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California Schedules Recall Vote

Sept. 14 election will decide whether governor finishes his term

(Newser) - More than a year after a campaign to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom began, California on Thursday announced that the recall vote will be held Sept. 14. The rules gave Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, who set the date, only limited options, Politico reports. The announcement came just after state elections boss...

A Big Day Is Coming Tuesday for California

State is dropping most COVID restrictions, as per a Friday executive order signed by Gov. Newsom

(Newser) - The nation's most populous state is about to see a big easing. On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will end the state's stay-at-home mandate, as well as its accompanying alterations—15 months after it was put into place to manage the pandemic, reports...

California Appeals 'Swiss Army Knife' Ruling

Attorney general argues the ban saves lives

(Newser) - Calling a federal judge's reasoning disturbing, California's attorney general on Thursday appealed the decision that found the state's assault weapons ban to be unconstitutional. In his ruling issued Friday, US District Judge Roger Benitez said an AR-15, like a Swiss army knife, could be used "for...

Judge Compares AR-15 to Swiss Army Knife in Assault Weapons Ruling

US District Judge Roger Benitez overturns Calif.'s 30-year-old assault weapons ban

(Newser) - A federal judge Friday overturned California's three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms. US District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled that the state's definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most...

California to Review Infamous Murder Case

Death row inmate Kevin Cooper has long maintained in his innocence in 1983 slayings of 4 people

(Newser) - A wish has been granted to death row inmate Kevin Cooper, a Black man convicted of quadruple murders in 1983. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Friday calling for an independent investigation into the stabbing deaths of Doug and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica, and 11-year-old neighbor...

California Pours Millions Into Vaccination Prizes

$116.5M plan is to increase protection before the state's full reopening next month

(Newser) - Californians will be eligible for $116.5 million in prize money for getting coronavirus shots, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday, a windfall aimed at getting millions more vaccinated before the nation's most populous state fully reopens next month. California isn't the first state to offer vaccine prizes , though...

Newsom: California to Update Mask Mandates

Though he thinks, for now, indoor mandates will still apply

(Newser) - California is fully reopening its economy June 15, and it will be making some changes to its mask mandates, too. "We will be updating our mask guidelines, outdoor masking, if we reach that threshold where we hope to be ... in fact, it will be eliminated, those mandates," Newsom...

Caitlyn Jenner Caught in Fib About Voting Record

She said she didn't vote in 2020, but records show otherwise

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner told CNN on Tuesday that she "didn't even vote" in November's presidential election. "Out here in California, it's like, why vote for a Republican president?" she said from her home in Malibu, Calif., adding she didn't have a position on 12 measures...

Jenner: No 'Biological Boys' in Girls' School Sports

Olympic medalist and would-be governor voices unpopular opinion in trans community

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner’s first public political statement since filing paperwork to run for governor of California was a controversial one. The former Olympic medalist and reality star told TMZ she doesn’t think transgender girls—whom she referred to as “biological boys”—should be able to participate in...

Newsom Recall Effort Has the Signatures

Process will take a bit longer, with the election likely in the fall

(Newser) - It looks like Gavin Newsom is going to have to win again on Election Day if he wants to finish his term as governor of California. Republican opponents have turned in about 1.5 million signatures, the secretary of state announced Monday, which is enough to put the question of...

Caitlyn Jenner Throws Her Political Hat Into the Ring

She's running for governor of California, hoping to replace Gavin Newsom in recall election

(Newser) - "I'm in!" That was the start of a big announcement from Caitlyn Jenner on Friday, after rumors had circulated that she was considering running for governor of California. Axios first reported on Friday that the 71-year-old retired Olympian, reality TV star, and transgender rights activist had filed...

California's Next Governor: Caitlyn Jenner?

Recall election is expected later this year

(Newser) - The first California governor to take office after a recall election was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Caitlyn Jenner might be planning to attempt to become the second. Politico reports that the former reality TV star, who denied earlier this year that she was planning a run for office, has assembled a team...

California Announces Big Vaccine-Eligibility Move

The date is April 15 for all Californians 16 and up

(Newser) - As of April 15, any Californian over the age of 16 will be able to sign up to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Those over age 50 can sign up even earlier, as of April 1, NBC News reports. "The light at the end of the tunnel continues to get...

Newsom: Recall Effort Against Me Looks Like a Go

About 1.5M signatures are due Wednesday

(Newser) - For months, Gov. Gavin Newsom has avoided commenting on the effort to recall him from office. That changed this week, when he conceded, for starters, that the measure will likely go to California voters. "This one appears to have the requisite signatures," Newsom said Tuesday on The View,...

Cash to Help Schools Bring Students Back

California legislators, governor break impasse

(Newser) - California's public schools could tap into $2 billion from the Legislature if they return to in-person instruction by the end of March, according to an agreement announced Monday between Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. California, the most populous state, has 1,037 public school districts, more than 6....

Effort to Recall Gov. Gavin Newsom Is Going Strong

Backers are on track to get the issue on the ballot

(Newser) - Those in California who want to recall the state's governor, Gavin Newsom, have broken the 1 million mark for signatures of their petition. That puts them on track to get the 1,495,709 valid signatures (12% of the voters in the last gubernatorial election) they need to collect...

Corps of Engineers to Help LA Hospitals With Oxygen

Deluge of patients has strained delivery systems in older buildings

(Newser) - Los Angeles County hospitals that are overrun with COVID-19 patients and struggling to provide them with oxygen are getting help. Crews from the Army Corps of Engineers are going to work on oxygen-delivery systems at several hospitals, the Los Angeles Times reports. At least five hospitals had closed to ambulance...

Kirk Cameron Leads Yet Another Maskless Caroling Event

Dozens of people joined actor for event in Southern California

(Newser) - Kirk Cameron is ticked off about Southern California's pandemic stay-at-home order, and he's been using the most seasonal of ways to protest it: Christmas caroling. The Growing Pains star has already held two previous singalongs this month attended by hundreds, and on Tuesday he added a third. CBS...

New Senator Is a California First
New Senator
Is a California First

New Senator Is a California First

Governor picks Alex Padilla to complete the term of Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Alex Padilla, the son of Mexican immigrants who has ascended through all levels of California politics, will assume the US Senate seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Gov. Gavin Newsom made the announcement Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports, giving the state its first Latino senator in its...

Senate's Diversity Issues Fall to California Governor

Gavin Newsom has to pick a replacement for Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Should California get its first Latino US senator, or should the 100-member chamber maintain one Black woman's voice? That's a weight on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's shoulders as he considers his pick to serve out the rest of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate term through 2022. That...

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