‘It’s all fallen apart’: Newsom scrambles to save California — and his career

LOS ANGELES — California is running so low on oxygen that officials are telling emergency crews to conserve supplies. Ambulances in Los Angeles are backed up outside emergency rooms, sometimes for hours. And the coronavirus vaccine distribution remains so disjointed that a freezer failure that forced immediate inoculations of hundreds of people in Northern California — inmates, older people, and some people on the street — was hailed as an improvement.

Californians are frustrated, tired and sick. And in the midst of the unfolding catastrophe, Gov. Gavin Newsom — confronting a burgeoning recall effort, on top of a year of wildfires and civil unrest — is under siege.

“Nobody has been dealt a tougher hand than Gavin Newsom,” Gray Davis, the former California Democratic governor who was recalled in 2003, said in an interview. “Look, I had the energy crisis and a recession. He has a pandemic we haven’t seen for 100 years. He has the fallout from that pandemic, racial injustice, wildfires, and I think I’m leaving something out. But nobody, no living governor, has had to experience as many crises as him.”

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ann
ann
4 days ago

RECALL!!

Michael A.
Michael A.
4 days ago

Regarding Gray Davis. He was also recalled because he gave into public employing unions and their demands. Specifically the prison guard union. That decision triggered other unions to make crazy demands and taxpayers have been paying ever since with high sales and other taxes. Thanks Gray.

Vhdz
Vhdz
5 days ago

Thank you Governor Newsom. I appreciate your efforts for all people in California. We are unfortunately, surrounded by fools who fail to take responsibility for their actions during this Pandemic, and find it easier to blame others.

Circe
Circe
5 days ago

Is he supposed to come over and personally put the mask on people and make sure they leave a it on? Personal accountability is the main reason we have these issues. Claiming oppression rather than doing one’s part to stop the spread of this virus is the easy way out.
God forbid people have to sacrifice a little comfort for the greater good. We are now seeing the results of those selfish actions.
Also, it would help if the president actually gave a $%# about all the states and helped them out. Instead, he vilifies or favors states based on whether he sees them as blue or red and helps accordingly. That fool can’t be gone soon enough.

Recalling Newsome won’t change peoples’ behavior.

Michael A
Michael A
3 days ago
Reply to  Circe

But changing policies will, he was changing rules with no votes from the people in education trying to indoctrinate under the guise Social Responsibility, making rules such as
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that would give judges a say on whether to list someone as a sex offender for having oral or anal sex with a minor.

The bill would expand the discretion currently granted judges in statutory rape cases and was promoted as bringing fairness under the law to LGBTQ defendants.

The current law, in place for decades, permits judges to decide whether a man should be placed on California’s sex offender registry if he had voluntary intercourse with someone 14 to 17 years old and was no more than 10 years older than the person.

But that discretion only applied to a man who had vaginal intercourse. The new change permits judges to use that same discretion when the case involves voluntary oral or anal sex.

The measure won’t apply when a minor is under 14, when the age gap is larger than 10 years, or when either party says the sex wasn’t consensual.

Michael A.
Michael A.
3 days ago
Reply to  Michael A

This account should be deleted. It’s too close to my name.

Citizen Reporter
Admin
2 days ago
Reply to  Michael A.

Then try using your full name

Erika
Erika
5 days ago

Projecting Trump on to Newsome isn’t a convincing strategy.

papifis
papifis
6 days ago

Newsom gets exactly what he deserves: removal from office. Total imbecile who has no common sense!

Michael A.
Michael A.
6 days ago

This state, as dumb as voters are, still deserves better than Newsom. Sign the recall petition and lets get someone else in charge. Hopefully a person who will fight public employee unions and other entrenched groups that are BAD for California.