gavin a4295a6In a letter to President Trump, Gov. Newsom claimed 56 percent of Californians could get the coronavirus. But PolitiFact California found Newsom’s statistic comes from a scenario where no social distancing efforts are made.

Story by Chris Nichols.

(Photo: California Gov. Gavin Newsom gives an update to the state's response to the coronavirus on March 17, 2020. At right is California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghaly - AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

pge night workNewsom, PG&E strike deal on bankruptcy. The agreement requires PG&E to overhaul its board of directors and commit billions of additional dollars to preventing wildfires.

Story by Scott Rodd.

(Photo: PG&E employees work to replace a nearly 100-year-old utility pole in Berkeley last year - Anne Wernikoff / CalMatters)




COVID 19 test kitPatients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 could end up with pricey medical bills. The state is waiving co-pays for testing, and Covered California is extending its enrollment period for eligible Californians until June 30th.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo: This undated photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC's laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus - CDC via AP)





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    California Update for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    California’s construction industry is exempted from the governor’s ‘stay-at-home’ mandate, meaning nearly 1 million employees can keep getting…
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    California Update for Friday, March 20, 2020

    California’s nearly 40 million residents have been directed to stay at home. Governor Gavin Newsom issued the order for nonessential needs Thursday…
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    California Update for Thursday, March 19, 2020

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    Six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area issued ‘shelter in place’ orders today due to the coronavirus, restricting travel to grocery stores,…
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    California Update for Monday, March 16, 2020

    Governor Newsom announces sweeping measures to fight coronavirus, including orders for bars, wineries and nightclubs to close and asking seniors to…
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    California Update for Friday, March 13, 2020

    Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Thursday to limit large gatherings and create other measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.…
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    SDSU, San Francisco State and San Jose State, Cal Berkeley and UCLA have all decided to go mostly online in order to limit the spread of coronavirus.…

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