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Prop. 47 targeted by Dem, GOP lawmakers

Prop. 47 targeted by Dem, GOP lawmakers

A Democratic bill would reverse a key aspect of Proposition 47 by reducing the felony threshold for petty theft and shoplifting, while a Republican one would overturn Prop. 47 altogether.
Unboosted: California COVID-19 booster rate falls below 40% in most counties

Unboosted: California COVID-19 booster rate falls below 40% in most counties

In 19 California counties, less than a third of vaccinated residents are boosted. In some counties, it's less than 25%. One health official blames "pandemic fatigue."
State announces mandatory water restrictions

State announces mandatory water restrictions

The California Water Resources Control Board has adopted emergency water restrictions that will apply to all water users statewide.
The California Legislature is back: What to expect in 2022

The California Legislature is back: What to expect in 2022

In addition to the pandemic and budget surplus, California is dealing with some of the same big issues it has long grappled with including housing and climate change.
FDA expands booster Pfizer eligibility to children ages 12-15

FDA expands booster Pfizer eligibility to children ages 12-15

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, allowing children ages 12-15 to get a booster vaccine dose.
Pleasanton: city awaits final noise complaint data as it considers KaiserAir expansion

Pleasanton: city awaits final noise complaint data as it considers KaiserAir expansion

The city of Pleasanton says it expects to receive the results of the latest Livermore Municipal Airport noise study, conducted in the last half of 2021, by the end of January.
John Madden: Reflecting on an NFL Hall of Famer, national celebrity and hometown hero

John Madden: Reflecting on an NFL Hall of Famer, national celebrity and hometown hero

Madden was a national celebrity who lived quietly in his hometown for decades when he wasn't traveling the country in his luxury bus, The Madden Cruiser.
11 new California laws for 2022, explained in one minute

11 new California laws for 2022, explained in one minute

The new year brings a raft of new laws for Californians. They're likely to affect what your neighborhood looks like, how safe you feel, what recourse you have against discrimination -- even how you take out your trash.
Air district discourages burning wood during New Year's weekend

Air district discourages burning wood during New Year's weekend

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is calling on the region's residents to forego burning wood in their fireplaces and wood stoves this weekend to prevent air pollution.
Redistricting: New maps split portions of Tri-Valley

Redistricting: New maps split portions of Tri-Valley

New state assembly, congressional maps take effect in 2022 elections; state senate maps in 2024 race
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