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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Pac-12 Will Play Football in 2020, Joining Other Top Leagues During the Pandemic

The decision clears a path for programs like Oregon and Southern California, and means every Power 5 league intends to compete this fall.

#big-ten-conference, #brown-kate-1960, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-12-conference, #trump-donald-j

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Gavin Newsom’s Trial by Wildfire

Twenty months into his term, California’s governor faces a pandemic and an environmental crisis. He speaks to Kara Swisher about his plan to save the “state of resistance.”

#california, #covid-19, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #environment, #fracking, #newsom-gavin, #pandemic, #wildfires

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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.

#automobiles, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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The Wildfires Show That Stopping Climate Change Is No Longer Enough

We have to adapt to it, too.

#affordable-housing, #california, #carbon-dioxide, #debatable, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #newsom-gavin

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As Trump Again Rejects Science, Biden Calls Him a ‘Climate Arsonist’

The president visited California after weeks of silence on its wildfires and blamed the crisis only on poor forest management, not climate change. “I don’t think science knows” what is happening, he said.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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For Prisoners in the West, the Virus and the Wildfires Are Colliding Threats

Prisoners are more vulnerable than ever to the twin crises of the pandemic and a historic wildfire season.

#california, #california-state-prison, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #newsom-gavin, #prisons-and-prisoners

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Jerry Brown on a California Exodus: ‘Tell Me: Where Are You Going to Go?’

From his ranch, the former California governor is experiencing the same smoky air wafting through much of the state. “We are causing this,” he declared in an interview.

#brown-edmund-g-jr, #california, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #wildfires

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Trump to Visit California After Criticism Over Silence on Wildfires

The announcement came after the president acknowledged a wildfire season that so far has claimed 17 lives and destroyed millions of acres of land in California, Oregon and Washington.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #fires-and-firefighters, #newsom-gavin, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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4 Years of Catastrophic Fires in California: ‘I’m Numb’

For the eight million residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, a ring of fire across Northern California feels inescapable.

#cal-fire, #california, #fires-and-firefighters, #fremont-calif, #newsom-gavin, #wildfires

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Poor Planning Left California Short of Electricity in a Heat Wave

Scores of power plants were down or operating below their capacity just as hot weather drove up demand.

#california, #california-independent-system-operator, #california-public-utilities-commission, #diablo-canyon-power-plant-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #ivanpah-solar-electric-generating-system, #newsom-gavin, #nuclear-energy, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shutdowns-institutional, #wildfires

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Live California Fires Updates

Thousands of people have fled their homes amid a grueling heat wave, the coronavirus pandemic and air thick with smoke.

#cal-fire, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #newsom-gavin, #solano-county-calif, #sonoma-county-calif, #vacaville-calif, #wildfires

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California Fires Live Updates: Thousands of Homes in Danger as Blazes Spread

The entire city of Healdsburg was told overnight to prepare to flee, while another blaze prompted evacuation orders on the edge of San Jose.

#cal-fire, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #newsom-gavin, #solano-county-calif, #sonoma-county-calif, #vacaville-calif, #wildfires

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The California Wildfires in Pictures

Photographers are on the ground capturing the fast-moving fires that are spreading across the state.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #napa-calif, #newsom-gavin, #vacaville-calif, #wildfires

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California Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Wildfires

The move will allow Gov. Gavin Newsom to mobilize resources from outside the state, and the California National Guard will assist with relief efforts.

#california, #newsom-gavin, #wildfires

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California Expresses Frustration as Blackouts Enter 4th Day

The agency that manages the state’s electric grid says rolling blackouts are needed to balance supply and demand. But the governor said regulators were not prepared.

#california, #california-independent-system-operator, #electric-light-and-power, #federal-energy-regulatory-commission, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates the Second Amendment, Court Rules

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

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Federal Court Rules California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates 2nd Amendment

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

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Who Would Replace Kamala Harris in the Senate for California? Let the Jockeying Begin

As the Democratic vice-presidential nominee hits the campaign trail, a race to replace her kicks off.

#becerra-xavier, #california, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #feinstein-dianne, #house-of-representatives, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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California Had a Curse. Kamala Harris Just Broke It.

On her list of firsts: She will be the first Democrat from the Golden State to run on a major-party presidential ticket.

#california, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #newsom-gavin, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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California Is Once Again at the Center of the Coronavirus Crisis

The state was the first to issue a stay-at-home order, helping to control an early outbreak. It has now surpassed New York for the most known cases of the virus.

#california, #canters-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

President Trump and his top aides sharply shifted their pandemic strategy in mid-April after seizing on optimistic data suggesting the virus would disappear, a Times investigation found.

#birx-deborah-l, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #federal-state-relations-us, #hassett-kevin-a, #italy, #kushner-jared, #liddell-christopher-p, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #newsom-gavin, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Newsom Order Would Keep Most California Schools Online

Districts in counties with rising caseloads will be required to teach remotely until conditions improve.

#california, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #masks, #newsom-gavin, #texas

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California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times

Early hopes for a quick rebound from the pandemic have yielded to worries about its long-term impact on state finances and the governor’s ambitious agenda.

#brown-edmund-g-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #newsom-gavin, #recession-and-depression, #taxation, #unemployment

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‘Our Luck May Have Run Out’: California’s Case Count Explodes

Los Angeles County, which has been averaging more than 2,000 new cases each day, surpassed 100,000 total cases on Monday.

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

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Judge Expected to Approve PG&E Plan to Resolve Bankruptcy

A federal judge could decide on Friday that the California utility can put itself back together in time to take part in a crucial wildfire liability fund.

#bankruptcies, #california, #credit-and-debt, #crime-and-criminals, #decisions-and-verdicts, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #stocks-and-bonds, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wildfires

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PG&E Pleads Guilty in 84 Deaths Caused by Camp Fire

The California utility agreed to pay a nearly $2 billion fine for causing the blaze, which killed dozens and destroyed the town of Paradise.

#bankruptcies, #butte-county-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #fines-penalties, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #wildfires

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PG&E to Plead Guilty in 84 Deaths Caused by Camp Fire

The California utility has agreed to pay a nearly $2 billion fine for causing the blaze, which killed dozens and destroyed the town of Paradise.

#bankruptcies, #butte-county-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #fines-penalties, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #wildfires

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