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Baby Boomers and The Need for An Independent Lifestyle

Statistics show that most baby boomers have a strong desire to remain independent as they age. These hardworking Americans are turning their noses up at the idea of spending their golden years in a strange nursing home. They have an unshakeable yearning to live life at home as long as possible. This factor, combined with advances in modern medicine that are helping seniors live longer, has set the stage for more home care franchise opportunities than ever before.

Millions of Americans Need Home Care Right Now

Research by the University of Alabama shows that more than seven million people in the U.S. need some form of home care. This fact is bolstered by the rising trend of "aging in place." Seniors not only want to be self-sufficient - they wish to remain at home, where the surroundings are familiar and family is near. Always Best Care nurtures this need by providing quality in-home care that helps both the seniors in need and their families.

When you implement Always Best Care's proven business model, your senior care franchise in Los Angeles, CA will become a pillar in your community. You will be part of a highly regarded, reputable organization that others will respect. While you refine your reputation and earn respect, you'll be living an entrepreneurial lifestyle that lets you make a difference in other people's lives.

Recession Resistant, Essential, and Rewarding

Great entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for recession-resistant franchising opportunities. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, in-home care is now an essential service -- one that will continue to be needed, regardless of the economy. No matter what hurdles we must overcome, one thing is for sure: people will always need care.

At Always Best Care, our proven franchise model enables hundreds of dedicated franchisees the opportunity to achieve financial freedom in the most uncertain times. Our award-winning training program provides franchisees with the tools to succeed and the stability they need.

Always Best Care is one of the fastest-growing senior care franchise systems because our franchisees are more than just business owners, they are compassionate professionals dedicated to helping others. Perhaps most importantly, their home care business lets them care for people in their community while building a rewarding business for themselves.

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Corporate Support

Our experienced corporate team works with new in-home care franchise owners to provide comprehensive training for you and your staff, marketing resources, performance metrics, turnkey operating tech, systemwide benchmarking, national accounts, and customer satisfaction support.

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Local Support

Your local Area Representative and our National Directors work with all new franchisees to arrange mentoring opportunities, communications and team-building strategies, and ongoing strategic planning. That way, you have a leg up in your market and access to key resources to build your confidence as you develop your business.

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Assistance with State Licensing

Your Always Best Care franchise development specialist will make sure you have contact information in your state to complete any state licensure requirements. We link you to the nation's top health care licensure consultants, thus allowing you to discover the most cost-effective and time-efficient procedures to get your license, launch your business, and begin serving your community.

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Exclusive, Protected Territories

Each Always Best Care franchise territory is protected and exclusive to you using zip codes in your state.

Our powerful combination of corporate and local support paves a clear and proven path for new Always Best Care franchise owners to succeed. And with your initial training, field training, and ongoing support, you always have access to Always Best Care repesentatives as you grow your senior home care business.

Get Started on Your Journey

If you have made it this far, it's now time to learn more about Always Best Care and the enriching opportunity that lies ahead. If you are ready to turn your dreams of living an entrepreneurial lifestyle into reality, you're closer than ever before. By downloading our free E-Book , you're taking the exciting next steps towards building a home care business that makes a true difference in your community.

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Silver Lake’s Bar Restaurant to Close, Saying it’s ‘Time to Get Off the Ride’

Silver Lake’s Bar Restaurant is closing permanently this weekend. The onetime Sunset Boulevard hotspot is calling it quits after a final service on Saturday, June 25.The surprise shutter was announced last night on Instagram, in a post that reads in part:Thank you to all our customers, staff and friends who made this place special during the most trying ...

Silver Lake’s Bar Restaurant is closing permanently this weekend. The onetime Sunset Boulevard hotspot is calling it quits after a final service on Saturday, June 25.

The surprise shutter was announced last night on Instagram, in a post that reads in part:

Thank you to all our customers, staff and friends who made this place special during the most trying of times imaginable. We held on as long as we could, proud of what we accomplished and now sad to see it go. Frankly, it’s just time to get off the rollercoaster.

