Gavin Newsom

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Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to extend authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through March 31, 2021, and address a variety of issues in response to the pandemic. To protect local health officers and other public health officials …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he will aggressively move the state further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels while retaining and creating jobs and spurring economic growth – he issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) responds to Governor Newsom’s Employment Development Department (EDD) Strike Team report that shows nearly 1.6 million claims have yet to be resolved, dating back to March and April of this year and the backlog is growing by 10,000 a day. Late Saturday night on …continue reading

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The Employment Development Department (EDD) Strike Team established by Governor Gavin Newsom to create a blueprint for improvements and to modernize technology systems at the EDD released their Strike Team Report (pdf) and detailed findings report (pdf) [on Saturday, September 19]. In response, EDD Director Sharon Hilliard sent a letter …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

In recognition of National Puppy Mill Awareness Day on September 19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed two bills to protect animal welfare in California. AB 2152 by Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) officially ends the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in California by closing …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for August 2020 include EDD (again), SNAP benefit increase, and Cypress Parking Lot Cinema. The Top Ten Stories for August 2020 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of August 2020 (excluding weather forecasts and events): California launches second phase of extension …continue reading

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an emergency proclamation to free up additional energy capacity amid extreme temperatures across California. The proclamation permits power plants to generate more power by suspending certain permitting requirements, helping to alleviate the heat-induced demands on the state’s energy grid. Facilities are required to report any …continue reading

The California Fitness Alliance (CFA) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s most recent reopening plan. “Governor Gavin Newsom has failed Californians with a statewide plan for gyms and fitness that can’t be explained on the basis of credible evidence and will result in state-induced business failure …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide, stringent and slow plan for living with COVID-19 for the long haul. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for August 16 through August 22 included State unemployment benefit, SNAP benefits, and Diocesan Catholic priest assignments. Top Ten Stories for August 16 through August 22 the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Governor Newsom announces EDD reforms …continue reading