California Gov. Gavin Newsom

Santa Monica Freeway to Open Sunday Evening, Nov. 19, Ahead of Schedule

The stretch of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles that’s been closed since a Nov. 11 arson fire will reopen in time for Monday, Nov. 20 morning’s commute, with some lanes opening Sunday evening, officials said Nov. 19. Standing on the still-closed freeway, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Alex Padilla and Vice President Kamala Harris made the announcement at a morning news conference, praising workers for coming in several days ahead of schedule and hailing the cooperation of government officials at all levels. “This is a great day in our city, and I

California and Florida Govs Clash Over Their COVID-19 Responses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Gov. Rob DeSantis seem to be on a political and philosophical collision course. Each one takes a shot at the other when the opportunity presents itself — which is often, as both men stand diametrically opposed, Left and Right respectively, on most issues.

Newsom Appoints Joe Stephenshaw as Director of Finance

Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Joe Stephenshaw as Director of the California Department of Finance (DOF), filling the position held by Keely Martin Bosler since 2018.

Black Californians Split on Supreme Court Gun Rights Ruling

A little over a week ago, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) handed down a 6-to-3 decision making it more difficult for a handful of states – including California – to keep strict laws they have in place against carrying guns in public.

Gov. Newsom to Allow Californians to Sue Gun Manufacturers for Up to $10,000

On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he will push a bill that would allow Californians to sue gun manufacturers and distributors.   

The Governor was registering his opposition to a United States Supreme Court decision handed down Friday that failed to strike down an anti-abortion law in Texas law that took effect in September.  

Gov. Newsom Stands Firm on Mandates as State Reaches COVID Milestone

The coronavirus vaccines will be added to other vaccines like ones for measles, mumps rubella, tetanus, and whooping cough, for example, that are required without exception for all students in the state. For those and other shots explicitly stated in California law, no waivers are allowed for any reason, even religious or philosophical ones.

Gov. Newsom’s New $15 Million Climate Change Program Includes Grants for Communities

Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a historic $15 billion climate change package. The initiative has funds in it to combat the state’s current environmental crisis as well as to help communities prepare for and prevent any disasters that may result from shifting weather patterns and changing global temperatures.

Rights and Rules: 5 Things You Should Know If You’re Voting on Election Day

The election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is about a week away. Some mail-in ballots have already been counted. In person voting is now possible at voting centers and voting continues by mail, drop boxes and dropping off mail-in ballots at voting centers. But if you expect to be among the Californians who exercise their civic duty in person at the polls on Sept. 14, there are rules you need to follow and rights you have that workers at the polls must respect. Here are 5 things you should know about voting on election day. When polls open and close