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New Zealand’s Doc Edge Festival To Shift Online

Doc Edge, New Zealand’s annual factual film festival, will this year become an online-only event. Instead of cancelling due to the disruptions to production and travel caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the festival will move all screenings and events into the virtual space. The virtual festival is scheduled to run between May 28 and June […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Festivals, New Zealand, Coronavirus, Doc Edge

SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Cuts Premiums by 50% Due to Coronavirus Crisis

The SAG-AFTRA Health Plan has cut 50% from the cost of premiums for the second quarter in response to the coronavirus crisis. SAG-AFTRA members were notified of the reduction on Wednesday via a message from SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris and national executive director David White. They said the cuts would cover participants who had been […]
Tags: News, SAG AFTRA, AFTRA, Gabrielle Carteris, Coronavirus, SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, AFTRA Health Plan, David White They

Save Mart, FoodMaxx Announce Special Shopping Hours For First Responders

MODESTO (CBS13) — Save Mart announced special shopping hours for first responders in all of their California and Northern Nevada stores. The dedicated shopping hours are set to begin on Thursday at all Save Mart, FoodMaxx, and Lucky stores. First responders, including law enforcement, firefighters and medical personnel, will be able to shop one hour before and one hour after the posted store hours. Stores require first responders to provide proof of credentials before they can shop. READ ALSO: C...
Tags: News, California, Local, Modesto, Northern Nevada, Save Mart, FoodMaxx, Coronavirus, Save Mart FoodMaxx

Lodi Church Fights To Remain Open Amid Statewide Stay-At-Home Order

LODI (CBS13) — A Lodi church is fighting to stay open, defying the statewide lockdown. Cross Culture Christian Center has hired an attorney and sent a cease and desist letter to the city. “We want people to know that we as a church, we love people and we take this virus seriously,” Pastor Jon Duncan said.  Pastor Duncan is ready to put up a legal fight in his effort to keep his church doors open during the California coronavirus stay-at-home orders. He says Lodi police entered a church service...
Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Lodi, Duncan, Jon Duncan, Lodi News, Coronavirus, Shelter In Place, Linked To Church Gatherings Health, Cross Culture Christian Center

Trump Shifts Focus Of WH Coronavirus Briefing To Fighting Drug Cartels

President Trump oddly kicked off Wednesday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing by focusing on the war on drugs. Shortly after Trump announced the launch of “enhanced counter narcotics operations in the western hemisphere” to protect Americans from “the deadly scorch of illegal narcotics,” special guest Attorney General Bill Barr argued that although the coronavirus crisis has taken center stage, it’s important for law enforcement and national security to protect Americans from “the ful...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Barr, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, White House Coronavirus Task Force

Detroit to be first to deploy Abbott Labs’ 5-minute COVID-19 test, mayor says

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said today on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show that the city of Detroit is on track to be the first city to deploy Abbott Labs’ five-minute COVID-19 test. The mayor said the test would be available for first responders. The goal, he said, was to test those first responders who are self-isolating but have yet to test positive for the virus. The city of Detroit received the Abbott Labs tests today, April 1. They will be available for use within the next 24 hours, the mayor said. T...
Tags: Health, TC, Washington Post, Tech, Cnn, Michigan, Fda, Detroit, Abbott, Wolf Blitzer, Mike Duggan, U S Food and Drug Administration, Abbott Labs, Miles White, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Tom Hanks, Rachel Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Stephen King Pay Tribute to Adam Schlesinger

Whether it was the snarky but sincere pop of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, the ‘60s retro of Tom Hanks’ “That Thing You Do!” or the Broadway fare of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Adam Schlesinger’s music reached far beyond his public profile. The master songwriter passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 52 from complications related […]
Tags: News, Stephen Colbert, Stephen King, Tom Hanks, Broadway, Rachel Bloom, Wayne, Adam Schlesinger, Fountains Of Wayne, Coronavirus

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Co-Creator Aline Brosh McKenna Pays Touching Tribute to Adam Schlesinger

