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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County. To date, the Alisal Fire has burned 14,500 acres in and around Goleta and is 5 percent contained. […]

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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Governor Newsom Announces California Truth & Healing Council Partnership to Support Philanthropic and Community Engagement

As California honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third year in a row, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a partnership between the California Truth & Healing Council and the Decolonizing Wealth Project to support philanthropic and community engagement, grantmaking and narrative change. Through this partnership, the Office of the Tribal Advisor and the Truth & […]

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency to Assist Response to Southern California Oil Spill

Moving to protect public health and the environment, Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency in Orange County to support the emergency response to the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach that originated in federal waters. “The state is moving to cut red tape and mobilize all available resources to protect […]

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Moving to Right Historical Wrong, Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Return Bruce’s Beach to Black Descendants

MANHATTAN BEACH – Nearly a century after Bruce’s Beach was wrongfully taken from Black entrepreneurs Willa and Charles Bruce, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation that will enable Los Angeles County to return the beachfront property to their descendants, continuing the state’s leadership to redress historical injustices and advance equity. The Governor signed SB 796 […]

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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to Fawn Fire in Shasta County

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Fawn Fire in Shasta County. To date, the Fawn Fire has burned 5,500 acres in the communities of Jones Valley and Mountain Gate and […]

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California Secures Presidential Emergency Declaration for Caldor Fire

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that, within hours of California’s request, the White House has approved a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to bolster the response to the Caldor Fire in El Dorado, Amador, Alpine and Placer counties. “We thank President Biden and Vice President Harris for their steadfast support to California as […]

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Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Aid Wildfire Response and Recovery Efforts

SACRAMENTO – Working to bolster California’s emergency response to multiple wildfires and support impacted communities, Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to assist state and local wildfire response and recovery efforts in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties. “We are deploying every available tool we have to keep communities […]

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in El Dorado County Due to Caldor Fire

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency for El Dorado County due to the Caldor Fire, which has burned 6,500 acres, threatening homes and power lines and causing the evacuation of thousands of residents. The Governor earlier today announced that California has secured two Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGs) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the […]

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California implements measure requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week

In order to best protect students and staff as California starts the school year fully in-person, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued a new public health order requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week. “To give parents confidence that their […]

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Trinity, Tehama and Shasta Counties Due to Fires

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency for Trinity County due to the McFarland and Monument fires; Tehama County due to the McFarland and Dixie fires; and Shasta County due to the McFarland Fire. The fires collectively have burned nearly 100,000 acres, destroyed homes and caused the evacuation of thousands of residents. The Governor on […]

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Siskiyou, Nevada and Placer Counties Due to Fires

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency for Siskiyou County due to the Antelope Fire and for Nevada and Placer counties due to the River Fire. The fires collectively have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and caused the evacuation of thousands of residents. The Governor earlier today announced that the state has secured […]

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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to River Fire in Nevada and Placer Counties

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the River Fire burning in Nevada and Placer counties. Driven by high winds and dangerously dry conditions, the River Fire has burned 2,400 acres, […]

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California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measures to Encourage State Employees and Health Care Workers to Get Vaccinated

SACRAMENTO – Today, the State of California is taking decisive action to combat the spread of COVID-19, protect vulnerable communities and ensure that the state can safely remain open – implementing a first-in-the-nation standard to require all state workers and workers in health care and high-risk congregate settings to either show proof of full vaccination […]

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Plumas, Butte, Lassen and Alpine Counties Due to Fires

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency for Plumas County due to the Dixie Fire and Fly Fire, Butte and Lassen counties due to the Dixie Fire, and Alpine County due to the Tamarack Fire. The fires collectively have destroyed homes, caused the evacuation of residents and damaged critical infrastructure, with the […]

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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to Dixie Fire in Butte and Plumas Counties

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas Counties. The FMAG, which is provided through the President’s Disaster Relief Fund on a cost-share […]

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Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Siskiyou, Lassen and Plumas Counties Due to Fires

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for Siskiyou County due to the Lava Fire and Lassen and Plumas counties due to the Beckwourth Complex Fire. Both fires have destroyed homes, caused the evacuation of residents and damaged critical infrastructure. After the state secured federal assistance to combat the Lava Fire last month, Governor Newsom […]

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Expediting Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Regulations to Ensure Consistency with Public Health Guidance

SACRAMENTO – Following the vote by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards that reflect the state’s latest COVID-19 public health order, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect without the normal 10-day review period by the Office of Administrative Law […]

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As California Fully Reopens, Governor Newsom Announces Plans to Lift Pandemic Executive Orders

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today took action to lift pandemic executive orders as the state moves Beyond the Blueprint next week to fully, safely reopen. That includes terminating the Stay-at-Home Order that was implemented early in the pandemic to protect Californians and retiring the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Effective June 15, restrictions such as […]

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Newsom Statement on Federal Funding Agreement for California High-Speed Rail Project

Governor Gavin Newsom issued the below statement tonight after the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of California finalized settlement negotiations to restore nearly a billion dollars in federal grant funding to California’s High-Speed Rail project. The action comes after months of negotiations to restore funding that was previously rescinded by the Trump Administration […]