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Vivek Ranadive, left, gives Gov. Gavin Newsom, second from right, a tour of Sleep Train Arena, the former home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings basketball team in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 6, 2020. The arena is being transformed into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California governor sticking with mid-May as COVID-19 peak

Apr. 6, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is sticking with a mid-May projection for when the COVID-19 outbreak will reach its peak in California, continuing efforts to stockpile hospital beds and protective gear for health care workers even as a new analysis suggests the virus' spread could be slowing...

California court leaders suspend evictions amid pandemic

Apr. 6, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California judicial leaders on Monday adopted a statewide emergency order suspending evictions to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis that has crippled the court system. It was one of eleven temporary rules adopted by the state's Judicial Council during a second emergency meeting...

FILE - In this March 28, 2020, file photo, Bloom Energy CEO KR Sridhar, right, watches as California Gov. Gavin Newsom writes down a note during a tour with Sridhar of the Bloom Energy Sunnyvale, Calif., campus. Bloom Energy is a fuel cell generator company that has switched over to refurbishing ventilators as an increasing number of patients experience respiratory issues as a result of COVID-19. Gov. Newsom announced Monday, April 6, 2020, the state would loan 500 ventilators to the national stockpile for use by New York and other states experiencing a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations. (Beth LaBerge/Pool Photo via AP, File)

California lends 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

Apr. 6, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam as the nation faces a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations. California Gov. Gavin...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, cots are set up at a possible COVID-19 treatment site in San Mateo, Calif. As tens of thousands of retired healthcare workers and medical and nursing students sign up for the newly established California Health Corps, almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost and whether taxpayers will be liable for any malpractice. The volunteers are expected to work at places like the San Mateo County Event Center south of San Francisco, where hundreds of narrow beds have been set up six feet apart, the minimum health officials say is needed to avoid spreading the virus through a sneeze or cough. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, Pool, File)

As thousands join, few rules for California Health Corps

Apr. 6, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As tens of thousands of retired health care workers and medical and nursing students sign up for the newly established California Health Corps, almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost and whether taxpayers will be liable for any malpractice. Gov....

FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Governors seize spotlight amid states' coronavirus response

Apr. 6, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Across America, as families are stuck in their homes anxious and isolated by the new coronavirus, a new daily ritual is taking shape: tuning into the governor’s afternoon press briefing. Residents sequestered under a stay-at-home order in Ohio seem to hang on Republican Gov....

Andrew Goetze holds a sign in opposition to a Palm Sunday service taking place at Godspeak Calvary Chapel Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Newbury Park, Calif. Many churches, beaches, parks and hiking trails around the state have been closed because they attracted large crowds amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California county requires wearing masks when going outside

Apr. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days after recommending that people wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a county in Southern California went a step further and ordered all residents to cover their faces when leaving home as the number of infections and deaths continued to rise across California. ...

California court leaders consider cutting bail to $0

Apr. 5, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California judicial leaders are expected to adopt a statewide emergency order setting bail at zero for lower-level offenses and suspending evictions and foreclosures to deal with the COVID-19 crisis that has crippled the state's court system. The Judicial Council was scheduled to...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) is pursued by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The coronavirus pandemic has forced NFL teams to make free agent decisions without the benefit of meeting players face to face. That suppressed the market for plenty of lower-tier free agents such as Harris who signed a one-year deal for $2.5 million with a chance to earn another $750,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Column: Virus will make the timeline for sports, too

Apr. 5, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would have defended his green jacket at the Masters. There was no opening day in baseball. The odds are increasingly...

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. From left, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

Apr. 5, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, inmates walk around a recreation yard at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif. A three-judge federal panel refused on procedural grounds Saturday, April 4, 2020, to order California to free thousands of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys representing inmates say could ignite a rapid spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Judges deny California inmate release request, cite US law

Apr. 5, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal judges on Saturday refused on procedural grounds to order California to free thousands of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys representing inmates likened to a “tinderbox” ready to ignite with the rapid spread of the coronavirus. But the three...