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The Nooner for Monday, June 1, 2020, presented by SYASL Partners

Happy Monday! Or something like that. The coffee and donuts in the office today truly suck.

As you likely know, the last couple of days have sucked in SacTown. State workers were told not to come in today, only a week after returning (for those who can't telework). As I write, I still hear helicopters above. I am fine here, a mile from the Capitol in a residential neighborhood. Nevertheless, I am worrying about several small businesses including restaurants in the Capitol corridor. Los Angeles superior courts were also closed today.

It has been a catastrophe -- economic, public health, and now public safety. Tonight, there will be a curfew in Sacramento, although the time won't be settled on until this afternoon, reportedly either 7 or 8.

Here's the Bee's blog on the Capitol area's developments. Let's hope tonight is quieter.

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