• Newsom Mandates COVID Vaccines for Students to Attend In-Person Instruction

    Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced a first-in-the-nation mandate requiring eligible students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in- person classes at public or private schools. The requirement will be phased in beginning when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives full authorization for the vaccine’s use on children aged 12 and over, meaning the policy likely won’t take effect until next fall.

  • Palm Springs One of Top Water Users in California

    Palm Springs is one of the top water users in the state, despite a historic drought. “We are probably in the top 10%,” said Ashley Metzger, Director of Public Affairs & Water Planning for Desert Water Agency. In July, Governor Gavin Newsom called on Californians to voluntarily cut back on water by 15%. Instead, Desert […]

  • “Higher than expected turnout” reported in today’s Recall election

    Polls remain open until 8:00 tonight across California as the state’s voters decide whether to keep or remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Several county elections officials in California report higher than expected in person turnout. In what Newsom has billed “The Republican Recall,” voters were asked if first term governor should be recalled and […]

  • Apathetic voters could be Governor Gavin Newsom’s biggest threat

    The republican-backed effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom enters its final phase as ballots arrive in mailboxes. Some motivated Coachella valley voters that have already filled out their ballots and sent them back. “This is important if you want changes, you have to do something about it. if you don’t vote it’s never going to […]

  • California’s Students Can Eat School Meals For Free

    When classrooms in California reopen for the fall term, every student, regardless of family income, will get a free meal in public school. “650 million dollars will be invested so that no child goes home hungry,” said Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia.  This is all thanks to the state’s budget surplus, 6.2 million public schools will offer […]

  • Hestrin joins other DAs in denouncing state plan for inmate credits

    Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin Thursday joined top prosecutors from 40 other counties in publicly calling for the state to abandon a plan to add credits to the sentences of 76,000 prisoners, potentially wiping a third or more of the time off their sentences, permitting them to be released early. “Releasing dangerous and violent […]

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