California enters July 4 weekend with many beaches closed
Last updated 7/3/2020 at 1:57pm
JOHN ANTCZAK and JOCELYN GECKER
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway coronavirus infections.
A few surfers were in the water off Los Angeles' famed Venice Beach and a few dozen people strolled the boardwalk or shoreline, but the normal Independence Day throngs were missing from the long expanse of sparkling sand.
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