“We were white hot,” says chef and partner Doug Rankin regarding Bar Restaurant’s opening in the late fall of 2019 in the former Malo space. “Then the pandemic happened and we were shut down. The navigation of the next two years, from opening and closing and different iterations of the restaurant… we just didn’t have enough time to be who we were.”

White hot is right. In February 2020, after months of soaring sales, Rankin and owner Jeff Ellermeyer earned a glowing review from Bill Addison at the Los Angeles Times. Three weeks later restaurants were closed entirely for on-site dining, followed by waves of closures, takeaway needs, mask mandates, and staffing and supply chain issues. The restaurant did manage to seat diners for months on its large parking lot, but struggled to regain its sense of self, says Rankin.

“If everything was normal and the pandemic didn’t happen, we’d be in a very different place,” he says. “We did everything we could to keep the restaurant opening, from doing CSA boxes to family meals, to a rotisserie concept. We didn’t have enough time to form our identity and build a proper customer base.”

Eater reached out to owner Jeff Ellermeyer (also of the Echo and El Prado) regarding the closure announcement, but has not heard back.

“We held on a lot longer than a lot of other places that opened,” says Rankin. “We watched restaurants close daily, and it was really hard. We powered through, but at the end it just felt like it was time to get off the ride.”

Rankin credits his staff with keeping a brave face until the end. “A space is a space,” he says. “It’s a very different thing when you have emotional attachment to the people inside the building.” The final day of service for Bar Restaurant is Saturday, June 25.

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25+ things to do this weekend in Connecticut, June 24 - June 26

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigateThis weekend, Nutmeggers can set sail on the high seas with a cruise, jam out at a concert or attend a festival.Here are some things to do this weekend:The Maritime Aquarium offers a 90-minute ride on its hybrid-electric research boat to give guests a chance to see ocean wildlife on Saturdays until July 30.More information ab...

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This weekend, Nutmeggers can set sail on the high seas with a cruise, jam out at a concert or attend a festival.

Here are some things to do this weekend:

The Maritime Aquarium offers a 90-minute ride on its hybrid-electric research boat to give guests a chance to see ocean wildlife on Saturdays until July 30.

More information about the cruises here.

The original members of rock band Poison will be performing hits like “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” at Foxwoods on Sunday.

More information about the band here.

Guests can make their own pizzas at Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel with the help of a chef on Saturday.

More information about the workshop here.

This boat show features more than 100 traditional and wooden boats on display, as well as workshops and vendors. The show is hosted all weekend at the Mystic Seaport Museum.

More information about the boat show here.

This festival celebrates all kinds of movement by giving dancers and choreographers a medium to present their works. The festival takes place on Friday at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza.

More about information about the festival here.

Lyman Orchards is hosting a free event featuring food trucks, music and pick-your-own raspberries on Saturday.

More information about the farm here.

This faire recreates an old-world spring festival filled with jousting knights, combat and circus-style performers at the Harwinton Fairgrounds. This weekend's theme is goblins and fairies looking for photo opportunities.

More information about the faire here.

This event invites guests of all ages to swim across the Long Island Sound in order to raise money to battle cancer. It starts at 96 Cummings Point Road on Saturday.

More information about the event here.

The celebration features food trucks, fireworks and live bands. It kicks off on Saturday at Lisman Landing.

More information about the celebration here.

Country music duo A Tale of Two will be performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Westport on Saturday.

More information about the concert series here.

Returning for the first time since the pandemic, the carnival features a parade, fireworks and more. It is held all weekend at Veteran's Memorial Park.

More information about the carnival here.

This festival aims to build community spirit and support local businesses. It takes place at Kennedy Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.

More information about the festival here.

Al Stewart and his band The Empty Pockets will be performing their greatest hits, including songs from "Year of the Cat,” on Sunday at The Kate.

More information about the band here.

The Farmington Polo Club is holding its summer games every Saturday.

