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Despite Illnesses, Calif. Says Moderna Vaccine Can be Used

Despite Illnesses, Calif. Says Moderna Vaccine Can be Used

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California says it’s OK to immediately begin using a batch of coronavirus vaccine doses after health officials held a safety review because several people fell ill. State epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said Wednesday that the review found “no scientific basis” to continue a halt to using a specific batch of the…MORE

Calif. Guard Pleads Guilty to Lies in Inmate’s Death

Calif. Guard Pleads Guilty to Lies in Inmate’s Death

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A former California correctional officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to submitting a false report in a federal civil rights investigation into the death of an inmate at a Sacramento-area prison. Ashley Marie Aurich lied about seeing another another former correctional officer, Arturo Pacheco, reach down and pull the legs out from under…MORE

Newsom Sets New Tone for CA, White House Partnership

Newsom Sets New Tone for CA, White House Partnership

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom is ready for a more productive and friendlier relationship with the White House under Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. The Democratic governor sent a letter Tuesday to Biden outlining places where the state and federal government can find common ground, including on immigration and climate change. It comes…MORE

Capitol Photos, Videos Lead to Controversial CA Doctor’s Arrest

Capitol Photos, Videos Lead to Controversial CA Doctor’s Arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Beverly Hills, California, doctor and coronavirus vaccine critic has been arrested in connection with her alleged role storming the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Simone Gold was arrested Monday and is facing charges of entering a restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct. Attempts to reach her attorney…MORE

More Banking Services for Calif. Pot Firms

More Banking Services for Calif. Pot Firms

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An agreement in California could open the way for more marijuana companies to access checking and other banking services. Broad legal pot sales got underway in California in 2018, but many banks remain reluctant to handle cannabis industry money. They fear it could expose them to legal trouble from the federal…MORE

9 Lawsuits by Calif. Mark Trump’s Final Day in Office

9 Lawsuits by Calif. Mark Trump’s Final Day in Office

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California filed nine lawsuits against the Trump administration on the president’s final full day in office. The lawsuits target several environmental rule changes the administration approved in recent days. They include rules that state Attorney General Xavier Becerra says would weaken protections for migratory birds and loosen the regulation of greenhouse…MORE

Calif. Becomes First State to Top 3 Million COVID-19 Cases

Calif. Becomes First State to Top 3 Million COVID-19 Cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California has become the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. That’s according to a tally Monday by Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone wasn’t entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed was stunning. The state only reached 2 million reported cases…MORE

CA Sheriff’s Deputy, K9 & Suspect Dead Following Shootout

CA Sheriff’s Deputy, K9 & Suspect Dead Following Shootout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a California sheriff’s deputy has died and another deputy was injured following a chase and shootout that also left a suspect dead. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says a sheriff’s K-9 dog also died in the gunfire late Monday near Cal Expo, a Sacramento event venue. He says the…MORE

California Urges Stop to 300K Vaccines after Some Fall Ill

California Urges Stop to 300K Vaccines after Some Fall Ill

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 COVID-19 vaccinations using a Moderna version because some people who got it needed medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. Dr. Erica S. Pan is recommending that vaccine providers stop using one lot of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of…MORE

Calif. Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months in Airport Due to Virus

Calif. Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months in Airport Due to Virus

CHICAGO (AP) – A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for three months. Thirty-six-year-old Aditya Singh is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and…MORE