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770 New Laws Coming To California

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Here's a look at the significant new laws coming to the Golden State — as well as ideas Newsom prevented from becoming law.Lawmakers see most bills approved.You'd be forgiven for not knowing Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed the largest expansion of California's college financial aid system in a generation — he did so during the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants' first playoff game last ...
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$262.6 Billion State Budget Signed by Governor Newsom

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Monday evening, Governor Newsom signed the state budget.  It will assist children, families, immigrants, and small businesses; providing immediate relief to those hit hardest by the pandemic. The State budget makes critical investments in our future and quality of life. Some budget items that will benefit our region include:Golden State Stimulus money directly into the pockets of two out of...
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COVID-19 Counseling Available from Cal Voices Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)

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The Cal Voices’s CCP is a program of the larger CalHOPE CCP. CalHOPE is California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters. Our services are part of a larger FEMA project for COVID-19.Cal Voices's CCP is a part of a network of organizations and individuals that are being trained to provide virtual support to Californians experiencing stress, anxiety, and/or trauma because of COVI...
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CALIFORNIA EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED AND COVID-19 RENT RELIEF – APPLY NOW!

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Late Monday night, Governor Newsom signed legislation that extends the State's eviction moratorium through Sept. 30, 2021. The new law leverages $5 billion in federal rental assistance to help the State's tenants and small landlords. The legislation enhances current State law by increasing rental assistance to 100 percent of rent that is past due because of COVID-related reasons, and for prospecti...
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SoCal Residents: Here’s How To Figure Out When And Where You Can Get The Vaccine

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From LAist. Click here for the original article. In case you missed it, the state of California is now allowing those 65 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine.But in Los Angeles County, health officials say they aren't ready to immunize people in that age group until February at the earliest (they simply don't have enough vaccine). Meanwhile, Long Beach, as well as Orange, San Bernardino, and...
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Public Health to Modify Health Officer Order as ICU Capacity Falls Below 15% in Southern California

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L.A. County Surpasses 10,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases for the First Time as Hospitalizations Continue to Surge COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Continue to Break Records - 23 New Deaths and 10,528 New Positive Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. L.A County shatters the prev...
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SoCal Coronavirus Shutdown Issued As ICU Bed Capacity Diminishes

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As California's intensive care unit capacity sunk below 15% for a second day, the state imposed a sweeping stay-home order for 11 counties.Another drop in intensive care unit beds triggered a sweeping stay-at-home order in Southern California, state officials announced Saturday. The new restrictions will shutter businesses and recreational areas across 11 counties Sunday night.The ...
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14-Day CA Quarantine Called For Travelers, Residents

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The state is taking aim at non-essential travel amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country.Gov. Gavin Newsom and state public health officials issued a travel advisory Friday morning, asking anyone arriving in the Golden State after recreational travel to self-quarantine for 14 days. This comes after California just reported a "sobering threshold" of 1 million...
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Government Resources for Relief Due to COVID-19

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FEDERAL UPDATE:Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the CARES Act - a $2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide relief to many groups affected by the coronavirus. This plan will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus by providing stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes, differe...
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Census 2020 – Are You Ready To Be Counted?

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Census 2020 is around the corner. The results will determine not only our representation in Congress, but how more than $115 billion is spent every year on California schools, healthcare, housing, transportation, and other vital programs in our neighborhoods. But we won’t get an accurate count in 2020 unless everyone participates. Your 2020 Census invitation should arrive in your mailbox this mo...
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Collect $3,000 — Free — To Retrofit Your Home

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When a big earthquake hits your area, your house might fly off its foundation and collapse if:It’s wood–framed Built before 1980 Has a crawl space and/or a cripple wall It’s never been retrofitted beforeThe good news is that this year the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is offering as much as $3,000 each to 4,400 California homeowners to help pay for retrofitting their pla...
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Today Is California’s Last Day To Register To Vote in the 2018 Election

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If you aren't registered to vote by Monday night, you'll have no say on the gas tax, daylight savings time, the governorship, or Congress. Monday is the deadline to register to vote in California, and here are just some of the ways the Nov 6. Election will affect you: it will determine whether you have to change your clocks twice a year and set your alarm earlier, how much you pay at the gas pump...
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New State Law: AB 1719 now in effect: In case you didn’t know

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In case you weren’t aware, a new CA state law (AB 1719) just went into effect (August) that now requires mandatory hands-on CPR training in all High Schools and Charter Schools – grades 9-12. Hands-on CPR training is now a graduation requirement. This new law was enacted to help increase survival rates for victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, a major cause of death striking more than 1,000 persons/da...
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California Assembly District 45 Candidate Panel – February 21

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For those of you that live in Assembly District 45, there is a special election to fill the vacant seat.The Candidate Panel will be held West Valley Warner Center Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday February 21 at 6:00 PM.Click here for a map of CA Assembly District 45: https://a45.asmdc.org/district-mapMore info regarding the upcoming special election on April 3, 2018: http://www.sos.c...
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SoCal Edison Investigated for its Possible Role in CA Wildfires

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Fire Investigators may be looking at the role Southern California Edison utilities could have played in the region's wildfires. Southern California Edison on Tuesday said it believes fire officials are investigating the company for its possible role in the catastrophic wildfires raging across the region.About 250,000 acres have been burnt by multiple wildfires since last week, triggering some...
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California’s Smoking Age Raised to 21: Gov. Brown Signs New Laws

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The Governor also signed a bill which groups vaping into the same category— and thus restrictions— as traditional tobacco products. It'll soon be more difficult for California's youth to get their hands on a pack of cigarettes or an electronic smoking device. Starting this summer, the legal smoking age in the state will be 21.On Wednesday evening, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a handful of...
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