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna paid a touching tribute to Adam Schlesinger on Twitter after the Emmy-winning songwriter and singer died Wednesday from coronavirus complications. Brosh McKenna took to the social media platform to fondly recall a moment from the writer’s room, “One day, when Adam, Rachel (Bloom) and Jack (Dolgen) were working, we […]
Tags: News, Crazy Ex-girlfriend, Aline Brosh McKenna, Adam Schlesinger, Jack Dolgen, Coronavirus, Brosh McKenna, Adam Rachel Bloom

Grocery Shopping Proves To Be Difficult For Those On WIC Benefits

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — With a new month comes new benefits and as many people head to the grocery store to cash in on their food stamps or other benefits, like WIC, a new social media push asks people to pay attention to what they’re buying. So-called “panic buyers” have left an impact on families who have a limited number of items to choose from. Lindsey Keefauver is a proud mother of two, but lately, finding the things her growing boys need hasn’t been easy. “If I can’t find eggs and cheese, I c...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, WIC, Diaz, Enfamil, Sacramento News, Sarah Diaz, Coronavirus, Lindsey Keefauver, Keefauver, WIC Association, California WIC Association

Coronavirus First Responders: Sacramento-Area Fire Departments Deploying Mobile Healthcare Units

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Meeting potential coronavirus patients where they are: That’s the strategy behind a new mobile unit being deployed by fire departments and health authorities in the Sacramento area. It’s being modeled after what’s being done in Southern California. “We will be the first in NorCal with this concept,” said Scott Perryman with Sacramento Metro Fire. Perryman is a fire captain and paramedic on the job for 14 years. He will also now be the first physician’s assistant in the new m...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Southern California, NorCal, Perryman, Scott Perryman, Kevin Mackey, Sacramento News, Coronavirus, COVID, Sacramento Metro Fire Perryman

Sacramento Farmers Markets Make Adjustments To Ensure Social Distancing

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — The produce aisles of Denio’s Farmers Market in Roseville look at little different these days. In fact, those are the only aisles customers can shop at all while social distancing. “We have signage up that asks the customers ‘do not touch what you don’t buy.’ They’ve done really well with coming out trying to stay that six feet away from each other,” Adrian Acosta, assistant operations manager at Denio’s, said. The market is also open seven days a week to cut down on large cr...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Davis, Roseville, Farmers Markets, Farmers Market, Acosta, Jacobo, Sippola, DENIO, Coronavirus, Davis Farmers' Market

Film News Roundup: Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million for Research on Coronavirus Cure

In today’s film news roundup, Dolly Parton makes a donation for coronavirus cure, Howie Mandel and Ashlee Simpson join the voice cast of “Pierre The Pigeon-Hawk” and American Documentary launches an artists emergency fund. RESEARCH DONATION Dolly Parton has donated $1 million to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital to help aid research to find a cure for […]
Tags: News, Dolly Parton, Nashville, Ashlee Simpson, Howie Mandel, Vanderbilt Hospital, Coronavirus, Pierre The Pigeon Hawk

California Schools Close For Academic Year; Parents Tasked With Homeschooling Kids

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Schools won’t return to campus for the rest of the school year. Governor Gavin Newsom made it official Wednesday. Now parents will need to figure out how to homes school their kids, and make sure they move on to the next school year. At Franklin High School, math teacher Gerald Hifadr is preparing for distance learning for the rest of the school year. “I think the unknown is going to be the difficult part, the lack of experience in this situation,” Hifadr said. Parents are no...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Kim, Gavin Newsom, Distance Learning, Wi Fi, Elk Grove Unified School District, Shes, Franklin High School, Newsom, Xeno, Coronavirus

