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Biden backs tighter limits on stimulus checks to speed COVID-19 relief bill

By Laura Litvan and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg President Joe Biden has agreed to moderate Democrats’ demands to narrow eligibility for stimulus checks, but rejected a push to trim extra unemployment benefits, as he tries to win support for his $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill, according to a Democratic aide. Individuals earning over $80,000 now won’t qualify for the direct payments, compared with a $100,000 cap in the previously drafted legislation, the aide said on condition of anonymity. The ce...
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‘Boiling up’: Jeremy Lin says Covid-19 has sparked anti-Asian violence in the US

By Don Lemon and Ben Church | CNN Former NBA star Jeremy Lin says he’s seen a rise in racism across the US since the coronavirus pandemic started and says the country must address the issue of anti-Asian violence. “This has been something that’s really blowing up or boiling up for a little bit for me,” Lin told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday. “I’ve seen since last year, around January when everything started to happen, I’ve just seen the rise in a lot of these attacks and hate crimes.” [vemba-video...
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California Revenues $10.5B Ahead Of Projections As Rich Get Richer During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of 2020, California had lost a record 1.6 million jobs during the pandemic. Nearly a half-million people stopped even trying to look for work. Business properties saw their value plummet more than 30%. But California’s bank account is overflowing. As of January, the state’s tax collections were $10.5 billion ahead of projections. By the end of the fiscal year on July 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature could have a $19 billion surplus to spend. It’...
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1.1 Million Single-Dose J&J Vaccines Expected In California Over Next 3 Weeks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said the state expects to start administering the new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week and to receive more than 1.1 million of the shots over the next three weeks. The vaccine, still in the final federal approval process, has fewer handling restrictions than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines now being used. Those vaccines require two doses to be fully effective and must be stored at extremely low temperatures. N...
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Here’s what you can expect to get from the $1.9 trillion House coronavirus stimulus package

By Tami Luhby and Katie Lobosco | CNN The $1.9 trillion House coronavirus package contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. The legislation provides another round of direct payments, as well as additional assistance for the unemployed, hungry, uninsured and at risk of losing their homes. It also would provide a bigger tax break for parents. President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats argue that another massive bill is ne...
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Appeals Court Eyes California Ban On High-Capacity Magazines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it will reconsider a three-judge court’s split ruling last year throwing out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, a decision with potential impact in other states. An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear the case after two members of the three-judge appellate panel ruled in August that California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the U.S. Constituti...
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Amendment Would Ban ‘Servitude’ By California Prison Inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California relies on thousands of inmates to fight massive wildfires, churn out vehicle license plates, mop prison floors and myriad other tasks — all for wages that rarely top a few dollars a day. Opponents want to end what they call a visage of slavery. They propose to amend the state Constitution’s ban on indentured servitude to remove an exemption for people who are being punished for crimes. Prison labor predominantly impacts Black and Latino people who make ...
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Newsom’s Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers in a continued push to reopen more schools for in-person instruction. Newsom announced last week that at least 10% of the state’s vaccines would go to education workers starting in March, which translates to roughly 75,000 dedicated doses a week. The Governor’s Office on Thursday released an overview showing how those vaccines would be distri...
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California Supreme Court Upholds Ending Adult Trials For Teens Ages 14, 15

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state’s 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults and sent to adult prisons even for serious crimes such as murder, arson, robbery, rape or kidnapping. The state high court found the law did not conflict with Proposition 57, approved by voters two years earlier, that allowed judges to decide whether young suspects should be tried in adult court. “The amendment is fully consistent with and f...
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Health care workers get COVID-19 in the community more often than the workplace, Cedars-Sinai study finds

LOS ANGELES — Health care workers might not be that different from the general population in the factors that determine their risk of getting COVID-19, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said Wednesday. A study led by Cedars-Sinai shows that health care workers are more likely to have antibodies to COVID-19 in their blood if they are Black or Latino or have hypertension. But it suggests that the community — rather than the workplace — is the more common source of coronavirus exposure. Th...
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States pass virus aid, not waiting for Washington

By Brian Witte | Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic’s economic fallout. Maryland and California recently moved forward with help for the poor, the jobless, small businesses and those needing child care. New Mexico and Pennsylvania are funneling grants directly to cash-starved businesses. Nor...
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Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

By AARON MORRISON | The Associated Press NEW YORK  — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now building infrastructure to catch up to the speed of its funding and plans to use its endowment to become known for more than protests after Black Americans die at the hands of police or v...
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GOP Working To Block Nomination Of Xavier Becerra As Health Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS13) – President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic. Now attorney general of the nation’s most populous state, Becerra will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it’s the health committee’s turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which will vote on sending B...
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LA county election switch boosts voter turnout: See what happened in your city

LOS ANGELES — Average voter turnout tripled in 35 cities in Los Angeles County following a 2015 state law that mandated local elections be moved to days of national or state elections if a city’s voter turnout was 25% or lower than the previous four statewide elections, according to a study released Monday. The report, released by the nonprofit California Common Cause, examined elections between 2012 and 2020, finding that 54 California cities that moved from off-cycle elections in 2016, 2018 an...
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Once Hailed As Heroes In COVID Fight, Governors Newsom, Cuomo Facing Political Crises

