Judge Upholds 'Abuse of Power' Lawsuit Against Governor Newsom
A judge in Sutter County has handed a victory to two Republican state lawmakers who filed an “abuse of power” lawsuit against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom. The judge struck down an executive order the governor issued in June which set up new requirements for the 2020 election.
Guest: Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City)
California Businesses Brace for Potentially Violent Protests
Californians have already voted in record numbers. There is excitement, but there’s also tension in cities and towns around the state. Many businesses are boarding up their windows and bracing for potentially violent protests.
Reporter: Caleigh Wells, KCRW
Oakland Law Enforcement on Standby for Election Night Unrest
Law enforcement agencies across the state are also preparing for potentially violent protests as a result of today’s election. In Oakland, Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city’s emergency operations center will be up and running.
Last-Minute Registration and Voting Tips For This Unprecedented Election
It’s finally Election Day and the California Voter Foundation has some last-minute voting advice. Even if you haven’t registered, you can still vote today, and more than 10 million Californians already have.
Guest: Kim Alexander, President, California Voter Foundation
PG&E Could Begin Paying Wildfire Victims This Month
Victims of wildfires caused by PG&E could soon start getting money from a multi-billion dollar trust fund set up in the utility’s recent exit from bankruptcy protection. The fund’s trustee plans to disburse partial payments of up to $25,000 to those who need it most.
Director of California's Embattled Unemployment Agency Announces Retirement
The state’s Employment Development Department is set to have a new leader come January. Current director Sharon Hilliard announced late last week that she would retire at the end of this year. Lawmakers are thinking about what comes next for the state agency.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, KQED
Distance Learning Struggles Mean More L.A. Teens Are Failing Classes
Struggles with distance learning are leading to more D and F grades among L.A. Unified middle and high school students. Superintendent Austin Beutner says it'll be a while before campuses are able to reopen.
Reporter: Carla Javier, KPCC