Many in California to get new $600 coronavirus stimulus check
A fourth stimulus check may never arrive, but many in California may get another stimulus check soon. Gov. Gavin Newsom, on Monday, unveiled a stimulus plan that extends the Golden State Stimulus payment scheme. Under the new plan, many in California will be eligible to get a $600 coronavirus stimulus check. Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Coronavirus stimulus check for many in CaliforniaAlong with the $600 stimulus check, the new plan also gives a $500 dependent payment. This new plan is part of Newsom’s $100 billion “California Comeback Plan” to help the state recover from t...
Ever inventive, New Yorkers move into RVs to avoid high city rents
NEW YORK – Inside a bright purple RV tucked under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, Giovanni sat in the orange glow of a heater screwed onto a propane tank. A sticker on the front door read, "Drama Free Zone." Emails chimed on his work laptop in the background. “I would not have been doing it this way unless I had to,” said Giovanni, 32, who lives in a recreational vehicle. “If I kept going the way things were going, I was probably going to be in a real jam, where I wasn’t going to be able to pay rent, probably evicted and couch surfing.” Giovanni is one of dozens of New Yorkers who have traded ...
New York Daily News
Graduation day for first women to attend Marine boot camp in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — There was excitement in the air as family and friends of new Marines made their way to the grandstands on the parade deck of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Thursday morning. At the end of the parade grounds, 397 freshly minted Marines stood at parade rest in formation. Passing family members stole glances trying to find their Marines among the uniformed mass. While the San Diego depot graduates about 40 companies of new Marines each year, Thursday's ceremony was special. It was only the third graduation open to family and friends since they were suspended in March 2020 due...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
California DMV to eliminate 25 language options from drivers license tests, memo says
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California DMV is preparing to stop offering written drivers license tests in 25 languages, reducing the available test languages to seven, according to a directive issued last week. After the change, the test would be offered only in English, Spanish, Armenian, Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi and Vietnamese, according to the April 27 memo. The directive says those are the only languages in which the department is required to offer the test under a state law passed in 1973. The Dymally-Alatorre Language Services Act says an agency must offer translation in the native tongue of...
The Sacramento Bee
Cailtyn Jenner Says She’s ‘All For The Wall’ At Southern Border
Republican California Gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said in an interview Wednesday that she is “all for the wall” at the U.S. southern border. “I am all for the wall, I would secure the wall. We can’t have a state, we can’t have a country, without a secure wall,” Jenner told Sean Hannity. Regarding undocumented people already living in the Untied States, Jenner said, “You have two questions here. One is stopping people from coming in illegally into the state. And then the second question is, what do we do with the people that are here? We are a compassionate country, okay? We are a co...
Salesforce, Google, Facebook. How Big Tech Undermines California’s Public Health System.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has embraced Silicon Valley tech companies and health care industry titans in response to the covid-19 pandemic like no other governor in America — routinely outsourcing life-or-death public health duties to his allies in the private sector. This story also ran on Protocol. It can be republished for free. At least 30 tech and health care companies have received lucrative, no-bid government contracts, or helped fund and carry out critical public health activities during the state’s battle against the coronavirus, a KHN analysis has found. The va...
Kaiser Health News
How Newsom’s Reliance on Big Tech in Pandemic Undermines Public Health System
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom has embraced Silicon Valley tech companies and health care industry titans in response to the covid-19 pandemic like no other governor in America — routinely outsourcing life-or-death public health duties to his allies in the private sector. This story also ran on Protocol. It can be republished for free. At least 30 tech and health care companies have received lucrative, no-bid government contracts, or helped fund and carry out critical public health activities during the state’s battle against the coronavirus, a KHN analysis has found. The vast majority are New...
Hit by Higher Prices for Gear, Doctors and Dentists Want Insurers to Pay
SACRAMENTO — Treating patients has become more expensive during the pandemic, and doctors and dentists don’t want to be on the hook for all the new costs. This story also ran on Los Angeles Times. It can be republished for free. For instance, the box of 100 gloves that cost $2.39 in February 2020 costs $30 now, said Dr. Judee Tippett-Whyte, president of the California Dental Association, who has a private dental practice in Stockton. Her practice used to rely on surgical masks that cost 20 cents each but has upgraded to N95 masks at $2.50 a pop. On top of that, her office is scheduling two or ...
Kaiser Health News
Marine Corps inspector general suspended amid probe into deadly assault amphibious vehicle sinking last summer
SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps inspector general, Maj. Gen. Robert Castellvi, was suspended last week amid an ongoing probe into last summer's fatal sinking of an assault amphibious vehicle off the coast of San Diego. Castellvi becomes the highest-ranking officer to face discipline in the ongoing investigations into the disaster, which claimed the lives of nine service members. His suspension was announced by the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps commander in a hearing before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness on Monday. Gen. David Berger, the commandant of the Marine Corp...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
COVID-19 restrictions: San Francisco, Los Angeles counties reach yellow tier
After weeks at the cusp of the least-restrictive stage of California’s COVID-19 restrictions, San Francisco will become the first county in the Bay Area to reach the state’s yellow reopening tier this week. And in a testament to how dramatically infection levels have declined in the state, Los Angeles County — which became a national epicenter for the pandemic during a horrific surge last winter — is also moving into the tier that indicates “minimal” coronavirus spread. The counties learned late Tuesday morning that they would be advancing in the color-coded reopening system. Marin County, whi...
The Mercury News