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COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries and States Now Seen More Frequently in California

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), today announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by viral genomic sequencing in multiple counties across the state. The 452R variant has previously been detected in other countries […]

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USFS Extends Developed Campground Closures on Eldorado, Tahoe, Plumas National Forests, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU)

VALLEJO, Calif. January 7, 2021 – USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has decided to extend the developed campground closure on 12 National Forests in California to provide consistent COVID-19 mitigation response in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Stay-at-Home Orders. These Regional Orders will be in effect through January 29, 2021. The closed campgrounds on […]

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Happening Now – January 2021

Happening Now brings community news, updates and announcements throughout the day. See a road closure? A smoke plume? Weather-related mishap? Email us at or call 530-478-9600. Or text 530-409-9888, but please don’t text or call while driving. If you find this information useful, become a subscriber! January 31, 2021 at 10:29 AM Showers possible […]

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Thank you and Happy New Year

December 31, 2020 – Before #Uninstall2020 is complete, we’d like to thank you – our subscribers and readers. You are the reason we keep doing our job, day after day. We’ll keep pushing the boulder up the hill because it needs to be done. This year, we couldn’t have done our job without a lot […]

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Majority Report: “Repairing the Trump Administration’s Damage to U.S. Indigenous Communities & Charting a Better Way Forward”

Washington, D.C. December 18, 2020 – A day after the announcement that President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as the first Native American Secretary of the Interior, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and the Democratic majority staff of the House Natural Resources Committee released a new report titled Repairing the Trump Administration’s […]

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USPS Finally Released Postmaster General Louis Dejoy’s Calendars — Almost Completely Redacted

December 16, 2020 – The U.S. Postal Service released Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s calendars Tuesday in response to an American Oversight Freedom of Information Act suit. But almost every meaningful bit of information or content in the calendars was redacted.  USPS initially rebuffed American Oversight’s request for DeJoy’s calendars by claiming they were personal rather than agency documents, despite the fact […]

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California Department of Public Health Updates Guidance for Youth and Recreational Adult Sports

SACRAMENTO December 14, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released updated guidance for youth and recreational adult sports. The guidance applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school and community-sponsored programs, and privately-organized clubs and leagues. CDPH’s guidance is aimed at giving communities guidelines on how to safely remain physically […]

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AG Becerra Leads Bipartisan Coalition on 340B Drug Pricing Program Requirements

SACRAMENTO, December 14, 2020 —California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson in leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hold accountable drug manufacturers that are unlawfully refusing to provide discounts to federally qualified […]

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