California pushes to reopen restaurants, gyms and salons

Faced with unemployment rates that in many places top 20%, California counties are eager to reopen their economies as quickly as they can. With Gov. Gavin Newsom loosening requirements for reopening, local officials are racing to submit plans and get approval to allow shuttered businesses to open — all with social distancing restrictions. The new […]

Coronavirus: California reopening to start slow, expert says

So when might California be ready to really loosen up its statewide stay-at-home order? Gov. Gavin Newsom outlined a four-stage plan that envisions a process by which restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus are lifted gradually. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he understood the frustrations and suggested he would announce an easing of […]

California schools may not reopen this school year; LAUSD distributes food

More than 400,000 “grab-and-go” meals were being distributed Wednesday to Los Angeles students and families — a new daily ritual likely to continue for months since Gov. Gavin Newsom said all public schools in California might remain shuttered for the rest of the school year. Los Angeles Unified officials are ramping up support and food […]

California declares state of emergency after new cases linked to cruise ship

China reported a rise in new confirmed cases of coronavirus this morning, reversing three straight days of declines, because of a spike in new infections in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. China had 139 new confirmed cases yesterday, the country’s National Health Commission said on Thursday, bringing the total accumulated number of cases to […]

Super Tuesday: Surging Biden has strong showing but Sanders captures biggest prize of California

WASHINGTON — A resurgent Joe Biden rode a wave of momentum to win at least eight large states on Super Tuesday, but Bernie Sanders won the biggest prize of California to set up a long one-on-one battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden rolled to wins across the South, Midwest and New England on the […]

California Housing Crisis Podcast: Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to fix homelessness

When he bicycles in the morning to Gold’s Gym in Venice, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has noticed a growing number of homeless people pitching tents in the neighborhood. Now the head of a public affairs institute at USC, Schwarzenegger last month gathered public officials and experts from across the country to debate what to do […]

Mountain lion believed to have attacked California girl, 6, is caught and killed

A mountain lion that authorities believe attacked a 6-year-old girl in Northern California on Sunday was captured and euthanized, the state department of fish and wildlife said Thursday. The 6-year-old survived the attack at Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve in Santa Clara County, which is in the San Francisco Bay Area. […]

Trump’s border wall falls over from high winds in California, Mexico

A portion of President Donald Trump’s border wall blew over from gusty winds Wednesday, falling over on the Mexican side of the border. The newly installed panels were a part of an ongoing project to improve existing parts of the wall in Calexico, California.   Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Protection in El […]

Driver, accused of ramming teens off road, faces murder charges in California crash that killed 3

Three teenagers were killed and three others were injured after a driver intentionally used his vehicle to ram their car, sending it into a tree off a Southern California road, authorities said Monday. Anurag Chandra in a sheriff’s booking photo.Riverside County, California, Sheriff’s Office The man, Anurag Chandra, 42, faces multiple counts of murder and […]

‘California Neighborhoods Count’ Checks Accuracy of 2020 Census Data : NPR

Robert Bozick (right), a demographer at the RAND Corporation, and Beverly Weidmer, a survey director, review maps of a neighborhood selected to be included in the California Neighborhoods Count at the think tank’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption toggle caption Hansi Lo Wang/NPR Robert Bozick (right), a demographer at the […]