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Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he will consider “toggling back” California’s reopening plan and reinstate restrictions if hospitals and health care needs exceed capacity after increased testing has resulted in more positive test results being reported.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has decided drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will be considered employees as is depicted under California’s new gig worker law.

A Nevada automotive dealer trade group says it's willing to work with state regulators after Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a new initiative to consider an electric vehicle mandate in the state.

An investigation is underway after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot an auto shop security guard in Gardena the evening of June 18.

The Tesla Cybertruck will make its first public appearance at the legendary Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles from June 20 to June 26.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on June 18 put in place a new statewide order requiring individuals to wear masks or other face coverings in most public places.

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