With more than 90% of the state’s population in areas now with substantial or high transmission, the California Department of Public Health recommends universal masking in indoor public settings and in schools
The new vaccination requirements are part of the state's push to get more people vaccinated as a wave of new cases, spurred by the ultra-contagious delta variant and cases among unvaccinated people, threatens to halt the state's progress in mitigating the virus' spread.
California would be the first state to adopt a state-funded guaranteed income program, funding pilot projects that would guarantee some people, especially foster youth and pregnant women, an income floor. Santa Clara County’s pilot program provides $1,000 a month to 72 foster youth.
A bill aims to create new rules for California’s mostly unregulated debt settlement industry. AB 1405, expected to pass through Senate committees, comes at a time when the industry expects to see a 75% increase in account enrollment.
Commercial growers celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Cedar Point Nursery v Hassid, but farmworker unions say this will make it harder for them to access workers and advocate for their rights.
When state officials announced they were offering residents access to a digital record of their coronavirus vaccinations, they stressed that it is not a "vaccine passport," but might come in handy for sporting events, concerts and international travel.