California Approves First State-Funded Guaranteed Income PlanCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on how they spend it.
Calif. Reverses Course, To Give School Districts Discretion On Mask Mandatefter issuing a requirement that all California students without masks would be turned away from school campuses regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, the state appeared to immediately issue a reversal Monday night, sparking major confusion.
California Will Keep Masking, Testing In Schools Despite CDC Guidelines That Vaccinated Teachers, Students Don't Need MasksCalifornia schools will take a more cautious approach this fall and continue masking and testing when classes resume, despite new CDC guidance that vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to cover their faces inside of school buildings.
University Of California Study Finds No Evidence Of A 'Cal Exodus'California may have lost a congressional seat, and some high-profile technology companies and at least one billionaire publicly left the state. But researchers have determined there was no evidence of an abnormal increase in residents planning to move out of the state.
Newsom Asks Californians To Conserve Water As Drought Emergency Expands To 9 More CountiesCalifornians are being urged to reduce water usage by 15%, which would save 850,000 acre-feet of water, an amount that would supply more than 1.7 million households for a year.
New COVID-19 Cases Up 165% In Los Angeles CountyTesting positivity has doubled to 2.5%, and the rate of new daily cases is now 3.47 per 100,000 residents, up from 1.74 last week. Another 11 deaths were also reported.
Deadly Police Shootings Of Unarmed Civilians Will Now By Investigated By The State, Under New GuidelinesThe new guidelines are being welcomed by civil rights advocates, calling it a major change that will make investigations of controversial shootings more transparent. But there are doubts that the new guidelines will work justly in reality.
Jackpot? California Drivers Win Traffic Tickets For Driving On 15 Freeway Shoulders Out Of Las VegasWith the 15 Freeway near the California-Nevada border jammed for miles most of the day Monday, and Nevada Highway Patrol officers were ready for drivers who got fed up with the backup.
Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect For Much Of California's National Forest AreasFire restrictions are officially in place at most of California’s national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park in Riverside County, which saw record attendance in May with more than 266,000 visitors.
Calif. Legislators Reach Deal To Pay Off Unpaid Rent, Extend Eviction Moratorium To Sept. 30The state of California will use $5.2 billion in federal money to pay off past-due rent.
California Considers Extending Eviction Moratorium Past JuneGov. Gavin Newsom said that California will pay off all past-due rent that accumulated during the coronavirus pandemic.
California Ranked Most Fun State In The NationThe Golden State has been ranked the most fun state in the nation by WalletHub, which took a look at all 50 states in two key categories – entertainment and recreation, and nightlife.
Federal Judge Overturns California's Assault Weapons BanCalifornia's three-decade-old ban on assault weapons has been declared unconstitutional.
California's Federal Fire Crews Understaffed As Much As 30% Due To Low Pay, Year-Round Wildfire SeasonThe shortage has the usual roots – federal firefighters are overworked and underpaid. Fire season in California is now a year-round, and according to Capt. Lani Brown, pay for forest service firefighters starts at $13.45 an hour – far short of California’s minimum wage of $15.
Calif. Reservoirs 50% Lower Than Normal As Drought Fears WorsenCalifornia’s more than 1,500 reservoirs are 50% lower than they should be this time of year.