- Governor Gavin Newsom signed an Executive Order Wednesday aimed at easing supply chain congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Newsom said in a statement, "California's ports are critical to our local, state and national economies, and the state is taking action to support goods movement in the face of global disruptions." The executive order calls on state agencies to find state-owned properties and other locations that could help alleviate short-term storage needs for shipping containers.
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told shipping companies to avoid bottlenecks at west coast ports and come to Florida. At a news conference in Jacksonville on Tuesday morning De Santis said there is no waiting to unload at Florida's ports. Some ships have been waiting weeks off the coast of California to off-load cargo at Los Angeles and Long Beach. DeSantis said Florida can help relieve the supply chain slowdown.
- In Northern California, forecasters are calling for heavy rain and snow at some ski resorts as a series of storms are barreling toward the West Coast that could bring up to a foot of rain in the drought-stricken region. Dangerous debris flows are also being predicted in areas where the soil was eroded by this summer's massive wildfires. Forecasters say the storms could last over three days, dropping 12 inches of rain in Northern California and up to three feet of snow in the Sierra Mountains.
- The Sacramento City Council is voting this week to apply for funding to convert a motel at 11th and H street into a 92-unit homeless housing, even as some members express concerns and hoped to delay the vote.
- NY Times’ Tom Friedman says Democrats struggling because they've ‘gone too far to the left.’
- Lawmakers get into a heated exchange over the investigation of the January 6th insurrection.
- The Biden Administration is reportedly flying migrant children to New York from Texas in an effort to discreetly resettle them across the region. One woman living near the border shares what she's witnessed.