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Pastor Nicolas Sanchez, right, and sacristan Bernabe Coreas, are reflected on a glass cross on the confessional booth, as they live-stream the celebration of Easter Vigil Mass at St. Patrick Church in North Hollywood, Calif., on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The COVID-19 measures also have changed the way people worship, with churches and synagogues closed and many Passover and Easter services streamed online. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Californians celebrate Easter online, in cars amid pandemic

Apr. 12, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians celebrated Easter online or in their cars as they spent the fourth straight weekend under statewide orders to stay indoors to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Some 5,000 people tuned in to see the famed Easter Sunday service at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral. At least...

A jogger crosses a deserted 4th Street as stay-at-home orders continue in California due to the coronavirus, Friday, April 10, 2020, in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Restrictions tighten during California's virus-hit Easter

Apr. 11, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh snow in the mountains but no way to play in it. Tempting beaches after a week of rain but walking on them could bring a $1,000 fine. Easter egg hunts at local parks? Pretty much out. As 40 million Californians entered their fourth weekend under statewide stay-at-home orders...

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Taking it to the streets: Oakland closes roads to curb virus

Apr. 10, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Amid all the shutdowns across the country, Oakland, California, is taking a different approach. It’s closing 74 miles (119 kilometers) of streets to vehicles to create more space for people to get outside for safe, socially distanced exercise. The move by Mayor Libby Schaaf...