Rural NorCal Sheriffs Want Flexible Shutdown Rules

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park, in Humboldt County. California's state park system has a backlog of repairs projected to cost more than $1 billion. (Rene Rivers/Flickr)

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

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