Author: Jeffrey Cawood

California School District Agrees To Change Logo Depicting Christopher Columbus ‘Santa Maria’ Ship

Officials serving a school district in Santa Maria, California, recently decided to replace a logo that depicts La Santa Maria, the largest of the three Spanish ships used by explorer Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Although the town has no connection to Columbus, the Santa Maria City Council […]

Riding Post-Recall Mandate, Newsom Bans Most Single-Family-Only Zoning In California

Less than 48 hours after squashing an attempt to oust him from office, California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom signed sweeping housing legislation on Thursday afternoon that reportedly bans single-family-only zoning in most neighborhoods across the state. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Newsom “essentially abolished single-family zoning in California – and green-lighted a series […]

Schoolkids Give ‘Energized’ Newsom Rock Star Treatment After Recall Attempt Fails

In what a reporter on the scene described as a “carefully orchestrated appearance,” students from an Oakland elementary school gave California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom the rock star treatment the day after he survived a recall attempt to oust him from office. A staff photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle captured images of a masked […]

Biden Meets With High-Profile CEOs In ‘Rallying Cry’ To Sway Businesses To Support Vax Mandates

Less than a week after announcing a vaccine mandate for private sector companies that employ at least 100 workers, Democratic President Joe Biden met with high-profile CEOs and other corporate leaders at the White House on Wednesday to persuade businesses to back the requirement. According to CNBC, Microsoft president Brad Smith, Disney CEO Bob Chapek, […]

Evangelical Lutheran Church Installs First Transgender Bishop During Ceremony In San Francisco

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) installed its first openly transgender bishop on Saturday during a ceremony at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco with 65 bishops and more than 150 pastors in attendance. Bishop Megan Rohrer will lead the Sacramento-based Sierra Pacific Synod, which includes almost 200 congregations in California and Nevada. The 41-year-old […]

Board Members Of Nation’s 2nd-Largest Public School District ‘Leaning Toward’ Student Vax Mandate: Report

Students ages 12 and older enrolled in the nation’s second-largest public school district could soon be subject to mandatory vaccinations. As the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday, five of the seven Los Angeles Board of Education members “appear at least to be leaning toward” requiring eligible students be vaccinated against COVID-19. The article said […]