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State reviewing how and when to reopen Disneyland and other California theme parks

California state officials are reviewing how and when to reopen Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other theme parks based on COVID-19 health data as the tourist destinations prepare to head into their sixth month of coronavirus closures. “Theme parks are not permitted to open in California at this time, under current public health orders,” California Health and Human Services spokesperson Kate Folmar said via email. “We will continue to review health data to determine when and how them...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Seaworld, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Santa Clara, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Vallejo, Knott, Great America, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, California Department of Public Health


Dr. Sonia Angell, California’s Top Public Health Director, Resigns; No Reason Given

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California’s top public health official has resigned, just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in reporting coronavirus test results used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools. Dr. Sonia Angell said in a resignation letter made public late Sunday that she’s departing from her role as director and state public health officer at the California Department of Public Health. Her letter to staff, released by the California Health and...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sacramento, Public Health, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Angell, Newsom, California Health Care Foundation, Mark Ghaly, Ghaly, Coronavirus, Sonia Angell, California Health and Human Services Agency, Erica Pan


California’s immense pension dilemma

California’s public employee pension dilemma boils down to this: The California Public Employees Retirement System has scarcely two-thirds of the money it needs to pay benefits that state and local governments have promised their workers. Moreover, CalPERS’ official estimate that it is 70.8% funded is based on an assumption of future investment earnings averaging 7% a year, which probably is at least one or two percentage points too high. In the 2019-20 fiscal year that ended June 30, CalPERS po...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Capitol, Torrance, Dan Walters, Calpers, California Public Employees Retirement System, Guest Commentary, Ben Meng, Torrance Joint Powers Financing Authority


Vote No on Prop. 14, a costly, unnecessary bond measure

California’s experience with a publicly funded stem-cell agency has been mixed but the promise of new treatments and possible cures was tempting enough that voters OKd a $3 billion expenditure in 2004. That money is gone and backers want $5.5 billion more. Voters should say no to Proposition 14. For one thing, times have changed and the original rationale — California doing what the feds wouldn’t — is no longer applicable. For another, private enterprise has taken a bigger interest and stepped u...
Tags: California, Opinion, Stanford, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Endorsements, Legislature, CIRM, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Legislative Analyst 's Office


State Health Department Director Sonia Angell Resigns, Reports Say

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The director of the California Department of Public Health is resigning, according to reports from the Sacramento Bee on Sunday. Dr. Sonia Angell frequently appeared alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom during his coronavirus news conferences Angell was a crucial figure in formulating the state’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. No reason was given for her sudden departure, which comes five months into the pandemic. Newsom appointed Angell director of the state health depar...
Tags: Health, News, Local, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Bee, state Health Department, Angell, California Department of Public Health, Newsom, Sonia Angell, Dr. Sonia Angell


California's top public health director out, no reason given

California's top public health official has resigned, just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in reporting coronavirus test results used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools. Dr. Sonia Angell said in a resignation letter made public late Sunday that she's departing from her role as director and state public health officer at the California Department of Public Health. Angell often appeared during news conferences about California's...
Tags: News, California, Gavin Newsom, Sonia Angell, California Department of Public Health Angell


There’s nothing new about federal meddling in protest movements

Within a democracy, free protests are absolutely vital. But the U.S. doesn’t seem to like them — in fact, the feds have been infiltrating the lives of protesters for a long time. Since the George Floyd protests swept the nation, and really for several years now, the FBI has been busy making things worse with its sweeping surveillance measures and campaigns to discredit American activists. It’s nothing new. As former FBI agent Mike German said, the FBI has spent years transforming from a law enfo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Martin Luther King, BLM, King, Gavin Newsom, J Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO, Balogun, Congress of Racial Equality, Communist Party USA, Brian Bensimon, Guest Commentary


California needs to get ethnic studies right before mandating it

A year ago, the California Department of Education released a draft of guidelines for implementing “ethnic studies” in public high schools. It unleashed a torrent of controversy — for good reason. The 303-page document was ersatz Marxist agitprop that, if adopted, would have drummed into young minds the notion that in America, anyone not a white male is virtually enslaved. “At its core,” the draft declared, “the field of ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, an...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Opinion, Israel, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, BLM, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, California Department of Education, Tony Thurmond, Guest Commentary


Where does Gov. Gavin Newsom stand on split roll?

