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Calif. Gov. Newsom announces historic land return effort on 5th anniversary of California apology to Native Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Today, on the 5th anniversary of the state’s apology to California Native American peoples, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s support for the return of over 2,800 acres of ancestral land to the Shasta Indian Nation. This return is one of the largest in state history and part of the state’s ongoing efforts to right the historical wrongs committed against the Native communities of California.
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Culver City hosts their 4th Annual PRIDE celebration 2024 with signature PRIDE RIDE and PRIDE RALLY

CULVER CITY, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Culver City’s 4th Annual PRIDE celebration and party will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024. The PRIDE RIDE will take place at Syd Kronenthal Park, while the PRIDE RALLY will happen on Main Street, Culver City. According to the city press release, "This event is known throughout the city for bringing our community together to celebrate what makes us unique and the values that unite us."
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LA METRO Announces New Improvements to Bus Service Frequency and Reliability Starting June 23

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Effective Sunday, June 23, 2024, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer more frequent and reliable bus service and an improved travel experience on multiple routes based on direct feedback from customers and bus operators, and review of ridership and travel time data. Bus service improvements will update travel times so riders will wait less at stops.
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Calif. Governor Newsom announced appointments for June 7, 2024 including to District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- This past week, on June 7, 2024, California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: First, Jeremy Kirk, of Hidden Valley Lake, has been Appointed Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville.
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California Accelerates Effort to Transform Mental Health System for All, with Urgent Focus on the Seriously Ill and Homeless

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ – On Tuesday (May 14), while visiting a behavioral health treatment center under ongoing expansion in San Mateo County, Governor Newsom announced the state is accelerating – in record time – the first round of funding, made available by Prop 1, to boost California’s ongoing transformation of the statewide Behavioral Health system.
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California enters critical phase of nation-leading circular economy rules, overhauls recycling with plastic pollution and beverage container reforms

SACRAMENTO /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ – Taking action to address growing global plastic pollution while spurring innovation and job creation, California is launching new recycling regulations, reforms and funding to reduce single-use plastic waste in our state through cutting-edge technology, CalRecycle announced today. Paving the path for a circular-use economy that reuses materials and products for as long as possible, California today released draft regulations for the country’s strongest requirements for producers to cut single-use plastic waste.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Welcomes Swedish Delegation and Signs Climate Partnership with Sweden

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday (Feb. 20), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom welcomed Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden as they continue their four-day official visit to California. During the visit, California and Sweden signed a Letter of Cooperation (LOC), renewing a climate partnership between the two economies established in 2017.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for 2.20.24 including to Peace Officer Standards Accountability Advisory Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/-- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: First, Glynnis Vaughan, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the California Department of Cannabis Control. Vaughan has been Director of Partnerships & Engagement at Alacrity Canada since 2023.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces World-Leading Science & Technology Research Center in L.A. for 2024

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Jan. 3, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom, joined by University of California (UC) President Michael Drake, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, representatives of Google, elected officials, and academic, business, and health care leaders announced the state has acquired the former Westside Pavilion shopping mall in Los Angeles. The site — which UCLA will transform into the UCLA Research Park — will bring together academics and industry partners from around the world to lead scientific and technology projects that will benefit California, the United States, and the world.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Jan. 2, 2024, including to Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments, including to Office of the State Public Defender, the California Student Aid Commission, the Commission on Disability Access, and to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors.
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New California Laws in Effect as of Jan. 1, 2024, including Landmark Reproductive Rights Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In partnership with the Legislature, Caliofrnia Governor Gavin Newsom this year signed landmark legislation to support the reproductive rights of Californians, increase affordable housing, hold Big Oil accountable, and protect the safety, health, and well-being of all Californians. New laws impact reproductive rights, the opioid crisis, and mental health crisis.
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CA SB729 to Increase Access to Fertility Care for Millions of Californians Postponed to 2024 by Assembly Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State Senator Caroline Menjivar's (D-San Fernando Valley) Senate Bill 729, sponsored by California State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, was converted to a two-year bill by the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday. The bill can be considered again as early as January 2024.
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California Sacramento River Trail and Rail Trail Inducted into Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame

