Pasadena to Require City Employees to be Vaccinated for COVID-19
As coronavirus cases continue to soar across Los Angeles County, and the rest of the state, more employers are poised to require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Pasadena is about to become the first city in Southern California to demand that all of its municipal employees do so.
Guest: Steven Mermell, Pasadena City Manager
Millions Have Issues with Digital Vaccine Record
Last month, California unveiled an online portal that would allow residents to gain access to a digital vaccine verification record. But millions who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 have had issues getting all their information included in their digital record.
Guest: Darion Afshar-Gomez, business intelligence analyst with the San Jose Sharks
Lawsuits Filed Over Recall Election
Lawsuits aimed at decisions Secretary of State Shirley Weber has made regarding the September recall election will be heard Wednesday in Sacramento. The cases involve two high profile Republicans running to replace Gavin Newsom as governor.
Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED
Former Federal Prosecutor Hired to Investigate Unemployment Fraud
State officials say California is beefing up oversight on investigations into unemployment insurance fraud, which has cost the state at least $11 billion. A former federal prosecutor has been hired as special counsel to assist in the investigation.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, The California Report
San Francisco Bar Owners Consider Requiring Proof of Vaccination
A group representing hundreds of bar owners in San Francisco is considering whether to require that customers be vaccinated for COVID-19 before entering their businesses. It would not be a requirement that all members of the group follow this guidance, even though the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance may issue a statement recommending it.
Guest: Ben Bleiman, Founder of the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance