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When the shelter-in-place order due to the coronavirus caused the cancelation of a large party planned in honor of Turlock resident Raul Campusano’s 90th birthday, his daughter Dina Hernandez made it her mission to ensure a celebration would still happen.

In keeping with social distancing mandates, Hernandez hired a mariachi band to serenade her father from his front porch on Monday and then organized a well-wishing car parade of family, friends and church members.

“It was nice the way it worked out. I just think the outpour of people wanting to help was amazing. We live in a nice community,” said Hernandez. “He probably won’t remember the coronavirus quarantine, but he’ll remember his birthday. It was so nice to see him happy and watch him dance to the mariachi music.”

Continue Reading on Turlock Journal

Cell phone data reveals which California counties are not socially distancing

in Around California/technology

Want to know which California counties are evidently not doing a very good job of obeying the statewide shelter-in-place order that has been in effect for over a week now?

The data company Unacast, a firm that collects cell phone location data for private companies, created an interactive map that shows which counties in California and beyond are correctly "socially distancing" by staying at home.

Each county and state is graded on an A-F basis on the "change in average mobility," or the decline in distance traveled since quarantine measures were first put in place.

"To calculate the actual underlying social indexing score we combine tens of millions of anonymous mobile phones and their interactions with each other each day - and then extrapolate the results to the population level," Unacast writes in its methodology.

Continue Reading on San Francisco Gate

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