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Here’s where you do and don’t have to wear a mask in Calif. after June 15
As California prepares to drop its color-coded reopening scheme, one staple of the coronavirus pandemic is also set to vastly recede: mask wearing.
June 10, 2021
Feds push back on Calif. ban on private ICE holding facilities
A showdown over the Federal government's ability to outsource detention facilities of illegal immigrants was on full display before the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
June 8, 2021
Ma warns Congress on high-speed rail: “failure remains a real possibility”
One high-ranking California official delivered more than a few words of warning when it comes to ambitious high-speed rail projects.
June 7, 2021
Newsom waffles on reopening, won’t relinquish emergency powers
June 15 is sounding less and less like the statewide reopening Gov. Gavin Newsom promised Californians months ago.
June 14, 2021
Cheers! Calif. to keep to-go cocktails beyond reopening
Alcoholic beverages and cocktails ordered with a to-go meal will not fade as a relic of the pandemic past.
June 3, 2021
Calif. Senate advances legalization of psychedelics – including date rape drug
The bill, narrowly approved by California's Senate, would legalize not only so-called "magic mushrooms" and LSD, but also MDMA, DMT, ibogaine, mescaline, and ketamine.
June 1, 2021
Will Calif. Supreme Court make it tougher for juries to sentence killers to death?
California's top court will listen to arguments over whether to increase the requirements for juries to levy a death sentence on murder convicts.
June 1, 2021
California voters to decide on sports betting at tribal casinos, race tracks in 2022
Sports betting and Vegas-style roulette and dice games could be headed to California's tribal casinos, but only if California voters give the OK in 2022.
May 27, 2021
Calif. high-speed rail’s No. 2 exec is out following probe
California's second-highest ranking high-speed rail official is out following a protracted investigation into possible misuse of funds.
May 25, 2021
Calif. lawmaker – leading gun control advocate – mistakes BB gun for semi-automatic pistol
An attempt by a San Francisco lawmaker to tie a piece of litter on the streets of his hometown to on-going gun violence in the city did not end well.
May 23, 2021