Melody Gutierrez

state government and politics reporter for the Los Angeles Times

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Writer for the Los Angeles Times and political reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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In January, Governor Gavin Newsom announced big plans to have Blue Shield of California oversee the state’s vaccination program by the end of March.

Many counties oppose Gov. Newsom’s plan to let Blue Shield run California’s COVID vaccine program

In January, Governor Gavin Newsom announced big plans to have Blue Shield of California oversee the state’s vaccination program by the end of March.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom is partnering with Blue Shield and Kaiser to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.

Blue Shield’s COVID vaccine plan centralizes a fragmented system. Counties worry about the algorithm

Governor Gavin Newsom is partnering with Blue Shield and Kaiser to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some of the governor’s spending is now coming under scrutiny, especially a deal he struck with Chinese car company BYD to buy masks.

California struck a face mask deal with a Chinese company. Where are those masks?

Some of the governor’s spending is now coming under scrutiny, especially a deal he struck with Chinese car company BYD to buy masks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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