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First California Prison Employee Dies of Coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s state prison system had its first known staff death due to the coronavirus, officials said, as well as the death of the 10th inmate from the virus. The prison department posted photographs of eight firefighters saluting from atop their trucks and a long procession of law enforcement and first-responder vehicles honoring California Rehabilitation Center Correctional Officer Danny Mendoza, 53. Mendoza, a 24-year veteran of the department, died Saturday after ...
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Sacramento Officials Assess Damage; Senate Cancels Meetings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of properties in Sacramento’s business district were damaged over the weekend following three consecutive nights of protests over the killing of George Floyd. The state Senate on Monday canceled all of its scheduled meetings and ordered lawmakers and staff not to enter the state Capitol. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration ordered all state government offices in downtown areas to close and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said he was considering askin...
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California Schools Chief Calls For New Plan On Racism, Bias

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s education chief Tony Thurmond announced plans Monday to lead a new effort focusing on racism in state schools during emotional remarks on George Floyd, whose killing he said has left him struggling to answer his own children who asked, “Why did this happen?” Thurmond is the only elected government official in California who is African American. “Now is the time to address racism and implicit bias in education,” Thurmond said, blinking back tears during a livestr...
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3-year-old colt dies after injury in Los Alamitos race

CYPRESS — Another racehorse was killed after suffering an injury at the Los Alamitos Race Course, state regulators said Saturday, bringing the number of horses to die in racing or training-related injuries at the Cypress track this season to at least 16. Malibu Morning, a 3-year-old colt, was euthanized after suffering an injury in the second race Friday night, according to Mike Marten, public information officer for the California Horse Racing Board. Malibu Morning was owned and trained Felix L...
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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Limits On Church Services

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area. The church argued that limits...
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California Prison Employees Suspended Over Racist Remarks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a disclosure that came amid protests across the state and nation. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation “was made aware of abhorrent comments made on social media by some employees that will not be tolerated,” spokeswoman Dana Simas said. “The employees who made the comments were immedia...
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Still waiting on stimulus payment? Watch the mail for a debit card

Millions of Americans still awaiting their stimulus payments during the coronavirus crisis will receive their money via a prepaid debit card. In a Tuesday release, the Internal Revenue Service said about 4 million Americans will be receiving their stipend this way after tens of millions more got theirs via direct deposit or paper check. But the manner of delivery for these cards may trip some people up and cause them to toss the card, thinking it’s a scam. The IRS says cards will come in a plain...
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Clint Eastwood is turning 90, here’s some trivia to make your day

Legendary Hollywood star Clint Eastwood turns 90 on Sunday. In honor of that milestone, we are taking a look at his stellar and sometimes controversial career. Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born on May 31, 1930, in San Francisco. He was raised in Oakland, after moving from town to town as his father sought work during the Great Depression. In his mid-20s, he landed uncredited bit parts in such B-films as “Revenge of the Creature” and “Tarantula” while paying the bills by digging swimming pools and dr...
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Legal Sports Betting Pitched As California Budget Salve

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California lawmakers on Thursday pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, though their revised proposal immediately reignited a turf battle between powerful gambling interests. State Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa and Assemblyman Adam Gray of Merced are lobbying to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow horse racetracks and the ...
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Colusa County Votes To Reopen On Their Own Terms

WILLIAMS (CBS13) — Colusa County is now the first county in the state to vote on lifting the shelter-in-place order and open on its own terms. Businesses in this rural county, say it’s still not enough to return to normal. County leaders say the state’s order violates civil rights by staying closed, so they passed a resolution that lifts the shelter-in-place restrictions. Businesses say they are still bound by the state’s order and even with this resolution, not much will change. “It is our pass...
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California Politicians Won’t Get 1st Pay Raise in Years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers and other top elected officials won’t be getting a pay increase for the first time in five years as the state faces a major budget deficit and mass unemployment induced by the coronavirus. The California Citizens Compensation Commission, a public board that sets salaries for public officials, voted unanimously Thursday to keep officials’ pay flat for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Gov. Gavin Newsom will make nearly $210,000. State legislato...
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Regulators Approve PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Despite Safety Fears

