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Newsom’s Controversial Dinner Attended By Top Medical Officials, CEO Amid Covid-19 Spike

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Officials from the California Medical Association raised eyebrows when they were spotted at a birthday lunch at a fancy French restaurant for a lobbyist and advisor to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, despite the governor insisting constituents stay at home and take extra precautions due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

CEO Dustin Corcoran and top CMA lobbyist Janus Norman joined Newsom and others at the dinner hosted at French Laundry restaurant earlier this month, where attendees of a birthday party for adviser Jason Kinney were seated closely without face masks.

Photos obtained by Fox 11 in Los Angeles showed nearly a dozen people sitting together.

A Kinney spokesperson said the event was considered outdoors and did not violate any rules.

Newsom has since apologized for not following strictly to his own mandates, which, at the time of the dinner on Nov. 6, included dining restrictions limiting seating to no more than three households gathering together at the same table… (Read more)