Before Reopening, Counties Must Increase COVID-19 Testing, Reduce Positive Cases
Starting this week in order to qualify to reopen more industries and loosen restrictions, California will require its 35 largest counties to bring down coronavirus rates in hard-hit neighborhoods. That means hitting goals both for overall testing and in lowering the percentage of new positive cases.
Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC
Data Indicates In-Person Learning Hasn't Caused More COVID Transmission
California’s Health and Human Services secretary Dr Mark Ghaly says in-person learning hasn’t caused an uptick in COVID-19 transmission rates in the counties where schools have re-opened.
Vallejo Declares Public Safety Emergency to Implement Police Reforms
The Vallejo City Council has declared a public safety emergency in an effort to reform a police department plagued by officer misconduct, controversial police shootings and low morale. Police departments across the state are facing similar criticism.
Facebook Bans All QAnon Accounts, But Implementation Could Take Weeks
Less than a month before Election Day, Facebook has announced it’s banning all QAnon accounts from its platforms. Previously only QAnon accounts that discussed violence were banned. The tech giant warns implementing the ban will take weeks.
Reporter: Rachael Myrow, KQED
Firefighters Save Historic Napa Valley Grist Mill
California’s record breaking wildfires have destroyed many beloved local attractions, from parks to restaurants and wineries. But in Napa Valley, firefighters went went to great lengths to save one local treasure.
Reporter: Raquel Maria Dillon, KQED
Gig Workers Divided Over Prop 22
A "yes" vote on Proposition 22 means app-based ride hailing and delivery drivers in California would be classified as independent contractors. A "no" vote means the drivers are classified as employees of the companies, and receive protections, like minimum wage, sick time and health insurance.