Gov. Gavin Newsom

Newsom Pardons `Bill’ Burwell, 1960s CSUN Activist

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a posthumous pardon for William “Bill” Burwell, an influential student activist on the Cal State Northridge campus in the 1960s and a founding member of the Black Student Union and the Department of Afro-American (now Africana) Studies, CSUN officials said Saturday, March 30.

Governor Vetoes Cannabis Café Bill  

On Oct. 8, Gov. Newsom vetoed Assembly (AB) Bill 374.   This legislation would have allowed businesspeople to operate cannabis cafés in California, like those in Amsterdam, where non-marijuana food products can be served and consumed.

Newsom Reaffirms Commitment to Broadband Access in South L.A.

Gene Hale, chairman of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce spoke to Gov. Gavin Newsom about changes to the plan to expand broadband access.  Newsom again affirmed his commitment to fund all planned middle-mile segments in these communities in his January budget proposal.

Political Playback: News You Might Have Missed – September 7

Gov. Newsom’s New Executive Order Opens Pathway to State Jobs, Higher Pay   On Aug. 31, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to improve access to higher paying and more fulfilling careers for students and workers. The executive order launches the development of a new Master Plan on Career Education designed to prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow, including jobs that don’t require college degrees. Additionally, the executive order directs the state to take further steps to reduce other barriers to state employment. Related Links: “All families, students, and workers deserve the freedom to succeed: to build