DNA tests could reveal whether Kevin Cooper was wrongly convicted. California's former governor waited eight years to order them.
The ruling, which went into effect Jan. 1, marks an important victory for economic and immigrant justice in the city.
Walter "Earlonne" Woods has seen his prison sentence commuted thanks, in part, to his work on the wildly successful "Ear Hustle."
Death row inmate Cooper and his attorneys say the tests will show he was framed for the killings of four people in 1983.
California offers a testing ground to make broad changes using an approach the GOP has leveraged to the hilt in recent decades.
As the scope of the wildfire sets in, a sheriff says more than 450 people have been assigned to comb through charred remains for more bodies.
With the deadly fires in California still burning and hundreds of people missing, Trump thought it would be a good idea to blame the fires on his favorite punching-bag state.
The measures ban secret contracts that keep victims quiet, mandate anti-harassment training and require that corporations include women on their boards.
Gov. Jerry Brown, who has positioned the state as a global leader in renewable energy efforts, signs legislation setting 2045 as the target year for ending the use of fossil fuels.