Newsom: Nothing blocking Pac-12 from starting football

Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday there aren't any state coronavirus restrictions preventing the Pac-12 Conference -- including USC and UCLA -- from playing football, potentially accelerating a return to action on the gridiron.  

California counties backtrack on reopening as virus surges

With the coronavirus surging, at least four California counties on Friday paused or prepared to backtrack on their reopening plans in a bid to halt the spread of the virus. Gov. Gavin Newsom urged an agricultural county that borders Mexico to reimpose a stay-at-home mandate.

Gov. Newsom calls for end to carotid chokehold

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday directed the state's commission on peace officer training to stop using the carotid hold and will support legislation to end these types of chokeholds used by police.

California politicians won't get 1st pay raise in years

California state lawmakers and other top elected officials won’t be getting a pay increase for the first time in five years as the state faces a major budget deficit and mass unemployment induced by the coronavirus.

California Assembly slams Newsom's proposed budget cuts

The California Assembly slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal on Tuesday, criticizing his proposed cuts to public education, health care and environmental protections during a rare meeting that allowed them to question the administration directly.