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I hope you had your fill of scrumptious Thanksgiving-ness! I positive did. I am Winston Gieseke, philanthropy and particular sections editor for The Desert Solar in Palm Springs, bringing you the most recent California headlines.
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L.A. County adopts additional restrictions
The Los Angeles Occasions stories that well being officers have issued a short lived stay-at-home order Friday that may take impact Monday and can final for 3 weeks.
“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” the county well being division mentioned.
Private and non-private gatherings with people not in the identical family are prohibited below the order, aside from church companies and protests.
Seashores, trails and parks at the moment stay open, however gatherings there with non-household members are equally banned.
The brand new restrictions come two days after eating places in L.A. County have been ordered to droop outside eating, a call not supported by restaurant house owners and a few elected officers, who referred to as the foundations too restrictive for the already struggling restaurant trade.
Palm Springs resident: ‘Jeopardy!’ was an ‘alternative of a lifetime’
Venture supervisor Burt Thakur, a Palm Springs resident, says showing on “Jeopardy!” was the “alternative of a lifetime.” His two-episode run, filmed again in August, aired this month.
The sport present’s host, Alex Trebek, requested Thakur — who immigrated to the USA at age 7 from India — if he had “any relations again house cheering” him on. Thakur shared a touching story:
“, this is a real story, man. I grew up, I realized English due to you,” Thakur informed Trebek. “And so, my grandfather, who raised me — I am gonna get tears proper now — I used to take a seat on his lap and watch you day by day, so it is a fairly particular second for me, man.”
Thakur informed The Desert Solar that he did not suppose the cameras have been rolling throughout that second, and he suspected the footage would not be included within the episode.
“I wished to inform somebody whom I would by no means met earlier than how a lot he mattered to me my complete life, and there wasn’t a dry eye in that studio at that time, and his response was palpable,” Thakur mentioned.
Trebek died Nov. eight at age 80 of pancreatic most cancers.
No SantaCon this 12 months
SantaCon, which the San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook calls “the annual, impromptu gathering of drunken revelers in Santa fits who bar hop downtown San Francisco” has been hit laborious by the coronavirus pandemic and has been canceled.
In the meantime …
Disney to put off staff at parks in California, Florida
On account of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s disallowing Disneyland to re-open, The Walt Disney Co. has introduced plans to put off 32,000 staff within the first half of fiscal 12 months 2021, which started final month.
Within the SEC doc filed on the eve of Thanksgiving Day, the corporate mentioned it additionally put 37,000 staff not scheduled for termination on furlough because of the pandemic.
“As a result of present local weather, together with COVID-19 impacts, and (the) altering setting wherein we’re working, the corporate has generated efficiencies in its staffing, together with limiting hiring to important enterprise roles, furloughs and reductions-in-force,” the doc mentioned.
The corporate additionally mentioned they may make extra cuts in spending, comparable to lowering movie and tv content material investments and extra furloughs and layoffs.
Disney’s parks closed in March because the pandemic began spreading within the U.S. The Florida parks reopened in the summertime, however the California parks have but to reopen pending state and native authorities approvals.
Audit: California oil regulators issued a whole bunch of improper permits
California oil regulators ignored their very own laws and issued improper permits for a whole bunch of recent wells final 12 months, in accordance with an audit by the state Division of Finance that was finalized this week.
That is one of many findings within the long-awaited report, which concluded that whereas the troubled California Geologic Power Administration Division (CalGEM) “typically” complied with legal guidelines governing secure underground injection and fracking strategies, there have been notable exceptions and important room for enchancment.
The audit was requested after tales in The Desert Solar in 2019 revealed that CalGEM staff used so-called “dummy” folders to approve new injection wells for a number of oil firms that do dangerous steam injection. Whereas a CalGEM spokeswoman mentioned on the time there have been remoted situations of “dummy” folders, the reviewers discovered almost three dozen, and the observe continued after it was made public.
CalGEM has 60 days to submit a corrective motion plan to the Finance Division.
In different California information:
New COVID-19 surge spreading to all corners
Along with California’s main city areas, the most recent surge in new COVID-19 circumstances has hit the far northern rural reaches of the state, stories the Los Angeles Occasions.
Santa Ana winds escalate hearth threat
Warning: Winds as much as 82 mph and very low humidity have prompted renewed fears of wildfires in Southern California, stories The Washington Put up.
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