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  • Central Valley wineries ordered to close, while Governor's (Newsom’s) winery remains open

    07/02/2020 10:10:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 13 replies
    Fox26 ^ | July 2 2020 | Misti Reed
    FRESNO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the closures of certain businesses across 19 counties in California Wednesday, in response to the growing daily number of novel coronavirus cases (COVID-19) in recent weeks. Those counties included Fresno, Kern, Kings, Merced and Tulare in the Central Valley. The closures included restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, cardrooms, and bars. Gov. Newsom's winery and tasting room in Napa Valley remained open as of the July 1, 2020 order.
  • Californians ordered to wear face masks in public after ‘too many people with faces uncovered’: Gov. Newsom

    06/18/2020 2:44:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 131 replies
    KTLA ^ | 06/18/2020 | by: Nouran Salahieh
    Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all Californians Thursday to wear face coverings while in public or in high-risk settings after the state recorded a single-day high in coronavirus cases. Face coverings are now mandated for residents while at work, on public transportation, in taxis and ride-sharing cars, and inside or in lines to enter all public spaces— including hospitals and pharmacies. “Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered – putting at risk the real progress we have made in fighting the disease,” Newsom said in a written statement. “California’s strategy to restart the economy and get people...
  • California governor issues statewide order for people to wear masks

    06/18/2020 2:40:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 118 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2020 | Amy Graff
    With coronavirus cases increasing, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order for people to wear masks Thursday.
  • Orange County health official resigns amid pushback over face mask order

    06/10/2020 3:43:03 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2020 | Amanda Woods
    The chief health officer in Orange County, Calif., resigned this week after receiving pushback — and even death threats — over her mandate that everyone in the county wear face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to new reports. Dr. Nichole Quick faced immediate resistance from residents and elected officials when she issued the face mask mandate in late May, the Los Angeles Times reported. During a county board of supervisors meeting last month, a woman who identified herself as an attorney disparaged Quick’s experience in the medical field and even read her home address out loud.
  • Over 70% of California’s Economy Has Reopened, Gov. Gavin Newsom Says

    05/12/2020 2:32:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Wrap via Yahoo ^ | 5/11/20 | J. Clara Chan
    Over 70% of California’s economy has reopened with limitations, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday during his daily update on the state’s response to #COVID-19 “I know 70% is not 100%, and I recognize that ‘with modifications’ means ‘with restrictions,’ and ‘with restrictions’ means a struggle for businesses to get back where they were pre-pandemic,” Newsom said. Last Friday, the state moved into the next phase of reopening its economy by allowing some nonessential retailers - including clothing, music, toy, sporting goods and book stores - to reopen for curbside pickup. Still, the impact of the pandemic on the economy has...
  • 'Every One of Them': California Begins Forcibly Quarantining People – Separating Families – Over COVID-19

    05/07/2020 9:00:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 06, 2020 10:53 PM EST | VICTORIA TAFT
    On Wednesday, the soft voice of Ventura County Health Director Robert Levin confirmed that the forcible quarantines are underway. He announced a “pilot program that will grow into a larger program” and “we will find everyone with COVID-19 and we will isolate every one of them and we will make sure that they stay quarantined and we will check in with them every day. In other words, what this program means is we’re going to do a more complete job, we’re going to do a more meticulous job of making it less and less possible for others in the county...
  • (San Diego) Protesters rally against stay-at-home order

    04/18/2020 1:11:38 PM PDT · by abb · 22 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | April 18, 2020 | Staff
    SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Demonstrators are gathering Saturday to protest the stay-at-home order issued to curb the spread of COVID-19. Two protests are scheduled for 1 p.m.- one at the Hall of Justice downtown and the other near Balboa Park, at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street. “This event is intended to be nonpartisan, just a group of park lovers, who want to able to use Balboa Park again for relaxation, walking and other exercise,” said Roger Ogden of Bankers Hill. A local or state government can set aside constitutional rights, Ogden said, if there is a compelling...
  • About 100 protest health officer's stay-at-home order (Sonora, Calif)

    04/17/2020 6:42:05 AM PDT · by rintintin · 5 replies
    Union Democrat ^ | Apr 15, 2020 | Guy McCarthy
    More than 100 people protested Wednesday in downtown Sonora against health orders that are keeping small businesses closed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that has so far sickened three people in Tuolumne County. Some held signs stating “Honk if You’re Healthy” and “More Data Less Fear” and “Man Cannot Live on Walmart Alone” while they walked up and down Washington Street. As many as 75 people gathered in Courthouse Square between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., raising concerns from other Sonora and Tuolumne County residents who opposed the protest, saying it endangered the entire community to congregate in...
  • CalPERS loses $69 billion in biggest market losses since Great Recession

    03/22/2020 7:25:44 AM PDT · by rintintin · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 22 2020 | BY WES VENTEICHER
    The pot of invested money used to pay for hundreds of thousands of California public employee pensions has shrunk by $69 billion as coronavirus has squeezed global markets. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s fund balance stood about $335 billion Thursday, down from a record high of $404 billion one month ago, according to CalPERS officials. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System likely experienced similar losses, but the system doesn’t publicly report its value as often as CalPERS does. Its value stood about $243 billion at the end of February. Read more here:
  • L.A. County gives up on containing coronavirus, tells doctors to skip testing of some patients

