...The California Department of Health reported that the positive test rate for Orange County has been 4% in the last 14 days out of 56,787 tests....
The Golden State is less exceptional and more like the rest of America than many would prefer to believe.
New York Times (Opinion); By Miriam Pawel
…California, the novelist Wallace Stegner wrote, is like the rest of America, only more so. That truism has played out in recent days in scenes of triumph, anguish and incongruity, a mirror of the country seen through a distinctly California lens.
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“This is indeed where the future will be made,” [Stegner] wrote, with all “the noise, smog, greed, energy, frequent wrongheadedness and occasional greatness of spirit that are so American and so quintessentially Californian.”
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Alaysia Lyons, 19, ended her first-ever protest in tears, arrested by the Los Angeles police. Days later, she addressed more than 1,000 young people at a campus rally: “Me as a little girl would never expect this many people to come out. But you’re standing up for what you believe in, and I thank all of you.”
In Oakland, another 19-year-old, Xavier Brown, home after his first year at college, used social media to organize a march that drew 15,000 people. He said, “We are disrupting the peace with our words.”
The future of California’s exceptionalism is in their hands.