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Visit California State Parks virtually!

Visit California State Parks virtually!

While the COVID-19 health crisis and need to slow the virus’ spread has required the closure of some of our state parks, and closed parking and modified usage at all of our parks, there are several ways to bring the beauty and history of our state parks indoors thanks to the California State Parks’ website.

Governor Newsom calls on all bars to close, says seniors should isolate

This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom called on nightclubs, bars, brewpubs, and wineries in the state to close. He also urged seniors (65 years and older) and people with chronic health conditions to isolate themselves at home as an effort to contain further spread of the coronavirus.

CA has new law that will support its LGBT senior citizens

Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law AB 2719 that will offer more federal support to CA LGBT seniors.

Governor Jerry Brown has signed  AB 2719 into California law, which broadens the definition of who is eligible to receive federal funding to older individuals to include sexual orientation and gender expression.

CA honors LGBTQ veterans with official memorial

The LGBTQ Veterans Memorial at the Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City as the official state LGBTQ veterans memorial.

California has made LGBTQ history this week, being the first state to honor LGBT veterans with a memorial. 

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2439 on Monday which officially recognizes the LGBTQ Veterans Memorial at the Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City as the official state LGBTQ veterans memorial.

Freeway in So Cal to be named after Obama

Westbound SR 134 near I-5 in Glendale.

A Southern California highway is poised to be named after former President Barack Obama.

State lawmakers have approved a bill to name a portion of 134 through Glendale, Eagle Rock and Pasadena as President Barack H. Obama Freeway reports Fox 5.

CA bakery refuses wedding cake to lesbian couple

A California bakery has faced some backlash over their refusal to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple

The owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield said she is not going to support a same-sex wedding because it doesn’t align with her religious beliefs.