California Surgeon Charged In $52M Sober Living FraudA California surgeon and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to taking part in a $52 million insurance fraud scheme that involved recruiting patients at Southern California sober living homes to undergo unnecessary surgeries and other procedures, prosecutors said Friday.
Newsom Warns California Officials To Enforce Health RulesGov. Gavin Newsom warned local elected officials on Friday they risk state sanctions if they don't enforce health orders as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, while about 200 state inspectors fanned out to look for violators over the long holiday weekend.
State Enters July 4th Weekend With Many Beaches ClosedCalifornia headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway coronavirus infections.
New Outbreaks Push U.S. Inmate Coronavirus Cases Past 50,000The number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past the 50,000 mark last month, as recent outbreaks threatened to undo control measures put in place earlier in the pandemic.
Nigerian Olalekan Jacob Ponle Charged With Cyber Fraud Against Companies In California, Other StatesA Nigerian national appeared in federal court in Chicago Friday accused of orchestrating an international cyber fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say defrauded U.S. businesses in six states out of tens of millions of dollars.
Coronavirus Closures Wallop California Restaurants AgainHomayoun Dariyani was training servers and cooks for his soon-to-open gourmet hamburger grill in March when California abruptly shut down dine-in restaurants to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Proposition 16 Presents California Voters With Choice To End Affirmative Action BanCalls for racial justice during recent protests in California and across the country are bringing back a controversial push to reverse California’s ban on the consideration of race and sex in public education, employment and contracting.
Newsom Urges People To Avoid Holiday GatheringsGov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday urged Californians to turn to their “better angels” and use common sense over the holiday weekend by wearing a mask and skipping traditional gatherings with family and friends.
California Senate OKs Expanded Protections For Family LeaveWorkers in companies with at least five employees could take up to three months off from work to care for a family member without fear of losing their job under a bill that narrowly passed the California Senate on Thursday.
How California Went From Success Story To Virus Hot SpotHeading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire predictions of a coronavirus surge, hospitalizations were starting to decline and restaurants and most other businesses had reopened. As July 4th approaches, the mood has soured.
Is Outdoor Dining Actually Safer? Experts Weigh InAmericans are flocking to their favorite restaurants again, especially those that have set up outdoor and indoor seating that follows the rules of social distancing.
California Death Row Inmate Found Dead, Officials Investigating If Coronavirus Is To BlameOfficials are investigating whether a death row inmate found dead in his cell at San Quentin State Prison died from the coronavirus.
California Officials Blasted For Prison Coronavirus OutbreakCalifornia lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials' "failure of leadership" Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggering the state's worst prison outbreak.
San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads To Susanville Prison; Threatens Inmate Firefighting Work CrewsA new threat from the out-of-control COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison, where nearly a third of the inmate population has become infected with the disease, came to light Wednesday during a state senate hearing probing the handling of the crisis by corrections officials.
Gov. Newsom Expected To Announce Reopening Rollback As Coronavirus SurgesGov. Gavin Newsom is hinting that he will tighten coronavirus restrictions for California's nearly 40 million residents as a COVID-19 surge has counties rushing to close down bars and beaches ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.