Hollywood celebrities exempt from California lockdown orders
Newsom’s office said that the order would not apply to workers in the entertainment industry, saying those workers were deemed "essential."
Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide curfew for California to combat spiking coronavirus numbers even though California's 4.6% positive infection rate remains lower than the 9.8% positivity rate across the U.S. as a whole.
The gathering celebrated the 50th birthday party of Jason Kinney, a lobbyist and close friend of the governor.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has recently signed a piece of legislation forcing publicly traded companies based in the state to have at least one "racially, ethnically or otherwise diverse" director by 2021.
California now allows for men to "opt-in" to women's prisons, removed protections protecting minors from sexual predators, and has opened the door to funding medical transition for minors.
The announcement left many wondering how a state with mandated rolling blackouts and an aging power grid will be able to keep up with the additional power requirements.
Newsom signed a bill effectively reducing penalties for those who commit sexual offenses with minors. This comes as he has blamed climate crisis for wildfires, saying that it is not an ideology but a reality.
After asking state workers to reduce their wages in May, California Gov. Gavin Newsom continued to collect his full monthly salary of nearly $20,000 despite promising to take a pay cut in solidarity.