Governor Gavin Newsom has cast himself as a champion for mental health. Join us for a discussion with some of the state’s leading voices on this important issue.
Crises collide as fires rage
Disasters abound in California right now. Fires raging across the state have forced thousands to evacuate, put a severe strain on firefighting crews, and contributed to poor air quality amid a scorching heat wave that led to blackouts. Oh, and there’s also the global pandemic. Lightning struck California more than 10,849 times in the last […]
Pressure mounts on Newsom for reopening plan
Good morning, California. It’s Wednesday, August 19. Cases, hospitalizations, deaths decline Pressure is building on Gov. Gavin Newsom to figure out a reopening plan after San Diego, California’s second-largest county, fell off the state’s coronavirus watch list Tuesday and hospitalizations, case rates and deaths continue to decline statewide. The news came a few days after […]
Bigger blackouts ahead
Good morning, California. It’s Tuesday, August 18. Newsom orders investigation Millions of Californians should expect rolling blackouts through Wednesday night — and they’ll likely last hours longer than those over the weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. Newsom said the state anticipates being 4,400 megawatts short of Monday’s energy needs. One megawatt can power up […]
Five key takeaways for the 2020-21 school year in California
Distance learning has complicated things for an education system already facing challenges, but stakeholders are adapting.
The weekend: blackouts, lightning, fire tornado — and first shutoffs in 20 years
2020 just keeps getting better. As many as 2 million Californians experienced one-hour blackouts on Friday and Saturday nights as the state triggered rolling power outages for the first time in nearly two decades amid a record-breaking heat wave. The sky-high temperatures, paired with gusty winds and dry conditions, exacerbated fires across the state, contributed […]
Newsom loses more top staff
Gov. Gavin Newsom is losing more top aides — including Anthony Williams, his main liaison with the state Legislature — as his administration struggles to control the coronavirus pandemic and rebuild a crumbling economy. The news of Williams’ departure and that of two other administration staff comes days after the Sunday resignation of the director […]
California stereotypes in national spotlight
Good morning, California. It’s Thursday, August 13. How will Harris respond? As the first California Democrat to land on the national ticket, Kamala Harris will bring the Golden State — and all of its stereotypes — into the spotlight with her. California has long been a Republican shorthand for homelessness, crime, radicalism and Democratic mismanagement. […]
Who will Newsom pick for Harris’ Senate seat?
Good morning, California. It’s Wednesday, August 12. Let the lobbying begin Joe Biden chose California Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate Tuesday, putting the Golden State on the national ticket for the first time in nearly 40 years and launching yet another game of political musical chairs — this time in the hands […]
Uber, Lyft lose first battle to CA
Good morning, California. It’s Tuesday, August 11. But war rages on The California vs. Uber/Lyft war is far from over — but Big Tech lost the first battle. A San Francisco Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction Monday requiring the gig-economy companies to reclassify their drivers as full-fledged employees entitled to minimum wage, unemployment […]