REDDING, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest trails advocacy organization, today announced that California's Sacramento River Rail Trail and Sacramento River Trail will be inducted to its iconic Hall of Fame.
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Calif. Governor Newsom Issues Legislative Update 7.21.23 for Signed and Vetoed Bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 72 by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner (D-Encinitas) – Coastal resources: research: landslides and erosion: early warning system.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom and AG Bonta Demand Answers from Temecula School Board regarding rejection of Social Studies Alive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- This week (on June 7, Wed.), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a joint statement urging the Temecula Valley Unified School District Board of Education (Board) to provide information regarding its process and decision-making related to the Board’s decision to reject the Social Studies Alive program for grades 1 through 5 on May 16, 2023.
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During National Gun Violence Awareness Month 2023, Calif. Gov. Newsom Launches GunSafety.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of GunSafety.ca.gov, a website that provides critical information on how Californians can use Gun Violence Restraining Orders to help protect their loved ones, as well as the state’s new law allowing victims of gun violence to sue those spreading illegal weapons. The new website – one of the most comprehensive state gun safety websites in the nation – also features multilingual resources to help Californians prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from gun violence.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Releases Balanced Revised Budget Plan for 2023-24: Proposal closes a $32B shortfall while protecting key investments in education,...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom released his May Revision proposal, a balanced budget plan that maintains critical investments to address our biggest challenges while preparing for continued economic uncertainty due to global economic issues. The Governor’s budget closes a projected $32 billion budget shortfall while protecting key investments in the issues that matter most to Californians, including education, health care, housing and homelessness, public safety, and climate action.
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Metrolink Pop-Up Events Will Celebrate Riders on 2023 Customer Appreciation Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Metrolink’s 5th annual Customer Appreciation Day, to show the agency’s love and appreciation for its riders. Pop-up events will take place at select stations, with Metrolink staff greeting riders with candy, scented valentines and gratitude for riding the trains. Travelers will also be greeted with classic love songs featuring distinct Metrolink-inspired lyrics via the stations’ public address system. Since 2019, Metrolink has held an annual customer appreciation day on Valentine’s Day to thank customers for riding the train.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Awards of More Than $825M to Build Affordable Housing Through Accelerated Approval Process

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- To continue expanding the state’s affordable housing stock and increase capacity for additional climate-smart infill housing, California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the first funding awards under a new streamlined application process aimed at accelerating the development of new projects while saving time and money at the local level.
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Calif. Governor Newsom Appoints Nancy Ward Cal OES Director

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (Dec. 31, 2022), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Nancy Ward as Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the first woman to hold the position. Ward has served in several positions at Cal OES since 2014 and brings decades of distinguished leadership in emergency management, including at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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AI-Based Transit Signal Prioritization Helps Silicon Valley Buses Get Residents in Zero-Vehicle Households to Destinations Quicker

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County C/CAG) and the Intelligent Transit Signal Prioritization (iTSP) project partners have successfully completed a pilot project that demonstrated a positive impact on improved transit performance in East Palo Alto, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) announced today.
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Calif. and West Coast States Launch New Multi-State Commitment to Reproductive Freedom, Standing United on Protecting Abortion Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today,  the governors of California, Oregon and Washington today issued a Multi-State Commitment to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to our states.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom and LGBTQ Caucus Lift Up California’s Fight for Equality and Leadership on LGBTQ Rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Thursday (June 23) joined members of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus at the historic Governor’s Mansion for the Caucus’s 20th anniversary Pride celebration and to highlight California’s leadership on LGBTQ rights.
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Calif. Gov Newsom Signs Blockchain Executive Order to Spur Responsible Web3 Innovation, Grow Jobs, and Protect Consumers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to foster responsible innovation, bolster California’s innovation economy, and protect consumers. It aims to create a transparent regulatory and business environment for web3 companies which harmonizes federal and California approaches, balances the benefits and risks to consumers, and incorporates California values such as equity, inclusivity, and environmental protection. 
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces $136.6M in Awards for 10 New Homekey Projects in the State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday (March 30) announced $136.6 million in awards for 10 new Homekey projects located across the state. When fully operational, the projects will provide 488 housing units for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for March 8, 2022 including to Office of Emergency Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Raymond C. Hitchcock, 51, of Carmichael, has been appointed Executive Secretary at the California Native American Heritage Commission.
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CA Gov. Newsom Releases California Blueprint to Take on the State’s Greatest Threats in 2022 and Build on Historic Progress

