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How CARES act will help small businesses in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There’s a lot going on right now in the business world, specifically around the recently approved CARES Act, Stimulus Bill, approved on Friday last week, and what special loan programs are available to businesses. Seacoast Commerce Bank said they are very involved with the new SBA loan that will be available to businesses whereby they can get a loan to help keep people on the payroll, and if they do use the money to keep people on the payroll, that loan can be forgiven.  It’s called the SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan.  Its different from the SBA’s Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Rick Sanborn talked to Good Morning San Diego about what small businesses can do to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Categories: Coronavirus, Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News

Gov. Newsom expected to provide update on sheltering homeless during pandemic after pledging $150M in aid

One population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. Officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult. Relatively few of California’s 150,000 homeless population have been moved into individual quarters. It’s unclear how many even have the highly contagious virus. “The whole shelter-in-place and the whole lack of shelter-in-place for homeless people was totally poorly thought out,” said Needa Bee, who lives in a camper in Oakland with her teenage daughter. The shutdown of public libraries and other facilities has made it difficult for homeless people to get clean water and food or use the bathroom. It’s a struggle playing out nationwide. In Portland, Oregon, some will be housed in the retro-hip Jupiter Hotel. In Seattle’s King County, authorities bought a motel and leased another to take infected people, with plans to move hundreds of homeless people from shelters into hotel rooms next week. Photos of homeless people in Las Vegas — a city brimming with hotels — temporarily sleeping on rectangles painted on a makeshift parking lot sparked outrage. The Trump…

Man dies after being electrocuted during apparent copper theft attempt in Duarte: Fire Dept.

A man died after being electrocuted while apparently trying to steal copper from a construction site in Duarte overnight, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said Friday morning. Construction workers found the man’s body entangled in electrical equipment when they showed up to the site, located in the 1700 block of Business Center Drive, according to the Fire Department. Firefighters and SoCal Edison personnel were called out to the scene and worked to isolate the high voltage substation at the construction site. Once power to the substation is turned off, search and rescue crews will retrieve the body, according to fire officials. Investigators believe the man died during “an unfortunate attempt to steal copper,” the department tweeted. He has not yet been identified. The fatality prompted the agency to remind the public that all electrical equipment should be considered energized, unless authorities say otherwise. No additional information was immediately released. ELECTROCUTION | 1700 Business Center Dr #Duarte | #LACoFD working with #Edison to isolate high voltage substation on active construction site where workers this morning found 1 ADLT M entangled & deceased in electrical equipment.—…

2nd Riverside County sheriff’s deputy dies of COVID-19

Another Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputy has died of complications from COVID-19, authorities said Friday. Deputy David Werksman, a 22-year veteran of the department, is the second deputy at the agency to die of the respiratory illness after 54-year-old Deputy Terrell Young died Thursday, the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association announced. “It is hard to imagine that just 24 hours ago, our Department was in pain due to the COVID-19 death of Deputy Terrell Young. Our members are heartbroken and hurting,” the association’s president Bill Young said in a statement. Werksman worked at the Robert Presley Detention Center, the sheriff’s Jurupa Valley and Lake Elsinore stations, and was most recently assigned to Sheriff’s Administration.  The deputy also worked on the Hazardous Device Team and was an FBI certified public safety bomb technician, a hazardous materials team specialist, and a nuclear and radiological first responder, authorities said. He is survived by his wife and three children, according to the association’s statement. “His death is a grim reminder of the risks that our members face every day, serving the public in the face of this pandemic,” the Sheriffs’ Association said. The…

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to U.S. food banks

The Amazon CEO donated to Feeding America, a Chicago-based nonprofit with more than 200 food banks across the United States. Bezos posted to Instagram a photo of a food bank, captioning it, “Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately Covid-19 is amplifying that stress.” He noted that restaurants are closed, and many churches that provide free meals are closed too, because of social distancing mandates. “This donation, the largest single gift in our history, will enable us to provide more food to millions of our neighbors facing hardship during this crisis,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, in a statement. Bezos added a link to Feeding America in his Instagram bio, saying “if you want to help,” the organization is open to donations of any size. This isn’t the first time Bezos has donated to a coronavirus relief effort. On March 23, he was one of dozens of donors to contribute to the All in Seattle coalition that funds charitable causes including food security and housing. The coalition raised over $27 million but wouldn’t disclose to…

Second Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Dies Of Coronavirus

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – A second Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy has died after contracting COVID-19, authorities announced Friday. An undated photograph of Deputy David Werksman, who passed away on April 2, 2020 after contracting the coronavirus. (RCSO) Deputy David Werksman passed away Thursday from complications associated with coronavirus, the sheriff’s department reported. He was working in administration at the time of his death. According to the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association, the union which represents deputies, Werksman was a 22-year veteran of the department. This comes after Deputy Terrell Young, a 15-year department veteran, also died Thursday from COVID-19.  Young may have been the first law enforcement officer in Southern California to die of the disease. So far, at 23 sheriff’s department employees and eight Riverside County jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus — is spread from person-to-person through close contact, usually within 6 feet, and mainly via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. People are likely most contagious when…

