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4 SoCal Counties That Reopened Restaurants Early Now Lead Statewide COVID-19 Surge

4 SoCal Counties That Reopened Restaurants Early Now Lead Statewide COVID-19 Surge

by Farley Elliott  Four of the first Southern California counties to reopen for dine-in restaurants and bars now lead the state in overall coronavirus hospitalization rates, reports the LA Times. The paper says the numbers coming out of Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties show a “dangerous rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations,” and that those areas are “primarily […]

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits California: USGS

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits California: USGS

BY JACK PHILLIPS A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Central California around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of the tremor was around 180 miles north-northeast of Los Angeles in Lone Pine. The tremor, namely, struck in remote Inyo County, which is located just east of the Sierra Nevada mountains […]

As coronavirus cases rise, California governor says he could start reeling back some reopenings

As coronavirus cases rise, California governor says he could start reeling back some reopenings

By Sara Zendehnam SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As California deals with an increase in coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom is warning he could start reeling back some of the reopenings if the virus gets out of control. At a news conference on Monday, Newsom said tightening stay-at-home restrictions isn’t in his plans just yet. But he said his administration is prepared […]

Local officials across California balk at Newsom face mask order, say they won’t enforce it

Local officials across California balk at Newsom face mask order, say they won’t enforce it

By Tyler Olson | Fox News Local governments and police departments in California have said in recent days that they will not enforce a mandate from Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom that people in the state wear face masks in most public places, including outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible — despite emphasis from the governor about the importance of following […]

EXCLUSIVE: Black Lives Matter Accused California Charity Of Improperly Using Its Name

EXCLUSIVE: Black Lives Matter Accused California Charity Of Improperly Using Its Name

ANDREW KERR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER . The national arm of Black Lives Matter accused a California-based charity called Black Lives Matter Foundation of improperly using its name Monday. But BLM Global Network’s fiscal sponsor, Thousand Currents, reported in multiple Form 990s submitted to the IRS that it had granted funds to BLM Foundation. A spokesperson for Thousand […]

Los Angeles Customs Officials Seize Nearly 10 Tons of Prohibited Meats from China

Los Angeles Customs Officials Seize Nearly 10 Tons of Prohibited Meats from China

BY FRANK FANG U.S. customs officials intercepted 19,555 pounds of prohibited meat products from China between April 6 and June 6 in Los Angeles, intercepting them before they reached American consumers. The meat products contained prohibited pork, chicken, beef, and duck. They were packaged in boxes that had other consumer products such as headphones, door locks, kitchenware, trash bags, […]

Poorest seniors were shut out of California’s coronavirus meal program

Poorest seniors were shut out of California’s coronavirus meal program

By Los Angeles Times To help elderly people at severe risk from the coronavirus, California launched the “Great Plates Delivered” program to bring meals from local restaurants to their homes. In Los Angeles, city employees swung into action to enroll seniors in need. But soon they got a seemingly contradictory message: Some seniors, they were […]

California health officials face challenges in tracking COVID-19 infections in protest crowds

California health officials face challenges in tracking COVID-19 infections in protest crowds

By Associated Press California health officials so far report only a few people who attended protests against police brutality have tested positive for the coronavirus but already they are seeing the futility in trying to track down all in the crowds who could have been infected by them. California was the first state to impose […]

Newsom orders Californians to wear masks in most indoor spaces

Newsom orders Californians to wear masks in most indoor spaces

By PHIL WILLON SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all Californians to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping, taking public transit or seeking medical care, following growing concerns that an increase in coronavirus cases has been caused by residents failing to voluntarily take that precaution. Newsom’s order […]

Elderly California Man Is Kidnapped and Forced to Pay for Kidnapper’s Shopping: Police

Elderly California Man Is Kidnapped and Forced to Pay for Kidnapper’s Shopping: Police

BY JACK PHILLIPS Officials said that an alleged gang member with a criminal record abducted an 82-year-old victim so he could purchase items. Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told reporters that Sergio Magana Arechiga, 50, is facing kidnapping for ransom or extortion charges following a June 9 incident in Santa Ana, California. “First, he took him to an ATM […]