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Tom Steyer to spend more on anti-Trump ads, remains undecided about running for office

Tom Steyer to spend more on anti-Trump ads, remains undecided about running for office

LOS ANGELES – Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer said Thursday that he planned to double his spending on his impeachment campaign against President Donald Trump to $20 million. … recognition among voters. Feinstein has also faced criticism from California liberals for refusing to publicly back the idea of impeaching of Trump. Steyer said he had […]

California treasurer wants state to study public bank option for pot businesses

California treasurer wants state to study public bank option for pot businesses

LOS ANGELES — California Treasurer John Chiang wants the state to consider creating a government-owned bank that could serve cannabis businesses, one of several recommendations aimed at helping bring …

Los Angeles Times, other news outlets file lawsuits to obtain Las Vegas shooting records

Los Angeles Times, other news outlets file lawsuits to obtain Las Vegas shooting records

LOS ANGELES – Attorneys representing a consortium of news outlets including the Los Angeles Times filed two lawsuits in Nevada on Wednesday night asking officials to turn over law enforcement records related to the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead. … involved in the lawsuits include The Associated Press, ABC […]

California fires pose distinct risk to pot farmers

California fires pose distinct risk to pot farmers

REDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. – She knew just where she had buried the gold and silver coins – down a ravine from her home by a big Douglas fir. … and pure outlaw — devastated by the fires in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties. Their losses illustrate how, despite new laws to make the industry legal […]

California’s opioid death rate is among the nation’s lowest. Experts aren’t sure why

California’s opioid death rate is among the nation’s lowest. Experts aren’t sure why

LOS ANGELES-Declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency this week, President Donald Trump said that no part of society, “young or old, rich or poor, urban or rural” had been untouched by drug addiction. … . But in California, the opioid crisis, though still bleak, has been less severe. In West Virginia, the state […]

Mandatory evacuations ordered in 700-acre fire in Cleveland National Forest

Mandatory evacuations ordered in 700-acre fire in Cleveland National Forest

LOS ANGELES — A fast-moving wildfire that ignited in a remote off-road vehicle park in the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California grew to 700 acres overnight, officials said Friday …

Fire loss total surges to 8,400 structures in Northern California

Fire loss total surges to 8,400 structures in Northern California

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The wine country wildfires destroyed at least 8,400 homes and other buildings, authorities said Monday, a significant increase in the already staggering property loss. Efforts continued by firefighters to gain control of the fires and by searchers looking for more victims.

Steve Bannon’s scheduled speech to the California GOP has some Republicans nervous

Steve Bannon’s scheduled speech to the California GOP has some Republicans nervous

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party’s decision to invite right-wing provocateur and former presidential adviser Stephen K. Bannon to address its convention Friday created …

Death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain control Northern California blazes

Death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain control Northern California blazes

Firefighters on Monday continued to gain control of the deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California’s wine country, as officials lifted multiple evacuation orders across the region. In the last week, the fires have scorched more than 200,000 acres, destroyed or damaged more than 5,500 homes, displaced 100,000 people and killed at least 41.

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of the state’s hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people. “Vaccinating people at risk of exposure …

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