Check out today's headlines on FlashReport! Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Dear John, CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE FR MAIN PAGE [Note: The above link takes you to the current page. You would have to toggle the date on the site if the headlines below have cycled out.] The FlashReport Main Page has been updated with all of the big stories in California... The FlashReport Blog is constantly updated with over 24 different correspondents penning items of interest to those who follow California politics and policy... THE HEADLINES: AP: California lawmakers OK payment for voter outreach campaign AP: California OKs $600 stimulus payments for 5.7 million people SDUT: California legislators approve $7.6 billion COVID-19 package, including $600 stimulus checks CG: Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Ordering All 2021 Elections by Mail – Including Recall AP: GOP working to block Biden’s health care pick; Dems unfazed NR: What Kind of Bully Harasses Nuns? Becerra's Quest for Health Care for Illegal Immigrants CalM: Who is Xavier Becerra? What his California record reveals about Biden’s top health pick CapWkly: Speculation swirls over Becerra’s replacement CG: Proposed ‘Excise Tax’ Intentional Effort to Subvert the Will of California Voters? CG: Los Angeles Public School Parents, Students Protest Against Schools Not Reopening EdS: Rising tensions, heated words add pressure to reach a deal soon on reopening California schools | EdSource SJMN: Coronavirus school outbreak study by CDC ties spread to teachers FresBee: Is COVID-19 keeping California students from going to college? Here are the numbers LAT $: Families demand wider school reopening as LAUSD moves toward limited in-person instruction LADN: LAUSD superintendent believes April 9 reopening still feasible for elementary schools CalM: Immigration detention centers showcase California’s vaccine chaos AP: Newsom pledges more vaccines for Central Valley farmworkers FresBee: ‘Glitch’ in California vaccine website sent people to Valley county that denied them shots LAT $: Newsom touts Long Beach as COVID model for vaccines, schools - Los Angeles Times OCReg: Coronavirus tracker: California reported 3,495 new cases, 228 new deaths and 149 fewer hospitalizations Feb. 21 LADN: LA County’s daily case count falls below 1,000 for first time since October FresBee: Lawsuit seeks to stop ICE’s use of private guards to make California immigration arrests AP: California inspectors find ‘deficiencies’ at virus test lab BreitbartCA: California’s Coronavirus Testing Lab Has ‘Significant Deficiencies’60 SDUT: What you need to know about the attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom SacBee: How California Democrats could delay a Gavin Newsom recall CG: New Proposed Bills Extending Paid Sick Leave Reason: California's YIMBYs Forgo Big State Upzoning Bill In Favor of Wonkier, More Modest Reforms Reason: There Has Been a Mind-Boggling Amount of Unemployment Fraud Since the CARES Act Passed CalM: Burgeoning child care union secures COVID-19 relief funding approval PE: Cal State San Bernardino student who suffered heatstroke during class run wins $39.5 million settlement PE: Mother of ‘ER’ actress killed by South Pasadena police settles for $450,000 SJMN: Santa Clara County to allow prep football, other outdoor sports, following California’s lifting of COVID-19 restrictions FresBee: California passes bill allocating $1.4 million to track anti-Asian bias and hate crimes SJMN: Santa Clara County is model for plan to give $1,000 a month to California foster youth OCReg: Tax hike on employers isn’t necessary as state enjoys revenue windfall Why California Needs To Recall Gov. Newsom OCReg: The future is now for gig-based entrepreneurship CalM: School reopening row nears climax CG: Gov. Newsom’s Cruel, Indefinite Lockdown of Californians 340 Days Later NR: Teachers’ Unions Make the Case for School Choice NR: Fauci Is Not Your God OCReg: California’s failed policies are crushing and driving out nonprofits NR: Andrew Cuomo Is Everything the Press Accused Ron DeSantis of Being SacBee: To restore trust, Sacramento County must release investigator’s reports on CEO Nav Gill SacBee: Sacramento got no COVID vaccines last week due to storms. What it means for appointments SacBee: Sacramento City Unified announces target dates to reopen schools SFC: East Bay city wants to open a homeless RV site at a mostly vacant mall SFC: Parents have complained about S.F. school board. Could an effort to recall them work? SJMN: San Jose Police chief search narrowed to insiders and Pittsburgh police vet CalM: Up in smoke: Burns in San Joaquin Valley vineyards, orchards may finally end FresBee: Tulare County sheriff wants to clear a homeless camp. Those living there are pushing back FresBee: Fresno Unified launches ‘pricey’ COVID-19 testing program. Is there a cheaper way? FresBee: Fresno County may appoint a new clerk on Tuesday. Here’s what we know FresBee: Lee Brand, Fresno’s former mayor, finally reveals fate of campaign war chest Stanislaus County reopens COVID vaccination clinics. Who is eligible this week? Why does Modesto’s next mayor, Sue Zwahlen, see hope for better days? CalCoast: New coronavirus cases drop 40% in SLO County, in one week VCStar $: Ventura County hits target for K-6 reopening VCStar $: COVID-19: 344 new cases over weekend, 12 deaths LADN: Cattle prods, other rodeo implements could be banned under motion in LA City Council OCReg: Sexual predator takes plea deal in murders of two 6-year-olds after LA district attorney reverses course OCReg: Anaheim Convention Center opening for vaccinations; other sites waiting for delayed supplies VOC: OC Leaders Secretly Approved Over $200 Million in Covid Contracts; Voice of OC is Getting the Public a Peek at Where it Went OCReg: Coronavirus: Orange County reported 253 new cases, 38 new deaths as of Feb. 22 SBSun: Redistricting in San Bernardino to include 21 public meetings on new maps SBSun: New coronavirus vaccine super site opens in San Bernardino County PE: Poll: 4 in 5 Inland voters favor requiring masks to fight coronavirus SDUT: San Diego approves $92.2M in rent relief VOSD: New Numbers Shed Light on Potential Impact of Vacation Rental Proposal SDUT: Petco Park vaccine superstation to reopen Tuesday VOSD: SDPD’s Previously Untested Rape Kits Are Yielding DNA Hits SDUT: San Diego Unified expected to release reopening timeline, updated plans Tuesday Click here to read these stories at the FlashReport site! 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