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    Military teams have found the location of a sunken amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) off the coast of San Clemente Island in Southern California after several military members died in a training accident Thursday. Officials are in the process of recovering the AAV, Lieutenant Biran Tuthill of the Marine Expeditionary Force said in a press release. Human remains have also been located using underwater remotely-operated video systems, the Navy said. "The Navy has expedited the movement of assets to recover the remains of the Marines and Sailor, as well as raise the AAV," the press release said. "The equipment to properly and safely perform the recovery from the sea floor will be in place at the end of this week, and...
    For all of President Trump's recent polling woes, his reelection could always count on his historically strong base to show up on Election Day. But recent polling suggests a growing softness with those voters Trump depends on the most. A new survey from the University of California, Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies shows the president reaching new lows with voter approval in California. There was never a question that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would handily carry the largest state in the country on Election Day. Yet Trump's numbers there indicate a phenomenon likely being replicated across the country: Some of his most reliable supporters are slowly drifting away. According to the study, the former vice president...
    CLICK HERE if you’re having trouble viewing media on a mobile device. 1.13 million unemployed California workers trapped in EDD payment limbo The state’s Employment Development Department said it is aware of at least 1.13 million unpaid jobless claims over the four months from March through July. The unpaid claims break down this way: 889,000 unemployed California workers who “may be eligible with additional information” and another 239,000 whose claims are “pending EDD resolution.” After a hearing last week, however, the EDD made it clear that the 889,000 workers need to provide more information to the state agency if they are going to get paid. “We can’t approve these claims at this time,” EDD spokesperson Loree Levy said. “These...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) – With less than three months until Election Day, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a nearly 40 point lead over President Donald Trump in California, according to a new poll. The poll of 8,328 registered voters by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies finds the former Vice President with 67 percent support. Meanwhile Trump’s support in California has dropped to 28 percent. Five percent of those surveyed remain undecided. Biden enjoys majority support by virtually all major demographic groups surveyed, including among all age groups, education levels and races. “He leads by at least a two-to-one margin among white voters, Latinos, Black voters and Asian Americans,” Professor Eric Schickler of the Institute of Governmental...
    By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writer More people are throwing plant-based burgers on the grill this summer. Beyond Meat, which makes pea protein-based burgers and sausages, said its second quarter revenue jumped 69% to $113 million as more households tried its products. Sales far outpaced Wall Street’s forecast of $99 million, according to FactSet. The El Segundo, California-based company reported a net loss of $10 million for the April-June period. Adjusted for one-time items, including coronavirus-related expenses, Beyond Meat lost 2 cents per share. That was in line with analysts’ expectations. When restaurant closures threatened its food-service sales, Beyond Meat repackaged its burgers for home cooks. In mid-June, the company launched a 10-burger value pack for $15.99 at Walmart, Target...
    California’s Great America has finally made official what most local roller-coaster fans and thrill-ride enthusiasts had long expected: The popular Santa Clara theme park will remain shuttered for the rest of the year. “Today, California’s Great America announced that it would remain closed for the rest of 2020 due to the ongoing challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” Manny Gonzalez, the park’s vice president and general manager posted on cagreatamerica.com. “The safety of our guests and associates is always our top priority. “Although we have done our due diligence in developing a comprehensive safety plan in accordance with industry and public health standards, the continued uncertainty in our region surrounding COVID-19 as well as the diminishing number of calendar...
    Parents who have joined a lawsuit challenging California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) order to keep most schools shuttered in the state in the wake of the coronavirus are speaking out about how the decision is impacting their children, especially those with special needs who depend on in-person services to successfully learn. “My three boys are not receiving an appropriate education,” Christine Ruiz, who lives in Santa Clarita, California, told Breitbart News. “I have two sons with special needs, one with severe autism and one with higher functioning autism.” “My two sons with special needs have been separated from their school support resources,” Ruiz said. “They receive critical support services at school in the form of speech, occupational therapy, socialization, behavioral...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Some Bay Area elementary schools would be allowed to reopen for in-person instruction in California under a new waiver program, health officials announced in a press conference Tuesday.Previously, Gov. Gavin Newsom had ordered all K-12 schools to close in counties on the state's COVID-19 watch list. Counties had to be off the watch list for two weeks before allowing districts to reopen.WATCH LIST: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseNow, K-6 elementary schools are being allowed to apply for exception waivers that would allow them to reopen classrooms.A superintendent or equivalent school leader can apply to their local health officer for such an exception. The health officer will review the school's safety plan and evaluate...
    A southern California wildfire that has raged along the mountains east of Los Angeles since last Friday was sparked by a vehicular malfunction, according to fire officials. The vehicle in question was diesel-fueled and emitted burning carbon plumes into the neighboring forest from its exhaust system. “Multiple independent witnesses, as well as supporting physical evidence” helped authorities in determining that this diesel-fueled vehicle initiated the wildfire on July 31, according to a joint news release from CAL FIRE and Riverside County Fire Department. CAUSE DETERMINED ON THE APPLE FIRE IN CHERRY VALLEY. Please see the attached news release with information on the cause of the #AppleFire in Cherry Valley. pic.twitter.com/nEjh8CM0ku — CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) August 3, 2020...
    The event was supposed to be a historic signing ceremony for a conservation bill to provide billions of dollars to national parks — a rare bipartisan effort that White House officials hoped would boost the teetering re-election campaigns of several Republican senators. But Donald Trump sparked a gusher of attention instead on social media Tuesday when he mispronounced the name of California’s most famous national park during remarks he read from a script, calling it ‘Yo-se-MIGHT’ in stead of ‘Yo-sem-i-tee.’ “When young Americans experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, when their eyes widen in amazement as Old Faithful bursts into the sky, when they gaze upon Yosemite’s — Yosemite’s towering sequoias, their love of country grows stronger and...
