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Coronavirus help: California landlords urged to freeze rents, halt evictions by their own trade groups

Coronavirus help: California landlords urged to freeze rents, halt evictions by their own trade groups

"The last thing Californians need when they are struggling to maintain stability is to lose the safe place they call home," the association's statement said.
Coronavirus cases in Orange County jump to 95

Coronavirus cases in Orange County jump to 95

That's an increase of 30 in just 2 days, according to data released by the O.C. Health Care Agency.
University of California researchers will test former Ebola drug as part of coronavirus clinical trial

University of California researchers will test former Ebola drug as part of coronavirus clinical trial

The drug has shown success in arresting COVID-19 disease in several instances.
16-year-old  boy shot in the face at central California 7 Eleven

16-year-old boy shot in the face at central California 7 Eleven

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the jaw behind a convenience store in central California, police said.
Pandemic postcard from California: ‘Wish you weren’t here’

Pandemic postcard from California: ‘Wish you weren’t here’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — California has sold itself to the world with images of endless sunshine, the splendor of its natural beauty and iconic attractions.
Coronavirus: NBA player’s loss of smell highlights unusual marker of Covid-19

Coronavirus: NBA player’s loss of smell highlights unusual marker of Covid-19

After National Basketball Association player Rudy Gobert caught the coronavirus, he wondered whether others had suffered the same loss of smell and taste he experienced.
Vallejo police arrest armed carjacking suspect tied to ‘Offerup’ scam

Vallejo police arrest armed carjacking suspect tied to ‘Offerup’ scam

A convicted felon was arrested on Friday for carjacking and other charges after luring a victim to meet in public under the pretenses of selling a watch.
Fact check: Trump hype on Tesla, GM, Ford and ventilators

Fact check: Trump hype on Tesla, GM, Ford and ventilators

President Donald Trump is falsely asserting how quickly automakers including GM, Ford and Tesla can manufacture ventilators to help fill an acute U.S. shortage of the medical equipment for coronavirus
Here are some of the heroes rising from the coronavirus pandemic

Here are some of the heroes rising from the coronavirus pandemic

Children are out of school. Patrons are forgoing restaurants and flooding grocery stores. Millions have been ordered to shelter in place. The United States is facing an unprecedented crisis. But from
Satellite images show less pollution over the US as coronavirus shuts down public places

Satellite images show less pollution over the US as coronavirus shuts down public places

As millions of Americans are kept from work, school and most public places as coronavirus is on the rise, satellite images show pollution on the decline.
6th death from coronavirus reported in Riverside County, case count grows to 45

6th death from coronavirus reported in Riverside County, case count grows to 45

The latest death was a man in his 80s who died in a local Coachella Valley hospital.
How the coronavirus has made the CDC more valuable than ever

How the coronavirus has made the CDC more valuable than ever

A look at the CDC in the U.S. and around the globe
Homeless man dies after group violently attacks him at California park

Homeless man dies after group violently attacks him at California park

Homicide detectives said the attack at the entrance to Santiago Park left the man "with numerous wounds on his upper body, which were bleeding profusely."
California prison inmate in Lancaster, 2 prison employees in Chino test positive for coronavirus

California prison inmate in Lancaster, 2 prison employees in Chino test positive for coronavirus

Five prison employees statewide have tested positive for COVID-19, prison officials said.
9,000 rolls: How one California bar owner turned toilet paper distributor during coronavirus shortages

9,000 rolls: How one California bar owner turned toilet paper distributor during coronavirus shortages

The rolls were only available to restaurants, many of which didn't need them because have had to shut down. Thousands of rolls were donated to seniors, more went home with employees and then about
Trump will send massive hospital ship to Port of Los Angeles amid coronavirus pandemic

Trump will send massive hospital ship to Port of Los Angeles amid coronavirus pandemic

The USNS Mercy — one of the Navy's two 1,000-bed hospital ships —should arrive at the massive cargo complex off San Pedro next week, officials said. The ship is currently in Seattle.
Coronavirus: This online toilet paper calculator will tell you just how long your supply will last

Coronavirus: This online toilet paper calculator will tell you just how long your supply will last

As households continue to stock up on toilet paper -- emptying shelves across the country -- a new website is attempting to answer the question: How much TP do we really need?
Coronavirus is bringing a plague of dangerous doomsday predictions

Coronavirus is bringing a plague of dangerous doomsday predictions

If there was a prize for the most misunderstood source for bad predictions, it would go to the Book of Revelation. It may be the Bible's ultimate crossover -- no other book's imagery and language has
US Army removes person tasked for social media after ‘inappropriate’ post on coronavirus

US Army removes person tasked for social media after ‘inappropriate’ post on coronavirus

The images posted to the Army's Instagram account this week were intended to be about the Army's response to the coronavirus outbreak, though the images included emojis and jokes about the run on
These families created a community art museum on the sidewalks of their Mountain View neighborhood while sheltering in place

These families created a community art museum on the sidewalks of their Mountain View neighborhood while sheltering in place

Like many parents across the US right now, Daphne Sashin was looking for something to keep her kids occupied while her family shelters in place during the coronavirus outbreak.