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Sacramento Lawmakers Lining Up at Assemblywoman Garcia’s Water Corruption Trough

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site HMG OP-ED: This past Monday, the Assembly Committee for Local Government, chaired...
In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, Carlos Vasquez, left, and his nephew, R.J. Vasquez, wait for customers at their family's barber shop in Houston. They estimate they have lost nearly half of their business due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

California To Let Gyms, Bars, Day Camps Reopen Next Week

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND AMY TAXIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will allow day camps, bars, gyms,...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Report: California’s COVID-19 Cases Rising, Bucking National Trend

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California, where health experts warn of a potential second wave of the coronavirus as the economy reopens, is...
LAPD information technology bureau officer Jim Stover demonstrates the use of the body camera during a media event displaying the new body cameras to be used by the Los Angeles Police Department in Los Angeles, California August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

California Police Arrest curfew Flouters, Chase Thieves

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By BRIAN MELLEY and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police throughout California arrested hundreds of protesters...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

‘Why Do We Always Get Hit First?’ Proposed Budget Cuts Target Vulnerable Californians

Shirley Madden, 83, relies on a caregiver and her two grown daughters to remain living at home — and not in a nursing home. Her...
FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Allows Some Reopening Of Barbershops, Hair Salons

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that barbershops and hair salons can...
Julio DeJesus pumps gas for 98.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

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BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday against major oil companies in...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom give an update to the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. At right is California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghaly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Lays Out Pandemic Rules For Church Reopenings

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By STEFANIE DAZIO and ROBERT JABLON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Shalom Rubanowitz looks forward to reopening his synagogue...
A bowl of stickers for those taking advantage of early voting, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Steubenville, Ohio. Elections officials in the four states, Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, holding presidential primaries next week say they have no plans to postpone voting amid widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, they are taking extraordinary steps to ensure that voters can cast ballots and polling places are clean. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

RNC Sues Newsom Over Order to Send Mail Ballots to All California Voters

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Gov. Gavin Newsom has been sued by the Republican National Committee and two other party organizations for his...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California To Spend $1.8 Billion More On Virus Response

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday took an extra $1.8...
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University of California Imposes Pay Freeze As Losses Mount

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By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is imposing a system-wide freeze on...
In this March 24, 2020, photo, farmworkers keep their distance from each others they work at the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery in Clarksburg, Calif. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses that supply food to California and much of the country as schools, restaurants and stores shutter over the coronavirus. But some workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Steve Heringer, general manager of the 152-year-old family owned business said workers now have more hand sanitizer and already use their own gloves for field work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Tulare County Defies State As More of California Reopens

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As restaurants and stores were cleared to open for customers...
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Football Still a Possibility at Big 3 Cal State Schools

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State University system’s plan for a mostly virtual fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t...
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California Homeless Quarantine In Hotels, More Rooms Needed

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By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and JANIE HAR Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety mounted every time someone at the...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

As Revenues Plummet, Billions Cut From California Budget

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reflecting the financial hit California is already seeing from the...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Governor Looks To Plug $54 Billion Budget Hole

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to reveal his plan...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Outlines Changes for Restaurants As They Reopen

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California counties, Butte and El Dorado, won state approval Tuesday to reopen dining rooms in restaurants —...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

California Takes Steps to reopen Public Spaces, Businesses

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SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A beach bordering two Southern California counties reopened Monday with some restrictions as parts of the state...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom displays a bottle of hand sanitizer while saying the state would take action against price gouging because of the coronavirus, at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In the aftermath of the first California resident to die from the coronavirus, Newsom declared a state declared a statewide emergency to deal with the virus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Keeping The COVID Plague At Bay: How California Is Protecting Older Veterans

Dr. Vito Imbasciani has been at war with viruses since he was 5. Growing up near the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New...
In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photograph, the company logo sits on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Shares of Tesla Inc. fell 4% in early trading Thursday, Feb. 13, after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell more than $2 billion worth of additional shares. The move comes just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said the company had enough cash to fund its capital programs and it didn't need to raise any more money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Musk Threatens to Exit California Over Virus Restrictions

