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California panel urges changes to reduce criminal sentences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should allow all but death row inmates and those spending life behind bars without the chance of parole to request lighter sentences after they serve at least 15 y...

California lawmakers agree to help cover some unpaid rent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday agreed to use $2.6 billion in federal stimulus money to pay off up to 80% of some tenants' unpaid rent — but only if landlords agree to forgi...

It's a secret: California keeps key virus data from public

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency. ...

California turns stadiums into COVID-19 vaccination centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is transforming baseball stadiums, fairgrounds and even a Disneyland Resort parking lot into mass vaccination sites as the coronavirus surge overwhelms hospitals a...

California is desperate, but volunteer health corps dwindles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California desperately needs more medical workers at facilities swamped by coronavirus patients, but almost no help is coming from a volunteer program that Gov. Gavin Newsom ...

California is third state to pass 25,000 coronavirus deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials say California has surpassed 25,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic. The grim milestone recorded Friday comes as the nation's m...

California imposes overnight curfew to curb coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is imposing an overnight curfew on most residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases that it fears could tax its health care...

Scott Peterson to stay at San Quentin as judge mulls retrial

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — No one outside of San Quentin State Prison will be seeing Scott Peterson in person anytime soon as officials consider if he should face a new trial in the headline-grabbing s...

California sues US regulator in bid to deter 'ghost guns'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backed by the fathers of two slain children, California's attorney general sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to crack down on so-called “ghost guns” that ...

California wildfires growing bigger, moving faster than ever

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to California wildfires, it now takes days, not decades, to produce what had been seen as a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Last weekend, a fi...

Police help defeat California bill on removing problem cops

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive to thwart a measure that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the care...

California high court rejects Scott Peterson's death penalty

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the 2005 death sentence for Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife, but said prosecutors may try again for the s...

Golden State Killer sentenced to life for 26 rapes, slayings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California police officer who became known as the Golden State Killer told victims Friday he was “truly sorry” before he was sentenced to life imprisonment for a dec...

Victims tell of trauma, healing in Golden State Killer case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jane Carson-Sandler says she has served an effective life sentence in the more than four decades since she was one of the first rape victims of a one-time police officer who ...

21 state attorneys general sue over new Trump water rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, alleging that new federal rules undermine their ability to protect river...