Latest Gavin Newsom News

EXPLAINER: California's efforts to slow pace of evictions

Jul. 30, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the...

Biden sees shortages to stop climate-change fueled wildfires

Jul. 30, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes. “Our resources are already being stretched to keep up,” Biden told a...

US judge may require vaccines for California prison staff

Jul. 29, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday said he will consider ordering all California prison employees and inmate firefighters to be vaccinated as the state tries to head off another coronavirus infection surge driven by the more contagious delta variant. ...

California follows CDC, advises indoor masks for vaccinated

Jul. 28, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California's public health agency recommended on Wednesday that people wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, while more employers announced that workers must be vaccinated or face testing. State officials said they were following...

California, Nevada governors tour site of huge wildfire

Jul. 28, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada called for more federal firefighting assistance Wednesday as they toured a region blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the West. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak...

California health exchange rates to increase 1.8% in 2022

Jul. 28, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Individual insurance premiums on California's health exchange for the uninsured will go up 1.8% on average next year — a low increase credited to record enrollment and increased competition among health carriers, officials announced Wednesday. In...

LA requires city workers to get vaccinated or regular tests

Jul. 27, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof vaccination against COVID-19 or be regularly tested, officials said Tuesday, a policy in line with a new state rule announced by the governor a day earlier. Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council...

Newsom pulls kids from summer camp with no mask requirement

Jul. 27, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office said Tuesday he pulled his children out of a summer day camp that did not require kids to wear masks, a violation of state policy that Newsom's spokeswoman said he and his wife missed when reviewing communication from the camp....

California expands health care to more low-income immigrants

Jul. 27, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who are at least 50 and living in the country without permission are newly eligible for state health care coverage under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday, part of a record state budget that includes major investments in mental health,...

The Latest: Chinese city lists more cases in local outbreak

Jul. 27, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

BEIJING — The major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing recorded another 31 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as authorities announced more than 1.5 billion doses of vaccine have been administered around the country. The new cases bring Nanjing’s total to...