Tess Sheets, Redlands Daily Facts

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Redlands Daily Facts

Redondo Beach, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Tess:

OC oil spill: Pipeline drag could have been months ago, not sure when split happened, federal investigators said

During a routine inspection in October 2020, the pipe was still intact and in its proper place, but at some point since then was dragged out of place by a ship’s anchor and likely later the 1… → Read More

Planning a Southern California beach trip? These beaches are closed by the oil spill

In Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, closures and advisories have been issued to deter people from coming in contact with potential contaminated water. → Read More

City of Hope adds seven clinics with acquisition of cancer-focused medical group

City of Hope leaders consider the acquisition of Pacific Shores Medical Group a joining of forces, and believe the union will provide more ways for cancer patients in Los Angeles and Orange countie… → Read More

MemoricalCare to require coronavirus vaccinations for all workers

The MemorialCare healthcare system in Orange and Los Angeles counties will require all of its workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of next month, citing an “alarming&#… → Read More

MemoricalCare to require coronavirus vaccinations for all workers

The MemorialCare healthcare system in Orange and Los Angeles counties will require all of its workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of next month, citing an “alarming&#… → Read More

Clean California initiative would direct $1.5 billion toward cleaning roadways, education campaign

Litter bugs have been busy and after the pandemic eliminated a lot of the help available to keep roads clean, state officials are looking for a funding boost to hire more crews to remove trash and … → Read More

15-year-old graduates from UC Irvine, eyes medical school

Kylie Munson, 15, walked the stage at UC Irvine last week, clad in cap and gown to collect her undergraduate diploma. The Santa Clarita native studied biological sciences, and sees more education i… → Read More

$40 million donation to Cal State Fullerton from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced

In its largest donation received to date, Cal State Fullerton announced today a $40 million “unrestricted” gift from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. → Read More

UC system to contribute its COVID-19 hospital data to national research effort

A $500,000 grant will be split among the five UC health campuses – UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco and UCLA – to prepare the data, including removing any personal information.… → Read More

Activists call for Orlando police, Orange County sheriff to halt ‘proactive policing’

A new effort of local activists — the Resistance City Coalition — plans to seek an end to proactive policing, which critics argue leads to the overly aggressive enforcement of low-level crimes in minority communities. → Read More

Orlando Police ban no-knock raids, but other Central Florida agencies still allow them

The Orlando Police Department is revising its policies to prohibit unannounced raids, but other major agencies in Central Florida still allow officers to force their way into private properties without identifying themselves under certain circumstances. → Read More

Man found fatally shot in car in west Orlando

A 41-year-old man was found fatally shot in his car Thursday just west of downtown Orlando, an Orlando Police Department spokeswoman said. → Read More

At Florida prisons without AC, masks add discomfort to ‘unbearably hot’ summer

Blistering heat in Florida’s state prisons — some of which lack air conditioning in living spaces — is always concern for family members and advocates during the summer months, but this year it’s compounded by a recent mandate that all inmates wear masks most of the day as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. → Read More

2nd detention deputy dies amid COVID-19 outbreak at Lake County jail

A veteran Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputy died early Thursday after battling the new coronavirus — the second deputy assigned to the county jail to fall fatally ill after testing positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Pair arrested in weekend shooting in west Orlando

Two people are facing attempted murder charges, accused of shooting a person several times on Saturday in west Orlando, police said. → Read More

Member says Orlando citizen board lacks ‘teeth’ to enforce police accountability

Amid nationwide demands for greater community oversight of police agencies, members of the citizen board tasked with oversight of the Orlando Police Department on Wednesday lamented their lack of authority to enforce accountability. → Read More

Pair arrested in fatal shooting in Fairview Shores

Two teens were arrested Friday on murder charges, accused of killing a 26-year-old man this week in the Fairview Shores area. → Read More

Orlando officer cleared in shooting despite policy against firing into moving cars

Officer Alex Chase didn’t violate agency policy when he shot a man who was fleeing from police in a stolen car outside a shopping plaza in 2018, an Orlando Police Department internal investigation found. → Read More

Central Florida police forces whiter than communities they serve

Despite initiatives undertaken by local law enforcement agencies to increase diversity, the largest police forces in Central Florida are still whiter than the communities they serve — by a wide margin, in some cases. → Read More

28 Orlando firefighters test positive for COVID-19 — 87 quarantined

More than two dozen Orlando Fire Department firefighters tested positive this week for COVID-19, a spokeswoman for the agency said Friday. In total, 87 firefighters are under a mandatory 14-day quarantine, many “out of an abundance of caution,” and 28 have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, OFD spokeswoman Ashley Papagni said in an email. → Read More