New California stay-home order weighed as COVID hospitalizations surge

By Sharon Bernstein and Steve Gorman



a man holding a sign: People wear masks as they walk along the side walk during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in California


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People wear masks as they walk along the side walk during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday he may impose tougher coronavirus restrictions over the next two days, including a possible stay-at-home order, to counter surging COVID-19 hospitalizations that threaten to overwhelm intensive care units.

Newsom said projections show ICU admissions are on track to exceed statewide capacity by mid-December unless public health policies and social behavior patterns are altered to curb the spread of the virus.

Last week, Newsom instituted a curfew barring social gatherings and other non-essential activities across most of the state between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily.

The curfew and other constraints placed on social and economic activity across California, a state of some 40 million people, already represent some of the

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This holiday season, everyone is shopping from home

The viral pandemic is accelerating a transformation of America’s holiday shopping season

NEW YORK — The viral pandemic is accelerating a transformation of America’s holiday shopping season.

Few people showed up at the mall this weekend, with millions of pandemic-wary shoppers staying home to shop online.

The result? Overall holiday sales are projected to rise a slight 0.9% in November and December — and even that modest gain will be due to an explosion in online shopping, according to the research firm eMarketer. It expects online sales to jump nearly 36%, while sales at physical stores fall 4.7%.

The online rush was on fully display Monday, known as Cyber Monday, a day of sales promoted by retailers back in 2005. Once the final numbers are tallied

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49ers to play 2 upcoming home games in Arizona

The San Francisco 49ers will play two home games in Arizona after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home

The San Francisco 49ers will play two home games in Arizona after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home.

The 49ers (5-6) will host the Buffalo Bills next Monday night and Washington on Dec. 13 at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, because they won’t be able to practice or play games in their home in Santa Clara County for three weeks.

The team said it will have information on practice arrangements later but it will likely need

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San Francisco 49ers Will Make Arizona Their Home in December

The San Francisco 49ers will play their next two home games in Glendale, Ariz., the team announced in a statement on Monday. The relocation came after health officials in Santa Clara County, Calif., where the team’s stadium is, banned contact sports at all levels through late December in a bid to slow the surge in coronavirus infections there.

The team will play its games in Week 13 and 14 in State Farm Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals, which was able to accommodate the move because the teams’ schedules do not conflict. The 49ers (5-6) will play against the Buffalo Bills (8-3) on Dec. 7 and face the Washington Football Team (4-7) on Dec. 13, but the club still has not determined where they will practice and live during that time.

“Very appreciative of Arizona welcoming us during these unprecedented times,” 49ers team owner Jed York wrote on Twitter

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The best smart home deals for Alexa, Google, Apple Homekit

Cyber Monday 2020: The best smart home deals (Photo: Eufy)

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Whether you’re thinking of dipping a toe into the world of smart home or expanding the ecosystem you already have, Cyber Monday is a great time to get deals on smart stuff that can otherwise be a bit (or a lot) pricey. Smart speakers, video doorbells, smart lights and many more related products are deeply discounted, and we’ve listed the very best smart home deals here.

Our product experts are rounding up all of the best Cyber Monday 2020 deals on only the best stuff. Because, after all, a great deal on junk isn’t all that great, is it?

Cyber Monday 2020: Smart speakers and displays (Photo: Amazon)

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Los Angeles County –the biggest county in the US — is now under a stay-at-home order

All public and private gatherings with anyone outside a single household are now banned in Los Angeles County, as most of the country grapples with an unprecedented surge of Covid-19.



a person standing in front of a store: A man carries a package of take-out food as he walks past temporary outdoor restaurant seating November 23, 2020 in Burbank, California. - Starting November 24 Los Angeles County will suspend outdoor dining for restaurants in hopes of slowing an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. The measure has sparked a backlash from eateries and some county officials, who worry about the devastating economic toll. Los Angeles County recorded its highest one-day total for COVID-19 cases on November 23 since the pandemic began. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)


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A man carries a package of take-out food as he walks past temporary outdoor restaurant seating November 23, 2020 in Burbank, California. – Starting November 24 Los Angeles County will suspend outdoor dining for restaurants in hopes of slowing an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. The measure has sparked a backlash from eateries and some county officials, who worry about the devastating economic toll. Los Angeles County recorded its highest one-day total for COVID-19 cases on November 23 since the pandemic began. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

The ban will last three weeks, starting Monday and ending December 20.

All 10 million residents are asked to stay

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Thinking Of Ditching Your Job To Work-From-Home? Here Are The 7 Things You Should Know

For all the changes stemming from the intrusion of Covid-19, the relocation of our offices to our living rooms and the normalization of non-working-norms is a big one. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, for some of us, it’s turning out to be just the ticket for gaining more control over when, where, and how we work—not to mention on what and for whom.

Has the experience of working from home tempted you to think of switching to a portfolio career, one in which you chart the course and call the shots? While the gig economy isn’t new, it has been thrust into the spotlight, thanks to this year’s mass experiment in working from home. With flexibility and choice as its strongest selling points, many are tempted to hop aboard the gigging juggernaut, but as seasoned giggers will tell you, the ride is often far from smooth.

I

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San Francisco 49ers, displaced by coronavirus restrictions, to play next home games in Arizona

“The Cardinals organization, State Farm Stadium and League officials have been supportive and accommodating as we work through the many logistical issues involved in relocating NFL games,” the 49ers said in a written statement.

The 49ers become the first NFL team forced to move because of applicable state or local coronavirus guidelines. Santa Clara County announced new heath restrictions Saturday that include a temporary ban on contact sports at the professional, collegiate and youth levels.

Jed York, the chief executive officer of the 49ers, thanked the Cardinals and their owner, Michael Bidwill, on Twitter and wrote: “Very appreciative of Arizona welcoming us during these unprecedented times.”

The 49ers did not specify where they will practice, saying that their “future practice arrangements will be shared at the appropriate time.” The NFL previously told teams in a memo that all team facilities will be closed Monday and Tuesday, citing rising coronavirus caseloads

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Bazzi Bounces Into Ultra-Modern Hollywood Hills Home

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For those pursuing a career in notoriously cutthroat industries like music or acting, social media fame offers a great way to sneak in through the proverbial back door, so to speak. One of the finest examples of success on that front is Andrew Bazzi, now known mononymously by his surname, who first rose to viral fame on the now-defunct Vine app. In 2017, the Michigan native self-released his digital single “Beautiful,” which went platinum in three countries, and several months later he released its moody follow-up, “Mine,” which became a Snapchat meme and was given Taylor Swift’s stamp of approval before peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the days following “Mine”‘s debut, and A&R executive with Warner Music-affiliated Artist Partners Group brought Bazzi into the studio and inked him to a major-label record deal. His subsequent debut album “Cosmic” peaked

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Do Strict New Stay-At-Home Orders Violate The Constitution?

The Government of Los Angeles County has told its Ten Million residents that, as of today, “All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited.” Although there are exceptions for religious services and protests, this “Stay-At-Home” order is an extraordinary deprivation of people’s freedom. It is on top of a restrictive state-wide curfew and other major restrictions on businesses and individuals. President-Elect Joe Biden has promised various national level restrictions as well. Is all of this constitutional?

No matter how serious the COVID situation is (and there is no doubt that it is extremely serious), the Constitution still limits the power of government. There are at least three important

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