Articles by Amy Taxin

Associated Press

Health Official: California COVID-19 Cases Underreported

Figures showing California has slowed the rate of coronavirus infections may be in doubt because a technical problem has delayed reporting of test results, the state’s top health official said. For days, California hasn’t received full counts on the number …

Plagued by Drought, California Prepares For El Niño Storms

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Niño event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the …

Immigrants’ Prior Licenses to be Checked by California DMV

Immigrants in the country illegally who fraudulently obtained a California driver’s license before it was legal won’t get a new card until state authorities review their driving record. The Department of Motor Vehicles this month started issuing special licenses to …

Immigrants Get Warning On California Driver’s Licenses

While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice. Immigrant advocates say the vast majority should …

California’s Immigrant License Words Approved by Feds

Federal officials have given their backing to a redesigned license for immigrants living in California illegally, which includes wording that distinguishes it from those for legal residents. Homeland Security officials told the California Department of Motor Vehicles that the state’s …

Immigrants in California Study for Driver Test Months Out

There’s a lot riding on a California law to grant driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, and supporters are already preparing prospective drivers in the most populous U.S. state to pass the test required to get one. A …

Immigrants in California Study for Driver Test Months Out

There’s a lot riding on a California law to grant driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, and supporters are already preparing prospective drivers in the most populous U.S. state to pass the test required to get one. A …

California Immigrants May Flag Status to Get Driver’s License

To get the driver’s licenses they’ve long sought, immigrants living in California illegally will have to do something many have long resisted: publicly identify themselves. The driver’s license bill that the Legislature passed on its final day requires a distinction …

California Faces Longer, Tough Wildfire Season

California truly is the Golden State this summer – golden brown – and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the fire-fanning Santa Ana winds usually arrive and already it’s …