Former Gov. Jerry Brown often said that he subscribed to the “canoe theory of politics” — paddle a little to the left, a little to the right and then glide down the middle. He deployed that strategy through many of the crises he had to manage. From this conservative’s perspective, he did a lot more paddling on the left than the right, which might explain why his administration often appeared to be going in circles. Nonetheless, interests representing the private sector at least had Brown’s ear o...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, BLM, Gavin Newsom, Howard, Brown, Estelle, Forrest Gump, Gray Davis, Newsom, Jon Coupal, Opinion columns, Josh Newman


As school starts, anxiety and excitement build for Online 2.0

Every new school year – for students, teachers and parents alike – starts with a mix of hope and nerves. But there’s never been anything like the anxiety coming with the start of the 2020-21 school year. With coronavirus not yet under control, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered that most schools statewide start the academic year as online-only operations. And many families fear a repeat of what they saw in spring, when the pandemic forced schools to switch, almost instantly, from traditional classroo...
Tags: Senate, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Ford, Amsterdam, Bill, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Elementary School, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Centers for Disease Control, Costa Mesa, Irvine, YMCA


‘They Feel Like Human Pinballs’: Salons Willing To Defy Order To Reopen

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Salons across the Sacramento region are at their tipping point financially and say it’s either they start indoor services again or go bankrupt. “It makes me want to just cry,” said Lindsey Wentz, the owner of Mint Salon in Lodi. “And it’s, you know, I can’t do anything about it.” On Saturday, Wentz sat inside her salon that was once flourishing with customers and is now empty. Right now, there’s a movement of salon owners willing to defy the state’s order and reopen in just ...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Lodi, Jones, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Larry, Fred Jones, Wentz, Mint Salon, Professional Beauty Federation of California, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Protest


Election integrity will be put to the test in California this November

New York City tried to make voting easier, and the result was chaos. City elections officials were overwhelmed with a flood of vote-by-mail ballots, more than 400,000, or ten times the usual number in a primary. Many ballot envelopes came in without the required postmarks. That problem may have been caused by processing errors at the post office. The envelopes provided to voters to return their ballots were postage-paid, which may have led to incorrect handling and missing postmarks. Late Monday...
Tags: California, Opinion, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Manhattan, Bill, Postal Service, California Supreme Court, Gavin Newsom, State, Legislature, Patel, Alex Padilla, Dominion


Fantasy Springs Resort Casino moves country and Latin nights outdoors due to coronavirus

To keep people distanced from each other during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino near Indio has moved two of its recurring entertainment nights from indoor venue Lit to the outdoor space at The Rock Yard. Michael Felci, public relations manager for the casino, said that as of July 23, Fantasy Springs has been hosting its Wednesday Noches De Fuego — the casino’s Latin night — and its Thursday Country Night events in the outdoor space. He said they’re both popular nigh...
Tags: California, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Indio, John Mellencamp, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Mark Gregg, Special Events Center, Rock Yard, Coronavirus


Valley restaurants team up, head outdoors to fight coronavirus slump

Guests watch dolphins off the bow during a trip with Newport Coastal Adventure to view marine life along the coast of Orange County on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) A helicopter waits for guests to board for a new eco-tour put on by IEX Helicopters at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The Heli-Marine Expedition takes tours above Southern California coastline to search the sea for wildlife with marine life expert Dian...
Tags: Business, News, California, La, Restaurants, Sport, Dolphins, Soccer, Williams, Local News, Orange County, Chamber of Commerce, Michael, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Pedro


California health officials release guidelines for return for college sports

As part of their release of guidelines on Friday for colleges statewide, California public health officials laid out a road map for college sports teams to return to practice and competition. For practices to begin, programs must require regular periodic testing for COVID-19 for players, coaches and support staff. If there is a positive test, that individual must be required to isolate from the rest of the team. Masks must be required for coaches, staff, media and any players who are not dressed...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Chip Kelly, Los Angeles County, John Hamilton, Newsom, College-football, Julie Rousseau, USC Hall of Fame


