The omicron COVID variant is sweeping across California schools, forcing campuses to consider temporary closures.
An unusually high number of influential state legislators are retiring or running for higher office. The reasons include a combination of new electoral districts, term limits and political ambition.
Faced with business opposition, a state lawmaker fails to deliver on a pledge to require companies to report COVID outbreaks publicly. Supporters vow to fight for transparency in the name of public health and workplace safety.
California’s drought and wildfire seasons are worsening and are converging on Gov. Gavin Newsom as he tries to beat back a recall attempt.
Growers’ groups voiced strong opposition, questioning the water board’s power to stop senior rights holders from pumping the water.
Good morning, California. It’s Monday, February 8. Churches can reopen indoors The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive authority when it knocked down California’s ban on indoor worship, ruling that the governor’s pandemic restrictions unfairly targeted churches in violation of the First Amendment. The 6-3 ruling issued late Friday […]
We are a group of elected leaders who arrived at the same conclusion: Government too often does not work for the people we represent.
Backed by the state’s attorney general and welcomed by labor advocates as better late than never, California’s new policy will start to hold businesses accountable for protecting their workers, mandate reporting outbreaks and decrease crowding in housing for vulnerable guest farmworkers spotlighted in a California Divide investigation.
Good morning, California. It’s Friday, August 21. From prime time to Santa Cruz forest Gov. Gavin Newsom was set to make the biggest appearance of his political career Thursday night — but things didn’t go as planned. Newsom backed out of his prime-time speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention Thursday morning, citing the need […]
If we are going to meet California’s urgent power needs, we cannot relegate hydropower, our most affordable and reliable clean power, to second-class status.