Hundreds of thousands of people receiving food stamps will no longer be eligible under a new rule finalized by the Trump administration on Wednesday.
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Gavin Newsom takes new tone with Trump as he steers California during coronavirus crisis
Los Angeles (CNN)For California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the call that triggered state's full crisis response came in the middle of the night on March 6, and he was waiting for it. The state's lab had been working through the night, and one of his cabinet secretaries was on the line telling him 21 of the 42 crewmembers and passengers tested for coronavirus aboard the Grand Princess Cruise Ship, which was idling in international waters off California's coast, had tested positive. Coronavirus is spre...
'We're steering blind': California testing lags behind New York amid nationwide shortage
California, twice the population of New York state, has conducted fewer COVID-19 tests and is still waiting for results from most of those it has tested. This lag is crippling California’s ability to track the disease and understand how effective shelter-in-place orders have been to contain it, experts say. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases have climbed above 4,600 in the state and more than 1,600 in the Bay Area. Deaths reached 92 in California, including 35 in the Bay Area. Statewide, public and private labs have conducted 88,400 tests, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday in Los Angeles, and pointed to a problem with California testing: The results aren’t immediate. "Tens of thousands are still waiting for results,” Newsom said at a press conference. New York issued its shelter-in-order later than California. It has the most cases and deaths in the country, and its numbers are rapidly climbing as hospitals become overwhelmed. But the state has conducted more tests than California: 145,753 as of Friday, according to the Atlantic’s COVID tracking project . That’s 65% more than California. Unlike California, New York had no pending test results on Friday, according to the Atlantic’s tracker. There’s no clear answer why California, which implemented the country’s first shelter-in-place order, has lagged behind in testing. But a shortage of basic materials and other factors help to explain it. New York got early approval of a state COVID-19 test. But even with new lab tests being approved in California, there’s still an ongoing shortage of staffing and supplies like swabs and personal protective gear to conduct them - which has been true across the country. To speed up test production, Newsom said the state was trying...
Silicon Valley lawmaker wants to bring Andrew Yang's universal income plan to California
Andrew Yang’s presidential run ended in February, but Assemblymember Evan Low is trying to bring one of Yang’s key issues to life in California: Universal basic income. Low, who was Yang’s national campaign co-chair, recently introduced a bill in the state Assembly that would provide $1,000 a month to many California residents in an effort...
Why do California companies have so many masks to donate?
Wildfires are one big reason. California passed a new regulation last year that requires empoyers to provide “proper respirators” when the air is unhealthy.
The Bay Area: The Land of Many Jobs and Too Few Homes
Recently, we commented on how newly released government data allows us to make a rough estimate of the gap between New York City’s past decade of rapid employment growth and its relatively modest housing growth, and how this gap reflects a “jobs–housing mismatch.” San Francisco is in a very similar position to New York. In the same manner, its housing crunch is fundamentally a consequence of being a magnet for job-creating businesses while limiting new housing through restrictive land-use reg...
Coronavirus: Renters, landlords demand help from California
Cities have banned evictions and President Trump has offered mortgage relief. But landlords and renters want more from California amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Newsom deploys California National Guard to assist food banks
Newsom said the short-term deployment will initially assist a food bank distribution warehouse in Sacramento County and will also assess the needs of other California counties that have requested assistance with their food bank programs.
COVID-19: California to spend $42 million on hospital leases, supplies
Editor's note: We have removed the paywall from this article as a public service. Please consider subscribing to The Desert Sun so we can continue reporting on stories like these. Thank you. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday announced $42 million in emergency funding will be spent to help increase the amount of space and services available to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. And California authorities have asked the federal government for far more supplies, including 10,000 ventilators and 30...
California coronavirus: Normal life is on pause
Coronavirus upends life in California. Swing district Republicans are caught in a pickle. Vacancy tax floated to address housing crisis.
California Issues Broad Guidance to Avoid Large Gatherings in Fight Against Coronavirus – NBC Los Angeles
Sweeping guidance for Californians to avoid unnecessary gatherings will likely extend beyond March as health experts grapple with a fast-moving pandemic virus...
California Government is the Reason for California’s Housing Shortage
The homebuilder Lennar has new affordable homes for sale in San Antonio, Texas with nine different floor plans to choose from at a variety of price points – starting in the $130,000s. In California, permits and development fees often total more than $130,000 before ground is even broken. A report published by UC Berkeley found that development fees can compromise up to 18% of the cost of a new home. In many jurisdictions, developers pay as much as $157,000 in fees on each single family home c...