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators on Thursday unanimously approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s $58 billion plan for getting out of a bankruptcy caused by in a series of deadly wildfires despite ongoing worries about the utility’s ability to safely operate its crumbling electrical grid . The vote by California’s Public Utilities Commission came just a few hours after a federal judge ripped the company for continuing to engage in reckless behavior that he believes is endangering eve...
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Delayed Trout Season Opens In Eastern Sierra’s Inyo County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Trout season was allowed to open Thursday in the Eastern Sierra’s Inyo County after a delay due to concerns that an influx of anglers would spread COVID-19 in the region, which has some of California’s most prized stream and lake fishing. With restrictions on non-essential travel still in place, the county’s intent is to make fishing available to local residents. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife had postponed the scheduled April 25 opener in Inyo, Mono and Alpi...
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Court: California Agencies Can’t Charge To Edit Police Video

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Governments must bear the costs of redacting police body camera video before making it public, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that was hailed by media organizations and will be costly for cities and counties. The court unanimously rejected the city of Hayward’s attempt to charge the National Lawyer Guild’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter more than $3,200 for excerpts of video taken by police officers who helped respond to demonstrations in Berk...
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Judge Rips PG&E’s Safety Record Before Key Bankruptcy Vote

BERKELEY (AP) – California power regulators are mulling whether to approve Pacific Gas & Electric’s $58 billion plan for getting out of a bankruptcy caused by in a series of deadly wildfires. The vote is scheduled Thursday afternoon, just a few hours after a federal judge ripped the company for continuing to engage in reckless behavior that he believes is endangering even more lives. The drama unfolded during separate hearings held by the California Public Utilities Commission and the judge over...
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Lassen County Sees 1st Coronavirus Cases, Slows Reopening

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A rural Northern California county that had been one of the state’s two counties without any reported coronavirus cases now has at least five, prompting the county to temporarily rescind its orders allowing the reopening of restaurants, shopping and other services. Lassen County, home to about 30,000 people, had reported no coronavirus cases until May 22. There were five known cases as of Wednesday afternoon, with 222 tests pending results. In total, at least 814 people had bee...
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Coronavirus: California jobless claims fall to 2-month low

The number of California workers who have filed unemployment claims has fallen to the lowest level in two months but still remains well above typical levels seen before business shutdowns started amid the coronavirus outbreak. An estimated 212,300 California workers filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits during the week that ended on May 23, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday, May 28. The unemployment claims filed last week were less than the 244,400 that were filed during th...
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California calls for virus testing at all nursing homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is calling for all residents and health care workers at skilled nursing facilities to be tested for the new coronavirus to try to slow the spread of the illness. The state’s Department of Public Health issued a letter last week saying facilities should draft testing plans for all residents in settings without cases and all residents who have been exposed to the virus. It also calls for testing of residents admitted from hospitals and says those who test negative s...
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California Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Gov. Newsom’s Budget Cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) – The California Senate’s plan to make up the state’s estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed cuts to public education and health care programs – and instead takes more money from reserves and delays billions of dollars in payments to school districts. The Senate’s plan, unveiled late Wednesday, would spend about $8 billion more on public education than Newsom’s plan. But most of that money would be in deferred payments to school districts. It ...
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Mail-In Voting Could Turn Election Day Into Election Week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts about the results. State election officials in some key battleground states have recently warned that it may take days to count what they expect will be a surge of ballots sent by mail out of concern for safety amid the pandemic. In a...
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Drones flying over Meghan and Harry’s Coldwater Canyon home are reported to police

LOS ANGELES — Multiple drones have flown over the Coldwater Canyon home Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are living at to apparently take pictures of them and their son, Archie, prompting them to report the privacy invasions to the police, it was reported Thursday. At least five drone-related incidents at the home have been reported to the Los Angeles Police Department this month, the website The Daily Beast reported, but Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Depar...
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El Dorado County Rescinds Tahoe Travel Ban, State Still Restricting Nonessential Travel

