Northern California Live Updates Week of August 10

August 14, 2020 Updated: August 16, 2020

This page covers general news updates weekly, in addition to the coverage of the CCP virus* outbreak in Northern California.

For more news related to the CCP virus, see The Epoch Times special coverage of the CCP virus outbreak.

Click here to see all the latest cases by county.

Click here to see archived updates and here for the previous updates on the early CCP virus situation.

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August 14

  • The 2021 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury is looking for volunteers.
  • Santa Clara County is under excessive heat watch from Aug. 14 to Aug. 19.
  • Santa Rosa warns residents that blue green algae is blooming at Lake Ralphine.
  • California’s 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ends ban on high-capacity magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.
  • Flex Alert has been issued to conserve energy statewide from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

August 13

  • Santa Cruz will implement a “Slow Streets” program for pedestrians and cyclists that includes 11 streets downtown.
  • Placer County’s Hidden Falls Regional Park will be closed Aug. 15–16 due to fire weather conditions.
  • Solano County requests the public’s help to find centenarians for the county’s annual celebration.
  • Santa Clara County will install touch-free pedestrian crosswalk signals at 25 busy expressway intersections.
  • Santa Clara County has announced a business search tool to find COVID-19 prepared businesses by name, type, and location.
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry has announced that its downtown expansion is completed and open to the public.

August 12

  • Santa Rosa approves fines for those who violate health orders.
  • Santa Cruz has announced that fall registration for parks and recreation will open Aug. 17.
  • Sacramento County announces Heroes of Human Services Awards to honor those committed to human services.
  • Santa Clara County approves a mask fine of up to $500.
  • Uber CEO says company may shut down temporarily in California over a ruling that classifies drivers as full-time employees.

August 11

  • Santa Clara County has confirmed the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes.
  • Gov. Newsom has announced the state’s partnership with Google to add earthquake early warning technology into all Android phones.
  • Westfield Valley Fair has moved to an open-air shopping model from July 24 to Aug. 30.

August 10

  • Sonoma County is turning to the public to help decide how the $149 million in Pacific Gas & Electric settlement funds should be spent.
  • San Francisco becomes the first in the nation to make calls from county jails free.
  • The state announced a $81 million commitment to support isolation and quarantine efforts.
  • Chinese fugitive Juan Tang is arraigned and pleads not guilty. Her next hearing is set for Sept. 1 at 9:15 a.m. before Judge John Mendez.
  • San Francisco Public Library is offering SFPL To Go, allowing book drop-offs and pick-ups.
  • Top California health official suddenly resigns after a computer system failure led to inaccurate COVID-19 data.

*The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.