California Gov. Newsom declares emergency after 1st coronavirus death
California's first coronavirus fatality -- an elderly patient who apparently contracted the illness on a cruise -- prompted the governor Wednesday to declare a statewide emergency as six new cases, including a medical screener at Los Angeles International Airport, were confirmed.
Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Council of Economic Advisors
SACRAMENTO -- Continuing his commitment to strengthen, innovate and grow California’s economy, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the creation of his Council of Economic Advisors. The Council will advise the Governor and Director of the California Department of Finance Keely Martin Bosler on wide-ranging economic issues and deepen relationships between the Administration and academic researchers to keep California moving toward an economy that is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. The ...
Chasing California 2020
CHASING CALIFORNIA 2020: What's former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's game plan to stand out for voters in the primary? To understand his thinking, ABC7 News went behind-the-scenes with Bloomberg during a visit to Northern California.
The Lawyers That Win The Most in South Hadley: See The List
Bodie Mono County Once a boomtown of the Gold Rush era, Bodie is now a certified ghost town. The last residents left more than 50 years ago. Some parts of the town have been preserved in "arrested decay," meaning even the inside of businesses look like they did when they were abandoned, shelves stocked with goods and all. You can walk the deserted streets on your own or take a spooky ghost tour. In the winter, the town is usually only accessible by ski, snowshoe or snowmobile, so planning a s...
California Targets Companies With Highly Paid Executives – NBC Bay Area
California is considering raising taxes on some of the country’s largest companies, but the size of the tax increase would depend on how much its highest-paid executive makes compared to its employees.
All California cities must follow state sanctuary law, appeals court rules
California’s sanctuary law, which prohibits most types of law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents, is binding on the state’s 121 charter cities, including an Orange County community that has refused to enforce it, a state appeals court ruled Friday. SB54, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017, bars state and local police from asking arrestees about their immigration status, notifying federal agents about an immigrant’s release date from jail, or holding an immigrant beyond t...
California wants to buy huge Bay Area ranch to create new state park
LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) - A pristine, 80-square-mile ranch within an hour's drive of San Francisco is up for sale for the first time in 85 years and California wants to acquire the property to create one of the largest state parks in decades. When Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his $222 billion proposed state budget on Friday, he mentioned that he wants legislative leaders to dedicate $20 million from a one-time surplus to help purchase new public parkland. Newsom declined to say where the new park might be, suggesting the asking price could "go up" if he revealed details. For several days, 17 lawmakers in the San Francisco Bay Area have been urging Newsom to appropriate $20 million to help acquire and preserve the N3 Ranch near Livermore, the Los Angeles Times reports. If approved, the money would help complete a purchase package which includes a $30-million commitment from The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Lands. "This is a matter of urgent concern because this irreplaceable property is for sale now," Democratic Sen. Steve Glazer said in a statement. "Nonprofit conservation groups have assembled funding commitments that could finance more than half the cost. We need to move on this quickly." Two Southern California sisters put the rarely-visited ranch on the real estate market in July 2019 with the asking price of $72 million. Cattle still roam the property, which comes with a four-bedroom headquarters, a one-bedroom annex, a bunkhouse, shops, outbuildings, four cabins for employee housing and 14 hunting cabins. The Alameda Creek watershed runs through the property, capturing drinking water for Bay Area residents. The habitat is home to elk, deer and hundreds of species of migrating birds. "It's quite a place," said Todd Renfrew, broker and principal owner of Vacaville-based...
“California is booming. Why are so many Californians unhappy?” – Silicon Valley
California Is Booming. Why Are So Many Californians Unhappy?
California's Gov. Newsom had 'baptism by fire' in 1st year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state's largest utility,...
California Still Most Populous, But Stalls at 39.9 Million – NBC Bay Area
California’s population has stalled at 39.9 million people as expensive housing prices and other factors convince more people to leave the state for other parts of the country. An estimate released Friday showed California added 141,300 people from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, bringing its total population to 39.96 million on July 1. Adding births and subtracting deaths,…
How California Is Rewriting the Law on Online Privacy
Responding to outcry that technology companies have invaded consumers’ privacy, California became the first state in the nation to pass a law giving people
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How California is rewriting the law on online privacy – Orange County Register
The state is the first state to pass a law giving people more control of their digital data. The new rules take effect Jan. 1.
