The South Coast Air Quality District said poor air quality was likely through the afternoon Monday because fireworks emit high levels of particulate matter.
The election in the nation’s most populous state will be a marquee contest with national implications, watched closely as a barometer of the public mood heading toward the 2022 elections, when a closely divided Congress again will be in play.
Long Beach bucked the statewide trend, with only 18 hate crimes last year, down from 23 in 2019, which was the highest number in more than a decade.
The $262.6 billion proposal now on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk would restore spending cuts to public schools, colleges and universities, the courts, child support services and state worker salaries
Democrats want the option to speed things up to take advantage of what they see as favorable conditions for Newsom.
Derek Chauvin spoke briefly before his sentencing. He offered the Floyd family condolences and said there would be “other information in the future that would be of interest.”
The state will ban evictions for unpaid rent through the end of September and pay off all back rent for eligible tenants under a deal announced today.
Federal eviction protections also are set to expire on June 30. California has its own that applies to more people, but it’s set to expire at the same time.
The state’s lockdown exacerbated problems with human trafficking, officials said Friday, and made it much harder for victims to escape and find housing and other services.
California announced it will offer residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccination that they can use as proof they got the shot.