Court Orders Immediate Release Or Transfer 1,700 San Quentin Prison Inmates Over COVID OutbreakA state appeals court ordered San Quentin State Prison on Tuesday to immediately cut its inmate population by half, which would require transferring or releasing about 1,700 inmates, over the state's inability to manage a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the prison.
Family Demanding Answers About Recently Released San Quentin Inmate's DeathA San Quentin inmate, who claimed he was dropped off at a Novato hotel to quarantine with little state support after his early release from prison during the facility's deadly COVID-19 outbreak, has died and his family is demanding answers.
Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central Coast Federal Prison Test Positive for COVID-19At the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in Santa Barbara county, 792 of 1,162 inmates -- approximately 68 percent -- have tested positive for COVID-19, according to numbers released Friday by government officials.
California Wineries Embrace Virtual Tastings During Coronavirus ShutdownWineries that want to stay viable and connected to their customers during the pandemic are harnessing technology and platforms such as Facebook Live to offer virtual wine experiences.
Despite Outreach, Few Bay Area Homeless Occupy New Shelters As Coronavirus Epidemic DeepensA week after Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged thousands of hotel rooms to help the homeless survive the coronavirus pandemic, most of those rooms sit empty.
San Francisco Supervisor Personally Funds Hotel Rooms For Homeless During Shelter-In-Place20 hotel rooms at the Oasis Hotel are no longer sitting vacant during the coronavirus pandemic after dozens of homeless families officially moved in.