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, two Democratic governors on opposite ends of the country were hailed as heroes for their leadership in a crisis. Now they’re leaders on the ropes. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gavin Newsom of California are embroiled in distinct political woes. For Cuomo, it’s a federal investigation into whether his administration sought to hide the true toll of the pandemic. For Newsom, it’s fending off a recall effort fueled by opposition to his l...
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Gov. Newsom recall proponents gather more than a million signatures

By Maeve Reston | CNN Leaders of the campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom have now gathered more than a million signatures, according to a new report from the California secretary of state’s office that suggests the effort is still on track as they inch toward a March deadline to qualify for the ballot. Capitalizing on the frustration and anger among California Republicans and small business owners about Newsom’s restrictive stay-at-home orders last year, which were intended to try t...
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Recall Newsom Campaign Gathers More Than A Million Signatures, State Report Says

(CNN/CBS13) – The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has now gathered more than a million signatures, according to a new report from the California secretary of state’s office that suggests the effort is still on track as they inch toward a March deadline to qualify for the ballot. Capitalizing on the frustration and anger among California Republicans and small business owners about Newsom’s restrictive stay-at-home orders last year, which were intended to try to stop the spread of the coronav...
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Many California Counties Short On Shots As Severe Weather Across US Squeezes COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Line

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‘It’s Not Enough’: Sacramento Small Businesses Weigh In On California COVID Relief Package

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How Severe Weather Across US Is Affecting COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments In California

(CNN/CBS13) — The frigid temperatures, snow and ice that have devastated parts of the country are having an impact on getting Covid-19 vaccinations to California, delaying deliveries and appointments for shots. “I don’t believe that it’s anticipated it will have long-reaching outcomes, but certainly for the next week to two weeks, we might expect to see some impact from the weather,” Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, told CNN on Wednesday....
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California lawmakers propose ban on fracking by 2027

By ADAM BEAM | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — New legislation would ban all fracking in California by 2027, taking aim at the powerful oil and gas industry in the state already planning to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. Progressive California has long been a leader in combating climate change, requiring solar panels on new homes and passing a law to make the nation’s most populated state rely entirely on renewable energy by 2045. But environmental groups say California officia...
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CA Bill Would Make Political Affiliation A Protected Class

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Do you qualify for California’s new $600 COVID-relief payment?

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic legislative leaders in Sacramento on Wednesday announced a deal to give $600 in aid to low-income Californians and grants to small businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The state estimates it will make 5.7 million payments to residents, for a total of roughly $3.4 billion, in the relief package that Newsom envisioned last month as part of his budget proposal for this year.. “People are hungry and hurting, and businesses our communities h...
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California Lawmaker Proposes New Law That Would Ban Fracking In California By 2027

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – Heeding the call of Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Scott Wiener introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban all fracking in California by 2027 and halt the oil and gas extraction method around schools and homes by Jan. 1. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique used to extract huge amounts of oil and gas from shale rock deep underground. It involves injecting high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals into rock. Environmental groups says the c...
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Reviews Find Poor Oversight Of California Prisons And Jails

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Despite the state spending nearly $10 million a year to improve its handling of inmates’ allegations of staff misconduct, California’s inspector general said Tuesday the corrections department’s “process remains broken” and is neither independent nor fair. Wardens exonerated more than 98% of prison employees under the new system, a rate even higher than the 97% who were cleared when the inspector general’s office criticized the old system two years ago. Most compl...
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California Approves Mailed Ballots For 2021 As Recall Looms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — As California Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares for a potential recall election this year, the state Legislature passed a bill on Tuesday that would require that all active registered voters get a ballot in the mail ahead of the election even if they didn’t ask for one. Lawmakers’ aim is to slow the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging people to vote by mail rather than show up in person. The same thing was done last year when counties had millions of dollars in fede...
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Bill Would End Tax Increases For Companies Researching Disease

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Facing a staggering $54.3 billion budget deficit last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, California’s governor and state Legislature agreed to raise taxes by nearly $4 billion on some businesses to avoid even harsher cuts to state services. But the tax increases were structured in such a way that they punished companies for spending money on researching and developing new products or technologies — including for things like vaccines and treatments for COVID...
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Prop. 22: New lawsuit targets California ride-hail labor law

OAKLAND — Ride-hail drivers and a union filed a lawsuit Thursday against Proposition 22 — a ballot measure that exempted Uber and other companies from California’s gig economy law — after the state Supreme Court threw out their case. The suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court contends the measure that passed in November violates California’s Constitution. The proposition shields app-based ride-hailing and delivery companies from a new labor law that required such services to treat drivers a...
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Coalition urges LAUSD to ‘fund Black futures, not school police’

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A coalition of Black students, parents, teachers and community members called Thursday for the Los Angeles Unified School District board to put $25 million recently cut from the school police budget into campuses with the highest Black student enrollment, including those with higher rates of student arrests and lowest achievement levels. “We’re here today to talk about a proposal that the community has put together to reinvest this money...
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Black History Month: A salute to those who served in the military

Black people have served in the American military since the Revolutionary War, including through slavery and segregation. The 2020 Portrait of African American Active Duty and Civilian Employment in the U.S. Department of Defense offered this outlook: In the news Gen. Lloyd Austin III On Jan. 22, Austin became the 28th U.S. defense secretary for the Biden administration. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and served in the Army from 1975 to 2016, where he retired as a four-star g...
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