Why the nation should screen all students for trauma like California does
As the first person to hold the new role of Surgeon General of California, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is pushing an unprecedented plan to implement universal screenings for childhood trauma within the state’s schools. Childhood trauma is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as an “emotionally painful or distressful” event that “often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” Burke Harris’ plan is already more than a dream: In June, Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a budget that pr...
Newsom, Democrats lose effort to force Trump to release taxes—and it wasn't close
California loses battle for Trump's taxes. State to sue Trump administration over Delta water shipments. Power shutoffs leaves residents hungry.
Newsom huffs and puffs, like the big bad wolf
Remember the children’s fable about the wolf who was attempting to capture and consume the three little pigs? If a pig refused to admit him or come out of its house, the wolf threatened: “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.” Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declaration that the state will stop buying vehicles from automakers that oppose its mileage and tailpipe emission rules is just such huffing and puffing. While several car companies agreed to California’s demands, others refuse...
California is becoming a nightmare. Here's why the
· In the last decade, California has seen a devastating drought, enormous and deadly fires, and a.. • Technology • One News Page: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Want a job for life? California has plenty of openings in Congress
With a surprising number of congressional seats suddenly becoming vacant in California in 2020, a flood of hopefuls are running for one of the few remaining political jobs that don’t come with an expiration date. And though the action is all in Southern California, it may not be long before a similar rush hits the Bay Area, where there are seven members of Congress age 67 or older. It’s no surprise that politicians at all levels look with longing at a seat in Congress, where term limits don’t...
Are the wealthy fleeing California taxes?
Here is an indisputable fact about California taxation: More than two-thirds of state general fund revenues come from personal income taxes and about half of those taxes are paid by the 1% of taxpayers atop the income scale. In other words, K-12 schools, state colleges and universities, health and welfare support for the poor, prisons and many other services for 40 million Californians are utterly dependent on the ability and willingness of a few thousand very high-income residents to cough u...
Governor Gavin Newsom calls for investigation into California gas prices
Why are gas prices so high in California? That's what Governor Newsom is trying to find out.
California silent on whether it’s part of Facebook antitrust probe
Forty-five state attorneys general said Tuesday that they have joined forces to investigate whether Facebook engaged in anticompetitive behavior and violated federal antitrust laws. Publicly, California is not among them.
What Use Is the Future?
The Boom interview Editor’s Note: Alex Steffen is a futurist and a self-described optimist. A native Californian, Steffen is keen on the future of the Golden State. So much so that he moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area from Seattle after taking futurism by storm with his influential blog and book Worldchanging, an eye-opening encyclopedia of the people, technologies, trends, and forces of the future at work in the world today to create a bright, green tomorrow. Steffen wanted to be clos...
California Earthquakes: What to Do Before, During and After the Shaking
No matter where you live in California, there is a risk of considerable damage due to an earthquake. Here is what you need to know before during and after the rumbling.
California bans private prisons and immigration detention centers
California will phase out its use of private prisons within eight years under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. It also makes California the first state to ban the operation of privately run immigrant detention centers, setting up another potential clash with President Trump over immigration policy.
Hoorah! States Pick Up the Federal Clean Energy Slack
A new scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) provides a comprehensive look at which states are leading on energy efficiency while the Trump administration continues to choose polluters and profits over the wellbeing of everyday Americans.
‘We formalize an apology of behalf of our state,’ says Newsom at Native American Day
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks of truth and healing during the 52nd Annual California Native American Day at the State Capitol on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
California’s pension debt cannot be ignored
Joe Nation, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research: Legislative attempts at reform of public employee pensions barely made a dent in the problem. Public pension debt will continue to grow. The question is whether California’s leaders have the courage to acknowledge and implement the aggressive and comprehensive reforms that are so clearly required.
Sacramento Kings Debut New Gender-Inclusive ‘916 Crew’ Dance Group – CBS Sacramento
The Sacramento Kings have debuted the team's new gender-inclusive hip-hop group.
What Passed? Or Is in Limbo? Catch Up With the California Legislature as Session Ends
From crackdowns on fake medical exemptions for schoolchildren's vaccinations to reducing the use of force among law enforcement agencies, here is some of t
California has trillions more wealth than any other state
2% of the population holds 20% of the state’s wealth.