With COVID cases rising, how close is California to new mask rules, restrictions? With COVID cases rising, how close is California to new mask rules, restrictions?

L.A. County remains far from meeting its own metrics for a new mask order, but a moderate increase in coronavirus case rates has officials concerned.

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I covered the first $3-billion budget in 1963. Now Newsom could crack $300 billion I covered the first $3-billion budget in 1963. Now Newsom could crack $300 billion

The Newsom administration has also projected a never-dreamed-of tax surplus of $97.5 billion by July 2023, columnist George Skelton writes.

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In rural California, Republican Brian Dahle plants the seeds of a campaign for governor In rural California, Republican Brian Dahle plants the seeds of a campaign for governor

"This is a tough race," Republican state Sen. Brian Dahle said about his decision to challenge Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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After plane crashes and close calls, pressure mounts to close this L.A. airport After plane crashes and close calls, pressure mounts to close this L.A. airport

Plane crashes, close calls and pollution prompt residents in Pacoima to call for the closure of Whiteman Airport. Aviation enthusiasts say the airport is critical for training new pilots.

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Column: A decade ago, California adopted a strange top-two primary system. How's it working out? Column: A decade ago, California adopted a strange top-two primary system. How's it working out?

The state scrapped traditional primaries to combat political polarization and legislative gridlock, but maybe it has to keep experimenting.

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Boy, 14, fatally wounded during North Chicago shoot-out, 3 others arrested after crashing vehicle in Waukegan Home Depot parking lot Boy, 14, fatally wounded during North Chicago shoot-out, 3 others arrested after crashing vehicle in Waukegan Home Depot parking lot

The boy, 14, was involved in an exchange of gunfire with three people in a vehicle at a North Chicago gas station Sunday night when he was fatally wounded.

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17-year-old charged in connection with fatal shooting of boy, 16, near The Bean 17-year-old charged in connection with fatal shooting of boy, 16, near The Bean

The 17-year-old was charged on suspicion of second-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a loaded weapon and aggravated battery with a laser device on a firearm, authorities said.

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Daywatch: A fatal shooting near The Bean, and an alleged racist massacre in Buffalo Daywatch: A fatal shooting near The Bean, and an alleged racist massacre in Buffalo

Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

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Riverside man shot several times during home invasion Riverside man shot several times during home invasion

This is the third home invasion in the Alessandro Heights neighborhood in the last month.

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