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday unveiled his 2022-23 state budget proposal – the California Blueprint, a bold plan building on the state’s ongoing work to confront California’s greatest existential threats, bolster our strong economic growth and make historic investments in California’s future.
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CA Gov. Newsom Issues Emergency Proclamation to Support Recovery from California’s Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation adding Trinity County to the state of emergency proclaimed last week to assist several California counties across the state impacted by recent winter storms.
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CA Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order to Prevent Price Gouging on At-Home COVID Tests in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the state’s ongoing efforts to protect Californians amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order establishing consumer protections against price gouging on at-home test kits.
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CA Gov. Newsom Announces New $2.7B COVID-19 Emergency Response Package for California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Over the weekend, on Saturday, Jan. 8, Calif. Governor Newsom’s Administration unveiled a proposed $2.7 billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package – including a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request – to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and battle misinformation.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Nov. 12, 2021 including to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On November 12, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Jessica Lynne Holmes, 39, of Roseville, has been appointed Chief Deputy Executive Director at the State Board of Education. Holmes has been Assistant Program Budget Manager at the California Department of Finance since 2018 and served as a Principal Program Budget Analyst and Finance Budget Analyst there from 2013 to 2018.
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America Recycles Day 2021: California takes on the recycling slump with upgrades that fight trash pollution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year, California discards enough plastic to fill 80,000 Olympic-sized pools. In response to a lagging statewide recycling rate and rising public concern about this surge of single-use trash polluting our neighborhoods and ocean, California is modernizing its recycling system to expand reuse and in-state remanufacturing.
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California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage School Staff to Get Vaccinated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, in order to best protect students and staff as California starts the school year fully in-person, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new public health order requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week.
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CA Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for July 13, 2021 including to Department of Cannabis Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nicole Elliott, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the California Department of Cannabis Control. Elliott has been the Governor’s Senior Advisor on Cannabis at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development since 2019.
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CA Gov. Newsom Signs $100B California Comeback Plan SB 129 to Accelerate State’s Recovery and Address Ongoing Challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 129, legislation that reflects the majority of the 2021-22 state budget agreement. This transformative budget includes the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – a $100 billion California Comeback Plan.
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California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Extends Partnership that Financed Purchase of 33,000 Low-Emission Trucks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the landmark program between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has now been extended two additional years.
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Earth Day 2021: California invests $25 million to rebuild a cleaner, more self-sustaining economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To confront a surge of pandemic-fueled, single-use trash pollution and a global climate crisis, California is investing $25 million in local communities to modernize recycling systems. Long-term upgrades from our disposable economy to one centered on reuse and in-state remanufacturing could create over 100,000 much-needed new jobs, CalRecycle enounced today.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Proposes 2021-22 California State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it most while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery.
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Calif. Wildfire survivors must act now to join the California no-cost 2020 wildfire cleanup program, says CalRecycle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Survivors whose homes were damaged in the 2020 California wildfires now have until January 15, 2021, to sign up for the government-run debris removal program, says CalRecycle. The program is also available to property owners with fire damaged trees in danger of falling on public roads and other infrastructure.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Dec. 2, 2020 including Dept. of Social Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Joseph W. McCullough, 45, of Wilton, has been appointed Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, where he has served as Division Chief since 2019.
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California Association of Food Banks and CalRecycle recommend practical steps every Californian can take right now to help hungry families

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ --  Demand for food assistance has more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 1 in 4 Californians without enough to eat. Sheltering-in-place makes it difficult to take part in traditional in-person holiday food drives and fundraising events. But this year it’s more important than ever to help people struggling to feed their families during the holidays, according to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and its partner the California Association of Food Banks.
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On California Climate Action Day, CA Gov. Newsom Launches Nation’s First Statewide Climate Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday (Sept. 24), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide corps of its kind with the mission of empowering Californians to take meaningful action to protect their homes, health and communities against the harshest impacts of climate change.
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Leading on Climate Change Again, CA Gov. Newsom Announces Plan to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars, Drastically Reduce Demand for Fossil Fuels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he will aggressively move the state further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels while retaining and creating jobs and spurring economic growth – he issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector.
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Mental Health Awareness License Plate Winning Design submitted by BeingwellCA

LAFAYETTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BeingwellCA, a California 501(c)(3), submitted the initial design for the Mental Health Awareness License Plate to California Department of Education for DMV review.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying Stay-at-Home Order and Other Interventions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues New Executive Order Enhancing Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new executive order further enhancing California’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many initiatives, it readies the state to commandeer property for temporary residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or treating individuals.
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Calif. Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed Statewide to Slow Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for March 10 and 11, 2020 including Department of Developmental Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nancy Bargmann, 58, of Long Beach, has been reappointed director of the California Department of Developmental Services, where she has served as director since 2016.
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Temecula’s 2020 State of the City to be held May 28 #TemeculaFUN

TEMECULA, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Temecula Mayor James “Stew” Stewart is all business, balanced with #TemeculaFUN. “As a businessman, family-man, 30-year Temecula resident, Old Town Temecula Rotarian, landlord, handyman and property manager of multiple rental properties, owner of five barber shops, Council Member and 2020 Mayor, I am all about hard work and grit,” states Mayor Stewart.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Help State Prepare for Broader Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the state’s response to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for broader spread of COVID-19.

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