Government & Politics

Newsom Lifts Stay-At-Home Order; Outdoor Dining Legal Again

Governor Gavin Newsom has lifted the stay-at-home order he imposed on December 3, in response to the surging number of COVID-19 cases in  attempt to prevent hospital ICUs from being overwhelmed.  Among other things, the stay-at-home order had banned outdoor dining – a blow to restaurants already reeling from Newsom’s on-again/off-again shutdowns and continuously changing re-opening guidelines. Lifting the order ...

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Q & A On Othena, The County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Platform

Othena Q+A from the OC Health Care Agency: What is Othena? The Othena.com site is where interested individuals can register for vaccinations and schedule appointments. To continue their journey with a richer experience, individuals can then download the free Othena app on their smartphones. The app can remind individuals of their appointment day, allow them to reschedule, scan a quick ...

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More Than 23,000 COVID-19 Vaccines Administered At Disneyland Resort Super POD In First 5 Days

Since opening on Wednesday, January 13, the Disneyland Resort Super POD COVID-19 vaccination center has given coronavirus vaccinations to approximately 23,000 people as of yesterday. 9,000 vaccinations were given on Friday, January 15, alone.  When combined with vaccinations at the prior site located at the North Net Training Facility (a firefighter training center), 28,000 vaccines have been done. The vaccinations ...

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Disneyland To Host First COVID Vaccination “Super Pod” Center in OC

From the County of Orange: In a vital step to help battle the spread of COVID-19, the County of Orange has established the first large Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. “The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super ...

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Medical Experts Speak On Lockdown Efficacy At Re-OpenCal Conference, January 8-10

Do Governor Newsom’s constantly changing lockdown rules and policies comport with our constitutional rights? Is there a better way to protect those vulnerable to COVID while lifting damaging restrictions on economic activity and the education of our youth? These and other pressing policy questions will be discussed by scientific and legal experts at a January 8-10 public policy conference organized ...

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State Launches $500 Million COVID-19 Relief Grant Fund For Businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the creation of a $500 million COVID-19 Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Funds will be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of ...

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Councilman Trevor O’Neil Blasts Latest Newsom COVID Lockdown Strategy

Following the swearing in of the new and re-elected councilmembers last night, District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil used the council comments portion of the meeting to take aim at the latest in Governor Newsom’s ever-changing criteria and strategies for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: We have now been subjected to another stay at home order that is just crushing our ...

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