Tag Archives: California

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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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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