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California protesters push to reopen; governor urges caution

Sacramento Capitol
Posted at 6:35 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 21:35:48-04

Hundreds of protesters lobbying to ease Gov. Gavin Newsom’s tight stay-at-home orders rallied around the California Capitol as Newsom outlined how he has approved some counties’ gradual relaxing of some restrictions aimed at slowing spread of the coronavirus.

Newsom on Monday said he approved a plan by Ventura County to reopen golf courses and parks. That prompted the top health official in neighboring Los Angeles County to implore residents not to flood those locations as warmer temperatures arrive this week.

Newsom said he'll give more details about a plan to relax rules throughout the state on Wednesday.