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Sandbags, Warming Centers Offered in Clovis, Madera & Tulare

Sandbags, Warming Centers Offered in Clovis, Madera & Tulare

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Clovis, Madera County, and Tulare County are offering warming centers and sandbags to residents during the incoming winter storms. Rain was being predicted late Monday with a Freeze Warning in effect overnight into Tuesday morning, and more rain predicted later in the week.   The National Weather Service was expecting snow…MORE

California Gov. Lifts Stay at Home Order

California Gov. Lifts Stay at Home Order

  SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ)  — The California Department of Public Health is now ending the regional stay at home order. Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer held a news conference following Gov. Newsom’s announcement ending the stay at home order, to address the changes in restrictions for Fresno. Orders are now lifted for all regions statewide, including the…MORE

McCarthy Mocks Biden’s ‘Unity’ Call After First Days

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy mocked President Joe Biden and his calls for “unity” touted in his inaugural address, ridiculing his proposals as not only “America last” but “China first.” Appearing Saturday on the Fox News Channel, the California Republican derided Biden for his slew of executive orders and policy proposals that looked to derail…MORE

California Lifts Stay-at-Home Order

California Lifts Stay-at-Home Order

California, a recent epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, has lifted its regional stay-at-home orders as the outbreak slows across the state and hospitalizations ease. Four-week projections for intensive-care capacity are above 15%, according to a statement Monday by the California Department of Public Health. That’s the threshold that allows regions to exit stay-at-home orders. The…MORE

Restaurant Letter States Governor Will Lift CA Stay-At-Home Order

Restaurant Letter States Governor Will Lift CA Stay-At-Home Order

(KMJ) – The California Restaurant Association sent its members a letter Sunday night stating Governor Gavin Newsom plans to lift the state’s stay-at-home orders. You can read the letter here: https://mailchi.mp/d2c383c1b9ab/stay-at-home-orders-to-be-lifted?e=eaa0fb599f But the letter does NOT specify when the Governor will make this announcement, just that it is expected some time today (Monday.).MORE

Calif. Man Sentenced after Traveling to Abuse Children

Calif. Man Sentenced after Traveling to Abuse Children

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California man who authorities said traveled across the country to sexually abuse children, including a 6-year-old girl, has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Seibert of Lake Forest was sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors say in 2019, Siebert traveled from California to Michigan to…MORE

Vaccinations Urged for California Dockworkers

Vaccinations Urged for California Dockworkers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Port executives, union leaders and elected officials are pushing for dockworkers to become eligible for coronavirus vaccinations to prevent a slowdown of cargo moving through the booming twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Los Angeles port’s executive director tells the Los Angeles Times there’s more cargo than labor.…MORE

Calif. Spends $19 Million to Shield Capitol

Calif. Spends $19 Million to Shield Capitol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California spent nearly $19 million for a week’s worth of high security around the state Capitol and other locations because of fears of civil unrest surrounding the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Just one supporter of departing President Donald Trump was present as Biden took his oath of office. Gov. Gavin…MORE

Calif. Sees Suspicious Surge in Jobless Claims

Calif. Sees Suspicious Surge in Jobless Claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California reported a significant surge in unemployment claims last week for independent contractors that has raised concerns about a return of widespread fraud that already cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars. The U.S. Labor Department says California received an additional 77,000 claims last week compared with a week earlier…MORE