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Republican Cox: ‘It’s time for a recent begin’
Republican John Cox formally opened his marketing campaign for California governor Monday with a TV advert depicting his main GOP rival as a political twin of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and promising to work for decrease housing prices and new jobs.
“I’m a businessman, not a politician,” Cox says within the advert, wanting straight into the digicam. “It’s time for a recent begin.”
Cox might be a candidate within the proposed recall election that threatens to oust Newsom this yr, if it qualifies for the poll, or will run in opposition to Newsom when he’s anticipated to hunt a second time period in 2022. Cox filed paperwork with the state final week to determine a committee to boost cash.
Cox’s most important goal within the advert is former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, a Republican who entered the race final week. The advert faults Faulconer for San Diego’s choice to enter right into a $127 million lease-to-own deal for workplace house that later turned out to be primarily unusable due to issues with asbestos, plumbing, elevators, hearth alarms and different programs.
The advert pairs an outline of San Diego’s soured actual property take care of a reference to Newsom’s choice in the course of the coronavirus pandemic to dine out with associates and lobbyists at an opulent Napa Valley restaurant, after telling residents to remain dwelling and keep away from social gatherings.
“Had sufficient of this?” Cox asks, suggesting his two rivals share a typical bond in unhealthy judgment and incompetence.
Disney California Journey Park to reopen in March for outside eating
Disney California Journey Park is ready for a restricted reopening mid-March for a “limited-time ticketed expertise” of out of doors eating, the corporate mentioned Monday. The park itself, nevertheless, doesn’t have an official reopening date, and points of interest is not going to be operational throughout this expertise.
The restricted reopening signifies that 1,000 Disneyland Resort solid members will return to work after nearly a yr because the park shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.
California Assemblywomen Sharon Quirk Silva, D-Buena Park, and Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, launched a bipartisan invoice aimed toward hastening the reopening of Disneyland, which has been shuttered since March, and different California theme parks.
The invoice proposes to maneuver bigger theme parks, together with Disneyland, to California’s orange tier, which is likely one of the benchmark ranges for reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
L.A. vaccination websites solely giving out second doses this week
Starting Tuesday and lasting at the very least by the top of the week, COVID vaccination websites in Los Angeles County will solely be giving out second doses because of an excessive scarcity.
Based on CBSLA, the L.A. County Public Well being Division introduced Saturday that “because of quick provide of vaccines from the state,” all county tremendous websites will solely be administering COVID-19 doses to those that have already obtained their first dose. Proof of getting obtained the primary dose might be required.
In the meantime, a consultant from the Metropolis of Pasadena, which has its personal well being division separate from Los Angeles, mentioned it would give out solely second doses for at the very least the following two weeks.
Based on the report, by Sunday greater than 1.155 million doses have been administered in L.A. County, and 4.65 million have been administered throughout California.
L.A. County is at the moment proscribing vaccines to healthcare staff, nursing dwelling residents and other people over the age of 65.
Some coronavirus sufferers face coronary heart, lung or neurological issues
The Orange County Register studies that an estimated 10% of people that battle COVID-19 might endure long-term issues that may have an effect on any organ system.
Labeled “long-haulers,” these individuals proceed to expertise well being issues after believing they’ve kicked COVID-19. Specialists do not know why sure individuals endure from persevering with neurological, coronary heart, lung or different issues. As well as, the illness’s preliminary signs — muscle weak spot, complications, nausea — typically don’t go away for long-haulers and will persist for months.
“COVID-19 is a illness of extremes,” mentioned Dr. Judith Currier, chief of UCLA’s Division of Infectious Illnesses within the Division of Medication. “Some individuals could be asymptomatic and a few individuals could be on a ventilator. There’s a full spectrum of outcomes. Most individuals do get well fully, however there are individuals who have lingering indicators and signs.”
Specialists consider it would take many years to totally perceive the long-term issues of COVID-19.
Go to Santa Maria Valley, earn 100 bucks
The Metropolis of Santa Maria Valley is so keen so that you can go to that it’s going to pay you $100 if you happen to come and keep in the course of the pandemic.
Situated lower than two hours north of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria Valley gives mountain climbing, chicken watching, seashores, wineries, household actions and extra. And the Chamber of Commerce is providing guests who spend at the very least two nights at a metropolis lodge a $100 Visa present card in a advertising and marketing initiative aimed toward boosting the native lodge business, studies the Santa Maria Instances.
For the reason that state recommends limiting journey to inside 120 miles, the chamber has been promoting primarily to areas inside that distance, similar to Bakersfield.
To obtain their present card, guests should present the chamber with affirmation of their two-night reserving at an area lodge, and so they should truly present up for his or her reservation. The provide went into impact Thursday and lasts by March 31.
San Francisco named healthiest metropolis within the U.S.
The Metropolis by the Bay was awarded the No. 1 spot on WalletHub’s listing of the healthiest cities in the US, an inventory launched Monday.
The Sacramento Bee studies that WalletHub, a private finance web site based mostly in Washington, D.C., “assessed the 150 most populous cities within the nation — together with at the very least two of probably the most populous in every state — on 44 components throughout 4 classes: well being care, meals, health and inexperienced house.”
San Francisco scored excessive in each the inexperienced house and meals classes. The meals class examines the variety of wholesome eating places per capita, whereas the inexperienced house class considers entry to bodily exercise and recreation in addition to a metropolis’s biking and strolling scene.
Different Golden State cities to make the listing, together with their rankings, had been San Diego at No. 4, Irvine at No. 8, Huntington Seaside at No. 13, Fremont at No. 14, San Jose at No. 21, Santa Rosa at No. 23, Los Angeles at No. 29, Glendale at No. 30, Santa Clarita at No. 31, Oakland at No. 33, Sacramento at No. 34, Oceanside at No. 38 and Lengthy Seaside at No. 40.
In California is a roundup of reports from throughout USA Immediately community newsrooms. Additionally contributing: CBSLA, The Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee, Santa Maria Instances. We’ll be again in your inbox tomorrow with the newest headlines.
Because the philanthropy and particular sections editor at The Desert Solar, Winston Gieseke writes about nonprofits, fundraising and individuals who give again within the Coachella Valley. Attain him at firstname.lastname@example.org.