Two Long Beach-based home health care placement agencies were fined nearly $1.9 million for allegedly improperly misclassifying 66 home health workers as independent contractors, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office announced today.
Forecasters say temperatures will be on the rise through the weekend, leading to excessive heat watches that will be in effect for most of the Southland early next week.
The judge also ordered the sheriff’s department to turn over any items seized in the searches to the state Attorney General’s Office, which has taken over the investigation.
It is not clear whether Long Beach, which has its own health department, will follow suit. The city still requires masks to be worn in transportation hubs as of the most recent update to its health order in April.
Villanueva called Luna a puppet candidate for the Board of Supervisors. Luna said Villanueva was wrong to investigate his enemies.
Attorney General Rob Bonta ordered the sheriff’s department to “cease its investigative activity” in the case and pass along any evidence to his office.
The robbery occurred about 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Fargo Bank at Gridley Road and South Street, a sheriff’s official said.
Officials however added that customers “must still continue saving as much water as possible to help our region through this ongoing historic drought.”
The judge wants answers about how the warrant was obtained before allowing some portions of the search to go forward.
Critically endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs are being released back into their habitat in the Southern California mountains to help rebuild their populations.