The fishing ban that had been in place since the Huntington Beach oil spill will lift today at midday.
This is the first time in more than a decade the Port of Hueneme has borrowed a wharf typically used for Navy warships, a spokesman said.
California now has one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the country, with 1.9% of people testing positive for the disease in the last week as the nation’s most populous state has so far avoided the uptick feared heading into the end-of-year holidays.
California’s attorney general this week asked the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that rejected the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on for-profit private prisons and immigration detention facilities.
Long Beach is expected to hit a high of 89 degrees today. On Thursday, the temperature reached 90 in the afternoon.
While statewide hospitalizations have fallen by about half since a summer peak at the end of August, they have started creeping up in some areas, particularly the Central Valley and portions of Southern California including Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
Gov. Gavin Newsom will visit a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot clinic in Los Angeles County today.
“If you look at where investment dollars can do more,” a senior administration official told the Business Journal, “the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stack up very well.”
Long Beach aligned with the county in requiring vaccination proof only for bars and other drinking establishments that do not serve food.
The rules apply to some 300 pieces of combustion equipment at the facilities such as boilers and gas turbines.