UCSF Dr. Peter Chin-Hong On COVID Delta Variant Surge: 'Desperate Measures Are Needed In Desperate Times'UCSF Infectious Disease expert Dr. Peter Chin Hong believes the San Francisco Bay Area has reached a crossroads in the local battle against COVID's rapidly spreading delta variant, but his message for the path forward is relatively simple -- "it's vaccinate, not lockdown."
COVID Vaccine: Proof of Vaccinations or Weekly Testing to be Required For State Employees, Health Care WorkersCalifornia will require state employees and all health care workers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly as officials aim to slow rising coronavirus infections, mostly among the unvaccinated.
COVID: Marjorie Taylor Greene Lashes Out at Newsom on Twitter After Anti-Vax CriticismGeorgia congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked California Gov. Gavin Newsom on social media Monday after Newsom singled her out for promoting COVID vaccine disinformation during a press event.
Gov. Newsom Declares Drought Emergency In 9 Additional Counties; Asks For 15% Water CutbacksCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom Thursday declared a state of emergency in nine additional counties because of the extreme drought gripping most of the state, and urged citizens and businesses to voluntarily cut water use.
Newsom Recall Election Process Begins With Verified Signature ReportThe widely-expected recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom has been formally initiated after a final report on verified signatures, the California Secretary of State announced Wednesday.
CHP: 'Aggressive' Man Approaching Gov. Newsom in Oakland ArrestedA man was arrested after trying to approach Governor Gavin Newsom during an event in Oakland Thursday, authorities said.
California Reopens: Newsom Marks End of COVID Restrictions, Awards $1.5M to 10 Vaccine RecipientsStanding in the entrance to Universal Studios as families poured into the amusement park free of COVID restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom marked the end of such rules Tuesday and ushered in the state's full reopening, with the celebration punctuated by picking the winners of a $1.5 million cash giveaway to vaccinated Californians.
California Gov. Newsom Unveils Vaccine Vacation Incentive As State Funds Tourism Industry RevivalCalifornia is urging its citizens to help jump-start the economy on the eve of the state's reopening with a call to spend their vacation dollars in the state, while announcing help for the state's tourism industry and a new vacation incentive for people to get vaccinated.
Feds Restore $929 Million In California High-Speed Rail Funding Revoked By Trump AdministrationThe federal government has reached an agreement to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for California’s troubled bullet train, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.
California COVID Vaccine Lottery Kicks Off; Multiple Winners From Bay Area CountiesThe largest vaccine incentive program in the U.S. was underway on Friday as Calfornia Gov. Gavin Newsom was to draw the first winners of the state's cash prize drawings.
California To Allow Expanded Outdoor Dining, To-Go Cocktails Past June 15 Reopening Of StateCalifornia will continue to allow outdoor dining expansions and parklets past the June 15 date of the state's reopening as part of a plan to boost restaurant business, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
Cash For COVID Shots: California Unveils $116 Million Giveaway to People Getting or Already VaccinatedCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a $116.5 million vaccine incentive program that would offer cash prizes to people, including a $15 million cash prize that would be split between 10 people.
Gov. Newsom, California Democrats Have Much Riding On Oil Drilling Buffer Zone DecisionCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has set some of the nation’s most ambitious goals for weaning his state off oil, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and the end of oil production a decade later.
Environmentalists, Unions Square Off Over Oil Well Setbacks Putting Gov. Newsom in a BindHow close to private property may oil producers locate their wells? In California, that issue is dividing two Democratic voting blocs — labor and environmentalists — whose support Gov. Newsom needs with his recall election looming.
Gov. Newsom Unveils $12 Billion Plan To End Family Homelessness Within 5 YearsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state into housing and to “functionally end family homelessness” within five years.