Gavin Newsom's order of a temporary “hard close'' of beaches in Orange County, where crowds gathered on the sand during last weekend's heat wave despite social-distancing mandates due to the coronavirus outbreak. Huntington Beach mayor says California governor's decision to close her city's beaches was not based on data May 4, 2020, 4:56 PM Lyn Semeta joins Martha MacCallum on 'The Story' to explain her decision to file a challenge against Gov. Huntington Beach City Attorney Michael Gates said Friday’s ruling suggests the lawsuit succeeded in getting the governor to step back from the full beach closures. Gavin Newsom has ordered beaches in Orange … “The Governor approved legal action against the City of Huntington Beach for willfully refusing to comply with state housing law, even after extensive attempts to offer partnership and support from the California Department of Housing and Community Development,” Gov. Newsom’s press statement said. Huntington Beach has always been conservative, but the governor, masks rules and a new coronavirus curfew have fueled all-out rage. Dana Point and Huntington Beach have decided to seek temporary restraining orders as they resist Gov. A Huntington Beach lifeguard rolls by people on the sand on the south side of the Huntington Beach pier after California governor Gavin Newsom … Opinion Commentary: … Huntington Beach mayor says California governor's decision to close her city's beaches was not based on data. California governor blasts beachgoers who fled to shore over the weekend ... Newsom called out those who flocked to Huntington Beach and Newport Beach in … California Governor Gavin Newsom has taken the fight against the coronavirus to a place nearly sacred in his state -- the beach. A large crowd gathered Friday in Huntington Beach, California, to protest the governor's order to close all beaches in Orange County to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Newport, Huntington Beach Challenge Governor Newsom’s Order Closing Orange County Beaches. By Cristina Laila Published May 1, 2020 at 1:02pm Share on Facebook (495) Tweet Share Email Print. Gavin Newsom. “We're guided by health. Gavin … Beach goers converge under a pier Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Huntington Beach, Calif. California Gov.