Drop in COVID Cases in the Bay Area Allows More Businesses to Reopen
Top state health officials say new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to drop. in Northern California, risk in San Francisco and Napa counties is only considered “substantial” which means schools and some businesses can open sooner.
Central Valley Schools Use Day Camp Loophole to Reopen
Most counties in the Central Valley have been on the state’s COVID-19 watch list for months. For counties where the virus is deemed widespread, schools are not allowed to reopen for in-person lessons, but some schools in Tulare county are partially reopening as day camps.
Reporter: Laura Tsutsui, Valley Public Radio
To Reopen, Schools Need Better Ventilation Infrastructure
A growing number of schools across the state are moving to reopen in-person classes. One piece of the safety equation is improving ventilation systems inside older school buildings. A bill that would help that happen is now on Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk.
Reporter: Laura Klivans, KQED
Jerry Brown Throws His Weight Behind Criminal Justice Reform
Former Governor Jerry Brown is putting a million dollars into defeating a November ballot measure, backed by police, that would reverse some of the criminal justice reforms he championed in office.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos, KQED
Velvet Bandit Brightens Streets With Vibrant Illustrations of Our Current Moment
A prolific Northern California street artist has been going out at night and plastering her vibrant illustrations from the Bay Area to Mendocino county. Her work speaks to the moment we are in, from commentary on life in a pandemic to the death of George Floyd.
Guest: Gabe Meline, KQED
Local Dairies on the Brink as Restaurant Orders Plummet
The coronavirus has devastated businesses. Some temporarily, others for good. When a business gets slammed, so do its workers and suppliers. In Sonoma county small dairy producers are struggling with diminished demand from restaurants.
Reporter: Stephanie O’Neill