Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bonta-rob-1972, #bush-george-w, #california, #clinton-bill, #constitution-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-courts-us, #gun-control, #newsom-gavin, #obama-barack, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Talking to Newsom About Tourism

Friday: A conversation with Gov. Gavin Newsom about the return of visitors to California. Also: Juneteenth.

#california, #newsom-gavin

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California Reopens on June 15: What to Know

Monday: Here’s what you need to know about the lifting of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #newsom-gavin

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Dissecting the California Recall

Tuesday: We explore the historical, technical, logistical and financial aspects of the attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government

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We’re Being Trampled by a Candidate Stampede

Welcome to the world of over-Zoomed politics

#adams-eric-l, #california, #cuomo-andrew-m, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-governors, #elections-mayors, #giuliani-andrew, #mcauliffe-terry, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #newsom-gavin, #primaries-and-caucuses, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #yang-andrew-1975

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California Budget: Recovery, Recall and Record Revenue Drive Newsom Plan

Tuesday: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $267.8 billion budget proposal reflects the wish list of a state “just flush with cash.”

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin

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Newsom’s Plan: California’s Middle-Class Taxpayers Could Get a Rebate Under Proposal

Faced with a large state surplus and a looming recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed giving at least $600 to two-thirds of California taxpayers.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #homeless-persons, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #rebates-and-refunds, #taxation

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Who’s Really Leaving California?

Monday: A look at California’s (slight) population decline. Also: San Francisco marks an L.G.B.T.Q. historical landmark.

#california, #census, #newsom-gavin, #population, #public-policy-institute-of-california

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For Bears, California Recalls Are the Perfect Circus

A recall candidate hired a bear to draw attention to his campaign to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom, but the bear ended up drawing attention to the bear.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bears, #cox-john-h-1955, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin, #sacramento-calif

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California Reaches More Reopening Milestones

Wednesday: The state is reopening, but some regions aren’t moving as quickly as others. Also: A bear hits the recall campaign trail.

#central-valley-calif, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cox-john-h-1955, #los-angeles-county-calif, #newsom-gavin

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Should Gavin Newsom Be Nervous About the California Recall?

All signs suggest the governor should prevail. But Democrats need to weigh what is best for the state against what is best for the party.

#california, #cox-john-h-1955, #davis-joseph-graham-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin

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Why California Is Planning to Ban Fracking

Tuesday: A conversation with state officials about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban fracking and phase out oil extraction in California.

#california-air-resources-board, #global-warming, #hydraulic-fracturing, #kern-county-calif, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

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California Is Awash in Cash, Thanks to a Booming Market

In a single year, the state’s financial outlook has gone from surplus to deficit to surplus as capital gains tax collections have risen amid a soaring stock market and I.P.O. boom.

#apple-inc, #brown-edmund-g-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #capital-gains-tax, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cupertino-calif, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #executive-compensation, #income-tax, #initial-public-offerings, #newsom-gavin, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stock-options-and-purchase-plans, #taxation

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How Gavin Newsom Got Himself in California Recall Hot Water

The campaign to recall the state’s governor shows that even a one-party stronghold like California can be rocked by the nation’s political polarization.

#california, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin

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Campaign to Recall Gov. Gavin Newsom Qualifies for California Ballot

The 1.6 million voters who signed a petition for the Republican-led recall effort have 30 business days to ask to have their names removed if they so choose.

#california, #newsom-gavin, #voting-and-voters

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California’s governor seeks to ban new fracking and halt oil production, but not immediately.

In the past, Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he lacked the executive authority to halt fracking, which has long been a source of both pollution and higher-paying jobs in California.

