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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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.