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Newsom defends progress on homelessness

Good morning, California. It’s Thursday, September 3. ‘We’re just getting started’ Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that California is making an “unprecedented” effort to address homelessness, two days after lawmakers failed to pass a bill to massively increase housing production — which Newsom said in his February State of the State speech was “the only […]

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Unmasked: Tempers flare and patience frays as California lawmakers hit viral end of session

For anyone who has spent the last five months working from home, these teleconference call mishaps ought to sound familiar:  Your lunch delivery arrives smack in the middle of a presentation, or your dog won’t stop yapping.  An exasperated colleague drops a muted but unmistakable F-bomb.  A co-worker mocks a colleague’s comments to his “hon” […]

Posted inCoronavirus

Line in the sand: Newsom closes all beaches in the OC but not elsewhere — sparking legal fight

Updated May 1, 2020 As reports that Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to close all California beaches whipped around the state on Wednesday evening, local officials pushed back. From the foggy north end of the state to the sun-soaked south, several said closing every beach on the state’s 800-mile coastline would be a draconian way to […]