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Masks mandates — they’re both extensively lobbied for or wildly unpopular. And whereas unemployment claims are slowing, there was nonetheless over 1,000,000 individuals who filed one final week alone. Plus: Christopher Columbus is leaving the state Capitol. 

It is Arlene bringing you information for Wednesday. 

However first, work out in consolation and elegance (and maskless) contained in the consolation of a plastic pod at this Redondo gym

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We’re reopening, however 1.three million extra Individuals filed for unemployment final week

Regardless of encouraging indicators that the economic system is rising from the deepest recession in U.S. historical past, huge COVID-19-related layoffs have continued.

The Labor Division on Thursday is predicted to reportthat another 1.3 million Americans filed initial jobless claims last week, in keeping with the median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg. 

The projected rise in preliminary claims would push the entire filed over the previous 13 weeks to a mind-boggling 45.5 million. However on the intense aspect, it additionally would mark the 11th straight weekly decline since first-time claims peaked at 6.9 million on the finish of March.

Layoffs have unfold from the journey, restaurant and retail industries which were hit hardest to sectors equivalent to manufacturing {and professional} providers.

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Beachfront restaurant fined, and the masks debate continues

Carmel-By-The-Sea restaurant The Tuck Field should pay as much as $35,000 for violating state and county stay-at-home rules, the Monterey County district attorney’s office announced this week.

The coastal metropolis of Ventura voted to require face masks in companies, workplaces and plenty of different public locations, even as the county it’s located in does not

Now’s a very good time to reality test: Do material masks defend in opposition to COVID-19? Our discovering: They’re not foolproof but they definitely help.

Labor teams representing lodge, airport and meals service employees are asking Orange County leaders to rethink a face masks requirement, which was in place before it was not. Instances have in current days been trending up.

S.F. sues DoorDash, a Netflix donation and Kaepernick could be a part of Chargers

San Francisco District Lawyer Chesa Boudin sues DoorDashfor “illegally misclassifying employees as independent contractors.”  AB 5, generally known as the “gig employee legislation,” went into impact Jan. 1 and required firms to reclassify many employees as staff, permitting them to obtain medical advantages and issues like sick pay.

Silicon Valley govt and Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and his spouse, Patty Quillin, donate $120 million to the United Negro College Fund, Spelman College and Morehouse College.

The Los Angeles Chargers are prone to have free agent Colin Kaepernick on its “exercise checklist” of gamers. Kaepernick hasn’t performed within the NFL because the 2016 season after kneeling to raise awareness about police brutality and other social inequities.

A failed NFL bid, a heroin overdose and now, a university commencement

He walked onto UC Berkeley’s soccer staff and hoped to play within the NFL. A 2013 heroin overdose derailed plans, however now as a Class of 2020 CSU Northridge graduate, he has huge plans and a easy message: “Never give up; keep going.”

Langston Jackson, of Ventura County, speaks from expertise. 

Medical doctors by no means thought he’d survive the coma that adopted his overdose however on Day 37, he grew to become responsive. His stunning restoration was documented by the BBC in British filmmaker Louis Theroux’s “LA Tales” collection. 

Columbus statue in Sacramento coming down

It does not appear that way back we had been studying Christopher Columbus sailed the seas en path to “discovering” America; he was a swashbuckling explorer who epitomized the nation’s enterprising roots.

His likeness was depicted at websites throughout the nation, together with in California, the place since 1883 a statue of him has been within the middle of the Capitol rotunda. On Tuesday, legislative leaders announced it’s on its way out.

The elimination of the statue has lengthy been sought by Native American, Latino and different teams due to barbaric strategies Columbus used to enslave individuals and given, legislative leaders stated in a press release, “the lethal influence his arrival on this hemisphere had on indigenous populations.”

Listed below are a number of the atrocitieshistorical documents show Columbus committed

A day earlier, Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento removed a statue of John Sutter, a protracted controversial determine who historians say enslaved Native Individuals and performed a key function of their genocide. He owned Sutter’s Mill, the place gold was discovered and which set off the Gold Rush. 

What else we’re speaking about

23 years after Leo Coleman Jr.’s physique was discovered hanging from a tree in Shasta County, questions have resurfaced for his household, like why a full post-mortem was by no means accomplished. Coleman, who is Black, was 31 at the time of his death in 1997

Whether or not the Joshua Tree ought to be listed as threatened underneath the state’s Endangered Species Act is pitting some environmental teams in opposition to close by cities whose officers argue would make it too expensive and difficult to add needed housing and other development

A $250 million sports activities and leisure enviornment deliberate for downtown Palm Springs is on maintain as a result of coronavirus pandemic, and possibly forever

Santa Ana’s police union final month bankrolled a profitable effort to recall a councilwoman who opposed giving its members $25 million in pay raises. Now some residents are calling for budget cuts to the department and elected officials want to form a commission to oversee it

You are able to hit the Magic Kingdom on July 17 when it reopens. Here is what to know before you make that reservation (sure, that is now required).

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