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened Saturday to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local...
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Orange County Woman, Others Sue California Lawmakers Over Shutdown

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Attorneys for an Orange County woman and four others have filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging Gov....
In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, people gather to watch the sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. Most of America's national parks remain open as some of the last refuges for weary Americans sick of being stuck at home, but many are closing visitor centers, shuttles, lodges and restaurants in hopes of containing the spread of the coronavirus. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, File)

Triple Digit Heat Expected in California Deserts, Temperatures To Cool Elsewhere

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Although the San Diego County deserts will again experience near triple-digit temperatures today, it will be cooler elsewhere...
FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Threatens 3 Counties’ Aid as Reopening Begins

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The most significant reopening of the California economy during the...
A shopper loads her van with groceries for a family gathering Monday, March 16, 2020, in Santa Ana, Calif. Millions of California's oldest and youngest residents stayed home Monday as officials took increasingly strident steps to separate people and contain the spread of the coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Californians Can Hike, Shop, Golf as Virus Restrictions Ease

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hiking to the Hollywood sign and hitting the links is being allowed Saturday as the California county hardest...
FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Nail, Hair Salons Plead to Open With Other Shops

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By AMY TAXIN Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — California officials have rattled off numerous shops and businesses that...
In this May 9, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards a chart with proposed funding to deal with the state's homelessness as he discusses his revised state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The governor is calling for better mental health care to help treat the state's large homeless population as he addresses one of the state's most pressing problems in his second State of the State speech to be given Wednesday, Feb. 19. 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Legislative Analyst Projects Deficit Through 2024

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s coronavirus-induced budget deficits could continue until at least 2024...
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California DMV Reopening Offices, Including Multiple Southland Locations

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The California Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen 25 of its field offices tomorrow, including more than a...
This Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows flames burning near power lines in Montecito, Calif. Pacific Gas and Electric is promising promising to overhaul its board of directors in an attempt to avoid a potential takeover attempt by the state of California and prove the beleaguered utility is turning over a new leaf as it works through its second bankruptcy in less than 20 years. The promise to shake things up came late Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, as the San Francisco company tries to emerge from bankruptcy by June 30. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

Regulators Waive $200M Fine on PG&E For Causing Deadly Fires

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday suspended a $200 million fine against Pacific Gas & Electric as punishment for the...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

California Doom: Staggering $54 Billion Budget Deficit Looms

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will have a budget shortfall of $54.3 billion because of the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus,...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

California To Get $247M Refund As Masks Face Delivery Delay

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be refunded $247 million it paid to a Chinese company under a major deal for protective...
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order On Marriages

Apr 30, 2020 SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order today that will allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing rather than in person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the executive order, adults will be able to obtain a marriage license, at the discretion of their local county clerk, through videoconferencing, as long [...]
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

All California Beaches And State Parks To Close Starting Friday

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - All California beaches and state parks are expected to temporarily close starting Friday in an attempt to prevent...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Taxpayers Group Sues Newsom Over Plan To Help Undocumented Immigrants

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A taxpayers' group filed court papers today to block Gov. Gavin Newsom's allocation of $75 million in coronavirus-related...
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California Southland Heat Wave Eases — But Not For Long

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Southland's first heat wave of 2020 will ease today thanks to the return of the marine layer,...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Newsom Outlines Risk-Based, Phased Business Reopening Plan; No Timeline Set

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Again saying the state is "weeks, not months'' away from relaxing stay-at-home orders, Gov. Gavin Newsom today outlined...
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Colorado & Nevada Join California, Oregon & Washington In Western States Pact

Apr 27, 2020 Western state Governors: Health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide decisions to modify stay at home orders SACRAMENTO – Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak today announced their respective states are joining California, Oregon and Washington in the Western States Pact – a working group of [...]
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California Southland Heat Wave Persists

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Southland's first heatwave of 2020 is almost a week old today, and highs in several communities will...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Newsom Blasts OC Beach Crowds: Virus “Doesn’t Take The Weekends Off”

