Plans to show instructors in-person how to teach with Canvas, the online learning platform that much of the state’s community colleges use, were scrapped. Instead, LACCD began posting daily online trainings organized by different facets of using Canvas, such as how to build course chapters, post announcements for students, load assignments and assess student learning through quizzes and graded discussions.
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Budget deal shields neediest Californians, shifts burden to middle class
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon urges lawmakers to approve the state budget bill, at the Capitol on June 15, 2020. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli, AP Photo The work of crafting a pandemic-era state budget was never going to make California Democrats happy. The question, as soon as the economic fallout from the coronavirus became evident this spring, wasn’t whether there would be cuts, but rather, who would take them and how deep they would go. The answer, detailed in an agreement Democratic lawmak...
California unemployment hits 15.5% in April — largest monthly job loss ever recorded
Gov. Gavin Newsom said last week that 25% of California workers could be left jobless, a rate akin to Great Depression levels.
California Task Force calls on Congress for $1 trillion in coronavirus aid
The House of Representatives passed a bill that includes $1 trillion for local governments, but the Senate is not expected to approve it.
California Is Relaxing Some of Its Criteria for Reopening. Here Are the Changes – NBC Los Angeles
California is relaxing some of its reopening criteria, and that could mean most of the state may soon be offering services such as dining at restaurants. The...
Here’s how a $54 billion deficit will hurt Californians – Local News Matters
In this file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom presents the 2020-21 state budget at a press conference at the state Capitol on Jan. 10. In this file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom presents the 2020-21 state budget at a press conference at the state Capitol on Jan. 10. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters) California finance officials revealed a $54 billion deficit Thursday in the first economic assessment of the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating blow to the fifth-largest economy in the world. That figur...
New California nurses jobless during coronavirus pandemic
Some newly registered California nurses are left sitting at home. Many have been applying, but said even with the coronavirus pandemic, they can't get a job.
Coronavirus sparks new fight over California’s internet privacy law
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office is gearing up to enforce the state’s landmark internet privacy law, despite pleas from business groups that say they aren’t ready because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Report: State could lose $1.3 billion in gas tax revenue during coronavirus shutdown
California may lose $1.3 billion in gas tax revenue during the shelter-in-place period, a side effect of the decline in driving, according to a scientist at UC Davis.
Coronavirus sparks California's worst budget deficit
California's state government faces a $54-billion budget deficit through next summer, according to an analysis released Thursday.
Newsom signs executive order to send every registered Californian a mail-in ballot
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Friday to send every registered voter in California a mail-in ballot for the November presidential election.The election won't be vote-by-mail only; those who still want to vote in-person will be able to do so. The governor said detailed guidelines on how in-person voting will work are forthcoming.California is the first state in the nation to commit to sending everyone mail-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Secre...
Gov. Newsom Chastises Rural California Counties for Defying Virus Order – NBC Los Angeles
California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered a pointed rebuke to two rural California counties that defied the state’s stay-at-home order and allowed many retail...
Governor Newsom Announces New Online Portal to Help Parents Find Local and Convenient Child Care Options
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Has Coronavirus Freed Newsom From Housing Vows?
CA still needs to build a lot more housing
States can’t declare bankruptcy, but McConnell won’t back a huge stimulus package for them
The coronavirus recession could be even worse than 2008, and the effects would be devastating for states.
How coronavirus is busting California’s $187 million census campaign
California is spending $187 million on the 2020 census. But the state's response rate is coming up short, threatening an undercount.
Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Workers’ Memorial Day 4.28.20
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Coronavirus: California nearly doubles testing per million residents, now ranks 27th in US
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There are big improvements for California on the COVID-19 testing front. The state nearly doubled its number of processed tests this week per million people compared to last week.State officials say COVID-19 testing is an important indicator in when the state could reopen.This week, California has significantly improved its ranking as compared to other states testing for the virus."We're making progress for one reason -- we took responsibility and we took initiative," s...
Newsom Weighs Easing State Coronavirus Order for Businesses – NBC Bay Area
Gov. Gavin Newsom is considering a strategy for slowly reopening business in a state divided between rural areas with small numbers of coronarivus cases and...
Here's how California self-employed, independent contractors can file for unemployment
After a lengthy delay, California's gig workers, the self-employed, independent contractors, and freelancers can now apply for unemployment insurance benefits.
Tens of thousands flock to Orange County beaches as heat wave lingers over Southern California
Tens of thousands flocked to Huntington and Newport beaches that are still open during the coronavirus pandemic as the hot weather settled over the region.
Gavin Newsom: Cities blocking hotels for homeless will be ‘judged’ by history https://www.chicoer.com/newsom-cities-blocking-hotels-for-homeless-will-be-judged-by-history
Gavin Newsom: Cities blocking hotels for homeless will be ‘judged’ by history
As California scrambles to protect more than 150,000 homeless residents from contracting and spreading novel coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom had some harsh words Saturday for cities he accused of blocking the conversion of hotels and motels for emergency housing. After touting the 10,974 vacant hotel rooms the state has acquired so far in a partnership with the federal government — roughly 4,200 of which are now occupied with homeless residents — Newsom charged some municipalities that have re...
