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Surf's Down In California: Governor Set To Close Beaches

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom intends to close all California beaches and state parks starting Friday in the wake of a weekend that saw a crush of people at open seashores.

The head of the California Police Chiefs Association sent a bulletin to members on Wednesday, saying the governor plans to announce the order on Thursday.

A message to the governor's office seeking comment wasn't immediately returned.

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The order comes as some communities reopened their beaches and pressure builds to cautiously begin easing stay-at-home restrictions that have throttled the state's economy and kept millions at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.