California urges people to vacation in state, boost tourism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California tourism leaders are urging residents to spend their pent-up travel dollars exploring their home state, as coronavirus case numbers stay low and the industry reels from a 55% decline in revenue.

The state of nearly 40 million people has been among the most conservative in the U.S. with tight restrictions in place to curb the pandemic.

Now, California has the lowest infection rate in the country and on Tuesday, Los Angeles and San Francisco received permission from the state to reopen bars, restaurants, museums, and businesses more broadly.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who faces

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Texas’ challenge to California travel ban tossed by U.S. Supreme Court

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California woman reported missing while on vacation in Miami

An Arizona woman is pleading for the public’s help after her daughter, a 23-year-old California mother of two, disappeared last month while vacationing in Miami.

Darnella Melancon, of Yuma, recently traveled to Florida to help search for her daughter Angela Morrisey, a Sacramento woman and citizen of the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, Indian Country Today reported.

Morrisey was in Miami with her boyfriend, who told police he last saw her March 28. The two were waiting for a boat tour at the downtown Bayside Marketplace when she headed to the restroom and never returned, investigators said.

The next night,

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California mom-of-two, 23, vanishes during Miami vacation ‘after going to use bathroom’

A young mother-of-two from California has been missing for more than two weeks after vanishing while on a trip to Miami with her boyfriend, and her family are pleading for the public’s help in finding her.   

Angela Morrisey, 23, a Native American woman from the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe living in Sacramento, was vacationing in Florida with her boyfriend, Amir El-Badry, who told police he last saw her on March 28, a day before he planned to propose marriage to her. 

The two were waiting for a boat tour at the downtown Bayside Marketplace when she headed to the

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California, CDC make big changes to travel restrictions. Here’s what’s changed for travelers.

It was a big day for Californians who’ve been optimistically looking forward to spring and summer travel. Nearly four months after the state’s post-holiday coronavirus surge, the California Department of Public Health lifted its 120-mile travel advisory on April 1st. Then, on April 2nd, the national Centers for Disease Control updated its travel guidelines, loosening rules that required quarantining and a Covid-19 test before flying.

While the guidance from the two agencies remains cautious and, in places, even contradictory, the overall message is that the benefits of relaxing travel restrictions — including encouraging more people to get … read more

California scrambles as maskless crowds flood vacation hotspots | California

Authorities across southern California are scrambling to contain large holiday crowds on beaches, boardwalks, and piers this weekend, anxious about a possible new surge in Covid-19 cases.

But they face a restive public eager to party in the sun after more than a year of lockdowns, and appear to have few tools at their disposal to enforce mask-wearing and social distancing.

Images of hundreds of largely maskless people crammed on to the Santa Monica pier or huddled around street performers on the Venice boardwalk over the past few days have raised concerns that spring break in the Golden state could

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