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CDPH and Rabbis from Three Jewish Denominations, Share a Message of Health for the High Holy Days

SACRAMENTO, September 17, 2020 – As the Jewish community prepares to observe the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Rabbis representing Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Judaism are reminding members of the faith to observe this important time of spiritual observance and community while still […]

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UNICEF delivers critical supplies to support children and families affected by Beirut explosions

BEIRUT, August 25, 2020 – UNICEF has been able to deliver 18 shipments of critical humanitarian supplies, totalling 67 tons, through two airlifts and commercial cargo routes to support children and families affected by the Beirut explosions earlier this month. The shipments included vital personal protective equipment (PPE), medical, health hygiene and nutrition supplies. UNICEF was […]

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Lawmakers Request Communications Between FDA and White House on Potentially Politicized Convalescent Plasma Emergency Use Authorization

Washington, DC, August 25, 2020 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Edward J. Markey are requesting copies of all communications between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and White House officials regarding the agency’s announcement earlier this week of an Emergency […]

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Castle, Sequoia National Forest

Castle, Sequoia NF, USFS. IMT 2 (CA Team 12) mobilizing. IMT is also managing the Shotgun fire. Six miles northeast of Ponderosa, CA. Timber, brush and short grass. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, short crown runs and group torching. Numerous residences threatened. Area, road and trail closures in effect. August 24, 2020 at 9:02 AM […]

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Impact of climate change on tropical fisheries would create ripples across the world

August 7, 2020 – Tropical oceans and fisheries are threatened by climate change, generating impacts that will affect the sustainable development of both local economies and communities, and regions outside the tropics through ‘telecoupling’ of human-natural systems, such as seafood trade and distant-water fishing, says a scientific review from UBC and international researchers. Seafood is […]

Posted inUncategorized, US

AG Racine Leads 20-State Coalition Against Florida’s Unlawful Pay-To-Vote System For Formerly Incarcerated Citizens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today led a coalition of 20 Attorneys General in opposing a Florida “pay-to-vote” law that creates barriers to voting for formerly incarcerated citizens. Florida’s Senate Bill 7066 (SB-7066) requires returning citizens to pay all court-ordered financial obligations before they can vote, […]

Posted inCalifornia, Uncategorized

Assembly Labor Committee Passes Comprehensive PPE Legislation as COVID-19 Cases Resurge

Sacramento, CA, July 29, 2020 – As hospitals are again facing a crippling shortage of capacity to care for a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, and health officials have pinpointed workplace transmission as a primary source of coronavirus transmission, the Assembly Labor Committee voted 5 to 1 in support of SB 275 by Senator Richard Pan […]

Posted inContained California Fires, Uncategorized

Milepost 21

MP 21, Hoopa Valley Tribe, BIA. Three miles south of Weitchpec, CA. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Area and road closures in effect. July 27, 2020 at 8:17 AM The Milepost 21 Fire is 90% contained today. There is a little more suppression repair to do and isolated stumpholes are still burning […]

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Habeas corpus scholars, philosophers support New York elephant rights case

New York, NY, July 22, 2020—Two habeas corpus scholars and twelve North American philosophers with expertise in animal ethics, animal political theory, the philosophy of animal cognition and behavior, and the philosophy of biology have submitted amicus curiae briefs in support of the legal personhood and right to liberty of an elephant held alone in […]

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Trump’s Unconstitutional Memo Tries to Redefine Who Counts as ‘Persons’

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2020 — Following President Trump’s unconstitutional memorandum banning undocumented immigrants from counting toward congressional apportionment, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement: “This xenophobic action is unconstitutional. Undocumented immigrants live, work, and go to school in every state and they are part of […]

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Closing schools, travel bans, wearing masks? This ranking shows which measures work

Which governmental measures work—and how well do they work—to curb COVID-19? This is one of the most pressing questions since the early days of the pandemic. An international team of scientists related to the Hub disentangled the packages of measures taken in countries worldwide and now came up with a detailed effectiveness ranking. In their […]

Posted inRegional, Uncategorized

Folsom native 1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh died in Kandahar

July 13, 2020 – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. 1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, 24, from Folsom, California, died as the result of a non-combat-related incident, July 12, 2020, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. Allbaugh was assigned to 2nd Battalion, […]

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Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force webinar on May 6

May 4, 2020 – The Nevada County Business Taskforce is pleased to welcome California Assembly District 1 Assemblymember Megan Dahle to discuss the work that is being done at the state level to mitigate the impacts on businesses and the economy from the coronavirus and the Shelter-At-Home Order. Nevada County Business Taskforce Members, jurisdictional partners […]

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In Victory for Immigrants, Federal Judge Orders ICE to Review for Release Every Person with Covid-19 Risk Factors

RIVERSIDE, Calif. April 20, 2020 – A federal judge today ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to promptly revisit custody determinations, including consideration of release for all persons in ICE detention whose age or health conditions place them at increased risk due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The order comes weeks after the Civil Rights Education […]

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State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts – March 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO March 10, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 157 confirmed cases: this does not include passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship currently docked in Oakland. For more information on the progress of the return of individuals from the Grand Princess […]

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Pesticides impair baby bee brain development

March 4, 2020 – Imperial College London researchers used micro-CT scanning technology to reveal how specific parts of bumblebee brains grew abnormally when exposed to pesticides during their larval phase. Most previous studies have tested the effects of pesticide exposure on adult bees because these individuals directly collect pesticide-contaminated nectar and pollen. However, this study […]

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