Tag Archives: Gavin Newsom

Majority Of CA Schools Won’t Reopen In Fall [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Schools in much of California will be blocked from reopening in-person classes this fall unless they meet strict guidelines to protect students and staff, and unless counties where they are located slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. All public and private schools throughout California must also require staff and students …

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California Reports Near-Record 11K New COVID Cases

Deadline reports: Without fanfare — or one of Governor Gavin Newsom’s regular press conferences — California quietly posted the news that there were 11,126 new confirmed coronavirus cases reported on Wednesday. That’s the second-highest total of new cases since the pandemic began, eclipsed only by the 11,694 new cases reported last Tuesday. But last week’s record was padded by numbers …

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CA Gov Closes Bars, Restaurants, Gyms, Churches

CNBC reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Monday all counties in the state to close indoor operations for a handful of businesses, including restaurants, bars, movie theaters and museums, as Covid-19 cases continue to climb. The order comes after Newsom previously ordered these businesses to close in counties on the state’s “watch list.” The new order, which will now apply …

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California Reports Record 11,694 New COVID Cases

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports: On Wednesday, President and CEO of the California Hospital Association Carmela Coyle offered a grim update from the medical community. “We’re preparing to surge,” said Coyle. And with good reason. California Governor Gavin Newsom then announced a mind-boggling number of new coronavirus cases in the state. Over the previous 24 hours, California saw 11,694 new …

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California Gov Orders New Lockdowns In 19 Counties

ABC News reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new round of lockdown measures Wednesday, ordering 19 counties to close all indoor operations for several industries, including restaurants, as the state grapples with a resurgence of coronavirus cases. In addition to bars being forced to shut down temporarily, restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment venues, zoos, museums and cardrooms must …

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California Gov Orders Bars To Close In Seven Counties

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars to close in seven California counties Sunday because of escalating coronavirus rates, and recommended closures in eight others, including Sacramento. Bar closures are required in Los Angeles, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, San Joaquin and Tulare. Bar closures are recommended for Sacramento, Contra Costa, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus …

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California Reports 12,000+ New Cases Over 48 Hours

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a news conference Wednesday with the latest on California’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, California saw the highest jump in new COVID-19 cases in a day since the state starting tracking case numbers in mid-March. The California Department of Public Health said 5,019 new lab-confirmed novel coronavirus cases …

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Schwarzenegger: Making Masks Political Is Moronic

The Hill reports: Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Thursday lauded new California measures requiring residents to wear masks outside of their homes, saying that “Anyone making it a political issue is an absolute moron who can’t read.” The measures were released by the state health department Thursday as the state gradually reopens businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. It …

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California Gov Issues Statewide Mandatory Mask Rule

CBS News Los Angeles reports: Face masks are now required across the state of California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. The order applies to all Californians in indoor spaces, healthcare settings, on public transportation and rideshare vehicles and at workplaces that are visited by the public or where food is prepared for sale or distribution. Masks will also be required …

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GOP Seeks To End California’s State Of Emergency

Courthouse News reports: A pair of Republican lawmakers in California say they’re prepping a bill aimed at restricting the unprecedented power wielded by Governor Gavin Newsom during the Covid-19 health emergency. The bill by Assemblymen James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, and Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin [photo], seeks to end Newsom’s emergency powers by enacting a resolution that overturns the state’s declaration of …

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California Governor Eases County Reopening Criteria

The Sacramento Bee reports: California is changing its criteria for counties that want to reopen faster than the rest of the state. Counties will have to demonstrate that their hospitalization rates are stable and their rate of positive cases are low. The new criteria represent a move away from the previous rules, which among other standards required that counties have …

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California Gov Signs Exec Order Allowing Vote-By-Mail

CNBC reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Friday allowing all registered voters in the state to receive a mail-in ballot this November. The move comes as several states weigh how to carry out their remaining 2020 elections while keeping voters safe from contracting and spreading the deadly coronavirus. “I signed an executive order,” Newsom said, “that …

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Newsom: Some CA Businesses Can Reopen This Week

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California retailers can begin to reopen their businesses to curbside pickup as soon as the end of this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday night, while some regions of the state with few coronavirus cases will be able to go even further in loosening restrictions on public life. “We are entering into the next phase,” …

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California Gov Expected To Close All Beaches And Parks

NPR reports: A California Police Chiefs Association memo sent Wednesday informed its members that Gov. Gavin Newsom will order all California beaches and state parks to close, effective Friday, May 1. “After the well-publicized media coverage of overcrowded beaches this past weekend, in violation of Governor Newsom’s Shelter in Place Order, the Governor will be announcing [Thursday] that ALL beaches …

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Vast Majority Back CA Gov On Continuing Lockdown

Courthouse News reports: The vast majority of Californians support stay-at-home orders issued by state leaders as a means of stemming the surge of Covid-19 infections, even if the restrictive measures continue to weigh down the economy, according to a California Health Care Foundation poll released Friday. His decision to continue social distancing and keep businesses closed is backed by 75% …

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CA Gov Needs “Army Of Volunteers” For Food Banks

Courthouse News reports: Courting an army of volunteers, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday urged healthy residents to fill in gaps at food banks and nonprofits overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. California food banks have lost 70% of their staff in recent weeks and Newsom pushed those capable to sign up on a new state website that will connect volunteers …

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Branch Covidian Pastors Sue California Governor

ABC News reports: Three Inland Empire churches that want to keep their doors open during the coronavirus outbreak sued Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials on Monday, arguing that physical distancing orders violate the First Amendment right to freedom of religion and assembly. The suit, filed in the federal court for the Central District of California, also names state Attorney …

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California Governor Bans Evicting Renters For 60 Days

Via press release from Gov. Gavin Newsom: Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no …

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CALIFORNIA: Banks Agree To 90-Day Mortgage Freeze

Courthouse News reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered a dose of good news for homeowners on Wednesday, announcing the nation’s largest banks will voluntarily freeze mortgage payments for 90 days on families mired in the Covid-19 crisis. Newsom said the agreement is the result of weeks of negotiations with the heads of banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, JPMorgan Chase …

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California Gov Issues Statewide “Stay At Home” Order

CNBC reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a statewide order for all residents to ‘stay at home’ amid a coronavirus outbreak. “We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Newsom said, as he announced a statewide order for Californians to stay home. “There’s a social contract here, people I think recognize the need to do …

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