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Gov. Newsom is proposing to spend California’s $100 billion windfall on schools, small businesses, homelessness and more, while campaigning against the recall at the same time.
In a CalMatters and Milken Institute event, experts explored the economic disparities highlighted by the pandemic and how state policies can foster a more equitable post-COVID future of work.
CalMatters Commentary - California lost population last year, but it’s not a sudden event. Rather, the state has been heading that way for decades.
Solvang, Buellton and Goleta library branches will reopen to the public in limited capacity on June 2 after a 15-month closure due to the pandemic, a spokeswoman for Goleta Valley Library announced this week.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated job displacement and unemployment trends in California — precipitated by advancements in technology and …
CalMatters Commentary - Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive orders are an experiment in parliamentary government that will be decided by courts and voters.
CalMatters Commentary - California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $100 billion “California Comeback Plan” might help him beat a recall effort.
CalMatters Commentary - The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be easing in California, but its effects will linger, including a worsening of the state’s housing crisis.
In-person visitations at the Santa Barbara County Jail will resume next week, more than a year after they were halted, although durations are limited and visitors must follow COVID-19 health guidelines.
In light of the pandemic and shifting community needs, the Santa Maria Arts Council decided to restructure their grantmaking strategy in order to provide more support for school arts programs and teachers.
In March 2020, weeks into the pandemic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital was scrambling to understand the deadly new disease. It appeared to be killing more Black and brown patients than whites. For Latinos, there was an additional warning sign: language.
California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have taken radically different approaches to the pandemic and the vaccination ca…
As more Americans every day are inoculated, a tiny but growing number are contending with the disturbing experience of getting covid despite having had one shot, or even two. In data released Thursday, the CDC reported that at least 5,800 people had fallen ill or tested positive for the coronavirus two weeks or more after they completed both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
What about all the people — a number estimated to be in the millions — who now possess some degree of immunity because they recovered from covid-19? The CDC recommends that everyone — vaccinated, recovered or otherwise — wear a mask in public.
Kurt Hixenbaugh, 49, who owns Vino et Amicis in Old Town Orcutt, was charged with two counts of violating the state's stay-at-home emergency health order and two counts of violating the county health officer's order on Dec. 11, 2020, and Jan. 21, 2021, according to the complaint filed March 26.
With COVID-19 vaccine distribution picking up for Santa Barbara County residents, hope is finally on the horizon – but the consequences of the pandemic are far from over. The Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF) remains committed to assisting those hit hardest by the pandemic, including small businesses.
We are working hard to get answers about the impact and reaction to the coronavirus in Santa Barbara County, this is a collection of those stories.
Cabrillo AD Gary West, who noted that the decision is not based on COVID-19 protocols, said the Cabrillo coaching staff felt the players needed an extra week of preparation.
In the early weeks of 2021, Californians are staying home way more than we did in our pre-pandemic life. Even so, we’re heading out to shop, dine and work far more now than in March 2020, when state officials issued the first sweeping stay-at-home order, or the dark period that followed the winter holidays, when we hunkered down as covid-19 caseloads exploded.
Righetti High School's long-awaited season-opening football game at Arroyo Grande has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Righetti program, the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District announced Tuesday.
With more than 520,000 in the nation lost to the coronavirus, the United States has millions of people whose grief is compounded because families — which, in her case, includes her daughter's fiancé and two young children — have been unable to publicly celebrate the lost lives with in-person memorials.