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California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin to Retire

SAN FRANCISCO — A legal trailblazer and longest-serving sitting member of the California Supreme Court said Wednesday he'll retire this year, giving Gov. Gavin Newsom an opportunity to shape the state's highest...

Next Stop for Free College: Cal State University?

In yet another push to make higher education more accessible in California, a bill filed in the state Legislature last week would extend the state’s tuition-free college guarantee to four years — and beyond com...

Sonoma County Prepares to Sue PG&E for Damages From Fire

SONOMA — A county in Northern California wine country is exploring plans to sue a utility over a massive wildfire last fall that caused losses of $725 million when combined with rolling power shutoffs. “PG&E, not local taxpayers, should pay for costs an...
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137 MPH Wind Gust at Tahoe Resort; Chains on I-80 in Sierra

RENO, Nev. — Chains or snow tires are required on much of U.S. Interstate 80 in the Sierra and most highways around Lake Tahoe after a winter storm packing snow and winds in excess of 130 mph blew through the region. Chains were mandatory for all trucks and...
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California May Switch to Shorter Probation Terms

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to overhaul California's probation system by greatly reducing the time a convict is under supervised release, but increasing rehabilitation programs at the outset of the probationary period, when they are considered ...