked the end of legislative session, a week-long sprint peppered sudden, drastic amendments to bills and high drama. Here are some bills we were watching.
Two Central Valley farming operations have teamed up with a San Francisco tech company to power electric cars for ride-hailing.
“Secret ballot election, free from undue pressure, is foundational to the democratic process that all of us cherish as Americans,” farm advocates argued in opposition to the bill awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
A resolution seeking to dedicate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks as a day of service and commemoration unanimously cleared the California State Legislature on Tuesday.
California has the resources to prioritize drought resiliency through increasing water storage and delivery systems, Asm. Vince Fong writes. Will legislators and Gov. Newsom act?