Democratic incumbent Rob Bonta beats Republican Nathan Hochman in California attorney general race
Updated 9:06 p.m. | California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a progressive Democrat running for elected office in a heavily Democratic state, easily won the election Saturday to take the seat being vacated by the soon-to-retire Republican Kamala Harris.
With 99 percent of the votes counted, Harris held more than 55 percent of the vote. It was the largest turnout for a California attorney general election in decades.
A man whose home was staked out by police while burglars broke into his home was later shot to death in his driveway after failing to meet the man’s extortion demand of at least $8,000.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the central Sierra Nevada, a major environmental hot-spot, after wildfires damaged more than 1,000 structures and forced the evacuation of thousands nationwide.
The state’s largest public housing authority in San Francisco declared a state of emergency over concerns about “high risk” conditions at public housing properties.
More than 150,000 people across the state signed on to a petition calling for marijuana legalization, according to the League of California Cities.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that legalizes recreational cannabis within the next two years, the first significant action by a sitting California governor on the issue. But he did not provide a timeline for legalizing the drug for recreational use.
California became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage when it became the 35th state to do so in November.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra is set to become the first Latino California governor if he wins Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the June 3 primary race for governor.
(CNN)California Attorney General Kamala Harris is leading the way for progressive Democrats on the 2018 midterm elections and could be a dark horse to challenge the Republican who will lead California’s next governor.
Harris is running in a high-profile race for attorney general against Republican Nathan Hochman in California, which holds its election Tuesday.
“I’m glad Kamala Harris has won in the strongest contest I have seen her run against a credible opponent,” said Paul Sperry, a professor of