Happy ordination birthday to me

Today marks the sixth anniversary of my ordination with Universal Life Church, The Monastery.  I was approached once by some friends about officiating their wedding ceremony.  They were running into some pushback from some local ministers about their same-sex marriage so they were putting feelers out to friends and family as a back up plan.  After some reflection and research I decided to take out credentials so I could marry them if they needed me to.  This ordination is completely legal in California, and in many other states, and affords me the right to officiate a wedding and sign county clerk marriage certificates.

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Gavin Newsom signs $600 stimulus package

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a comprehensive legislative package to provide urgently needed relief for individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19. This will include $600 one-time payments to low-income individuals and households and four times the available amount of relief for small businesses. Here is the 30-minute official video clip of the live signing earlier today.

With the GOP recall effort hard at work in the shadows the great state of California, with money pouring in from outside of the state, us Democrats are hard at work helping everyday people. This bill will pour $10B of direct funds and small business grants (not loans) into our pockets and bank accounts.

For information on California’s response to COVID-19, visit covid19.ca.gov.