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California health officials have halted the administration of Moderna mRNA vaccines after an "unusually high number" of adverse reactions were linked to one batch.

Dozens of deaths and adverse reactions have been linked to vaccines in the U.S. and Norway, where 33 senior citizens died shortly after receiving Pfizer injections.

At least 55 people have died following vaccinations in the U.S. The CDC states a number of deaths are to be expected for vaccine rollouts.

But California isn't taking any chances. The California Department of Public Health said Monday that "fewer than 10 individuals" experienced severe side effects to the mRNA vaccines that required medical attention over the past 24 hours.

All of the reactions were linked to a single community clinic. The clinic reportedly closed for several hours after the adverse reactions occurred.

California is prioritizing vaccines for the elderly (over age 65) and frontline health workers, many of whom don't want the shots.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned firefighters might be required to take the injections after 45% of them failed to show up for their vaccinations.

Firefighters who are fearful of being guinea pigs have been offered free gifts and perks, such as home security systems, bicycles, and gift cards for Airbnb and Lyft rides.

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California passed a first-in-the-nation law requiring corporations based in the state to appoint minority or LGBT people to their board of directors.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law on Wednesday. The law forces corporations headquartered in California to appoint Black, Hispanic or Asian people to their board of directors.

The law also requires corporations to appoint at least one member of the LGBT community to its board of directors. Companies that fail to comply could face fines of up to $300,000.

“When we talk about racial justice, we talk about empowerment, we talk about power and we need to talk about seats at the table,” Newsom said before signing the bill.

Assembly Bill 979 requires corporations to have at least one director from an under-represented community by the end of 2021.

Corporations with more than four directors, but fewer than nine, would require a minimum two diverse directors.

A corporation with nine or more directors must have at least three minority or LGBT directors by 2022.

Reparations Task Force

Gov. Newsom also signed a law on Wednesday that calls for a nine-member task force to study how reparations could be paid to Black Californians.

The task force will make recommendations for how the reparations could be paid, such as through compensation, property, mortgage loans, or restitutions.

Additionally, Newsom vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have required all high school students in California to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduate.

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California Governor Gavin Newsome ordered statewide closings of indoor dining, and limits on church services and hair salons amid spikes in COVID-19 cases.

The re-closings impacts small mom and pop stores, hair salons, malls, bars, churches, zoos and museums across the state.

Newsome announced the closures and new guidelines on Monday, saying his new restrictions on businesses and restaurants are in response to a sharp rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state.

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D. L. Hughley took his family out to dinner at Nobu in Malibu on Sunday night. The actor-comedian announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing on stage in Nashville last month.

Hughley wore a red, non-medical face covering as he and his family entered the celebrity hotspot for indoor dining.

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DJ Mustard and his wife Chanel Dijon enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon dinner date at Nobu in Malibu.

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Lady Gaga is seen leaving a restaurant with takeout food in Malibu. The pop star wore a face covering in compliance with the state's guidelines.

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Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin grabbed some pizza to go at an Italian restaurant in Malibu. The couple was not allowed to dine indoors in compliance with Gov. Newsome's restrictive orders.

California residents are fed up with Newsome's overreaching powers. There is now an official petition to recall the governor at Recallgavin2020.com/.

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa made it clear he will not wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Y'all can have them masks fam," Wiz tweeted on Tuesday, just days after Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order requiring all residents to wear face masks in public and indoor public spaces.

A source close to the "Black and Yellow" hitmaker says Wiz is "suspicious" of the California government forcing people to wear face masks. The 32-year-old rapper believes wearing masks should be an individual choice.

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99% of those infected with COVID-19 will recover from the disease and less than 1% of people infected with the coronavirus have died.

The COVID-19 death toll is the same if not slightly higher than the influenza virus.

The penalty for ignoring Gov. Newsom's order is a $1,000 fine and possible jail time.

Calif. counties that refuse to comply with the governor's COVID-19 rules will lose up to $1 billion in government funding, according to The Sacramento Bee.

The funding is contingent on counties following the state's stay-at-home order.


 

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Demonstrations and clashes with police continued for a third day in California after an 18-year-old man was gunned down by LA County sheriff's deputies while working as a security guard at an auto body shop.

"He ran because he was scared," one of the protesters' signs read as the crowd chanted, "Why'd you kill that kid?" during a protest on Sunday.

As protesters blocked traffic, a sheriff's helicopter circled overhead. "We don't want to see your children hurt," a voice announced from the helicopter.

He urged the protesters to leave the area so the women and children weren't exposed to pepper spray or tear gas.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed a sheriff's deputy fired six shots at Andres Guardado during a foot pursuit at the rear of a car business at 420 West Redondo Beach Blvd on Thursday, June 18.

The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m., when two Compton Station deputies who were on patrol spotted Guardado talking to someone in a car that was blocking the driveway to the body shop.

Guardado reportedly looked at them, produced a handgun and fled southbound between two businesses.

The police stopped him at the rear of the car business and one of them fired six rounds at him, killing him.

A .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol with no markings or serial number was recovered near his body. The gun had been altered with an illegal, extended 15-round magazine with 13 live rounds in it, police say.

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Guardado's sister, Jennifer Guardado, 22, (pictured above), said her brother ran when he saw armed police because he was scared.

"He was going to have a great career and a family," she said Friday, according to The LA Times. "He'll never get to experience that. They took that away from him. I never got to say goodbye."

She said her brother was a hard-working teenager who held down two jobs and loved going to the gym. He was working at the auto body shop to get back into school.

But police say Guardado was not wearing a security uniform, nor was he wearing a gun belt or holster. He did not have handcuffs or a security badge.

The age requirement to work as a security guard in California is 21.

