Former aide to Gavin Newsom arrested on domestic violence charges

Nathan Ballard, 51, was arrested a day after an alleged Oct. 17 incident in Napa County, according to sheriff's officials.

As Newsom mulls over a U.S. Senate pick, Latino lawmakers and activists say it’s their time

Newsom, who has not said when he'll make an announcement on Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate successor, is facing an onslaught of competing pressures over what is perhaps one of the most pivotal and politically consequential decisions he will...

Prop. 16: Everything you need to know about affirmative action measure

Proposition 16 would allow the reinstatement of affirmative action programs in California.

Poll shows Californians give Newsom high marks on COVID-19, low marks on addressing homelessness

A new poll by the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom is currently enjoying an extremely strong political standing — even after he was forced to manage a litany of crises during his first two years in office in...

Environmentalists plan lawsuit challenging Newsom over oil and gas drilling permits

The Center for Biological Diversity accused Newsom of being friendly to California's oil industry and issuing new permits without proper environmental reviews.

New poll finds shaky support for Proposition 16 to restore affirmative action in California

The Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday night found that just 31% of likely California voters surveyed said they would vote for the proposal, Proposition 16, while 47% said they oppose it. The remainder, 22%, were undecided.

California lawmakers vote to expand ban on death penalty for the intellectually disabled

California legislators vote to expand a law prohibiting the death penalty against intellectually disabled defendants. The bill now goes to Gavin.

California could see a quarter-million COVID-19 tests a day under new state plan

The expanded COVID-19 testing capacity and quicker results will increase the ability of officials to quickly isolate people who test positive and to track down those who came in contact with them, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

At Democratic convention, Newsom criticizes Trump for California fire comments

Newsom rekindled his criticism of Trump — which has focused on the president's environmental and immigration policies — on national television Thursday evening.