LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even as coronavirus cases have risen across California, hundreds of people gathered at the beach in Orange County for a religious event.
The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that several hundred people met in Huntington Beach Friday for a weekly worship event.
Organizers provided hand sanitizer and masks, but many participants didn't wear them.
Police cited an organizer over allegedly promoting the event without a permit.
California has been struggling with a rise in virus cases, and Gov. Gavin Newsom recently barred churches in much of the state from holding services indoors.