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Theodore Zimmermann - Los Angeles, California

Theodore Zimmermann - Los Angeles, California
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Deputy Editor Ted Zimmermann, a graduate of Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics, is an avid follower of politics and news both national and local. Ted is a seasoned paralegal. When he isn't writing he loves camping and spending time in the great outdoors so his Eagle Scout badge doesn't get rusty. Coding is his life. Ted can be reached at: ted at watchourcity.com
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order On Marriages

Apr 30, 2020 SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order today that will allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing rather than in person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the executive order, adults will be able to obtain a marriage license, at the discretion of their local county clerk, through videoconferencing, as long [...]
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Colorado & Nevada Join California, Oregon & Washington In Western States Pact

Apr 27, 2020 Western state Governors: Health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide decisions to modify stay at home orders SACRAMENTO – Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak today announced their respective states are joining California, Oregon and Washington in the Western States Pact – a working group of [...]
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Two San Francisco Women Charged With Robbery Affecting Interstate Commerce In Alleged Scheme To...

Friday, April 24, 2020 Defendants Allegedly Entered a Walgreens, Coughed Audibly, Claimed to Have “COVID,” and Stole Merchandise from Store SAN FRANCISCO – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California unsealed charges today in a criminal complaint charging Carmelita Barela and Rosetta Shabazz with committing robbery affecting interstate commerce in connection [...]
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Ex-FBI Agent Arrested On Conspiracy Charge Alleging He Accepted Bribes Paid By Lawyer Linked...

Friday, April 24, 2020           LOS ANGELES – A Bay Area man who retired from the FBI last year after 20 years as a special agent was arrested today on a federal criminal charge alleging he conspired to accept more than $200,000 in cash bribes and gifts in exchange for providing sensitive law enforcement information [...]
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Governor Newsom Announces Plan To Resume Delayed Health Care That Was Deferred As Hospitals...

Apr 22, 2020 Decision based on progress toward preparing California’s hospitals and health care delivery system for a COVID-19 surge in patients – one of California’s six indicators to gradually modify state’s stay-at-home order State also announces plans to add at least an additional 80 testing sites, mainly in underserved communities; train up to 10,000 [...]
People stand in marked places to keep a social distance at a fast food restaurant in London, Friday, March 20, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Federal Prosecutors Team Up With AARP To Provide Californians With Information On Scams Related...

Friday, April 17, 2020           LOS ANGELES – Prosecutors from the four United States Attorney’s Offices in California, along with representatives from the FBI, will be participating in a telephonic town hall being coordinated by AARP to provide information to California residents to help them identify and avoid fraudulent schemes related to Coronavirus and COVID-19. [...]
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti: Creating “Cares Corps” Would Aid America’s Recovery From Covid-19 Crisis

April 17, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti is calling for the creation of CARES Corps, a federally-funded initiative that would strengthen America’s response to COVID-19 and help accelerate economic recovery from the crisis.  The Mayor — with co-authors Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and Dr. Mark McClellan M.D., Director of the Duke-Margolis Center [...]
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order On Actions In Response To COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020 The order addresses upcoming admissions criteria for the CSU system, background checks for essential workers, and deadline extensions to real estate licenses, to name a few SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including adjusting admissions requirements for [...]
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Court-Orders Final Forfeiture Of Over $54 Million in Connection With Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Monday, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez ordered the final forfeiture of $3.9 million in private jet shares bringing the total court-ordered forfeiture this year to more than $54 million related to the DC Solar Ponzi scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. The assets were seized in the [...]
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Governor Newsom Announces New Initiatives To Support California Workers Impacted By COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020 Governor announces new initiative to expand call center hours at the Employment Development Department to better assist Californians with unemployment insurance applications EDD will also implement a one-stop shop for those applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, including the self-employed and independent contractors Governor announces $75 million in statewide Disaster Relief Assistance funding [...]
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Mayor London Breed Announces Food Access Initiative In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday,April13,2020 Call Center will provide those who are COVID-19-positive or awaiting test results with food deliveries while they are in isolation or quarantine; Online resource and 311 will provide information to help San Franciscans find food available to them. San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced a citywide effort to help San Franciscans [...]
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FBI Warns of Emerging Health Care Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 13, 2020 The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the public about several emerging health care fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Criminals are actively manipulating the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage,” said Calvin A. Shivers, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “We ask all Americans to remain vigilant to avoid [...]
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Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators The State Will Consider Before Modifying The Stay-At-Home...

