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CHICO, Calif | Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

CHICO, Calif. — Northern California crews battling the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, creating the potential to erode gains they have made in containing a disaster that has killed at least 76 and leveled a town. Even as hundreds of searchers … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

PARADISE, Calif | Some wave flags to welcome Trump, others too busy packing

PARADISE, Calif. — Some who fled a Northern California town leveled by the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century waved American flags to welcome President Donald Trump, who walked among the scorched ruins Saturday, but others said they were focused on packing up what little they had left and getting to their next temporary home. … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Some wave flags to welcome Trump, others too busy packing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | The Latest: Governor rejects supervised drug injection plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — The Latest on bills considered by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local): 8:30 p.m. California Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected legislation that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation’s first supervised drug injection sites under a pilot program. Brown issued a veto Sunday, saying “enabling illegal … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | The Latest: Governor rejects supervised drug injection plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | The Latest: US sues California over net neutrality law

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Latest on bills considered by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Trump administration has sued California over a new law imposing net neutrality protections. The lawsuit filed Sunday by the U.S. Department of Justice came roughly an hour after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law. The Federal Communications … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | The Latest: US sues California over net neutrality law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | The Latest: California governor signs net neutrality bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — The Latest on bills considered by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local): 5:15 p.m. California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the nation’s toughest net neutrality measure that requires internet providers to maintain a level playing field online. Advocates of net neutrality hope the move Sunday will nudge Congress to enact a … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | The Latest: California governor signs net neutrality bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, according to a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure requires at least one female director on each board of California-based corporations by the end of next year. Companies would need … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California tightens rules for concealed weapons, bump stocks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new law requiring that Californians undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying concealed weapons. He also signed a bill making it clear that rapid-fire “bump stocks” like those used in last year’s Las Vegas Strip massacre are illegal in California. But … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California tightens rules for concealed weapons, bump stocks

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids’ meal at a California restaurant, you’ll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals