Tag Archives: California

California Pol Suggests Letting COVID Run Its Course In Order To “Reduce Burdens” On Housing, Social Security

The East Bay Times reports: In a long post on Facebook, Antioch commission Chairman Ken Turnage II compared the spread of COVID-19 to a forest fire that burns off all the “old trees, fallen brush and scrub-shrub sucklings” that drain resources. The nation and planet “would strengthen when this is all settled,” he surmised. “We would have significant loss of …

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Los Angeles First Major US City To Offer Free Testing

Courthouse News reports: Los Angeles Major Eric Garcetti announced today that LA will now offer free coronavirus testing for all residents, becoming the first major city in the United States to do so. Garcetti made the announcement Wednesday evening during a press conference where he made clear that all residents of Los Angeles County, regardless of whether or not they …

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California Gov Expected To Close All Beaches And Parks

NPR reports: A California Police Chiefs Association memo sent Wednesday informed its members that Gov. Gavin Newsom will order all California beaches and state parks to close, effective Friday, May 1. “After the well-publicized media coverage of overcrowded beaches this past weekend, in violation of Governor Newsom’s Shelter in Place Order, the Governor will be announcing [Thursday] that ALL beaches …

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San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair To Be “Held Virtually”

The SFist reports: It’s official: Up Your Alley and Folsom Street Fair will continue on as digital events for 2020, with plans underway to champion each happening’s celebrated sex-positivity and sense of community — from behind a screen. It doesn’t take having a Ph.D. in epidemiology to realize that now’s not an opportune time to plan large-scale physical gatherings, especially …

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Vast Majority Back CA Gov On Continuing Lockdown

Courthouse News reports: The vast majority of Californians support stay-at-home orders issued by state leaders as a means of stemming the surge of Covid-19 infections, even if the restrictive measures continue to weigh down the economy, according to a California Health Care Foundation poll released Friday. His decision to continue social distancing and keep businesses closed is backed by 75% …

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CA Lockdown Protester Charged With Kidnapping News Crew, Wanted Them To Delete Video Of Him At Protest

The Sacramento Bee reports: A 36-year-old man pulled a knife Friday on a television news team covering an anti-lockdown protest in Huntington Beach, California. Christien Francis Petersen of Costa Mesa has been jailed on suspicion of exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm and kidnapping. Petersen approached a KTTV cameraman and reporter, produced a pocket knife and forced them …

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CA Gov Needs “Army Of Volunteers” For Food Banks

Courthouse News reports: Courting an army of volunteers, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday urged healthy residents to fill in gaps at food banks and nonprofits overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. California food banks have lost 70% of their staff in recent weeks and Newsom pushed those capable to sign up on a new state website that will connect volunteers …

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First US COVID Death Was Weeks Earlier Than Thought

NBC San Francisco reports: An autopsy report has revealed the first COVID-19-related death in the United States happened much earlier than previously thought. Officials in Santa Clara County, California, initially reported its first coronavirus death March 9, but an autopsy revealed there was one in the county on Feb. 6. Not only is it the first death in the county, …

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Trump Cultists Protest California Lockdown [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: More than 200 people in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Friday staged a protest over the state’s stay-at-home order, which was put in place by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) amid the coronavirus pandemic. The protest was one of a number of demonstrations that took place across the country this week as more and more Americans clamor for a …

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San Francisco Pride Canceled, Was 50th Anniversary

CBS News reports: San Francisco Pride officials announced Tuesday they were cancelling the 2020 Pride Parade and the weekend Pride 50 celebration over concerns raised by the continuing coronavirus outbreak in the San Francisco Bay Area. The parade and weekend celebration of diversity and the LGBTQ community, originally scheduled to take place June 27-28, annually brings massive crowds to San …

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Branch Covidian Pastors Sue California Governor

ABC News reports: Three Inland Empire churches that want to keep their doors open during the coronavirus outbreak sued Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials on Monday, arguing that physical distancing orders violate the First Amendment right to freedom of religion and assembly. The suit, filed in the federal court for the Central District of California, also names state Attorney …

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Governors Of WA, OR, CA Form “Western States Pact”

From a joint press release: Today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. In the coming weeks, the West Coast will flip the script on COVID-19 – with our states acting …

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LA County Extends Lockdown Until At Least May 15th

Deadline reports: Los Angeles County saw a second consecutive day of fewer COVID-19 deaths, as local health officials confirmed a “flattening of the curve” as residents continue to practice social distancing. Meanwhile, however, the county’s stay-at-home and business-closure orders were extended to at least May 15. The earlier order was set to expire in nine days. Officials said that while …

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LA Mayor Issues Mandatory Mask Order For Residents

The Los Angeles Times reports: Effective Friday, Los Angeles residents must wear a mask, bandanna or other type of covering over their noses and mouths when in grocery stores and other essential businesses under an order from Mayor Eric Garcetti. Workers at many businesses must also cover their faces. It’s the latest step to try to slow the spread of …

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“Bomb” Sent To Church Turns Out To Be Leather Flog

ABC News reports: Roseville police and the FBI are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to a megachurch that has continued in person services despite the statewide stay at home orders. The package, which police later determined was not an “explosive threat,” was found inside the to the Abundant Life Church on 700 block of Atlantic Street in Roseville …

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Bomb Squad Called To CA Church Defying Lockdown

The Sacramento Bee reports: Roseville police have blocked off a downtown street Tuesday because of fears that a bomb was mailed to the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, which had rejected orders last week to close over coronavirus until county health officials intervened. On Tuesday morning, Pastor Doug Bird [photo] said he came to the church, which has been closed since …

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Landlord Changes Locks After Church Defies Lockdown

Oakland’s Fox affiliate reports: Members of a central California church found themselves locked out of the bulding after the pastor originally kept his doors open, saying the shelter-in-place orders violated his freedom to assemble. But within the past week, the landlord of the Cross Culture Christian Center in Lodi, Calif. changed the locks, so congregants couldn’t enter the building for …

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Conspiracy Crackpot Tries To Crash Train Into Hospital Ship To “Wake People Up To Government Takeover”

The Associated Press reports: Investigators arrested a California train engineer Tuesday after he allegedly derailed a train in a bid to crash into the USNS Mercy, the hospital ship treating non-COVID-19 patients at the Port of Los Angeles to lessen the burden on area hospitals, prosecutors said. Eduardo Moreno, 44, was expected to appear in court Wednesday for arraignment on …

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LA Mayor Says Public Should Use “Cloth Face Coverings”

The Hill reports: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) on Wednesday called on the city’s millions of residents to start covering their faces whenever they are out in public as part of an effort to combat the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Garcetti said on Twitter that the decision was guided by data showing that many of those infected with …

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Prop 8 Attorneys Seek To Block Release Of Trial Video

Law.com reports: The attorneys who defended Proposition 8, the ill-fated 2008 ballot initiative that barred same-sex marriage in California, are pressing a federal court to block the public release of the video recording of the landmark 2010 trial that concluded the ban was unconstitutional. Charles Cooper, founding member of the Washington litigation boutique Cooper & Kirk, argued in a motion …

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