Newsom slammed for California student COVID test shortage

Millions of test kits were sent to families before and during winter break but millions more were not — raising concerns about school safety now that the state’s 6 million K-12 students are returning to classrooms amid soaring rates of COVID cases.

Gavin Newsom pledges to combat smash-and-grabs

Stung by recent headline-grabbing smash-and-grab robberies, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said he will seek more than $300 million in state funding over three years to boost law enforcement efforts to combat retail theft.