Pregnancy And Coronavirus: New Changes Affecting Deliveries

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Expecting moms are making tough decisions right now. Some are choosing to change their birthing plans while others are making adjustments. “This is her at 20 weeks, which was a long time ago, she’s a lot bigger now,” said Hilary Glenn Bertoniere as she showed an ultrasound photo. Hilary is getting ready to meet her baby girl for the first time. The hospital where she will be having her baby isn’t allowing visitors. Her husband can be with her, but he worries that could chang...
Tags: News, California, Pregnancy, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Hospital, Baby, HILARY, Doula, Hollier, Gov Newsom, Coronavirus, Mom-to-be, Hilary Glenn Bertoniere, Amy Moy

Jennifer Garner, Amy Adams on ‘Save With Stories,’ Helping Children During Coronavirus Quarantine

Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams are opening their contact lists for their new endeavor to help children during the coronavirus pandemic. Not long after the U.S. came to a screeching halt because of COVID-19, the two superstars launched “SaveWithStories,” an Instagram account that features celebrities and other notable figures reading children’s books. The line-up already […]
Tags: Health, News, Instagram, Jennifer Garner, Amy Adams, Save The Children, No Kid Hungry, Coronavirus, Jennifer Garner Amy Adams

Quarantine Update: 850 Grand Princess Passengers Finish Quarantine At Travis AFB

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE (CBS13) — All 850 Grand Princess cruise passengers have finished their quarantine and left Travis Air Force Base, officials confirmed Wednesday. The passengers were taken to Travis on March 9 after 21 crew members and passengers tested positive for coronavirus during a voyage. The cruise ship was held off the coast of California for a few days before passengers were taken to Travis and other bases. Health officials say two men in their 60s who were quarantined at Travis Air...
Tags: News, California, Local, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Travis, Travis Air Force Base, Travis AFB, Quarantine, Coronavirus, Robert Kadlec

Washington State Commandeers Bankrupt Rural Hospital

Washington state officials took control of a recently bankrupt rural hospital to create additional capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as dwindling numbers of rural health care providers brace to face the crisis. Though the hospital ceased operating due to its bankruptcy in early January, the takeover highlights the risk that rural America faces after a decade of hospital closures in sparsely populated regions around the country. The state government moved in federal bankruptcy court on Mond...
Tags: News, California, Washington, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Healthcare, Seattle, Yakima Washington, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Astria Regional Medical Center

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Says Sleep Train Arena Will Have 363 Beds

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As California prepares for the anticipated surge of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom said Wednesday the Sleep Train Arena would be available to house 363 hospital beds. This comes days after the Chief Engineer of the Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, said the empty arena will be converted into a field hospital for coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients. [email protected] says 363 beds would be available in Sleep Train Arena, should i...
Tags: News, California, Local, Sacramento, Johns Hopkins, Gavin Newsom, Sleep Train Arena, Newsom, Office of Emergency Services, Todd Semonite, Natomas News, Governor Gavin Newsom, Dina Kupfer, Cal OES, Coronavirus, Army Corps of Engineers Lt

Georgia Sen. Loeffler Gets Renewed Scrutiny over Stock Moves

The husband of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler acquired as much as $415,000 in stock in DuPont de Nemours, a chemical company that manufactures protective equipment in exceedingly high demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: News, DuPont de Nemours, Coronavirus, Georgia Sen Kelly Loeffler, Georgia Sen Loeffler

China’s President Calls for Cinemas to Remain Shut as Entertainment Goes Back Into Lockdown

Chinese president Xi Jinping indicated that cinemas should remain shut while on a tour to Zhejiang province that otherwise signaled Beijing’s desire to get its economy back on track post-coronavirus, state media said on Wednesday. His comments come as China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has ordered entertainment venues across the country that had just […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Zhejiang, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Coronavirus

Adam Schlesinger, Emmy Winner and Fountains of Wayne Cofounder, Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger, a musician and songwriter highly regarded for his work as a member of Fountains of Wayne and an Emmy-winning songwriter for TV’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has died as a result of coronavirus complications, Variety has confirmed. He was 52. Schlesinger passed away Wednesday morning. He was divorced and is survived by two daughters. He […]
Tags: News, Crazy Ex-girlfriend, Wayne, Schlesinger, Adam Schlesinger, Fountains Of Wayne, Coronavirus, Adam Schlesinger Emmy Winner

