Opponents Drop Bid to Block California Vaccination Law

SACRAMENTO — Opponents on Monday dropped their attempt to block California’s new law cracking down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations. They had floated two measures that could have put the Jan. 1 law on hol...
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Governor Flips Switch on Capitol Christmas Tree

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife lit the Capitol Christmas Tree on Thursday with the help of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome. The governor's office said this year's ceremony highlighted the ...
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Prather Resident Named Cal Fire’s Second-in-Command

Prather resident Craig Tolmie is the new chief deputy director for Cal Fire. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tolmie's appointment last Friday. Tolmie, 50, has been the assistant region chief at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, South...