1M Cases; Quarantine Called; Newsom Scrutinized: Top CA Stories

Kristina Houck
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CALIFORNIA – It was another busy news week across California. Missed the headlines on Patch?

Whether you're looking for breaking or bizarre news, or sweet or silly features, we've rounded up some of the most share-worthy stories from the past week.

Take a look at some of this week's top news stories from across the state.

CA Hits 1M COVID-19 Cases; Records Steepest Surge Since Summer

The Golden State's health secretary said he was "worried" as California became the second U.S. state to surpass 1 million coronavirus cases.

14-Day CA Quarantine Called For Travelers, Residents

The state is taking aim at non-essential travel amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country.

Gov. Newsom Scrutinized For Attending Napa Wine Country Gathering

News reports question the number of guests, as gatherings are limited to three households under California coronavirus-related guidelines.

Trump Attempts To Cast Doubt On Voting In Los Angeles

The president appeared to accuse Los Angeles of participating in the election, prompting the county to confirm, "Yes, they are ballots."

CA Veterans Fight To Reopen Posts: 'Not Just Halls With Bars'

Veterans halls have struggled to keep aging vets engaged because the state classified the posts as "bars," forcing 275 to close statewide.

CA Could Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs Under New Bill

California lawmakers announced for a new bill that would follow Oregon's lead in decriminalizing psychedelic drugs in California.

CA Offers Free Entrance To 133 State Parks On Veterans Day

All fees at nine national parks and 133 state parks across the Golden State were waived for one day in honor of Veterans Day.

11 CA Counties Pushed Back To Tighter Coronavirus Restrictions

As Thanksgiving looms, 11 counties were forced to take a step back in reopening businesses amid a massive COVID-19 spike in California.

Cloth Masks Reduce Wearer's Exposure To Cough Particles By 77%

UCLA researchers studied the exposure to cough particles when wearing various types of masks and face shields.

1st Woman Free-Climbs Yosemite's Granite Wall In Under 24 Hours

Emily Harrington became the first woman and fourth person to free-climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot granite wall in under 24 hours.

Elon Musk Tests Positive And Negative for COVID-19

Tech giant Elon Musk said he may have a "moderate case of covid" after experiencing cold symptoms and testing positive as well as negative.

First Gay Justice, Martin Jenkins, Confirmed To CA Supreme Court

Martin Jenkins won unanimous confirmation Tuesday, becoming the third Black man and first openly gay man to join the CA Supreme Court.

Peninsula School Board Prez Quits As Wife's Racist Tweets Surface

Mehridith Venverloh attacked Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in a racist and misogynist Twitter rant.

Santa Rita Jail Inmate Planned CA Trip To Molest Kids, Feds Say

He went by "pervyguy40" online and told an undercover agent he would come to California to molest two children, prosecutors said.

Scott Peterson Could Return To San Mateo County Jail: Report

The convicted killer is currently being held at San Quentin State Prison.

Romaine Lettuce Recall: E. Coli Threat

California-based Tanimura & Antle has recalled romaine lettuce packaged as single heads because of possible E. coli contamination.

AAA Predicts Steep Decline In Thanksgiving Travel

More than 6 million Californians are still expected to travel, but that number may drop as coronavirus cases soar and restrictions mount.

Disneyland Resort Reopening Date Pushed Back To 2021

Themeparks remain a casualty of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in California, as officials say the parks are unlikely to reopen in 2020.

Bigfoot Found: Police Recover Stolen Bigfoot Museum Statue

The four-foot statue weighed more than 150 pounds and was stolen Monday from Felton's Bigfoot Discovery Museum.

Sea Lion Rescued From Car Dealership Parking Lot In Marin County

Sausalito-based The Marine Mammal Center helped rescue the animal from a parking lot at Corte Madera's MINI of Marin car dealership.

Election Results Fair And Accurate, CA Patch Reader Survey Says

Most who responded to Patch's survey believe both state and national election results are fair, but there are strong opinions on both sides.

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