Newsom Nominates First Openly Gay Justice To California Supreme CourtFormer NFL player turned civil rights attorney Martin Jenkins has been nominated to the California Supreme Court by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Newsom Signs Bill Extending Paid Family Leave To 6 Million More CaliforniansThe legislation signed Thursday will expand the job-protected family leave to nearly 6 million more Californians and ensure that workers affected by COVID-19 have time to take care of themselves or a sick family member.
Forest Service Closes All 18 National Forests In California Due To 'Unprecedented And Historic Fire Conditions'All of California’s 18 national forests have been closed due to the “unprecedented and historic fire conditions” across the state, the U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday.
California Planning To Release Another 8,000 Inmates Early To Reduce Spread Of COVID-19The 8,000 inmates could be eligible for release by the end of August under the new measures, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
California Reports Record 149 Deaths From COVID-19; Inmate Firefighting Crews Hit Hard By Infections, QuarantineThe previous one-day record of deaths reported in California was 115 deaths reported on April 22, during the height of the outbreak in California.
California Sues Over Rule That Would Divert Millions From CARES Act Toward Private SchoolsSecretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a rule last month that critics say would divert hundreds of millions of aid from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, to private school students.
California Sues Uber, Lyft For Classifying Drivers As 'Contractors'The two rideshare giants are accused of misclassifying their drivers as “contractors,” depriving them of workplace protections like minimum wage and overtime and access to paid sick leave, disability insurance and unemployment.
With Schools Closed By Coronavirus Outbreak, UC Temporarily Relaxes Enrollment RequirementsWith schools across the country shut down potentially until the end of the school year, the University of California is temporarily relaxing enrollment requirements.
Coronavirus: California DMV Canceling Driving Tests, Requiring Appointments For Office VisitsDepartment of Motor Vehicle offices across the state remain open, but with major changes to protect customers and employees.
Coronavirus: State Water Board Warns 'Flushable' Wipes Could Clog Sewer SystemsAs the state grapples with the ripple effects of the coronavirus outbreak, California’s Water Board says residents should not flush disinfecting wipes or paper towels, or risk dealing with backed up plumbing and sewers.
Coronavirus: California Could Be Short 20,000 Hospital Beds In Worst-Case ScenarioCalifornia, bracing for a worst-case coronavirus outbreak scenario, has placed the National Guard on alert.