Newsom expands undocumented Medicaid. ‘We need to stop it,’ Trump responds

U.S. 07/01/19, 19:33

California's governor vowed on Monday to continue expanding taxpayer funded health benefits to adults living in the country illegally next year. President Donald Trump had a response. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion operating budget last week that includes spending to make low-income adults 25 and younger living in ...

Father of slain California officer praises department

U.S. 06/25/19, 18:42

The father of a slain California officer says he will never blame authorities for her death after it took 45 minutes to rescue her as a man with a high-powered rifle kept them at bay. Tara O'Sullivan was helping a woman remove her things from a north Sacramento home on Wednesday ...

Police: Officer shot in ambush had no chance of survival

U.S. 06/22/19, 12:23

A rookie Sacramento police officer who died during a domestic violence call was ambushed by a gunman and had no chance of surviving after she was shot, police said. The disclosure came late Friday amid criticism that it took police 45 minutes to get to 26-year-old rookie Officer Tara O'Sullivan during ...

Feds say 2 gang leaders ran drugs from California prison

U.S. 06/19/19, 14:26

Authorities are charging leaders of a prison gang with running a crime ring from behind bars.It comes two weeks after authorities accused suspected leaders of a different gang with organizing drug trafficking and murders from their California prison cells.U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday ...

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

U.S. 06/18/19, 13:03

California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal aimed at cracking down on fraudulent exemptions issued by sympathetic doctors.The updated measure by Sen. ...

Teen accused of leaving newborn in dumpster cited for abuse

U.S. 06/12/19, 16:26

A teenager accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a building's dumpster in Northern California in scorching heat was cited for child abuse and will be released to her parents after she leaves the hospital, police said Wednesday.Two people found the boy wrapped in a blanket inside a plastic bag ...

California taps clean air money to pay for drinking water

U.S. 06/10/19, 17:41

California legislative leaders agreed Sunday to spend $130 million a year to improve water systems in communities where people can't drink from their taps, something Democratic leaders say amounts to a crisis in one of the nation's wealthiest states.To pay for it, the state would tap a fund dedicated to ...

Police in uniform now welcome at California pride event

U.S. 06/06/19, 18:53

Organizers of a pride parade in California reversed course Thursday and said uniformed police officers will be welcome at this weekend's festivities.The announcement came after the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the Sacramento Police Department created a partnership that will include a police liaison for the center and training for ...

California approves wide power outages to prevent wildfires

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:30

California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the city of Paradise.Utilities' liability can reach billions of dollars, and after ...

California Assembly backs bill to deter shootings by police

U.S. 05/29/19, 17:20

An emotional debate over balancing the lives of residents and officers led to a key approval Wednesday of California legislation intended to deter deadly police shootings — rules that advocates said would be among the most sweeping in the U.S. when tied to a related measure on officer training.The California ...

Father of baby found dead in LA area sought in her death

U.S. 05/28/19, 20:43

The father of a baby girl found dead outside a Los Angeles-area mortuary is a person of interest in her death, authorities said. Officials are seeking Alexander Echeverria of South Sacramento after his daughter's body was found late Monday morning outside the Funeraria del Angel Bellflower Mortuary in suburban Bellflower. The Los ...

California Senate OKs rule on police use-of-force training

U.S. 05/28/19, 19:30

The California Senate approved legislation Tuesday requiring officers across the nation's most populous state to be trained in ways to avoid using deadly force, one of two measures intended to deter shootings by police.Senators unanimously passed the proposal requiring that policies on deadly force be standardized statewide, sending it to ...

California Assembly OKs cap on consumer loan interest rates

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:22

The California Assembly voted Thursday to cap the interest that lenders may charge on loans that can carry rates spiraling into the triple digits.Backed by civil rights groups, religious organizations and some trade associations, the proposed law would cap annual rates at around 38% for loans between $2,500 and $10,000.The ...

Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California

U.S. 05/22/19, 15:54

California lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren as a handful of opponents shouted "We will not comply" inside the Senate.Senators sent the measure to the Assembly as the nation struggles to stem the highest number of measles cases in ...

California governor launches task force on homelessness

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:47

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is creating a task force on homelessness as the state grapples with a housing crisis.The Democratic governor made the announcement Tuesday in Oakland, where county officials reported last week that the number of people experiencing homelessness increased 43 percent over the last two years.Newsom described homelessness ...

Van passenger impaled by tripod on California freeway

U.S. 05/18/19, 21:48

Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.The driver of the van, Tim Page, tells KCRA-TV that he was on Interstate 5 Thursday morning when ...

Peter Sagan wins opening stage of the Tour of California

Sports 05/12/19, 20:05

Peter Sagan has had trouble finding his way to the front at the finish this season.Turns out he just needed to get back to the Tour of California.The three-time road cycling world champion, and the winningest rider in race history, freelanced his way to the front of the opening stage ...

Williamson homers in return, Giants beat Rockies 14-4

Baseball 05/07/19, 23:19

Mac Williamson wasted no time after being promoted from Triple-A Sacramento, homering and driving in four runs to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 14-4 on Tuesday night.It was just the Giants' third win in the team's last 21 games at Coors Field.Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar ...

Pilot safe as plane crashes at Northern California airport

U.S. 05/07/19, 00:07

A small plane has flipped over at a Northern California airport but the pilot escaped with only minor injuries.It happened Monday afternoon at Auburn Municipal Airport, northeast of Sacramento.Airport officials say the pilot was making a "touch-and-go" landing when his single-engine plane stalled and went down, flipping upside down.This Monday, ...

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