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  • State report: California population dropped by 182,083 people in 2020(Great job Gov. Newsom)

    05/07/2021 2:49:57 PM PDT · by Vendome · 37 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 5-7-2021 | Bethany Blankley
    The California Department of Finance released estimates Friday reporting that the Golden State lost 0.46 percent of its population in 2020. The population loss is the first the state has measured as an annual decline in the decades it has been tracking annual population data. In 2019, state demographers had estimated a population increase of 0.2 percent, or 87,494 people. But in 2020, California saw a net loss of 182,083 people and a net exodus of 310,918 people.
  • LAUSD students should be able to return to all-day, in-person instruction in fall, superintendent says(Not really...)

    04/26/2021 12:36:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 5 replies
    Daily News ^ | April 26, 2021 | LINH TAT
    Students in Los Angeles Unified should be able to return to all-day, in-person instruction in the fall, assuming schedules are adjusted, more people in the community get vaccinated and the level of coronavirus infections continue to drop, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, April 26. As the district’s secondary students prepare to head back to classrooms this week — the first time in more than a year — Beutner acknowledged that middle and high schoolers won’t receive in-person instruction in most of their classes under a school day scenario that has been widely criticized by parents. But he defended the decision...
  • EPA moves to give California right to set climate limits on cars, SUVs

    04/26/2021 12:32:00 PM PDT · by Vendome · 45 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | 4/26/2021 | Juliet Eilperin, Dino Grandoni
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will move to grant California permission to set stricter climate requirements for cars and SUVs, a reversal of a key Trump administration policy. The step, coming days after the Transportation Department withdrew Trump-era restrictions of state tailpipe emission rules, could help pave the way for a broader climate deal with the nation’s automakers. The EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on its proposal on June 2, and will take comment on the plan until July 6. Alliance For Automotive Innovation CEO John Bozzella, whose members produce nearly all of the cars...
  • Essential Politics: The Newsom recall effort’s big week ahead

    04/19/2021 2:00:54 PM PDT · by Vendome · 11 replies
    latimes ^ | 4-19-2021 | JOHN MYERS
    Let’s not beat around the bush: Political watchers expect the effort to force a recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom to cross the threshold this week from rabble-rousing to reality, as signature verification efforts are close to wrapping up in elections offices across California.
  • Another drought, another threat to California farming. Gov. Newsom, are you listening?

    04/16/2021 11:42:00 AM PDT · by Vendome · 16 replies
    One of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s favorite expressions is “real time,” as in something actually happening at the moment. Well, as a second dry winter has occurred and precious little rain and snow fell, the drought is suddenly real time for Central Valley growers. They face the prospect of not having enough water deliveries for their crops.That is exactly why Newsom should issue an emergency declaration. The crisis Valley farmers face is real, as is the threat to the farm-based economy of California’s heartland.SEVERE WATER CUTSIt is most dire in the central San Joaquin Valley and south. Growers in the Westlands...
  • Why won't Gavin Newsom declare a drought? California recall puts him in tough spot

    04/16/2021 11:30:37 AM PDT · by Vendome
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4-16-2021 | Sophia Bollag and Dale Kasler
    Gov. Gavin Newsom stood on a boat ramp at Lake Oroville on Tuesday — a boat ramp that couldn't reach the water because the reservoir was nearly 60% empty — and acknowledged what many Californians already know.© FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/TNS A sign calls for solving California's water crisis on the outskirts of Buttonwillow in California's Kern County on April 2, 2021, one of the top agriculture producing counties in the San Joaquin Valley where dairy, grapes, almonds, strawberries, and pistachios contribute billions to the economy each year."We're in the second year of these drought conditions," he said.But Newsom, who was...
  • Gavin Newsom can't guarantee California schools will be open in the fall. Why not?

