Northern California Live Updates Week of August 3

August 7, 2020 Updated: August 8, 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 7

  • The Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan wins a statewide award of excellence.
  • Sonoma County will start issuing citations of $100 for individuals and up to $10,000 for businesses for not complying with health orders.

August 6

  • California may release 17,600 inmates early due to COVID-19.
  • Juan Tang, a former UC Davis researcher, is charged with visa fraud and making false statements.
  • A lawsuit is filed against the city and county of San Francisco over Jeff Adachi’s autopsy report. He was a San Francisco Public Defender who died due to heart failure on Feb. 22, 2019.
  • Russian Hill’s Francisco Park in San Francisco will open early 2021.
  • Sacramento has announced the American River Parkway Bike Patrol, a volunteer bike patrol trained in first aid, CPR, and basic bicycle repair.

August 5

  • California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Chief Investment Officer suddenly resigned on August 5.
  • Berkeley announces that Census workers will visit the homes of those who have not completed the Census yet.
  • The City of Santa Clara is looking to hire a Public Safety Dispatcher II.
  • San Mateo County will close certain park amenities.

August 4

  • American Airlines will stop operations at the Oakland International Airport and plans to lay off hundreds of workers at the San Francisco International Airport.
  • The U-Haul truck stolen on Aug. 1 from a Castro Valley family is found in Oakland.
  • Chase Center received a Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.
  • The City of Santa Cruz will temporarily close parks and cancel programs this fall due to COVID-19, starting Aug. 7.
  • San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia plans to retire in December. The mayor issues a statement.
  • Santa Cruz County will start issuing citations to those violating health orders.
  • Gov. Newsom releases a statement regarding the nine service members who passed away due to a vehicle accident near San Clemente Island.
  • San Mateo County announces fines for not wearing a face covering.

August 3

  • Thousands of San Jose students and residents will have access to high-speed internet by the start of the academic school year.
  • A U-Haul truck filled with an East Bay family’s belongings is stolen as they prepare for a move. The truck has Arizona license plates with the number AH54657. People with information are asked to contact the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department at (510) 667-7721.

*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.