New signs suggest coronavirus was in California far earlier than anyone knew

70 test positive for coronavirus at San Francisco homeless shelter

Seventy residents and staff of a homeless shelter in San Francisco have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Mayor London Breed announced Friday.

“We were prepared for this, and we are managing this situation,” Breed said.

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A man sleeps in front of his tent along Van Ness Avenue in downtown San Francisco, California on June, 27, 2016. (Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)

Shooting at party in Bakersfield sends 6 people to the hospital

A shooting broke out at a party in central California, sending six people to the hospital on Saturday and launching a search for four suspects, authorities said.

The party, happening amid statewide stay-at-home orders intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, may have gone unnoticed until frantic witnesses called 911 shortly after midnight from an apartment complex in Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff’s Lt. Cesa Ollague said.

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Lights and sirens are seen atop a patrol vehicle in this file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

Coronavirus doesn’t delay property taxes in California

The coronavirus has delayed income taxes, mortgage payments and evictions in California. But not property taxes.

Friday was the deadline to pay those taxes without incurring a hefty penalty and Gov. Gavin Newsom let the date pass without taking any action. Business groups had urged Newsom to use his executive authority to delay the deadline or at least waive all penalties for late payments.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a a news conference in Oakland on Jan. 16, 2020. (Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

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