'Building bridges': How Bass became a leading VP contender

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's leaders were deadlocked and on the verge of financial catastrophe in 2008. Five negotiators, including Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, couldn't agree on a...

California buys more masks, but some workers still lack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $315 million more to buy hundreds of millions of protective masks as the coronavirus continues to ravage the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesda...

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus ...

California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians on Thursday to turn to their “better angels" and use common sense by wearing masks and skipping traditional gatherings with family and fr...

Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining acro...

'A problem that we need to solve': Harris takes on policing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When pressed to take a position on tough issues during the Democratic presidential primary, Kamala Harris often replied with a variation of “we need to have that conversation...

GOP lawyer fights California governor on stay-at-home orders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Long before Harmeet Dhillon became the leader of the legal fight against California's stay-at-home order, she was a new elementary school student in North Carolina uncomforta...

California Gov. Newsom finds new friend in Washington: Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — These times were strange enough. And then California Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Donald Trump started getting along. The liberal Democrat — the leader i...

Newsom's mask deal shows tendency for big plans, few details

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement was audacious: On a national news show, he said the state had just inked a deal to buy 200 million masks monthly, a massive haul a...

California to loan 500 ventilators to national stockpile

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor announced Monday the state would loan 500 ventilators to the national stockpile for use by New York and other states experiencing a crush of coronavirus...

Governors seize spotlight amid states' coronavirus response

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Across America, as families stuck in their homes anxious and isolated by the new coronavirus, a new daily ritual is taking shape: tuning into the governor’s afternoon press brief...

Next primaries offer contrast between nation's past, future

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sharing the primary calendar Tuesday are two states that represent different pieces of America: Ohio, a largely white state that’s barely growing and looking to rebound from a decline...

Bloomberg to fund anti-Trump operation in 6 critical states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg is out of the Democratic presidential race, but he's not done trying to beat President Donald Trump. The billionaire businessman is funding an anti-Trump opera...

California delegate wave didn't quite break as expected

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Sen. Bernie Sanders mined the motherlode of delegates from California on Super Tuesday, it wasn’t nearly enough and isn’t getting counted fast enough to counter former Vice Pr...

Bloomberg's biggest test: Winning votes on Super Tuesday

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Moments before Mike Bloomberg stood in the pulpit of Brown Chapel AME Church, the pastor noted that the former New York mayor initially declined an invitation to speak at the church...