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Farmers Fed Up With People Trespassing For Sunflower Selfies

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DIXON (CBS13) — Sunflower blooms can make the perfect picture and Solano County has become a destination for some photographers trying to capture the right shot.

Solano County farmer Spencer Bei farms 1,000 acres of sunflowers and around this time every year, his fields are busy with photographers and selfie seekers. He says cars are causing problems and each year it gets worse.

“The next thing you know they are in the canal or the ditch and the tow truck comes out,” Bei said.

Bei worries about liability issues when sunflower selfie seekers and photographers go onto his land for full-blown photoshoots and picnics. He is more worried this year with the COVID-19 crisis because nobody is wearing masks or social distancing. Not to mention, they leave behind trash and take what is not theirs.

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UC Davis disease expert: Health care system getting better at treating COVID-19

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DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) — Cases of COVID-19 are once again on the rise in California.

State officials reported Monday that 5,790 patients were sent to the hospital with COVID-19 and more than 1,700 were admitted to intensive care.

Those numbers are considerably greater than two weeks ago, on June 20, when California reported about 3,600 COVID-19 hospitalizations and more than 1,100 ICU admissions.

But despite soaring infections, there appears to be a glimmer of hope. Data shows the virus is killing fewer people than at the height of the pandemic.

The state reported 18 new COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday and six more Monday, marking the lowest single-day totals since March.

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Combating Coronavirus Cabin Fever, New RV Buyers Are Ready to Roam

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VACAVILLE (KPIX) — Kwai Kong is getting familiar with the RV he just purchased.

“This feels like a home,” Kong said.

Kong and his family are ready to roll as counties release the brakes on stay-at-home orders.

“It’s kind of like a cabin fever,” Kong said. “So we’re just doing it safely.”

They’re not the only ones. At Camping World, sales associate Robert Smith said COVID-19 is generating another kind of surge.

“Sales are through the roof right now,” Smith said.

RV sales have doubled from this time last year. The Vacaville store lot is normally full, with more than 200 RVs but, these days, it’s half empty. Camping World has sold about 40 RVs each week over the past three months.

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Gov. Newsom: COVID-19 Monitoring List Grows To 23 Counties Including Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Monterey

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SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined some of California’s efforts at COVID-19 enforcement over the holiday weekend as new coronavirus cases continued to skyrocket with 23 counties being monitored by health officials.

Despite the fact that Californians by and large heeded warnings to stay away from beaches and other public spaces during the holiday weekend, numbers indicated that coronavirus infections and hospitalizations were still climbing at an alarming rate.

Gov. Newsom opened his Monday update by noting that 23 counties across the state were now on the monitor watch list. New additions to the list included Colusa, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey and San Diego counties.

The governor noted that Contra Costa County had managed to drop off the monitor list during the weekend, but has since been re-added. Solano County remains on the list, while Santa Clara County has dropped off.

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Fairfield first responders reunite with baby they saved in April

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In April, an 8-week-old baby was unresponsive and not breathing when Fairfield Police, Fairfield Fire and Medic Ambulance crews provided lifesaving aid.

On Friday, many of the first responders were reunited with the child, who reportedly has had a full recovery.

Back in early April, Officer Jerriod Mack was the first to arrive on scene and began CPR on the infant, Jordynn. Paramedics with Fairfield Fire and a Medic Ambulance crew took over her care upon their arrival and subsequently rushed her to a hospital.

On Friday, Jordynn’s family brought the baby to meet her rescuers.

“As you can see she brings a smile to our faces,.” wrote Fairfield police officials in a Facebook post.

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Gov. Newsom warns Californians to follow new health orders ahead of Fourth of July

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A day after announcing new mandatory closures in 19 California counties where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the complex issue of enforcing new rules.

The state is launching a massive PSA campaign in an attempt to convince Californians to wear masks. If they don’t, Newsom said counties should feel empowered to swap the carrot for the stick.

“If 40 million people want to turn their back on civil society and abuse the rules, laws and regulations on a consistent basis, then society begins to erode,” he said. “If you’re not seeing behavioral changes then we think citations are appropriate where there’s abuse.”

He added there’s a financial incentive for counties to enforce health orders: The new budget has $2.5 billion in local funding contingent on enforcing orders that county health officers have issued.

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Photo: Sunflowers sprouting in Solano County

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A group of women pose for a picture Wednesday while standing in a field of sunflowers in rural Dixon. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents that entering privately-owned land without consent can be deemed trespassing and that walking among the rows of flowers can permanently damage valuable crops. This image was made with a telephoto lens from a public road.

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Fireworks legal, available in Dixon for July 4

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While Fourth of July fireworks celebrations have been canceled across Solano, that doesn’t mean you can’t light up the night on your own.

At least, in Dixon, Suisun City or Rio Vista, where you can legally buy and set off safe and sane fireworks.

In Vacaville, Fairfield, Vallejo, Benicia and rural Solano, where fireworks are banned, you’re relegated to virtual festivities or visiting loved ones in Dixon, Suisun City and Rio Vista.

On Tuesday, sales were brisk at the TNT booth off Stratford Avenue near the Safeway in Dixon.

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Protect pets from frightening Fourth of July experience

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FAIRFIELD — The Fourth of July, as nearly all Solano County residents have again become aware of in recent days, is not a one-day celebration when it comes to fireworks.

The pops and bangs and whistles have been delighting children and children-at-heart for more than a week.

That can be an annoyance to many neighbors, frightening for those concerned about fires and terrifying for animals who are sensitive to loud noises, flashing lights and even strong smells.

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Experts recommend safe social contact with elderly loved ones during pandemic

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DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) – With COVID-19 cases rising in the Sacramento region, experts are once again warning the public to protect older friends and relatives who are more vulnerable to complications from the disease.

For a lot of people, social distancing during a pandemic is a tricky road to navigate.

People want to stay away from elderly friends and relatives to prevent exposure to COVID-19 yet they don’t want them to feel lonely and isolated.

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