.Eli Walsh, Bay City News Service

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Aug 2, 2021

Bay Area Health Officials Issue New Indoor Mask Mandate

Health officials in seven Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley issued a new indoor mask mandate Monday as the region faces a...
Gavin Newsom California Drought
May 11, 2021

Newsom Announces Water Infrastructure Funding, Adds Counties to Drought Declaration

Gavin Newsom signed the initial proclamation last month, declaring a drought emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.
Lake Mendocino - California Department of Water Resources
Apr 21, 2021

Gov. Newsom Proclaims Drought Emergency in Russian River Watershed

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered state agencies to fortify the state’s drought resilience and declaring a regional drought emergency in the Russian River watershed.
Marine Mammal Center - April 8, 2021
Apr 12, 2021

Four Dead Grey Whales Found on Bay Area Beaches This Month

"Our team hasn't responded to this number of dead gray whales in such a short span since 2019," a biologist with the Marine Mammal Center says.
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Apr 1, 2021

Newsom Allocates $81 Million to Bolster CAL FIRE Crews

The $80.74 million will enable Cal Fire to hire 1,256 seasonal firefighters through the end of the fiscal year on June 30.
Mar 2, 2021

State Officials Announce $6.6B Deal to Reopen Schools Statewide

The package includes $2 billion in grants to support safety measures for students and educators returning to in-person classes, including personal protection equipment, improvements to classroom ventilation and regular coronavirus testing.
Mar 2, 2021

State Moves Napa, SF, Santa Clara Counties Into Red Tier

The three counties will be allowed to resume indoor operations at 10-25 percent capacities for at some businesses.
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Jan 29, 2021

Newsom Signs Bill Extending State Eviction Protections Through June 30

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill extending the state's coronavirus-related eviction moratorium Friday, keeping protections intact through June 30. Newsom's signing of Senate Bill 91...