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NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) - Gov. Gavin Newsom today lashed out at crowds who flocked to some Orange County beaches over the hot...
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California Southland Heat Wave Enters Second Week

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Gusty crosswinds will swirl in the Southland today, with the strongest occurring along the Interstate-5 corridor in the...
Speedy's Grub Shack is selling gas for 98.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Average L.A. County Gas Price Drops For 57th Consecutive Day

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the 57th...
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More High Winds, High Heat In Store For California Southland

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Strong winds will blow across the Southland today, generating furious wind gusts amid a continuing heat wave, threatening...
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Governor Newsom Announces Plan To Resume Delayed Health Care That Was Deferred As Hospitals...

Apr 22, 2020 Decision based on progress toward preparing California’s hospitals and health care delivery system for a COVID-19 surge in patients – one of California’s six indicators to gradually modify state’s stay-at-home order State also announces plans to add at least an additional 80 testing sites, mainly in underserved communities; train up to 10,000 [...]
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High Winds, High Heat Combine To Bedevil Southland

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Powerful winds will sweep areas of the Southland today while temperatures continue to climb in the region's first...
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Newsom: Hospitals Can Resume Scheduled Surgeries; Other Restrictions Remain

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - In the first significant rollback of restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today...
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U.S., California Education Departments Name Sustainability Honorees

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta was among the honorees named today by the U.S....
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Grants Announced By California State Parks Foundation

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 LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The California State Parks Foundation today announced $75,000 in new grant funding for parks in the Southland and...
A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in the U.S. workforce with millions of people losing their jobs in the past two weeks and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage from the crisis piles up around the world. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Report: Coronavirus Closures Could Cost 2.8M Jobs In SoCal

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Business closures and cutbacks brought on by the coronavirus crisis could lead to a staggering 27.4% drop in...
Speedy's Grub Shack is selling gas for 98.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Average L.A. County Gas Price Drops For 52nd Consecutive Day

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
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Strong Winds Buffet California Southland: Heat Wave Headed our Way

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Strong winds will blow across the San Gabriel Mountains today amid a warming trend that will send highs...
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order On Actions In Response To COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020 The order addresses upcoming admissions criteria for the CSU system, background checks for essential workers, and deadline extensions to real estate licenses, to name a few SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including adjusting admissions requirements for [...]
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Governor Newsom Announces New Initiatives To Support California Workers Impacted By COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020 Governor announces new initiative to expand call center hours at the Employment Development Department to better assist Californians with unemployment insurance applications EDD will also implement a one-stop shop for those applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, including the self-employed and independent contractors Governor announces $75 million in statewide Disaster Relief Assistance funding [...]
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Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators The State Will Consider Before Modifying The Stay-At-Home...

Apr 14, 2020 VIEW HERE: Governor unveils six key indicators that will be considered before modifying state’s stay-at-home order SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor noted that the progress in flattening [...]
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Governor Newsom Announces Release Of $100 Million To Support Child Care Services For Essential...

Apr 10, 2020 This critical funding will be deployed to pay for up to 20,000 limited-term additional child care slots   Funding is part of SB 89, emergency legislation the Governor signed last month to provide up to $1 billion in funding to help California fight the COVID-19 pandemic SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the [...]
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order On Upcoming Elections

Apr 09, 2020 SACRAMENTO – In light of stay-at-home and physical distancing orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to address upcoming local elections. Three local special elections that have been scheduled for May and June will be held as all-mail ballot elections. Local election officials can also make [...]
People stand in marked places to keep a social distance at a fast food restaurant in London, Friday, March 20, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Strike Planned At Restaurants In L.A. And Across The State

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Non-union cooks and cashiers at more than 30 restaurants in Los Angeles and across California are planning to...
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California Sets Zero Bail For Many Offenses

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California's Judicial Council moved today to set bail at zero for most misdemeanor and lower-level felonies in an...
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Governor Newsom Announces Progress In Expanding Hospital Capacity To Fight Coming Surge In COVID-19...