Guardado's family want an independent investigation into Guardado's murder.

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What face mask law? Bare-faced actress Christina Milian was spotted making a quick Starbucks run with her children Violet (right) and Isaiah.

Face masks or face coverings such as a bandana are now mandatory in Los Angeles, California - even though the items offer no real protection against a microscopic virus.

Everyone in L.A. must wear a mask, including celebrities and other VIPs. But many celebrities were spotted out and about without a mask or other face covering over the weekend.

It’s easy to tell a celebrity's political affiliation during the coronavirus pandemic. Most Democrats wear face masks while Republicans refuse to fall for the left's fear mongering.
 

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Tyra Banks was spotted without a face mask while on a grocery run with boyfriend Louis Bélanger-Martin and son York in Santa Monica. Tyra dressed comfortably in leopard print pants
 

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Singer Usher played with his labradoodle puppy while out running a few errands. Usher snuggled and kissed his pup for a cute moment.
 

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NBA star Draymond Green was spotted taking a walk without a face mask in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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NBA baller Joakim Noah went for a morning swim in Malibu on Saturday. Joakim showcased his fit body while changing into his tee and sweatpants. Joakim is staying in top shape for the restart of the NBA season.
 

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TV hunk Mario Lopez routinely goes out without a face mask. He's tired of people asking him why he doesn't wear one. The star returned to his car after finishing up another private Jujutsu gym session.
 

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Who's going to tell Arnold Schwarzenegger that he has to wear a face mask? The former governor and son Patrick finished up their morning bike ride at the Brentwood Country Mart.
 

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Machine Gun Kelly took his mixed race daughter for some takeout food and stopped to check out some classic cars in a parking lot in Los Angeles.

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Most celebrities in California are abiding by the stay-at-home and mandatory face mask rules. Socialite Blac Chyna was seen chatting with a few friends outside a local marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Chyna and her friends didn't seem too worried about social distancing or wearing any type of protective face masks.
 

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Chyna recently came under fire this week as she charged fans $950 for a FaceTime call and $250 for a follow back on Instagram. Her lawyer justified the business decision, saying, "Despite many false media reports to the contrary, Chyna receives no child support from either Rob Kardashian or Tyga for her two beautiful children, Dream Kardashian and King Cairo Stevenson.”
 

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Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland was seen without a face mask while enjoying her "lonely time" while walking her two dogs in Los Angeles. Even though her daughter and grandson Archie moved closer to her, she hasn't seen them because of the coronavirus pandemic
 

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NBA star Blake Griffin showed off his six pack while grabbing a juice in Brentwood, CA. Griffin got out of his SUV and put on his hoodie before entering the juicery. But he wasn't wearing a mask.
 

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TV personality Mario Lopez is all smiles after finishing up another private Jujutsu gym session. With a "Saved By the Bell" reboot trailer just released yesterday, Mario appears to be still on cloud nine.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom revealed a grant to give $500 cash to 150,000 illegal immigrants living in the state.

Newsom is offering $500 apiece to immigrants living illegally in California who were left out of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package.

Many Americans began receiving $1,200 stimulus checks from the IRS on Wednesday, April 15. But illegal immigrants who do not have Social Security numbers were left out of the stimulus.

Newsom announced a $125 million grant for California's illegals who are impacted financially by the coronavirus.

"We feel a deep sense of gratitude for people that are in fear of deportations that are still addressing essential needs of tens of millions of Californians," said Newsom, who is a Democrat.

He noted that 10% of the state's workforce are illegal immigrants who paid more than $2.5 billion in state and local tax last year.

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove slammed Newsom for spending money "irresponsibly" on illegals instead of on food banks, and Americans who are in need.

"Instead of meeting these urgent needs, Governor Newsom has chosen to irresponsibly pursue a left-wing path and unilaterally secured $125 million for undocumented immigrants," said Grove.

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Kanye West was spotted grabbing lunch at a McDonald’s near his home in Calabasas. Kanye is among many celebrities who broke quarantine to go bike riding, walk their dogs, or run errands while the state of California is under a lockdown order. Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all residents - celebrities included - to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
 

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Model and TV personality Tyra Banks looks cozy in a beanie and sweats as she and boyfriend Louis Bélanger-Martin break quarantine to make a trip to a local bakery to grab a few pastries for breakfast.
 

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Ben Affleck and new girlfriend Ana de Armas locked arms while out walking their dogs.
 

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Jordyn Woods, 22, broke quarantine to go grocery shopping with her lookalike sister, Jodie, 14. The siblings went shopping at an organic grocery store.
 

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Pop Singer Harry Styles was unrecognizable as he kept a low profile to go on a solo hike in the Hollywood Hills.
 

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Actress A.J. Johnson (left) was spotted out for a walk with a friend in Toluca Lake, CA. Johnson is best known for her roles in the films Baby Boy and House Party.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is advising the city's 4 million residents to prepare to wear face coverings while in public.

Garcetti donned a black face mask at a press conference on Wednesday, where he declared residents will have to "get used to" the "new look."

"This will be the new look," said Garcetti as he awkwardly tied on a mask. "I know this looks surreal. We're going to have to get used to, you know, seeing each other like this."

But California public health officials said face masks are not mandatory. Governor Gavin Newsom previously urged people not to wear face masks because the masks may inadvertently cause infections if people put the masks on wrong or touch their faces.

The death toll in the state stands at 215 with over 9,800 infected. Most have recovered from the virus.

The U.S. death toll reached 5,000 as the confirmed cases surpassed 216,000. Still, the death toll is a mere 0.00015% of the U.S. population and many of the confirmed cases have recovered.

The government's overzealous response to the coronavirus outbreak has left millions without jobs and a broken economy.

A record 10 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last 3 weeks.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional