New Testing Guidelines Priorotize Vulnerable Populations
Californians are now facing long lines, limited appointments, and delayed results when they get tested for coronavirus. State health officials have announced new testing guidelines that will prioritize vulnerable populations as the state faces testing backlogs.
Reporter: Laura Klivans, KQED
61 Injured in Fire Aboard Navy Ship
The Navy says that 61 sailors and civilians have been treated for minor injuries as a fire continues to burn on board the amphibious assault ship the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego. The fire started Sunday morning and it’s still unclear if the ship can be saved.
Reporter: Matt Hoffman, KPBS
Attorney General Closes LAPD's Inaccurate Gang Database
The State of California maintains a massive database of gang members called CalGang. Law enforcement agencies use it to investigate gang-related crimes and they contribute names to it. Now California Attorney General Xavier Beccera is shutting down LAPD's entries to CalGang after investigations found many of the department's entries were false and inaccurate.
Reporter: Jerome Campbell, KCRW
Kern County Launches First-Ever Community Advisory Council
The Kern County Sheriff’s Department is facing scrutiny. Following a month of discussions with community leaders the department has agreed to collaborate with a community-led advisory council. It will be the first of its kind for Kern county.
Reporter: Madi Bolaños, Valley Public Radio
Gym Owners Frustrated Over New Closures
As coronavirus cases surge this week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new shutdown orders for indoor businesses across the state. So what it’s like to own a business that has to close again?
Reporter: Shannon Lin, KQED
AB 5 Enforcement Begins With Mobile Wash Lawsuit
Mobile Wash is a Southern California-based gig economy company that offers car washing services. Now the state’s Labor Commissioner’s office is suing Mobile Wash for misclassifying some of its employees as independent contractors.
Reporter: Adhiti Bandlamudi, KQED
100,000 Mail-In Ballots Were Rejected in CA Primary
More than 100,000 mail-in ballots sent in by Californian voters in the March presidential primary were rejected. This news comes as California moves forward with plans to send mail in ballots to every voter in the state to use in the November election because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Guest: Kim Alexander, President, California Voter Foundation