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Makeshift pantries pop up in California neighborhoods to help those in need during coronavirus shutdowns

On most mornings, JoAnne Swartz arrives before dawn at the Smart & Final in Fountain Valley. That gives her the advantage of buying some toilet paper before it sells out. However, Swartz, the store’s manager, stocks up on the suddenly coveted staple not for herself, but for her pop-up pantry. A week ago, Swartz got […]

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Drone photos show deserted, ‘eerie’ California beaches as crowds cease during coronavirus shutdown

It was an eerie sight looking out at the vast Southern California sand usually jam-packed with people enjoying spring break this time of year. Instead, Huntington Beach’s popular shoreline was deserted – like a scene from the ‘Twilight Zone’ – with a few scattered people staying to themselves, said Steve Farnsworth, who rode his bike […]

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California State Beaches Close Due to Coronavirus

Over the weekend, Californians flocked to the beach as a reprieve from quarantine cabin fever. The large crowds came despite Governor Gavin Newsom’s order to stay at home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. And now, state officials are cracking down at popular beaches. On Monday evening, Governor Newsom ordered closures of many […]

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Says It’s a ‘Challenge’ to ‘Entertain’ Son During Coronavirus Lockdown

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on Parenting amid Coronavirus Lockdown | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Says It’s a ‘Challenge’ to ‘Entertain’ Son During Coronavirus Lockdown this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Whole Foods worker infected with coronavirus in Southern California

An employee at the Whole Foods market in Huntington Beach has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is being quarantined. With the store remaining open for business, the incident is underlining the lack of clear, uniform protocols for grocers with infected employees. Fellow Whole Foods employees received news of the infection from a robocall […]

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OC County Beach Parking Lots Close Due To Coronavirus

DANA POINT, CA —After a weekend of total disregard for public safety, visitors are being discouraged from coming to Orange County beaches, according to Orange County Chief Executive Officer Frank Kim. On Tuesday, Kim told Orange County supervisors Tuesday that he would close down parking lots to all of the county’s parks and beaches to […]

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Whole Foods worker infected with coronavirus in Huntington Beach

An employee at the Whole Foods market in Huntington Beach has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is being quarantined. With the store remaining open for business, the incident is underlining the lack of clear, uniform protocols for grocers with infected employees. Fellow Whole Foods employees received news of the infection from a robocall […]

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Huntington Beach’s Emily Tucker earns Wave League girls’ water polo MVP

Huntington Beach High senior defender Emily Tucker earned Wave League MVP honors in girls’ water polo after helping the Oilers win their second straight league title. Huntington Beach senior utility player Lizzie Lovat, senior goalkeeper Elaina Davey and junior center Morgan O’Connell also earned first-team all-league accolades. Edison junior center Sam Worley and sophomore attacker […]

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Huntington Beach Pier, beach parking lots closed due to coronavirus concerns

The city of Huntington Beach announced the closure of beach amenities such as the pier and beachfront parking lots, as well as playground structures and sports fields throughout the city,  as a way to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The sand and ocean, however, remain open at this time. Coastal cities this week across […]

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