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May, 2020

  • 30 May

    Newsom allows extension of local eviction moratoriums in California through July 28

    -Editorial Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through July 28. The order also addresses a variety of issues in response to the pandemic, by extending the waiver permitting the Department of Motor Vehicles to …

  • 30 May

    Space Program Returns After Nearly a Decade Thanks to Space X

    -Editorial  On a historic day the U.S. space program, a spacecraft designed, built, owned, and operated by a private company — SpaceX — blasted off Saturday with two NASA astronauts aboard — the first purely private sector launch to orbit in space history. It was also the first launch of …

  • 28 May

    New Report Reveals the Impact of COVID-19 Across the US Immigration System

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— A new report released this week by the American Immigration Council examines major changes to the U.S. immigration system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique challenges the pandemic has created for noncitizens and government agencies. The report, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Noncitizens and …

  • 25 May

    Newsom issues guidelines for California religious places to reopen

    -Editorial Places of worship have been closed for nearly two months in California leaving many people without a place to worship and congregate. California released the guidelines for places of worship on May 25. This guidance does not obligate places of worship to resume in-person activity but it gives them …

  • 25 May

    SpaceX Will Begin a New Era of Space Exploration

    -Editorial With the scheduled launch of two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, SpaceX aims to propel the U.S. into a historic new era of commercially led space exploration. No company has flown commercially developed vehicles to take humans to the international space station. If successful, it would be a resounding …

  • 24 May

    San Diego Area Casinos Are Open Again

    -Editorial Long lines at Viejas Casino and Resort were seen this week as casinos opened again. Weeks have passed since COVID-19 forced businesses and entertainment venues to close down. As people got anxious to go out and have fun while they try to stop the spread of COVID, the San …

  • 22 May

    IVC and Imperial County Health Department Release Joint Statement

    -Editorial The Imperial County Public Health Department has started the process to establish a Federal Medical Station (FMS) at the Imperial Valley College gym. This is an effort to respond to a surge of patients requiring hospitalization. The opening of a Federal Medical Station is the result of coordination efforts …

  • 14 May

    Movie Theaters Are Still Important to Production Studios

    -Editorial Warner Bros. was seriously considering forgoing the planned theater run of Wonder Woman sequel and follow Universal Pictures’ lead to put some of the movies OnDemand. The preference was still to release the movie theatrically but executives are considering a streaming alternative” aside from HBO Max. Studios like Universal …

  • 12 May

    California has Conducted Over 1 Million Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

    -Editorial  As a result of California scaling up its COVID-19 testing capacity in recent weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that more than 1 million diagnostic tests for the virus have been conducted statewide. Just over a month ago, the Governor set an ambitious goal to increase testing to 25,000 …

  • 5 May

    NFL to Schedule all 2020 games in United States

    -Editorial The National Football League announced today that it will schedule all 2020 games in the United States in order for the entire season to be played in NFL teams’ stadia under consistent protocols focused on the well-being of players, personnel and fans. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made this decision …