Apr 06, 2020 At former basketball arena being transformed into an alternate care site, Governor announces state has already secured up to 4,613 additional beds to fight COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the health care delivery system California is setting up eight federal medical stations across the state and has leased and reopened two recently shuttered [...]
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California To Send 500 State-Owned Ventilators To The National Stockpile To Help States In...

Apr 06, 2020 SACRAMENTO –Recognizing that states like New York are experiencing immediate supply shortages as a result of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California would help meet this moment by loaning 500 state-owned ventilators to the Strategic National Stockpile inventory. “California is stepping up to help our fellow Americans in New York [...]
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Homes, Small Businesses From Water Shutoffs

Apr 02, 2020 Order protects consumers who may be unable to pay for water service during COVID-19 crisis SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that will restrict water shutoffs to homes and small businesses while the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order protects consumers who may not be able [...]
A group of officials stand in front of beds at Moscone West in San Francisco, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Since the beginning of the international pandemic, officials in California have said one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to others: the homeless. Officials are setting up 400 beds at the Moscone Center to house homeless people who are currently in shelters to allow for more social distancing. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California Homeless Advocate: ‘We’re Moving Way Too Slowly’

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Testing Issues Cloud Scope Of California’s Virus Outbreak

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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as...
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Providing for Expedited Resources for COVID-19 Response

Apr 01, 2020 Funds will be deployed for hospital surge efforts, as well as other needs related to the COVID-19 response SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that allows for the immediate use of funds to support the state’s continuing efforts to protect public health and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. [...]
Joe Tavi, Bloom Energy senior director of manufacturing, holds a refurbished ventilator as he kneels beside fuel cells, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Sunnyvale, Calif. The new coronavirus outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy, in San Jose, Calif., makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Can You Fix Ventilators? A California Fuel Cell Engineer Figures It Out

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was late when engineer Joe Tavi’s boss called...
Lt. Col Shane Patty, right, gestures while speaking to Captain Torrance Pineau-Brown at a possible COVID-19 treatment site Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in San Mateo, Calif. The National Guard is currently setting up the federal cache, which includes cots and personal protective equipment needed to establish a federal medical station with capacity up to 250 beds. No patients will be immediately housed in the space but proactively standing it up now allows the County to be ready if and when hospitals need more medical spaces. Both men are from the 146th Airlift Wing, a unit of the California Air National Guard, stationed at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Oxnard, California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, Pool)

California virus cases grow to at least 8,200; 180 deaths

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California nursing home has more than 50 residents infected with coronavirus — a troubling development amid...
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief To California Small Businesses

Mar 30, 2020 Order provides 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax Order extends licensing deadlines and requirements for a number of industries SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for businesses. The executive order allows the California Department of Tax [...]
A sign is seen at the entrance to Innsdale Trail near the Hollywood Sign, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to spend a second weekend at home to slow the spread of the infections. It has been more than a week since Gov. Gavin Newsom barred 40 million residents from going outdoors except for essentials. Even so, reports of crowds have prompted local and state officials to warn that ignoring social distancing, park and beach closures could spread the virus, which already is surging. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Virus Death Toll Surpasses 100; Infections Surge

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, second from right, is given a tour of the Bloom Energy Sunnyvale, Calif., campus Saturday, March 28, 2020. Bloom Energy is a fuel cell generator company that has switched over to refurbishing ventilators as an increasing number of patients experience respiratory issues as a result of COVID-19. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool)

California Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100; Infections Surge

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading...
The USNS Mercy enters the Port of Los Angeles, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. The The 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship is expected to help take the load off Los Angeles area hospitals as they treat coronavirus patients. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Has Surge of Coronavirus Cases That Threatens Hospitals

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By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ADAM BEAM Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surge of coronavirus cases in California...
In this March 24, 2020, photo, farmworkers keep their distance from each others they work at the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery in Clarksburg, Calif. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses that supply food to California and much of the country as schools, restaurants and stores shutter over the coronavirus. But some workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Steve Heringer, general manager of the 152-year-old family owned business said workers now have more hand sanitizer and already use their own gloves for field work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Farmworkers Key to Keeping US Fed Are Wary of Virus Spread

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By CUNEYT DIL and AMY TAXIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the...
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Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19...

