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Kristina Houck

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 Extends Eased Recycling Rules For Businesses

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday extended a new set of rules allowing retailers to pause beverage container recycling, among other things.

Walmart Pays Out Bonuses To California Workers

This is the third bonus paid to workers who were promised extra compensation for working during coronavirus restrictions.

GNC Closing 27 California Stores, Files For Bankruptcy

The coronavirus pandemic prompted the supplement chain to consider closing up to 1,200 stores across the country.

Rope Tied As Noose Found Hanging At Sonoma Raceway: Sheriff

The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime in cooperation with the FBI, the sheriff's office said.

Woman Drives Through Crowd Of Protesters In Santa Rosa: Police

The woman said her car was vandalized and she was assaulted, while protesters told a different story.

Driving Tests To Resume At California DMV Offices

After a two-month suspension, behind-the-wheel driving tests will return to all DMV offices statewide—but with new protections in place.

Tesla Fired 2 Workers Who Refused To Return To Work: Report

Both workers had appeared at a news conference about post-coronavirus conditions at the plant and their fear of returning to work.

Record-Breaking 2,571 New Coronavirus Cases In LA County

The 2,571 new coronavirus cases reported in LA County Monday may not be due to a backlog in testing, unlike other updates in recent days.

LA Public Health Director Says She's Gotten Death Threats

Barbara Ferrer, the top health official in LA County, revealed Monday that she's gotten repeated death threats during the COVID-19 crisis.

Riverside County's COVID-19 Battle, Imperial County To Shut Down

As Riverside County contends with rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Newsom announced Imperial County will close.

Coronavirus Surge Triggers Halt To San Francisco Reopenings

Salons, bars, museums, personal care services and zoos won't be allowed to reopen Monday as planned, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said.

Marin County Delays Reopening Some Businesses Due To Coronavirus

A spike in COVID-19 cases has prompted Marin County to delay reopening some businesses previously scheduled to reopen on Monday.

As Coronavirus Outbreak Worsens In SoCal, Newsom Issues Warning

Newsom threatened to withhold funding from counties that don't enforce health orders. Rising hospitalization rates could stymie reopenings.

UC San Diego To Require Recurring COVID-19 Testing

All UC San Diego students, faculty and staff returning to campus for the fall quarter will be required to undergo recurring COVID-19 tests.

Fake Mask Exemption Cards Circulate Across SoCal

Cards purporting to exempt people from the state's mandatory mask order are fake, warned Los Angeles County health officials.

Coronavirus Strikes Santa Anita Race Track

A total of 17 people have tested positive for coronavirus related illness at Santa Anita Race track during the latest meet.

Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Shakes Central Valley

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck near the Central Valley Wednesday morning, followed by several aftershocks. Did you feel it?

Ex-Cops Investigated For Threats Against BLM Activist Shaun King

Authorities are investigating three former officers who allegedly made death threats against the Black Lives Matter activist.

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges

The 67-year-old actor faces 90 years in prison if convicted and is being held in lieu of $6.6 million bail.

Disneyland Reopening Delayed Indefinitely

The company indicated that the state hasn't issued guidelines for theme parks in time for the planned July 17 reopening.

Splash Mountain Redo: Disney Embraces Princess And The Frog Theme

Disneyland and Disney World resorts say they'll redo a ride with a dubious history, one day after announcing a delay in the parks opening.

Santee Company Steps Up To Provide Sanitizer Amid Coronavirus

Santee-based Integrity Bottles partnered with San Diego distiller Liberty Call Distilling Co. to produce and distribute hand sanitizer.

Virtual Tip Jar Created For Barista Who Stood Up To An SD 'Karen'

Thousands have been raised for a San Diego Starbucks employee who refused to serve a customer without a face mask amid the pandemic.

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This article originally appeared on the Carlsbad Patch