House Dems Seek Coronavirus Commission For ‘Complete Accounting’ Of Admin’s Response

House Committee on Homeland Security Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced that the committee’s Democrats will introduce legislation to establish a bipartisan commission aimed at “identifying and examining lessons learned” from the nation’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In a press release, the committee said that the legislation will be introduced soon and that the bipartisan commission will be modeled after the 9/11 Commission, given the magnitude that the COVID-19 outbreak has had...
Tags: News, White House, Thompson, Bennie Thompson, House Committee on Homeland Security, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, House Committee on Homeland Security Chair Rep

Comic-Con Still on for July Despite Coronavirus Fears

The organizers of San Diego Comic-Con are still “hopeful” that it will take place in July as planned, despite mounting fears that putting on the largest fan convention in the country would be dangerous given the current coronavirus climate. Events of all kinds have been canceled around it, yet Comic-Con remains scheduled to take place […]
Tags: News, Comic-Con, San Diego Comic Con, Coronavirus

About One-Third Of Sacramento County Coronavirus Cases Linked To Church Gatherings, Health Officials Say

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Health officials say a large chunk of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sacramento County is being linked to church-related gatherings. Sacramento County public health announced new COVID-19 numbers on Wednesday. There are 314 total confirmed coronavirus cases in the county, officials say. Another death has also been linked to the coronavirus, bringing the count to 9. About one-third of those confirmed cases have been linked to church gatherings, public health officials say. “S...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Coronavirus, Public Health Order, Linked To Church Gatherings Health

WH Holds Briefing After Grim COVID-19 Fatalities Projection

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force will hold a briefing at 5 p.m. ET. Trump will likely follow-up on the White House’s dire projection of 100,000 to 240,000 fatalities from COVID-19, as well as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement earlier today that he will finally issue a statewide stay-at-home order following mounting pressure. Additionally, Trump urged Congress to pass “very strongly proven” tax deductions for restaurant and entertainment industries in a tweet earli...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Summer Concepcion, ET Trump, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, White House Coronavirus Task Force

Will We Ever Know COVID-19’s Real Death Toll?

There’s still so much we don’t know. As health care systems in New York City and around the country start to buckle under the stress of COVID-19 patients, it’s not clear what the true death toll of the pandemic will be. The question goes beyond those who are dying directly from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The Trump administration’s optimistic estimates now project the range from direct deaths at 100,000 to 240,000. But will we know the toll from the entire crisis? The untold st...
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Cyberbullying against Asian people skyrockets 900%

Traffic on hate sites and searches for racist hashtags have also shot up
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Cyberbullying, Hate Speech, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hate Sites

Widespread Testing, Large Number Of ICU Beds Gave Germany An Upper Hand On Coronavirus

BERLIN (AP) — Late last year — long before most people had heard of the new coronavirus now sweeping the globe — scientists in Germany sprang into action to develop a test for the virus that was causing an unusual respiratory disease in central China. They had one by mid-January — and labs around the country were ready to start using it just weeks later, around the same time that Europe’s most populous country registered its first case. “It was clear that if the epidemic swept over here from Chi...
Tags: Europe, London, News, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Spain, Ap, Rome, Britain, Italy, Associated Press, Imperial College London, Jens Spahn

HGTV, TLC, Bravo and Others Say Their Reality TV Stockpile Can Outlast Coronavirus

The week of March 9 — when the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic, and Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson shared the news that they had tested positive for COVID-19 —  a cascade of television shows and movies shut their productions down for safety reasons. From “Stranger Things” to “The Batman,” these shutterings are temporary, […]
Tags: News, Tom Hanks, Bravo, Tlc, Hgtv, Rita Wilson, Coronavirus

Cyberbullying against Asian people skyrockets 900% in wake of pandemic

Traffic on hate sites and searches for racist hashtags have also shot up
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Cyberbullying, Hate Speech, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Hate Sites

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