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Newsom Teams With Fresno on New Affordable Housing Idea

Affordable housing developed in partnership with the state will be put on the fast track in Fresno and other cities under a plan unveiled Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The housing will be built on vacant state-owned properties, many of them belonging to Ca...
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Newsom Meets Salvadorans Who Tried to Reach US

PANCHIMALCO, El Salvador — David Escobar Fuentes fled El Salvador because gangs were extorting his ranching family, while Bryon Melgar Menjivar wanted to escape the pressure to join a gang that started when he ...
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Newsom Says His El Salvador Trip a Counter to Trump

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday his visit to El Salvador serves as a counter-narrative to what he called President Donald Trump's demoralizing and toxic rhetoric about Central American migrants. "Right now you have a president that...
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Troubled PG&E Names New Chief Executive, Board

The Pacific Gas & Electric logo on a sign at their customer center in Hayward. (AP File) SACRAMENTO — The troubled California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. named a new chief executive and boa...
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Gov. Newsom Criticizes PG&E’s Plan for New Board

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. plans to remake its board of directors with hedge fund financiers and people who have little experience in utility o...
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Audit Finds Poor Planning Led to California DMV Issues

SACRAMENTO — California's Department of Motor Vehicles didn't properly prepare for customers lining up to get new federally approved drivers' licenses, leading to hours-long wait times last year, state auditors said Wednesday. But the long lines that angere...
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Newsom Pushes for Up to $10 Monthly Tap Tax to Clean Water

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to charge California water customers up to $10 per month to help clean up contaminated water in low-income and rural areas, but he will face resistance from some legislative Democrats hesitant to impose new taxes. "The f...