‘We Will Never Have This Kind Of Experience Again’: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Executive Producer Peter Lenkov On Show’s Series Finale

(CBS Local)– After 240 episodes, CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0” will say goodbye to its fans with its series finale on Friday, April 3 at 9pm EST/PST. The popular drama has been a mainstay on television for 10 years and it has created many unforgettable memories for executive producer Peter Lenkov. The cast and the people of Hawaii will always stand out the most for Lenkov. “I tell people all the time and I’ve been doing this for a long time, we will never have this kind of experience again,” said Lenkov in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “I think that when we went to shoot in Hawaii, the entire community there was rooting for us. We were embraced from the get go and people were supporting us and wanted us to succeed. There was a little bit of that pressure, but I felt like I had the support of that entire island and we got to 240 episodes. It was very special and very magical.” Lenkov’s father was a huge fan of the original 1968 version of “Hawaii Five-0” and that inspired him to create…

Paddleboarder Arrested In Malibu For Refusing To Exit Water

MALIBU (CBSLA) – A paddleboarder was arrested Thursday afternoon near the Malibu Pier for ignoring orders from lifeguards to get out of the water. A paddleboarder near the Malibu Pier is confronted by LASD Harbor Patrol deputies. April 2, 2020. (LASD) According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the man spent 30 to 40 minutes paddling in the ocean waters off Malibu Beach after refusing to heed orders from L.A. County lifeguards to go ashore. Finally, LASD Harbor Patrol brought in a boat, at which point the paddleboarder voluntarily swam in and was taken into custody. He was arrested on misdemeanor charges of disobeying a lifeguard. He was booked and released from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station with orders to appear in court. It’s unclear what kind of fine he faces. Nearly all beaches along the Southern California coast have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. On March 25, Malibu closed its famous pier and all the restaurants that sit along it. Since March 27, all L.A. County-owned beaches have been closed, including beach bathrooms, piers, promenades, and beach bike paths. The Santa Monica…

‘The Past Four Years Have Been A Learning Process For Me’: Monica Puig Discusses Her Career, World Team Tennis Event On CBS

(CBS Local)- The sports world is craving live sports action right now. Seasons across sports have been suspended due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Though the event isn’t live, World Team Tennis is offering fans a chance to watch some of the game’s best in action this Saturday April 4th on CBS. Maria Sharapova, Sam Querrey, Monica Puig, James Blake and Mardy Fish are just a few of the competitors fans will see on Saturday at 1:30pm EST/PST. The 26-year-old Puig said that the event was so much fun because the format is so different from normal tennis. “I really enjoyed it. It’s not like regular tennis,” said Puig in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “When you’re with a team it makes things light, it makes things fun and really entertaining. It was a great, great event.” The highlight of the event for Puig was the opportunity to meet the legendary Rod Laver and get a picture with him. She said she was “awestruck” by the moment and getting to meet one of the legends of the game. FULL INTERVIEW: Puig is no…

L.A. County Coronavirus Cases Top 4,000 as 13 More Deaths Reported

Share this article:Mayor Eric Garcetti demonstrates a cloth face covering. Image from video Los Angeles County coronavirus cases have surged past the 4,000 mark while health officials reported another 13 deaths and warned residents that wearing a mask — while beneficial — doesn’t alleviate the need to stay home as much as possible. The 13 new deaths brought the county’s total to 78 and increased the local mortality rate to 1.9%, meaning 1.9% of people who have tested positive for the virus in the county have died. The county’s rate had been hovering at 1.8% over the past week. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Health, said 12 of the 13 new deaths were people over age 65, while the other person was between 18 and 45. Eleven of the 13 people had underlying health conditions. Ferrer also reported 534 new cases in the county, bringing the total to 4,045. Included in that number are nine homeless people, one county jail inmate, six jail staffers and six inmates at the state prison in Lancaster. Thursday afternoon, officials in Long Beach —…

Two Bodies Found at Scene of Fire in West Covina

Share this article:Two bodies were found Friday at the scene of a fire in West Covina. The bodies were discovered about 1:30 a.m. in the 700 block of North Broadmoore Avenue, according to CBS2. West Covina police referred calls to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting police in the investigation. Other details were not released. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Information was not immediately available on the identities of the two people who were found dead. Two Bodies Found at Scene of Fire in West Covina was last modified: April 3rd, 2020 by Contributing Editor

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