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Los Angeles County Responds to New State Order “Blueprint,” Navigating California through COVID-19
August 31, 2020
Throughout the pandemic, there has been many different models for monitoring the course of COVID-19.  In response to the state issued news, Chairwoman Kathryn Barger stated, “I am thankful to the state for creating this new tiered system, which clearly lays out how Los Angeles County can perceive with reopening. The new process allows the County to slowly move through the process and address the health, social and economic impact of this virus while also better aligning us with neighboring counties.” ... read more »
Governor Gavin Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Learning and Safe Schools
July 17, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his plan for learning and safe schools ahead of the 2020–2021 school year, as the California Department of Public Health issued a framework for when and how schools should reopen for in-person instruction. ... read more »
Will Effective K-12 Education Survive Gov. Newsom’s May Revise Budget?
May 28, 2020
The projected drop in revenues significantly impacted how Newsom plans to fund California’s K-12 public education system. ... read more »
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Let’s keep our promise to South L.A.
May 21, 2020
By any measure, South Los Angeles is one of the most vulnerable communities in California—and the nation. ... read more »
California Is Providing Hotel Rooms for Essential Workers
April 16, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state’s response to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)   California has begun offering no-cost and low-cost hotel rooms to doctors, ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces Release of $100 Million to Support Child Care Services for Essential Workers and Vulnerable Populations
April 11, 2020
This critical funding will be deployed to pay for up to 20,000 limited-term additional child care slots   Funding is part of SB 89, emergency legislation the Governor signed last month to provide up to $1 billion in funding to help California fight the COVID-19 pandemic Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the release of $100 million to support child care services, ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Report that African Americans have a higher rate in COVID-19 related deaths
April 7, 2020
Tuesday, April 7. L.A. Public Officials deliver latest news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The solutions to handle the outbreak change daily, as the virus grows to unprecedented numbers and affect all L.A. inhabitants. New data reflects the number of COVID-19 fatalities by ethnicity. The L.A. Public Health Department shared statistical evidence that African Americans have a higher COVID-19 death rate than any other race. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces New Help for Small Businesses & Workers Displaced by COVID-19
April 2, 2020
Beginning tomorrow, California small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can apply for a loan from the federal government for up to $10 million. Importantly, the program is first-come, first-serve and the Governor encourages all eligible California small businesses to contact their lender to learn more. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Statement on Death of Santa Rosa Police Detective
April 2, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Santa Rosa Police Department Detective Marylou Armer: ... read more »
Governor Newsom Places National Guard Personnel on Alert to Support COVID-19 Community Readiness
March 17, 2020
Following through on his commitment to mobilize state personnel and assets to protect local communities and fight the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has placed the California National Guard on alert. ... read more »
California Writers, Photogs Sue State Over New Law That Chokes Freelance Journalism
January 2, 2020
AB 5 writes into law a 2018 California Supreme Court ruling that instructed businesses in the state to apply an “ABC” test to determine whether a worker is a freelancer or employee. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Nominates First Black Woman to Serve on First District Court of Appeal
November 21, 2019
Congratulations, Judge Teri L. Jackson! ... read more »
New State Law Restricts Payday, Other “Debt Trap” Loans
October 24, 2019
Critics say lenders who offer these high-interest loans target disadvantaged people, large numbers of them Black and Brown consumers ... read more »
After Blackouts, No One’s Feeling Empowered – Not Frustrated Customers, Nor State Officials – Nor Cash-Strapped Utilities
October 24, 2019
It affected more than 700,000 Californians in 35 counties and cost residents, businesses and the public sector over $2 billion dollars. ... read more »
Governor Newsom passes legislation addressing housing crisis in California
October 17, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom signed multiple bills last week in an effort to tackle California’s housing shortages and affordability crisis. ... read more »
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