California Governor Commutes Sentences, Including For Murder

Suzanne Johnson, 75, of San Diego County, has served 22 years for assault on a child causing death, while 64-year-old Joann Parks of Los Angeles County, has served 27 years but denies setting a fire in her home that resulted in the deaths of her three young children.

Coronavirus cases keep surging as California officials move to protect workers and renters

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Friday that UPS will pay for, deliver and pick up COVID-19 kits to residents who meet the criteria for testing. The program, which could start as early as next week, could allow Los Angeles to test thousands more people every day, he said.

Newsom says California needs 30,000 more hospital beds than anticipated for coronavirus patients

“We’re looking at bending the curve. We’re looking at interventions that work,” Newsom said. “As a consequence of updating our models, we are looking to significantly increase our procurement of assets, specifically beds, throughout our healthcare delivery system.”

California DMV is scaling back over coronavirus. Some employees say it’s not enough

As DMV field offices have scaled back their visits, some agency employees have voiced concern over risking their health while working in offices in close proximity to customers who may have been exposed to COVID-19. The DMV closed its Riverside call center — one of three in the state — for a cleaning Tuesday after […]

California DMV closing all field offices to public to stem spread of coronavirus, memo says

“The DMV is concerned about the health and safety of its customers, including seniors and those at risk for COVID-19,” the agency said in a statement. The agency did not provide a date when field offices would reopen to the public, but said it plans to expand online services in the meantime.

Trump approves declaration of major disaster in California over coronavirus

The rapid-fire announcements came as Los Angeles County on Sunday reported an additional death related to the virus that causes COVID-19, the county’s fifth. The Culver City resident was older than 65 and had underlying health conditions, the county Department of Public Health said.

Get in line now. California’s DMV is really, really behind in issuing Real IDs

Newsom, whose office did not respond to a request for comment on the issue Thursday, has boosted the DMV budget by $200 million this year, allowing the hiring of more than 700 additional employees and reducing wait times from their peak in the summer of 2018.

California DMV leadership overhauled over long lines and poor service

The strike team embarked on a redesign of the DMV’s website to be more user friendly, approved the acceptance of credit cards at some field offices starting in September and streamlined the customer experience, creating a new personalized mailer for customers to help them get through their five-year and 10-year license renewals.

Can a Silicon Valley entrepreneur fix California’s troubled DMV? Newsom is banking on it

Gordon said his immediate goal is to stabilize an agency struggling to accommodate a flood of customers seeking a Real ID, a new driver’s license and identification card required for airline passengers starting in late 2020. As many as 28 million Californians may apply for the new ID in the next year, Gordon said.

Alyssa Milano Bashes President Donald Trump for His California Wildfire Response

0commentsIn his place, he installed Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who has been outspoken in opposition to the Mueller investigation. Whitaker has written various articles and opinion pieces describing how a different attorney could quash the investigation and keep the president out of legal trouble.