Governor Newsom Highlights New In-Person Student Rates, Nation-Leading School Safety & Prevention Efforts

Governor Newsom Highlights New In-Person Student Rates, Nation-Leading School Safety & Prevention Efforts

Oakland, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom visited a TK-8 school in Oakland to highlight the state’s efforts to safely open schools for full in-person instruction, highlighting new state data showing that the vast majority of school districts are reporting that 95-100 percent of students are in-person. This, in addition to California leading national trends when it comes […]

City of South Lake Tahoe Is Open for Business

City of South Lake Tahoe Is Open for Business

South Lake Tahoe, CA… In response to the Caldor Fire encroaching on the Tahoe Basin, the City of South Lake Tahoe evacuated more than 20,000 residents in less than five hours on August 30, following an evacuation order issued by CalFire and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Now that the evacuation order has been […]

Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

Vallejo, CA…Sept. 14, 2021. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on September 22nd […]

Construction on Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass May Cause Delays

Construction on Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass May Cause Delays

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct operations this week on State Route 4 and delays are expected. Work will be conducted as follows: Route 4 • There will not be a full closure of Route 4 this week from Wheeler Lake Trail to Highland Lake Road for drainage work, as indicated in […]

California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Hits Major Milestone, with More Than $1 Billion in Rent and Utility Assistance Paid or Approved for Payment

California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Hits Major Milestone, with More Than $1 Billion in Rent and Utility Assistance Paid or Approved for Payment

Sacramento, CA…California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is reaching a significant milestone today – by the end of the day, more than $1 billion in funding will be obligated – meaning the money has either been paid or approved for payment and awaiting disbursement – and will assist over 74,000 additional households. More than $526 million […]

Caldor Fire Reaches 67% Containment, Heat Map Getting Colder, Eyes Turn to Getting 50 & 88 Opened Back Up

Caldor Fire Reaches 67% Containment, Heat Map Getting Colder, Eyes Turn to Getting 50 & 88 Opened Back Up

South Lake Tahoe, CA…East Zone Situation Summary: Winds along the ridges remained out of the southwest with gusts around 25 mph in the evening becoming southerly with gusts around 15 mph by the morning. Winds over the majority of the fire area become downslope as the sun sets with speeds around 3 to 5 mph. […]

“Build Back Better” Legislation to Include Broad Tax Increases for Many

“Build Back Better” Legislation to Include Broad Tax Increases for Many

Springfield, MA….Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) announced that the Committee will continue consideration of legislative proposals under the budget reconciliation instructions on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ET and Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The Committee will mark up measures to combat the climate […]

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