SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) — Two top officials at the California Medical Association attended a birthday party alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month as the state was seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases.
CMA spokesman Anthony York says Dustin Corcoran, the group’s chief executive, and Janus Norman, a senior vice president, were at the Nov. 6 dinner.
EXCLUSIVE: We’ve obtained photos of Governor Gavin Newsom at the Napa dinner party he’s in hot water over. The photos call into question just how outdoors the dinner was. A witness who took photos tells us his group was so loud, the sliding doors had to be closed. 10pm on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/gtOVEwa864
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 18, 2020
It was held at the upscale French Laundry restaurant in wine country to celebrate the 50th birthday of Newsom’s friend and lobbyist Jason Kinney.
Newsom has apologized for attending and said he made a bad mistake.
California guidelines urge people to gather in groups of three separate households or less.
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