Tag: SACRAMENTO

3 Men Missing in California After River Rescue Attempt

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Three men are missing and presumed dead in California after a child was caught in a river current and they swam out in an attempt to rescue him, authorities said. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the boy was swept away at a popular boating and swimming destination called Three Mile Slough. The…


1 Killed, 4 Wounded in Shooting Outside Sacramento Nightclub

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—One person was killed and four were wounded in a shooting early Monday outside a nightclub in downtown Sacramento, police said. Police Chief Kathy Lester told the Sacramento Bee that authorities received a call about shots fired shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday after a club let out patrons. The four wounded people were…


California Gives Free Healthcare to Illegal Immigrants

SACRAMENTO—California is now the only state in the U.S. to offer free healthcare to all low-income illegal immigrants after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion budget June 30. The allocation will give an estimated 764,000 people free healthcare coverage for $2.7 billion annually beginning 2024 under the budget provision’s expanding of the state’s Medi-Cal…


Teen Who Had Double Mastectomy Regrets ‘Gender Journey’

A 17-year-old girl who regrets having both of her breasts removed as a result of so-called “gender-affirming care” testified before a California Assembly committee hearing June 38, urging state lawmakers to reject proposed legislation that would make California a transgender sanctuary state. “I was medically transitioned from ages 13 and 16,” Chloe Cole from the Central Valley told…


Californians to Receive $1,050 in Inflation Relief

About 23 million Californians will be eligible to receive $1,050 checks under a new inflation relief package, the governor announced June 26. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) agreed to allocate $17 billion from the state’s budget toward inflation relief. Part of that fund,…


Feds Sue Sacramento Councilman for Allegedly Threatening to Deport Employees Helping Investigators

By Theresa Clift From The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The federal government has sued Sacramento City Councilman Sean Loloee, alleging he threatened to deport employees who cooperated with a federal investigation into his grocery stores. The lawsuit, filed April 1 in federal court in Sacramento by the U.S. Department of Labor, also claims Loloee underpaid employees,…


California Restricts Thousands From Pumping River Water in San Joaquin Valley

SACRAMENTO—California water officials announced more hefty water cuts to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed, affecting thousands of users from Fresno to parts of Northern California, as the state continues in its third year of drought. Earlier this week, the State Water Resources Control Board announced more cutbacks, which began Wednesday, June 8, affecting more than…


Traffic Stops for Minor Violations Would be Prohibited Under New California Bill

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 1389, authored by Sen. Steve Bradford (D-Inglewood), would prohibit law enforcement officers from pulling over vehicles for a low-level infraction without a separate, independent basis to initiate the stop. In the bill, introduced in February and passed out in the senate appropriations committee May 19, such infractions would be not having an up-to-date…


Newsom Vows to Fast Track Gun Control Bills, Fires Back at Texas Governor

SACRAMENTO—Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to accelerate a series of gun reform bills May 25, just a day after state lawmakers introduced more than a dozen gun-control bills aimed at reducing gun violence. The bills were introduced just hours after the deadly massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed the lives of 19…


Californians Could See Mandatory Water Cuts: Newsom

SACRAMENTO—With summer months approaching, Gov. Gavin Newsom warned May 23 “the state could be forced to enact mandatory restrictions” if local water conservation efforts continue to be ineffective. Newsom met with California’s major water suppliers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday, asking them to urge Californians to use less…