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — El Dorado County rescinded its nonessential travel ban to South Lake Tahoe Wednesday, but tourists are still discouraged from visiting the area. The statewide public health order still bans nonessential travel. “I cannot emphasize this enough: people should not come to Lake Tahoe unless they have an essential purpose for doing so,” El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams said.  Dr. Williams said traveling outside of one’s community is still a major ...
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Bridging The Digital Divide: State Leaders Working To Give Students Access To Computers, Internet

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Guidelines for California schools to reopen are expected in early June. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond gave an update Wednesday, saying limiting class sizes means some students will still be learning online. Now state leaders are looking to bridge the digital divide. They call it the digital divide because some students in the state still may not have access to their classes, missing things like Chromebooks or reliable internet access. On Wednesday, Superintendent Thurmo...
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EDD Working To Hire 1,800 Employees During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — To help process the millions of unemployment claims made during the coronavirus pandemic, the Employment Development Department is hiring 1,800 new staff over the next several weeks. In a press release, the department said they are hiring full-time and hourly staff to “bolster the delivery of critical Unemployment Insurance (UI) services to workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.” READ: CBS13 Investigates: Coronavirus Unemployment These new employees will be trained to wo...
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PG&E’s Bankruptcy Trial Opens With Attacks On Voting Process

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric’s path out of bankruptcy kicked off Wednesday’s trial on the plan in bankruptcy court as critics of the utility questioned whether the overwhelming vote in favor of the plan by wildfire victims was tainted by conflicts of interest and shoddy counting. PG&E’s plan won support last week in a landslide, with victims overwhelmingly backing PG&E’s $58 billion proposal to emerge from bankruptcy after a year-and-half. But a challenge m...
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Too Soon For Data, California Reopens More Businesses

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gavin Newsom has crafted himself as a data-driven governor, letting the facts dictate what has been a largely cautious approach to public safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now some California health officials are wondering if that’s still the case as he moves rapidly through his four phases for reopening the state. Among the critics is Sara Cody, the Santa Clara County health officer at the forefront of shutting down the San Francisco Bay Area in mid-March, which served as ...
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California surpasses 100,000 total coronavirus cases

California surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday morning after hitting another one-day record for new cases the previous day. As  counties began to report new numbers, the total number of cases statewide surged past 100,000 by about 11 a.m. — less than a month after hitting 50,000 cases on April 30th. At 2,283, California’s new COVID-19 case average over the last seven days is the highest rate, far exceeding a May 11 peak when the state averaged 1,878 cases over that seven-day period. Th...
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Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins Thursday

LOS ANGELES — Shavuot, the two-day holiday marking the time when, according to tradition, God gave the Israelites the Torah at Mount Sinai, begins at sundown Thursday. Traditions for marking the holiday include staying up all night studying Torah, the Jewish holy scripture, attending services at synagogues and women and girls lighting holiday candles. Shavuot, the Hebrew word for weeks, marks the completion of a 7-week period following Passover. Tradition holds that it took 49 days for the Israe...
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Longtime LA Times sportswriter Chris Dufrense dies at 62

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Times sports reporter Chris Dufresne, best known for his college football coverage, has died at age 62, the newspaper announced Tuesday. Dufresne died of undetermined causes Monday night while dining at home with his family at their home in Chino Hills, according to The Times. He had been awaiting the results for what appeared to be a late-stage melanoma recurrence. “Absolutely gutted by the death of longtime @latimessports writer Chris Dufresne, a tremendous wri...
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Longtime LA Times sportswriter Chris Dufresne dies at 62

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Times sports reporter Chris Dufresne, best known for his college football coverage, has died at age 62, the newspaper announced Tuesday. Dufresne died of undetermined causes Monday night while dining at home with his family at their home in Chino Hills, according to The Times. He had been awaiting the results for what appeared to be a late-stage melanoma recurrence. “Absolutely gutted by the death of longtime @latimessports writer Chris Dufresne, a tremendous wri...
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