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    Runyon Canyon, one of the most popular hiking trails in Los Angeles, is joining the list of public spaces throughout the region that will be closed over the Fourth of July weekend.The trail will be closed starting at 5 p.m. Friday and will remain off limits all day on Saturday to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to a tweet from L.A. Councilman David Ryu. TRAIL CLOSURE: Runyon Canyon Park will be closed tonight at 5pm and will remain closed...
    MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA) — Friday was the first day of beach closures for the holiday weekend in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and enforcement was ramping up as coastal businesses braced for a major slowdown. “This is a bad time — the holiday — for it to be closed down, but it’s necessary,” Lt. Andy Harrod said Friday as he briefed a group of event staffers on their duties throughout the holiday weekend. The Manhattan Beach Police Department will be...
    Even as fog hugged the coastline, barricades blocked beach access in places and public health officials urged people to stay home, residents from Oakland to Santa Cruz ventured outdoors in search of some semblance of normalcy over the Fourth of July weekend. By 10 a.m. Friday, a steady line of cars was streaming west on Highway 92 toward Half Moon Bay, past fruit stands, dinosaur sculptures and a sign advertising goat yoga at Lemos Farm. Outside Dad’s Luncheonette, Nadia Khuzaie...
    As beach closures went into effect to stem the spread of the coronavirus over the Fourth of July weekend, authorities said southern Californians mostly followed the rules on Friday. “No one is at the beach, which is weird,” said Los Angeles County Fire Department ocean lifeguard specialist Pono Barnes. The few who remained simply weren’t aware of the closures, Barnes said. “It seems like something is opening and closing every day. It can be hard to keep track.” The...
    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 CDCs 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7s new daily, interactive newscast about the...
    Runyon Canyon, one of the most popular hiking trails in Los Angeles, is joining the list of public spaces throughout the region that will be closed over the Fourth of July weekend.The trail will be closed starting at 5 p.m. Friday and will remain off limits all day on Saturday to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to a tweet from L.A. Councilman David Ryu. TRAIL CLOSURE: Runyon Canyon Park will be closed tonight at 5pm and will remain closed...
    SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The access roads to most of Half Moon Bays beaches are closed, with signs warning that the beaches will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.People have been coming to the beach and not social distancing. And its been kind of scary, the volume of people coming over here, said Lisa Zadek.Zadek, who lives in Half Moon Bay, said she was relieved to learn that her city is closing its beaches.We have...
    POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – From Coney Island to the Jersey Shore, people are out enjoying beaches in the Tri-State Area. In many ways, Point Pleasant beach looks like you’d expect: There are plenty of people on the sand, in their lounge chairs, with umbrellas and – hopefully – sunscreen. But in many ways, things are different. “You have to remember your mask, of course. Can’t leave the house without that. And definitely hand sanitizer too,” said Morgan Miller of...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County health officials reported an addition 713 coronavirus cases and six more virus-related deaths on Friday. The new numbers bring the county’s total to 15,778 cases and 360 deaths. The cases include 1,208 skilled nursing facility residents, 406 jail inmates, and 108 homeless people, according to the O.C. Health Care Agency. Of the six deaths announced on Friday, three were skilled nursing facility residents. The number of hospitalized patients in O.C. rose from 556 on...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Cracking down on crowded sand. After days of people packing Chicago beaches, the Lakefront had a much different look on Friday. Heading into the July 4th weekend, for many, would mean heading to the beach, but not this year. Chicago’s beaches are officially closed, cut are people following the rules? CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross is always investigating, and after days of seemingly letting people gather at many beaches, the city is making a change in enforcement. It’s...
    Thousands of beachgoers began flocking to the shores Friday to kick off the Fourth of July weekend despite a nationwide resurgence in coronavirus cases that has prompted holiday beach closures in some of the hardest-hit areas and other restrictions to prevent more infections. In Chicago, beaches are officially closed through the weekend but Foster Beach was packed as many took in the sun on Lake Michigan, WLS-TV reported. Beachgoers gathered at South Carolinas Myrtle Beach while largely ignoring social distancing measures, according to TMZ. In New...
