Tag Archives: California

Disney Extends Closure Of Theme Parks Indefinitely

Orlando’s NBC News reports: Walt Disney World and Disneyland will remain closed until further notice, the company announced Friday afternoon. Disney said in a statement Friday that hourly employees will continue to be paid through April 18. The parks were closed earlier this month through the end of the month due to the coronavirus outbreak. “As a result of this …

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California Governor Bans Evicting Renters For 60 Days

Via press release from Gov. Gavin Newsom: Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no …

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NRA Sues California For Ordering Closure Of Gun Shops

Bloomberg News reports: The National Rifle Association accused Governor Gavin Newsom in a lawsuit of taking away the right of Americans to access firearms by shutting gun stores during the coronavirus outbreak. The nation’s leading gun-rights group filed the complaint Friday in Los Angeles federal court along with two individuals, retailer Gun World and three other firearms advocacy groups. “The …

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CALIFORNIA: Banks Agree To 90-Day Mortgage Freeze

Courthouse News reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered a dose of good news for homeowners on Wednesday, announcing the nation’s largest banks will voluntarily freeze mortgage payments for 90 days on families mired in the Covid-19 crisis. Newsom said the agreement is the result of weeks of negotiations with the heads of banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, JPMorgan Chase …

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Orders Gun Stores To Close

Los Angeles’s Fox News affiliate reports: In a sit-down interview with FOX 11, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses that will be forced to close. Sheriff Villanueva also said he’s adding 1,300 deputies to patrol, that he’s released 1,700 nonviolent inmates from county jails, and criticized how local politicians have handled the messaging behind …

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CA Utility Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter In Fire

The Daily Beast reports: Pacific Gas & Electric will plead guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter charges for its role in starting the deadly Camp Fire in California two years ago, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Camp Fire, which claimed the lives of 85 people, was the most destructive and deadly wildfire in state history. An indictment in Butte County …

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California Gov Issues Statewide “Stay At Home” Order

CNBC reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a statewide order for all residents to ‘stay at home’ amid a coronavirus outbreak. “We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Newsom said, as he announced a statewide order for Californians to stay home. “There’s a social contract here, people I think recognize the need to do …

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California Projects 25.5 Million Coronavirus Cases

The Los Angeles Times reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked Congress for $1 billion in federal funds to support the state’s medical response to the novel coronavirus, which he expects will infect more than half of all Californians. The state projects that 25.5 million people in California will be infected with the coronavirus over an eight-week period, Newsom said …

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Newsom Order Allows CA Cities To Suspend Evictions

Curbed San Francisco reports: Late Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that allows cities to suspend evictions for renters and homeowners, citing the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak and the related economic fallout. “Over the next few weeks, everyone will have to make sacrifices – but a place to live shouldn’t be one of them,” Newsom said in a …

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“Shelter In Place” Order For Six SF Bay Area Counties

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Six Bay Area counties are expected to announce a “shelter in place” order for all residents on Monday, directing everyone to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible for the next three weeks as public health officials desperately try to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus across the region. County …

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California Gov Closes Bars, Nightclubs, Not Restaurants

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced all “bars, nightclubs, wineries, brewpubs and the like” must close temporarily due to the threat of coronavirus. “We are directing that all bars, nightclubs, wineries, brewpubs and the like be closed in the state of California,” Newsom announced Sunday afternoon, calling them “nonessential” businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. “We have …

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Disney To Close California Theme Parks On Saturday

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Disneyland will shutdown operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday. The closure takes effect March 14. The drastic move comes on the heels of more cases of the deadly virus being reported. “While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the …

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Coachella Music Festival Postponed Until October

CBS News Los Angeles reports: The blockbuster Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is being pushed back six months to October due to concern over the spread of coronavirus. One of the world’s largest music events, this year’s festival was originally set for two successive weekends, kicking off April 12 and April 17 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. …

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Another Cruise Ship Held In Virus Quarantine [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: A cruise ship was being held off the coast of San Francisco on Thursday amid fears that more than 3,500 passengers and crew may have been exposed. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the Grand Princess was sailing with 62 passengers who had been on the ship’s previous voyage with a 71-year-old man who eventually died from the virus. …

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Virus Update: CA State Of Emergency, First Case In NJ

The Sacramento Bee reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus as a cruise ship that transported at least two infected passengers sailed toward the state Wednesday. One patient who had traveled on the ship died Wednesday in Placer County, marking the first death in California connected to the viruses that has spread to dozens …

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CA Sees First Coronavirus Death, Ten Now Dead In WA

The Los Angeles Times reports: California reported its first death related to coronavirus on Wednesday. Placer County Public Health officials announced that a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a cruise to Mexico last month died. The individual was an elderly adult with underlying health conditions and was the county’s second confirmed case of COVID-19, reported …

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CALIFORNIA: Dem Ammar Campa-Najjar Claims Victory In Jungle Primary To Replace Ex-Rep. Duncan Hunter

San Diego’s Fox affiliate reports: Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar and former Republican Rep. Darrell Issa jumped ahead of the field of candidates looking to replace Duncan Hunter in the traditionally conservative 50th Congressional District Tuesday evening, with 34% and 25% of the early vote, respectively. With votes continuing to be tallied, Campa-Najjar was leading a nine- candidate field in the traditionally …

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Projection: Bernie Sanders Wins California

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Sanders seized victory in Super Tuesday’s biggest prize, California, while a resurgent Joe Biden scored wins in the upper Midwest and African American strongholds in the South, in a dramatic offensive. The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different visions for America’s future, were battling for delegates as 14 states and one U.S. territory held …

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Late-Breaking Polls Show Big Bounce For Joe Biden

The Hill reports: Late-breaking polls of Super Tuesday states show former Vice President Joe Biden making big gains following his decisive victory in South Carolina and a flood of endorsements from former rivals eager to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The final FiveThirtyEight forecast finds Sanders and Biden each likely to win seven states a piece today, although the big …

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CA Sees Second “Community Spread” Coronavirus Case

The Washington Post reports: California has a second case of community transmission of the coronavirus, a 65-year-old resident of Santa Clara County who has no known history of travel to countries hit hard by the outbreak, people familiar with the case said Friday. There is also no apparent connection between the new patient and anyone else with the disease caused …

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