Newsom Renews Call for Federal Aid 'Not Charity' to States Grappling With Pandemic-Driven DeficitsGov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday said the nearly $54 billion budget deficit the state is facing is a direct result of the impact from the coronavirus pandemic and not because of existing financial troubles.
California's Historic Homeless Hotel Quarantine Shows Progress, Need for More RoomsRoughly 7,000 people in California have been moved out of shelters, vehicles and rough streets to ride out the pandemic in hotels, an effort Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in March to shield some of the state's 150,000 estimated vulnerable homeless.
Bay Area Pastors Rally Against COVID-19 Church Closure, Insist They'll Reopen By End Of MayRepresentatives for churches across the state of California -- including the Bay Area -- united on Thursday to rally, calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to allow them to reopen their doors.
Newsom Proposes Cuts For State Worker Pay, Schools, Health Care In Grim COVID-19 Budget RevisionCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom painted a grim financial picture for the state Thursday as he presented a revised budget that reflected unprecedented unemployment, a massive decline in revenue and a proposed cut in pay for state workers.
California Adds Millions To Budget To Upgrade Wildfire Response Alongside COVID-19 EffortsWith the impending fire season approaching in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state nevertheless is preparing to spend millions more for wildfire preparation and suppression strategies, including establishment of a new wildfire safety division in the state Public Utilities Commission.
Coronavirus Update: Struggling California Malls Prepare For Business Not-As-Usual With Phase 2 ReopeningsAs part of the loosening into Phase 2 modifications, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday some malls can now partially re-open for curbside pickup only. The era of lazily wandering from store to store and nibbling on a pretzel is dead -- at least for now.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Offers New Guidelines For Restaurant Operations Once They ReopenCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday offered up more detailed guidelines restaurants will need to follow when they reopen in the state, giving restaurant owners an idea of how intensive the cleaning protocols will be as the coronavirus shelter order becomes less restrictive.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Expected To Announce Reopening Plans Involving RestaurantsGov. Gavin Newsom is expected to announce plans to open some restaurants and malls in certain counties on Tuesday.
MLB Owners Approve Plan To Start Coronavirus-Delayed Season In JulyMajor League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans.
Coronavirus: California, Western States Seek $1 Trillion Federal Lifeline For 1st Responders, Health Care, Public EducationCalifornia is joining with other western states to request a collective $1 trillion lifeline from the federal government to fund essential first responders, health care needs and educational systems as states grapple with historic budget deficits because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Solano County Allows All 'Low Risk' Businesses To ReopenPhase 2 of the reopening process in California started Friday but depending on where you live the restrictions may differ.
Coronavirus Update: Newsom Delivers Stern Warning To Renegade CountiesState officials have sent a stern warning to three Northern California counties that have moved faster at reopening than the state allows, threatening them with losing federal disaster money.
Coronavirus Update: California To Provide Mail-In Ballots For November Election To All VotersAll Californians who are registered to vote will be provided with mail-in ballots for the November election through an executive order signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Says 70 Percent Of California Economy Can Reopen; Bay Area Counties To Go SlowlyCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom asserted Friday that roughly 70 percent of the state's economy are now able to reopen with modifications as the state moves to the Phase 2 reopening of businesses across the state, but that there will be variances, including in the Bay Area.
Coronavirus Update: Newsom Projects $18 Billion Revenue Shortfall For K-12, Community CollegesInstead of $3 billion more in funding next year, officials from Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration are now projecting possibly $18 billion less over two years for K-12 and community colleges.