    ELON Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, slammed American citizens as "entitled," while praising the "smart" and "hardworking" people of China in a new interview. The tech CEO compared the United States to sports teams that have been winning too much and get complacent during the interview on Automotive News' Daily Drive podcast. 3Elon Musk slammed American citizens as 'entitled'Credit: AP:Associated Press 3Musk took issue with attitudes in New York and California, two states that have been very supportive of his businesses Credit: Reuters New York and California specifically were the subject of Musk's ire, while China won his praise. "China rocks in my opinion," Musk said when asked about the country's electric vehicle strategy. "The energy in...
    President Donald Trump was never going to carry deep blue California in the November presidential election. But his level of support in the Golden State is shrinking dramatically amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and the struggling economy. According to a new poll from the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at UC Berkeley, just 28% of likely voters favor Trump while 67% back Biden, giving the former vice president an impressive 39-point lead — ahead even of the record-breaking 30% margin by which Hillary Clinton won the state four years ago. We all know what happened next. This time, Biden is the preferred candidate among white, Latino, Asian American and Black voters in California and across every...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is being urged to pull a public service announcement that talks about the death of Stephon Clark. The California District Attorneys Association announced on Tuesday that they had sent a letter to Goodell urging that the PSA be removed, arguing that the video leaves out critical facts about the case. “Though well-intentioned, the video performs a disservice instead of a public service by omitting the crucial facts which preceded Mr. Clark’s tragic death,” wrote El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson, who is the president of the association. Sacramento police officers shot and killed Clark in his grandmother’s backyard in 2018. The incident prompted weeks of protests. Clark’s mother talks about her...
    California public health leaders on Monday outlined guidelines for how some elementary schools across the state may return to in-person instruction.Schools in counties on the state's COVID-19 watch list can apply for waivers that would allow them to conduct in-person learning if they meet certain health requirements to limit the spread of COVID-19.Previously, Gov. Gavin Newsom had ordered all K-12 schools to close in counties on the state's COVID-19 watch list. Counties had to be off the watch list for two weeks before allowing districts to reopen.Now, schools can apply for the waiver, which would only apply to transitional kindergarten through sixth grade classes, even if the school has additional grades.A superintendent or equivalent school leader can apply to their...
    Stephen Colletti and Kristin Cavallari Courtesy Kristin Cavallari/InstagramLet the rain fall down and wake my goals! Kristin Cavallari shared a comfy snap with ex-boyfriend and former Laguna Seashore costar Stephen Colletti on Tuesday, August 4 — and Us Weekly has the unique particulars of their reunion. “2004 or 2020?!” the 33-year-old actuality TV character wrote through Instagram, tagging their location as Laguna Seashore, California. Within the image, Cavallari has her arms wrapped about Colletti, 34. The picture of the previous MTV stars was fast to trigger a stir on-line. “The web is NOT prepared for Steeeeepheeeeennnnnnnnn and Kristen once more ????,” one fan commented. A second consumer quipped, “The second we’ve all been ready for ????????.”Stephen Colletti and Kristin Cavallari...
    Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Experiences, stands for a photograph at an unveiling event of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney Co.'s Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Disney is set to report earnings for its third quarter of 2020 after the bell on Tuesday as it continues to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on sectors like its parks business. Here are the key numbers Wall Street expects from the report: Loss per share: 64 cents expected, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $12.37 billion expected, according to Refinitiv Disney has been able to reopen some of its parks...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- More elementary schools will be allowed to reopen for in-person instruction in California under a new waiver program, health officials announced in a press conference Tuesday.Previously, Gov. Gavin Newsom had ordered all K-12 schools to close in counties on the state's COVID-19 watch list. Counties had to be off the watch list for two weeks before allowing districts to reopen.Now, K-6 elementary schools are being allowed to apply for exception waivers, which would allow them to reopen classrooms.A superintendent or equivalent school leader can apply to their local health officer for such an exception. The health officer will review the school's safety plan and evaluate local transmission rates to make a decision.Schools in counties that have...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance premiums for the 1.5 million Californians who purchase coverage through the state marketplace will go up an average of 0.6% next year, state officials announced Tuesday, the smallest increase yet attributed in part to a surge of new signups during the coronavirus pandemic. Former President Barack Obama's health care law lets people who don't have health insurance through their job to buy coverage from a marketplace. Most states let the federal government run their marketplace for them. But California runs its own marketplace, called Covered California. Premiums average about $587 a month for an individual. But about 90% of the people who buy coverage through Covered California receive state...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly is giving an update on the coronavirus pandemic in a noon press conference Tuesday.We'll be streaming the press conference live here at 12 p.m. Check back to watch live and read updates.Gov. Newsom explains what needs to happen before CA resumes reopeningOn Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom shared "early good signs" that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.EMBED More News Videos Gov. Gavin Newsom shared "early good signs" that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic. The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is at 7,764, the governor said, which is down 21% from a week ago. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are...
    By Adam Beam  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state plans to increase health insurance premiums for the 1.5 million Californians who purchase coverage through the state marketplace, state officials announced Tuesday. Officials expect rates to go up an average of 0.6% next year, the smallest increase yet attributed in part to a surge of new signups during the coronavirus pandemic. Former President Barack Obama’s health care law lets people who don’t have health insurance through their job to buy coverage from a marketplace. Most states let the federal government run their marketplace for them. But California runs its own marketplace, called Covered California.  Premiums average about $587 a month for an individual. But about 90% of the people who buy...
    LOS ANGELES – An operation resulted in the discovery of 2,000 to 3,000 roosters and the arrest of several people when a search warrant was issued Monday in an unincorporated area of ​​Chatsworth. Investigators with sheriff’s department community associations issued the search warrant around 7 am on the multi-acre property north of the Ronald Reagan Highway (118), according to Officer Juanita Navarro-Suárez of the Sheriff’s Department of the County of The Angels. The search was part of “an investigation into animal cruelty and possession of game birds for the purpose of fighting” conducted by the Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Animal Care and Control of Los Angeles County. Several occupants...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly is giving an update on the coronavirus pandemic in a noon press conference Tuesday.We'll be streaming the press conference live here at 12 p.m. Check back to watch live and read updates.Gov. Newsom explains what needs to happen before CA resumes reopeningOn Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom shared "early good signs" that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.EMBED More News Videos Gov. Gavin Newsom shared "early good signs" that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic. The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is at 7,764, the governor said, which is down 21% from a week ago. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are...
    The attorneys general of New York and California will investigate the market dominance of Amazon and its online marketplace in partnership with the FTC. The three agencies will be working together to interview witnesses on joint conference calls in the coming weeks, according to a report by Bloomberg. Diana Moss, the president of the American Antitrust Institute, said that when state and federal regulators work together, it can oftentimes result in a large antitrust action — similar to the one that was taken against Microsoft. “This appears to be taking the shape of what could be a major collaborative antitrust investigation,” said Moss. “This happens in big cases where the feds have a stake in enforcing the law, and also when states have...
    California officials say an enormous Southern California wildfire that has required thousands to evacuate was caused by diesel soot. “They’re almost like a small marble, sometimes larger, and when they land on dry vegetation, they're extremely hot," Cal Fire spokesman Fernando Herrera said in a Monday interview with NBC News. "They can ignite any type of fuel." The community of Cherry Valley, which sits in Riverside County, has been hit hard by the blaze. It has put hundreds of homes at risk and burned more than 26,000 acres. Officials have yet to identify the vehicle responsible for the blaze, but they described the expelled soot as being the result of a "vehicle malfunction." The fire has been 15%...
    A California man says he had to put the “pedal to the floor” in order for his vehicle to break through a wall of flames threatening to consume the area around his home. Jack Thompson, who lives near the Whitewater Preserve outside of Palm Springs, is now speaking out about his harrowing escape from the Apple Fire on Sunday. The blaze, as of midday Tuesday, has burned nearly 27,000 acres and is only 15% contained, Cal Fire says. Thompson told the Los Angeles Times that his ordeal began when he noticed a “brand new fire” growing in his backyard, prompting him to call out to his wife to “grab the dog and the packed suitcases.” Firefighters watch the Apple Fire in Banning, Calif., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) APPLE FIRE IN CALIFORNIA WAS SPARKED BY VEHICLE MALFUNCTION  The couple then raced down a one-way-in, one-way-out road...
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- A visit to Yosemite National Park was worth the wait for a California family after Christopher Valencia said their trip was canceled five times due to COVID-19 restrictions."I kept making reservations hoping the park would open," Valencia told Storyful.Valencia was finally able to witness all the beauty Yosemite had to offer during a summer trip with his nephew and brother when the park officially reopened to visitors.RELATED: Everything you need to know about Yosemite's stunning 'firefall' natural phenomenon"After being stuck at home for months we finally made it to Yosemite," Valencia said.Valencia captured mesmerizing video of a waterfall and a small rainbow at Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park on July 19.Yosemite had about...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    Hot objects from vehicle tailpipe caused 26,850-acre Apple Fire in California, authorities say Fast-food menu changes that outraged customers Rep. Katie Porter Knows She’s Not the ‘Typical Congress Member’: ‘My Life Does Not Look Like Yours!’ It's been a busy few years for freshman Rep. Katie Porter. © Provided by People Amy Harrity California Rep. Katie Porter In 2018, the single mother of three young children successfully ran for California seat in the House of Representatives, subsequently drew widespread notice for her questioning during hearings and now, like so many others, is grappling with a year of uncertainty and disease and a full house in quarantine. © Amy Harrity California Rep. Katie Porter In a new interview with Elle,...
    Southern California Gas Co. is taking its battle with state officials over climate change policy to court, arguing in a new lawsuit that the California Energy Commission has failed to promote natural gas as required by state law. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court, is the latest attempt by SoCalGas to shield itself against efforts to phase out gas, a planet-warming fossil fuel used for heating, cooking and power generation. The company, which maintains its headquarters in Los Angeles and is owned by Sempra Energy of San Diego, took in $4.5 billion in operating revenue last year. A separate lawsuit was filed last week against the state’s Air Resources Board by the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition,...
    A rare, virulent disease that is sickening and killing deer in five Northern California counties has prompted the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to ask residents for help by reporting potential cases and stopping providing food and water for the animals. The outbreak of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease, which has no cure or vaccine, has been reported in Santa Clara, Sonoma, Napa, Tehama and Yolo counties. The disease is highly contagious among deer, but is not a danger to humans, pets or domestic cattle. To help reduce its spread, residents should not feed deer, which can lead them to congregate in larger numbers. “Providing attractants for deer — food, salt licks or even water — is against the law for...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly is giving an update on the coronavirus pandemic in a noon press conference Tuesday.We'll be streaming the press conference live here at 12 p.m. Check back to watch live and read updates.Gov. Newsom explains what needs to happen before CA resumes reopeningOn Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom shared "early good signs" that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.EMBED More News Videos Gov. Gavin Newsom shared "early good signs" that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic. The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is at 7,764, the governor said, which is down 21% from a week ago. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are...
    It started with a disastrous prison transfer that seeded what is now the largest coronavirus outbreak during the pandemic in the U.S.:2,469 positive cases since May 31. Twenty-one deaths. On Tuesday, San Quentin State Prison overtook the Marion Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio, for the most coronavirus cases in a single outbreak. The worst of the outbreak appears to be over, with infections among current prisoners down to 168 Tuesday from a peak of more than 1,600 in early July. But Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has been scrambling to contain the outbreak at the notorious, 168-year-old prison that houses California’s Death Row since a disastrous decision to transfer 121 aging, infirm inmates from an earlier outbreak at a prison in...
    Anaheim police are investigating whether there are any other victims tied to a man who was found with a dead woman in the back of his pick-up truck in San Diego County on Friday. Detectives have not found evidence that other victims are out there, said Sgt. Shane Carringer, an Anaheim police spokesman. But they’re checking anyways. “There’s nothing at this point to make us believe there are additional victims, but we believe there could be,” Caringer said. “We’re not willing to write it off.” The mysterious death of Jessie Villesca, a 56-year-old from Anaheim, sparked the cross county investigation on Friday, when San Diego County sheriff’s deputies found her body in the back of Abdulaziz Munther Alubidy’s truck after...
    Fb Erika Lloyd is a 37-year-old mom, a daughter, and enterprise proprietor who was final seen on June 14 when she advised her household that she was happening a tenting journey to Joshua Tree Nationwide Park in California. It’s been six weeks because the lady appears to have vanished. Her automobile was discovered deserted with each the entrance and rear windshields damaged out close to Joshua Tree Nationwide Park, in line with KESQ, but police say they don’t count on foul play. Lloyd’s household is looking and holding out hope that she might be discovered secure. Lloyd is described as 5’Four and 125 kilos with brown hair and blue eyes. Here’s what you...
    A wildfire that's burning in the mountains east of Los Angeles and forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning vehicle, officials revealed on Monday. CAL Fire said the Apple Fire was ignited by a vehicle that "appeared to have mechanical problems" and was traveling along Oak Glen Road in Cherry Valley, Calif., just before 5 p.m. Friday. "Specifically, a diesel-fueled vehicle emitting burning carbon from the exhaust system," the agency said. "The determination is reinforced by multiple independent witnesses, as well as supporting physical evidence." APPLE FIRE IN CALIFORNIA SENDING 'LARGE AREA OF SMOKE' TO PHOENIX, HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY The fire has destroyed at least four homes and two outbuildings while threatening dozens more, fire officials...
    Facebook Erika Lloyd is a 37-year-old mother, a daughter, and business owner who was last seen on June 14 when she told her family that she was going on a camping trip to Joshua Tree National Park in California. It’s been six weeks since the woman seems to have vanished. Her car was found abandoned with both the front and rear windshields broken out near Joshua Tree National Park, according to KESQ, yet police say they don’t expect foul play. Lloyd’s family is searching and holding out hope that she will be found safe. Lloyd is described as 5’4 and 125 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Here is what you need to know:1. It’s Not Clear...
    An online sting operation in California busted 15 people for allegedly seeking sexual contact with minors. Ex-California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Pardue, 51, and a civilian employee with California Correctional Health Care Services, Ricardo Mancillas, 54, were among those arrested after allegedly agreeing to meet up with children as young as 13 to participate in lewd acts with them. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said that the coronavirus pandemic has left children vulnerable to online predators. "Over the past several months, detectives from the Kern County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit conducted an ongoing undercover operation targeting online child predators. Due to COVID-19, many children are at an increased risk of harm as their lives move increasingly online. Spending more...
    LOS ANGELES — Three people were shot, one fatally, early Tuesday during a party attended by hundreds of people at a Los Angeles mansion, authorities said. Police responded to reports of gunfire around 1 a.m. at the gated hillside home in the Beverly Crest neighborhood, Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Chan said. Two shooting victims were critical and one was in grave condition when they were transported to hospitals, the city Fire Department said in a statement. The patient in grave condition later died, Chan said. The shooting is under investigation and no arrests have been made, he said. Hours before gunfire erupted, officers were called to the mansion on Mulholland Drive after neighbors complained, Chan said. Police did not...
    The past month of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a tale of two curves in California. On Monday, the statewide seven-day average of new cases hit its lowest point in three weeks even as the average daily deaths climbed to a new all-time high. County health departments reported a total of 8,342 new cases and 110 coronavirus fatalities on Monday, according to data compiled by this news organization. The average number of cases each day has fallen 11% in the past week and nearly 15% since its peak 10 days ago, to about 8,207 new cases per day. In that time, though, the average number of deaths each day has soared 33%, reaching 137 per day over the past week....
    A large party at a mansion in Southern California turned deadly Monday night after shots were fired. Two people were seriously wounded and one was killed in the incident, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. CBS Los Angeles reports that the party took place at a mansion on West Mulholland Drive in L.A.'s upscale hillside neighborhood of Beverly Crest. Gunfire erupted around 12:47 a.m. About 20 gunshots could be heard in a video posted by one partygoer on Instagram. In the video, there appear to be two rounds of gunfire, followed by chaos as people tried to run to safety. News cameras also captured a skirmish outside the home following the gunfire. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox...
    A California man is believed to have been abducted by Iranian authorities while traveling through Dubai, his family told the Associated Press this week. Jamshid Shamahd, 65, has long been accused by Iran of plotting a 2008 mosque attack that left 14 people dead and injured hundreds, as a member of a small militant unit called Tondar, which operates inside the Kingdom Assembly of Iran. The Los Angeles-based opposition group is not on the U.S. terror list. However, Shamahd's family has contended that he was merely a spokesperson for the opposition outfit and played no part in any acts of violence in Iran. According to AP, Shamahd was already a target of an attempted assassination scheme inside the U.S. in...
    California public health leaders on Monday outlined guidelines for how some elementary schools across the state may return to in-person instruction.Schools in counties on the state's COVID-19 watch list can apply for waivers that would allow them to conduct in-person learning if they meet certain health requirements to limit the spread of COVID-19.The waiver would only apply to transitional kindergarten to sixth grade classes, even if the school has additional grades. Under current state guidelines, districts on the watch list will only be able to do distance learning without the waiver.EMBED More News Videos Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new guidelines Friday to determine which school districts are allowed to reopen classrooms in the fall. In a statement in which the...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign emails supporters encouraging mask-wearing: 'We have nothing to lose' Cuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks MORE leads President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE by nearly 40 points in California, according to a new poll.  Biden has the support of 67 percent of Golden State respondents in the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, while Trump has just 28 percent support, the Los Angeles Times...
    By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier. The oldest of her four children, a 15-year-old boy, learned he had it that morning. Tilted back in a reclining chair at her bedside using an oxygen device, Cynthia Reyes tells the doctor she can no longer stand up herself. “I can’t catch my breath. It takes a long time to get to the restroom. I feel like I’m going to faint,” she says anxiously. Vo, who exchanges text messages with Reyes every few hours and speaks with...
    A CALIFORNIA trophy hunter who killed an elephant and ate a piece of it for dinner says he’s being abused online after PETA released the video of his hunt, promoting a state bill seeking to ban such acts. Aaron Raby, from Los Angeles, California, paid more than $30,000 to travel to South Africa in December of 2019 to kill the endangered animal, even paying roughly $10,000 extra to have its head preserved as a souvenir. 6Aaron Raby posing next to the slain elephant he killed in the videoCredit: Facebook Hours after killing the elephant he said he had a piece of it for dinner, with a side of tomato and avocado. On Monday, the People for the Ethical Treatment of...
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Tuesday on a test flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean, the Air Force Global Strike Command said. The missile blasted off at 12:21 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base and its three reentry vehicles traveled 4,200 miles (6,759 kilometers) to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands as part of a developmental test, the command said from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Test launches are essential to sustaining the aging Minuteman 3 nuclear weapon system, Col. Omar Colbert, the 576th Flight Test Squadron commander, said in a statement. The Air Force said test launches are not a reaction to...
    A California Highway Patrol officer and an employee with the California Correctional Health Care Services were among the 15 people arrested during an undercover operation targeting online child predators amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday. The operation involved detectives from the Kern County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit posing as minor children as young as age 13 through various online applications and websites. The detectives received numerous correspondence from child predators who agreed to meet in order to engage in lewd acts with a child, the sheriff’s office said. Undercover detectives arrested the suspects when they arrived at the meeting location, while others were arrested at their homes. Between May 20 and July 17,...
    VALLEJO, California -- A California couple who had been together for 35 years both died of COVID-19 complications 11 days apart from one another."It wasn't until he woke up gasping for air that I said, 'We have to take you to the emergency room. We can't treat it at home any longer,' and that was the last time I saw him," said Eboni Hunter about her dad Keith Robinson.RELATED: Georgia teenage boy lost both parents to COVID-19 just four days apartEboni is describing her final in-person moment with Keith, a former U.S. Postal Worker who died due to COVID-19 complications.Her dad's passing was even tougher since it came just 11 days after her mother and his wife Gwendolyn, who worked...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Joanique Quintana says no mother should ever have to see her child like this."The noises he would make trying to reach for a breath were horrifying," she said.Her 16-year-old son, Frankie, remains bound to a bed and hooked up to a ventilator at Valley Children's Hospital.This has been his reality for the last week, fighting the coronavirus.Trump asks COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma after visiting American Red CrossEMBED More News Videos President Donald Trump on Thursday visited the headquarters of the American Red Cross to encourage survivors of COVID-19 to donate plasma. "As a mother, it absolutely kills me," she said.Quintana doesn't understand how or why it hit her son the way it did. He was healthy,...
    CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo’s last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier. The oldest of her four children, a 15-year-old boy, learned he had it that morning. Tilted back in a reclining chair at her bedside using an oxygen device, Cynthia Reyes tells the doctor she can no longer stand up herself. “I can’t catch my breath. It takes a long time to get to the restroom. I feel like I’m going to faint,” she says anxiously. Vo, who exchanges text messages with Reyes every few hours and speaks with her almost daily,...
    Lesa Lopez, 52, from California, has been charged with murder, use of a deadly weapon and great bodily injury in the 1988 killing of her baby son, who was found inside a paper bag near a creek A California mother has been arrested for the killing of her newborn son, whose body was found stuffed into a bag dumped by a creek 32 years ago in the Bay Area, in a case that was solved thanks to DNA testing and genetic genealogy. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 52-year-old Lesa Lopez has admitted to investigators that she was the mother of the slain baby and implicated herself in the 1988 killing.' Lopez, who was 20...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- The 2020 Census is underway but early return numbers are coming back on the low side, sparking a new push to get more people involved with so much at stake.Just days from the Get Out the Count Day, the California Complete Count Committee (CCCC) on Monday reported data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which showed 9.7 million households, or 64.1%, in the state had self-responded, putting California 4.1 percentage points behind its 2010 final self-response rate (SRR).The Director of the CCCC, Ditas Katague, said this was happening in most states."Only four states in the nation have actually met their 2010 response rates, so it's a trend nationally that almost all the states are running behind...
    John Daly, who once joked about a coronavirus “cure,” withdrew from the first major of the PGA Tour season on Monday, citing concerns about California’s spike of the illness. Daly tweeted he was pulling out of the PGA Championship and would miss his first major tournament since 2013. The tournament is set to be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. KOEPKA'S BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS HISTORY IN BID FOR 3 IN A ROW “People keep asking why I WD from PGA??? California now #1 in cases/deaths, I had knee surgery, I’m a diabetic & I don’t feel comfortable flying. Being too close proximity to even small crowds & risk exposure with my health not worth it! God Bess &...
    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO  — Two more inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco died from what appear to be complications of the coronavirus, corrections officials said Monday. The inmates, including one on death row, died Sunday at outside hospitals, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Orlando G. Romero, 48, had been sentenced to death in 1996 for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery while armed with a firearm. He was sent to death row in 1996 after a judge found him and his brother, Christopher Self, then 21, guilty of choosing victims at random during a violent string of robberies. Riverside residents Joey Mans, 26, and Kipp Jones, 24, were...
    By JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn’t said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announcement came against the backdrop of covert actions conducted by Iran amid heightened tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Iran accuses Sharmahd, 65, of Glendora, California of planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and...
    Two Santa Clara County corrections officers choked and abused individuals held in county jail and then tried to cover it up. Contra Costa County prosecutors were forced to dismiss criminal cases because an Antioch detective leaked confidential information to known criminals. A Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective’s history of dishonesty jeopardized dozens of criminal convictions, including murder cases. A Capitola patrol sergeant sent hundreds of lewd texts to a young female police volunteer. State Sen. Nancy Skinner (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) These disturbing revelations and more only became public in the past year due to Senate Bill 1421, which I authored in 2018. After four decades of secrecy on all police records, SB 1421 gave Californians public access to records...
    Former cop and U.S. Army veteran Scott Parkhurst had no problem procuring a personalized license plate “OFFASIR” on his Triumph 750 motorcycle which he has “driven around forever.” And the Napa resident had no resistance in obtaining a personalized plate for one automobile, “10CODES,” which identifies him as a cop to other officers. So Parkhurst figured that when he applied for “BLUTHINL” — Blue Thin Line — that the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles would have no problem confirming the application. How wrong he was. Though Parkhurst said his March request was initially granted by the DMV — a letter confirms it, stating his plates would “be ready in six to nine weeks” —  he found the state vehicle regulators...
    With just two weeks until the Democratic National Convention, Former Vice President Joe Biden is finalizing his vice-presidential nominee. For months, Biden and his most trusted advisors have been vetting potential candidates, looking at polling data, and scheduling one-on-one interviews with finalists. Most media attention in recent weeks has coalesced around California Sen. Kamala Harris, California Rep. Karen Bass, and former national security adviser and UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Florida Rep. Val Demings, and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth are still under consideration, according to Biden aides. Here’s a brief look at climate, food, and animal policy positions of the top contenders to be Biden’s vice-presidential pick. Kamala Harris The California senator has been seen as...
    California Governor Gavin Newsom sounded an optimistic note Monday as he noted that coronavirus cases in the state have begun to fall again, after a spike that followed the George Floyd protests and early efforts at reopening the economy. The Associated Press reported: The average weekly number of positive tests is down by a fifth, to 7,764 from its peak of nearly 9,900 a week ago. The seven-day rate of tests coming back positive statewide had peaked at nearly 8% late last month but has fallen to 6.1%, he said, though the rate remains much higher in some hard-hit counties. “It’s not where it needs to be, it is still too high, but again it is good to see this...
    A PETA investigation revealed footage of a California man shooting an elephant outside Kruger National Park in South Africa. Hunting is banned in the area, yet this hunter and his guides had no problem ignoring the rules to get their prize. The footage is horrifying and upsetting to watch. In the video footage, the elephant is lying quietly in the bushes and then the hunter shoots at the animal, who collapses to its knees. The hunter continues to shoot at the elephant until the footage stops. It’s unclear how many shots it took this amateur hunter to kill the animal. The hunter, Aaron Raby, a crane operator who lives in Los Angeles County, paid for the pleasure of killing...
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates — A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn't said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announcement came against the backdrop of covert actions conducted by Iran amid heightened tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Iran accuses Sharmahd, 65, of Glendora, California of planning a 2008 attack on...
    By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn't said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announcement came against the backdrop of covert actions conducted by Iran amid heightened tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Iran accuses Sharmahd, 65, of Glendora, California of planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom is overstepping his executive privileges with "draconian" restrictions by shutting down churches and telling believers they cannot worship during the coronavirus pandemic, a prominent pastor told "Fox News @ Night" Monday. Pastor John MacArther says he has been warned he could face fines or arrest for defying Newsom's July orders by hosting indoor services at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles County, which he says is not warranted by the reality of COVID-19. CALIFORNIA CHURCHES HOLD BEACH SERVICES, WORSHIP INDOORS IN DEFIANCE OF STATE BAN "We feel like we are the most essential reality in the world," MacArthur told host Shannon Bream. "Look, Jesus is Lord ... He is the head of our church. Governor Newsom is not the...