California college classes go online only in counties where coronavirus not under control

California’s colleges and universities will be required to start the new school year with distance learning, if the counties in which they’re located don’t have the coronavirus pandemic under control. And even campuses that do reopen will look very different, compared to this time last year. The California Health and Human Services Agency issued the “interim guidance” Friday afternoon, Aug. 7. “As colleges and other institutions of higher education plan to resume in-person instruction, it’s crit...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Higher Education, Long Beach, Ncaa, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, University Of California, White, Gavin Newsom, University Of Southern California


California tops 10,000 COVID deaths, 3rd highest

SACRAMENTO — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New York has the highest number of deaths at more than 32,000, followed by New Jersey with nearly 16,000. California is the nation’s most populous state with 40 million people. The first known COVID-related de...
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Tech Glitch Continues To Hold Up COVID-19 Data In California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Health officials say they are flying blind as a technical glitch continues to plague the data system California relies on to drive decisions about whether businesses and schools can reopen, as the state on Friday surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has repeatedly stressed in media briefings and interviews the importance of using numbers to “look at conditions as they change in real time, based upon the data, based upon local conditions,...
Tags: New York, News, California, California News, San Francisco, New Jersey, UC Berkeley, Gavin Newsom, Marin, Marin County, Johns Hopkins University, Matt Willis, Newsom, John Swartzberg, AP Health, Mark Ghaly


California’s dysfunctional EDD needs major reform

More than 60 state lawmakers sent a furious letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday demanding action to correct the failures at the state’s woefully dysfunctional Employment Development Department. “It is unacceptable that millions of Californians have gone for months without income due to the failure of our state government,” they wrote, “We would appreciate a timely response from your Administration on all of the issues raised in this letter.” Among the issues: 1.13 million claims for unemplo...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Editorials, Deloitte, Gavin Newsom, KCRA, Department of Labor, Employment Development Department, Newsom, Walter Williams, Edd


Latest Figures Show 10,000 Californians Dead Of Coronavirus

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New York and New Jersey have the highest and second highest number of deaths in the U.S. at more than 32,000 and nearly 16,000, respectively; both states have far fewer people than Californi...
Tags: New York, News, California, Local, Sacramento, New Jersey, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, CBS Sacramento News, Coronavirus Deaths, Santa Clara Nearly


California, Cities Battle Over Marijuana Home-Delivery Rule

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California faced off in court Thursday against some of its own cities that want to overturn a government rule allowing home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial pot sales. In a potential setback for at least some of the cities, the judge tentatively sided with the state in questioning whether some of the communities have standing to bring legal action, because they do not have local ordinances in place that conflict with the state reg...
Tags: California, Marijuana, California News, Ap, Eaze, Gavin Newsom, Downey, U S Postal Service, Fresno Calif, Consumer, Santa Cruz County, Wylene, Fresno Superior Court, Bureau of Cannabis Control, Rural County Representatives of California, Marijuana delivery


Survival for some mom and pop landlords hangs in the balance

Just how far can California kick this rent-free mirage down the road without causing insurmountable damage for landlords, lenders and local communities? Just how quickly, and how many of California’s renters who are righteously paying their rent get soured and resentful (and start thinking, me too!) by their bragging neighbors who have the means to pay but refuse to? Rightly so, we are too humane of a society to allow mass scale evictions, especially as it concerns the millions who have lost the...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Minneapolis, Obama, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, House, Mortgage, California Apartment Association, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino, Freddie Mac, FHA


Reviewing how California got under 100,000 prisoners, a huge cut from modern high and the lowest since the 1980s (but still above designed capacity)

This lengthy San Francisco Chronicle piece, headlined "How California reduced its inmate population to a 30-year low," reports on the remarkable modern decline in the prison population in the state of California. Here are some highlights: California’s prison population of 99,000 is its lowest since 1990 and 74,000 below its peak in 2006. Court rulings, new state laws and policies on imprisonment, and changes in voters’ attitudes have all contributed to the reduction, which has not led to any st...
Tags: Law, California, Stanford, San Francisco, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Brown, U S Supreme Court, San Francisco Chronicle, Petaluma, Romano, Newsom, Douglas A Berman, Michael Romano, Prison Law Office


