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Video showing officer punching 14-year-old boy under the scanner, the investigation started.
A police officer from Northern California is under investigation after a video has surfaced in which he was captured punching a 14-year-old black boy. He had pinned the boy to the ground. The video was posted by the family and friends of the boy on Twitter. It showed an officer from Rancho Cordova that is a city in the east of Sacramento holding him in the dirt at the point with his hand on his neck and striking him several times in the chest. The boy was cited for possession of a tobacco product, according to the police, and released to his parents. A person who identified themselves on Twitter as the boy’s sister said it was a Swisher Sweet, a type of cigar.
The rural-urban is divided into California over COVID-19 infection rates.
Governor Gavin Newsom is signaling every now, and then that economy in California will begin to reopen soon but slowly. He compared it to sliding a dimmer switch incrementally on. He said that the state is now a single geography. The assault COVID-19 had on the state has hit different parts at different levels.
A Sacramento Bee review of the infection along with the death rates in 58 counties of California, showed that there is a vast difference in the depth of the crisis, especially between lightly-hit rural and harder-hit urban spots. Notably, the infection and death rates in the state as a whole, as measured against the state population, show that California, as of this week, has done much better than the nation.
California scaled up 1st-In-US Electric Truck Sale Proposal.
The regulators of California strengthened a proposed first-in-the-nation rule that would force automakers to sell more electric delivery vans and work trucks. The state has the country’s worst air quality. The updated government proposed by the California Air Resources Board has asked the automakers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emission trucks per year.
By 2035, the board estimates at least 20% of these trucks on the road would be electric. Paul Cort, an attorney for Earthjustice’s Right to the Zero campaign, said in his statement that this would be transformative. At some point in the future, these makers are going to realize that it does not make sense to make zero-emission trucks and combustion trucks to serve the same market.
Phased reopening plan outlined by the governor of California.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom has outlined the phased reopening plan for the state. The retail businesses and schools will open based on the apparent stabilization in both the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths due to COVID-19. He said in one of his tweets that stage one is where the state is now, staying home and working on flattening the curve.
The next stage will involve lifting restrictions in some lower-risk workplaces such as retail, manufacturing, and offices where telework is not possible. Reopening child care centers will be a part of that second stage as well. The announcement from Newsom comes as a number of other governors have moved to act on or schedule reopenings of their states despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
California beaches packed with thousands despite COVID-19 concerns.
Tens of thousands of people visited southern California beaches during the weekend. It reignited the fears that large crowds in public spaces may reverse progress to contain COVID-19 in the US. Photos of gatherings in Newport Beach, Orange County, during a weekend heatwave, sparked intense backlash, and comparisons with Florida were released.
Beach and park reopenings have also prompted debates and public health concerns in Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and other regions looking to re-emerge from lockdowns. The governor urged beach-goers to practice physical distancing, but it all went unheard during the weekend.
Before COVID-19, building dense cities was California’s cure for the housing crisis.
In the last ten years, the lawmakers in California pushed with increasing urgency to build more housing near transit stops and job centres. The reason was the increasing density of the population. It was termed as the best way to control the exploding cost of living and reduce the reliance of residents on carbon-spewing vehicles in a state best known for its sprawling suburbs. However, no one thought of preparing the state for a pandemic like COVID-19.
Sceptics of greater urbanization say the pandemic has proved that they were right all along, pointing to orders from public health officials to use social distancing to slow the spread of the virus. New York City, the nation’s densest major city, is a hotbed of the outbreak in the United States with more than 150,000 confirmed cases and 11,100 deaths.
Massive meal delivery program announce for seniors in California.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom has announced on Friday that the state is launching a massive meal delivery program for seniors who are facing food insecurity. He added that it would revitalize the restaurant industry as well. The program will go in effect immediately, and the state will reimburse local restaurants for delivering nutritious meals to at-risk seniors in California. The meals have to be delivered three times a day, seven days a week. Out of the 5.7 million seniors in California, 1.7 million live alone. The seniors who are at high risk of exposure to the virus have already been affected or exposed to the virus directly or have compromised immune systems along with those who are below federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for the meals. Participating restaurants will be reimbursed up to $16 for breakfast, $17 for lunch and $28 for dinner deliveries.
Some beaches in California to reopen.
The state of California has decided to reopen some beaches as the state is heading into a hot weekend. The governor has urged the residents to practice strict physical distancing while they are outside. The beaches in the Los Angeles area remain closed to the public due to COVID-19. Only a handful of beaches are going to allow people in a limited capacity. A wide range of restrictions, recommendations, and enforcement plans will be in place. California was one of the first states to order lockdowns in the country last month. The state has made some progress in slowing the spread of the virus. Governor Gavin Newsom said in his statement that he did not want to have to report a surge in cases because the residents behaved irresponsibly in warm weather as weekend temperatures expected to climb above 90F (32C) in some areas.
Ridgecrest earthquake in California may cause landslides.
An earthquake was recorded by the US Geological Survey (USGS) at Ridgecrest, California, 13 kilometres southwest of Searles Valley. It was of the magnitude 4.0 and was recorded at 8:46 PM PST. It had a depth of 8.8 KM. As per the USGS shake report, it was mildly felt at the epicentre and approx 60 KM out.
The impact report of USGS showed that shaking-related fatalities and economic losses are on green alert, meaning there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage. For secondary effects, recent quakes in the area have caused hazards such as landslides and liquefaction, which might have contributed to losses. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), these are some of the signs that a landslide is imminent.
Yes, I individually glue each hair in position every morning’, said Governor Newsom.
There has been uncertainty around the era of COVID-19 that has left people of California with many questions such as when will schools open, how long people have to practice social distancing, and more. Governor Gavin Newsom tried to put the state at ease, answering the question that is on everyone’s mind that is if he individually glues each hair in position every morning. His announcement had quite the opposite of his intended effect, sending shockwaves throughout the nation. Voters were left confused and unsettled. Reporters at the press conference pushed Newsom further, giving insight into his haircare routine.