Date: June 8th, 2020

Governor Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19
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Governor Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19

On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to help increase the availability of over-the-counter drugs, such as hand sanitizer, and medical devices, such as respirators, ventilators and masks, which are in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The order allows the temporary manufacture of over-the-counter drugs and medical devices by firms not currently licensed by…

Governor Newsom Announces Policing Reforms
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Governor Newsom Announces Policing Reforms

After a week of meetings with civic leaders and law enforcement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and demonstrations nationwide, Governor Newsom on Friday announced his support for new policing and criminal justice reforms. The governor called for a statewide standard for policing peaceful protests and ending the carotid hold.  “We will…

L.A. County Reviews New State Guidelines to Possibly Move Into Stage 3
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L.A. County Reviews New State Guidelines to Possibly Move Into Stage 3

Los Angeles County is reviewing new guidelines from the State of California that could move L.A. County into Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery and permit the reopening of key sectors including schools, day camps, museums, entertainment industry production, camping and spectator-free sporting events — as early as June 12. The Department of Public…

Pasadena PD Suspends Use of Carotid Restraint
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Pasadena PD Suspends Use of Carotid Restraint

On Sunday, the Pasadena Police Department suspended the use of the carotid restraint control hold — a type of chokehold used by police that cuts off blood flow through the carotid arteries to the brain — until further notice. The announcement came after Governor Newsom expressed concerns about the chokehold during a press conference Friday….

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