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SNL rips Newsom, French Laundry

Good morning, California. It’s Monday, March 1. (Yes, you read that correctly.) National criticism mounts Gov. Gavin Newsom was skewered in this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live for dining at the French Laundry and for California’s chaotic vaccine rollout — adding to growing national criticism as he fends off a potential recall. In SNL’s […]

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The Week’s Top Stories

The Week’s Top Stories Better than ‘anyone could have imagined’: Inside Newsom’s optimistic, record-breaking budget proposal By Ben ChristopherMore than last year’s budget. More than the year before. More than any California budget ever. Despite — or maybe because of — the last 10 months of arrested economic activity and unchecked viral contagion, Gov. Gavin […]

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Pelosi threatens to impeach Trump

Good morning, California. It’s Friday, January 8. McClintock to speak in Sacramento Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senator-designate Alex Padilla were among the prominent California officials who called for President Donald Trump’s removal from office Thursday, a day after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi, Feinstein […]

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Newsom losing another top official

Good morning, California. It’s Friday, December 11. Daniel Kim departing Yet another top official is departing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, leaving the governor to replace the leaders of two departments central to California’s pandemic response as he faces a make-or-break point in his career. Daniel Kim, the director of the Department of General Services, will […]