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COVID-19 Numbers Still Concerning, But Improving, LA Health Official Says

COVID-19 Numbers Still Concerning, But Improving, LA Health Official Says

By City News Service  Rising coronavirus cases and fatalities remain concerning — with four dozen more deaths confirmed Thursday — but there are signs Los Angeles County is beginning to turn the corner in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the county’s top health officer. “At least this week, we’re still seeing concerning […]

Newsom Orders Distance Learning for Southern California Schools

Newsom Orders Distance Learning for Southern California Schools

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Gov. Gavin Newsom on July 17 ordered all school campuses to remain closed when the academic year begins in counties on the state’s monitoring list due to spiking COVID-19 cases—including Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties. The order means districts across Southern California will begin the new school year with distance-learning […]

Orange County DA Warns of Sex Offender’s Release

Orange County DA Warns of Sex Offender’s Release

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS)—A convicted sex offender, who has been committed to a state mental health hospital for 20 years, has been released and appears to have made his way back to Orange County on July 15, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said. Cary Jay Smith, 59, was released from Coalinga State Hospital […]

Orange County Protective Equipment Manufacturer Expands Operations

Orange County Protective Equipment Manufacturer Expands Operations

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE ANAHEIM, Calif. (CNS)—A manufacturing facility focused on making surgical face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and other protective equipment will be in full-scale production this week in Anaheim. Demand for personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic is what’s pushing QYK Brands to quickly expand from its current 20,000-square-foot facility in Garden Grove […]

Newsom Clears Way For Hair Salons To Reopen—But Not In LA

Newsom Clears Way For Hair Salons To Reopen—But Not In LA

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS)—Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 26 cleared the way for barbershops and hair salons to open in counties that have been approved to move deeper into California’s reopening roadmap, including Orange County. Los Angeles County—home to roughly half of the state’s COVID-19 cases and deaths—has not yet been granted the “regional variance” needed […]

Governor Approves Orange County Beaches Reopening Plan

Governor Approves Orange County Beaches Reopening Plan

BY CITY NEWS SERVICE SANTA ANA (CNS)—State officials on May 7 approved Orange County’s active-use plans for its 16 percent of shoreline, reopening all of the county’s beaches a week after Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered them shut down when throngs crowded beaches in defiance of COVID-19-prompted stay-at-home orders. Orange County’s plans mirror the same hours and restrictions in each of the […]