Tag: Newsom, Gavin

As Drought Conditions Worsen, California Expands State of Emergency

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California on Tuesday issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide and asked residents to redouble their water conservation efforts amid an exceptionally dry year when wildfires have ravaged large swaths of the state. The proclamation allows the State Water Resources Control Board to ban practices that waste water, like the […]

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How San Diego Has Water Despite a Punishing Drought

After that, San Diegans made a collective vow: Never again. In 1996, the San Diego County Water Authority struck a landmark agreement to buy water from farmers in the Imperial Valley, in California’s southeastern corner, that heralded the beginning of the region’s water divorce from Los Angeles. Over the following two decades, the agency took […]

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California to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccines for All Students as Soon as Next Fall

SACRAMENTO — California’s governor on Friday issued the nation’s first statewide Covid-19 vaccine mandate for schoolchildren, saying they would be required as soon as next fall to be inoculated against the coronavirus to attend public and private schools in the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order adds the coronavirus vaccine to other inoculations, such as for […]

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California Mandates Boost Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Workers

“It’s become a real challenge for some hospitals to get enough staffing,” Ms. Emerson-Shea said, adding that her organization has asked the California attorney general to investigate reports of price gouging by agencies charging hospitals hundreds of dollars an hour for travel nurses. This week, state public health authorities offered health facilities a 45-day grace […]

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The Secret War Over Pentagon Aid in Fighting Wildfires

In July, as wildfires tore through the American West, President Biden met with the region’s governors to find better ways to battle the flames. Gov. Gavin Newsom of California requested use of military satellites that are designed to warn of missile attacks, calling the orbital fleet “a game changer” for spotting and fighting wildfires. Mr. […]

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