Attorney General Ellison charges Derek Chauvin with 2nd-degree murder of George Floyd, three former officers with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder

Attorney General Ellison charges Derek Chauvin with 2nd-degree murder of George Floyd, three former officers with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder

Saint Paul, MN…Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison made several announcements today in the prosecution of the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis. First, Attorney General Ellison announced that he has filed a charge of second-degree murder against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The new second-degree murder charge joins the previously-filed […]

Governor Newsom on Demonstrations Across California and the Passing of Federal Officer

Governor Newsom on Demonstrations Across California and the Passing of Federal Officer

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the demonstrations across California: “Over the last few days, we have seen millions of people lift their voices in anger, rightfully outraged at how systemic racism is allowed to persist. Every single day, people of color are disadvantaged and discriminated against. Black and Latino men in […]

Educators, Classified Personnel, Parents & Administrators Call for June Solution to the Budget Shortfall to Ensure Schools Safely Open This Fall

Educators, Classified Personnel, Parents & Administrators Call for June Solution to the Budget Shortfall to Ensure Schools Safely Open This Fall

Sacramento, CA…Today, the Education Coalition, comprised of the nine statewide K-12 education associations that work closely to advocate for the six million students in California’s public schools and colleges, urged California’s lawmakers to adopt a funding solution to the COVID-19-related budget crisis in the June budget. The group said that without adequate funding, schools cannot […]

BLM Mother Lode Area Initiates Seasonal Fire Restrictions Starting May 29th

BLM Mother Lode Area Initiates Seasonal Fire Restrictions Starting May 29th

Eldorado Hills, CA…The Bureau of Land Management is issuing seasonal fire restrictions, effective May 29, for public lands managed by the Mother Lode Field Office in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, due to dry conditions and wildland fire danger. These seasonal restrictions are in addition to the year-round statewide fire prevention order, issued on April 28, […]

South Lake Tahoe Pauses $1,000 Fine, Encourages Visitors to be Safe & Responsible

South Lake Tahoe Pauses $1,000 Fine, Encourages Visitors to be Safe & Responsible

South Lake Tahoe, CA- South Lake Tahoe City Council directed City staff today to hold off on issuing the $1,000 fines for non-essential travelers or businesses until Council brings this issue back at their June 9th meeting for further consideration. “It’s important that we reopen, and reopen responsibly,” said City Manager Joe Irvin, “City Council […]

Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores

Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping. Modifications are required to keep Californians safe and limit the spread of COVID-19. Subject to approval by county public health departments, all retail stores can reopen for in-store shopping under previously issued […]