More information about the polo matches here.

These musical brothers have been performing ever since they were little kids. The pair will be making a stop at The Kate on Saturday.

More information about the musical duo here.

The oscar-winning pop musician, known for hits like “Endless Love” and “Lady,” will be performing at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday.

More information on the artist here.

Several gyms, libraries and community centers across the Nutmeg State regularly offer guests a free yoga session, Zumba class or self-defense class.

More information about the free classes here.

The Nutmeg State has plenty of free activities for residents and visitors alike to take advantage of, like attending a concerts or scouting out a swimming or hiking destination.

More information about some free things to do in Connecticut.

The Maritime Aquarium will be hosting a habitat filled with colorful butterflies that guests can walk through. The "Flutter Zone" will be available until Sept. 5.

More information about "Flutter Zone" here.

This farmers market features live music and cooking demonstrations. It's hosted every Saturday on the Town Hall Lawn until Oct. 1.

More information about the farmer's market here.

Connecticut offers plenty of outdoor dining, day trips and festivals during the summertime. Check our list to start checking off some items.

More information about the summer bucket list.

Splash pads across the state have turned their sprinklers on, giving kids an opportunity to cool down for free.

More information about the splash pads here.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will be hosting antique and vintage doll and toy collections starting on May 25 and lasting until Jan. 8, 2023.

More information about the dolls here.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Harbor Tour is offering cruises through Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound starting from May 26 and lasting until Sept. 4.

More information about the cruise here.

The Glass House is featuring a new exhibition of paintings and videos that explore life at the turn of the century. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 15.

More information about the exhibit here.

This exhibit covers the era of racing on the Connecticut River by showcasing photographs, trophies and vintage outboard racing motors. It's on display at the Connecticut River Museum until Oct. 9.

More information about the exhibit here.

This special exhibition lets patrons get up close and personal with reproductions of Michelangelo's most famous works. The exhibition runs until June 26 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

More information about the artwork here.

Summer's warm weather makes it the perfect time to grab a bite to eat outside.

More information about the best locations to eat outdoors, according to Connecticut Magazine.

Grace Farms is letting visitors experiment with new materials and art-making techniques every Saturday until Nov 30.

More information about the art studio here.

Tour the gardens at the Florence Griswold Museum until Dec. 31.

Pileup | Stalled Military Truck: LA Traffic Digest

Good morning, Southern California! Here's what you need to know before you leave for your Thursday morning commute.SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Good morning, Southern California Patch readers!Before you head out the door, check out Patch's daily traffic report — which covers everything from Los Angeles to San Diego. Here are the latest traffic updates that will impact your travel on Thursday, June 23, 2022:TRAFFIC UPDATESLOS ANGELES COUNTYIncidents:...

Good morning, Southern California! Here's what you need to know before you leave for your Thursday morning commute.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Good morning, Southern California Patch readers!

Before you head out the door, check out Patch's daily traffic report — which covers everything from Los Angeles to San Diego. Here are the latest traffic updates that will impact your travel on Thursday, June 23, 2022:

TRAFFIC UPDATES

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Incidents:

As of 6:45 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on the I-710 southbound at I-710 /SR-91 Connector.

As of 6:40 there's a traffic accident on the I-605 Northbound at Rosecrans Ave.

As of 6:36 there's a traffic accident on the I-110 northbound at West Adams Blvd.

As of 6:23 there's a large military truck blocking the number 3 lane on the I-405 northbound at Getty Center Dr.

As of 6 a.m., there's an accident I-110 North Near W Adams Blvd.

As of 5;54 a.m., there's an accident on the I-10 West Near S Hoover St.

As of 5:40 there's a traffic accident on the I-605 South Near Florence Ave.

As of 5:57 a.m., there's a hit-and-run at I-5 south at Rosecrans Ave per the CHP.

As of 5:39 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on I-10 West Near N Dudley St.

As of 5:40 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on off-ramp on I-10 West Near Indian Hill Blvd.

As of 5:37 a.m., there's a traffic hazard onon I-605 South Near Firestone Blvd.

As of 2:05 a.m., there's a traffic alert on I-710 South Near Wardlow Road.

Closures:

I-5: Closed to traffic on connector on I-5 North in lane(s): all, between Golden State Freeway, Route 5 and Foothill Freeway, Route 210.

SR-14: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on SR-14 South in lane(s): all, between Antelope Valley Freeway, Route 14 and Shadow Pines Blvd / Soledad Rd.

SR-14: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-14 North in lane(s): all, between Sand Canyon Rd and Antelope Valley Freeway, Route 14.

SR-14: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-14 North in lane(s): all, between Shadow Pines Blvd / Soledad Rd and Antelope Valley Freeway, Route 14.

SR-14: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-14 South in lane(s): all, between Shadow Pines Blvd / Soledad Rd and Antelope Valley Freeway, Route 14.

SR-57: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on SR-57 South in lane(s): all, between Orange Freeway, Route 57 and Pathfinder Rd.

SR-57: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-57 South in lane(s): all, between Pathfinder Rd and Orange Freeway, Route 57.

SR-60: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on SR-60 West in lane(s): all, between Pomona Freeway, Route 60 and Phillips Ranch Rd.

SR-60: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-60 North in lane(s): all, between Santa Anita Ave and Pomona Freeway, Route 60.

SR-118: Closed to traffic on connector on SR-118 East in lane(s): all, between Ronald Reagan Freeway, Route 118 and Foothill Freeway, Route 210

SR-118: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on SR-118 West in lane(s): all, between Ronald Reagan Freeway, Route 118 and Reseda Blvd.

SR-71: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-71 South in lane(s): all, between North Ranch Rd and Chino Valley Freeway, Route 71.

SR-71: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-71 South in lane(s): all, between Old Pomona Rd and `Chino Valley Freeway, Route 71`

SR-71: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-71 South in lane(s): all, between Phillips Dr and Chino Valley Freeway, Route 71.

SR-91: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-91 East in lane(s): all, between Downey Ave and Artesia Freeway, Route 91.

I-5: Closed to traffic on connector on I-5 North in lane(s): all, between Golden State Freeway, Route 5 and Pasadena Freeway, Route 110.

I-5: Closed to traffic on connector on I-5 North in lane(s): all, between Golden State Freeway, Route 5 and Ventura Freeway, Route 134.

I-5: Closed to traffic on connector on I-5 South in lane(s): all, between Golden State Freeway, Route 5 and Pasadena Freeway, Route 110.

I-5: Closed to traffic on connector on I-5 South in lane(s): all, between Golden State Freeway, Route 5 and Route 405 Truck Route.

I-10: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on I-110 North in lane(s): all, between 3rd Street and Pasadena Freeway.

I-110: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-110 North in lane(s): all, between Harbor / Pasadena Freeways, Route 110 and 3rd Street.

I-210: Closed to traffic on connector on I-210 West in lane(s): all, between Foothill Freeway, Route 210 and Golden State Freeway, Route 5.

I-210: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-210 East in lane(s): all, between Foothill Freeway, Route 210 and Hubbard St.

I-210: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-210 East in lane(s): all, between Foothill Freeway, Route 210 and Maclay St.

I-210: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-210 East in lane(s): all, between Foothill Freeway, Route 210 and Osborne St / Foothill Blvd.

I-210: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-210 East in lane(s): all, between Foothill Freeway, Route 210 and Paxton St.

I-210: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-210 East in lane(s): all, between Foothill Freeway, Route 210 and Polk St.

ORANGE COUNTY

Incidents:

As of 6:47 a.m., there's a traffic hazard onSr-55 northbound at Victoria St.

As of 6:41 a.m., there's a traffic hazard the I-5 southbound To / Sr22 E Connector.

As of 6:15 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on the I-405 northbound at Westminster.

As of 6:15 a.m., there's an accident on the northbound I-405 at Fairview Rd.

As of 6:07 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on the northbound I-405 at Harbor Blvd.

As of 5:10 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on I-5 South Near Alicia Pkwy.

Closures:

I-5: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-5 North in lane(s): all, between Santa Ana Fwy, Freeway I-5 and Brookhurst St.

SR-22: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-22 West in lane(s): all, between Valley View St and Garden Grove Fwy, Rte. 22.

SR-57: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-57 North in lane(s): all, between Orangewood and Orange Frwy, Rte 57.

I-405: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-405 South in lane(s): All, Between San Diego Frwy, Rte 405 and Bolsa Ave.

SR-22: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on SR-22 West in lane(s): all, between Valley View St and Garden Grove Fwy, Rte. 22.

I-405: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on I-405 South in lane(s): All, Between Bolsa Ave and San Diego Frwy, Rte 405.

I-405: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on I-405 South in lane(s): All, Between Harbor Blvd and San Diego Frwy, Rte 405.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Incidents:As of 6:42 a.m., there's a traffic on the I-210 westbound at Mountain Ave.

As of 6:37 a.m., there's a traffic hazard at Aguanga Ranchos Rd / Sr79.

As of 6:37 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on the I-215 northbound at Van Buren Blvd Vb.

As of 6:37 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on the SR-91 eastbound at Serfas Club Dr.

As of 6:03 a.m., there's a road closed at various times on I-215 South Near Sr60 Mv Ic.

As of 12 a.m., there's an accident on SR-243 Near Overlook Dr.

Closures:

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and 22nd St.

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and Apache Trail.

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and Fields Rd.

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and Hargrave St.

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and Haugen-Lehman Way.

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and Highland Springs.

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and Main St.

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and Route. 243/8th St.

I-10: Closed to traffic on off-ramp on I-10 East in lane(s): all, between Route 10 and Sunset Ave.

SR-111: Closed to traffic on connector on SR-111 North in lane(s): all, between Route 111 and Route 10.

I-215: Closed to traffic on on-ramp on I-215 North in lane(s): all, between Blaine St/3rd St and Route 215

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Incidents:

As of 4:40 a.m., there's a traffic incident on the I-15 southbound at South 32nd Street; Norman Scott Road.

As of 5:50 a.m., there's a traffic incident on the I-805 southbound at Exit 1A.

As of 6:36 a.m., there's a traffic hazard on the I-5 southbound at Carmel Valley No (sr56)

As of 6:37 a.m., there is a traffic hazard on Aguanga Ranchos Rd at Sr-79

As of 6:16 a.m., there is a traffic hazard at Sr-54 eastbound at Reo Wo

As of 6:12 a.m., there is hit and run no injuries on SR-163 Northbound at Friars So

As of 5:50 a.m., there is a hit-and-run on the I-805 southbound at Plaza No

Heat expected to linger across Southern California after highs reach upper 90s, 100s

A heat wave scorching Southern California saw temperatures climb into the 90s and 100s on Monday as a small community in Imperial County recorded the nation’s highest temperature for the day.No daily temperature records were set, but Monday saw highs in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees in inland portions of the Los Angeles area, said Robbie Munroe, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.Van Nuys and Pasadena reached 100 degrees, while Northridge, Burbank and Woodland Hills fell just short of triple...

A heat wave scorching Southern California saw temperatures climb into the 90s and 100s on Monday as a small community in Imperial County recorded the nation’s highest temperature for the day.

No daily temperature records were set, but Monday saw highs in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees in inland portions of the Los Angeles area, said Robbie Munroe, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

Van Nuys and Pasadena reached 100 degrees, while Northridge, Burbank and Woodland Hills fell just short of triple digits at 99 degrees, Munroe said. Portions of the San Gabriel Valley, such as Azusa and Pomona, also saw highs in the upper 90s to 100 degrees.

Downtown Los Angeles recorded a high of 88, while coastal areas, with the exception of Long Beach’s high of 92, were generally in the 70s, Munroe said. Areas of southeast L.A. County, such as Downey and Norwalk, were in the low to mid-90s, and communities in South L.A. had highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.

“It’s 10 to 15 degrees above normal,” David Sweet, a weather service meteorologist in Oxnard, said earlier Monday. “With warmer-than-normal weather, we always tell people to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room if you can and avoid the heat of the day.”

The small community of Winterhaven, across the state border from Yuma, Ariz., recorded the nation’s highest temperature Monday at 107 degrees, said Mark Moede, a meteorologist with the weather service’s San Diego office.

Ocotillo Wells, located between Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Salton Sea, saw a high of 106 degrees, and Palm Springs topped out at 104, Moede said.

Ontario, Riverside and Yorba Linda reached 100 degrees, he said. Anaheim reached 99, Santa Ana hit 92, and Huntington Beach saw a high of 80.

Tuesday’s temperatures in Orange County are expected to be 5 to 10 degrees cooler, with marine air bringing some relief, Moede said.

Temperatures across most of Southern California will stay high Tuesday, the first day of summer, Sweet said, but should cool off Wednesday and into Thursday as a system from the north moves in, bringing more cloud cover and possibly some moisture.

But forecasters don’t expect much, if any, rain.

“The odds are low,” Moede said.

Earlier Monday, the weather service’s Oxnard office warned of elevated fire danger for interior areas through the weekend.

If thunderstorms form, they could see dry lighting ignite brush fires in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, according to forecasters.

The cool-off will probably be short-lived, with temperatures again increasing Friday and through the weekend, back to high 80s downtown, 90s in surrounding areas and 100s in the valleys, meteorologists said.

California to pay $1,500 pandemic bonuses to state law enforcement officers

Law enforcement officers and other public safety workers employed by California are set to receive pandemic bonuses of $1,500 after Gov. Gavin Newsom and unions reached agreements.According to the agreements posted Friday, the state will distribute bonuses to public safety workers including California Highway Patrol officers, state correctional officers and park rangers.Agreements were reached with the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., the California Assn. of Highway Patrolmen and the California Statewide Law Enforc...

Law enforcement officers and other public safety workers employed by California are set to receive pandemic bonuses of $1,500 after Gov. Gavin Newsom and unions reached agreements.

According to the agreements posted Friday, the state will distribute bonuses to public safety workers including California Highway Patrol officers, state correctional officers and park rangers.

Agreements were reached with the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., the California Assn. of Highway Patrolmen and the California Statewide Law Enforcement Assn., subject to the Legislature’s approval, said Camille Travis, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Resources.

The total costs of the bonuses and the number of employees who will receive them have not been finalized. Departments will assess the eligibility of employees, and the state won’t know the final funding amount until agreements are ratified and payments are issued, Travis said.

“Once again, I am pleased to see that this administration understands the value of the services all of the classifications in Unit 7 provide,” California Statewide Law Enforcement Assn. President Alan Barcelona said in a news release. “This expands upon the benefits we were able to negotiate during the pandemic.”

Workers must have been employed by the state as of Jan. 1, and continue their employment through July 1 to be eligible. The bonuses are a one-time payment that will not count toward compensation for retirement, the agreement letters said.

The California Statewide Law Enforcement Assn. also noted that workers will receive the bonus regardless of whether they worked in person or remotely, and that employees should expect to receive the payments in their July or August pay periods.

After a $1.9-trillion federal coronavirus relief package signed in March 2021 allocated $350 billion to state, local and tribal governments, the Newsom administration promised to hold talks with most state employee unions regarding pandemic bonuses once the U.S. Treasury Department finalized the guidelines, which were published this year.

The final guidelines outlined that government employees are eligible for extra pandemic pay, jump-starting formal discussions between Newsom’s administration and the unions, which argued that many public safety employees had to put themselves at risk by working through the pandemic.

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