    03/20/2020 5:33:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    The nation’s second-largest municipal health system has told its staff that it is essentially abandoning hope of containing the coronavirus outbreak and instructed doctors not to bother testing symptomatic patients if a positive result won’t change how they would be treated. The guidance, sent by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to its doctors on Thursday, was prompted by a crush of patients and shortage of tests, and could make it difficult to ever know precisely how many people in L.A. County contracted the virus. The department “is shifting from a strategy of case containment to slowing disease...
  • Coronavirus panic grips California with anxious shoppers stocking up on bottled water, canned food and Clorox wipes as the state becomes a virus hot spot

    03/01/2020 3:44:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 147 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2020 | Andrew Court
    Anxious shoppers have descended on California supermarkets, stocking up on supplies as Coronavirus panic grips the West Coast. The state has become a Cornoavirus hot spot, with more than half a dozen residents diagnosed with the disease in recent days. Late this week, two Northern California residents were revealed to be confirmed cases despite having no known contact with anyone else who was infected. State officials say they are bracing for similar cases of people contracting the disease from an 'unknown origin' and nervous locals are taking no chances.
  • 3 Men Found Dead Near Grave Site in Perris [CA]Cemetery, Prompting Triple Homicide Investigation

    02/17/2020 4:08:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Witnesses reported seeing the bodies of the deceased individuals prior to deputies erecting a barrier to shield the grim scene from onlookers. "One of them was hunched over, the other one was laying down and the other one looked like he ... was wrapped up in a sleeping bag type," Randy Rios told KTLA. Another witness, Maria Miranda, recalled seeing two of the bodies on top of a grave. "Very sad scene. Heartbreaking I guess, because it's a cemetery, and it's a place of mourning and remembrance, and you can across something like this, it's unheard of," she said. A...
  • Child Fleeing Coronavirus in China Is Hospitalized in Riverside County [CA] After Developing Fever

    02/04/2020 12:50:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/04/2020
    A child who arrived last week at March Air Reserve Base as part of a group of Americans fleeing the coronavirus in China has been hospitalized after developing a fever, while another traveler who arrived at LAX has been quarantined at the base, Riverside County officials said Tuesday. The child, accompanied by a parent, was taken by ambulance to Riverside University Health System-Medical Center for testing and observation after developing a fever, according to a news release from county health officials. The move was taken "out of an abundance of caution," the release stated. Meanwhile, a traveler who arrived at...
  • 10 [possible] cases of Wuhan Virus now in California…

    01/24/2020 10:23:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | January 24, 2020 12:19 pm | Kane
    14 Chinese cities with a combined population of around 33 million people are now off limits as the coronavirus infects over 800 people around the world. In the U.S., 10 possible cases in California, one in Texas and one in Tennessee are in isolation awaiting CDC test results. Ramy Inocencio explains how people in Wuhan, the center of the outbreak, are dealing with isolation.
  • Planned Parenthood to Open 50 Los Angeles School Centers Offering ‘Pregnancy Options Counseling’

    12/13/2019 2:39:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Dec, 12, 2019, | Dr. Susan Berry
    Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday it has partnered with the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to open 50 taxpayer-funded centers that will distribute birth control drugs and provide “pregnancy options counseling” to teens. The nation’s largest abortion chain says it is calling the new in-school programs “Well Being Centers.” Alexis McGill Johnson, interim president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, in a press statement said: This groundbreaking program means that students don’t have to worry about missing school just to access the quality health care, education, and resources they need. Too many young people don’t...
  • Fuel-guzzling California threatens Trump administration over fracking plan

    12/13/2019 11:58:33 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13,2019 | By William La Jeunesse
    California leads the nation in the consumption of gasoline and jet fuel. The oil and gas industry provides more than 360,000 jobs and fracking helps the sector to pump annually into the state economy more than $55 billion in tax revenues. Yet, today, state officials are threatening legal action after the Trump administration opened 1.2 million acres of federal land to drilling after a six-year moratorium. “The Trump Administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants to expose more than a million acres of public land in Central California to drilling and fracking using a patently deficient environment impact study,” said...
  • Is California Becoming Premodern?

    10/31/2019 3:55:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | October 31, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    More than 2 million Californians were recently left without power after the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric -- which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year -- preemptively shut down transmission lines in fear that they might spark fires during periods of high autumn winds. Consumers blame the state for not cleaning up dead trees and brush, along with the utility companies for not updating their ossified equipment. The power companies in turn fault the state for so over-regulating utilities that they had no resources to modernize their grids. Californians know that having tens of thousands of homeless in...
  • Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Garnet in CA

    10/18/2019 8:18:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    October 19, 2019
    A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Garnet in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.6289978 West, latitude 33.895668 North, depth = 14.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.19 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ci38906511. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38906511. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 00:56:36 / October 19, 2019 @ 12:56 am. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:56:36 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter).
  • Earthquake struck on unusual section of San Andreas fault known for ‘creeping’

    10/16/2019 11:44:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Rong-Gong Lin
    Tuesday’s quake occurred along a section that is notable for not having had dramatically large earthquakes in the modern historical record. Keith Knudsen, USGS geologist and deputy director of the agency’s Earthquake Science Center, called Tuesday’s quake “a garden variety San Andreas event” in this section. “This is the 10th earthquake larger than magnitude 4 in the last 20 years in this area” within a radius of about six miles from Tuesday’s epicenter, Knudsen said. The stretches of San Andreas north and south of the creeping section have acted very differently in the modern historical period, rupturing in the state’s...
  • 4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes near Central Coast, after two quakes night before

    10/15/2019 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    fresno bee ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2019 | BY CRESENCIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO
    For a second day, shaking has rattled areas in Northern California. The United States Geological Survey reported a 4.8-magnitude quake rocked areas near Salinas and Hollister, west of Fresno County just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. The earthquake comes after an overnight of shaking set off by two quakes Monday night...