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California’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rise 81% over two weeks as pandemic rages

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hospitalizations in California due to confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus have risen more than 81% in the last two weeks, and ICU hospitalizations have increased 57.1%, Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of California’s Health and Human Services Agency, said during......

California officials improperly allowed cannabis billboards along highways, court rules

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Patrick McGreevy State officials improperly allowed hundreds of billboards advertising cannabis products along California highways even though the billboards were banned under the 2016 initiative that legalized the sale of pot for recreational use, a judge ruled last week.......

“Multiple” stabbing in San Jose church leaves at least two dead

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here San Jose, California — At least two people were killed and others seriously wounded Sunday night in a multiple stabbing at a church here. Police said there were no services going on at the time. They said “unhoused” people......

CBS Weekend News, November 21, 2020

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here States issue new restrictions to contain surge of coronavirus infections; Displaced owl found in Rockefeller Christmas could take flight as soon as Monday Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Wisconsin governor renews mask mandate despite court challenge as pandemic worsens

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By Brendan O’Brien, Maria Caspani (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s governor on Friday extended a statewide mask mandate despite a legal challenge from conservatives, renewing an emergency health order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections. FILE PHOTO: Nurses work in a ward housing coronavirus......

California NAACP leader to step down amid conflict-of-interest criticism

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Melody Gutierrez The longtime leader of California’s NAACP will step down next month, a move that comes amid conflict-of-interest allegations after her public affairs company earned $1.7 million endorsing ballot measures this year. Alice Huffman, 84, cited health issues......

California gives Tesla ‘essential workforce’ exemption from new Covid-19 health orders

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 02 September 2020, Berlin: Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk arrives with a face mask for the executive board meeting of the CDU in Westhafen. Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa (Photo by Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance | picture alliance |......

U.S. officials worry about holiday spike as coronavirus surges

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By Maria Caspani, Brendan O’Brien NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. health authorities braced for further increases in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths on Friday, capping a week in which the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerated ahead of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday. FILE PHOTO: A patient arrives outside Maimonides Medical......

California Republican leaders go all in on Trump’s election subterfuge, but some are more vocal than others

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Maya Lau, Laura J. Nelson To U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the general election was a resounding success for his party. “Not one Republican incumbent lost,” McCarthy said during a news conference last week. Except, of course, President......

California will impose ‘limited’ curfew due to COVID-19 surge

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Phil Willon, Taryn Luna, Alejandra Reyes-Velarde Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced a mandatory overnight stay-at-home order that will be instituted throughout most of California to combat a surge in new coronavirus cases, a measure that comes just days after......

Angel City FC to Play at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angel City FC, the new Los Angeles entry in the National Women’s Soccer League, will play its home games at Banc of California Stadium starting in spring 2022. The club will share the stadium......

Despite reports of unemployment fraud, California keeps sending mail with Social Security info

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Patrick McGreevy California’s unemployment benefits agency, which has reported a deluge of fraudulent claims, has sent out more than 38 million pieces of mail containing Social Security numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic began, despite a call last year for......

California considers emergency COVID-19 workplace safety rules as infections rise

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jie Jenny Zou A six-member board overseeing the safety of California’s workplaces Thursday will consider imposing new rules intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has been surging across the state. The new guidelines, if approved, would......

California Rep. Pete Aguilar wins vice chair position in House Democratic leadership

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah D. Wire Redlands Rep. Pete Aguilar was elected vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus on Thursday, guaranteeing at least one Latino member of House leadership in 2021 and 2022. Aguilar faced Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois for......

Court dismisses cities’ lawsuit challenging cannabis deliveries in California

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Patrick McGreevy In a win for California’s struggling cannabis industry, a Fresno judge has dismissed a lawsuit by 24 cities seeking to invalidate state regulations allowing delivery of cannabis to homes in communities that have outlawed sales in shops.......

California could see a $26-billion windfall followed by growing deficits, analysts say

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Myers California’s state budget faces a dramatic boom-and-bust period over the next four years, analysts said Wednesday, a roller-coaster period that could begin with a $26-billion tax windfall and later plunge to a projected deficit of $17.5 billion......

Column: Newsom may have ‘COVID fatigue,’ but that’s a privilege California can’t afford

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Erika D. Smith Of the many things that came out of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mouth on Monday, as he rambled through an apology for his now infamous jaunt to the Michelin-starred French Laundry with his wife and some lobbyists,......

Facing increasing criticism, California legislators defend Hawaii trip during COVID-19 surge

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Patrick McGreevy California lawmakers who flew to a conference in Maui amid the pandemic broke their silence over the controversy Wednesday, defending the trip by calling it safe despite officials in their home state advising people not to travel......

California Wildlife Center collects used plywood from boarded-up stores for animal enclosures

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Plywood used to board up Beverly Hills businesses before Election Day, is coming down. It’s being repurposed for animal enclosures at a Los Angeles wildlife rescue operation. Carter Evans reports. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

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