New York - Let me start by thanking my Jonathan Granoff for inviting me to participate in this event.  Jonathan and I surely don’t agree on much in this area of public policy, but you may be surprised to know that he and I are old friends, including through the Engaged Buddhist community.  Jonathan and I approach nuclear weapons issues from quite different perspectives, but I have always found him willing to listen, to take ideas seriously, and to engage open-mindedly with such ideas even – indeed, especially – when they challenge preconceptions and preferences.  That is something that is all too rare in today’s political climate, particularly on these topics, which helps make it a special pleasure to be a participant here today.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of 19 California superior court judges, which include one in Butte County, 10 in Los Angeles County, one in Orange County, two in Riverside County, two in San Bernardino County, two in San Francisco County and one in Ventura County.

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $4.2 million for 14 projects to use the U.S. National Laboratories’ supercomputing resources to strengthen domestic manufacturing. Through DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program, competitively selected projects will use advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to achieve energy, material, and cost savings in manufacturing.

Sacramento, California - As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued travel advisories today urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country and encourage residents to stay local.

Washington, DC - We’re fast approaching the ninth month of the COVID-19 lockdown and if we were going to see a coronavirus Baby Boom this year, it would be starting now, says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].