Mar 25, 2020 Governor Newsom announces financial institutions will provide relief for vast majority of Californians Californians economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments  Financial institutions agree not to negatively impact credit reports as a result of accepting payment relief SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that financial [...]
Unidentified Los Angeles residents are admistered with a test for COVID-19 while in their vehicles inside the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles Wednesday, March 25, 2020. With California virus cases surging, Gov. Gavin Newsom said his stay-at-home order for 40 million Californians may stay in place into May. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California Governor: 5 Big Banks Suspend Mortgage Payments

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five of the nation's largest banks have agreed to...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Governor Says 4 Banks To Waive Mortgage Fees

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — This is a breaking news update. AP's original story...
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order On State Prisons And Juvenile Facilities In Response To...

Mar 24, 2020 No new commitments to state prisons or juvenile facilities will be accepted for the next 30 days Order also directs videoconferencing of all scheduled parole suitability hearings starting next month SACRAMENTO — To reduce the risks of COVID-19 in correctional settings, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order directing the California [...]
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Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration For State’s COVID-19 Response Efforts

Mar 22, 2020 SACRAMENTO – In a letter to President Donald Trump, Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to assist in California’s COVID-19 preparedness and emergency response efforts. The Major Disaster Declaration would include any and all individual assistance programs to assist those affected by the outbreak and lessen the economic impacts [...]
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Governor Gavin Newsom Updates the State on Steps to Curtail COVID-19

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom briefed the public last night on the ongoing efforts by the state to halt...
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California Governor Calls on Youth to Take Shelter-in-Place Seriously

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was...
A few cars head south to cross from San Diego into Tijuana, Mexico, through what is normally one of the world's busiest land border crossings, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

40 Million Californians Ordered To Stay Home To Halt Virus

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's 40 million residents should stay...
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Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million In Funding To Protect Homeless...

Mar 18, 2020 California is working across government to get homeless Californians – among the most vulnerable to spread of COVID-19 – safely into shelter & housing  Governor signed executive order granting local flexibility on spending and building shelters State purchased 1,309 trailers and leased first two hotels to provide emergency isolation units for homeless individuals  SACRAMENTO [...]
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Survey Shows California Realtors Bracing For COVID-19 Impact On Housing Market

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - As the coronavirus crisis continues to worsen, 74% of California real estate professionals expect the pandemic to negatively...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

More Of California Under Tight Restrictions Due To Virus

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Extraordinary restrictions on everyday activities expanded to more areas of California on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom give an update to the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. At right is California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghaly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Governor: Most Schools Won’t Reopen This Spring

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By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It’s likely “few if any” California...
In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photograph, the company logo sits on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Shares of Tesla Inc. fell 4% in early trading Thursday, Feb. 13, after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell more than $2 billion worth of additional shares. The move comes just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said the company had enough cash to fund its capital programs and it didn't need to raise any more money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla Factory Could Be Shut Under California Health Order

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FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The Tesla factory that employs thousands of people could be forced to close after Alameda County on Tuesday...
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California Man Gets Prison For Working As Agent For China

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco Bay Area tour operator was sentenced to four years in prison for serving as...
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order To Protect Renters And Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 16, 2020 The Executive Order authorizes local governments to halt evictions, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shut offs SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The Executive Order [...]
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Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State And Local Government’s Ability To...