California’s Growing Virus Data Collection Headache

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has stopped removing or adding to a list of counties facing more restrictions on businesses and schools as it tries to determine the impact from an unresolved technical problem with the state’s coronavirus testing database, health officials said Wednesday. The state has recorded a highest-in-the-nation 525,000 positive tests. But California health officials say the true number is even higher. They don’t know how much so until they can add backlogged testing data and...
Tags: California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Kaiser, Associated Press, Riverside County, University Of California, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Santa Clara County, state Department of Public Health, Cameron Kaiser, Adam Beam, Barbara Ferrer


California Agency Whistle Blower Claims She’s Being Ousted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high-ranking official at the California agency that regulates utility companies claims she’s being forced out of her job for seeking to recover $200 million in fees that the agency did not collect over nearly 20 years. Alice Stebbins, the executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission, said in a letter to the five commissioners who govern the agency that she was being retaliated against for trying to “clean up a broken CPUC,” the San Francisco Chronicle r...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Ap, Commission, Cpuc, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Chronicle, Olson, California Public Utilities Commission, PUC, Stebbins, Karl Olson, Pacific Gas Electric Corp, Alice Stebbins, Marybel Batjer, Batjer


California Ups Early Inmate Release Estimate Amid Objections

SACRAMENTO (AP) – State prison officials say as many as 17,600 California inmates may be released early due to the coronavirus, 70% more than previously estimated and a total that victims and police say includes dangerous criminals who should stay locked up. The releases also are causing consternation as probation officers and community organizations scramble to provide housing, transportation and other services for inmates who may pose a public health risk because several hundred have been paro...
Tags: News, Prison, California, California News, Sacramento, Karen, Williams, Gavin Newsom, Marshall Project, San Quentin State Prison, Tacoma Washington, McDaniel, AP State, Newsom, Dana Simas, Davis California


California health insurance rates increase slightly for 2021

By Adam Beam | The Associated Press Health insurance premiums for the 1.5 million Californians who purchase coverage through the state marketplace will go up an average of 0.6% next year, officials announced Tuesday. It’s the smallest increase yet and is attributed to a surge of new signups coupled with a decline in health care use during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 230,000 people have signed up for coverage since March 20, the day after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home ...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, San Francisco Bay, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Legislature, Larry Levitt, Adam Beam, Anthony Wright, Peter Lee, Associated Press Health, John Baackes, Valley Health Plan, Bacchi, California Association of Health Plans


California’s homelessness crisis is about to get real

The homelessness crisis is about to get real. Up until now, the crisis that has been termed “homelessness” has been made up of a significant, if disputed, percentage of problems that can’t be fixed with housing alone. Billions of dollars have been thrown at non-solutions such as “supportive housing” that costs up to $700,000 per unit to construct and the secretive Project Roomkey that turns hotels into “temporary” homeless housing, soon to be made permanent in many places, even over the objectio...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Stout, Gavin Newsom, John Stossel, Judicial Council, Susan Shelley, Canoga Park, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Lahsa, Granada Hills, Opinion columns, the Southern California News Group, Krista Woodgrift


Should California borrow more or tax more?

The state budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed earlier this summer had been hastily adjusted to cope with projections that state revenues would plummet by tens of billions of dollars due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden recession it sparked. Nevertheless, it was a budget based on hope — that the federal government would provide as much as $14 billion in emergency aid so some spending could be restored, and that the recession would be relatively brief. In the final month of the 2020 legisl...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nevada, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Dan Walters, Xavier Becerra, Guest Commentary, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, Krista Woodgrift Assembly Bill


Nurses statewide to protest shifting ratios at medical facilities

The California Nurses Association plans to stage rallies at nearly 70 hospitals and medical centers Wednesday to protest waivers that allow facilities to staff some units below state-mandated nurse-patient ratios as nurses are shifted to more critical patients. The union fears the shuffling will place a heavier load on nurses in non-critical departments amid increasingly high patient loads. Union representatives will gather at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary ...
Tags: Business, Protest, California, Sport, Hospital, Soccer, Arcadia, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, California Department of Public Health, California Hospital Association, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, California Nurses Association, Labor Unions, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR