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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California churches can resume in-person services but worshippers will be limited to 100 people and they should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books and skip the collection plate under state guidelines released Monday.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city's fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sunday.

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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — A woman in the San Francisco Bay Area has been arrested on suspicion of posting handwritten messages at several homes, targeting Asian Americans and suggesting that those not native to the United States should leave the country immediately.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court has upheld California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on in-person church services amid the coronavirus pandemic, in a split ruling that found that government’s emergency powers override what in normal times would be fundamental constitutional rights.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the state Capitol on Saturday to protest against California's stay-at-home orders even as residents entered the Memorial Day weekend with newly expanded options for beachgoing, barbecuing and shopping.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday warned the mayor of Los Angeles and the county's top health officer that an extension of the coronavirus stay-at-home order may be unlawful.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is joining other U.S. cities in authorizing homeless tent encampments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a move officials have long resisted but are now reluctantly embracing to safeguard homeless people.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — George Cruz relaxed at an outdoor beach restaurant as a waitress wearing surgical gloves and a face covering rushed by, carrying a tray with a Pina Colada in a pineapple-shaped cup. An employee in a face covering stood nearby with cleaning supplies in his gloved hand, ready …

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate nearly tripled to 15.5% in April as the nation's most populous state lost more jobs in one month from the coronavirus than it did during the Great Recession a decade ago, state data released Friday showed.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life hasn't been easy.

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Growing numbers of U.S. colleges are pledging to reopen this fall, with dramatic changes to campus life to keep the coronavirus at bay. Big lectures will be a thing of the past. Dorms will will be nowhere near capacity. Students will face mandatory virus testing. And at some smaller schools,…

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In an effort to spur affordable housing production and aid California’s economic recovery due to the COVID-19 crisis, Senate Democrats unveiled a package of legislation intended to bolster production of new housing and remove existing barriers by further streamlining the development process,…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California moves through its methodical four-step process for reopening, some counties are pushing the boundaries by bypassing the state’s orders or refusing to enforce rules against businesses that reopen without state permission.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California moves through its methodical four-step process for reopening, some counties are pushing the boundaries by bypassing the state's orders or refusing to enforce rules against businesses that reopen without state permission.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — With encouraging results in the fight against the coronavirus, San Diego County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask the state to allow California’s second-most populous county to be a test case for more rapidly reopening businesses and allowing more gatherings and recreational …

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parking lots of 27 California state parks have partially reopened weeks after the 280 state parks and beaches closed their parking lots to discourage non-local visitors, officials said Tuesday.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a dramatic relaxation Monday of health standards to reopen the state, a move that could allow nearly every county to proceed more quickly, and he offered the possibility of pro sports returning — without fans — by early June.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area county that reported the first known death from coronavirus in the U.S. will allow some retail businesses to re-open Friday, even as the region's 7 million residents remain under orders to stay at home as much as possible and wear a face covering…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area county that reported the first known death from coronavirus in the U.S. will allow some retail businesses to re-open Friday, even as the region's 7 million residents remain under orders to stay at home as much as possible and wear a face covering…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spring storm is bringing scattered rain across the Northern and Central California, snow and strong wind in mountain areas and the possibility of flash flooding in valleys and wildfire-scarred areas.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stunned Oakland schools and city leaders on Friday with a $10 million donation to a campaign aimed at providing computers and Internet access to all students in the Oakland Unified School District.

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Organizers of the annual Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco announced Thursday that this year’s series of Sunday concerts from June to August have all been canceled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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The Monterey Jazz Festival is the latest event to be postponed or canceled because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, with organizers announcing Thursday that the festival will not happen again until September 2021.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaving home in Los Angeles now requires bringing a face covering, part of the price for reopening more businesses and activities in America’s second-largest city, which is moving cautiously as less-populated areas of California press ahead.

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San Francisco is facing a $1.7 billion deficit over the next 2 1/2 years without even considering emergency response spending on the coronavirus, the mayor’s office announced Wednesday.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned Wednesday it will “defeat the point” of letting some counties reopen more quickly than the state if they start attracting visitors from other areas with more restrictive measures still in place.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom moved to further ease the coronavirus choke-hold on California's economy Tuesday by allowing more businesses to reopen and following through on his promise to swiftly approve requests from counties to move ahead more quickly if they have been minim…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen California counties have asked for permission to loosen their stay-at-home orders beyond what the state allows, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, promising a speedy review of their requests as jobs continue disappearing by the millions in a coronavi…

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened Saturday to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California and sued local officials who have stopped the company from reopening its electric vehicle factory.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — For many Californians venturing outside, donning a mask has become as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses but as the state begins easing stay-at-home orders on Friday the rules about face coverings still vary from county to county and enforcement generally is done thr…

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Health officers in six Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley warned residents Thursday that the regional COVID-19 coronavirus shelter-in-place guidelines will remain in place through at least May 31 despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announced changes to the state’s order.

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YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Some businesses that reopened in two Northern California counties that defied the state's stay-at-home order are not following safety requirements, and the area's top health official said Wednesday it's “imperative" they do to avoid a resurgence of coronavirus and re…