Like many things that rely on social interaction and being in the same place as others to be fulfilling, religious and faith communities across the world have had to get creative during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was no secret that deep cuts were likely coming when California Gov. Gavin Newsom released his revised state budget last week, and when they did, it was the state’s education system that was on the chopping block to the tune of $6.5 billion (a 10 percent decrease) in cuts to the state’s K-12 funding formula in an effort to help cover the $54.3 billion shortfall in the overall budget.
While public university community college systems have announced that their campuses will remain closed this fall, a handful of small, private universities in Southern California say they're making plans to welcome back students to campus.
Cities in Southern California are looking for new ways to expand outdoor seating options for local restaurants once dining in becomes an option again, with social distancing protocols in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus.