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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- The ongoing fiasco at EDD came under the spotlight Monday. Governor Gavin Newsom released his highly-anticipated task force report on what's gone wrong, revealing 600,000 claims are gathering dust and a million more workers had their benefits cut off.The EDD now stopped accepting new claims for two weeks, until Oct. 5, while it "resets" to a new system.RELATED: EDD troubles 6 months later -- has anything improved?Kim Nicol of Santa Rosa is one of the 600,000 workers who still have no benefits months after losing their jobs."I've been waiting since August. Aug. 1," she says."You can't get through the customer service line, eight till noon -- forget it." Michael Hurley of Concord has been waiting since...
    The Democrat challenging House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTrump asked Chamber of Commerce to reconsider Democratic endorsements: report The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - White House moves closer to Pelosi on virus relief bill Trump's sharp words put CDC director on hot seat MORE is going live with her first TV ad in the race for California’s 23rd Congressional District, the campaign shared with The Hill on Monday.  The 30-second TV ad for Kim Mangone is backed by a $500,000 ad buy and is set to air starting Tuesday. It highlights Mangone’s service in the Air Force while she took college classes and raised her daughter as a single mother.  “I followed my father's footsteps...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As Proposition 16 was making its way through the California State Legislature, the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked massive protests and demonstrations across the nation. “We had no idea any of this would happen,” Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, said. Weber was the one who introduced Proposition 16, an amendment that would allow public universities and government agencies to consider an applicant’s race and gender in admissions and hiring. “George Floyd did that for me,” Weber said. “He let you see up front the impact of 400 years of racism and what is happening in this country and that equal opportunity is not readily available for everybody.” The support for...
    The Catholic archbishop of San Francisco on Sunday criticized why indoor retail shops are open but not houses of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. "The City continues to place unrealistic and suffocating restrictions on our natural and constitutional right to worship. This willful discrimination is affecting us all," Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in his remarks posted by the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption online. "Yes, discrimination, because there is no other word for it. We ask: why can people shop at Nordstrom’s at 25% capacity but only one of you at a time is allowed to pray inside of this great Cathedral, your Cathedral? Is this equality?" CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE California’s death...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- The ongoing fiasco at EDD came under the spotlight Monday. Governor Gavin Newsom released his highly-anticipated task force report on what's gone wrong, revealing 600,000 claims are gathering dust and a million more workers had their benefits cut off.The EDD now stopped accepting new claims for two weeks, until Oct. 5, while it "resets" to a new system.RELATED: EDD troubles 6 months later -- has anything improved?Kim Nicol of Santa Rosa is one of the 600,000 workers who still have no benefits months after losing their jobs."I've been waiting since August. Aug. 1," she says."You can't get through the customer service line, eight till noon -- forget it." Michael Hurley of Concord has been waiting since...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who put his semen in a co-worker's water bottle and on her computer was convicted Monday of assault and battery for sexual purposes. Stevens Millancastro, 30, of Palmdale was convicted of misdemeanors by an Orange County judge and must register as a sex offender, the Orange County Register reported. Millancastro was obsessed with his co-worker and stared at her incessently after she turned him down for a date, prosecutors said. After she filed a formal human resources complaint, Millancastro placed semen several times in her half-full water bottle — which she noticed as a cloudy substance — in a jar of honey she used for tea and on her computer keyboard, prosecutors...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California unemployment agency’s two call centers to field questions about jobless benefits had two major problems as millions of people sought help due to the pandemic: One had nobody on site to answer calls and the other had hundreds of untrained new hires who didn’t know how to help callers. The result was about 600,000 callers each month “waiting on hold for hours without a statistically significant chance of being served,” according to a review of the Employment Development Department that found widespread problems that greatly hindered its ability to deal with record jobless claims. The report detailed the problems that have plagued the agency since March, when the government...
    The share of Californians who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week dipped below 3% for the first time, a sign that the Golden State is finally starting to beat back the spread of the coronavirus, officials said Monday. Just 3.1% of Californians who were tested over the last two weeks received a positive result, and that ratio dropped to 2.8% in the last seven days, state officials said. Hospitals in California are treating the fewest patients with the virus since April, and admissions to the state’s intensive care units have been dropping steadily, too. It’s a rare piece of good news for 40 million Californians, who are contending with raging wildfires and toxic air quality on top...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A newly signed state law makes spreading misinformation about voting by mail a misdemeanor criminal offense. Authored by Sen. Henry Stern, D-Los Angeles, SB 739 took effect immediately after being signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday. “If you’re putting out tweets, Facebook posts or using social and other types of media to intentionally mislead voters about their right and ability to vote by mail, that’s now a crime, and it’s my hope local D.A.s and the state attorney general will go after violators the moment they see them,” Stern said. “In the midst of this worldwide pandemic, it is imperative that voters, especially those who are getting a vote-by-mail ballot for the first time, know...
    Loading the player... A mother is going through with a formal complaint after her Black son was treated unfairly by a police officer. Read More: Georgia police officer who attacked Black passenger fired Sacramento’s KCRA reports in a video that has now gone viral where a mother can be seen addressing a police officer who decided to harass her son after he failed to stop at a stop sign. Instead of issuing 19-year-old Tobias Eagle of Elk Grove, California a ticket after the traffic violation, he was asked a series of questions including whether he was on probation or parole. Eagle says he didn’t even notice the officer behind him until he pulled directly in front of...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – From Fort Worth to the front lines: a local firefighter describes the work at California’s largest wildfire. “Most of the fire we have not even seen,” said Fort Worth Fire Department Captain Cody Stillwell. Stillwell and seven other firefighters are part of the Strike 139 team helping battle the August Complex fire in Northern California. “There are firefighters here from all over the world – all over the country, Canada.” He says they work in 24-hour shifts, starting at 7:00 a.m. The shifts are long because it takes so long to reach their work site. Fort Worth firefighter team helping battle Northern California wildfire (credit: FWFD Instagram). “[You] can’t drive trucks everywhere because it’s up in...
    LOS ANGELES - Five weeks after California erupted in deadly wildfires supercharged by record heat and howling winds, crews battling flames pushed Monday to consolidate their gains before the return of the blistering, gusty weather.  California has lost far more landscape to wildfires this summer than during any previous entire year, with scores of conflagrations, many sparked by catastrophic lightning storms, scorching about 3.4 million acres since mid-August.  The previous record was just less than 2 million acres burned in 2018.  As of Monday, more than 19,000 firefighters continued to wage war on 27 major blazes across the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).  FILE - A firefighter with the San Bernardino...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and renew friendships on and off its urban campus and enjoy the beach and the city’s unmatched August weather. The coronavirus meant far fewer people returned to campus this year but the parties, cookouts and other festivities that mark the start of the fall semester went on as usual for a week or two, then abruptly stopped as infections quickly mounted. James Floyd, a freshman from Davis, California, noticed a mood change when classmates began getting tested. “Once a friend got it, they got scared,” he said. There have been larger outbreaks at U.S. colleges but none...
    One person died Monday in a crash on Interstate 580 in Livermore, a wreck that kept three lanes of the freeway closed for more than two hours, the California Highway Patrol said. Specific details of the wreck were not available immediately, because the CHP was still doing its early investigation. The crash happened around 1:22 p.m. in the westbound direction of I-580, just west of the Airway Boulevard exit, the CHP said. It was not clear immediately how many vehicles were involved, but at least one vehicle flipped more than once, according to the CHP. A Sig Alert for severe traffic remained in effect at 3:45 p.m. The CHP issued the alert just before 2 p.m., because the three right...
    SAN DIEGO – The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and renew friendships on and off its urban campus and enjoy the beach and the city's unmatched August weather. The coronavirus meant far fewer people returned to campus this year but the parties, cookouts and other festivities that mark the start of the fall semester went on as usual for a week or two, then abruptly stopped as infections quickly mounted. James Floyd, a freshman from Davis, California, noticed a mood change when classmates began getting tested. “Once a friend got it, they got scared,” he said. There have been larger outbreaks at U.S. colleges but...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and renew friendships on and off its urban campus and enjoy the beach and the city’s unmatched August weather. The coronavirus meant far fewer people returned to campus this year but the parties, cookouts and other festivities that mark the start of the fall semester went on as usual for a week or two, then abruptly stopped as infections quickly mounted. James Floyd, a freshman from Davis, California, noticed a mood change when classmates began getting tested. “Once a friend got it, they got scared,” he said. There have been larger outbreaks at U.S. colleges...
    SACRAMENTO —  A national environmental organization on Monday threatened to sue Gov. Gavin Newsom to halt all new permits for gas and oil wells in the state, saying the governor has failed to protect Californians and the environment from hazards and pollutants released by the state’s billion-dollar petroleum industry. In a letter sent to Newsom on Monday, the Center for Biological Diversity accused his administration of being friendly to California’s oil industry and issuing new permits without proper environmental reviews. The organization plans to take legal action unless the Democratic governor “promptly direct[s] your regulators to halt permitting.” “We urge you to direct your regulators to immediately stop issuing the illegal permits, hold the oil industry accountable for its damage...
    Hampered by a business model that caters to indoor diners, Sizzler USA on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to reorganize the chain and survive the coronavirus era. According to the Nation’s Restaurant News, the chain said its filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District in California will give it time to renegotiate leases for 14 company-owned restaurants. There are also 90 franchise restaurants; those locations are not affected by this filing. A separate entity owns and operates Sizzler’s international locations. “Many restaurant brands across the country have suffered because of COVID-19 and Sizzler USA is no exception,” CEO Chris Perkins said in a statement. “Our current financial state is a direct consequence of the...
    A child-care facility is at the heart of a recent uptick in Sonoma County’s coronavirus case counts, giving some county officials pause as elementary schools prepare to reopen. County health officials have traced an outbreak of at least 30 cases to one student at a child-care center in Sonoma’s north county. The facility closed for a two-week quarantine after at least 16 students, 11 relatives and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus, county health officer Dr. Sundari Mase said. “I don’t think it’s surprising, but it is something that gives us a little pause when we think about going back to reopening schools,” Mase said at a virtual briefing last week. Sonoma County remains in the most restrictive...
    By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and renew friendships on and off its urban campus and enjoy the beach and the city's unmatched August weather. The coronavirus meant far fewer people returned to campus this year but the parties, cookouts and other festivities that mark the start of the fall semester went on as usual for a week or two, then abruptly stopped as infections quickly mounted. James Floyd, a freshman from Davis, California, noticed a mood change when classmates began getting tested. “Once a friend got it, they got scared,” he said. There have been larger outbreaks...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — The State of California has begun the process of revamping the embattled system used by the Employment Development Department to process unemployment claims, following months of trying to resolve missing claims, investigate fraud, and tackle a huge backlog of cases. During his noon press conference Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that an EDD “strike team” report issued a number of recommendations on Saturday that are already starting to be implemented. The recommendations include the launching of new ID verification software, redeploying experienced staffers to process the most complex claims, and add new staff to focus on outreach to UI applicants who are mired in the backlog. The revamping includes a two-week reset period where no new...
    FILE - This July 13, 2003, file photo shows Mark Hauser at his home in the Indian Hill suburb of Cincinnati. Hauser, an insurance and private equity executive, is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2020, to charges in a college admissions bribery scheme. (Craig Ruttle/The Enquirer via AP, File)FILE - This July 13, 2003, file photo shows Mark Hauser at his home in the Indian Hill suburb of Cincinnati. Hauser, an insurance and private equity executive, is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2020, to charges in a college admissions bribery scheme. (Craig Ruttle/The Enquirer via AP, File) A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — The State of California has begun the process of revamping the embattled system used by the Employment Development Department to process unemployment claims, following months of trying to resolve missing claims, investigate fraud, and tackle a huge backlog of cases. During his noon press conference Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that an EDD “strike team” report issued a number of recommendations on Saturday that are already starting to be implemented. The recommendations include the launching of new ID verification software, redeploying experienced staffers to process the most complex claims, and add new staff to focus on outreach to UI applicants who are mired in the backlog. The revamping includes a two-week reset period where no new...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday defended his efforts to fix an outdated state unemployment benefits system that has delayed payments to tens of thousands of Californians who have lost their jobs since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and face increasingly dire financial circumstances. A “strike team” investigation ordered by Newsom was released late Saturday night, concluding that the number of bogged-down claims continues to rise by 10,000 a day — even though the governor had pushed to clear the backlog by the end of September. The report estimated that it may take until January to fully address the backlog. Newsom said that actions being taken by his administration will allow unemployment claims to be processed substantially faster...
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday, blasted Democrat policies for enhancing conditions for catastrophic wildfires in his state of California, criticizing progressives such as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who visited the state last week and largely attributed the tragedy to global warming. Nunes delved into the reality of the wildfires in the West in terms of the progressive policies that he said essentially enhanced conditions for them to reach catastrophic levels. Socialist policies are taking a toll on California, Nunes, author of the new book Countdown to Socialism, said.  There is “not a better example” of it manifesting than the fires in the Golden State, he added. “So California is the most blessed land on...
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme admitted Monday to paying $40,000 to rig his daughter's ACT score. Mark Hauser, an insurance and private equity executive who was once head of the board at the high school the famous couple's daughters attended, became the 29th parent to plead guilty to participating in the scandal involving top universities across the country. Lawyers for the famous couple said at their sentencing hearings last month that Hauser was the one who recommended they work with the admissions consultant at the center of the scheme. Hauser had...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A research institute in San Diego and an investment group in Long Beach have teamed up to propose what could be the first open-ocean fish farm in federal waters off the southern California coast. Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and Pacific6 Enterprise proposed the Pacific Ocean AquaFarm and submitted a federal permit application for the project earlier this month, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. The farm would be about 4 miles (6 kilometers) offshore of San Diego and would generate 5,000 metric tons of sushi-grade yellowfish annually, enough for about 11 million servings, officials said. The partners also boast the project would provide a local source for fish and create diverse economic opportunities, including about 75 jobs....
    Vanessa Bryant is accused of kicking her mother out of the house following the death of Kobe Bryant. Sofia Laine made the claim in an interview airing on Univision on Monday, alleging that the mother-of-four demanded the immediate return of a vehicle too. 'She told me, "I need you to get out of this house." She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now,' Laine cried to interviewer Dave Valadez on the Spanish language show 'El Gorda y La Flaca.'  She told me, "I need you to get out of this house," Sofia Laine said in an interview for Univision's 'El Gorda y La Flaca' airing on Monday Sofia Laine is pictured touching...
    During a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic and the wildfires burning in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom took some time to address the ongoing economic fallout that has left millions of Californians unemployed -- and many of them frustrated with the state's EDD, or Employment Development Department.The department was overwhelmed by the volume of unemployment claims that have been filed over the past six months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. EDD announced it is taking a two-week reset period in which it will not accept new claims in order to clear a massive backlog and also work to prevent fraud.An EDD strike team found 600,000 workers still have not received benefits they applied for at least three weeks...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference at noon Monday to give an update on the coronavirus pandemic and the wildfires burning in California.We'll be updating this story as we hear more from Gov. Gavin Newsom at noon. Check back for the latest.The governor is expected to make more changes to the state's four-tier reopening plan this week. Last week, he said more counties are expected to be moved from the "purple" category (the worst of the four) into the lower "red" tier. Other counties are expected to move into the even lower "orange tier."However, those changes have been traditionally announced on Tuesdays.MAP: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rulesApp users: For a better experience, click here...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Just as the wildfire smoke leaves the Bay Area, a dry offshore flow is expected to bring critical fire weather conditions across much of the region, says ABC7 News meteorologist Lisa Argen."It's the last day of summer and we are getting into a cooling trend beginning today, that's the good news," Argen said. "A stronger onshore flow will allow for some better air quality."But by the end of the week, more drying winds are expected out of the north northeast.Argen's AccuWeather forecast shows temperatures will continue to climb on Saturday and Sunday, "maybe 15 to 20 degrees above average and that means the hills of the North and East Bay could see gusty offshore winds with...
