Gavin Newsom

Transportation • Cars & Automobiles
Californian governor bans sale of new gasoline-powered cars starting 2035
Californian governor bans sale of new gasoline-powered cars starting 2035
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The Californian Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that by executive order new cars and light trucks that are powered by gasoline will be prohibited to be sold starting in 2035. This does not include cars that are already on the road at that time. Those will continue to be legal and can be resold.

Newsom stated that "this is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change".

Health
California registers highest number of Covid-19 cases, surpassing New York
A series of white circles 10 feet (3.0 m) in diameter, spaced 8 feet (2.4 m) apart, are painted on the grass at Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A series of white circles 10 feet (3.0 m) in diameter, spaced 8 feet (2.4 m) apart, are painted on the grass at Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Christopher Michel from San Francisco, USA / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

California has reported over 413,000 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, surpassing New York as the state with the most infections in the United States. New York's case rate per 100,000 residents is twice as high as California's.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said California's case count was "a sober reminder of why we are taking things as seriously as we are."

Regional News • Americas • United States
California halts reopening, closes bars, gyms and indoor dining
California halts reopening, closes bars, gyms and indoor dining
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California is reversing its reopening phase and closes most indoor establishments again as the state sees an average of 9,000 new Covid-19 infections.

Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide closure for bars, indoor dining and other venues. Thirty of the state's hardest hit counties will further have to close all gyms, malls, places of worship and beauty salons.

"We're seeing an increase in the spread of the virus, so that’s why it’s incumbent upon all of us to recognize soberly that Covid-19 is not going away any time soon until there is a vaccine and, or an effective therapy," so Newsom in a news conference.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Bars, restaurants and other indoor businesses ordered to close in 19 Californian counties
Bars, restaurants and other indoor businesses ordered to close in 19 Californian counties
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California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered the closure of indoor businesses such as restaurants, theatres and museums amid rising numbers of Covid-19 infections. The new shutdown applies to 19 counties and will remain in place for at least three weeks.

"The bottom line is the spread of this virus continues at a rate that is particularly concerning," so Newsom in a video news conference. "We’ve seen increased activity where people simply aren’t able to practice social distancing."

Regional News • Americas • United States
New York, Iowa ban Police chokehold method
New York, Iowa ban Police chokehold method
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On Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill that bans the controversial Police chokehold method. On the same day, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a similar bill which was passed unanimously by the Iowa Legislature. Californian Gov. Gavin Newsom also called for the ban of the chokehold, which he called "stranglehold", as it had "no place any longer in 21st-century practices and policing".

Regional News • Americas • United States
All Californian voters will receive mail-in ballots following executive order

Following the health concerns of in-person voting due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Californian Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that requires the state to sent mail-in ballots to all registered voters in the state for the general election in November 2020.

In addition to this, the counties are directed to still provide voting locations for in-person voting. People then can decide how they want to vote.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Republican groups sue California to stop mail-ballot

After Californian Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has announced mail-in ballots will be sent to all registered voters in California earlier this month, Republican groups filed a lawsuit against the action. The lawsuit was filed by the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California Republican Party. Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, said in a statement: "Democrats continue to use this pandemic as a ploy to implement their partisan election agenda, and Governor Newsom's executive order is the latest direct assault on the integrity of our elections."

Regional News • Americas • United States
California first state to allow mail-in ballot for presidential election

California state will send out mail-in ballots for the upcoming presidential election to every registered voter, so Governor Gavin Newsom. In-person voting will still be possible and Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, said that they "remain committed to providing as many safe, in-person opportunities to vote as possible on and before Election Day". California is the first state to offer mail-in ballots for the November election.

Transportation • Cars & Automobiles
Tesla donates ventilators to Los Angeles

The Governor of California Gavin Newsom has announced that 1,000 ventilators have "arrived in Los Angeles and Elon Musk is already working with the hospital association and others to get those ventilators out in real time". Musk himself said in a tweet that he helped acquire 1,255 ventilators from China and imported them via air-shipment to Los Angeles.