Home Sport Newsom: California reopening plan to get a new, green tier

Newsom: California reopening plan to get a new, green tier


I’m Winston Gieseke, philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, and I’ve been waiting all day for this storm to hit SoCal. We sure could use a little rain here in the desert. In the meantime, here are some the latest headlines from the Golden State.

Fun fact: According to california.com, this great state of ours was actually an independent country — known as the independent California Republic — for one month in 1846.

In California brings you top Golden State stories and commentary from across the USA TODAY Network and beyond. Get it free, straight to your inbox.

California reopening plan is getting a green tier

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address from Dodger Stadium Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Los Angeles.

When Kermit the Frog sang “It’s not easy being green,” he probably wasn’t predicting the COVID-19 pandemic, but his words seem highly prescient in light of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s news Wednesday about adding a new tier to the color-coded reopening blueprint: green.

“We are working, quite literally, on a green tier,” Newsom said from a Southern California vaccination site, “and have been now for a number of months, in anticipation of this bright light at the end of this tunnel.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here