COVID Vaccine: CoCo Supes Ask State to Prioritize Teachers for VaccinesThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved a declaration this week that states that teachers should be considered "essential workers" and thus among the first people to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
COVID Deaths: Coronavirus Grim Toll Soars; State Purchases 5,000 Body Bags; Launches Emotional PSA While Gov. Gavin Newsom began his weekly COVID update on an upbeat note as health care workers began receiving the Pfizer vaccine, he ended with the grim death toll the pandemic continues to take all across California.
COVID Update: 'Optimistic 48 Hours'; Newsom Hopes To Distribute 2.1 Million Vaccine Doses By End Of MonthWith front line health care workers across the state beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he hopes to have 2.1 million doses distributed in California by the end December.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Recall Supporters 'Halfway There' In Reaching Goal Of 1.5 Million SignaturesThe most recent effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom says it's making progress towards its signature goals, with months to go.
COVID Vaccine: Advocates Call On Newsom To Prioritize Vaccines For Teachers, School StaffLocal lawmakers, doctors, education leaders and others on Thursday called on Gov. Gavin Newsom and public health officials to put teachers third in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it's available.
Newsom Names Bay Area Air Quality Expert to Chair State’s Air BoardThe Bay Area is sending one of its air quality experts to Sacramento after Gov. Gavin Newsom named her to chair the powerful Air Resources Board Wednesday.
Newsom Appoints 3 New AlCo Superior Court JudgesGov. Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of three new Alameda County Superior Court judges Tuesday.
COVID: Skyrocketing Cases Starting to Overwhelm California HospitalsCalifornia health officials expressed concern Tuesday that the surging amount of COVID-19 cases in the state are starting to overwhelm its hospitals.
Gov. Gavin Newsom May Reshape California Politics With Picks To Replace VP-Elect Kamala Harris, AG Xavier BecerraGov. Gavin Newsom is in position to appoint California’s next U.S. senator and attorney general, and maybe even more top posts depending on who gets each job.
COVID Pandemic Update: Anticipated Thanksgiving Surge Underway; State Slips Under 15 Percent ICU CapacityThe much anticipated surge of new cases from Thanksgiving gatherings and travel has begun, Gov. Gavin Newsom and state public health chief Dr. Mark Ghaly revealed Monday during a COVID-19 update, taxing ICU capacity for treatment of the critically ill, particularly in Southern California.
San Francisco Native Martin Jenkins Sworn-In as 1st Openly Gay California Supreme Court JusticeMartin Jenkins was sworn in on Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, becoming California's first openly-gay Supreme Court justice.
Political Strategist Nathan Ballard Charged With Domestic Violence, Child Abuse In Attack Against Wife, 4-Year-OldProminent Bay Area political strategist Nathan Ballard is facing domestic violence and child abuse charges following an alleged attack on his wife and a young child.
COVID Restrictions: Newsom Announces Regional Stay-At-Home Order For Areas With Low ICU CapacityOn the heels of a record day of new COVID cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday announced a new regional stay-at-home order tied to the ICU rates in a given region that will require many businesses to shut down.
COVID Purple Tier: Mayor Breed Regrets Attending French Laundry DinnerSan Francisco Mayor London Breed accepted criticism and expressed regret Thursday over attending a birthday party at the French Laundry last month as COVID-19 cases surged.
COVID California Aid: Impacted Businesses To Receive Tax Relief, $500M In GrantsCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom has announced additional aid for businesses impacted by COVID-19 in the form of grants and tax relief.