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California lawmakers end session with COVID-19 bills – Los Angeles Times

    California lawmakers on Monday wrapped up a legislative session largely defined by the pandemic as they approved new COVID-19 sick leave for food workers, added sweeping labor protections for laid-off hotel staff and made it easier for essential employees to file for workers’ compensation.   With approval in the Senate and Assembly ahead […]

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California Aims To Flex Market Power On Prescription Drugs – CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday moved to use the most populous state’s market power to lower the cost and increase the availability of prescription drugs for its nearly 40 million residents, with supporters citing the coronavirus pandemic as proof that more is needed to reduce shortages in drugs and other medical supplies. […]

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George Boardman: Nevada City’s mayor a clear and present danger to businesses | TheUnion.com

  At a time when COVID-19 cases are surging in California and places like Nevada City are trying to reassure the public it is safe to patronize local merchants, you would expect public officials to encourage responsible behavior by the public. Then there are the likes of soon-to-be ex-Mayor Reinette Senum, who used her Facebook […]

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Anti-Vaccination Activists Join Stay-At-Home Order Protests : NPR

They see these demonstrations as a way to form political alliances that promote their movement. +++++++++++++ Protests over stay-at-home orders because of COVID-19 have become more common across the country. In California, a surprising group is behind some of them: those who oppose mandatory vaccinations. On Thursday, a mashup of people mingled on the sidewalk […]

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Urgent Action Needed | there is now a last-minute push to oppose the bill from the ABA advocates in California | SLP Neurodiversity Collective

Close             SLP Neurodiversity Collective     URGENT ACTION NEEDED – ABA: U.S. families are regularly denied insurance coverage for physician-prescribed, evidence-based therapy due to the widespread fabrication that there is only one scientifically proven approach to speech and language therapy – ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). A PENDING CALIFORNIA BILL […]

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‘Sham Exemption’ Vaccination Bill Passes California Assembly

California lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation giving the state more oversight over doctors who help parents skirt mandatory school vaccinations – sending the contentious bill to Governor Gavin Newsom, who wants more changes. Source: ‘Sham Exemption’ Vaccination Bill Passes California Assembly

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Esmeralda Soria named to California homeless task force | The Fresno Bee

Fresno City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria landed a spot on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s homeless task force, where she hopes to highlight the challenges for the homeless population in Fresno and the Central Valley. Source: Esmeralda Soria named to California homeless task force | The Fresno Bee