Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

Patrick McGreevy

Los Angeles Times

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Patrick:

Many renters to get help when California eviction protections end this week

Some California eviction protections end on Sept. 30, but many of the state's renters will qualify for other assistance programs. → Read More

California risks forfeiting millions meant for struggling renters, auditor warns

Auditor Elaine Howle says delays in the rent relief program and uncertainty over federal rules raise concern that California won't distribute $1.8 billion by Sept. 30. → Read More

The recall is winding down. But the campaigns will go on

Tuesday's election will decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom — for now. But with the 2022 vote on the horizon, both Democrats and Republicans are unlikely to ease off the politicking anytime soon. → Read More

Solemn remembrances, BBQ lunches and last-ditch pleas on recall's final weekend

On the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's recall election, California gubernatorial candidates leaned into their efforts, making multiple stops in a last-minute effort to get out the vote. → Read More

California lawmakers end their 2021 work as recall election looms

Hundreds of bills passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature during the past week are headed to Newsom, who is in a final push to stay in office while facing a Republican-led recall election Tuesday. → Read More

California lawmakers vote to speed up state process for terminally ill to end their lives

The action comes five years after a California law allowed doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill people who want to ingest them on their own to end their lives → Read More

California lawmakers send governor sweeping legislation to change unemployment system

Legislation passed Thursday would require the California Employment Development Department to enact far-reaching changes recommended by state audits. → Read More

California lawmakers weigh new overhaul of cash bail system

The national bail industry that spent $10 million to defeat a 'zero bail' measure in November is lobbying hard against new proposed legislation. → Read More

California lawmakers advance plan to decertify police officers for serious misconduct

The bill gives new powers to the state's 17-member Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training to suspend or revoke officers' certification. → Read More

California stimulus checks arrive ahead of recall election

The Newsom administration has announced that $600 stimulus payments are being delivered to millions of Californians as ballots are being cast on whether to recall the governor from office. → Read More

Bill to speed California EDD overhaul held by legislators

Legislation to speed up an overhaul of California’s unemployment benefits system fizzled Thursday when it was sidelined by lawmakers. → Read More

California's unemployment system a vulnerability for Newsom

The long-standing problems at California's Employment Development Department have become a leading issue for the campaign seeking to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom from office on Sept. 14. → Read More

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta leads challengers in campaign cash, buoyed by reformers

Bonta's attorney general campaign reported raising $1.6 million in contributions since he was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, a financial disclosure report shows. → Read More

California's history on assault weapons on the line in court

After a federal judge's ruling declared it unconstitutional, gun safety advocates fear California's trailblazing work is in jeopardy, concerned that the decision could help unravel decades of hard-fought progress here and across the country. → Read More

Californians' faith in gun control slips in new poll

A new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times found that 56% of the state’s voters surveyed believe stronger laws restricting the sale and possession of guns help make their communities safer, but the number is down from 60% who felt that way three years ago. → Read More

Newsom administration hires special counsel in probe of California unemployment fraud

State officials have hired former federal prosecutor McGregor Scott to serve as special counsel to assist in investigating fraud in California's unemployment benefits system. → Read More

Candidates running to replace Newsom disclose tax returns

Hundreds of pages of documents were published online detailing salaries, investments and taxes paid over the past five years for the candidates → Read More

New stimulus checks, rent relief, business grants: Newsom signs more recovery bills

Gov. Gavin Newsom capped a series of recent actions on what he is calling his California Comeback plan by signing budget legislation Monday that will trigger a massive distribution of cash to struggling residents and businesses. → Read More

California extends contract with Bank of America for troubled unemployment benefits program

The state Employment Development Department exercised an option to extend the bank’s contract for two years, even though officials with the financial institution indicated that they would like to end their work for the state unemployment system. → Read More

California attorney general launches teams to investigate fatal police shootings

The state Department of Justice will assign 27 special agents and six supervisory agents to the California Police Shooting Investigation Teams. → Read More