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POLITICS | California State Auditor Randomly Draws The Names of First Eight Commissioners to Serve on The 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

POLITICS | California State Auditor Randomly Draws The Names of First Eight Commissioners to Serve on The 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

The California State Auditor announced the names of the first eight commissioners to serve on California’s 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission). As required by law, the State Auditor randomly selected three applicants from a subpool of registered Democrats, three applicants from a subpool of registered Republicans and two applicants who are not affiliated with either […]

You Can’t Dim Independence Day in the Golden State

You Can’t Dim Independence Day in the Golden State

Indoor activities re-restricted: Using the metaphor of a “dimmer switch,” Gov. Newsom banned indoor restaurants and activities once again this week in response to surging Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. While the lights are off at small businesses across the state, beaches are also closed for the Fourth of July weekend in many parts of the state. Despite these […]

California should double its coronavirus testing to control outbreak, Harvard scientists say

California should double its coronavirus testing to control outbreak, Harvard scientists say

By Madeline Farber | Fox News California must double the number of tests in order to contain its recent surge of coronavirus cases, Harvard University recently said. In a report from the Harvard Global Health Institute, scientists explained the differences between mitigation and suppression in relation to COVID-19. “Currently, a lot of states are essentially aiming for mitigation level testing: The focus is on […]

BUSINESS | California Small Business – Comment on Today’s Depressing Jobs Report

BUSINESS | California Small Business – Comment on Today’s Depressing Jobs Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 1, 2020—On the day California hit motorists with its annual increase in the gas tax and on the eve its state Senate is looking to pass a greatly expanded family leave law socking small-business owners with new costs, NFIB’s month Jobs Report showed, to little surprise, a worsening economy. “You have to […]

Fresno Teen Distracts Burglar for 40 Minutes During Home Invasion to Protect His Little Sister

Fresno Teen Distracts Burglar for 40 Minutes During Home Invasion to Protect His Little Sister

BY MICHAEL WING A terrifying scene played out just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, when a burglar broke into a home in Fresno, California. Two teens were home alone during the home invasion, a 15-year-old boy and his 13-year-old sister. The brother stumbled upon Steven Vega, 23, inside their home near E. Butler and S. Clovis Avenues, the Sheriff’s Office […]

Newsom warns of more enforcement, restrictions for California

Newsom warns of more enforcement, restrictions for California

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $202 billion budget Monday with emergency pandemic funding, expanded unemployment aid and billions of dollars in cuts forced by the coronavirus-caused recession. The budget that takes effect Wednesday assumed a $54 billion deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and Newsom’s March stay-at-home order, which halted much of the state’s […]

California Orders Bars in Los Angeles, 6 Other Counties to Close

California Orders Bars in Los Angeles, 6 Other Counties to Close

BY REUTERS California on Sunday ordered some bars to close as the state and a dozen others face the worst surge in CCP virus cases since the start of the pandemic. Governor Gavin Newsom’s order for bars to close in seven counties, including Los Angeles, is the first major rollback of efforts to reopen the economy in the most […]

Officials: Former Employee Identified as Deadly Walmart Distribution Center Shooting Suspect

Officials: Former Employee Identified as Deadly Walmart Distribution Center Shooting Suspect

BY JACK PHILLIPS Local officials released the identity of a suspect who crashed his vehicle into a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, California, before opening fire, killing one employee and injuring several others. Louis Lane, 31, was identified as the lone gunman in the shooting, according to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department. Lane had worked for the distribution center […]

‘I refuse to bow to anybody.’ Rural California defies Gov. Newsom’s order to wear masks

‘I refuse to bow to anybody.’ Rural California defies Gov. Newsom’s order to wear masks

BY DALE KASLER Perched behind the counter of his cramped memorabilia shop in downtown Placerville, co-owner Lorenzo Smith isn’t about to tell his customers they have to put on a mask. It’s a matter of principle, he isn’t convinced it’s necessary, and he doesn’t particularly care that Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered Californians to wear them. “Most […]

109,712 California Clean Energy Workers Have Filed for Unemployment After 4,313 New Claims in May: Report

109,712 California Clean Energy Workers Have Filed for Unemployment After 4,313 New Claims in May: Report

1 in 5 Californians employed in January 2020 by clean energy now out of work Before COVID-19, 3% of overall employment statewide, and 30% of state construction workers, employed in clean energy Sacramento (June 25, 2020) – As Congress and state policymakers consider stimulus measures for clean energy and other sectors of our economy, a […]

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