Tourism in Southern California Expects Big Hit
The coronavirus has brought the travel and hospitality industries to a standstill. People aren’t flying, hotels are empty, and bars and restaurants are barely getting by with takeout service. A forecast commissioned by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board expects the city to lose billions of dollars and millions of visitors.
Reporter: Matt Guilhem, KCRW
Small and Medium Cities Looking at Vast Budget Deficits
Just six cities in the state expect to get a cut of a $150 billion in federal help from the CARES Act, which only applies to cities with at least half a million people qualify. What about the rest?
Guest: Ben Christopher, CalMatters
Sheriffs in Far Northern Reaches of State Want More Flexible Shutdown Rules
Sheriffs in Northern California are pushing back against some aspects of Governor Gavin Newsom’s shelter in place orders. They argue the rules should be different for their counties, because cases of COVID-19 there make up a small portion of the state’s total.
Reporter: Kate Wolffe, KQED
Tesla CEO Threatens to Move Away Bay Area Over Shutdown Order
Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a busy weekend on Twitter. Upset at the Bay Area’s extension of stay-at-home orders that have kept Tesla’s facilities closed, Musk said he’d immediately move the electric car-maker’s Palo Alto headquarters out of the state. He said Tesla’s plant in Fremont could be next.
Guest: Dana Hull, Bloomberg News
How Mail-In Voting Will Work for Sutter County
Governor Newsom signed an executive order last week to ensure that all registered voters in California receive a mail-in ballot for the November election. In Sutter County election officials say it’s a matter of voter safety, but also safety for poll workers.
Reporter: Ashlea Brown