    It sounds like a nightmare scenario for women’s rights in California. Every time a woman suffers a late-term miscarriage or gives birth to a stillborn baby, she could potentially become the target of a homicide investigation, with police visiting homes and delivery rooms to carry out interrogations. Yet some medical and civil rights groups say that scenario is not so far-fetched if the murder prosecution of Chelsea Becker is permitted to proceed in a rural county of the San Joaquin Valley. They say it could judicially rewrite the state’s homicide statute, expanding it to apply to any pregnant woman whose conduct might have resulted in the loss of her pregnancy. “These are potentially dangerous precedents which make all women who...
    There are growing glimmers of hope that California’s surge in coronavirus cases could be peaking — but don’t expect the pandemic-shattered economy to share much of this progress in the short term. A Los Angeles Times analysis found that California has now experienced its first weekly reduction in new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time in 12 weeks. For the seven-day period that ended Sunday, California reported 59,697 new coronavirus cases, a drop of 9% from the previous week of 65,634 cases, which was a pandemic record. If the trends continue, it would mark a turning point after weeks of record hospitalizations that began in mid-June, the result of California starting to rapidly reopen the economy in May. ...
    For more than year, state officials and community groups in California have pushed a singular message: the importance of filling out the decennial count. Organizations canvassed neighborhoods, and hosted rallies and information sessions where they explained how census data turns into federal dollars that trickle down to cities and states. After the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the chance to gather in person, they started phone banks and honed social media campaigns. Those efforts, officials said, have achieved some of the best results in the country in getting the hardest-to-count communities to respond — of the estimated 3.5 million to 4.1 million households in that category, some 2 million have replied — although there is still work to be done...
    President Trump’s support among Republicans and other conservative voters has begun to erode amid the continued coronavirus pandemic and its associated economic havoc, a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies shows. The poll shows Trump far behind Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in California. That’s no surprise — even at his strongest Trump was unlikely ever to be competitive in California, a heavily Democratic state. What is notable, however, is the size of the gap and the degree to which approval of Trump’s work as president has declined among groups that until now have supported him. Biden leads Trump in California by 39 percentage points, 67% to 28%, the poll found. That’s 9 points larger than...
    If you want to discourage folks from doing something naughty, tax the hell out of it. Take cigarettes, for example: On average, in high-income countries you get a 4 percent drop in demand for every 10 percent price hike. Or consider pollution: Countries like Sweden have begun to tax carbon to fight climate change—basically, you pollute, you pay. And now another grand naughtiness may get hit with its own tax: single-use plastic. Proponents of the California Recycling and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act are campaigning for a 1-cent tax on these plastics. Brands that hawk them would have to pay a penny for each non-recyclable or non-compostable piece of packaging they sell—plastic bottles, potato chip bags, and all that. The waste-management...
    Many of the eight men now presumed dead after their amphibious assault vehicle sunk in deep water off San Clemente Island were celebrating milestones in their personal lives as they trained for their military careers. An 18-year-old from Corona was marking his first anniversary as a Marine, a new dad had a first son back home in Texas and a Portland man would have turned 19 during the 40-hour search-and-rescue effort that was mounted to find the group. A ninth Marine was found dead shortly after the AAV vanished from the surface. The eight, who were based at Camp Pendleton as part of the Battalion Landing Team 1/4, have been missing since Thursday, July 30, when their AAV took on...
    Of California’s 58 counties, Los Angeles County accounts for 50% of the coronavirus-related deaths with 4,701 out of 9,491 estimated deaths in the state since testing began in March. Riverside County has the second-highest number of total deaths at 737. The California Department of Public Health dashboard shows that there have been 1,694 deaths in the state in the last 14 days, 597 of those deaths were in Los Angeles County which amounts to 35% of the deaths in 14 days. Nineteen of California’s 58 counties on the governor’s monitoring list include all Southern California counties. Related Articles Pac-12 football boycott: Conference responds to players’ demands Coronavirus: California releases guidelines for elementary schools waivers ...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran. Iran hasn’t said how it detained Sharmahd, though the announcement came against the backdrop of covert actions conducted by Iran amid heightened tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Iran accuses Sharmahd, 65, of Glendora, California of planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and wounded over 200...
    The Apple fire that started in Cherry Valley and caused the evacuations that displaced thousands before it raced into the ridges and canyons of the San Bernardino National Forest was caused by burning carbon from the exhaust system of a diesel-fueled vehicle, investigators said Monday, Aug. 3. Hot particles from the exhaust ignited brush in perhaps three spots along Oak Glen Road. “The determination is reinforced by multiple independent witnesses as well as supporting physical evidence,” said Cal Fire, whose officers investigated the origin of the fire that started late Friday afternoon. There was no description of the vehicle available, Cal Fire/Riverside County spokesman Capt. Fernando Herrera said. Rumors of arson spread shortly after the fires started along Oak Glen...
    A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle, fire officials said Monday. The vehicle spewed burning carbon from its exhaust system, igniting several fires Friday on Oak Glen Road in Cherry Valley.  Authorities were asking anyone who may have seen such a vehicle at the time to contact investigators, according to a statement from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The blaze in Riverside County, among several wildfires across California, had consumed almost 42 square miles of dry brush and timber since it broke out Friday evening, fire officials said. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox As of Monday night,...
