Attorney General Becerra Announces Settlements with Multiple For-Profit Fundraisers for Deceptive Fundraising and Illegal Robocall Telemarketing Tactics

Attorney General Becerra Announces Settlements with Multiple For-Profit Fundraisers for Deceptive Fundraising and Illegal Robocall Telemarketing Tactics

Sacramento, CA… California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and a coalition of attorneys general, secretaries of state, and state agencies from 37 other states, in announcing settlements against for-profit corporate fundraisers Associated Community Services, Inc. (ACS) and Directele, Inc. (Directele), as well as multiple corporations and individuals affiliated with them. […]

Ballparks, Stadiums, Theme Parks Can Open Outdoors Beginning April 1 with Capacity Restrictions & Other Safety Modifications

Ballparks, Stadiums, Theme Parks Can Open Outdoors Beginning April 1 with Capacity Restrictions & Other Safety Modifications

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework focused on activities that can be conducted outdoors with consistent masking, two factors that are scientifically shown to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. The updates allow outdoor ballparks, stadiums and theme parks to open […]

Biden, Dems Prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 Trillion Virus Relief Bill

Biden, Dems Prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 Trillion Virus Relief Bill

Washington, DC…(AP) An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.  After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected […]

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $6.6 billion package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer. The package was passed by the Legislature with overwhelming, bipartisan support after it was announced earlier this week. Governor Newsom […]

379,000 Jobs Added in February with Leisure & Hospitality Leading the Way

379,000 Jobs Added in February with Leisure & Hospitality Leading the Way

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 379,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The labor market continued to reflect the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In February, most of the job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, with smaller […]

El Centro BP Agents Assist Local First Responders, Continue Investigation into Breach

El Centro BP Agents Assist Local First Responders, Continue Investigation into Breach

El Centro, CA…On the morning of March 2, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents, at the request of the California Highway Patrol and Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, responded to two separate critical incidents involving one vehicle each near Holtville, California. At no point, did CBP/USBP attempt to stop or pursue either vehicle. The following timeline […]

Governor Newsom to Address Legislature, People of California in Evening State of the State Address Next Week

Governor Newsom to Address Legislature, People of California in Evening State of the State Address Next Week

Los Angeles, CA…Following a weeks-long tour of vaccination sites, public schools and small businesses around the state, Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver his third State of the State Address on Tuesday evening in a virtual presentation to the California Legislature from Los Angeles County. WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. LIVESTREAM: @CAgovernor Twitter page, California Governor Facebook page and […]

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Confirms it is Safe and Effective

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Confirms it is Safe and Effective

Sacramento, CA…The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has completed its review of the federal process and concluded the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for use in the Western States. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Tuesday evening, making the J&J vaccine the third COVID-19 vaccine supported for use in these states. Initial shipments of the vaccine were received this […]

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Washington, DC…Most of the nation’s small businesses do not require employees to get COVID-19 vaccines or tests to return to work, according to the first results of Phase 4 of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) released last week. SBPS was launched Feb. 15, to measure the effect of changing business conditions […]

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

Washington, DC… Vernon Jordan began life in one of the first public housing projects in America and ended life as a fixture in our country’s halls of power. Along the way, he became a foot soldier for civil rights, a trusted friend and counselor to presidents, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Vernon navigated […]

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