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Gavin Newsom, California governor, eyes prison closures amid budget woes

Gavin Newsom, California governor, eyes prison closures amid budget woes

TRENDING:AdvertisementFollow UsAdvertisementAdvertisementAdvertisementAdvertisementQuestion of the DayAdvertisementSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to significantly shrink the footprint of California’s prison system, partly because of massive budget cuts prompted by the pandemic but also because of philosophy.The revised budget he sent to state lawmakers this week envisions closing two state prisons in the coming years; cutting nearly one in five of the 43 inmate firefighter camps; and eventually closing all three state-run juvenile prisons.He’s also seeking unspecified...

May 17, 2020
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Victims call Golden State Killer 'sick monster,' 'subhuman'

Victims call Golden State Killer 'sick monster,' 'subhuman'

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-sacramento-ap-top-news-ca-state-wire-d625218454afad2363c35b39dde7eba5Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-sacramento-ap-top-news-ca-state-wire-d625218454afad2363c35b39dde7eba5Click to copyRelated topicsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Victim after victim lined up on Tuesday to describe Joseph DeAngelo as a “sick monster,” “horrible man” and “subhuman” who stole their innocence and changed their lives during a more than decade-long reign of rape and murder that earned him the nickname Golden State Killer.The daughter of one rape...

August 18, 2020
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9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/ap-top-news-ca-state-wire-u-s-supreme-court-california-courts-11a1e49886a3143f2db3fbf5b10c5069Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/ap-top-news-ca-state-wire-u-s-supreme-court-california-courts-11a1e49886a3143f2db3fbf5b10c5069Click to copyRelated topicsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.“Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional...

August 14, 2020
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Judge tosses California ammunition purchase law

Judge tosses California ammunition purchase law

AP NEWShttps://apnews.com/da939b10185f662e536ec96dc6156aa2Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/da939b10185f662e536ec96dc6156aa2Click to copyRelated topicsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a sharply worded rebuke of “onerous and convoluted” regulations that violate the constitutional right to bear arms.U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which asked him to stop the checks and related restrictions on ammo...

April 23, 2020
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Lawsuit aims to end California license plate language limits

Lawsuit aims to end California license plate language limits

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/freedom-of-speech-lawsuits-us-news-ca-state-wire-san-francisco-8af559851b5c6f3768ef225963336ff5Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/freedom-of-speech-lawsuits-us-news-ca-state-wire-san-francisco-8af559851b5c6f3768ef225963336ff5Click to copyRelated topicsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may have to end most restrictions on personalized license plate language that some might find offensive, if a lawsuit filed Tuesday prevails.The libertarian Pacific Legal Foundation lawsuit challenges the state Department of Motor Vehicles’ current policy on free...

March 10, 2020
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California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

California's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step.Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts on where people can get treatment and vaccination.“We'll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization,” Newsom said in a statement announcing his...

Aug 2
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California high court: Judges must weigh ability to pay bail

California high court: Judges must weigh ability to pay bail

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/california-coronavirus-pandemic-courts-2d3308b0ba10cbdd85f5d3ab807abfffClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/california-coronavirus-pandemic-courts-2d3308b0ba10cbdd85f5d3ab807abfffClick to copyRelated topicsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that judges must consider suspects’ ability to pay when they set bail, essentially requiring that indigent defendants be freed unless they are deemed too dangerous to be released awaiting trial.“The common practice of conditioning freedom solely on whether an arrestee can afford...

March 25, 2021
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