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Why California Gov. Gavin Newsom is debating Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

California's Gov. Gavin Newsom will debate Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis Thursday. Newsom, unlike DeSantis, is not running for president in 2024. But he sure seems to be considering a run at some point.


Gov. Newsom selects Laphonza Butler to fill Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat

Monday, October 02, 2023

Longtime political activist Laphonza Butler will be California's new U.S. Senator. Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to name Butler to the seat left empty by the death of Dianne Feinstein.


Sen. Dianne Feinstein dies after 31 record-setting years in Congress

Friday, September 29, 2023

The California Democratic Senator has died at 90 years old. She was the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history and had planned to retire at the end of her term.


Wave of criticism follows San Francisco DA's decision in Walgreens shooting

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Backlash after San Francisco's DA decided not to file charges against a Walgreens security guard, who shot and killed a suspected shoplifter. (Story aired on All Things Considered on May 17, 2023.)


Wave of criticism follows San Francisco DA's decision in Walgreens shooting

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

San Francisco's DA is facing a wave of criticism and anger after she declined to press charges in the fatal shooting by a drug store security guard of a Black transgender man who was homeless.


California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein won't seek reelection in 2024

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Feinstein who is 89 years old and is California's long-serving U.S. senator, says she won't run for reelection. Two other high-profile Democrats had already announced they're running for her seat.


A San Francisco judge released footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi

Saturday, January 28, 2023

A judge in San Francisco has released video of the October attack on the husband of then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The video shows the assailant striking Paul Pelosi with a hammer.


The Half Moon Bay shooting suspect is set to appear in court

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

66-year-old Chunli Zhao is being held on seven first-degree murder charges and one charge of attempted murder for the shootings at two farms in California.


A gunman killed seven people in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday night

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

A gunman shot and killed seven people in Half Moon Bay, Calif., last night. Authorities have arrested 67-year-old Zhao Chunli, whom they believe to be the shooter. They say he is cooperating.


The GOP thinks inflation and gas prices could be winning issues in Calif. district

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

In California's Latino-majority 22nd congressional district, inflation and gas prices are big concerns. The GOP thinks those could be winning issues in the district.


What to look out for during California's primary

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

California's primary is today, and onlookers are paying close attention to the results of the recall of San Francisco's District Attorney Chesa Boudin, in addition to Los Angeles' mayoral race.


What California's Recall Election Could Mean For Both Parties

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Tuesday is the deadline for California voters to weigh in on whether to recall Gov. Newsom and, if so, which of the 46 recall candidates to replace him with. Latest polls show Newsom may be safe.


California's Juvenile Justice System Undergoes Major Overhaul

Friday, December 25, 2020

California is eliminating its three state juvenile detention centers — sending responsibility back to counties. Advocates say it could mean substantial changes in the way juveniles are treated.


Kamala Harris: Walking The Line Between Lawmaker And Law Enforcement

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Harris has often been caught between two groups: law enforcement and progressive activists. In recent years, she has been outspoken about systemic change to policing and criminal justice in America.


On Super Tuesday, Don't Expect Quick Election Results From The West

Sunday, March 01, 2020

States including California increasingly rely on mail-in ballots that often take longer to count. In Texas, voters will be using brand-new equipment. So a delay does not necessarily mean trouble.


Who Is Making Money Off Utility PG&E's Bankruptcy?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

California's governor rejected G&E's plan to exit bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the power company's financial woes are making some people very rich — namely lawyers and Wall Street investors.


PG&E Settles With Insurers Over Wildfires

Friday, September 13, 2019

The utility giant PG&E has reached an $11 billion settlement with insurance companies over the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California. It's not the end of claims against the utility.


San Francisco To Close Its Juvenile Hall By The End Of 2021

Monday, August 12, 2019

San Francisco is closing its juvenile hall, part of a reform effort to move away from adult-style treatment for juvenile offenders. Will the rehabilitative, rather than punitive approach work?


Gov. Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty In California

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

California voters are the only ones who can repeal the death penalty, something they've rejected twice in recent elections. The governor's moratorium will spare the lives of more than 700 inmates.


California Lawmakers Say There's More To Be Done On Data Privacy

Saturday, March 09, 2019

California's landmark privacy law doesn't even go into effect until next year, but already lawmakers are pushing to make it even stronger.