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Hotshot Firefighter Dies in El Dorado Blaze
A firefighter died last week fighting the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County. Charlie Morton was a squad boss of a hotshot crew in the San Bernardino National Forest. The Bobcat Fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains is about 13% contained. It has damaged about 30 structures.
California's COVID-19 Numbers Continue To Fall
Though more than 15,000 Californians have died from the coronavirus, the states' COVID-19 numbers, seven-day positivity rate, and hospitalization rates continue to drop, says Governor Gavin Newsom. The state is also expanding testing, with 124,000 average daily tests over the last week.
CDC Reverses Guidelines Around COVID-19 Transmission
On Friday the CDC issued new guidelines for how coronavirus spreads, saying aerosol transmission might mean the virus could travel more than six feet through the air. On Monday, the CDC removed that information, saying it was posted in error.
Reporter: Peter Arcuni, KQED
Unemployment Audit Recommends Overhaul of State Agency
California’s Employment Development Department has had a huge backlog of cases since the pandemic began. An audit by a state strike team released over the weekend recommended lots of changes at the department.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, KQED
Lawsuit Alleges CBP Intentionally Broke the Law
A class action lawsuit filed against the Trump administration alleges that Customs and Border Protection personnel knew they were breaking the law as they reviewed migrants’ claims for asylum at the U.S. - Mexico border.
Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS
Governor Announces Additional Funding for Homeless Housing Initiative
Governor Newsom has announced a second round of funding for the state’s Project Homekey. $236 million dollars will be spent turning hotels, motels, and vacant apartment buildings into housing for homeless individuals. That struggle to create more housing is explored in a new KQED podcast called “Sold Out”.
Guest: Molly Solomon, KQED