California undocumented farmworkers feeding the U.S.
“We’re trying not to get exposed, but we don’t have the ability to stop working.”
California Faces Budget Shortfall That Could Top $35 Billion
California is likely to blow through its record $17 billion budget surplus and face deficits of more than twice as much because of the severe recession expected from the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s nonpartisan fiscal analyst said.
Tom Steyer, four ex-governors to advise Newsom on path back from shutdown
Gov. Gavin Newsom will consult with four ex-governors, recent Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer and dozens of other politicians and business leaders to guide California out of the “pandemic-induced recession” that has gripped the state.
Disney Chairmain Bob Iger among business leaders named to Gov. Newsom's coronavirus task force
As Gov. Gavin Newsom turns his attention to the economic devastation in California brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, he's turning to heads of some of the county's biggest companies, labor unions, four former governors to lead the effort.
Smoke from recent California wildfires increased risk of cardiac arrest 70%, study shows
A first-of-its-kind study by state and federal researchers found that residents in 14 California counties, including San Francisco, faced a much greater risk of heart failure as wildfires burned between 2015 and 2017.
California extends $125M for undocumented immigrants amid COVID-19
Gov. Newsom created a relief fund for undocumented immigrants and extended call center hours to help the record 2.7 million Californians who've applied for unemployment benefits.
Coronavirus: Gov. Gavin Newsom announces paid sick leave for food and grocery workers in California
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the state's ongoing fight against novel coronavirus and its impacts in his daily press briefing Thursday.Newsom announced he signed an executive order to grant two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave to California food workers who have been infected with COVID-19, exposed to the virus, or are otherwise ordered to quarantine and isolate."I think about the people that grow our food, pick our food people, pack our food, deliver our food, cook,...
California, rest of the West sinking into a rare mega-drought, scientists say
The first two decades of this century are on track to match the worst droughts that the American West has experienced in 1,200 years, a new study finds. The current dry period is fueled largely by climate change.
40 multi-benefit watershed and ecosystem restoration / protection projects will receive $37 million in California
On March 25, 2020, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced the selection of 40 multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects to...
Should California Throw Out Environmental Rules To Help Businesses During Quarantine? ‘That’s Not Happening,’ Governor’s Office Says.
The coronavirus crisis in California has major industries — from agriculture to construction to oil — pushing to bend environmental regulations to make it easier to keep doing business. But Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office says that’s not happening, and the message is clear: “It's not a moment for people to take advantage and try to throw out rules they didn't like anyway,” saidKate Gordon, director of the governor’s office of planning and research and Newsom’s senior advisor on climate. This re...
California dairies dump milk, crops may be left to wither as coronavirus pandemic disrupts food system
Farmers across California are scrambling to get food to grocery stores as the pandemic shuts down supply lines. As a result, food is going to waste.
CA Only Using 32% Of Ventilators
OK, so what's going on with California's ventilator supply? California hospitals are using around 32% of their ventilators, with 8,000 remaining unused, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday in the latest development in a saga that's been giving many of us whiplash. Two weeks ago, the state said it was rushing to procure 5,000 ventilators. Monday, Newsom sent 500 ventilators to other states. Wednesday, surprised and frustrated Riverside County officials said the state recently denied their request...
Gavin Newsom hints at California path to ‘some semblance of normalcy’ on coronavirus
Gov. Gavin Newsom and state public health officials said hospitalizations from the coronavirus appear to be rising slower than projected, potentially signaling a lower peak of the disease in California.
Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Upcoming Elections
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California study tracks hate crimes against Asian Americans amid COVID-19 outbreak
'It feels like nowhere is safe right now,' NorCal woman says about racism against Chinese Americans Across the country, reports of racism and hate crimes against Asian Americans because of the coronavirus outbreak are on the rise.In March, an Asian American family in Fresno contacted police after they found graffiti on their SUV spelling out a hateful message mentioning COVID-19. This week in New York, police released a surveillance video of a woman being attacked. CAIR, the Council on Ameri...
Governor Newsom Announces Release of $100 Million to Support Child Care Services for Essential Workers and Vulnerable Populations
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Californians may have developed some herd immunity to coronavirus last year, Stanford team theorizes
LOS ANGELES -- New York state has half the population of California but has experienced 14 times as many deaths from coronavirus.Experts are looking into several possibilities as to why California hasn't been hit as hard.The trend has been particularly surprising, experts say, given the state has a large number of people in poverty and homelessness, and saw a substantial amount of travel to and from China last year.One theory centers around the idea of herd immunity - the concept that a large...
Study investigates if COVID-19 came to Calif. in fall 2019
Researchers at Stanford Medicine are working to find out what proportion of Californians have already had COVID-19. The new study could help policymakers make more informed decisions during the coronavirus pandemic.
All cities have to follow state sanctuary law
Under the ruling, most types of law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents are prohibited