Coronavirus Cases Spike Across The State

Medical personnel secure a sample from a person at a drive-thru Coronavirus COVID-19 testing station at a Kaiser Permanente facility on March 12, 2020 in San Francisco, California.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Coronavirus Cases Spike Across The State

When it comes to progress in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the news out of Los Angeles County, where about one in four Californians live, is bad. There were more than 2,900 new COVID cases in the county reported on Monday.

Fresno County Jail Hit By Coronavirus Outbreak

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department reported 507 positive COVID-19 cases at the county jail on Monday. That’s almost a quarter of the jail's population. But  testing has been limited to just one part of the facility.
Reporter: Madi Bolaños, Valley Public Radio

Golden State Killer Pleads Guilty In Public Hearing

Joseph DeAngelo, the defendent in the Golden State Killer case, has pleaded guilty to dozens of rape and murder charges, stemming from crimes in the 1970s and 80s. The guilty pleas were part of a deal to avoid the death penalty.
Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio

Workers Strike Over Outbreak At Pistachio Plant

Workers at a Central Valley pistachio plant say they were exposed to COVID-19 because their employer did not take preventive measures. After closing for cleaning and on-site testing Monday, the plant is set to reopen today. But union representatives are still worried about worker safety.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, KQED

Enforcement of Consumer Privacy Act Begins July 1st

Starting tomorrow enforcement will begin for the California Consumer Privacy Act.  The landmark law went into effect in January and is intended to give consumers greater control over what companies do with their personal information online.
Guest: Rachael Myrow, KQED

New Americans Take Part in 'Drive-Thru' Naturalization

The coronavirus pandemic put a hold on large-scale naturalization ceremonies across California, But thousands of immigrants have safely become citizens thanks to naturalization “drive-thrus.”
Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS