Newsom Sends In National Guard Personnel To Increase Bay Area COVID Testing Capacity With waiting times and frustrations growing, Gov. Gavin Newson activated National Guard troops Friday night to bolster personnel manning several overwhelmed COVID-19 testing sites in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Gov. Newsom Increases Security At State Capitol; Activates 1,000 National Guard PersonnelGovernor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a series of actions to increase security at the State Capitol ahead of the presidential inauguration, including authorizing the deployment of 1,000 California National Guard personnel.
National Guard Troops, Firefighters Heading To California From Across The Country To Aid In Wildfires BattleFrom across the country, National Guard contingents and firefighters were answering California's call for help in battling a historic outbreak of wildfires.
Newsom Salutes Heroic National Guard Crews In Creek Fire Rescues -- 'They Went In Anyway'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday saluted "the courage and conviction and the grit" of the National Guard crews that flew in to rescue hundreds of campers trapped by the Creek Fire as he outlined progress made across the state during this historic fire season.
Bill to Strip Badges from 'Bad Officers' Fails to Pass in State LegislatureA bill that would allow "bad officers" to be permanently stripped of their badges failed to pass the California Legislature on Monday as state lawmakers could not muster enough support to pass one of the year's top policing reform bills.
LNU Lightning Complex: National Guard Troops On The Way To Relieve Firefighters Battling Bay Area WildfiresReinforcements were on the way for exhausted firefighters in the Bay Area, just as an already devastating wildfire season threatens to get even worse.
Deploying National Guard To Vallejo And Other California Cities Cost Nearly $25 MillionIt cost nearly $25 million for the state to deploy 8,000 National Guard soldiers to Vallejo and other California cities to assist police during protests over racial injustice inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
National Guard Troops Provide Much-Needed Help At Bay Area Food BankThe first deployment of the California National Guard is underway, with one group of soldiers arriving in Fairfield Wednesday to help with what could become a vital humanitarian mission.
Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place: Food A Major Priority On Day 2 Of Gov. Newsom's Stay-At-Home Order In CaliforniaOn day 2 of Gov. Gavin Newsom'san unprecedented stay-at-home order to help curb the coronavirus spread, many in Northern California were focusing on the basics and food was a huge priority.
Coronavirus California Update: Gov. Newsom Deploys National Guard To Help With Food DistributionThe California National Guard has been deployed to a Sacramento warehouse to distribute food at food banks, according to the governor's office.
Dorian Expected To Be "Extremely Dangerous" As It Heads For U.S.Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane Friday, and it's expected to stay "extremely dangerous" as it moves near the Bahamas and approaches the Florida coast, the National Hurricane Center said.
Feds Cancel High-Speed Rail Grant, Explore Return Of $2.5BThe U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it would cancel nearly a billion dollars in grant funds yet to be paid to the California high-speed rail project.
President Trump: California Owes Feds Billions For Bullet Train 'Disaster'A day after California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to scale back the state's high-speed rail project, President Donald Trump demanded that federal funds be reimbursed on Twitter.
Newsom Calls Trump Border Policy 'Comedy,' Signs Order To Redeploy Guard TroopsGov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Monday, redeploying several hundred National Guard troops from the state's southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration's request for support from border states.
5 Dead In Military Cargo Plane Crash Near Savannah Emergency crews are responding to a military cargo plane crash Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia, said a spokeswoman for the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.