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Newsom Says California Will Review F.D.A.-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine for Safety Before Distributing to the Public
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Newsom Says California Will Review F.D.A.-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine for Safety Before Distributing to the Public

While there is no proven vaccine for COVID-19 yet, a group of scientists will review any vaccine that receives federal approval and verify its safety, before California makes a vaccine available to the public, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday. A group of California physicians and scientists with expertise in immunization and public health have been named…

Newsom Signs Executive Order to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars by 2035
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Newsom Signs Executive Order to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

Transportation currently accounts for more than 50% of state’s greenhouse gas emissions    Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and expressed support for ending fracking — the process of drilling into the earth and injecting water at high pressure at rocks…

Newsom Unveils New Color-Coded COVID-19 Reopening Guide
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Newsom Unveils New Color-Coded COVID-19 Reopening Guide

Friday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a new color-coded, four-tiered framework for California counties to reopen different economic sectors. “We wanted to make adjustments based upon the input we received from county health officers, input we received from experts, our own experience here in the state of California, to adjust the frameworks from the old…

California Secures Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Wildfires
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California Secures Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Wildfires

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Saturday that the White House had approved California’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires burning in Northern California and support impacted residents in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties. “Thank you to the president for your partnership and granting…

Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather
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Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Tuesday to help ensure the availability of resources to combat fires burning across the state, which have been exacerbated by the effects a current heat wave and sustained high winds. More than 300,000 acres have burned across the state, Cal Fire spokesman Jeremy Rahn said Wednesday. “We are deploying…

Newsom Signs Heat Emergency Proclamation to Free Up Energy Capacity
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Newsom Signs Heat Emergency Proclamation to Free Up Energy Capacity

As California continues to experience a scorching heat wave and related energy shortages, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation to free up energy capacity and reduce the need for temporary energy service disruptions. The proclamation temporarily allows some energy users and utilities to use backup energy sources to relieve pressure on the grid during peak…

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