The proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders of the Legislature would boost gasoline excise taxes by 12 cents a gallon -- a 43 percent increase.
The total number of flu deaths this season has reached 79, compared to 60 the same time last year.
A man with a violent criminal history has been found guilty in the slaying of a San Carlos resident who was shot to death in a home invasion robbery last spring.
Proponents of a new stadium in Mission Valley say they have collected 108,000 signatures in support of the proposal.
Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump's executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. Mayor Ed Murray said the order issued in January punishing "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional and creates uncertainty around the city's budget. Other governments have sued Trump over the sanctuary issue. San Francisco filed a lawsuit earlier this year, also saying the order was unconstitutional. California's Santa Clara County and two Massachusetts cities with large Latino populations - Chelsea and Lawrence - have also taken legal action.
President Donald Trump's $25 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that alleged fraud at his now-defunct Trump University may be put on hold because a former student in Florida wants a full refund plus interest and an apology.