The move came after the resignation of Dr. Nichole Quick, who issued the mask mandate last month and abruptly resigned Monday after threats and protests in front of her home.
Nail salon owners and workers say they are prepared to reopen, with safety protocols—including face shields and other protective gear—in place.
A Seal Beach officer was deliberately struck by a suspected drunk driver’s vehicle, causing him to shoot at the man, police said.
Two women are recovering today after being shot near Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus, authorities said.
It is Newsom’s first action following two weeks of protests across the country after the death of George Floyd, who died on Memorial Day after a police officer put his knee on his neck for several minutes.
Demonstrations are expected to take place Long Beach City College and Harvey Milk Park, among other locations, on Friday.
On Thursday morning, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said his agency would not enforce any more curfews.
Long Beach so far has not seen large protests, but details of a 3 p.m. demonstration on Sunday at police headquarters Downtown were circulating on social media.
Los Angeles County has been held back from seeking a variance thanks to its position as a coronavirus hot spot, being home to roughly half of all the state’s cases and deaths from COVID-19.
California health officials today gave the go-ahead for counties to reopen in-store retail shopping statewide, a major step in California’s emergence from shutdown orders issued in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus.