Gov. Newsom: Non-Essential Travel Is Not Permitted At This Time

May 22, 2020 13:00 pm · 104 comments

Non-essential travel (leisure, vacation) is currently not permitted in the state of California, according to a post on the official Facebook page of California Governor Gavin Newsom.

“Even though California is beginning to move into stage-2 of re-opening, the Stay-at-Home order is still in place,” the Governor said.

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cheeseburguesa May 22, 2020 at 1:09 PM

“so about memorial day weekend…”



Patriot May 23, 2020 at 6:35 AM

No thank you Gavin. Kid my A$$

Where is the pushback from our Supervisors, Mayors, Council members and Police Chiefs? CRICKETS !

They are ALL guilty of this tyranny.

There is NO science or data to support this quarantine of the healthy.

The Wizard May 22, 2020 at 1:12 PM

This is what happens when you vote blue…Show me your papers !


RANDOM TASK May 22, 2020 at 1:13 PM

Wait I’ve seen this movie



Look at it May 22, 2020 at 1:15 PM

Didn’t Newscum JUST travel to their family ranch in Montana and was seen shopping around town!?
DO NOT know what you lemmings on the left see in this thug!


TeacherMom May 22, 2020 at 2:11 PM

He did not go to Montana and was not seen there because he wasn’t there. That’s an internet rumor.

Michael Hunt May 22, 2020 at 3:59 PM

Interesting how the person trying to be credible with false information decides to show his immaturity by writing “Newscum” 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 The Republican Party ladies and gentlemen!

whatever May 22, 2020 at 4:45 PM

funny how someone using a weakly clever disguise for a vulgar handle on a general neighborhood news site can call out someone for using a twisted name for the governor.

The democratic party everyone! Do as I say, not as I do.

chuckie the troll May 22, 2020 at 1:18 PM

Is THIS where I give Newsom my stage-2, non-essential, middle-finger?

Come and arrest me, but I’m going for a drive because it is essential. If asked, how many people would say that leisure travel is MORE essential than Newsom?


Joatmon May 22, 2020 at 1:24 PM

Isn’t this a form of false imprisonment? telling people they cannot travel because it may be “non-essential” wtf? Texas is open and I have grandchildren there that I haven’t seen in a very long time. Even Dr. Fauci said the lockdown was not intended for the long term but rather just long enough for the health system to be able to get things manageable and somewhat under control. The CDC itself has said there is less likelihood of contamination from contact surfaces. I believe as long as we continue to practice distancing we should be able to roam freely. Newsom has opened up the beaches but I guess we’ll have to watch them from our Televisions if we can’t leisurely travel to them? It makes no sense to me


Tugboat May 22, 2020 at 1:24 PM

Hey Gavin, is there a double standard being applied here? You and family travel to Montana for a wonderful vacation while us deplorables must shelter in place, and not travel per the above referenced order. Do you see anything wrong with that? If I choose to travel anywhere please do not try to stop me.
You are a piece of work and really need to be replaced.


Puffandstuff May 22, 2020 at 1:27 PM

Hahahaha Newsom! You are insane! We the people are free! So sorry! Bye bye!


Yves Harlowe May 22, 2020 at 1:32 PM

I think it’s already too late for that, Gavin. People have already been out and about, visiting friends and family, taking leisure drives to just get the h*** out of the house for awhile.

Please knock this crap off.


Sam May 22, 2020 at 1:33 PM

He can say whatever he wants to say. Declaring a “state of emergency” when there is not an active emergency is a crime.


concord ygnacio May 22, 2020 at 2:34 PM

This is what Donald Trump did when he declared an emergency to get the wall built. But his time will be up come January.

Sam May 22, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Two entirely different things nice try.. besides your teams plan was to get him to put the country on martial law so he could be called literally hit*er. There has been a human trafficking and s drug smuggling emergency on our border for 30 years..remember the war on drugs??Trump will win California in November..possibly NY get over it

The Wizard May 22, 2020 at 4:18 PM

Yes his first term time will be up and he will start his second.

Alan May 22, 2020 at 1:38 PM

Very interesting…

So I have a hypothetical question that Gavin Newsom might answer for me. Let’s say I have an old friend, a close friend, say someone who is my campaign manager. And let’s say I’m sleeping with this close friend’s wife. Let’s say I’m cheating on my friend and lying to my old friend’s face every day while I’m actually sleeping with his wife…

Gavin Newsom, is it okay to travel to sleep with my close friend’s wife? Is breaking up someone’s marriage covered by your stay at home order? If I’m cheating on my friend at his own home, is that considered staying at my friend’s home while I’m sleeping with my friend’s wife?

Asking for a friend…


RoRo May 22, 2020 at 3:31 PM

I just LOLed. That’s an excellent question to ask Governor Nuisance!

chuckie the troll May 22, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Shelter from Grace?

Original G May 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Now, now, now, the H in democrat stands for, honesty.

larry May 22, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Yes your majesty, we your humble servants will obey.


America May 22, 2020 at 1:55 PM

Will be sure to send Gavin a postcard.


Jackofalltrades May 22, 2020 at 1:59 PM

Time to recall this idiot. Numbers are on the decline, and we can’t even go to the greater outdoors where few people are. I’m not talking about Yosemite or Tahoe, and I’m not giving away favorite NorCal getaways either.


oldman May 22, 2020 at 2:02 PM

….and the horse you came in on.


Feed fudpuker May 22, 2020 at 2:05 PM

This is really stupid and strips the people of their constitutional rights.
Get a grip


America May 22, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Every state Capitol should be flooded with anonymous destination travel postcards directed to governors. Maybe they will finally get the message that we refuse to be prisoners in our homes.


whatever May 22, 2020 at 2:13 PM

We can complain all we want, but the truth remains that the majority of uninformed voters in this messed up state will never not vote for a democrat.

We are now, and will continue to forever be, screwed.


Dawg May 22, 2020 at 2:17 PM

In Gavin’s world, smuggling illegals in a truck is essential travel.


Well??!! May 22, 2020 at 2:23 PM

I’m leaving, tomorrow. Come and get me you jack ass.


Chuckie’s Wife May 22, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Well, when I moved here, it was not a blue state. And yes, people have started, and will continue to, move out of California.

Well??!! May 22, 2020 at 3:52 PM

Sorry Chuckie’s Wife, I should have been more specific. I’m leaving on a non-essential getaway with my family. And per a suggestion on these posts, I am going to send the slick haired adulterer a postcard. How fun!

Dean May 22, 2020 at 2:26 PM



p-hill mom May 22, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Whatever. It is essential to get out there and live. Have already taken a few of these essential trips in the past 2 months.


Original G May 22, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Well my neighbors are ignoring him, four of ’em have their boats out prepping for this weekend.


Yoyohop May 22, 2020 at 2:35 PM

Gas is half price.
Traffic is light.
Free time abounds.
For the love of Christ, get out of the house.
Our government has been compromised.
We have a duty not to comply.
This beautiful country is ours.


Yves Harlowe May 22, 2020 at 4:10 PM

I salute you!

I believe civil disobedience is our duty when laws (and in this case, orders) are an offense to our constitution and liberty.

Enough is enough.

RANDOM TASK May 22, 2020 at 2:41 PM

man I love it when the people get a slap in the face by a hypocrite politician

you voted for this clown lol

I mean you backed liberals when they accused and tried to railroad the potus

now they slap you and say do what I say now as I do

lol simply comical if it was not happening and true …..cant wait for a liberal work around as to why he is allowed to do what he wants while he shames and blows chum all over keeping you in order and in line for the democrats to abuse …..

the liberal politician private chats must be full of jokes about American people …as they are not americans but separatist’s trying to take away freedom one lie at a time …..

liberal voters shout out … are pro hypocrite

lol the liberal politicians are throwing you under the bus … look like fools

this could not have worked out any better ….

still can not believe they are saying one thang and doing the other right in front of god and country ….

but the lemmings are in order and mesmerized by the rhetoric and will still vote to enslave themselves …..

go newscum

hey how about going out to a bar and ordering a beer or partaking in a sporting event

all on our dime of course … can he be anymore flagrant and detrimental to the liberal agenda of superiority by flaunting his hair cut out of town and then tongue lashing us to obey a …suggestion

ill vote for him now ….he shown some Moxy…. well ignorance and well comedy ….

like it matters anyways this state is all locked up pro dem anyways

get what you get when you don’t take voting seriously


American Citizen May 23, 2020 at 4:54 PM

AMEN!!!! Preach!!!

Praise the Lord and pass the ammo. Trump 2020!!!

Tsa May 22, 2020 at 2:44 PM

I hope this also includes “photo ops” for NewScum…


Sideline May 22, 2020 at 2:47 PM

Recall this clown already.


JRocks May 22, 2020 at 2:47 PM

Thank you sir! May I have another!


Jackson 5 May 22, 2020 at 2:48 PM

We the people are gonna take back our country from all these would be little dictators! Freedom will win. No one believes anything they say anymore. End this unconstitutional lockdown now!

They miscalculated and mis-managed this whole affair, and ruined the country. What a bunch of bozos! End this unconstitutional lockdown now!


Just Sayin' May 22, 2020 at 2:49 PM








Natalie May 22, 2020 at 6:33 PM

From the Liberty Fest website: “No group or individual is in charge of the rally.” Why don’t the organizers admit who they are and admit that this is an organized event? This isn’t a random assortment of people. Someone set up the Liberty Fest website and social media accounts, and arranged for the bands and speakers to show up. Why don’t they come forward and be transparent about who they are?

The Wizard May 22, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Recall this Jackass !


Up to Here May 22, 2020 at 2:50 PM

My father lives in AZ and is planning on driving to LA to see my brother and then here to see me. That is an essential trip. Is Newscum telling out of state residents they can’t travel in CA?


Reason May 22, 2020 at 2:56 PM
666 May 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Well if i didn’t know better Lucifer, Beelzebub the devil himself put california in there place and look how easy it was, no resistance. In matter of fact people will vote him in for a second term hands down. It is what the far left desires, needing to be told what to do, when to do it and how to do it. He may even offer them a participation trophy for bowing down and kissing his feet….


Yoyohop May 22, 2020 at 3:27 PM

“That no man may buy or sell save that have the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name.”. “His number is 666”. Revalation 13

Hmm, where have I seen 666 lately? Stand on this mark, 6 feet apart. 6 feet apart. 6 feet apart….

The Bible was right?

rings4me May 23, 2020 at 9:33 AM

I think it is TIME to ask this guy to SHAVE his head. I just want to Make Sure there is NO 666 on his scalp. Wonder if his middle name should be “Damien” ? 😮

Silva May 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Hmm. Somehow that really does feel like a bridge too far.


Rosebud May 22, 2020 at 3:02 PM

To me, it looks like the CA governor is demonstrating: DO WHAT I SAY NOT WHAT I DO. Therefore we should not have to practice what he is preaching.


LL Cool J May 22, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Someone is enjoying his “perceived” power a BIT too much.


HappyPappy May 22, 2020 at 3:31 PM

It’s just another unlawful order from the puppet. No one need be bothered by this slicked down flim-flam pretender. He’s only following unlawful orders from his masters.

Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for any person acting under the color of law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the constitution or laws of the United States.


Brandi May 22, 2020 at 3:34 PM

I was just out on Frank’s Tract (State Rec. Area) and there’s boaters out there now, expecting a hundred of ’em tomorrow. I haven’t heard of the Sheriff’s Patrol citing anybody.


Cyn May 22, 2020 at 3:35 PM

Hey Gavin, you don’t personally know each Trump supporter, so what makes you think you can’t stand them? Are you related to Hillary? She didn’t personally know each Trump supporter either, and she called them all deplorables. That was stupid of her to say that, and it’s stupid of you.


Cyn May 22, 2020 at 6:28 PM

I’m replying to my own post, which I started out as “Hey Gavin”. I was replying to another poster named “Hey Gavin”, which has disappeared.

Dorie May 22, 2020 at 3:37 PM

I’ll travel if want and I plan to there is no law stating that traveling is against the law its just a suggestion. Newsence just shut up, go away


parent May 22, 2020 at 3:37 PM

SCREW you nesome

I am travelling this weekend. I will carry no papers. I have no fear of his overreaching ‘power’.

California Code 8627.5.b states that the state of emergency can only last 60 days, or when our comrade declares it over, whichever comes FIRST. But when he declared this state of emergency, he removed that law as his first action …

so again I say,



Sam May 22, 2020 at 4:16 PM

Bill Barr put his number out to contact him about matters like this. I’m sure he’s had several calls but this is important. Gavins crimes can not go unpunished.
Attorney General Bill Barr 202-514-2000

The Wizard May 22, 2020 at 4:22 PM

parent, you will show your papers when asked. If not off to the Cooler.

Realust May 22, 2020 at 3:54 PM

Satan in a suit. Killing another American holiday. And the ones who do celebrate, examples will be made of!


Cellophane May 22, 2020 at 3:59 PM

Newsom spews the same drivel again and again.

He should be recalled like Gray Davis was.

An old glass doorknob would be a better Governor than newsom.


Barbie Girl May 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM



Anonymous May 22, 2020 at 4:12 PM

The CDC just said today it’s okay to travel for the weekend and to go out and have fun. Go to the beach or the mountains, just stay six feet apart.


mayflower May 22, 2020 at 4:14 PM

now you can see what socialism is like.. for the good of all for your safety


Martin May 22, 2020 at 4:33 PM

Been there, done that. Not going back!

LimeRidge Larry May 22, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Stick it Gavin! I’ll do as I damn well please.


chuckie the troll May 22, 2020 at 4:26 PM

FYI- Hitler declared a State of Emergency shortly after taking office, restricting travel, commerce, etc…in the beginning. It only went downhill from there.

What would happen if every store, every restaurant and bar, every music venue, every Church, opened up this weekend and people simply ignored Nancy’s Nephew?


Brandi May 22, 2020 at 4:57 PM

The cops wouldn’t do anything about it….. avoid a riot.

Sam May 22, 2020 at 5:12 PM

This Jew is very aware exactly how thing went down..and I’m nervous about the way he has declared a state of emergency and immediately changed the maximum length of 60 days..the president has now effectively opened the entire country. You can worship anyplace, anytime with any amount of people staying apart or not and with or without masks. Gavin doesn’t get it yet but we have been released with blessings from Trump

Ricardoh May 22, 2020 at 4:47 PM

I have friends who drove out of the state from San Diego a week ago and are visiting open and empty National Parks.


Silva May 22, 2020 at 6:50 PM

What an excellent idea!

Walnut Creek Oldtimer May 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Sorry Gavin, we aren’t participating in this crap anymore!


DVC Student May 22, 2020 at 5:13 PM

Are we allowed to drive on day-trips if we stay inside our car?

I like to drive by myself through forests (Truckee-Highway 40/ Donner Summit) or along the coast cuz it’s soothing, re-charges my batteries, and clears my head.


Sam May 22, 2020 at 5:35 PM

You can do whatever you please. The constitution is your signed permission slip.

Silva May 22, 2020 at 6:51 PM

Only if it’s essential.😉

FlyingSpaghettiMonsterCatcher May 22, 2020 at 5:46 PM

Newsom can kiss my ass


WC May 22, 2020 at 5:56 PM

Judging by the traffic no one cares what Gavin says.


Gandolf May 22, 2020 at 6:02 PM

If we the people feel our civil liberties are in jeopardy than speak up. Set aside the nasty liberal/republican comments and come together. Protest, contact local leaders, county supervisors etc. Commenting here great but taking direct action is better.


T. Payne May 22, 2020 at 6:13 PM

Escape while you can!!! Soon the barb wire and road blocks will be going up at the boarder. Newsom has been wondering how to stop the flow of people and businesses leaving the state for a while. Covid-19 is his big chance to “reimagine the future of California”.


Sam May 22, 2020 at 6:31 PM

Stepping down would be a good start. Taking Xavier with him would earn extra points

The Fearless Spectator May 22, 2020 at 7:52 PM

Is reimagining the same as a new paradigm?

Imagine there’s no prisons, it’s easy if you try…….

Lazy One May 22, 2020 at 7:11 PM

He doesn’t want Californians traveling but has no problem with welcoming illegals into the country.


PH Susan May 22, 2020 at 7:28 PM

Newsom – I have plenty of things to say to your smarmy face, and none of them are nice.

Suffice it to say – stuff it. I will ignore your illegal order – or whatever it’s called.


DVC Student May 22, 2020 at 8:04 PM

I understand defying this order on principle but they are giving out $1,000 fines and we don’t know yet if the judges are upholding the fine or not.

You guys know students will never be able to get out from under a $1,000 bill while still in college & we cannot afford an attorney who will come in & fight it on Constitutional grounds.

Uhhggg – Some of us are just stuck having to obey the Man which sets a terrible precedent for the future.


The Wizard May 22, 2020 at 9:28 PM

Remember this when you vote in November.

Sam May 22, 2020 at 10:52 PM

Sorry to hear that. National parks are open, state parks may not be. You are allowed to travel. Doubt you would have any issues regardless of destination however if I was given a ticket I would consider signing “under duress”

What does it mean when you sign under duress?

Duress is defined as coercion of a party to execute a contract against the free will of that party. … Essentially, duress is the act of forcing another person or party to do something against his or her will, usually with a threat of violence or other harm.

bdml May 22, 2020 at 8:27 PM

Been coming and going for a few weeks now this was to flatten a curve and that has been accomplished gonna be kind of hard to use science next time…39 total deaths in our county and an unemployment rate through the roof is what science dictated…


Chris May 22, 2020 at 11:24 PM

When the King speaks, the subjects must listen.


Led May 22, 2020 at 11:51 PM

Besides how tyrannical and pointless and unenforceable this is … isn’t it just great that it is so vague? How close is “close to home”? What is the legal definition of a “significant” distance? Given that outdoor activities are explicitly permitted in the SIP, how far is too far to go for such activities? If someone from CCC goes to Alameda County for outdoor recreation and exercise, is that illegal?

I have a bunch of very law-abiding friends who think they aren’t allowed to cross county line. There’s a reason laws are supposed to be specific enough that a reasonable citizen can understand when they are breaking them or not.

I know those Nazis over in San Mateo Co are handing out fines to people who travel more than 10 miles from their home for recreation or exercise – which basically just means the rich people want the beaches for themselves – that’s an old story. But at least they have the tyrrannical guts to say what “close” means. It’s an outrageous rule but at least it is intelligible and they are declaring just how controlling they want to be. Newsom just throws out nanny-ish stuff that isn’t even defined. I don’t know which is worse, frankly.


Natalie May 23, 2020 at 10:48 AM

The radius is 10 miles. Like so many rules, there’s wiggle room. If you aren’t obnoxious, don’t cause trouble, and don’t draw attention to yourself, then going a little further isn’t a problem.

The rules do say not to cross county lines unless it’s for essential reasons. If you need to see a friend in another county to maintain your mental health, or that person’s mental health, then go visit that person. Just keep it low key; don’t go throwing a Liberation Protest in the middle of the street and drawing attention to yourselves. If you need to visit a family member to boost spirits, go do it.

Every area has its special recreational spaces that need to be managed with crowd restrictions during this time to allow for more spacing of people. It certainly would be annoying if this weekend tons of people from out of county flocked to the Mt Diablo foothills or Lime Ridge and the parks were super crowded. For those living near a beach, it would be just as annoying if people from outside their area took over the beach. Plus the beaches have been so politicized that they are drawing people who are going there out of spite, or to cause disturbances, not going because they genuinely like the beach. Again, if would be annoying if a place like Lime Ridge became a political focal point, and was overwhelmed by people waving “Don’t Tread on Me” flags, and screaming through megaphones. So it’s understandable why beach towns are trying to limit outsiders.

Rollo Tomasi May 23, 2020 at 5:39 PM


Here’s the most recent “order”. Please point out which section mentions the 10 mile radius you claim.

BodyPolitic May 23, 2020 at 1:37 AM

Dear Gavin,

Kiss my grits!

–An American


Well??!! May 23, 2020 at 2:18 AM

What I find really curious is that the usual libs have not commented nor defended the latest news items. “King Gavin Demands you to stay home”, “We need more money from Trump because we spent all of our surplus on illegal immigrants, condoms, and bubble gum”, “we have a lunatic in charge of our county heath department and telling us how to have sex”. I could go on, but yet radio silence from popcorn, dan, Ozzie, Natale, math challenged Kauai Mike, clothed and financially secure thanks to Macys Hanna, concord ygnacio., you all know who you are. But I have also noticed that when you get called out, you never respond.
See you on the beach! I’ll be the one NOT wearing a mask. God Bless America!


Sam May 23, 2020 at 10:01 AM

Wait till 4th of July comes around..they will be demanding fireworks, American flags and throwing away their masks.. libs are Americans too. They have just been conditioned to think this is not the greatest nation in the world for freedom. They forgot it should never be undermined. If America ever lost its freedom, the world would truly come apart.

Natalie May 23, 2020 at 10:22 AM

You summoned me? The Bay Area has plenty of parks and nature areas. “Close to home” is so poorly defined, but I’m assuming that the 10 mile radius rule applies. This radius still gives plenty of options of things to do and things to see.

I also feel like venturing too far out with be wrought with complication. The lack of open public restrooms certainly would be an annoyance.

I don’t always respond when getting “called out” because I have things I do during a day. I am not obligated to debate people constantly. I do respond to people sometimes, and sometimes I don’t, but it’s not true to say that I “never respond” to people in these conversations.

parent May 23, 2020 at 3:24 PM

I went out 85 miles from house today to the north coast and ocean. t drove better than 190 miles today. Saw plenty of officers and waved to those that looked at me. Saw plenty of people pulling boats, trailers and even some RV’s. On the beach, there were a couple of tents set up, and I can tell you they were there all night People are ignoring Newscum all day long. And the officers seem to not be enforcing it.

Why should they? He is not doing this for our benefit no matter what some of our Newscum loving folks believe.

ConcordRes2 May 23, 2020 at 9:18 AM

Dam there goes my trip to all of Newsom ‘s Plum Jack winery’s ending the trip at his resort.


chuckie the troll May 23, 2020 at 10:48 AM

In the grocery store, Local, and in locally grown produce, is defined as being from anywhere in California. So I think I’ll follow their definition.

BTW- had a couple of essential, locally produced glasses of wine in our neighbor’s back yard last night. Newsom never showed up. So we had a wonderful time.


The Fearless Spectator May 23, 2020 at 4:28 PM

This morning I witnessed several vehicles towing boats and jet skis, and people inflating towables at gas stations. It looks like a lot of families are doing their best to have fun on this long weekend and the lakes will be jumping. Expect our Governor to go nuts over this on Tuesday morning. More punitive declarations on the way…….


Exit 12A May 23, 2020 at 8:17 PM

“…not permitted”?

Screw you Newsom.

This is United States of America.

We will exercise our freedom under the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution


HappyPappy May 23, 2020 at 8:32 PM

2,000 join rally against Newsance’s illegal stay-at-home coronavirus orders at the Capitol
It was the largest protest rally in Sacramento so far over COVID-19 shutdowns — with haircuts on the side.
At least 2,000 demonstrators came to the Capitol on Saturday to march around the grounds, feast on barbecue and demand that Gov. Newsance lift his unconstitutional restrictions on business, religious gatherings and other trappings of everyday life.
The demonstration, dubbed Liberty Fest, was a cross between a tailgate party, music festival and political statement. Organizers said it would be country’s largest Memorial Day weekend protest against coronavirus illegal stay-at-home orders.


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