Apr 14, 2020 VIEW HERE: Governor unveils six key indicators that will be considered before modifying state’s stay-at-home order SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor noted that the progress in flattening [...]
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Governor Newsom Announces Release Of $100 Million To Support Child Care Services For Essential...

Apr 10, 2020 This critical funding will be deployed to pay for up to 20,000 limited-term additional child care slots   Funding is part of SB 89, emergency legislation the Governor signed last month to provide up to $1 billion in funding to help California fight the COVID-19 pandemic SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the [...]
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Watch Out For Scammers Conning The Public With Fake Stimulus Checks

April 10, 2020 If you receive an offer from someone who wants to send you federal “stimulus check” money by check or direct deposit, ignore it. It’s a scam! In the stimulus check scam, con artists target their victims with the promise of sending a quick stimulus check disbursement. Crooks ask for an upfront payment [...]
In this March 28, 2020, file photo, David Yee, an NPI mechanical engineer, tests voltage of new batteries at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool, File)

San Diego Libraries Manufacturing Protective Gear For Healthcare Workers Using 3D Printers

Mayor’s Directive Has Libraries Working to Make Hundreds of Face Shields For Kaiser Permanente And Scripps Health SAN DIEGO – Continuing efforts to make City resources available in the fight against COVID-19, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced the San Diego Public Library is producing hundreds of protective face shields for local hospital workers to flatten [...]
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San Francisco Launches Text to 9-1-1 Service

Friday, April 10,2020 City establishes critical lifeline for people in situations where it is not possible to call 9-1-1 San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Department of Emergency Management Executive Director Mary Ellen Carroll announced a critical tool to help people who cannot safely call 9-1-1 during the COVID-19 Stay Home Order [...]
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order On Upcoming Elections

Apr 09, 2020 SACRAMENTO – In light of stay-at-home and physical distancing orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to address upcoming local elections. Three local special elections that have been scheduled for May and June will be held as all-mail ballot elections. Local election officials can also make [...]
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FBI Warns of Money Mule Schemes Exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 2020 Fraudsters are taking advantage of the uncertainty and fear surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, access your personal and financial information, and use you as a money mule. When criminals obtain money illegally, they have to find a way to move and hide the illicit funds. They scam other people, [...]
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti: “L.A. Cares Corps” To Help Small Businesses Navigate Federal Loan...

April 9, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the formation of L.A. CARES Corps, a partnership between the City and County of Los Angeles to provide small businesses with assistance in applying for federal loans that can help them survive the COVID-19 crisis. “When we talk about saving lives, we’re also talking about [...]
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Announces Expansion Of Free Covid-19 Testing

April 6, 2020Partnerships with L.A. County and CORE enable testing for any County resident with symptoms. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the City will expand free COVID-19 testing through partnerships that will result in the program completing a total of 30,000 tests by the end of this week. The testing program [...]
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Governor Newsom Announces Progress In Expanding Hospital Capacity To Fight Coming Surge In COVID-19...

Apr 06, 2020 At former basketball arena being transformed into an alternate care site, Governor announces state has already secured up to 4,613 additional beds to fight COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the health care delivery system California is setting up eight federal medical stations across the state and has leased and reopened two recently shuttered [...]
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California To Send 500 State-Owned Ventilators To The National Stockpile To Help States In...

Apr 06, 2020 SACRAMENTO –Recognizing that states like New York are experiencing immediate supply shortages as a result of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California would help meet this moment by loaning 500 state-owned ventilators to the Strategic National Stockpile inventory. “California is stepping up to help our fellow Americans in New York [...]
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Mayor London Breed Announces Partnership To Increase Free Internet Access To Support Distance Learning

April 03,2020 25 “SuperSpots” will provide thousands of low-income students with internet access to support distance learning during COVID-19-related school closures San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced a partnership between the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and national nonprofit organizations EducationSuperHighway and the 1Million Project Foundation to provide connectivity support for [...]
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Homes, Small Businesses From Water Shutoffs

Apr 02, 2020 Order protects consumers who may be unable to pay for water service during COVID-19 crisis SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that will restrict water shutoffs to homes and small businesses while the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order protects consumers who may not be able [...]
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Mayor London Breed And Board Of Supervisors Announce $10 Million Small Business Relief Fund...

