LOS ANGELES — Just days after recommending that people wear masks to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Riverside County went a step further and ordered all residents to cover their faces when leaving home, as the number of infections and deaths continued to rise across California.
VENTURA (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested and nearly two dozen guns were seized following an investigation that began when deputies responded to a call about numerous firearms inside a parked vehicle, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES — A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who fear vulnerable, elderly residents would be placed at risk.
SACRAMENTO — California has cut its COVID-19 testing backlog by more than two-thirds, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday, but has still managed to test less than one half of 1% of the state’s nearly 40 million residents.
LOS ANGELES — Another Riverside County sheriff’s deputy has died from the Coronavirus, becoming the third member of law enforcement to die of COVID-19 in California.
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers won’t return on April 13 as they had planned, extending indefinitely the Legislature’s first unscheduled break in 158 years and leaving Gov. Gavin Newsom in charge of spending billions of dollars to combat the COVID-19 outbreak with little direct oversight.
SAN FRANCISCO — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the Coronavirus: the homeless.
SACRAMENTO — Supporters of a proposed amendment to the California Constitution that would raise property taxes on some businesses by up to $12 billion a year announced Thursday they have collected more than 1.7 million signatures, all but assuring it will appear on the November ballot.
LOS ANGELES — California’s governor on Thursday said small businesses can keep up to $50,000 in sales tax receipts for the next year as the COVID-19 outbreak has forced people to stay home and many shops to close.
LOS ANGELES — One of California’s largest counties is recommending all residents wear face masks to combat the Coronavirus, but Gov. Gavin Newsom isn’t ready to take that idea statewide, focusing instead Wednesday on keeping people inside and adding thousands more hospital beds than previous…
LOS ANGELES — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the Coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
LEBEC — Interstate 5 was shut down Wednesday morning in the mountains between Los Angeles and Bakersfield due to a crash possibly involving hazardous materials, the California Highway Patrol said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66.
LOS ANGELES — Californians endured a weekend of stepped-up restrictions aimed at keeping them home as much as possible while hospitals and health officials scrambled Sunday to ready themselves for a week that could see the feared dramatic surge in Coronavirus cases.
BERKELEY — Pacific Gas & Electric is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can’t pay for its crimes in a deadly Northern California wildfire by taking money away from a fund set up to compensate thousands of victims for their losses.
With cases of Coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to spend a second weekend at home to slow the spread of infection.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — As the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus continues, with countries facing lockdowns and hospitals dealing with unprecedented demand, a research team at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is working around the clock on a new vaccine, the school announced Friday.
SACRAMENTO — Four gun-owners rights organizations on Friday sued Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva over his repeated attempts this week to shut down firearms dealers, contending that his actions violate citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms.
LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday banned all evictions of renters for the next two months, his latest effort to offer a lifeline to the many millions in the state harmed by the economic fallout from the spreading Coronavirus.
LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians who venture outside this week will see excellent air quality, resulting from business closures during the Coronavirus pandemic and recent rain, experts said.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles recorded its first case of Coronavirus five weeks before New York City, yet it’s New York that is now the U.S. epicenter of the disease.
LOS ANGELES — California hired retired state workers and transferred other employees to help process an avalanche of over 1 million unemployment claims amid a surge of job losses from the Coronavirus pandemic, the state said Thursday.
SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University has launched an investigation into whether a student who represents 14 school fraternities promoted blackout drinking in a text message posted to social media in February.
SANTA CLARITA — A vehicle overturned Thursday on the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway in the Santa Clarita area, seriously injuring a woman and blocking the northbound lanes.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight that skidded off a runway while landing in rainy weather in 2018 is suing the company, alleging she suffered physical and emotional injuries.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case of a man convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s ex-husband at a mobile home park.
CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council will hold a special meeting this morning, its first under new state rules allowing for public meetings to be held virtually using video and teleconferencing during the COVID-19 crisis.
BERKELEY — The stock market turmoil triggered by the Coronavirus pandemic is raising worries that Pacific Gas & Electric’s $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic wildfires may be worth far less by the time the beleaguered company emerges from bankruptcy.
SACRAMENTO — Five of the nation’s largest banks have agreed to temporarily suspend residential mortgage payments for people affected by the Coronavirus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Claiming unsafe conditions related to the spread of the Coronavirus, unions representing Los Angeles County public defenders, district attorneys and city attorneys called Wednesday for the immediate closure of the Los Angeles Superior Courts.
VENTURA — A California judge has been publicly censured for making dozens of sexist, racially insensitive and dishonest remarks from the bench over a decade, the state Commission on Judicial Performance announced Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arraignment was scheduled yesterday for a Southern California man suspected of shooting and killing his pregnant wife and then fleeing to Mexico two years ago, prosecutors said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is scrambling to obtain protective gear for healthcare workers and first responders, reaching out worldwide and working with locals to ratchet up production as the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the nation’s most populous state.
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a suspected bomb-making operation after a man was injured and a woman was arrested following an explosion at a Northern California home.
SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for a swath of death and destruction left behind after its fraying electrical grid ignited a 2018 wildfire that decimated three Northern California towns and drove the nation’s largest utili…
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez announced yesterday that the City Council’s planned meetings have been canceled until further notice, in order for city staff to work on logistics to hold meetings remotely during the Coronavirus outbreak.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A federal judge will preside over a closed hearing today in downtown Los Angeles to discuss possible immediate solutions to the Skid Row homeless crisis in light of the worsening Coronavirus pandemic.
LOS ANGELES — Sunshine lured crowds to California beaches and parks on Sunday despite a statewide stay-at-home order, prompting more closures as officials announced plans to ramp up testing procedures for the Coronavirus.
SACRAMENTO — Pacific Gas & Electric and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday that removes one of the last hurdles for the nation’s largest utility to emerge from a bankruptcy triggered by its massive liabilities from wildfires.
SANTA MARIA — A tanker truck overturned down an embankment Saturday, spilling more than 6,600 gallons of crude oil into a river that flows into a dam and reservoir near the city of Santa Maria, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES — While California awoke Friday to the reality of a near lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, it was business as usual for Rick Curnutt and his family, who were hunkered down in China during the early days of the outbreak and spent two weeks in self-quarantine when they…
LOS ANGELES — All federal courthouses for the Central District of California will be closed to the public through May 1 except for hearings on criminal duty matters, Chief U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips announced.
SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the Coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system.
SACRAMENTO — Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the Coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach groups.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A political fundraiser will plead guilty to a bribery charge for coordinating a $500,000 payment in 2017 to gain the help of a Los Angeles City Council member in advancing a major real estate development, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
LANCASTER — The Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol on Thursday circulated a photo of a 79-year-old man suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes who went missing.