    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - All day long, as Air Force nurse Major Pinky Brewton cares for patients struggling to breathe in California's COVID-19 ravaged San Joaquin Valley, fears for her family simmer underneath her cool exterior. Once back in her Stockton hotel room, seeing her seven-year-old on Facetime, the relief is overwhelming. "He's breathing!" Brewton said. "That's the first thing I see as a nurse. How well is my son breathing?" Over the past two weeks, the U.S. Department of Defense has sent nearly 200 medics and logistics experts to the Valley. The military has also sent nearly 600 personnel to Texas, where a surge in COVID-19 cases is crushing hospitals along the Rio Grande Valley and...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As some students returned to distance learning Monday, the state released new guidance for elementary schools seeking to resume in-person learning. The majority of schools in California will be conducting distance learning in the coming weeks after Gov. Newsom announced schools in counties that have been on the County Data Monitoring list within the past 14 days may only do distance learning. The state is allowing elementary schools that fall in that category to apply for a waiver that would allow in-person learning. Guidance released Monday details that waiver process, which allows a district superintendent, private school principal, or executive director of a charter school to apply. The waiver is only available for transitional kindergarten through sixth...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —  From basketball tournaments to soccer conditioning to so-called “prohibition baseball,” kids have been playing organized sports for months in violation of the state’s stay-at-home order. California’s official youth sports guidance, released Monday night by the California Department of Public Health, finally provides permission for a restricted return to youth sports. CBS13 was the first to report that the state gave some counties permission to allow distanced drills and conditioning in May, before quietly backtracking without explanation. ALSO READ: State Flip-Flops On Youth Sports: No Team Drills Or Conditioning Allowed In Any County We then obtained a copy of a memo stating, as of last Friday, that the state was supposed to officially begin allowing youth sports training,...
    By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials released guidelines Monday for elementary schools to seek waivers that would allow them to offer classroom instruction but recommended that local health officials not even consider that option in counties with the highest rates of coronavirus infection. The state Department of Public Health released the guidelines for public, private and charter schools seeking permission from local health officers to resume in-person instruction if they are located in one of 38 counties that remain on a state watch list because of troubling COVID-19 increases. Those counties contain most of the state’s population. The waivers only apply for kindergarten to sixth grade because health officials say those students are less...
    A California mother destined for a trip to Joshua Tree National Park amid the coronavirus pandemic in June vanished two days into her travels — and has been missing ever since. Erika Lloyd, 37, mother of a 12-year-old son, set out from Walnut Creek for the roughly 500-mile road trip on June 14, but two days later her family told news station KESQ they lost contact with her. “Being [on] lockdown for almost three months, not being able to work and she was trying to home school her son, it was starting to get to her — the pressure and not having any income,” Erika’s mom, Ruth Lloyd told the outlet last Friday. The same day Erika’s family lost...
    SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health on Monday evening unveiled the much-anticipated process for elementary schools to request a waiver to resume in-person instruction in counties on the state’s coronavirus watchlist. The waivers are only available for grades K-6 and may be requested by a district superintendent, private school principal or executive director of a charter school, the CDPH said. Applicants must affirm they consulted with parent, labor and community organizations. The waiver application must also include confirmation that the school’s reopening plans have been published on the website of the local educational agency or private school. The CDPH said reopening plans must address, at a minimum, plans for cleaning and disinfection, cohorting, movement within school, face coverings...
    Some California elementary schools may be able to reopen for in-person classes this fall under a strict waiver system announced Monday by state officials. But because of the detailed rules, smaller schools — especially private and parochial campuses with more flexibility — will likely be among the most successful at meeting the special guidelines, prompting concern from some that select re-openings could add to gaps in educational equity. Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that both public and private schools in California counties where coronavirus continues to spread would be required to begin the fall with distance learning. Newsom’s guidance, which covers 38 of California’s most populous counties, means the majority of children in the state are unlikely...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As some students returned to distance learning Monday, the state released new guidance for youth sports and the process for elementary schools to resume in-person learning. For youth sports, the state is allowing some sports and physical education when physical distancing of six feet can be maintained and a “stable cohort of participants,” like a class, stay together. Officials are also advising that activities should take place outside as much as possible. The majority of schools in California will be conducting distance learning in the coming weeks after Gov. Newsom announced schools in counties that have been on the County Data Monitoring list within the past 14 days may only do distance learning. The state is allowing...
    Youth sporting events and competitions are outlawed in California for time being, but practices may go on with strict regulations, according to new state coronavirus safety guidelines released Monday evening. As long as the training allows for six feet of distancing between participants, new guidance from the California Department of Public Health will allow for teams to practice. The state’s new rules cover school-affiliated, club and recreational youth sports programs. They also place physical education classes in the same category as sports — they are allowed in person, provided teachers and participants follow the guidelines. The California Interscholastic Federation last month pushed all fall high school sports back until several months in response to the continuing pandemic. The earliest organized...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Gavin Newsom shared "early good signs" that things may be getting better in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is at 7,764, the governor said, which is down 21% from a week ago. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are down 10% and ICU hospitalizations are down 5% over the past two weeks, Newsom added. He also noted that the positivity rate is down to 7% in the last two weeks.EMBED More News Videos There are 'early good signs' in California's COVID-19 trends, says Gov. Newsom. But a lot more needs to happen before we toggle that dimmer switch again. "Encouraging signs, but one week does not make the kind of trend that gives us...
    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two more inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco died from what appear to be complications of the coronavirus, corrections officials said Monday. The inmates, including one on death row, died Sunday at outside hospitals, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Orlando G. Romero, 48, had been sentenced to death in 1996 for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery while armed with a firearm. He was sent to death row in 1996 after a judge found him and his brother, Christopher Self, then 21, guilty of choosing victims at random during a violent string of robberies. Riverside residents Joey Mans, 26, and Kipp Jones, 24, were shot to death...