Gavin Newsom

On Jan. 8, 16-year-old Black girl Tioni Theus was found shot dead alongside a freeway in South Los Angeles.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law the Kenneth Ross Jr. Decertification Act of 2021, a measure that provides "a pathway for revoking the licenses of law enforcement officers who commit serious misconduct, even if it does not rise to the level of criminal charges

Republican California gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder lost his bid to replace Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom as voters decided against a right-wing extremist who has repeatedly been described as a Black white supremacist.

After realizing there is likely no realistic path to victory in the California gubernatorial recall election, conservative and right-wing political operatives have appeared to embrace a familiar tactic of pushing the unproven allegations of voter fraud.

Under pressure to resign over a series of mounting scandals, Democratic governors in California and New York are making promises that critics say are only coming now in an effort to generate some positive press amid mounting scandals.

Black Lives Matter activists and other prominent Black political leaders want to ensure that the Senate includes a Black woman representative as Harris transitions to her role of Vice President.

California imposes a moratorium on the death penalty.

Black pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris will become California’s first surgeon general.