Published: Mar 12, 2020 Directs Californians to follow public health directives including canceling large gatherings more than 250 people Order removes waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance for Californians who lose work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak Readies state to commandeer hotels & medical facilities to isolate & treat COVID-19 patients Allows [...]
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Average California Southland Gas Prices Continue Drop: Lowest Amounts Since Last March

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
This photo shows signage a T-Mobile store in New York, Monday, April 30, 2018. On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

California AG Drops Challenge To T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

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NEW YORK (AP) — California’s attorney general said Wednesday that the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion...
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First Partner Leads California Volunteers Commission, Governor Newsom Announces Additional Appointments

Mar 09, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will serve as Honorary Chair of the California Volunteers Commission. The California Volunteers Commission supports California Volunteers, which is tasked with uniting Californians in service and empowering them to take action in their communities. “California Volunteers is at the forefront [...]
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Police Recording: California Killings Defendant Cites Racism As Reason For Racially Motivated Murders

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people in California told detectives in a recorded interview he was fed...
In this satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies, the Grand Princess cruise ship is seen as it was preparing to dock at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., Monday, March 9, 2020. The cruise ship forced to idle for days off the coast of California because of a cluster of novel coronavirus cases aboard arrived in port Monday as state and U.S. officials prepared to transfer its thousands of passengers to military bases for quarantine or return them to their home countries. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Thousands On Virus-Hit Cruise Ship Wait Their Turn To Leave

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By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of passengers aboard a...
Assemblyman Evan Low, Democrat of Campbell. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

State Opens Investigation Following CalMatters’ Report On Tech Foundation; Democratic Assemblyman Stopped Disclosing Donors.

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By Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters California’s political watchdog is investigating fundraising practices by Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low after...
Carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the Grand Princess passes the Farallon Islands while holding off the coast of San Francisco, Sunday, March 8, 2020. The cruise ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Thousands Prepare To Get Off Ship Hit By Coronavirus In California

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal and state officials in California were preparing Monday to receive thousands of people from a cruise ship...
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No Gender Allowed: California Assembly Bill Would Fine Retailers For Displaying Toys And Clothing...

Retail stores with more than 500 employees could soon be required by law to display clothing for girls mixed with clothing for...
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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 3.5.20

Mar 05, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Sara Murillo, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of administration for the California Complete Count – Census 2020. Murillo has served as assistant director of administration at the California Complete Count – Census 2020 since 2018. She was a fiscal officer at [...]
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Light Rain Expected This Weekend In California Southland Ahead Of Heavier Rain Next Week

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A storm system that could bring a chance of rain through Thursday night crept toward Southern California today.  ...
CORRECTS COAST GUARD TO NATIONAL GUARD-In this photo provided by Michele Smith, a cruise ship worker cleans a railing on the Grand Princess Thursday, March 5, 2020, off the California coast. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with about 3,500 people aboard to stay back from the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew can be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died of the disease and at least two others became infected. A National Guard helicopter lowered test kits onto the 951-foot (290-meter) Grand Princess by rope as the vessel lay at anchor off Northern California, and authorities said the results would be available on Friday. Princess Cruise Lines said fewer than 100 people aboard had been identified for testing. (Michele Smith via AP)

At Sea: Passengers Off California Await Coronavirus Test Results

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Passengers on a cruise ship off the California coast were instructed to stay in their cabins as they...
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San Mateo County: Glew, Becker Heading To November Runoff For State Senate Seat

By Bay City News Service - Menlo Park entrepreneur Josh Becker and Los Altos engineer Alex Glew will compete in a November...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

California Coronavirus Update: 4 More Cases Confirmed In Los Angeles County

One day after a state of emergency was declared in Los Angeles County as six new cases of novel coronavirus were reported,...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Governor Newsom Declares State Of Emergency To Help State Prepare For Broader Spread Of...

Mar 04, 2020Emergency proclamation builds on work already underway across state government to protect public health and safetyProclamation includes increased protections against price gouging, offers more assistance to local governments and allows health care workers to come from out of stateAll levels of state government are being deployed to tackle this evolving situation SACRAMENTO – [...]
California Gov. Gavin Newsom displays a bottle of hand sanitizer while saying the state would take action against price gouging because of the coronavirus, at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In the aftermath of the first California resident to die from the coronavirus, Newsom declared a state declared a statewide emergency to deal with the virus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Cruise Ship Is Held Off California Coast For Virus Testing

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By OLGA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered...

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