Afternoon Update: Most Schools in California Must Remain Closed, Newsom Confirms

Also a local man charged with stealing pandemic relief funds, the FBI reviews the Guardado shooting, and more

» Governor Newsom has established new guidelines that will mean few schools in the state are able to offer in-person classes when the academic year starts. Any resumption of on-campus learning will be tied to local health data, and schools must show they’re observing mask requirements, distancing, and other protocols. [The Guardian]

» COVID-19 now appears to be spreading faster in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties than within L.A. That represents a dramatic flip within just a few weeks. [Los Angeles Times]

» A local man has been charged with fraudulently collecting over $8.5 million in money intended for coronavirus relief. Andrew Marnell is accused of submitting multiple fraudulent applications for PPP loans intended to help small businesses survive the pandemic. [Newsweek]

» The FBI announced Friday that it will be looking into the shooting of Andres Guardado. According to a statement, the agency’s next step will be to review evidence and “determine what federal response is warranted.”  [NBC Los Angeles]

» Is eating beef during a pandemic sustainable–or ethical? After some soul-searching, Burgerlords has gone vegan.  [L.A. Taco]

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