3 Inland residents accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 unemployment benefits

Three Inland Empire women have been charged with crimes after federal authorities say they each fraudulently obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 unemployment benefits, including money obtained in the names of ineligible prison inmates. Sequoia Edwards, 35, of Moreno Valley; Mireya Ramos, 42, of Colton; and Paris Thomas, 33, of San Bernardino, were […]

California’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 60,000 even as conditions improve

SAN FRANCISCO —  The COVID-19 death toll in California has exceeded 60,000, an alarming statistic that comes even as conditions in the state continue to improve. The state’s toll represents 10.7% of COVID-19 deaths nationwide. California is home to about 12% of Americans. Although California’s death toll was lower per capita than in the other most populous […]