Thursday,April02,2020 City commits $9 million to launch new zero interest loan fund and adds $1 million to the City’s Resiliency Fund, increasing support for workers and small business San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, Board of Supervisors Budget Chair Sandra Fewer, Supervisor Hillary Ronen, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) [...]
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Providing for Expedited Resources for COVID-19 Response

Apr 01, 2020 Funds will be deployed for hospital surge efforts, as well as other needs related to the COVID-19 response SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that allows for the immediate use of funds to support the state’s continuing efforts to protect public health and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. [...]
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Mayor London Breed And City Leaders Announce Significant Projected Budget Impacts As A Result...

Tuesday,March31,2020 Budget shortfalls to increase by over $1 billion from prior, pre-COVID-19 estimates; Mayor Breed will submit her proposed balanced budget to the Board of Supervisors by August 1st San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced initial, significant projected budget shortfalls as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, [...]
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Orders Halt to Rent Increases On Rent-Stabilized Units

March 30, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed an emergency order to halt any new rent increases on residential units that are subject to the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). “This is a common sense action to help tenants stay in their homes,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Angelenos who have lost hours or [...]
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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief To California Small Businesses

Mar 30, 2020 Order provides 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax Order extends licensing deadlines and requirements for a number of industries SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for businesses. The executive order allows the California Department of Tax [...]
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Ex-Los Angeles City Councilman Agrees To Plead Guilty To Federal Charge Related To Obstructing...

Friday, March 27, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A former Los Angeles city councilman has agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge stemming from his obstruction of a public corruption investigation related to his acceptance of gifts – including cash, hotel rooms and expensive meals – from a businessman during trips to Las Vegas [...]
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Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19...

Mar 25, 2020 Governor Newsom announces financial institutions will provide relief for vast majority of Californians Californians economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments  Financial institutions agree not to negatively impact credit reports as a result of accepting payment relief SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that financial [...]
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Feuer: “Safer At Home” Emergency Order Will...

March 24, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer today assured strong enforcement of the City’s “Safer at Home” emergency order, which requires Angelenos to stay in their residences in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re all safer at home, and that’s not a suggestion — it is the law,” [...]
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order On State Prisons And Juvenile Facilities In Response To...

Mar 24, 2020 No new commitments to state prisons or juvenile facilities will be accepted for the next 30 days Order also directs videoconferencing of all scheduled parole suitability hearings starting next month SACRAMENTO — To reduce the risks of COVID-19 in correctional settings, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order directing the California [...]
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Reseda Man Arrested On Federal Charges Alleging Storage Unit Burglaries And Sale Of Stolen...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020           LOS ANGELES – A San Fernando Valley man has been arrested on federal charges alleging he and two other men broke into self-storage units in Los Angeles County, stole dozens of firearms, and sold at least some of the weapons to convicted felons. Rick Eric Herst, 34, a.k.a. “Loyal,” of [...]
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

United States Attorney Shares Tips For Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

Monday, March 23, 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Today, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott warned of several new fraud schemes seeking to exploit the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health emergency often targeting vulnerable populations. Scammers have already devised numerous methods for defrauding people in connection with COVID-19. They are setting up websites, contacting people by phone and email, [...]
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Heavy Rainfall Breaks Records In Los Angeles County

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA- Los Angeles County had record rainfall over the weekend as a low-pressure system that originated in the Gulf of Alaska...
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California CVS Locations Waive Delivery Fees For Meds

CALIFORNIA — CVS Health announced earlier this month that beginning immediately, the drugstore chain will "waive charges for home delivery of prescription...
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Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration For State’s COVID-19 Response Efforts

Mar 22, 2020 SACRAMENTO – In a letter to President Donald Trump, Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to assist in California’s COVID-19 preparedness and emergency response efforts. The Major Disaster Declaration would include any and all individual assistance programs to assist those affected by the outbreak and lessen the economic impacts [...]
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Continues Its Critical Public Safety Functions And Urges Public To Report...

Friday, March 20, 2020 LOS ANGELES –The United States Attorney’s Office continues to fulfill its critical mission of protecting public safety during the current health emergency thanks to the tireless efforts of federal prosecutors and the brave work of our law enforcement partners. “Our primary goal is to maintain safety and security across the seven [...]
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Former Uber Self-Driving Car Executive Signs Agreement To Plead Guilty To Theft Of Trade...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 SAN JOSE - Anthony Scott Levandowski submitted documents today requesting that the court accept his plea of guilty to theft of trade secrets charges, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The documents include a request to William H. [...]
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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti: Los Angeles Will Open Thousands Of Temporary Shelter Beds For...

