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A Safe Super Bowl Sunday is CHP’s Goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Football fans may have to come up with a new game plan for this year’s Super Bowl festivities, but the California Highway Patrol (CHP) still reminds everyone to put safety first. California’s public health recommendations encourage residents to gather outdoors and with no more than three households.  In addition, Californians should stay close to home and limit ...

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Madera County in Purple Tier After Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

MADERA – The San Joaquin Valley Regional stay-at-home order has been lifted effective today, 1/25/2021. Read the full press release from CDPH here. Madera County has returned back to the purple tier. In this tier, many indoor business operations remain closed. Effective immediately in Madera County – Personal services may resume (including hair salons, barbershops, massage services, and nail salons) ...

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California Dept. of Public Health Lifts Regional Stay at Home Order

SACRAMENTO – Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California. Four-week ICU capacity projections for these three regions are above 15%, the threshold that ...

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California Highway Patrol Goes on Tactical Alert

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray today issued the following statement announcing the CHP would go on tactical alert ahead of the upcoming Presidential Inauguration:   “For many months, the CHP has worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the outcome of the election will be respected and that any protests which ...

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First Application Round Ends for Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Second application round begins February 2nd Sacramento, CA – California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), today announced that Round 1 for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has closed. With more than 300,000 applications successfully completed, application approval notifications will be sent out Friday, January 15 ...

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A Reminder to Recreate Responsibly During MLK Weekend and Amidst the Ongoing Pandemic

Responsible recreation practices should be maintained at all times. VALLEJO, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service and California State Parks invite Californians to do their part to ensure safe and healthy outdoor experiences during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and amidst the ongoing pandemic. Simple actions such as staying local, planning ahead, and following social distancing guidelines, can ...

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California Relief Grant for Small Business’ Application Deadline Extended Until January 13th.

SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom announced the creation of a $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to provide grants up to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development through the Office of the Small Business Advocate has launched its portal and website. This website ...

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Californians Ring in The New Year With New Traffic Safety Laws

SACRAMENTO – As 2020 comes to a close, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to highlight some new roadway safety laws that take effect in 2021. License points for distracted driving (AB 47, Daly; 2019): Using a cell phone in a handheld manner while driving is currently punishable by a fine. Beginning July 1, 2021, violating the hands-free law for ...

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CHP Joins With Law Enforcement Throughout The West to Help Usher in a Safe New Year

SACRAMENTO – With California advising residents to stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings and not travel significant distances to reverse the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, New Year’s Eve 2020 may look noticeably different than years past. One thing that will look familiar: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be out removing impaired drivers from the road and ...

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CHP Announces $27 Million Available to Combat Impaired Driving

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced the availability of nearly $27 million in grant funds to help local communities combat impaired driving. The funding is the result of Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which provided specified cannabis tax funding to the CHP to administer local grants for education, prevention, and ...

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