SAN DIEGO, CA — As the weekend winds down, we’ve rounded up all the stories you may have missed on Saturday and Sunday to prepare you for Monday.
But before we dive into the major Southern California stories, Golden State residents should know that the state legislature is weighing a bill that would upend the workweek of hundreds of thousands of workers.
AB 2932 would do away with the traditional 40-hour work week and reduce it to 32 hours for companies with more than 500 employees. The working week would probably increase to four eight-hour days. Employees working more than four days should be paid overtime.
The legislation, drafted by Assembly Members Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Evan Low (D-San Jose), is similar to a federal bill introduced by Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside). Takano is working to change the Fair Labor Standards Act.
“After a nearly two-year pandemic that has forced millions of people to explore remote work options, it’s safe to say that we can’t – and shouldn’t – just go back to normal, because normal didn’t work,” Takano wrote in a statement late last year. “People were spending more time at work, less time with loved ones, their health and wellbeing was deteriorating, and all the while their wages were stagnating.”
Learn more about the bill here.
From a tree cutter found dead hanging from a tree to a convicted carjacker who wandered away from a re-entry center, here are some of the stories you may have missed over the weekend.
CA Bill Proposes 32-Hour Workweek: What You Need to Know
California could become the first state to cut its workweek from 40 to 32 hours for a large portion of workers.
Tree cutter found dead hanging 50ft in Los Angeles
A tree cutter was found hanging from a tree near Studio City for an unknown length of time.
Convicted carjacker walks away from re-entry facility in Los Angeles
Oscar Orozco was sent to the facility on February 1 and was due to be released from prison in February 2023, officials said.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ wins 3 Kids’ Choice Awards
The ceremony took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, hosted by Miranda Cosgrove and four-time Super Bowl winner Rob Gronkowski.
‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’ Has Big Opening Weekend With $71 Million
The kids’ movie opened with $71 million over the weekend to lead all movies in North America, according to industry estimates.
SoCal grocery workers ratify contract with Stater Bros.
The vote is expected this week on a tentative deal with other stores, including Ralphs and Vons/Pavilions/Albertsons.
1 dead, 3 hospitalized when boat Panga capsizes near OB pier
The three people who were rescued were taken to UC San Diego Medical Center for treatment.
2 killed, 2 injured in Lake Elsinore crash
The two-vehicle crash happened on State Route 74 at Hammack Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Beaumont Felons found with guns and drugs: RSO
Two 18-year-old felons are charged with possession of semi-automatic handguns and illegal narcotics in Beaumont.
Biker killed in crash on Ortega Freeway in San Juan Capistrano
The accident happened on the westbound road at Antonio Parkway, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Cyclist falls off bike and injures himself on hiking trail near Escondido
The woman was taken to Palomar Medical Center with unknown injuries.
Fire damages home in Palm Desert
The fire left one person and five dogs temporarily displaced, authorities said.
LA County preaches COVID vigilance as spring break approaches
The county has seen a daily increase in COVID infections, correlating with the local spread of BA.2.
LASD deputy union files new action in vaccine discipline dispute
The first trial is still awaiting judgment.
Man charged with shooting at his Culver City home
The man, believed to be intoxicated, was arrested for negligently firing a gun for firing at least two shots.
Man killed in Palmdale hit-and-run accident
Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene.
Person found dead inside burning vehicle in Santa Clarita
The vehicle was burning in a ditch on the Golden State Freeway in Santa Clarita.
Hundreds protest COVID vaccination mandates at downtown LA rally
More than 1,000 people gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to protest COVID vaccination mandates.
Cooling Trend Forecast for San Diego County
A cooling trend was forecast Sunday through Tuesday as low pressure deepens over the western United States, the National Weather Service said.
Gas prices drop for 13th straight day in Los Angeles County
The average price has fallen 19.9 cents over the past 13 days, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.
Gas prices drop for 12th straight day in Riverside County
The average price has fallen 17.8 cents over the past 12 days, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.
Gas prices drop for 12th straight day in San Diego County
The average price has fallen 19.6 cents over the past 12 days, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.
Slight drop in COVID hospitalizations reported in Los Angeles County
The number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals fell slightly, dropping by five people to 262.
COVID hospitalizations hold steady in Orange County
The last time the county’s COVID hospitalizations were this low was in early July 2021, before the Delta variant fueled last summer’s surge.
COVID hospitalizations drop to 37 in Riverside County
The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus in Riverside County has fallen to 37, the lowest total since last June.
COVID-19 hospitalizations hold steady in San Diego County
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in San Diego County fell by five to 111, according to the latest state data.
1 killed, another injured in possible gang-related attack in Orange County
A boy was fatally stabbed in Orange County, while another boy was injured, authorities said.
LAX Clears “Suspicious Item” Alert at Terminal 4
Passengers have been urged to check their flight status for possible travel delays after airport police evacuated a terminal.
Two women charged with running a brothel in Riverside County
Deputies seized $14,000 in cash from two women accused of running a La Quinta brothel, sheriff’s officials said.
Ultralight plane crashes into runway at California skydiving facility
An ultralight plane crashed on the runway at Skydive San Diego with only the pilot, a 73-year-old man, on board.
San Diego man killed in road accident while changing tire identified
A 22-year-old man who died in a traffic accident while trying to change a flat tire on his car along a South Bay highway has been identified.
Man detained on suspicion of attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and slashing her neck with a kitchen knife.
Police shoot burglary suspect taking hostages in San Diego
A suspect who allegedly took a man and a woman hostage in a Tierrasanta neighborhood while he sexually assaulted the woman has been shot dead by cops.
3 ID’d In East LA Car Crash
Coroner officials released the names of the three people who were killed after a car crashed into a tree and caught fire.
Chris Rock Especially Avoids “The Slap” During Indio Show
Comedian Chris Rock kept Will Smith’s name out of his mouth during a stand-up show at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
This article originally appeared on the San Diego Patch