March 18, 2020Mayor partners with City Council to put $20 million in reserve funds into relief efforts — including emergency shelter and supplies — and activates Disaster Service Worker program for City employees. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced this evening that L.A. will add thousands of emergency shelter beds to help get homeless [...]
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Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million In Funding To Protect Homeless...

Mar 18, 2020 California is working across government to get homeless Californians – among the most vulnerable to spread of COVID-19 – safely into shelter & housing  Governor signed executive order granting local flexibility on spending and building shelters State purchased 1,309 trailers and leased first two hotels to provide emergency isolation units for homeless individuals  SACRAMENTO [...]
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Fundraiser Agrees To Plead Guilty To Federal Corruption Charge For Delivering Hundreds Of Thousands...

Thursday, March 19, 2020           LOS ANGELES – A political fundraiser has agreed to plead guilty to a federal bribery offense for coordinating a $500,000 cash payment that was intended to secure the help of an elected member of the Los Angeles City Council in resolving a labor organization’s appeal of a major real estate [...]
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: ‘There Is No Plan To Lock Down LA,’

LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday "there is no plan to lock down this city," because of...
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order To Protect Renters And Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 16, 2020 The Executive Order authorizes local governments to halt evictions, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shut offs SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The Executive Order [...]
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San Francisco Mayor Breed Announces Plan To Provide Paid Sick Leave For Workers Impacted...

Monday, March 16, 2020 $10 million Workers and Families First program will grant private sector workers impacted by COVID-19 pandemic an additional week of paid sick leave San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed announced a Workers and Families First Program to provide paid sick leave to private sector workers who have been [...]
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Issues Temporary Restrictions To Help Slow Spread Of Novel Coronavirus,...

March 15, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti tonight issued an emergency order to strengthen the City’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), placing temporary restrictions on restaurants, bars, and other establishments in the City of Los Angeles. The order includes temporary closure of bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, movie theaters and entertainment [...]
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

March 13, 2020: Fraud Alert: Fraudsters Scam The Public Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Printable Version (English) Printable Version (Spanish) The growing coronavirus pandemic has people looking online for prevention tips. But beware of scammers who are posting fake information about treatments and local outbreaks. The Federal Trade Commission has warned that fraudsters are creating websites to sell fake remedies. The scams also include using phony emails, text messages [...]
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Two San Gabriel Valley Residents Arrested In Marriage Fraud Scheme

Thursday, March 12, 2020 Federal Authorities Also Arrest Two Other Defendants Who Allegedly Paid Tens of Thousands of Dollars for Sham ‘Green Card’ Marriages          LOS ANGELES – As part of a multistate investigation, two San Gabriel Valley residents were arrested this morning on federal charges that allege they orchestrated a scheme in which Chinese nationals [...]
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Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State And Local Government’s Ability To...

Published: Mar 12, 2020 Directs Californians to follow public health directives including canceling large gatherings more than 250 people Order removes waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance for Californians who lose work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak Readies state to commandeer hotels & medical facilities to isolate & treat COVID-19 patients Allows [...]
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Rodeo Resident Charged In Alleged Bank Robbery In Oakland

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Bank Robber Allegedly Wore “Chewbacca” Mask and Carried a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence OAKLAND – A federal complaint charges Jose Miguel Rodriguez Montano with committing bank robbery and using, carrying, and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney [...]
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Los Angeles Police Department To Hold DUI Checkpoints And DUI Saturation Patrols NA20022ti

News Release Thursday, March 12, 2020 Los Angeles Police Department to hold DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA20022ti What: DUI Saturation Patrol When: Friday, March 13, 2020, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Where: Southwest Area _________________________________________ What: DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint When: Friday, March 13, 2020, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Where: Vermont [...]
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Associates Of San Francisco Western Addition “CDP” Gang Convicted Of RICO Conspiracy And Accessory

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO – Earlier today, a federal grand jury convicted Barry Gilton, a/k/a “Prell,” of participating in a racketeering conspiracy, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The jury further found Gilton’s codefendant, Lupe Mercado, guilty of being [...]
In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch. Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton delivered his State of the Union address before a nation transfixed by his impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once. President Donald Trump is far from the first president to deliver a State of the Union address in a time of turmoil. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump To Address Nation Live At 6:00 P.M. About Coronavirus; Watch It Here

