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Health Nov 19California imposes overnight curfew to stem coronavirus
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is imposing an overnight curfew as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases.
Nation Nov 17U.S. judge blocks Trump rule change affecting home care workers
Despite providing what the judge called “physically and psychologically demanding” home care services, the workers are paid a median $10.49 an hour nationwide.
Politics Oct 16Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires
The White House earlier said FEMA rejected the request because it was not supported by data needed for approval. A Trump spokesman says California officials later presented "a convincing case" for the reversal.
Nation Aug 24California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson
The California Supreme Court has overturned the 2005 death sentence for Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife but upheld his 2004 murder conviction.
Nation Aug 21Golden State Killer sentenced to multiple life sentences for 26 rapes, slayings
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman on Friday said 74-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo will die in prison for his guilty pleas to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges between 1975 and 1986.
Nation Aug 17Victims tell of trauma, healing in Golden State Killer case
Nearly three-dozen victims or survivors plan to tell their stories before the man known as the Golden State Killer is formally sentenced to life in prison.
Nation Aug 149th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity gun magazines
The panel's majority ruled Friday that the law banning magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear firearms. Gun groups call it a huge victory, while opponents say the ruling is dangerous.
Nation May 28The cost of redacting police body cam footage must be paid by governments, court rules
Governments must bear the costs of redacting police body camera video before making it public, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that was hailed by media organizations and will be costly for cities and counties.
Politics May 03Reade: ‘I didn’t use sexual harassment’ in Biden complaint
Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, says she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office that did not explicitly accuse him of sexual assault or harassment.
Health May 01Most enlistees not eligible to join California Health Corps
Two-thirds of the 93,000 people who volunteered for Gov. Gavin Newsom's California Health Corps lacked valid medical licenses, the most basic requirement.