After 2 weeks, Newsom makes its appearance »Holtville Tribune

Hello, California. It’s Wednesday November 10.

Gov. Gavin Newsom broke his nearly two-week silence on Tuesday to emphasize two key points: California is seeing an increase in coronavirus cases that could signal the start of a worrying winter wave, and the California economy “continues to dominate “the rest of the country.

Newsom made the remarks at the California Economic Summit in Monterey, his first public appearance since receive a COVID reminder October 27. In a conversation with his former chief economic and trade adviser, Lenny Mendonca, who resigned in April 2020 focus on your mental health – Newsom finally explained the unspecified “family obligations” that drove him abruptly cancel a trip planned at United Nations Climate Change Conference in Scotland:

  • New : “I was ready to go and had dinner… with the family and the kids, literally they kind of had an intervention, they said they couldn’t believe I was going to miss Halloween. I woke up the next morning with something probably familiar to a lot of parents – that knot in my stomach – that I had no choice but to do. I had to cancel this trip.

Newsom also warned that “winter is coming” and echoed senior health officials in the state urging Californians to get vaccinated or receive their reminders to avoid a possible increase in COVID cases. He noted that hospitalizations for COVID are increasing in parts of California – in Riverside, San Bernardino and Fresno counties, they have increased by more than 20% in recent weeks – and positive cases are on the rise again. (A group that may be particularly at risk: Californians who speak indigenous languages ​​and have limited access to vaccine information, CalMatters Hannah Getahun Reports.)

  • New : “Last week we were literally planning our winter surge strategy, prepositioning assets in anticipation of what was to come in the coming weeks. … I don’t want to tell you that because I don’t want it to be true, but the data backs it up.

Meanwhile, the governor hit back at people “obsessed … with trying to trip California and identify areas of weakness while we still dominate” economically.

  • New : “California has no peers. … Number one in innovation, number one in business creation. … Fastest growing companies. The most influential companies in the world. … No US state has created more jobs since January than the state of California. We are the backbone of the US economic recovery.

Still, Newsom’s claims were somewhat undermined by a series of events on Tuesday highlighting economic inequality. First, fast food workers across California went on strike to demand better health and safety standards and higher wages, while members of a faculty union at California State University rallied to demand a fair contract.

Then the Public Policy Institute of California published a poll who found that 52% of Californians expect bad economic times over the next 12 months, 69% believe the gap between rich and poor is widening in their area, and 63% say children in California will be worse in the future than they are now.

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The net result of the coronavirus: Monday California had 4 711 123 confirmed cases (+ 0.1% compared to the day before) and 71,998 deaths (+ 0.03% compared to the day before), according to state data. CalMatters also follows coronavirus hospitalizations by county.

California administered 54,329,996 vaccine doses, and 73.6% of eligible Californians are fully vaccinated.

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1. Boudin remembers at the polls

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin outside his office in San Francisco, January 30, 2020. Photo by Eric Risberg, AP Photo

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin will face a recall election in June 2022, the municipal elections service announced on Tuesday – paving the way for what will no doubt be seen as a referendum on the progressive criminal justice policies that catapulted Boudin and Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón into national limelight and sparked much controversy. The results of the recall could also serve as a litmus test for the State Attorney General’s Race 2022: Sacramento County Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, a Registered Independent, Bets That rising crime rate will push Californians to elect a tough prosecutor, while Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta is betting that his promise to tighten police control will help him stay in office.

So far, the groups trying to topple Boudin have raised $ 1.6 million, while his supporters have $ 650,000 in the bank, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A recent chronicle analysis found that charge rates for rape and drug cases have increased since Boudin took office in 2019, while charge rates have declined for theft, disorderly behavior and other offenses of lesser magnitude.

San Francisco voters will also decide the fate of three school board members in a recall election in February – one backed by two prominent Democrats, The Mayor of London Race and State Senator Scott Wiener.

2. Let the redistribution fireworks begin

An election and redistribution illustration from Miguel Gutierrez Jr., CalMatters;  iStock
Illustration by Miguel Gutierrez Jr., CalMatters; iStock

Today, the independent commission charged with redrawing California’s legislative and congressional districts every 10 years is set to release its official preliminary maps for the 2022 election and beyond – and they could cause quite a stir. Just two days ago, Commissioner Sara Sadhwani said of the Districts proposed by Congress in San Diego: “Basically what we’re saying is, ‘The map is a mess.’ Is that correct? ”And San Diego is far from the only flashpoint: As CalMatters’ Sameea Kamal reports, other controversial proposals include the design of a congressional map that divides Long Beach in half; divide the city of Fresno into three congressional districts; and the creation of a state senatorial district in the Central Valley that could reduce the power of Latino voters.

However, he could still be significant changes between the preliminary cards and the final cards, which are due to the office of the Secretary of State within a time limit set by the court on December 27. Public consultation meetings on the preliminary cards start Nov. 17.

3. California drought not improving

Migratory birds at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge complex in Willows on October 6, 2021. Photo by Nina Riggio for CalMatters
Migratory birds at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge complex in Willows on October 6, 2021. Photo by Nina Riggio for CalMatters

Despite the bomb cyclone that bulldozed through California last month and light rain over the upstate earlier this week, Drought in california is still, to say the least, really bad. Tuesday, the Metropolitan Water District – the largest urban water district in Southern California – declared a drought emergency and urged local water providers immediately stop using resources the State Water Project, which supplies water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to southern towns and farmland. The drought in California is also causing destruction of migratory birds by drying up major wetlands and waterways that birds rely on to move between their summer and winter homes, CalMatters Julie Cart Reports. And as the wetlands disappear, so do the birds.

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CalMatters Columnist Dan Walters: Newsom and other state leaders overestimate the impact the federal infrastructure bill will have on California.

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When a Democratic playbook becomes a Republican: Texas’ strict abortion law relies on private enforcement – like the voting measure approved by California voters in 1986 that allows citizens to enforce pollution and chemical exposure laws, writes Paul Kronenberg, a retired professional association executive.

Other things are worth your time

To fight a California dust bowl, the state will pay farmers to reinvent wasteland. // Chronicle of San Francisco

California wildfire insurance crisis shows signs of appeasement. // Sacramento Bee

Jerry Brown focuses on savings California forests from fires. // Associated press

Republican watchdog files campaign finance complaint against the Democrat of Central Valley. // Sacramento Bee

See also

VSHico police department circumvents requests for public documents. // ChicoSol

San Diego sues scooter companies to make them pay in the event of a dispute. // San Diego Union-Tribune

Amazon wants to build its biggest San Francisco warehouse again. // Chronicle of San Francisco

They live rent free in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now their “floating homeless camp” is threatened with extinction. // Los Angeles Times

Inside Death Valley Junction, the loneliest city in California. // SFGATE

More California Latinos go to college, but “worrying gaps” remain. // EdSource

A moving homecoming for Sacramento students stuck in Afghanistan. // Sacramento Bee

San Francisco could become California’s 4th largest city apologize to his Chinese community. // Chronicle of San Francisco

Supreme Court hears case against FBI and Muslims in Orange County. // Los Angeles Times

Until tomorrow.

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