Napa County Steps Up Penalties for Face-Covering ViolatorsNapa County now has an ordinance authorizing fines from $25 to $500 for individuals and $200 to $5,000 for businesses which receive multiple complaints for not wearing face coverings. Don Ford reports. (7-17-20)
Bay Area Health Experts Cry Foul Over Trump Bypass of CDC for COVID-19 DataThe Trump administration is ordering hospitals to quit sending their coronavirus data to the Center for Disease Control but, instead, submit the data to a private company. Allen Martin reports. (7-16-20)
Santa Clara County Officials Work With State to Clarify Reopening Rollback PolicyOn the day that gyms, hair-and-nail salons and churches were allowed to reopen, Santa Clara county officials said Monday that they will likely be ordered to shut down again in two days. Maria Medina reports. (7-13-20)
CoCo County Small Businesses Frustrated by Reopening RollbackAfter Gov. Newsom announced Monday new business closures for many California counties, salon and gym owners in Danville told KPIX 5's Juliette Goodrich they may have no choice but to defy the order. (7-13-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Update: New Statewide Closures AnnouncedGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced additional restrictions and rollbacks of the state’s reopening plans as the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the state. (7-13-20)
Berkeley Moves Toward Unarmed, Civilian Traffic EnforcementBerkeley could become the first city in the nation where unarmed transportation employees, not police officers, will be making routine traffic stops. Da Lin reports. (7-10-20)
California Will Sue Trump Administration Over International Student Visa PolicyThe state of California filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday over a policy that would bar international students from staying in the United States unless they were scheduled to take in-person classes. Joe Vazquez reports. (7-9-20)
Santa Clara County in Tug-of-War With State Over Reopening PlanSanta Clara County has experienced a serious setback in its plan to reopen more parts of its economy. The state pulled the plug on plans to reopen salons, barbershops and gyms because the hospitalization rate was going up too quickly. Devin Fehely reports. (7-6-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Noon Update: July 6, 2020California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlined some of the state’s efforts at COVID-19 enforcement over the holiday weekend as new coronavirus cases continued to skyrocket. (7-6-20)
State Government Swamped With Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia lawmakers' offices have been flooded with requests for assistance from frustrated constituents unable to secure unemployment benefits from EDD. Da Lin reports. (7-2-20)
Affirmative Action Goes Back to the Ballot in CaliforniaCalifornia voters will be asked whether to reverse a prohibition on affirmative action, allowing public universities to consider race in admissions. Kenny Choi reports. (7-2-20)
Santa Clara County Pushes Ahead to New Phase of ReopeningHealth officials in Santa Clara County are pushing forward with a new round of reopenings. Len Ramirez reports. (7-2-20)
Berkeley Mayor Proposes Budget That Slashes Police BudgetBerkeley mayor Jesse Arreguín announced a budget proposal that would take nearly $10 million dollars out of the Berkeley police department budget. Andria Borba reports. (6-29-20)
Congress Holds Hearing on Removal of Protesters from Washington's Lafayette SquareLawmakers held a hearing about protests in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. Natalie Brand reports from Washington DC. (6-29-20)
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Noon News ConferenceGov. Gavin Newsom Monday talked about the state's response to rising COVID-19 case numbers and other data which led him to announce the immediate closure of bars in seven counties on Sunday. (6-29-20)
Protesters Outside Antioch City Hall Demand Removal of 2 OfficersProtesters calling for an end to police brutality gathered outside city hall in Antioch Monday, calling for the removal of two officers. Kiet Do reports. (6-29-20)
Racial Justice Activists Confront Oakland Leaders on Police FundingIn Oakland on Sunday, Black Lives Matter protesters demanded that more money be spent on social services and less on cops. John Ramos reports. (6-28-20)
4 San Jose Police Officers on Leave During Investigation Into Racist PostsFour San Jose police officers have been placed on administrative leave while the department investigates a private Facebook group of active and retired officers that includes racist comments. Da Lin reports. (6-27-20)
San Jose Police Recruits Graduate to Unsettled FutureThis year San Jose police academy training was extended by two months due to the coronavirus and these recruits are entering the force amid massive civil unrest and police reform. Devin Fehely reports. (6-26-20)
Merged Police-Firefighter Department Makes Sunnyvale Model for City ReformMinneapolis approved a plan to create a new public safety system in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. As it happens, Sunnyvale has been operating under that model since 1950. Kenny Choi reports. (6-26-20)
State Officials Weigh Options as COVID-19 Numbers SpikeThe numbers are up but what does the uptick in coronavirus infections mean for California reopening plans? Andria Borba reports. (6-25-20)
Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Officials to Consider Rolling Back ReopeningAs California hit a 3,792 COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend, Gov. Newsom warned Monday that tougher restrictions could once again be enforced. Maria Medina reports. (6-22-20)
Bay Area Attorney Sues Facebook, Calls Site's Standards Enforcement Inconsistent, CapriciousA Bay Area attorney known for suing e-mail spammers is suing Facebook after having his account blocked numerous times for what he says is protected political speech. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-22-20)
South Bay Leaders Propose to Treat Racism as Public Health CrisisSanta Clara County supervisors Dave Cortese and Cindy Chavez are pushing to declare racism a public health crisis and support the Black Lives Matter movement. Len Ramirez reports. (6-22-20)

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