Category: California

California Churches Defy Lockdown Order: Christ Is Head of the Church
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California Churches Defy Lockdown Order: Christ Is Head of the Church

Flickr/Word of Life Fellowship Two churches in California are defying Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders to keep their doors closed because of the coronavirus, including Grace Community Church in a Los Angeles suburb, where Pastor John MacArthur posted a letter on Friday titled, “Christ, Not Caesar, Is Head of the Church.” MacArthur laid out his “biblical…

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California Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google
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California Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google

California, the home state of Silicon Valley, reportedly opened an antitrust investigation against Internet giant Google on Tuesday. Until today, California joined Alabama as the only states not investigating Google’s business practices. California has reportedly launched its own antitrust investigation against Google as Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have started investigations against the…

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Poised to Release 8,000 Prisoners
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Poised to Release 8,000 Prisoners

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has already released thousands of prisoners into communities across the state and now he is poised to release as many as 8,000 more by end of July, a move said to be necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This development, which the state announced on Friday, comes after the head…

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California Town Banishes Christian Church from Downtown Area
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California Town Banishes Christian Church from Downtown Area

The city of Salinas, California, is forcing an evangelical Christian church to sell its downtown property, saying it does not fit in with the new look of the town. New Harvest Christian Fellowship bought the building in early 2018 after its congregation outgrew a space the church had been renting for more than 25 years.…

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California Legislature Repeals Proposition 209; Places Race-based Affirmative Action on Ballot
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California Legislature Repeals Proposition 209; Places Race-based Affirmative Action on Ballot

Nick Ut / Associated Press The California State Senate passed a constitutional amendment on Wednesday to repeal Proposition 209, a ballot initiative passed in 1996 to prevent the state from discriminating on the basis of race for any purpose. Effectively, Prop 209 prevents race-based affirmative action in state contracts, government jobs, and university admissions. It…

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California: Gavin Newsom Orders Vote-by-Mail for November Election
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California: Gavin Newsom Orders Vote-by-Mail for November Election

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday signed an executive order permitting all registered voters in the Golden State to vote by mail in the upcoming presidential election, citing concerns stemming from the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. “I signed an executive order that will allow every registered voter in California to receive a mail-in ballot,” Newsom…

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California turns to vote-by-mail to keep residents safe come November
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California turns to vote-by-mail to keep residents safe come November

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday that his state would issue a mail-in ballot to every registered voter for November’s election. Newsom issued the decision as an executive order in coordination with other California officials. The order will require all county election officials to provide mail-in ballots to voters, but it also provisions for in-person…

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