    Prominent Democrats including Sen. Amy Klobuchar have warned that a new conservative justice on the Supreme Court could be a deciding vote in a soon-to-be-argued case reviewing the Affordable Care Act. In California v. Texas, both the district court and appeals court found the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision unconstitutional and raised questions about the constitutionality of the entire law. The Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of the individual mandate, if the ACA can survive without the mandate and if the ACA is unenforceable across the country, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report. A case that is set to be argued in front of the Supreme Court in November has the potential to find the...
    California's top education leader is speaking out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is holding a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state and nation.Thurmond a teaching tolerance roundtable as well as a new mini-grant to get professional involvement to help with conversations on race and bias.
    (CNN)Authorities in California made an unexpected discovery while searching a property that had been burned by wildfires: a small black puppy. And he was still alive. "These last several days have been hard on our entire county and we thought we would share a positive story," the Butte County Sheriff's Department wrote on its Facebook page Saturday. Search and Rescue teams found the puppy on a large property in Berry Creek. Photos posted by the department show the puppy in the middle of a large, metal frame surround by ash. They gave him food and water, and dubbed him Trooper -- a fitting name for such a tough little survivor. Read MoreThe puppy had some minor burns and was...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Just as the wildfire smoke leaves the Bay area, a dry offshore flow is expected to bring critical fire weather conditions across much of the region, says ABC7 News meteorologist Lisa Argen."It's the last day of summer and we are getting into a cooling trend beginning today, that's the good news," said Argen. "A stronger onshore flow will allow for some better air quality."But by the end of the week, more drying winds are expected out of the north northeast.Argen's AccuWeather forecast shows temperatures will continue to climb on Saturday and Sunday, "maybe 15 to 20 degrees above average and that means the hills of the North and East Bay could see gusty offshore winds with...
    It’s been 42 years since California voters sharply altered the state’s political dynamics by overwhelmingly passing Proposition 13 to slash property taxes, ignoring virtually unanimous opposition from leaders of both political parties. It’s also been 42 years since Proposition 13’s opponents — public employee unions and others with stakes in government spending — first began plotting how to overturn it. They assumed, or hoped, that the state Supreme Court would invalidate it. But a generally liberal court refused to do so. They hoped that voters would quickly change their minds once the reduction of revenues affected local government services and schools. That didn’t happen either. In fact, in polling year after year, Proposition 13 proved to be enduringly popular with voters, despite...
    California's top education leader is speaking out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is holding a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state and nation.Thurmond a teaching tolerance roundtable as well as a new mini-grant to get professional involvement to help with conversations on race and bias.
    If you cannot view this on your mobile device. Click here. California Governor Gavin Newsom provides an update on the state’s response to wildfires and the coronavirus pandemic at noon PT. Related Articles Neck gaiter at issue in Spirit Airlines mask dispute Three East Bay parks get go-ahead to open in limited capacity Hotline exclusive: Pac-12 paid performance bonuses to executives and staff prior to major downsizing move Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health Department gives updates on coronavirus and testing, Sept. 21 Coronavirus: Is it safe to dine indoors? Bay Area restaurants say their survival depends on it
    California's top education leader is speaking out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is holding a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state and nation.Thurmond a teaching tolerance roundtable as well as a new mini-grant to get professional involvement to help with conversations on race and bias.
    California's top education leader is expected to speak out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will hold a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state and nation.The event is set to begin at 11 a.m.
    California recorded its 15,000th fatality from COVID-19 on Sunday, according to data compiled by this news organization. Globally, the number of known victims was just under 1 million, while the U.S. was expected to cross 200,000 deaths Monday — more than any other country in the world. Both numbers according to the latest tracking from Johns Hopkins University. Since California crossed the 10,000-death mark, two other states have joined the undesired club and one has surpassed its death toll. California has also improved its position drastically from where it was then, and nationwide, the outbreak has shifted. California recorded its 10,000th death on Aug. 6 – a little over six weeks ago. In the time since, the death toll in...
    By Eliott C. McLaughlin | CNN President Donald Trump made phone calls to the deputies injured in a Compton, California, shooting, and though one of them remains in the hospital and couldn’t speak, she wrote out her answers for the nation’s commander in chief. The call was detailed in a Saturday afternoon Facebook post from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Transit Service Bureau. It shows the 31-year-old, who was shot in the face, in bed with a writing pad in her lap. Her arms are heavily bandaged. An LASD sergeant, one of her colleagues in the bureau, and her husband were at her bedside in an intensive care unit. The sergeant relayed her answers to Trump during the call, the...
    California's top education leader is expected to speak out about racism today.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will hold a virtual news conference to announce new efforts being launched at the California Department of Education to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state and nation.The event is set to begin at 11 a.m.
    Fire weather on Monday is threatening portions of the Antelope Valley, where the massive Bobcat fire continues to loom large after forcing evacuations and charring multiple homes. Heat, dryness and winds will contribute to the critical conditions, the National Weather Service said, creating the “potential for rapid growth and extreme fire behavior.” “Out by the Bobcat fire, it’s still fairly warm and dry, and there will be afternoon and evening gusts of winds,” meteorologist David Sweet said from the weather service’s station in Oxnard. “And that’s the concern right there: dryness and gusty winds.” Isolated wind gusts could reach as high as 40 mph, Sweet said. The winds will likely continue for the rest of the week. The Bobcat fire,...
    Swirling smoke from California’s historic firestorm is still clogging some of the state’s skies — leading to unhealthy air quality in and around the Sierra Nevada. Conditions at one point were considered hazardous Monday morning in the area of Mammoth Lakes, meaning “everyone should stay indoors and reduce activity levels,” according to air quality monitors. However, the air later cleared to a point where it was only “very unhealthy,” with residents urged to avoid strenuous outdoor activities. That part of California has been subjected to particularly foul air quality. Some areas around Bishop and Mammoth Lakes were listed as “beyond index” last week — with air quality measurements that reached 626, far beyond the 0-500 scale. Mammoth Lakes’...
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Two people were hospitalized after a World War II-era plane crashed in a field in central California over the weekend, officials said. The multi-engine North American B-25 crashed Saturday evening a few miles southeast of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. Three people were on board. One person walked away and two others were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, the Sacramento Bee reported. The plane appeared to have hit an irrigation ditch as during an attempted landing in a field, the newspaper said. The plane was left with extensive damage, officials said. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material...
    JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer winds could help crews corral the flames. At 165 square miles (427 square kilometers), the Bobcat Fire is one of the largest ever in Los Angeles County and it has burned for more than two weeks. It’s just 15% contained. Evacuation orders and warnings are in place for thousands of residents in foothill and desert communities, where semi-rural homes and a popular nature sanctuary have burned. No injuries have been reported. Erratic winds that drove flames into the community of Juniper Hills over the weekend had died down, said...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is holding a press conference at noon Monday to give an update on the coronavirus pandemic and the wildfires burning in California.We'll be streaming the press conference here. Check back at noon to watch live.The governor is expected to make more changes to the state's four-tier reopening plan this week. Last week, he said more counties are expected to be moved from the "purple" category (the worst of the four) into the lower "red" tier. Other counties are expected to move into the even lower "orange tier."However, those changes have been traditionally announced on Tuesdays.MAP: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rulesApp users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After dealing with some of the worst air quality in years from wildfire smoke around the region, the Bay Area is finally seeing healthy air. Though don't get too comfortable. Here's when the smoke is expected to return.Track air quality levels where you live with Live Doppler 7 in the media player above or with the interactive map below.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowTake a look at the Latest AccuWeather forecast.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new windowRELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: Dramatic photos capture orange, hazy skies seen all across Bay Area BEFORE AND AFTER:...
    JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer winds could help crews corral the flames. At 165 square miles (427 square kilometers), the Bobcat Fire is one of the largest ever in Los Angeles County and it has burned for more than two weeks. It's just 15% contained. Evacuation orders and warnings are in place for thousands of residents in foothill and desert communities, where semi-rural homes and a popular nature sanctuary have burned. No injuries have been reported. Erratic winds that drove flames into the community of Juniper Hills over the weekend had died down, said...
     (CNN) — It was a long, dizzying week to be a Californian. The Golden State has been trying to contain the surge of coronavirus cases that started in the summer while dozens of wildfires are burning and smoke is making it hard to breathe. Then, as if not enough crises had collided, Southern California was caught in the clutches of yet another hazard — an earthquake. Here’s more about what people in California faced last week:   Wildfires pushed them to flee their homes   As more than 19,000 firefighters scrambled to contain multiple blazes in the state, they had to mourn one of their own, officials said. A firefighter was killed Thursday in Southern California’s El Dorado Fire, the blaze sparked...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as more than 2 million people are out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said late Saturday. Nearly 600,000 Californians are part of a backlog where their unemployment claims have not been processed by the state’s Employment Development Department for more than 21 days, the state said in a news release. There are also 1 million cases where residents received payments but are awaiting a resolution to their modified claims. Visitors use the unemployment insurance phone bank at the California Employment Development Department, EDD office in Sacramento in this 2013 file photo....
    A wind-driven wildfire burning in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles has now scorched over 100,000 acres as of Monday, as strong winds even whipped up a "smokenado." The Bobcat Fire has been burning since Labor Day weekend and doubled in size last week, becoming one of Los Angeles County's largest wildfires in history. "We're still in the thick of a good firefight," U.S. Forest Service public information officer Andrew Mitchell told the Los Angeles Times. HOMES DESTROYED AFTER WINDS PUSH CALIFORNIA FIRE INTO DESERT According to the U.S. Forest Service, additional evacuations were ordered in the Antelope Valley over the weekend as the blaze spread. No injuries have been reported. The Bobcat Fire grew to over 103,000 acres...
