JOHN ANTCZAK and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press 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. "This is going to be a different summer and this is going to be a different July Fourth celebration for all of us," Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer warned this week as the dramatic reversal of California's early success against
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