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Coronavirus: Teen’s death no longer counted among Los Angeles County’s virus total

Coronavirus: Teen’s death no longer counted among Los Angeles County’s virus total

Los Angeles County health officials said Wednesday that they no longer are including a 17-year-old boy in the tally of coronavirus deaths until they do more to determine his precise cause of death.
California coronavirus cases doubling every three to four days

California coronavirus cases doubling every three to four days

Officials are racing to get a handle on the novel coronavirus as the number of deaths tops 1,000 in the United States and cases in two of the hardest hit states -- California and New York -- quickly
Friends seek support for family of slain Santa Cruz County father, engineer

Friends seek support for family of slain Santa Cruz County father, engineer

Friends of slain Scotts Valley resident Hubert Cross are turning to the community to support his grieving family.
Photos: Airline jets being stored in California due to much less passenger traffic as a result of COVID-19

Photos: Airline jets being stored in California due to much less passenger traffic as a result of COVID-19

With fewer passengers, airline companies need to store their empty airplanes.
Snoop Dogg mourns death of former music executive shot in front of his California home

Snoop Dogg mourns death of former music executive shot in front of his California home

Marvin Watkins, 57, of Pomona was shot and killed on Monday evening.
California doctor one of first in U.S. to offer coronavirus rapid blood test

California doctor one of first in U.S. to offer coronavirus rapid blood test

Test used in Asia can provide results in 10 minutes with simple fingerstick; DA says doctor made 'no false claims'
FBI arrests California man accused of promoting bogus methods to prevent, cure coronavirus

FBI arrests California man accused of promoting bogus methods to prevent, cure coronavirus

The man falsely claimed Earvin "Magic" Johnson was on his company's board of directors, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
3 arrested in beating, stabbing death of homeless man in California park

3 arrested in beating, stabbing death of homeless man in California park

Police said the suspects were transients who lived in the same area as the victim but did not give details about what led to the attack.
Whole Foods worker infected with coronavirus in Southern California

Whole Foods worker infected with coronavirus in Southern California

Store remains open as there are few rules for dealing with such infections.
Coronavirus help: Are California’s mortgage relief offers a good deal?

Coronavirus help: Are California’s mortgage relief offers a good deal?

Some banks are waiving payments for up to 90 days, Gov. Newsom says. But the devil is in the details.
11 dead from coronavirus in LA County, after report adds 4, including a minor

11 dead from coronavirus in LA County, after report adds 4, including a minor

Officials also reported 128 more cases have been confirmed, bringing the total countywide tally to 662.
California grocery store adding partitions to limit cashiers’ exposure to coronavirus

California grocery store adding partitions to limit cashiers’ exposure to coronavirus

Albertsons is said to be doing the same, though the company has not confirmed news from a union boss.
3 California-based sailors with Naval Special Warfare test positive for coronavirus

3 California-based sailors with Naval Special Warfare test positive for coronavirus

There are now a total of six confirmed COVID-19 cases within the Naval Special Warfare Command.
Truckers find coronavirus road is tough, but they can’t stop

Truckers find coronavirus road is tough, but they can’t stop

Drivers are working longer hours than normal but regularly face difficulties even finding places to eat while they're on the road.
How the Fox News presidency has politicized a national health crisis

How the Fox News presidency has politicized a national health crisis

Analysis by Brian Stelter, CNN Business The Fox News presidency has taken a dangerous turn. As the coronavirus crisis deepens all across the United States, the Trump administration is favoring Fox and
Murder charges for California man suspected of shooting pregnant wife

Murder charges for California man suspected of shooting pregnant wife

Arraignment is scheduled Tuesday for a Southern California man suspected of shooting and killing his pregnant wife and then fleeing to Mexico two years ago, prosecutors said.
White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears

White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears

The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a jolt to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of
Here’s why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take note

Here’s why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take note

In countries such as Italy, men represent nearly 60% of people who tested positive for the virus and more than 70% of those who have died, according to the country's National Health Institute.
Marin hits 53 coronavirus cases, official fears thousands

Marin hits 53 coronavirus cases, official fears thousands

"I think it's very reasonable to expect that probably closer to 3,000 individuals in Marin County, or closer to 1% of our population, are becoming infected," said Dr. Lisa Santora, a county health
News of Los Angeles County teen’s coronavirus death sends shudder through region

News of Los Angeles County teen’s coronavirus death sends shudder through region

A Lancaster teenager whose death from the coronavirus was reported on Tuesday was in "good health" prior to falling ill, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday, March 24, though