(WASHINGTON) -- Californians may be the only ones that can vote in Tuesday's recall election, but in his closing arguments for Gov. Gavin Newsom, President Joe Biden warned that the country's political future is on the ballot. "This is not hyperbole. The eyes of the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Reproductive rights are taking center stage in California's recall election, in a bid to nationalize the stakes of next week's special election. Last week, Texas passed the strictest anti-abortion legislation in the nation, effectively nulling Roe v. Wade. The law blocks abortions... Read More.
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- More than 100 people were forced out of their homes overnight as California's largest wildfire continues to spread at a rapid pace. The Dixie Fire has now expanded to more than 190,000 acres -- increasing by 20,000 acres in just 24 hours... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The ruling is a victory for Republicans, who have enacted 22 laws restricting voting in 14 states. In a second significant opinion Thursday, the US Supreme Court divided 6-3 along ideological lines to strike down a California law that required charities to... Read More.
(THREE RIVERS, Calif.) -- The resilience of some of Earth’s timeless towering treasures, the ancient sequoia trees, is being tested by the very thing they rely on to survive: fire. “Up until just a few years ago, it was just virtually unheard of that fire... Read More.
(FOLSOM LAKE, Calif.) -- Folsom Lake, one of California's largest reservoirs, is crucial to providing water to the state's 40 million-plus residents. But this year, relentless heat and dry conditions have evaporated the already below-average snowpack on the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains that supply the... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- A homeless man was identified on Tuesday as the person who started Southern California's Palisades Fire, which has burned more than 1,100 acres, threatened hundreds of home and prompted the evacuation of about 1,000 people. The suspect, 48-year-old Ramon Santos Rodriguez, allegedly... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- A raging Southern California wildfire that authorities suspect was started by an arsonist remained out-of-control on Monday, fueled by drought-parched trees and brush that have not burned in about 60 years and forcing the evacuations of more than 1,000 people, authorities... Read More.
Movie theaters, theme parks, sports stadiums, and even conventions could soon return to full capacity in California, according to an announcement from embattled Governor Gavin Newsom. Newsom announced Tuesday that as COVID-19 cases continue to drop and vaccinations continue to rise in the Golden State, the... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(IGO, Calif.) -- Last year's deadly Zogg Fire in Northern California was caused by a tree hitting electrical lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection... Read More.
By JON SCHLOSBERG, GINGER ZEE, STEPHANIE EBBS and LINDSEY GRISWOLD, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Disasters typically associated with the West Coast include devastating earthquakes and out-of-control wildfires, but there's an epic disaster that could be far worse than both -- and it... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government has denied California's request for a disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned swathes of land across the U.S. state since early September.A spokesperson for the California Governor's Office... Read More.