#california, #hydraulic-fracturing, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

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Caitlyn Jenner Announces Run for California Governor

Ms. Jenner, a Republican former Olympian and transgender activist, said on Friday that she was running to challenge Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat facing an all but certain recall election.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #jenner-caitlyn-1949, #newsom-gavin, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Vanessa Bryant Uses Her Platform to Battle the Powerful

Through social media and a lawsuit, she is trying to hold law enforcement to account in ways that are uncommon for women, and especially for women of color.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #basketball, #bryant-kobe, #bryant-gianna-2006-20, #bryant-vanessa-1982, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #los-angeles-lakers, #newsom-gavin, #photography, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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One Way to Get People Off the Streets: Buy Hotels

For homeless people, a place to live is life changing to a degree that almost no other intervention can provide.

#affordable-housing, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-commercial, #san-francisco-calif, #tenderloin-san-francisco-calif

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Caitlyn Jenner Is Exploring a Run for Governor of California

Ms. Jenner, a prominent transgender activist and former Olympian, is leaning toward challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom in a possible recall election, according to people familiar with her thinking.

#jenner-caitlyn-1949, #newsom-gavin, #parscale-brad-1976, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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California’s Governor Was Tested by the Pandemic. Now a Recall Looms.

In California, both Republicans and Democrats say the threat of a recall election has shaped Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

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Who Are Gavin Newsom’s Enemies?

California’s governor, once one of the most popular in the country, is fighting for his job. Here’s a look at what happened.

#california, #newsom-gavin, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Georgia Attacks, Asian-Americans Demand Serious Action on Bias

Amid fear, sadness and pain, the shootings in the Atlanta area have generated anger over the country’s longstanding failure to address anti-Asian discrimination.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #china, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #newsom-gavin, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

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Feinstein’s Future Could Swing on Husband’s Potential Posting Overseas

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, is seeking an overseas posting, which could pave the way for her to leave the Senate. She said she would “absolutely’’ serve out her term.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blum-richard, #california, #democratic-party, #feinstein-dianne, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-transition-us, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Potential Posting for Husband Renews Questions About Feinstein’s Future

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, is seeking an overseas posting, which could pave the way for her to leave the Senate. She said she would “absolutely’’ serve out her term.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blum-richard, #california, #democratic-party, #feinstein-dianne, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-transition-us, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What to Know Now About the Newsom Recall Effort

Friday: Have questions about the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from office? Here are the answers.

#california, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin

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California’s Ethnic Studies Follies

A proposed curriculum magnifies differences, encourages tribal loyalties and advances ideological group think.

#california, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #jews-and-judaism, #newsom-gavin

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Los Angeles Schools Remain Closed and Families Wonder: How Much Longer?

Even amid signs of a deal with the teachers’ union, the district is still probably a month or more from resuming in-person learning.

#beutner-austin, #black-people, #california, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin

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Recall Talk Grows for Newsom in California as Governors Are Under Siege

Fellow Democrats have defended Gov. Gavin Newsom, lavishly praising his handling of the pandemic. But conservatives say his shutdowns have been destructive.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #newsom-gavin, #referendums

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What to Know About the Recall Election Process

Tuesday: A recall election is inching closer to reality. Here’s how that would work.

#california, #newsom-gavin

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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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Supreme Court Partly Backs Religious Challenge to California Virus Restrictions

The ruling followed a similar one in a case from New York and provided more evidence of a change in the court’s direction after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

#barrett-amy-coney, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-religion, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #newsom-gavin, #places-of-worship, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Will Gavin Newsom Be Recalled?

Thursday: One expert says numbers show a recall election is “a probability.” But what happens next is complicated.

#california, #newsom-gavin

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The New Virus Strains Make the Next 6 Weeks Crucial

“Let’s not wait until we wrap the car around the tree to start pumping the brakes.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #food-and-drug-administration, #great-britain, #jha-ashish-1970, #murthy-vivek-h, #newsom-gavin, #vaccination-and-immunization

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California Ends Strict Virus Restrictions as New Cases Fall

The state is returning to a tiered system of rules tied to the prevalence of the coronavirus in each county. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been under pressure from business owners.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #newsom-gavin

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Newsom on Covid: ‘There Are Some Good Things to Report’

Thursday: The state makes everyone 65 and older eligible for vaccines. Also: Why the only California Republican to vote to impeach President Trump did it.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #newsom-gavin

