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  • Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos @ KQED): Dr. Mitchell Katz, head of New York City's public hospitals, on the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, the health system's greatest need, and what is necessary to restart the economy. (2020-04-09)
  • SacTown Talks (Gibran Maciel): State Senator Bill Dodd (2020-04-03)
  • Then There's California (Senate Democratic Caucus): State Senator Bill Dodd and CA Dept. of Health Director (Emeritus), Dr. Karen Smith, MD, discuss the medical, statistical and personal impact of life in California during a pandemic, and how following the advice of health care professionals during this time, can save lives. (2020-04-01)

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  • COVID-19
  • Classifieds

Hey folks! Sorry about last week. My lemon of a MacBook now has three keys popping of whenever I type an I, O, or T. Of course the Apple Store is closed. my backup Bluetooth keyboard that I used year when my R key was coming off doesn't want to work either. The keyboard issue is well-known an Apple is redesigning it. my current MacBook. Is only 14 months old! Anyway, I am typing this Nooner on my iPad, which is very slow. I should have a new Bluetooth keyboard by the end of the week. Everything is backed up And slow.

Of course, as usual, I will extend subscriptions accordingly.

From the scope of problems people are facing right now, it's a minor problem. I'm otherwise doing fine as are my family members, albeit bored and in need of a haircut and shave.

COVID-19: Today marks one month since Governor Newsom issued the stay-at-home order and closed schools. This followed the initial order three days prior in the six Bay Area counties.

Governor Newsom on Friday announced the creation of a task force to look at the major economic issues California faces with the "stay at home order. The task force is chaired by Tom Steyer and include the four living former governors (Brown, Davis, Schwarzenegger, and Wilson), as well as Disney CEO Bob Iger and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Meanwhile, yesterday, the governor provided an update on Project RoomKey,, the effort to house at-risk for COVID-19 homeless residents in hotel rooms to move them out of crowded shelters.

Newsom announced in front of a Campbell Motel 6 that the state has secured 10,974 motel and hotel rooms, as well as 1,133 trailers with FEMA picking up 75% of the cost. Chef Jose Andres"s World Central Kitchen will work with local restaurants to provide three hot meals per day to the resindents.

Protestors also continue rallies to oppose the stay-at-home order. Yesterday, Newsom largely brushed them off, while also calling out cities unwilling to work with the state on Project RoomKey.

Dan Walters writes for CalMatters that Californians are doing a good job following social distancing protocols, but for how long?

BUDGET: The Legislative Analyst's Office is out with a publication on the state budget impact of the shutdown. Basically, we have no idea but the state's healthy reserves allow the state not to panic right away.

LOS ANGELES: The LAT reports that yesterday the county had the highest number of deaths at 81.

Again, thank you for your patience. Please forgive any typos, but I can't do the same spellchecking on the iPad. Further, auto-correct is a royal pain.

We'll get through this.

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