Here at Access, we have been on a break for about a month. Within that month there have been many things that have happened in the news. Whether it be local, national, or worldwide. The last time I wrote for Access was back in late June 2019 and it was a very busy news month that we’d like to catch up on.

Recently, In the state of California, Governor Gavin Newsom has been active in changing many things in the state. Governor Gavin Newsom appeared at Sacramento City College to speak on about new plans he has come up with to help improve financial aid for community college students.

Governor Gavin Newsom mentioned increasing financial aid by $280 million, creating a child savings plan, and aid for students to graduate on time. But most notably making two years of community college completely free. With only 38 percent of transfer students getting a bachelor’s in a six year period, Newsom believes this could help increase that number significantly.

In Sacramento, recently a local bar called Dive Bar has been under fire when a woman by the name of Angel Gonzalez went on social media to accuse one of the Dive Bar bartenders of drugging one of her drinks. Since then four other women have replied to the tweet withs similar stories.

“I will continue to find out who/why so many people, along with myself, have had these blackouts over this one drink at the Dive Bar,” Said Angel Gonzalez in a tweet on July 17. “This isn’t over. I’m not giving up. Promised.”

This story will continue as the Sacramento Police are now investigating the Bar over the accusations put forth by Angel Gonzalez.

In another story for Sacramento, Mayor Darrel Steinberg announced he his sending out a proposal to Governor Gavin Newsom to have an enforceable statewide “right to shelter,” mandate that would make sure that communities have enough space for shelters or housing to accommodate homeless populations.

“You know me well enough to know that I’m far from satisfied. We have a lot of work left to do,” Said Darrel Steinberg in an interview with the Sacramento Bee. “We cannot wait for the long-term housing strategy in the state of California to take effect and to get people inside.

The month of June and July were full of many different news stories which we here at access aim to cover soon. Now that we are back and ready to get to reporting we will be here providing you the most recent news in Sacramento and beyond.

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