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PG&E CEO Assures Utility’s Safety Issues Are Being Fixed

SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson blamed negligence by the company's past management for a cascade of catastrophes that killed nearly 140 people as he tried to persuade California regulators Tuesday that he is steering the utility to make safety ...
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Newsom Sues Trump Administration to Block Water Rules

Gov. Gavin Newsom sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state's largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to ext...
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Newsom Makes Homelessness the State’s No. 1 Issue

California should lower the legal bar for providing forced treatment to the mentally ill and building more homeless shelters, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in his second State of the State address. Newsom...
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Homelessness, Mental Health Top Newsom’s Wednesday Address

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to call for better mental health care to help the state's huge homeless population when he addresses one of the state's most pressing problems in his second State of the State speech. “We’re committed to radically ...