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Gov. Newsom Grants Executive Clemency, Reverses Parole Decision for Sirhan Sirhan

SACRAMENTO, January 13, 2022 — Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has granted 24 pardons, 18 commutations and 5 reprieves. The Governor today also announced that he has reversed the decision by the Board of Parole Hearings to grant parole to Sirhan Sirhan. The Governor completed an extensive review of Mr. Sirhan’s case and determined that […]

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Gov. Newsom Releases California Blueprint to Take on the State’s Greatest Existential Threats and Build on Historic Progress

SACRAMENTO, January 10, 2022 – Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled his 2022-23 state budget proposal – the California Blueprint, a bold plan building on the state’s ongoing work to confront California’s greatest existential threats, bolster our strong economic growth and make historic investments in California’s future. The Blueprint proposes billions more to support the state’s robust […]

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Governor Newsom Announces New $2.7 Billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom’s Administration unveiled a proposed $2.7 billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package – including a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request – to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and battle misinformation. The Governor’s budget also calls for new legislation to implement supplemental paid sick […]

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Governor Newsom Issues Emergency Proclamation to Support Counties with Recovery from Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency in several counties across the state to support the ongoing response to recent winter storms. The emergency proclamation supports response and recovery efforts, including expanding access to state resources for counties under the California Disaster Assistance Act to support their recovery and response efforts, […]

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Governor Newsom Issues Statement on Winter Storms Emergency Response Efforts

SACRAMENTO – Working aggressively to protect Californians from the winter storms impacting much of the state, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement today on emergency response efforts now underway. “At my direction, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has activated the State Operations Center to monitor storm conditions and coordinate all necessary […]

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Governor Announces California Public Utilities Commission President’s Retirement, Names New President

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer will be retiring effective ­­­­­December 30, 2021 and named Senior Advisor to the Governor for Energy Alice Reynolds to serve as the next president of the Commission. Batjer has served as president of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) since […]

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Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Finds Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Safe and Effective for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

SACRAMENTO November 3, 2021 – The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup last night completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe and effective for youth 5 to 11 years of age. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this […]

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California Launches Encampment Resolution Grant Program

SACRAMENTO October 29, 2021 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) has released the application for $50 million in funding for the brand-new Encampment Resolution Grant program. These funds will be available on a competitive basis to local governments that commit to addressing specific, persistent encampments by […]

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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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