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Nation Aug 28California governor announces new reopening plan
The new rules create a four-tier, color-coded system that counties will move through based on their number of cases and percentage of positive tests. It will rely on two metrics to determine which tier a county is in: case rates…
Politics Aug 13Talk of Harris successor in Senate sets off California guessing game
When a reporter asked whether any would-be candidates have begun lobbying him, Newsom quipped: "Well you may be the only one that hasn't, unless you just did. And that is only slight exaggeration."…
Health Jul 23AP-NORC poll shows 3 in 4 Americans support face mask requirements
More than four months after government stay-at-home orders first swept across the U.S., the poll spotlights an America increasingly on edge about the virus.
Nation Jul 13California rejected 100,000 mail-in ballots because of mistakes
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom calls mail-in voting safe and secure, but it's not perfect. More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by election officials in the state's March presidential primary.
Politics May 13Republican claims victory in special California House vote
A former Navy combat pilot claimed victory Wednesday in the fight for an open U.S. House seat north of Los Angeles, a win that would mark the first time in over two decades that a Republican captured a Democratic-held congressional…
Economy May 07California restaurants envision big changes for reopening
California restaurants have drafted a plan to guide the industry's reopening. The recommendations obtained by The Associated Press envision a changed world within dining rooms.
Health Jan 27Illegal vapes in California found tainted with additives
California state officials say marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives.
Politics Dec 06California Rep. Duncan Hunter to resign following guilty plea
The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence statement.
Nation Nov 20Divided U.S. House committee backs pot decriminalization
The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition by removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, while allowing states to set their own rules on pot.
Nation Oct 12Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires
LOS ANGELES — Firefighters aided by diminishing winds were taming a wildfire Saturday that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures along Los Angeles’ northern edge and sent a blanket of smoke across a swath of neighborhoods. Three…