Nevada Lawmakers Pass Bill Approving Mail Ballots for All Eligible Voters, With Governor’s Approval Expected — TIME

(CARSON CITY, Nev.) — Nevada state lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add the state to a growing list of U.S. states that will mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bill now heads to Gov. Steve Sisolak…

Nevada Lawmakers Pass Bill Approving Mail Ballots for All Eligible Voters, With Governor’s Approval Expected — TIME
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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s mother, Gabriella O’Donnell, dies at age 61 from coronavirus — Orange County Register

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s mother has died due to coronavirus complications, he announced Monday, July 27. His mother, Gabriella O’Donnell, was 61 years old. She died Sunday. Two weeks ago, Garcia announced that both his mother and his stepfather had contracted the virus and were on ventilators at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center…

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s mother, Gabriella O’Donnell, dies at age 61 from coronavirus — Orange County Register

Martinez, California pair charged with hate crime for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural — FOX 5 San Diego

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KRON) – Two Northern California residents have been charged with a hate crime for defacing a Black Lives Matter mural on July 4, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office. Forty-two-year-old Nicole Anderson and 53-year-old David Nelson face charges including violating civil rights, vandalism under $400 and possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti.…

Calif. pair charged with hate crime for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural — FOX 5 San Diego

#Beluga whale sighted off San Diego — Orange County Register

Marine mammal experts and federal officials are stumped by what’s believed to be the first-ever West Coast sighting of a beluga whale off San Diego. Typically, beluga whales are found at the North Pole and along Russia’s northern coast – some 8,000 miles away from the Southern California coast…

Beluga whale sighted off San Diego even has the U.S. Coast Guard looking for it — Orange County Register

Mission San Juan Capistrano, neighboring church relocate statues of Junipero Serra — Orange County Register

Two statues of Junipero Serra in San Juan Capistrano have been moved in recent days to ensure their protection. Mission San Juan Capistrano has moved its statue from the mission’s front courtyard to inside its Sala building, staff said in a Facebook post on Wednesday, June 24. Read more:

Mission San Juan Capistrano, neighboring church relocate statues of Junipero Serra — Orange County Register

Surge in virus cases could wipe out 2 months of progress — Las Vegas Review-Journal

American hospital officials and health experts are warning that politicians focusing on the economy and a public tired of being cooped up are letting a deadly medical disaster spiral to new heights.

Surge in virus cases could wipe out 2 months of progress — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Steve Martin Performs ‘Office Supplies’ With Orchestra — Variety

As a banjo player and as a comedian, Steve Martin has had deep meaningful relationships with many classical orchestras around the country. Most particularly, Martin and the hallowed Philadelphia Orchestra have had particularly tight ties. In 2018, Martin headlined the orchestra’s 161st Academy Ball with conductor/music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin as cohost…

Steve Martin Performs ‘Office Supplies’ With Orchestra in Remote But Rousing Video (Watch) — Variety

Judge Rejects Trump’s Effort To Stop John Bolton’s Book — Deadline

UPDATED, with comment from Trump, Bolton’s attorney, and Simon & Schuster: A federal judge rejected a Justice Department effort to prevent the release of the memoir from Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton…

Judge Rejects Donald Trump Administration Effort To Stop John Bolton’s Book Release — Deadline

Fritz Coleman Retires as KNBC-TV Weatherman After 39 Years — Variety

After 39 years as Los Angeles NBC-owned KNBC/Channel 4’s lead weathercaster, Fritz Coleman is retiring, the station announced Wednesday. “After a year of planning his retirement, Coleman has decided to spend more time with his family, appreciate his good health, and dedicate more time to his comedy,” the station said in a statement…

Fritz Coleman Retires as KNBC-TV Weatherman After 39 Years — Variety