California

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Larry Elder, the leading GOP candidate vying to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom, said he doesn't think it's necessary for young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or for children to wear masks at school, and he vowed to repeal any mask or vaccine mandates for California's state workers if he is elected to replace the Democratic governor in the September 14 special election. ...
Two families from California's Cajon Valley Union School District are potentially still trapped in Afghanistan while six others have been safely evacuated. ...
In a California recall election speech by current Gov. Gavin Newsom, he contrasts his COVID-19 leadership to the pandemic crises occurring in some GOP-run states. Rep. Karen Bass, House Judiciary Committee member, and Christine Pelosi, California DNC member, join Joy Reid on the importance of getting out the vote, sharing their view that GOP candidate Larry Elder would be disastrous for America if he won the governorship. ...
A record number of 44 cargo ships are anchored outside the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports as labor shortages, holiday anticipation and Covid-19-related disruptions snarl maritime trade. ...

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