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A man wears a bandana as he rides with his Chiuhuaha dog on Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom says California's extraordinary efforts to keep people home have bought the time needed to prepare for an expected peak surge of coronavirus cases in coming weeks. A spike of new cases has not come as quickly as expected. However, Newson was reluctant to say Tuesday whether ultimately that means the impact won't be nearly as dire as first predicted. He said people can't let down their guards and need to continue to stay home. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles mayor urges everyone to wear masks

Apr. 1, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday told everyone in the nation’s second-largest city to start wearing masks to combat the coronavirus, but California’s governor isn’t ready to take that idea statewide. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he’s focused instead...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

Grant Mock, a PFC with the California National Guard places cereal in a box of food supplies at the Sacramento Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 21, 2020. Food banks have been hit hard by a shortage of volunteers due to the mandatory stay-at-home order caused by the coronavirus. Mock and other members of the 115th Regional Support Group are supplementing food bank staff to ensure the food bank continues provide food to those in need. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Governor calls on youth to take shelter-in-place seriously

Mar. 22, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was unlike any its 40 million residents had ever seen before. Less than 48 hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an unprecedented stay-at-home order to help curb the coronavirus spread, shopping centers and streets were empty....

A sign outside the Cline Cellars winery urges motorists on Highway 121 to be safe and buy online Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Sonoma, Calif. The winery is closed because of the coronavirus threat. As worries about the spread of the coronavirus confine millions of Californians to their homes, concern is growing about those who have no homes in which to shelter.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

California governor issues statewide stay-at-home order

Mar. 20, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's 40 million residents should stay home indefinitely and venture outside only for essential jobs, errands and some exercise, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday, warning that the coronavirus threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. The move, the most sweeping by...

FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. News organizations across the United States are lifting paywalls to share coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, a public service many hope will convince more readers to eventually become paying customers. Media outlets big and small, from The New York Times to the Telegraph-Forum in Bucyrus, Ohio, are letting people read their coronavirus coverage without a subscription. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

News organizations drop paywall for coronavirus information

Mar. 20, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — News organizations across the United States are lifting paywalls to share coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, a public service many hope will convince more readers to eventually become paying customers. At the same time, the societal shutdown caused by the virus is exacerbating a decline...

A visitor looks down an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing all of its malls and retail properties because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Pro Motocross cancels season-opening event

Mar. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Pro Motocross Championship has canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic due to concerns over the coronavirus. The race outside of Sacramento, California, had been slated for May 16. MX Sports Pro Racing, which operates...

People are seen in a homeless encampment on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has authorized $150 million in emergency funding to protect homeless people in California from the spread of COVID-19. $100 million will go to local governments for shelter support and emergency housing, while the remaining $50 million will be for purchasing travel trailers and lease rooms in hotels, motels and other facilities to provide places for the homeless to self-isolate. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

California rushes to prevent virus spread among the homeless

Mar. 19, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach groups. There has...

A man crosses a nearly empty street in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties have issued a shelter-in-place mandate affecting about 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Clarification: Virus Outbreak-Shelter In Place story

Mar. 19, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story published March 17, 2020, The Associated Press quoted a man employed as a janitor at the Boys & Girls Club in San Francisco. The story should have made clear that Miguel Aguirre works for a company that contracts janitorial services. After the story ran, he was told to...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

More of California under tight restrictions due to virus

Mar. 18, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Extraordinary restrictions on everyday activities expanded to more areas of California on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he would spend $150 million to try to head off the coronavirus from sweeping through the state's homeless population. Two-thirds of the money will go...

Students line up in the cafeteria for lunch at Lincoln High School in Dallas, Friday, March 13, 2020. During the coming extended spring break school closures, this cafeteria and a few others in the Dallas Independent School District will be providing lunches to students despite the closure of the school. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Schools scramble to feed students after coronavirus closures

Mar. 14, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Kiyana Esco needs free school lunches and breakfasts to feed her six children. But with schools shutting down over coronavirus concerns, she’s scrambling to pick up the meals, care for her kids and keep her job. Esco, a single mother who was just promoted to manager at a...