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Image caption: Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) is the new House Speaker, but his constituents remain badly short of water.
CNN: Kevin McCarthy AWOL on Central Valley Water Crisis

Kevin McCarthy has reached the top position in the U.S. House, but has still fallen short in addressing the ongoing water crisis in his owndistrict, a new CNN.com report says.

Image caption: Steven Carrillo, who has pled guilty to the murders of two law enforcement officers.
Facebook and Steven Carrillo: How a Veteran Became a Cop Killer

Steven Carrillo, an active-duty Air Force servicemember, fell down a rabbit hole of Facebook extremism and became convinced he could start a new civil war. Then he turned his online obsession into real-life murder.

Image caption: Renzo Piano’s “a soap bubble that will never break” is now open to the public, showcasing highlights of cinema history.
Movie Magic

At long last, the state has a world-class museum to commemorate one of its most essential industries.

Image caption: Auburn State Recreation Area may soon be home to 142 new campsites.
State to Move on New Campsites in Auburn Park

Despite a history of wildfires in the area, the state wants to build nearly 150 new campsites in Auburn State Recreation Area in El Dorado and Placer counties.

Image caption: 41 candidates to replace Gavin Newsom already handed over their tax returns.
Judge Rules Recall Candidates Don’t Need To Reveal Tax Returns

Even though 41 candidates to replace Gavin Newsom in the Sept. 14 recall election have revealed their tax returns, a judge now says that wasn’t necessary.

Image caption: The ski resort once called 'Squaw Valley' has changed its name, which resort owners acknowledged was racist and sexist.
Ski Resort Changes ‘Derogatory, Offensive’ Name

The name change of one of California’s most historic ski resorts is part of a statewide and national trend to reexamine offensive place names.

Image caption: The Caldor Fire in El Dorado County, seen via satellite photo.
Climate Change Fuels ‘Explosive’ Caldor Fire

A combination of factors all related to climate change are fueling the ‘unprecedented’ growth of the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County.

Image caption: The Dixie Fire, as seen from a NASA Satellite on August 4.
Judge Orders PG&E to Hand Over Info on Dixie Fire

PG&E has a long history of starting wildfires, including the Dixie Fire, with equipment failures. Now, a federal judge wants the company to hand over information on the fires it has started this year.

Image caption: The federal government has suspended its 'let it burn' wildfire policy.
New River Fire Burns 2,400 Acres in Placer, Nevada Counties

As a new wildfire burned through Nevada and Placer counties, federal officials said they would now be more aggressive fighting fires.

Image caption: Gov. Newsom has signed a new bill to fund rural broadband access.
Rural Counties Welcome $6 Billion in State Broadband Money

After criticizing an earlier state proposal for bringing broadband to rural counties, the Rural County Representatives of California now applauds a new bill with $6 billion in funding.

Image caption: PG&E reports that a power line may have caused the 60,000-acre Dixie Fire.
PG&E Power Line May Have Sparked Massive Dixie Fire

PG&E waited five days to report that one of its power lines may have sparked the Dixie Fire, which is burning across Plumas and Butte counties.

Image caption: Thousands of Californians continue to file for unemployment benefits.
CA Unemployment Claims Remain at High Levels

Even as the national economy quickly recovers, thousands of Californians continue to file for unemployment benefits, largely because small business is still struggling.

Image caption: The state legislature passed a basic income bill Thursday without a single ‘no’ vote.
CA Passes First-in-United States 'Basic Income' Bill

California will become the first state in the nation to provide monthly basic income payments to millions of residents, after the legislature passed a $35 million bill.

Image caption: A new bill would expand the state's paid family leave.
New Bill Makes Paid Family Leave Affordable for All Workers

A new bill now in the state Senate would make paid family leave accessible even to workers on the lowest end of the income spectrum.

Image caption: A Senate bill to create zoning laws that promote affordable housing has been met with protest in Santa Cruz.
Bill to Allow More Housing Meets Protest in Santa Cruz

A State Senate bill would allow quick rezoning for multi-family housing, as a new research study reveals the high cost of single-family zoning laws.

Image caption: A new breed of super-commuter may cause post-pandemic traffic congestion to become worse than it was before March 2020.
As Pandemic Recedes, Traffic Jams Are Coming Back

As the pandemic recedes, traffic is getting worse. But workers returning to offices appears not to be the main reason why.

Image caption: San Francisco has seen an 85 percent jump in new COVID cases over the past week.
COVID Cases Show Alarming Rise in Bay Area, Sacramento and Other Counties

The delta variant and often lagging vaccination rates are putting California in new danger from COVID-19.

Image caption: A raging Oregon wildfire is bearing down on one of California's main power transmission routes.
Water, Energy Cutbacks Urged as Emergencies Mount

As fire, heat waves and drought threaten the state’s water and power supplies, the governor calls for consumers to cut back on use.

Image caption: Anderson Reservoir will be dry for 10 years due to a seismic retrofitting project.
Anderson Dam Retrofit Begins, Reservoir Drained

Work begins on what officials say is an essential seismic upgrade to Anderson Dam, draining the reservoir even though Santa Clara County is in the middle of a drought.

Image caption: California homeowners are fighting to get back cancelled fire insurance policies.
Insurers Still Fail to Reinstate Fire Policies

Homeowners whose fire insurance policies were not renewed remain frustrated in their fight to get them back.

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