New California laws for 2022: More duplexes, fewer ketchup packets and all mail-in elections
Packets of Heinz ketchup are displayed with Burger King french fries on April 12, 2021, in San Anselmo, California. - Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A slate of new California laws set to go into effect Jan. 1 touches on everything from police accountability to housing reform, ketchup packets and how veterinarians gather blood donations for sick pets. Some laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last year, such as a ban on the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and lawnmowers and a requirement that large retailers maintain a genderless kids area, don't go into effect until a couple of years from now. Here's a round-up of some of the high-profile laws set to take hold New Year's Day: Affordable housing California's sky-high housing ...