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COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Elon Musk’s Tesla Plant

FREMONT—Following CEO Elon Musk’s order to re-open his Fremont Tesla factory in May against health guidelines, several Tesla workers have tested positive for the coronavirus on June 9. For privacy reasons, the exact number of employees who tested positive will not be disclosed. Starting in March, Musk was an outspoken critic via Twitter about the shelter-in-place orders, posting criticisms about...

Sonoma Wineries Reopen

CALIFORNIA—After nearly three months, wineries in Sonoma are now open to the public. Various wineries have had different experiences throughout the time that they have been operating during COVID-19. While wholesale purchases have been up during quarantine, smaller wineries have lost up to 43% of sales since the pandemic began. This is due to events being cancelled, fewer visitors,...

2 Killed, 3 Wounded In Birthday Party Shooting In Vallejo

VALLEJO—Two women were killed, and three others were injured after a drive-by shooting incident that occurred in Vallejo. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 9, when two shooters exited a vehicle and opened fire on a toddler’s birthday party.  At around 10 p.m., officers from the Vallejo Police Department responded to a call between Wendy and Amelia Streets. Upon arriving...

California Releases Specific Guidelines For Reopening Movie Theaters

CALIFORNIA—California will allow movie theaters to open starting on Friday, June 12. Not all theaters will open, and strict guidelines will be in place for those who do. Chains that will not open on Friday include AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Arclight and others. Some independently owned cinemas are expected to open, as well. Following the decision to allow theaters to reopen again,...

State Provides Guidance For Reopening Schools

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, June 8, California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and other California Department of Education leaders issued guidance for re-opening schools that have been closed for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines focus on implementing physical distancing and disinfecting procedures when schools are allowed to bring back students to campus. One guideline dictates that students must...

National Guard Will Begin To Depart California This Week

CALIFORNIA—More than 7000 National Guard troops sent to California cities will begin to leave California this week and go back to their home armories. The National Guard has been deployed in California since May 31 in an effort to control widespread violence and looting following the first few days after George Floyd’s death. The National Guard announced that they will...

Specific Guidelines Released For Barbershops, Hair Salons

CALIFORNIA—The state of California is allowing barbershops and hair salons in most California counties to reopen to customers again. While California Governor Gavin Newsom has let much of the state open up barbershops and hair salons, the only Bay Area counties that can open up those services immediately are Solano, Sonoma and Napa. The rest of the Bay Area, including San...

California Releases New Rules For Places Of Worship

CALIFORNIA—On Monday May 25, the state of California released new guidelines for in-person worship services following the Trump Administration’s approval of letting places of worship re-open. Last week, President Donald Trump declared churches and other places of worship as “essential”, and instructed governors across the country to allow them to reopen.  According to the Government of California, some of the new...

University Of California Drops SAT, ACT Requirements

CALIFORNIA—On Thursday, May 21 the University of California announced that it will drop the SAT and ACT tests as admissions requirements for California residents until 2024, and eliminate the need to review test scores after that. The Board of Regent, the UC system’s governing body, voted 23-0 to approve a proposal by UC President Janet Napolitano that will gradually phase...

Search Continues For Missing Bay Area Teen

SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, May 14, a 15 year old girl disappeared from her home in Rohnert Park. Officials from the Rohnert Park Police Department are asking for the public's assistance to locate Veronica Elizabeth Prado. She was  last seen by her parents around 10 p.m. on Thursday. On Friday, May 15, her parents awoke to find her missing from her...
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