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Newsom Vetoes Toll System for San Francisco’s Crooked Street

SAN FRANCISCO — Tourists who want to drive down San Francisco's crooked Lombard Street will not have to make reservations and pay a toll after all. Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill on Saturday that would have allowed the city to test a fee and reservation sy...

California to Require Abortion Medication at Public Colleges

SACRAMENTO — California will become the first state in the nation to require public universities to offer abortion medication at campus health centers starting in 2023 under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. "I am thrilled that Governor Newsom...
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PG&E Faces Gripes Over Deliberate Blackouts

LOS ANGELES — Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipm...
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New California Laws Aim to Speed Housing Construction

SACRAMENTO — A new California law aims to stop communities from delaying construction of new housing projects. It's one of 18 housing bills signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. State lawmakers have passed dozens of bills aimed at boosting funding for a...
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Growers Group Leader Disappointed by Ag Pesticide Ban

LOS ANGELES — A widely used agricultural pesticide that California environmental officials have said has been linked to brain damage in children will be banned after next year under an agreement reached with the manufacturer, state officials announced Wednesda...