Tag - Gavin Newsom

Newsom names three Indian Americans to key posts


Sacramento, CA: California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed three Indian Americans to key posts in his administration. Hemant Dhingra, of Clovis, has been appointed to the Medical Board of California. Dhingra has been Chief of Medical Staff at the Saint Agnes Medical Center of Fresno since 2023. Dhingra is a member of the American Society...

Historic victory for Hindu Americans: California Caste Bill SB-403 vetoed by Governor Newsom


On Saturday, October 7, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed SB-403, the so-called California Caste Bill. In response to the news, the Hindu American Foundation issued the following statements:     Samir Kalra, HAF Managing Director stated:    “Today, we at the Hindu American Foundation join South Asians across California and the Hindu American community in offering our heartfelt appreciation to...

Indian-Americans urge California to veto anti-caste discrimination bill


Scores of Indian Americans held a peaceful protest rally in the State Capital of Sacramento urging California Governor Gavin Newsom to veto the anti-caste discrimination bill, recently passed by the State Assembly, which they asserted is discriminatory and targets the Indians in general and Hindus in particular. If signed into law by Governor Newsom, California...

Governors hold inaugural convening of Reproductive Freedom Alliance


Vow to continue to strengthen and expand abortion care    The Reproductive Freedom Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of governors committed to protecting and expanding access to reproductive health care in their states, held its inaugural governor-level convening in Los Angeles. Attending governors shared progress and best practices in their states and reaffirmed their commitment to working together...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom offers to help negotiate Hollywood strike


Sacramento, Calif.: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has contacted all sides of the strikes that have hobbled Hollywood, his office said Wednesday, offering to help broker a deal to restart an industry that is crucial to keeping the state’s economy humming amid signs of weakness. So far, neither studio executives nor actors and writers have shown...

California Assembly Speaker Rendon to step down


Sacramento, Calif.: Until Monday, only two politicians had lasted at least seven years as speaker of the California Assembly: A U.S. Navy veteran who was so powerful that people called him “Big daddy;” and a lawyer who was so confident he nicknamed himself the “Ayatollah.” Now, joining Jesse Unruh and Willie Brown is Anthony Rendon,...

Bill making oil companies liable for some health problems blocked in California


Sacramento, Calif.: California lawmakers blocked two big environmental bills Thursday: One that would have ramped up the state’s emissions targets, and another that would have made oil companies liable for the health problems of people who live close to oil wells. They are among the hundreds of bills that did not survive the Legislature’s suspense...

California, drugmaker partner to produce affordable insulin


Downey, Calif.: The state of California and a generic drug manufacturer announced a 10-year partnership Saturday to produce affordable, state-branded insulin that they hope will rival longtime producers and push down prices for a medication used by millions of Americans. The product is not expected on store shelves until at least next year, and it...

Staggering snowfall in California mountains


Los Angeles: Emergency crews in California scrambled Wednesday to shuttle food and medicine to mountain communities stranded by back-to-back winter storms that have dumped so much snow some residents can barely see out their windows. In San Bernardino County east of Los Angeles, around-the-clock plowing is underway but it could take more than a week to reach...