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‘Our New York Moment’: Southern California Reels as Virus Surges

In the coming days, Los Angeles County will reach a level where one in 10 residents has tested positive for the coronavirus.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-county-calif, #newsom-gavin

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California Senate: Alex Padilla Will Replace Kamala Harris

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California selected Mr. Padilla to serve the final two years of Ms. Harris’s term. Mr. Padilla will be the first Latino senator to represent the state.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bass-karen-ruth, #california, #garcia-robert-1977, #harris-kamala-d, #lee-barbara-jean-1946, #newsom-gavin, #padilla-alex-1973, #senate

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The Pandemic’s Inhuman Demands

Emotional respite has become a scarce public resource.

#birx-deborah-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #medicine-and-health, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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10 Million Residents, 88 Jurisdictions, 1 Outdoor Dining Ban

Frustrated over an order to temporarily ban outdoor dining across Los Angeles County, many elected officials have fought back — with votes to form their own health departments.

#california, #city-councils, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #los-angeles-county-calif, #newsom-gavin, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Coronavirus in California: More Stay-at-Home Orders Imposed

Tuesday: Yes, it seems, but experts say now is not the time to “play the blame game.” Also: More on Xavier Becerra’s ascendancy.

#becerra-xavier, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #garcetti-eric-m, #newsom-gavin

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Coronavirus in California: Stay-at-Home Orders Go Into Effect

Monday: Southern California, the San Joaquin Valley and the Bay Area are now under stay-at-home orders. Also: Los Angeles’s outdoor dining ban.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #newsom-gavin, #shutdowns-institutional

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Newsom Issues California’s Strongest Coronavirus Lockdown

Millions of people across Southern and Central California are likely to see outdoor dining shuttered, playgrounds roped off and hair salons closed within days.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #newsom-gavin, #shutdowns-institutional

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Justices Tell Federal Judge to Reconsider Virus Limits on California Churches

The move followed a decision last week lifting restrictions on religious services in New York.

#appeals-courts-us, #barrett-amy-coney, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #newsom-gavin, #supreme-court-us

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California Governor Blocks Release of Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten

Gov. Gavin Newsom reversed a decision by the state parole board granting her release after about 50 years in prison.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #manson-charles, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #newsom-gavin, #probation-and-parole, #serial-murders, #tate-sharon, #van-houten-leslie, #watson-charles-d

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One Seat, Competing Pressures as Newsom Considers Senate Pick

Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Kamala Harris. But Gov. Gavin Newsom appears to be in no rush to make his choice.

#alex-padilla, #becerra-xavier, #california, #elections-house-of-representatives, #latino-victory-fund, #newsom-gavin

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Gavin Newsom’s French Laundry Dinner: What Was He Thinking?

A lavish dinner helped reinforce the idea that California’s government is a mess of bureaucratic dysfunction and aristocratic indifference.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #french-laundry-yountville-calif-restaurant, #great-depression-1930s, #newsom-gavin, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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For California Governor the Coronavirus Message Is Do as I Say, Not as I Dine

A meal at the French Laundry? A junket to Maui? California’s Democratic leaders have put strict measures in place. If only they would follow them.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #feinstein-dianne, #french-laundry-yountville-calif-restaurant, #newsom-gavin, #pelosi-nancy

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Trump Administration Rejects California’s Request for Wildfire Relief

The state had asked last month for federal aid to help recover from six of this year’s fires, including the Creek Fire, which is among the most destructive in state history.

#cal-fire, #california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #fresno-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #mendocino-calif, #newsom-gavin, #recession-and-depression, #san-bernardino-calif, #san-diego-calif, #trump-donald-j, #wildfires

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At Disney World, ‘Worst Fears’ About Virus Have Not Come True

Attendance has been low since the July reopening, but health officials and worker unions also say safety protocols have kept the coronavirus at bay.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #disneyland-anaheim-calif, #newsom-gavin, #orange-county-calif, #orlando-fla, #walt-disney-company

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