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Newsom to Install Nearly 500 High-Tech Cameras in Oakland to Boost Safety | WATCH

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*Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that the California Highway Patrol will install hundreds of cameras around Oakland to help crack down on crime in the city. the state has partnered with a private company to install 290 cameras on Oakland streets, and 190 will go up along freeways traversing the city and its environs, […]

New Law Requires California Retailers to Sell Gender-Neutral Toys

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*A new California law requires major retailers to have gender-neutral toy aisles. The so-called “progressive” state became the first in the nation to adopt such a law, CNN reports.  According to the bill, retailers with 500 or more employees across all department stores in the state that sell childcare items or toys must now sell […]

Thirty-Five Firefighters Who Died on Duty Honored During State Memorial

Thomas Jay, Fire Battalion Chief for Riverside (Retired) leads the indoor procession at the California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. The event honored 35 firefighters who died in the line of duty. Oct. 14, 2023. CBM Photo by Antonio Ray Harvey.

*The California Fire Foundation hosted its 2023 Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony and Procession Ceremony on Oct. 14 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Rob Bonta, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond attended the event organized to honor 35 firefighters who died in the line of duty. Among the honorees […]

What You Should Know About California’s New Gun Laws | VIDEO

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*Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California’s new gun law legislation enhancing gun safety measures, further solidifying California’s position as a national leader in implementing controls on the use and distribution of firearms. Joined by Attorney General Rob Bonta, lawmakers, gun safety advocates, and gun wound survivors, Newsom introduced at a press conference several of […]

Californians Paid Higher Gas Prices as Oil Companies Made Massive Profits | VIDEO

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*Gas prices have a crippling hold on California drivers. As averages currently stand at $5.46 for regular and $5.80 for premium, what is the incentive for oil companies to lower their prices while their profits skyrocket? California refiners Phillips 66 and Marathon reported profit increases up to 1,243% higher than last year. BP spent $2.5 […]

To Address Rising Hate, More Focus on Prevention and Crimes They Trigger | VIDEO

To Address Rising Hate, More Focus on Prevention and Crimes They Trigger

*When hip hop icon and fashion designer Kanye West wore a black, long-sleeved shirt with “White Lives Matter” emblazoned on the backside in white block letters at his Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Oct. 3, it started a national conversation on racism that intensified four days later when West broadcast on Twitter that he […]

Charles R. Drew Univ. Launches MD Program as Newsom Announces COVID Emergency End

Charles R. Drew Univ. Launches MD Program as Newsom Announces COVID Emergency End

*On Monday, Oct. 17, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the COVID-19 emergency in California will end Feb. 28, 2023 The governor’s powers to suspend constitutional laws and procedures in the event of imminent danger – authority that has been criticized as overreaching by critics – will come to an end. The pandemic highlighted racial disparities […]

Thousands of California Students to Earn Cash for Community Service | VIDEO

Sacramento State University College Corps students swearing in ceremony October 7, 2022 (Photo: Antonio R. Harvey, CBM)

*On Oct. 7, Gov. Gavin Newsom, California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday, educational leaders, community organizations, and the California Volunteers Commission administered the service oath to the first #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Fellows. Over 3,200 student fellows during the 2022-2023 academic year will receive up to $10,000 for completing a year of community service. College Corps […]

The Monkeypox Health Crisis: How California is Responding | VIDEO

The Monkeypox Health Crisis: How California Is Responding

*As the monkeypox virus outbreak spreads across the globe, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will need to galvanize “forces” across regions and relax some state regulations and statutes to combat a disease that poses a threat greater than local authorities may be able to respond to effectively. “California is working urgently across all levels of […]

Newsom’s ‘Water Supply Strategy’ Geared to Combat Drought, Climate Change | VIDEOs

Newsom’s “Water Supply Strategy” Geared to Combat Drought, Climate Change

*The Golden State is doing more than just pray for rain amidst the historic drought that is battering the state and the western United States. Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would increase California’s water supply and combat the extreme weather patterns caused by climate change. The initiative, the 19-page “California’s Water Supply Strategy, […]

Domestic Violence Orgs: Gov, Lawmakers Must Add Prevention Funding to Final Budget

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*Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom released his May Revise of the state budget. Included in the whopping $300.6 billion budget proposal are generous allocations to fund initiatives in health, higher education, public safety, and other areas. However, California-based domestic and sexual violence prevention organizations say they are “disappointed” that Newsom did not honor their request […]

Tell a California College Student to Apply for a $10,000 Stipend!

Tell a California College Student to Apply for a $10,000 Stipend

*California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday and other education advocates around the state are encouraging college students to apply for financial assistance through the Californians for All College Corps program. Over the next two years, 6,500 California students who qualify will receive stipends of $10,000 each year to pay for college expenses. In return, the […]

12 Orgs Fighting Youth Homelessness Win Grants Totaling $38 Million | VIDEOs

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*Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California awarded $38 million in grants to 12 community-based organizations working to combat homelessness among youths and young adults in the state. The governor’s office says the grants are part of a $14 billion ongoing commitment to end homelessness in the state. The funds, distributed through the Homeless Youth […]

California’s New CARE Court is Justice Option for People Addicted, Mentally Ill

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*Over the last two months, Gov. Gavin Newsom has met with some of the state’s counties to promote CARE Court. CARE Court – the acronym stands for Community, Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment – is a mental health framework the state created to help people who are suffering from mental illness and Substance Use Disorder by […]