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California to Lift Indoor Mask Mandate as Omicron Cases Fall

California will end its indoor masking requirement for vaccinated people next week but masks still are the rule for schoolchildren, state health officials announced Monday amid rapidly falling coronavirus cases. After Feb. 15, unvaccinated people still will be required to be masked indoors, and everyone — vaccinated or not — will have to wear masks […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Denies RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Parole

California’s governor on Thursday rejected releasing Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan from prison more than a half-century after the 1968 slaying that the governor called one of America’s “most notorious crimes.” Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has cited RFK as his political hero, rejected a recommendation from a two-person panel of parole commissioners. Newsom said […]

Two of Gavin Newsom’s Children Test Positive for COVID-19 (Report)

Two of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times on Friday. Spokesperson Erin Mellon noted in a statement from the Governor’s Office that the two kids, who are under 12 and not eligible yet for a vaccine under current guidelines, received their test […]

Gavin Newsom and His Hollywood Backers Breathe a Sigh of Relief as Recall Fails

A fair number of people in Hollywood were breathing a sigh of relief on Tuesday night when media outlets declared that California governor Gavin Newsom would survive the recall election that sought to remove him from office. With approximately 70 percent of the vote counted as of Wednesday, the “no” votes on recall were at […]

Hollywood Reacts to Gavin Newsom’s Win in California Gubernatorial Recall Election

A host of Hollywood stars took to social media on Tuesday night to react to Gavin Newsom’s win in California’s gubernatorial recall election. Michael Moore, Alyssa Milano, Rob Reiner, Questlove and Elijah Wood were among the entertainment industry figures who praised Newsom as he saw off a GOP-led recall effort by roughly a 2-to-1 margin […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Prevails Over Recall Effort

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has prevailed over a recall effort aimed at removing him from the state’s top job. Less than an hour after polls closed Tuesday night, The Associated Press and CNN projected the majority of California voters voted “no” in the recall election. The only time a California governor has been recalled was […]

Rory Kennedy Asks Gov. Newsom to Reject Parole Recommendation for RFK Assassin

Rory Kennedy on Wednesday asked California Gov. Gavin Newsom and prison officials to reject the parole recommendation for the man convicted of murdering her father, Robert F. Kennedy. “I ask them, for my family and — I believe for our country, too — to please reject this recommendation and keep Sirhan Sirhan in prison,” the […]

Facing Recall, Gavin Newsom Calls on Hollywood Dems: Help!

With ballots already mailed to voters in California deciding whether to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom in a Sept. 14 recall election, the embattled governor is pulling out all the stops, leaning on supporters in the entertainment industry to help raise money and rally followers to reject the recall effort. Since he was elected governor in […]

Rep. Barbara Lee on Reliving Sole Anti-Afghanistan War Vote With New Doc: “Very Painful Then and Very Painful Now”

In 2001, California democratic representative Barbara Lee went down in history for being the lone congressperson to vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, which gave President George W. Bush open-ended power to use military force in Afghanistan after Sept. 11. Now, just days after President Joe Biden ordered American withdrawal from […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Adding $330M to Film and TV Industry

As expected, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that offers Hollywood a generous boost. The new bill, which was proposed by lawmakers earlier in July and signed by Newsom on Wednesday at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, gives the film and television industry an additional $330 million in funding. The handout comes courtesy […]

Caitlyn Jenner Has a Film Crew Chronicling Gubernatorial Campaign

Is Caitlyn Jenner already thinking about a reality TV comeback? Jenner is running to replace Gavin Newsom as California’s governor in the upcoming recall election, but the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star isn’t giving up on the entertainment business just yet. Jenner has been joined by a film crew during her campaign events […]

California on Track to Increase Film and TV Tax Credits By $330M

Hollywood could be looking at a sizable new hand out. A bill that was unveiled in the California state legislature Sunday night would boost the Golden State’s film and television tax credits program by $330 million, should Governor Gavin Newsom sign it. The bill’s sponsors include Senator Anthony Portantino and assembly members Wendy Carrillo and […]