    04/16/2021 11:18:46 AM PDT · by Vendome · 20 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 4-16-2021 | Eric Ting
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that he hopes all of California's schools are open for in-person learning in the fall, but stopped short of a guarantee, stating, "Mandates are not as often looked on as favorably as you might think."Public health experts now say schools can reopen safely for in-person learning with modifications, and while Newsom has come under fire for past mandates to close businesses and require mask-wearing in public, he expressed reticence to mandate a return to in-person learning.Some were perplexed as to why Newsom stopped short of this guarantee for the fall, a time that even...
  • Newsom pushes school reopening as many districts resist

    04/14/2021 1:46:01 PM PDT · by Vendome · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-14-2021 | Did not see one
    Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration said Wednesday that all California schools should reopen when the new academic year begins next fall, though his guidelines remain merely an expectation rather than a mandate. Newsom has repeatedly said he sees no barriers to getting kids back into classrooms now, as California’s COVID-19 infections continue to drop and more residents get vaccinated. That’s a far cry from the current situation in California, where many schools have reopened classrooms part-time with a mix of in-person and at-home learning. Many district officials and teachers are reluctant to return. And it remains unclear if all 6.2 million...
  • L.A. billboard icon Angelyne, former porn star Mary Carey say they’ll run to replace Newsom if recall qualifies(Why not...)

    04/13/2021 3:30:41 PM PDT · by Vendome · 52 replies
    KTLA ^ | 4-13-2021 | Los Angeles Times Editorial
    And so it begins. With organizers of the recall effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom on the cusp of triggering a special election, a colorful cast of hopefuls who want to replace the Democratic leader has started to emerge — including a few familiar faces. Former porn star Mary Carey and Los Angeles billboard icon Angelyne, both of whom ran in the 2003 recall election to replace then-Gov. Gray Davis, have announced they will run to succeed Newsom as governor should the recall effort qualify for the ballot. “I have big plans for California, and it is time for someone...
  • Newsom: J&J vaccine pause won’t affect California reopening(Hmmmm...)

    04/13/2021 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Vendome · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 4-13-2021 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE and AMY TAXIN
    California’s pause on using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as federal agencies examine a possible and rare side effect is unlikely to affect vaccination efforts in the nation’s most populous state as it moves to start inoculating people 16 and older this week. State officials directed counties and other providers on Tuesday to halt use of the vaccine per federal recommendation. But Gov. Gavin Newsom said he does not expect the halt to “materially impact our ability to fulfill our expectations.” Vaccinations are expected to be available for people 16 and older Thursday and California plans to lift most pandemic...
  • South San Francisco Area Bankruptcy Filings Slowed Amid Pandemic Last Year Here's how the pandemic affected bankruptcies in San Mateo County. Experts warn of a likely surge in coming years.

    04/08/2021 7:51:52 PM PDT · by Vendome · 8 replies
    Patch South San Francisco ^ | 3-12-2021 | Patch Staff
    The coronavirus pandemic has caused sharp swings in the economy over the past year, thrusting many businesses and families into economic uncertainty and in some cases outright collapse. Even so, the number of national bankruptcies filed in 2020 was the lowest since 1986 and nearly 30 percent lower than in 2019. But many experts expect bankruptcies to increase in the coming years. The federal court system was closed near the beginning of the pandemic, which delayed filings for months. Moreover, bankruptcies also tend to be "lagging indicators" of economic distress because of the complex legal process involved; the Great Recession...
  • California To Allow Large Indoor Events, But With Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test(Ihre Papiere bitte!)

    04/07/2021 11:28:56 AM PDT · by Vendome · 31 replies
    CapRadio ^ | April 02, 2021 | Chris Hagan Nicole Nixon
    California will soon allow indoor live performances and events in counties outside the state's most-restrictive reopening tier, but the number of people allowed will increase if all attendees are tested or can provide a proof of vaccination.Beginning April 15 — the day every Californian over the age of 16 becomes eligible to receive the vaccine — counties in the red, orange and yellow tiers can begin hosting indoor events such as conferences or seated live performances, including professional sports.Capacity limits increase significantly at events where attendees are tested or show proof of full vaccination. For example, in the orange tier,...
  • Newsom’s Vow To Reopen California Is A High-Stakes Political Gamble

    04/07/2021 11:19:56 AM PDT · by Vendome · 21 replies
    CapRadio ^ | April 6, 2021 | LAUREL ROSENHALL
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is running two races this spring: The first is to clobber the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 60,000 Californians and devastated businesses and schools with unprecedented restrictions. The second is to keep his job, which could be threatened by a recall election later this year. The two paths intersected today as Newsom announced plans to fully reopen California businesses on June 15 — if hospitalization rates remain low and the state has enough vaccines to inoculate all Californians who want a shot. “We’re seeing death rates… go down. We’re seeing case rates stabilize. We have the...
  • Teachers unions continue negotiations even after 80% of teachers get vaccinated(California??)

