California Supreme Court gets historic new justice

Drip, drip, drip…those election results are still coming in. Ready for the latest?

WHAT WE KNOW

Proposition 15, the split roll property tax measure that would require commercial property worth more than $3 million to be assessed at market value, went down to defeat. The Associated Press called the race Tuesday evening.

WHAT WE DON’T KNOW

The following ballot measures have not been called:

  • Proposition 14, the measure to to issue $5.5 billion
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Get the latest California legislative election results

Good morning! California election results are still trickling in. Here’s the latest.

WHAT WE STILL DON’T KNOW

The following ballot measures have not been called:

  • Proposition 14, the measure to to issue $5.5 billion in bonds for stem cell research. The measure is leading slightly, 51.1% to 48.9%.
  • Proposition 15, the split roll property tax measure that would require commercial property worth more than $3 million to be assessed at market value. The
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The latest of California legislative races

Happy Monday! Hopefully you had a chance to rest and recover from last week. California election results are still coming in. Let’s get to the news.

WHAT WE KNOW

Proposition 18 has failed, the Associated Press says. The ballot measure to allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections has 55.5% voting no, and 44.5% voting yes in the latest count.

WHAT WE DON’T KNOW

The following ballot measures have not been called:

  • Proposition
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California election results: Latest on Prop 20, 25 cash bail

California voters considered three criminal justice-related ballot measures Tuesday, including one that would end the practice of requiring many defendants to post cash bail as a condition of leaving jail before trial.

While millions of votes have yet to be tallied, the outcome of the three ballot measures will have a significant impact on California’s decade-long criminal justice reform efforts.

Proposition 25, which would end the use of money bail in California, is a referendum

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God, masks and Trump: What a coronavirus outbreak at a California church says about the election

The influence of Bethel Church can be felt all over this economically stressed Northern California city.

In the Redding police officers whose positions the megachurch funded. The once-dying civic auditorium it keeps afloat. The church elder on the Redding City Council.

Bethel can be felt in the trendy new coffee shops and restaurants where young, well-dressed people huddle at tables with open Bibles and nary a mask in sight. It can be felt in parking

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Gavin Newsom, Under Fire for California Thanksgiving Rules, Stirs Fresh Outrage Over Private School Kids

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing new criticism online following his Thanksgiving rules—this time regarding his own children’s in-person education.

Critics lashed out at the Democratic governor on Twitter after he revealed on Friday that he was sending his four kids—ages 4 to 11—back to in-person learning under a “phased-in approach” at a private school in Sacramento County, while public schools in the state are still waiting to reopen.

“They’re phasing back into school and

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Stressed Freshmen Missing Quintessential College Experience | California News

By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.

In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in catalogs, freshmen are being challenged like never before.

Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy,

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California Prop 20 would toughen criminal sentences

Criminal justice is on the ballot this election.

California voters are being called on to decide whether past ballot measures aimed at reducing incarceration statewide went too far.

Proposition 20 would introduce tougher consequences for certain crimes, and block inmates convicted of certain offenses from getting early release.

Here’s what you need to know:

What is Prop. 20?

To understand Proposition 20, one first needs to recall Propositions 47 and 57.

California voters in 2014

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California teacher coached Alaskan football team from his living room

As summer ended, on a home field tucked in the shadow of the Kenai Mountains where the Kachemak Bay spills into the Gulf of Alaska, the Mariners of Homer High School returned to football practice.

Coach Justin Zank, eager to start his second season, rolled into workouts with a pair of donated iPads and a Bluetooth speaker the size of a submarine sandwich. He showed them off to his quarterback and team manager, who both

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California Republicans endangered in November 2020 election

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State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, urged lawmakers Monday to reject a bill to pay farmworkers overtime after working eight hours in a day.

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Good morning and happy Monday! We hope you had a restful weekend!

‘GRAVITY COULD TAKE THEM DOWN’

California Republicans already have limited sway in the state Capitol, holding just 11 of the 40 seats in the Senate.

