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Nearly 18,000 California inmates could be released early due to coronavirus

Nearly 18,000 California inmates could be released early due to coronavirus

By Audrey Conklin | Fox News California could be on track to release a total of 17,600 inmates early to make space in crowded facilities during the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) told Fox News that “in total, 8,032 [inmates] have had their releases expedited and overall, we have reduced the total […]

Trump to kick off Independence Day weekend at Mt. Rushmore amid anti-monument push from activists

Trump to kick off Independence Day weekend at Mt. Rushmore amid anti-monument push from activists

By Adam Shaw | Fox News President Trump on Friday will travel to Mount Rushmore to mark the start of Independence Day weekend with a firework display — coming at a time of vigorous national debate over America’s history, and when the South Dakota landmark is under renewed scrutiny by activists. Trump is expected to speak at the […]

California should double its coronavirus testing to control outbreak, Harvard scientists say

California should double its coronavirus testing to control outbreak, Harvard scientists say

By Madeline Farber | Fox News California must double the number of tests in order to contain its recent surge of coronavirus cases, Harvard University recently said. In a report from the Harvard Global Health Institute, scientists explained the differences between mitigation and suppression in relation to COVID-19. “Currently, a lot of states are essentially aiming for mitigation level testing: The focus is on […]

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 […]

California pastors vow to defy Gov. Newsom and reopen: ‘Churches are part of the answer not the problem’

California pastors vow to defy Gov. Newsom and reopen: ‘Churches are part of the answer not the problem’

By Caleb Parke | Fox News A network of 3,000 California churches, representing 2.5 million members, plans to defy Gov. Gavin Newsom by resuming in-person services, as pastors insist they’ve been left out of the process. California Church United pastors announced Thursday in front of a Fontana megachurch that they plan to open May 31, instead of waiting until stage […]

Ari Fleischer: Day of reckoning coming if we don’t get COVID funds under control

Ari Fleischer: Day of reckoning coming if we don’t get COVID funds under control

By Joshua Nelson | Fox News Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer joined “Outnumbered” Tuesday to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s decision to borrow money from the federal government to make unemployment payments to those left without work due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Every time a town, a city, or a county says ‘We don’t have money, we need the state to help […]

California barbershop, hair salon reopen after Newsom pushes to continue lockdown

California barbershop, hair salon reopen after Newsom pushes to continue lockdown

By Danielle Wallace | Fox News A barbershop and a hair salon in the same northern California town decided to defy the statewide stay-at-home order by opening for business amid the coronavirus public health crisis, according to a report Wednesday. It comes the same day Gov. Gavin Newsom said lockdown measures would continue until California bolsters its testing capacity. The owners of Beauty […]

California moving homeless to hotels, in scramble to prevent coronavirus explosion on the streets

California moving homeless to hotels, in scramble to prevent coronavirus explosion on the streets

By Andrew O’Reilly | Fox News Public health officials are warning Americans to stay home, avoid any unnecessary travel, and limit contact with others as ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But what happens when you don’t have a home? How do you practice social distancing when, at best, the only barrier between you and your neighbor […]

Newsom executive order allows California to commandeer hotels, motels to house coronavirus patients

Newsom executive order allows California to commandeer hotels, motels to house coronavirus patients

By Edmund DeMarche | Fox News Gov.  Gavin Newsom, the California Democrat, released an executive order on Thursday that includes the authority for Sacramento to take over hotels and motels for medical use for coronavirus patients, in a move he said will help the state of 40 million prepare for any widespread outbreak. Some patients in the state have already been […]

California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot

California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot

By David Aaro | Fox News California will eliminate a large homeless site outside an Oakland Home Depot next month — roughly six months after the city announced it would shut down the encampment, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Residents – estimated to number between 40 and 100 – live in makeshift homes, vehicles and tents at the camp, which appeared three […]