    04/07/2021 11:07:21 AM PDT · by Vendome · 14 replies
    247 News Networks ^ | April 7, 2021 | Editorial Announcement
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that 80% of all teachers, school staff and childcare workers in the U.S. have received at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.CALIFORNIA TEENS CAN GO TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK BUT CAN’T GO TO MATH CLASS“Our push to ensure that teachers, school staff and childcare workers were vaccinated during March has paid off and paved the way for safer in-person learning,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday. “CDC will build on the success of this program and work with our partners to continue expanding our vaccination efforts, as we...
  • Gavin Newsom Denies California's Reopening Is Motivated by Recall Effort(Liar)

    04/07/2021 10:46:44 AM PDT · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4-07-2021 | MATTHEW IMPELLI
    Governor Gavin Newsom denied on Wednesday that California's reopening has been motivated by the recall effort against him. Newsom was asked on CBS This Morning if the recall petition against him has "influenced" any of his decisions on the response to the coronavirus in California. "Absolutely not," Newsom replied. "In fact, quite the contrary. We're just focused on the data, disease prevalence. I'm focused on what's actually happening on the ground." "We can now begin planning for our lives post-pandemic. We will need to remain vigilant, and continue the practices that got us here—wearing masks and getting vaccinated—but the light...
  • Hilarious mask-mocking in Los Gatos…(My Rally buddies!!!!)

    04/06/2021 12:08:00 PM PDT · by Vendome · 42 replies
    CitizenFreePress ^ | 4-06-2021 | Posted by Kane
    Cruising for Covid in Los Gatos
  • Gov. Newsom: California now has the lowest positivity rate in the country(testing less?)

    04/06/2021 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Vendome · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | 4-06-2021 | By KTVU staff
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to visit San Francisco on Tuesday, as he announced that California now has the lowest positivity rate in the country. He didn't provide a comparison but as of Tuesday, the state's positivity rate was 1.6%. More than 58,000 people in California have died from the virus, and several states are seeing surges in cases driven by new virus variants.
  • COVID-19 Tests or Proof of Vaccination Required for Indoor Meetings, Receptions, Conferences in California

    04/05/2021 1:36:46 PM PDT · by Vendome · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 4-05-2021 | Lauren Coronado
    According to the California Department of Public Health, people will be required to get a COVID-19 test or show proof of being fully vaccinated to attend an indoor reception, meeting, or conference beginning April 15. Counties in the red tier, like San Diego County, can host up to 50 people outdoors. Capacity increases to 200 if guests are tested for COVID-19 or show proof of being fully vaccinated. And if the event is indoors, all guests, up to 100 people, are required to be tested or fully vaccinated. Capacity increases after each less restrictive tier. "People still need to hold...
  • GOP has unique edge in Newsom recall election — a lower bar to success

    04/02/2021 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Vendome · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-2-2021 | Seema Mehta
    Even before the attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom officially qualifies for the ballot, Republicans hoping to replace him are in full campaign mode. “It’s perhaps the one shot Republicans actually have of winning the governorship in a while because of the structure of the recall,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College. Though the bar is lower, winning the recall election is still complicated. A Republican candidate needs more than 50% of those casting ballots to vote to oust Newsom, and must consolidate the support of GOP voters while reaching out to center-left independents and...
  • Gavin Newsom owes California an apology

    04/02/2021 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Vendome · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-01-2021 | Jim Desmond
    Gov. Gavin Newsom owes the citizens of California an apology. Telling someone they’re not essential is appalling. Every person and the work they do are essential. Just because a bureaucrat may deem you nonessential, that doesn't mean it's true.Florida, Texas, and other states lifted their lockdowns and allowed businesses to open at 100%. Here’s a novel idea: Provide guidance and education and allow business owners the opportunity to safely operate their businesses. Each day it becomes clearer and clearer that the lockdowns did not work in California. Florida, Texas, and many other states are open and have fewer cases, deaths,...