Gas Prices Drop to Lowest Amount Since 2017

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped for the 25th consecutive day Sunday, falling 1.4 cents to $3.01, its lowest amount since Oct. 28, 2017. The average price is 16.8 cents less than one week ago, 46.3 cents lower than one month ago and 55.3 cents lower than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. “With many people staying or working at home this past week, gasoline demand has continued to weaken,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager. “Combined with the ongoing oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, we could see the average price in areas close in on $3 per gallon, with many stations selling regular gasoline for much less than that,” added Spring.

Positive Coronavirus Cases Climb to 233 in Riverside County

Riverside County public health officials announced 38 new cases of coronavirus Sunday afternoon, bringing the countywide total to 233. The number of deaths remained unchanged at eight. A bulk of the confirmed cases in the county have been recorded this week. Since Monday, 188 cases have been reported. “I just want to be perfectly honest with you, and very clear with you, that we know that the surge isn’t even here yet,” Fourth District Supervisor Manuel Perez told constituents over Facebook Live Friday afternoon. “The surge is coming, and we anticipate the surge sometime in mid-April up until early May.” Perez said the numbers will continue to climb as more testing is done. Starting Friday, the Riverside University Health System began releasing its coronavirus patient data grouped by city, instead of corralled into broadly defined regions as before. A man in his 70s who became the first non-Coachella Valley resident to die due to complications from coronavirus this week was identified Friday as a resident of Beaumont, where five cases have been discovered. His name was not released. Some cities saw a drop in cases…

Riverside County coronavirus cases jump by 38 to to 233

Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Riverside County jumped by 38 to 233 on Sunday, March 29, but the number of deaths remained at eight. On Saturday. there were 195 cases. The new cases are spread across the county and show the first case in San Jacinto. Moreno Valley now has the most cases in the county, with 23. Some cities in the county’s map saw numbers go down as officials refined the map “to better reflect unincorporated areas throughout Riverside County,” Dr. Cameron Kaiser, public health officer for Riverside County, said in a tweet. As of Sunday afternoon, the confirmed COVID-19 case breakdown for Riverside County cities was: Moreno Valley, 23 cases Palm Springs, 22 cases, two deaths Riverside, 19 cases Corona, 16 cases Temecula, 14 cases Palm Desert, 13 cases, one death Indio, 11 cases, two deaths Rancho Mirage, 11 cases, two deaths Eastvale, nine cases Murrieta, eight cases La Quinta, eight cases Menifee, six cases Wildomar, five cases Cathedral City, five cases Beaumont, four cases, one death Perris, four cases Lake Elsinore, four cases Desert Hot Springs, four cases Jurupa Valley, three cases Banning, two cases…

COVID-19: Makeshift Operation Cranking Out Medical Shields For Free For Sacramento Healthcare Workers

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Doctors and nurses put out the call for more protective gear and Alan Puccinelli stepped up to make it happen. Puccinelli pulled together a makeshift operation to create thousands of face shields for Sacramento hospitals. “We had ER docs without anything, people calling me directly saying they were making these out of cafeteria trays, saran wrap, whatever they could find,” said Puccinelli. Volunteers are using 3D printers to craft protective gear for Sacramento area doctors and nurses on the frontlines of COVID-19. “It sucks that our doctors don’t have the equipment to do their jobs,” said volunteer Randall Thompson. It’s an operation run entirely on donations and volunteers. Joshua Morris, a furloughed senior software engineer, had been at home in isolation for the last couple of weeks. “I mean we all depend on our doctors and nurses when we’re in need so why no contribute and help support them because they’re there to help you without any question,” said Morris. “We’re standing up a manufacturing operation in a span of a week which is really not a thing. We’re learning as we’re…

Vacaville Police Arrest Man They Say Led Officers On High-Speed Chase In Stolen Car

VACAVILLE (CBS13) – The Vacaville Police Department said they arrested a man who led officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle from Vacaville to El Sobrante while traveling at speeds exceeding 110 miles per hour. The driver, Dustin Ramponi, 33, of El Sobrante, was spotted in a stolen vehicle in the Nut Tree Village and sped away as a patrol car got behind him, police said. Police said Ramponi entered westbound Interstate 80 and led pursuing officers to a residence in El Sobrante, where he went into a garage before complying with officers’ instructions to come out. Vacaville police said they received assistance in the chase from the California Highway Patrol’s Solano and Golden Gate divisions and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. Ramponi was booked into the Solano County Jail where he faces charges related to evading and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Police: Man Chased Victim Down Stockton Street With Kitchen Knife Threatening To Kill Him

STOCKTON (CBS13) – A man is in custody in Stockton after police said he chased a man down the street with a knife threatening to kill the victim. The Stockton Police Department said the suspect Daniel Bennet, 26, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats. The department said the incident happened Sunday morning at around 8:30 in the area of Pixie Drive and Ryde Avenue in the city’s Civic District. Police said the suspect was holding a kitchen knife while yelling that he was going to kill the 46-year-old victim. No further details were released.

Coronavirus Impact: CA State Parks Closes Vehicle Access At All 280 Sites

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California State Parks announced Sunday that vehicular access will temporarily be closed at all 280 state parks to prevent the spread of coronavirus after experiencing a surge of visitations at many sites. “On Saturday, many state parks once again experienced visitation surges that made it impossible for the public to implement appropriate social/ physical distancing practices,” CA State Parks said in a press release. “During this pandemic disease, every person has a role to play in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Protecting individuals, families and communities comes down to common sense.” The department said it has implemented various safety measures in the fight against COVID-19 including temporarily closing all campgrounds, museums and visitor centers, canceling all events and closing vehicular traffic at certain parks and beaches. The park system is recommending if you can’t get to their grounds that are still open, consider a walk around your block.

Five San Diego County food handlers test positive for COVID-19

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County health officials said Sunday that five food handlers have tested positive for COVID-19 — four restaurant employees and one grocery store employee. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher announced during Sunday’s briefing on the coronavirus pandemic that no patients have died in the last 24 hours, leaving the death toll in San Diego County at seven. “Fortunately, there is no additional loss of life to report today,” Fletcher said. The grocery store employee who tested positive is from an Albertson’s store in Escondido, Fletcher said, adding that the store did the right thing by closing, alerting county environmental health officials, following sanitation protocols, then re-opening to customers. “If you have a sick worker, they must stay home,” Fletcher said, urging employers to call 858-505-6814 to report any sick workers. Dr. Eric McDonald, the county’s medical director of epidemiology, said co-workers of the Albertson’s employee who display any symptoms of the coronavirus infection will be sent home, but there are no tests pending in this case. Health officials also stressed that there is no evidence of COVID-19 association with food. They cited…

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa to remain open to visitors and residents

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Many hotels in San Diego and around the country are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Evans families three hotels in San Diego will remain open to visitors and residents. UCSD’s medical staff have stated that they find the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa to be the perfect place to reside during this difficult time. The Catamaran Resort is scenic, with views of Mission Bay in their backyard. The Polynesian-themed resort brings in visitors and residents year-round. For 70 years, the doors of the Catamaran Resort have never closed and despite the pandemic, they will continue to remain open and the resort will continue to serve the San Diego community. Bill Evans, the owner of the Catamaran… states, “We are taking serious measures of cleaning our rooms and maintain social distancing. Our employees are following the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “You are just 3 miles from SeaWorld San Diego, 12 miles from the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and 28 miles from LEGOLAND California.” For more information on the Catamaran, visit:   Categories: Good Morning…

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