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California Governor Signs Law That Expunges Records of Former Inmates Who Fight Fires

California Governor Signs Law That Expunges Records of Former Inmates Who Fight Fires

BY ZACHARY STIEBER California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that enables former inmates to withdraw guilty pleas and get their records expunged. The bill “will help give people opportunity and hope,” Newsom told reporters during a press conference outside of Oroville. “And those are those prisoners that are out there, thousands of prisoners, that are on […]

California Governor Orders Mail-In Ballots for November, In-Person Voting to Remain

California Governor Orders Mail-In Ballots for November, In-Person Voting to Remain

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY   California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed an executive order to allow every registered voter in the state the ability to vote by mail for the Nov. 3 general election—becoming the first U.S. state to do so—to help ensure voter participation while reducing the spread of the CCP virus. “I signed an executive order that will […]

Judge Denies Request to Block California Governor’s Order Closing Beaches in Orange County

Judge Denies Request to Block California Governor’s Order Closing Beaches in Orange County

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY A judge on Friday rejected a request to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order to temporarily close all beaches and parks in Orange County. Huntington Beach and Dana Point city are pursuing legal action against the state of California after Newsom on Thursday issued the order to close beaches in the county, effective Friday. “The governor is acting […]

California Governor Warns It’s ‘Unrealistic’ for Life to Return to Normal Anytime Soon

California Governor Warns It’s ‘Unrealistic’ for Life to Return to Normal Anytime Soon

BY JACK PHILLIPS California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday warned it’s “unrealistic” to think his state will go back to “normal” anytime in the near future, adding that the worst may be yet to come. Newsom told CBS News that his state “could see a second wave that makes this pale in comparison” if social distancing rules are not adhered to. […]

Democratic candidates for California governor reveal positions on single-payer health care and education

Democratic candidates for California governor reveal positions on single-payer health care and education

by Chris Reed The 2018 governor’s race got off to an informal start last week with candidate forums in Anaheim and San Francisco. Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom leads all gubernatorial candidates in polling and fundraising. A September Berkeley IGS survey showed he had support from 26 percent of likely voters, followed by Republican businessman John Cox with 11 percent. […]