Saturday night, July 4, protesters in Sacramento’s Capitol Park tore down a longstanding statue of St. Junípero Serra, our nation’s first Hispanic saint, one of the founders of the modern state of California, and a tireless advocate for the rights of native Americans.
Today, Wednesday, July 1, Governor Newsom provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and made important announcements regarding rolling back some of the county variances to stop the spread of the virus (read more from the CA Dept of Public Health here). The Governor began his talk by noting the COVID-19 virus is spreading at a rate that is very concerning, which has led him and county public health officials to take specific actions to stop the spread.
Today, Tuesday, June 30, Governor Newsom provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, speaking from a hotel in Pittsburg, California, a suburb located in Contra Costa County. The Governor began by stating he would update the audience on key indicators related to the COVID-19 pandemic, would make an announcement that would explain why he was speaking from the front of a hotel in the Bay Area, and answer media questions.
Today, Monday, June 29, Governor Newsom provided a live update on the COVID-19 pandemic where he updated state infection rates, discussed changes to the state’s watch list, and provided information to help the audience understand how the watch list works, conditions under which a county enters the watch list, and how the state provides technical assistance.
Today, Thursday, June 25, Governor Newsom provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic announcing the release of the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, models, and inviting the healthcare community and citizen scientists and coders to work with the data and models and participate in improving existing tools and developing new tools to help the state and the public through the pandemic (read more
Today, Wednesday, June 24, Governor Newsom provided a special 11 a.m. live update regarding COVID-19; however, he began with a reminder of the power of Mother Nature, as he reported the Central Valley was shaken by a 5.8 temblor this morning.
SACRAMENTO – The California Catholic Conference of Bishops has issued the following statement in response to the removal of St. Junipero Serra statues in the state:
Today, Monday, June 22, Governor Newsom provided a live update on COVID-19, as the state and many counties are experiencing an increase in the positivity rate, which is the true measure of whether the virus is spreading, versus an increase in positive tests due to an increase in testing. The positivity rate is the total number of people tested, divided by the total number of positive tests.
Bishops from throughout the state of California will release a video today reenacting the Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism and ask God’s help in eliminating it.
It is also intended to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragic killings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, and the Juneteenth holiday this Friday, celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.