    California has the highest level of functional poverty in the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau data. “California’s political leaders talk of the ‘utopia’ they are building,” State Rep. Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, said. “A new Census Bureau report once again shows that we have the highest poverty rate in the nation.” Riley and Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Uber City, are scheduled to testify next month in a lawsuit filed against Gov. Gavin Newsom over his executive orders, which they argue are unconstitutional. The Census Bureau reported that of California’s roughly 40 million residents, an average of 18.2 percent have been impoverished during the three preceding years. The number comes from a supplemental poverty method (SPM) report used...
    By Nicole Chavez | CNN It was a long, dizzying week to be a Californian. The Golden State has been trying to contain the surge of coronavirus cases that started in the summer while dozens of wildfires are burning and smoke is making it hard to breathe. Then, as if not enough crises had collided, Southern California was caught in the clutches of yet another hazard — an earthquake. Here’s more about what people in California faced last week: Wildfires pushed them to flee their homes As more than 19,000 firefighters scrambled to contain multiple blazes in the state, they had to mourn one of their own, officials said. A firefighter was killed Thursday in Southern California’s El Dorado Fire,...
    Sandra Martinez, 45, a housekeeper, used to work three days a week before the pandemic struck. Now she does the same work for one day’s pay, because her employer thought one housekeeping appointment was less risky than three. She used to take three buses to work, an epic commute that made her workdays 15 hours long. Now she pays out of pocket for Uber, exhausting her savings, because her family heard that taking the bus was unsafe. As we all try to take fewer risks, housekeepers, caregivers and child-care providers like Martinez have paid the price. Nearly three-quarters of domestic workers reported losing their jobs in an April survey. Many domestic workers who can afford only to take the bus...
    Coronavirus deaths in California topped 15,000 on Sunday, another bleak milestone that puts the state just behind Texas in lives lost to COVID-19. As of Sunday, California recorded 15,014 deaths, adding 27 Sunday and 77 Saturday — a reminder of the staggering loss even as new cases are falling. Los Angeles County has by far the most deaths from COVID-19 in the state, according to the Los Angeles Times tracker, with at least 6,353 people who have died. The mounting death toll still remains far below that of New York, which has recorded more than 33,000 deaths, and New Jersey, with 16,000. Texas this weekend hit 15,088 . These reports come in the weeks after Labor Day weekend and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...
    In data released by the State of California Employment Development Department today, unemployment numbers for March dropped by 0.5 percent over March of 2016. Employment increased to 19,300 jobs in March throughout the state, according to the data, bringing the total jobs in nonfarm industries to 16,694,000. Six sectors saw increased employment, and five saw declines. The sectors seeing increases were: Construction (18,900) Government (6,300) Leisure and Hospitality (4,700) Educational and Health Services (4,300) Manufacturing (1,700) Other Services (1,300) Sectors seeing job loss were: Information (9,400) Trade, Transportation and Utilities (4,200) Financial Activities (2,900) Professional and Business Services (1,300) Mining and Lodging (100) San Mateo County had the lowest unemployment rate in...
    Newport Beach-based CT Realty recently acquired 345 acres of industrial-use land in Stockton, according to a press release issued by the company. The company plans to develop a 4.4 million square foot logistics center off Arch Road, east of Highway 99 in Stockton. The center will include space for high-clearance distribution, e-commerce/logistics and advanced manufacturing buildings. “We view this as a long-term development opportunity to assemble a world-class logistics campus in one of the strongest markets in America,” said Carter Ewing, Managing Partner of CT Realty, in a statement. “The dynamics of California’s Central Valley region, with an industrial base of more than 185 million square feet, mirror the favorable activity we have encountered over the...
    A deputy-involved shooting at the end of a short, high-speed pursuit in Stanton left a stolen vehicle suspect dead Friday night, Sept. 18, authorities said. Orange County sheriff’s deputies identified a stolen vehicle while on patrol in the area of Beach Boulevard and Chapman Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Friday and attempted to pull it over, but the driver, a man in his 30s, drove off, said Carrie Braun, OCSD spokeswoman. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Garden Grove earlier in the day, she said. The suspect led deputies about two miles north to the area of Dale and Cerritos avenues, where the pursuit stopped and a deputy-involved shooting occurred, Braun said. It wasn’t immediately known how many deputies fired...
    (CNN)Storm surge from Tropical Storm Beta is already causing damage as the storm prepares to make landfall along the Texas coast. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, sparking a wave of tributes in the nation's capital and around the country. She was 87. The second woman ever appointed to the bench, she was known for her fiery dissents, often in cases involving civil rights or equal protections. Those dissents and key cases that she worked on as a lawyer made...
    Another tragic wildfire season will lead thousands of people across the West Coast — particularly in California — to move to greener pastures, by choice or by necessity. But where they should move to is a difficult question, as a changing climate rapidly shifts how livable many parts of the country are. Thousands of wildfires are burning across California. So far this year, more than 5,500 homes and businesses and over 3.4 million acres have burned as a result of more than 7,900 fires across the state, according to CalFire. The wildfires are so intense that they’ve turned the skies orange and forced thousands of residents to shelter indoors. But California isn’t alone for its historic wildfire season: Infernos...
    Farmers keep working as a wildfire on a hill burns in the background in Camarillo, Calif., Thursday, May 2, 2013.Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. As fires consume more than 3 million acres across the Golden State this year, state and local governments are drawing on their experience responding to blazes over the past decade, which has seen year after year of massive wildfire virulence. When the Thomas Fire hit California’s central coast nearly three years ago, it was then the second largest wildfire in the state’s history, raging for more than 40...
    SACRAMENTO —  For proof that climate change is not the primary cause of horrific Western wildfires, look at Baja California, Mexico. Baja has a big mountain range that resembles the Sierra Nevada, but it’s healthy and fire-resilient. That’s because until relatively recently, it was managed by nature, not humans — except for Indigenous people who knew what they were doing. Yes, climate change is distressingly real. The melting arctic ice cap is evidence. Gov. Gavin Newsom is on target when he tells President Trump — and, repeatedly, all of us — that “the hots are getting hotter, the dries are getting drier.” He points to a disturbing fact: The average California summer temperature has risen from 71 degrees to...
    The two deputies injured during an ambush shooting in California on Sept. 12, received a call from President Trump last week as they were recovering in the hospital, according to authorities. The deputies, a 31-year-old mother, and a 24-year-old man, were in their marked patrol vehicle outside a Metro train station in Compton on Sept. 12, when police said a suspect approached the passenger-side window, shot them multiple times, and ran from the scene around 7 p.m. "This week #potus45 @realdonaldtrump called both of our deputies to check on their spirits, wish them a speedy recovery and remind them that the #american people are behind them and that the coward that harmed them will be brought to #justice!!" according to a Facebook post by the LASD Transit Services Bureau on Saturday....
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE dismissed evidence pointed to by California's governor of climate change's role in the state's continuing wildfires during a Fox News interview on Sunday, blaming the problem once again on poor management of state forests. The president spoke during the interview with radio host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinBarr: The left 'believes in tearing down the system' Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon MORE about his recent meeting with Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomCalifornia...
    San Diego —  A prestigious San Diego research institute and a Long Beach social-benefit investment group are teaming to create what could be the first fish farm in federal waters. The proposed Pacific Ocean AquaFarm would be about four miles offshore of San Diego and would generate 5,000 metric tons of sushi-grade yellowfish each year — enough for 11 million servings of the popular seafood. A partnership between Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and Pacific6 Enterprise, the project also would create a diversity of economic opportunities and provide a local source for a fish that is now mostly imported. The institute submitted a federal permit application for the project Sept. 9. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will lead the environmental review...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- A two-year-old boy has died due to a house fire in Tulare County Friday morning.Deputies say a 13-year-old boy, who is a neighbor, was watching the two-year-old and a six-year-old girl overnight.Tulare County Fire officials said at least one of the adults who lived at the home was contracted to work the SQF Complex Fires.It's not clear where the parents were when flames broke out in the Ivanhoe home at around 4:20 a.m. on Friday morning.Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the windows on the south side of the home where the bedrooms are located. When firefighters entered the house, they found the two-year-old boy.He was declared dead at the scene.The 13-year-old babysitter...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as more than 2 million people are out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said late Saturday. Nearly 600,000 Californians are part of a backlog where their unemployment claims have not been processed by the state’s Employment Development Department for more than 21 days, the state said in a news release. There are also 1 million cases where residents received payments but are awaiting a resolution to their modified claims. The Employment Development Department has been hampered throughout the pandemic by outdated technology at a time when California is seeing an unprecedented...
    Coronavirus deaths in California topped 15,000 on Sunday, according to The Times tracker, a reminder of the staggering toll even as new cases are falling. As of Sunday, California recorded 15,014 deaths, adding 27 Sunday and 77 on Saturday. The state has more than 785,000 confirmed cases, the most of any state in the nation. California’s death toll, however, remains far below New York, which has recorded more than 33,000 fatalities. New Jersey has recorded 16,000, and Texas also just crossed the 15,000 mark. The new milestone comes as California has been seeing a sharp decline in new coronavirus cases after a summer spike that sparked widespread alarm. The declines have allowed some communities to reopen more businesses and, in...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as millions remain out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said late Saturday.Nearly 600,000 Californians are part of a backlog where their unemployment claims have not been processed by the state's Employment Development Department for more than 21 days, the state said in a news release. There are also 1 million cases where residents received payments but are awaiting a resolution to their modified claims.RELATED: $2.5 million in EDD fraud leads to arrest of 44 suspects in Beverly Hills, police sayThe report found the biggest roadblock to getting unemployment benefits stems from...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as more than 2 million people are out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said late Saturday. Nearly 600,000 Californians are part of a backlog where their unemployment claims have not been processed by the state’s Employment Development Department for more than 21 days, the state said in a news release. There are also 1 million cases where residents received payments but are awaiting a resolution to their modified claims. The Employment Development Department has been hampered throughout the pandemic by outdated technology at a time when California is seeing an unprecedented...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as millions remain out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said late Saturday.Nearly 600,000 Californians are part of a backlog where their unemployment claims have not been processed by the state's Employment Development Department for more than 21 days, the state said in a news release. There are also 1 million cases where residents received payments but are awaiting a resolution to their modified claims.RELATED: $2.5 million in EDD fraud leads to arrest of 44 suspects in Beverly Hills, police sayThe report found the biggest roadblock to getting unemployment benefits stems from...
    Loading the player... California’s death count from the coronavirus surpassed 15,000 on Sunday even as the state saw widespread improvement in infection levels. A tally by Johns Hopkins University put California’s death toll at 15,026, the fourth highest in the country. New York has suffered by far the most deaths — 33,081 — followed New Jersey, which has about half as many. Texas is third. A medical worker walks by a hospital in a neighborhood that saw a significant number of COVID-19 cases early on in the pandemic on September 14, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) California, which is the nation’s most populous state, has the most confirmed virus cases...
    LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California’s death count from the coronavirus surpassed 15,000 on Sunday even as the state saw widespread improvement in infection levels. As of 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University put California’s death toll at 15,027, the fourth highest in the country. New York has suffered by far the most deaths — 33,081 — followed New Jersey, which has about half as many. Texas is third. California, which is the nation’s most populous state, has the most confirmed virus cases in the U.S. with about 785,000, but key indicators have fallen dramatically since a spike that started after Memorial Day weekend prompted statewide shutdowns of businesses. The state’s infection rate has fallen to 3%...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as more than 2 million people are out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said late Saturday. Nearly 600,000 Californians are part of a backlog where their unemployment claims have not been processed by the state's Employment Development Department for more than 21 days, the state said in a news release. There are also 1 million cases where residents received payments but are awaiting a resolution to their modified claims. The Employment Development Department has been hampered throughout the pandemic by outdated technology at a time when California is seeing an...
    By The Associated Press California’s death count from the coronavirus has surpassed 15,000 even as the state sees widespread improvement in infection levels. A tally by Johns Hopkins University put California’s death toll at 15,027 on Sunday, the fourth-highest in the country. New York has suffered by far the most deaths — 33,087 — followed by New Jersey, which has about half as many. Texas is third. California has had the most confirmed virus cases in the country with about 775,000, but key indicators have fallen dramatically since a spike that started after Memorial Day weekend prompted statewide shutdowns of businesses. The state’s infection rate has fallen to 3% in the last week, the lowest level since the first days...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — California’s death count from the coronavirus surpassed 15,000 on Sunday even as the state saw widespread improvement in infection levels. A tally by Johns Hopkins University put California’s death toll at 15,026, the fourth highest in the country. New York has suffered by far the most deaths — 33,081 — followed New Jersey, which has about half as many. Texas is third. Nationwide, the death toll Sunday afternoon stood at about 199,500 and was likely to cross the 200,000 mark sometime Monday, given the current fatality rate. Hospital staff members enter an elevator with the body of a COVID-19 victim on a gurney at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)...
    Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for several California communities over the weekend as record-setting wildfires raged across the state. The Associated Press reported Sunday that evacuation orders were issued for residents of Silver City and Mineral King, two communities in central California, while parts of Los Angeles County in the southern part of the state have been under evacuation orders since Thursday. Fires continue to burn across the state up into Oregon and Washington, including the August Complex fire which has become the largest wildfire in the state's history, and remains only 34 percent contained according to Cal Fire. Yosemite National Park remains closed to all visitors due to fire danger, as have around two dozen state parks. More than two million acres...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — The coronavirus has killed more than 15,000 people in California as of Sunday. The Associated Press, citing a tally by Johns Hopkins University, reported that California’s death toll stood at 15,026. Other states with high death tolls as a result of the pandemic included New York, New Jersey, and Texas. Los Angeles County reported more than 1300 new cases, and 13 new deaths on Saturday. Four more people have died in Orange County, but the number is much higher in San Bernardino County. Officials there reported 50 new deaths, pushing the total to 94 over the past week, the most in a single week since the end of August. California, which is the nation’s most populous...
    LOS ANGELES – An operation resulted in the discovery of 2,000 to 3,000 roosters and the arrest of several people when a search warrant was issued Monday in an unincorporated area of ​​Chatsworth. Investigators with sheriff’s department community associations issued the search warrant around 7 am on the multi-acre property north of the Ronald Reagan Highway (118), according to Officer Juanita Navarro-Suárez of the Sheriff’s Department of the County of The Angels. The search was part of “an investigation into animal cruelty and possession of game birds for the purpose of fighting” conducted by the Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Animal Care and Control of Los...
    RAPPER Drake has topped a chart of the most expensive celebrity homes to clean. The 33-year-old Toosie Slide singer’s 50,000sq ft Toronto mansion comes in at £160,000 a year — or £3,000 a week. 3The singer's mansion costs £160K a year to cleanCredit: Splash News 3The property boasts a huge pool with statues depicting naked womenCredit: Splash News Beyoncé’s Bel Air pile was second at £98,000. Prince Harry and wife Meghan came sixth with their 18,000sq ft mansion in Montecito, California, which had a £58,000 bill. But Ed Sheeran’s Suffolk estate was a modest £27,000 a year in the Clearitwaste.co.uk study. David and Victoria Beckham’s Miami penthouse - which is just over 10,500 square feet - would cost £34,000-a-year to...
    The National Weather Service for the first time issued a tornado warning of fire sparked by a fire in Northern California A fiery tornado formed during a fire. Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:25, 17 September 2015 (UTC) / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons A tornado warning issued Saturday afternoon for Lassen County, California, it was not an average tornado warning. It is the first time that the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado fire warning. Extremely dangerous fire behavior noted on the #LoyaltonFire! Rotating columns and potential for fire whirls. Responders should exercise extreme caution !!! https://t.co/DYghar7yiz – NWS Reno (@NWSReno)...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worse COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as...