On this episode of WTF California, we talk Tiger Woods, Tree limb falls killing woman, California Counties entering back into the red tier. 40% of California inmates receive COVID-19 vaccine, LA County approves $5 hero pay for grocery workers, $1 billion owed by customers for energy bills and more.
- Tiger Woods faces hard recovery from serious injuries in Palos Verdes car crash
Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer, said Woods shattered tibia and fibula bones on his right leg in multiple locations. Those were stabilized by a rod in the tibia. He said a combination of screws and pins were used to stabilize additional injuries in the ankle and foot.
- 5 California counties advance to fewer virus restrictions
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After months with little change, five of California’s 58 counties advanced to having fewer business restrictions on Tuesday and San Francisco is poised to soon follow as the state’s worst coronavirus surge continued to ease.
- COVID: Bay Area Counties Move To Red Tier Easing Restrictions On Businesses, Public And Private Gatherings
BURLINGAME (CBS SF) — At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, San Mateo and Marin counties moved from the purple tier to the red tier, easing COVID-19 restrictions for businesses and individuals
- Here’s when other Bay Area counties may move into less-restrictive red tier
Contra Costa County officials say it could be another two to three weeks before they move from purple to red but there are other counties here in the Bay that could be moving even sooner.
- L.A. County approves temporary ‘hero pay’ mandate of $5 an hour for grocery workers in unincorporated areas
Hundreds of grocery store workers in unincorporated Los Angeles County will receive $5 an hour in hazard pay on top of their regular wages as part of the county’s “hero pay” mandate that goes into effect Friday and lasts 120 days.
- 40% of inmates in California’s corrections system have been vaccinated for COVID-19
About 40% of people in the custody of California’s corrections system have received the COVID-19 vaccine, a figure praised by prison advocates who say that only a fraction of the state’s vaccine is needed to protect a population that’s one of the most vulnerable to the virus.
- California Bill Would Give $1,000 Fines to Retailers With Separate ‘Girls’ and ‘Boys’ Toy Sections
The proposed bill from Assembly Members Evan Low and Cristina Garcia would require stores to have one unisex section for children’s products and apparel. If passed, stores that did put dresses in a separate girls section could be hit with a $1,000 civil fine. The policy would only apply to retail department stores with over 500 employees.
- Richmond city council picks mall parking lot for homeless RV pilot program
RICHMOND, Calif. – Richmond’s city council voted the Hilltop Mall parking lot as its favored place to set up a one-year homeless pilot project to let as many as 100 recreational vehicles have safe space with basic utilities and security.
- New hires to corporate boards in California still mostly white, despite state law
A new report on statewide corporate board diversity shows recent hires were still mostly white, despite a new California law requiring board positions to be increasingly filled with people from different backgrounds. The report from the Latino Corporate Directors Association, which tracks board leadership, found that of the 607 board members hired in the last six months of 2020, slightly over a quarter were from nonwhite backgrounds.
- California utility customers $1.25 billion behind on bills
Looking across the customer base of the state’s major investor-owned utilities, the California Public Utilities Commission says 3.3 million residential customers have past-due bills and taken together, the amount eclipses the $1 billion mark.
- Federal judge says California can enforce net neutrality law
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don’t pay for premium service.
- Woman Dies After Being Hit By Falling Tree Limb At Davis Park
DAVIS (CBS13) — A woman has died after she was hit by a falling tree limb at a Davis park late Tuesday morning. A tree limb reportedly fell at the park, critically injuring a woman in her 40s who was with a child at the time. Police and fire responded and started medical aid immediately.
- Fry’s Electronics announces permanent shutdown
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Frys Electronics, Inc. will permanently close its online and storefront shops, a response partly due to the pandemic.
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