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New California law requires kitchen scraps to be recycled this year

Along with cardboard, cans and bottles, San Diegans will be recycling fish bones, vegetable peels and eggshells under a state law taking effect this year.

Large grocery stores and other businesses will begin donating their unused edibles to food banks. And residents will be putting kitchen scraps into recycling bins for delivery to composting sites instead of landfills.

Chris Ward promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the CA State Assembly

Chris Ward promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the CA State Assembly

I was excited this past week to receive word I have been promoted to Assistant Majority Leader of the State Assembly for the coming year! Through this role, I will have a stronger position to make sure essential pieces of legislation supporting climate, housing, and other critical areas pass the Assembly when they come to the floor.

Tony Hoang to serve as next executive director of Equality California

Tony Hoang to serve as next executive director of Equality California

First, I want to thank you. I’m honored and humbled to be named Executive Director-designate of Equality California. I can’t wait to work with each of you as we continue the fight for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality.

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.