Residents of Confederate Corners near Salinas say the name is history

The proposed legislation, however, may not have affected federally identified places. In any event, it was watered down and then ultimately vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who wanted to leave naming decisions to local officials. Still, two high-profile Southern California schools that motivated Glazer’s effort, both named after Gen. Robert E. Lee, voluntarily changed their […]

Antifa activist ready to rumble at Bay Area right-wing gatherings

The Oakland resident, who will be among hundreds if not thousands of counterprotesters expected to turn out for the latest mobilization of the far right under President Trump, brings his own brand of opposition. And it’s a far cry from the many peace vigils planned elsewhere in the Bay Area.

Coronavirus strikes Italy: Austria blocks ALL trains crossing the border after THREE people die and more than 150 fall ill in outbreak – as Venice carnival is cancelled and Armani fashion show is axed, with 12 towns put into lockdown

He signed an ordinance with Lombardy’s regional president outlining measures to contain the cluster to the 10 towns so far affected: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Maleo, Fombio, Bertonico, Castelgerundo, Terranova dei Passerini, Somaglia and San Fiorano. 

Coronavirus live updates: U.S. death toll exceeds 5,000

3:54 p.m. Trump answers why U.S. has not issued nationwide stay-at-home order: President Trump was asked at a briefing Wednesday why the U.S. has not issued a nationwide order. Trump said it is “because states are different … There are some states that are different. There are some states that don’t have much of a […]

‘Thank you Greta’: natural solutions to UK flooding climb the agenda

According to Quinton’s Defra-funded research there is between three and 10 times more water run-off from compacted soils than healthy soils. “That rotten egg smell you get from compacted soils is certainly something that says to me that’s an unhealthy soil,” he says. “It shows that it’s compacted and its normal biology isn’t functioning very […]

The night terror hit cricket in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai is sure the terrorists were not Afghans. “Afghans cannot target cricket.” According to him, cricket is “the only thing which is loved by every single Afghan”. He points out that the Jalalabad match lacked familiar terrorist targets – government officials, army men, police. “It is the biggest setback, and […]

Humans are terrible at being apart. Here’s why and what to do about it

It seems particularly perverse that human contact is so beneficial to health and fighting disease, yet during this pandemic, human contact is literally our biggest threat. But experts agree the benefits of social distancing far outweigh the risk of socializing.

What doctors are learning about Covid-19 ‘on the fly’

“We all do this because we want to help people, so instinct is ‘The patient is in trouble, I have to go in right now, I don’t have time to deal with protective equipment,’ but we keep telling everyone and keep reminding ourselves that if we get infected we can’t help anyone else.”

Workers at Bezos-owned companies plan MORE protests: Staff at second Amazon warehouse walkout as Whole Foods ‘sick out’ organizers slam the billionaire and execs for criticizing their demonstration ‘while they work safely from home’

A spokesman for Instacart said the strikes resulted in ‘absolutely no impact to Instacart’s operations’, adding: ‘The health and safety of our entire community — shoppers, customers, and employees — is our first priority. Our goal is to offer a safe and flexible earnings opportunity to shoppers, while also proactively taking the appropriate precautionary measures […]

Americans Are Still Moving—With Hand Sanitizer, Gloves, and Thermometers

But even so, Jones says most customers over 60 and those with underlying health conditions, who health experts say are at greater risk if they contract COVID-19, postponed their moves weeks ago. Business is down about 15%, as many movers are no longer allowed to work in assisted-living communities or retirement homes. On the other […]