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — So many July 4th traditions have been canceled, but that doesn’t mean the summer menu will suffer. On a broiling hot day at the beach, how about a nice cool beverage or ice cream treat? That day has come to Long Island. At multiple Long Island beaches, swimming pools and parks, food trucks have just been given the go-ahead this holiday and beyond after Nassau County lobbied the state. “We actually made the case that if...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway coronavirus infections. A few surfers were in the water off Los Angeles’ famed Venice Beach and a few dozen people strolled the boardwalk or shoreline, but the normal Independence Day throngs were missing from the long expanse of sparkling sand. “This...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway coronavirus infections. A few surfers were in the water off Los Angeles’ famed Venice Beach and a few dozen people strolled the boardwalk or shoreline, but the normal Independence Day throngs were missing from the long expanse of sparkling sand....
    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 CDCs 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7s new daily, interactive newscast about the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – To keep it cool on hot holiday weekends, our area beaches are usually where people go. All was quiet on Fire Island this morning, but thousands are expected to flock to the water this July 4th weekend. That started to happen in Coney Island Friday morning. The sun was out, and for the first weekend this summer, people are not just out at beaches, but in the water. Many CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis spoke with are happy...
    POINT LOOKOUT, Long Island (WABC) -- If you thought COVID would keep the crowds home for the Fourth of July weekend, that was not the case at Town Park Point Lookout Beach.The line was a good half-hour long by 10:30 on Friday morning.The sand, while socially distanced, was filling up fast.As long as we keep our big blankets around - we bring the big blankets on purpose, said one beachgoer.RELATED: Where to find fireworks and 4th of July events and...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City On a holiday weekend that would typically draw crowds to watch fireworks, march in parades and wave the red, white and blue, many Americans kicked off Independence Day exactly where they have been for months: at home. The holiday marking the country’s 244 years of independence comes four days into a month when at least eight states have seen record daily...
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – The July 4th holiday usually means packed beaches and bustling crowds on nearby sidewalks, or in Hollywood’s case – the Broadwalk. But not this year. South Florida’s beaches are closed and law enforcement is blocking entry to them. “It’s disappointing but necessary given the crisis,” said Hollywood resident Greg Glenn. Download The New CBS4 News App Here With the number of positive coronavirus cases hitting record numbers, county leaders have taken drastic steps to control the spread...
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – The July 4th holiday usually means packed beaches and bustling crowds on nearby sidewalks, or in Hollywood’s case – the Broadwalk. But not this year. South Florida’s beaches are closed and law enforcement is blocking entry to them. “It’s disappointing but necessary given the crisis,” said Hollywood resident Greg Glenn. Download The New CBS4 News App Here With the number of positive coronavirus cases hitting record numbers, county leaders have taken drastic steps to control the spread...
    Beaches up and down the Southern California coast are closing down for the Fourth of July holiday weekend amid a spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.Normally around this time of year, people are flocking to beaches. But this year, nearly all beaches across Los Angeles and Orange counties -- as well as beaches in Ventura County -- will be closed to the public for the holiday weekend.The one exception appears to be in San Clemente, raising concerns as people may...
    LAKEVIEW — Despite another reminder from city officials Thursday that beaches and the lake remain closed, a few hundred people were on Montrose Beach and in Lake Michigan on Thursday. At a Thursday press conference with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other city officials, Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly reminded people not to come to city beaches for the holiday weekend.  “I want to remind everybody that the beaches are still closed. The water is still off-limits. The...
    TURKEY holidays are back on the cards this summer after an air bridge with the UK has been announced. The UK government has released the full list of countries which wont require Brits to quarantine when returning to the UK. 2Can I go on holiday to Turkey this summer?Credit: Alamy Along with France, Spain and Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Croatia are also on the list. Turkey is one of the many destinations outside of the EU to be part of...
    SANTA BARBARA (CBSLA) — All county beaches in Santa Barabara County have been ordered to close over July 4th weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes following concerns that major crowds could flock to Santa Barbara County after beaches in Los Angeles, Ventura and most of Orange County closed this holiday weekend. The order, issued by Santa Barbara County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, went into effect Friday, July 3 at 12 a.m., and lasts until 11:59 p.m....
    (CNN)Some beaches in the northeastern United States are dealing with more than the threat of COVID-19 this holiday weekend. They have to contend with an unwelcome visitor: the Lions Mane jellyfish. The fish, which can reach sizes of four feet in diameter with tentacles over a hundred feet long, have been spotted from Maine to Massachusetts.The ones that were seeing here are probably not much bigger than maybe dinner plate, says Steve Spina, Assistant Curator of Fishes at the...