President Trump will be addressing the nation live at 6 P.M. concerning the Coronavirus. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1237841878889840642
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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Announces Millions In New Investments For L.A. Parks

March 9, 2020Over $19 million in state funding will help refurbish two parks, create two more in underserved neighborhoodsLOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today announced $19.2 million in state funding to improve two existing City parks and create two new ones in underserved neighborhoods.“Parks are the heart of our city, because they are where people [...]
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Outrageous Claim: Coronavirus Cases COULD Reach 64,000 In Washington State By May, Governor Says

Washington state COVID-19 cases could reach 64,000 by May if health officials and the public aren’t able to contain the outbreak now,...

Coronavirus ‘Worse Than A Bomb’ On Italy, US Outbreak Not Comparable; Says Doctor Coordinating...

Giacomo Grasselli - a senior Italian government health official who is coordinating the network of intensive care units in Lombardy - explains...
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First Partner Leads California Volunteers Commission, Governor Newsom Announces Additional Appointments

Mar 09, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will serve as Honorary Chair of the California Volunteers Commission. The California Volunteers Commission supports California Volunteers, which is tasked with uniting Californians in service and empowering them to take action in their communities. “California Volunteers is at the forefront [...]
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San Francisco Increases COVID-19 Protections For Homeless Residents And People Living In Single Room...

Monday, March 09, 2020 A $5 million emergency fund and new Public Health Order will support people living in shelters, single-room occupancy hotels, and permanent supportive housing. San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, and the Department of Public Health today announced $5 million in new investments, as well as a [...]
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Mexican National Who Ran Stash House And Laundered Money For Group Linked To Sinaloa...

Monday, March 9, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A Mexican National who was charged in the first major narcotics trafficking indictment resulting from an investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison for his role in an international narcotics network that transported 21 pounds of pure methamphetamine across [...]
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No Gender Allowed: California Assembly Bill Would Fine Retailers For Displaying Toys And Clothing...

Retail stores with more than 500 employees could soon be required by law to display clothing for girls mixed with clothing for...
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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 3.5.20

Mar 05, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Sara Murillo, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of administration for the California Complete Count – Census 2020. Murillo has served as assistant director of administration at the California Complete Count – Census 2020 since 2018. She was a fiscal officer at [...]
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

California Coronavirus Update: 4 More Cases Confirmed In Los Angeles County

One day after a state of emergency was declared in Los Angeles County as six new cases of novel coronavirus were reported,...
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Department Of Justice Charges Unprecedented Number Of Elder Fraud Defendants Nationwide And Launches Hotline

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, and Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale today announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.  This year, prosecutors charged more than 400 defendants, far surpassing the 260 defendants charged in cases as part of last year’s sweep.  [...]
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Governor Newsom Declares State Of Emergency To Help State Prepare For Broader Spread Of...

Mar 04, 2020Emergency proclamation builds on work already underway across state government to protect public health and safetyProclamation includes increased protections against price gouging, offers more assistance to local governments and allows health care workers to come from out of stateAll levels of state government are being deployed to tackle this evolving situation SACRAMENTO – [...]
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Listen to CDC Conference Call Today on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What Clinicians Need To...

During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn what they can do to prepare for COVID-19 including identifying persons under investigation, applying infection...
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San Mateo Doctor Charged With Unlawful Distribution Of Opioids And Health Care Fraud

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO – A federal grand jury indicted Timothy Mulligan for the unlawful distribution of opioids, including fentanyl, outside the scope of professional practice and health care fraud, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux. According to the indictment, [...]
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Glendale Man Who Schemed To Impersonate Dentists To Swindle Banks Out Of $2.1 Million...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020           LOS ANGELES – A Glendale man who defrauded banks out of $2.1 million by conspiring to steal the identities of at least 11 dentists, opening sham dentist offices, and filing fraudulent claims to banks that offer lines of credit to dentists – was sentenced today to 37 months in federal [...]
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Los Angeles Police Department To Hold DUI Checkpoints And DUI Saturation Patrols NA20020ti March...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 What: DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Where: La Brea Avenue at Coliseum Street Los Angeles, California _________________________________________ What: DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint When: Friday, March 6, 2020, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Where: Florence Avenue at Main Street Los Angeles, [...]

Proposition 13 Defeated

Many Californians today are cheering as the largest school facility bond in state history is on the track for a resounding defeat....
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Los Angeles: 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed, State Of Emergency

Appearing at a morning news conference attended by L.A. Department of Public Health officials, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County...
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Los Angeles County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Francisco County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Sacramento County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Bernardino County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Riverside County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Diego County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Orange County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Sacramento County and City Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Francisco City Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

= San Francisco City Election Results can be found here:https://sfelections.sfgov.org/march-3-2020-election-results-summary
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City of San Francisco Takes Action Following Emergency Declaration To Prepare For Novel Coronavirus

March02,2020 City leaders provide update on new local testing efforts, expanded staffing deployments, and efforts to protect the most vulnerable populations and prepare for possibility of community spread of the virus San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed and San Francisco Public Health and Emergency officials announced new plans to protect public health [...]
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Governor Newsom Releases 2019 Judicial Appointment Data

Mar 02, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today released judicial applicant and appointee data from his first year in office. The Governor appointed 16 judges in 2019 from a pool of 461 applicants. Sixty nine percent of the Governor’s judicial appointments were women, including Justice Teri L. Jackson, the first African-American woman justice in the history [...]
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San Diego Firm Pleads Guilty To Hazardous Waste Violations

Monday, March 2, 2020 SAN DIEGO – Curtis Technology, Inc., a San Diego firm that makes specialized coatings, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday, admitting that the company illegally transported hazardous waste from its facility without a manifest.  In pleading guilty, Curtis Technology admitted that it conducted metal finishing operations at its location on Sorrento [...]
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Huntington Park Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

South Gate City Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Bell City Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Los Angeles City Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

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In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Flu Report In California: Flu Vaccine Less Than Half Effective

Over the week ending Feb. 22, 64 people died from the flu in California, and thousands more have endured the aches and...
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Leader Of Mendota MS-13 Gang Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking And Assault With A...

Friday, February 28, 2020 FRESNO, Calif. —Denis Barrera-Palma, 25, of Mendota, pleaded guilty today to assault with a deadly weapon in aid of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Barrera-Palma was the leader in Mendota of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), [...]
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California State Awards $8.5 Million For San Francisco Waterfront Park In India Basin

State Awards $8.5 Million for Waterfront Park in India Basin Project will transform a vacant industrial lot in the Southeastern neighborhood into the City’s newest park Thursday,February27,2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced that funding from a voter-approved bond measure to create new parks and recreation opportunities in underserved communities will [...]
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Bakersfield Attorney Indicted For Scheme To Defraud Her Clients

Thursday, February 27, 2020 FRESNO, Calif. — On Feb. 20, a federal grand jury returned an eight-count indictment against Heather Christiansen Stanley, 47, of Bakersfield, charging her with five counts of wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and one count of attempt to evade and defeat assessment of a tax, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott [...]
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Westfield Unveils Updated Plan For New Warner Center 2035 Development: Promenade Stadium Shrinks

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield released a revamped plan Friday, Feb. 21. for its sprawling Warner Center development in Woodland Hills with a stadium smaller than originally...
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Housing Prices Go Higher: Los Angeles Is Now The Least Affordable Housing Market In...

For the past two years, the least affordable housing market has been San Francisco, with a median home price of $908,750.
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Pay To Stay Sober: New California Bill To Pay Meth Users To Not Get...

A new California bill would offer financial rewards to meth users who stay sober. SB-888 was introduced this week by...
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Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Sentenced For Multimillion-Dollar Scheme That Billed Medicare, Cigna $11.8...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Two owners and operators of a Los Angeles pharmacy were both sentenced today to 144 months in prison for their roles in a health care fraud scheme where Medicare and CIGNA were billed more than $11.8 million in fraudulent claims for prescription drugs. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the [...]
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Fry’s Electronics Closes Two Southern California Locations

Fry's Electronics is closing two more of its stores in the Southern California area. Announced on it's Facebook page,...
Cracks are seen in the street next to Trona Community Church after a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake broke, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California

3.7- Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO – A preliminary 3.7-magnitude earthquake hit the North Bay on Wednesday. The quake hit about 3.5 miles...
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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.25.20

Feb 25, 2020, SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Elizabeth Morris, 72, of San Diego, has been reappointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation, where she has served since 2013. Morris has been principal at E.M. Advisors since 2008. She was president and chief executive officer at the San Diego Housing Commission from [...]

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