California extends cocktails-to-go and outdoor dining rules

The COVID-19 pandemic has had lasting effects on California's economy, with many businesses and restaurants still struggling to recover. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed three bills into law Friday aimed at helping restaurants get back on their feet.

Jason Aldean slams Gov. Gavin Newsom's vaccine mandate for kids to attend school

"So let me get this straight! It is no longer our decisions as parents (or free Americans) to make decisions about our kids, Gavin Newsom makes those decisions for us now??" Aldean wrote. "You gotta be kidding me! People in California should be outraged and people everywhere else better start standing up and speaking out NOW. This is not how America and being free works."

Virus pushes some California hospitals near ICU capacity

Hospitals in the heart of California’s Central Valley are running out of beds in their intensive care units, state officials announced, as a more contagious version of the coronavirus continues to spread primarily among the unvaccinated population.