April 1, 2020 (Sacramento) – Governor Gavin Newsom today said he expects that “schools will not reopen” this school year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Newsom also announced a partnership with Google to provide over 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots statewide to improve internet connectivity and help students with online learning.
May 31, 2017 (Sacramento) - California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) today won approval by the Assembly for her legislation that will require school districts to test for lead contamination in their water supplies, and to notify parents if any lead is discovered. Assembly Bill 746 was approved on a vote of 68-0.
January 17, 2017 (Sacramento) --In an effort to further safeguard California’s water quality, K-12 schools in the state can receive free testing for lead under a new initiative announced today by the State Water Resources Control Board.
June 21, 2012 -- (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:
Regional Chamber of Commerce paints hopeful picture of economic recovery (Ramona Patch)
SD Unified bringing back all laid off teachers (Voice of San Diego)
Switching on SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink (UTSanDiego)
New initiative launches in San Diego to reclaim science’s role in policy decisions (KPBS)
Helix leader Rani Goyal got $56,000 severance in settlement deal (La Mesa Patch)
The Starting Line: SDG&E’s Trojan Horse (San Diego Free Press)
UT CEO’s last media company sold interviews (CityBeat)
Man fatally stabbed in unincorporated La Mesa (La Mesa Patch)
California Dems resist Gov. Brown’s welfare plans (San Jose Mercury News)
California schools facing shorter year (Sacramento Bee)
Viewpoint: Voters have a right to know how much loopholes are costing state (Sacramento Bee)
May 30, 2012 (San Diego)- One of four candidates will succeed Nathan Fletcher when he leaves the Assembly. Republican Dustin Steiner is one candidate who hopes to represent the newly redrawn 77th District, which includes inland communities such as Tierrasanta, Scripps Ranch, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo, as well as coastal communities in Del Mar. View a map of the district: http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/voters/Eng/maps/AssemblySDCountyMap.jpg
January 22, 2012 (Washington D.C.) -- Despite pressure from the powerful U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops lobby, the White House announced today that the President would not call for an expansion of the religious exemption in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'(HHS) proposed rule regarding contraceptive coverage without cost-sharingby female employees.