Farmworkers in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Agriculture

Gov. Newsom signs executive order aimed at helping agricultural workers

Assistance includes targeting high-risk workplaces, stronger guidance on compliance and temporary housing for self-isolation.

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Government / Politics

Governor orders business closures effective immediately

Affected SBC indoor business sectors include gyms and fitness centers, places of worship, non-critical offices, and personal care services.

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Government / Politics

Governor Newsom issues statewide moratorium on evictions

Order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Gov. Newsom issues shelter in place order for all of California

Californians ordered to stay at home; essential services still allowed.

Bolado Park. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito tells state it opposes using Bolado Park as a homeless site

Supervisors insist the county is doing its part to serve the transient population.

Photo courtesy of Media and Public Affairs for the Office of Governor Newsom. The governor is surrounded by some members of California's indigenous tribes at his June announcement.

News

Local tribe refuses governor’s apology 

Amah Mutsun turns down the olive branch offered by Governor Newsom and suggests measures state can take to heal past atrocities.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas at a press conference on Monday, May 13 in Salinas. Photo provided by the Office of Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

Assemblyman Robert Rivas calls on Governor Newsom to resist decision to open land to drilling

"This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Fighting this destructive plan is the right thing to do to protect our health and our future," Rivas said.