It could get even worse for the GOP on

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Ad campaign hits California Gov. Gavin Newsom on fracking

Good morning and happy Thursday! So what did you think of the vice presidential debates?

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Via Hannah Wiley…

Gov. Gavin Newsom in recent weeks, following a series of oppressive heat waves and amid deadly wildfires that have burned through more than 4 million acres in the Golden State, has pledged through executive orders that California will take the charge against climate change by reducing carbon emissions and protecting natural resources.

But

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5 things to know about California bail referendum Prop 25

Should Californians abolish cash bail or should the existing system remain in place?

When Californians vote this election, that is the question they will be asked when it comes time to consider Proposition 25.

Here is what you need to know about the ballot measure.

What is Prop. 25?

Former Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law banning cash bail systems in August 2018 and replacing them with risk-based assessments created, in large part, by computer

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Group unveils updated California Women’s Well-Being Index

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

FIRST UP: Don’t forget to join our panel at noon today on diversity in California government. You can find it at sacbee.com and at www.facebook.com/capitolalert. You’ll hear from Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, civil rights attorney Robert Rubin, Luis Alvarado of the Lincoln Project and more.

HOW FURLOUGHS SLOW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

As desperate Californians sought help with unemployment insurance claims over the summer, hundreds of employees who could

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How diverse if California government, from school board up?

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Sacramento City Councilman Eric Guerra talks on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at his Tahoe Park home, about the struggles faced by Latino political candidates. “The importance of having a diverse electorate and even encouraging immigrants who become naturalized to run for office is that you bring a new perspective into our government,” he said.

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Happy Monday! We’ll find out today whether President Donald Trump really can be discharged from Walter Reed National

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Drubbed in 2018, California GOP looks to regain House seats

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FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, Rep. T.J. Cox, D-Calif., of California’s 21st Congressional district, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cox is facing a challenge from David Valadao, the incumbent he defeated in 2018. California’s tarnished Republican Party is hoping to rebound in a handful of U.S. House races but its candidates must overcome widespread loathing for President Donald Trump and voting trends that have made the

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Homeless shelter for women open in Sacramento, California

A long-awaited shelter for homeless women is set to open Thursday in Sacramento’s Meadowview neighborhood.

The 24-hour shelter, near the corner of Meadowview Road and 24th Street, will provide 50 women with a place to sleep, eat, use the bathroom and shower, as well as medical, mental health, rehousing and job training services.

After the coronavirus pandemic subsides, officials plan to increase capacity to 100 women.

The opening marks the city’s first use of the

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California governor signs corporate boardroom diversity law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The diversity legislation is similar to a 2018 measure that required boardrooms to have at least one female director by 2019. Like that measure, it could face court challenges from conservative groups who view it as a discriminatory quota.

Supporters evoked both the coronavirus pandemic that

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Gavin Newsom vetoes California homelessness, housing bills

Good morning! How about that debate, huh?

FIRST UP — Don’t miss our election disinformation event, today at 12:30 p.m. Get the details here. Sen. Richard Pan is on the panel with Sacramento Bee President and Editor Lauren Gustus.

HOMELESSNESS, HOUSING BILLS ARE VETOED

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday night vetoed nearly a dozen bills. Among them were a pair of bills focused on homelessness and affordable housing, something Newsom has said in the

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California parks, playgrounds can reopen under COVID-19 rule

California playgrounds can now reopen statewide under all coronavirus risk tiers, according to new guidance released by the state.

The California Department of Public Health on Monday issued guidance explaining how outdoor playgrounds and other recreational facilities must be used during the COVID-19 emergency. The guidance does not cover indoor playgrounds or family entertainment centers, which must remain closed.

The new rules require that everyone 2 years of age and older wear a face covering,

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Trump’s EPA criticizes Newsom’s California gas car ban

The Trump administration on Monday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to back down from the executive order he announced last week that would phase out the sale of gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035, arguing California’s power grid can’t handle a surge in demand from battery-powered vehicles.

The letter, written by Environmental Protection Agency Chief Andrew Wheeler, also warned that California is unlikely to receive permission from the Republican administration to proceed with Newsom’s plan.

“California’s record

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