A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Thompson Fire On July 3, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency in Butte County to support the response to the Thompson…
Flames from the Thompson fire in Butte County, California, a top news story this week
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Giant Panda Pair Heading from China to San Diego Zoo On Wednesday, June 26, a delegation of representatives from the United States, including leaders of San Diego Zoo Wildlife…
Two girls holding oars in front of a lake
Safety around water is important as people seek cool activities during hot weather, as demonstrated by these kayakers wearing life jackets at Kings Beach State Recreation Area (Photo courtesy of California State Parks, 2024.)
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Governor Newsom Plans to Restrict Smartphones in Schools Governor Newsom issued a statement on Tuesday in support of restricting smartphone use in California schools. The statement references U.S. Surgeon…
Exposed concrete wall of Shasta Dam in Northern California
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… California’s Newest State Park Opens to the Public Dos Rios State Park, the first new state park in California in 10 years, opened to the public on June 12.…
View across the wetland habitat of Dos Rios State Park, which opened as California's newest state park on June 12, 2024
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Riverside Family Killed by Catfishing Cop Riverside Police Department outlined a series of disturbing events starting with the online catfishing of a 15-year-old girl and leading to last Friday’s…
A view of Lake Tahoe from a snow-covered road
The Lake Tahoe region experienced heavy snowfall this week, with more on the way
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Today is Veterans Day. Thank you to all the men and women who have served in our armed forces.  Election Results Announced With Varying Timelines  Gavin Newsom’s reelection as…
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… California to Hold Public Hearing Over Oil Company Profits The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced today that it will hold a public hearing on November 29 with oil executives…
Grayscale closeup of an astronomical clock in Prague
Today, the governor and first partner announced the 15th class of Californians to be inducted to the California Hall of Fame. The 11 names represent “trailblazing Californians who embody the state’s spirit of innovation and have made history.”  The inductees…
Graphic collage of headshots of 11 inductees to the California Hall of Fame for 2022
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Paul Pelosi Assaulted by Intruder in San Francisco Home Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was violently assaulted by an intruder at the couples’ San Francisco home…
Classic jack o lantern illuminated in the dark among smaller pumpkins
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Suspect Charged in Stockton Serial Killings Case Stockton police made an arrest last Saturday around 2 a.m. in the murders of six men and assault on one woman in…
California State Capitol Building in Sacramento
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Middle Class Tax Refund Payments Start Going Out Today Today, $9.5 billion in Middle Class Tax Refund payments of up to $1,050 per taxpayer started going out to Californians.…
California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and British Columbia Premier John Horgan as they signed the Pacific Coast Collaborative Statement of Cooperation at the Presidio Tunnel Tops in San Francisco
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… California to Speed Graduation, Offer Debt Cancellation at Community Colleges Governor Gavin Newsom today announced he signed legislation to boost graduation and transfer rates and offer debt cancellation at…
Two gray wolf pups in the forest of Northern California caught on wildlife cameras