Gov. Gavin Newsom said in Stockton Thursday that a new plan to set aside vaccine doses for people who live in highly impacted communities would battle COVID-19 and also help the state to reopen.
Newsom said California’s plan to set aside 40% of all vaccine doses for people who live in neighborhoods most vulnerable to impacts from the pandemic would "make real progress."
We’re not meeting our goals,” Newsom said of the state's current efforts that partner with 337 community organizations.
The doses will be spread out among 400 ZIP codes with about 8 million people eligible for shots, Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state's health, and human services secretary, said on Wednesday.
Two Alcoholic Beverage Control licenses were revoked in Gilroy on Thursday following a 2020 investigation that uncovered human trafficking and slavery.
The Santa Clara County’s D-A’s office says husband and wife Amarjit and Balwinder Mann, both aged 66, locked a man in their liquor store where he worked 15-hour shifts seven days a week, slept in a storage room, bathed in a mop bucket and was never paid. They were arrested in November of 2020.
Today (on Thursday), ABC revoked the liquor license at M and M Liquor and Gavilan Market, both in Gilroy.
In addition to the labor human trafficking charges, the Mann’s face multiple Penal Code violations, including wage theft, conspiracy, witness intimidation, and failing to maintain workers' compensation insurance. The criminal case involves as many as four victims.
The man who is believed to have been enslaved had come from India in 2019 expecting to travel to the U.S. with the couple. Instead, they took his money and passport and put him to work without pay or a key to leave the liquor store at night, reported the DA's office in November.
Organizers of "Let Them Play" say they have reached a settlement in a lawsuit they filed against the County of San Diego, the State Department of Health and Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Today’s (Thursday’s) settlement would allow all high school sports to resume statewide, including sports played indoors. All participants will be required to follow protocols that are currently in place for college and professional sports.
KFMB, the CBS affiliate in San Diego County, reports that the settlement also includes assistance for testing, so there will not be out-of-pocket costs.
About 50 rebuilt bicycles per month are being donated to kids by the Greenfield Community Science Workshop....but the process of getting one of those bicycles might not be as easy as it sounds. That’s because before the kids can get one of the bicycles, they have to learn something about the tools necessary to keep a bicycle in good repair, and they have to help actually repair the bicycle. Although the inside of the Science Workshop has been closed since March because of the pandemic, restorations of bicycles there take place outside 3 days a week....and that gives the kids (and their families) a chance to go there and rebuild a bicycle.