We’re in the middle of it.”. In response to COVID-19, California Gov. An estimated two in three of eligible workers under this new expansion are essential workers – including workers in restaurants, grocery stores and the farm industry. [The New York Times]. But The Los Angeles Times, also on Tuesday, was reporting a fresh outrage: Not only had bogus coronavirus relief claims allegedly been paid to death row inmates, year-old toddlers, a rapper and someone impersonating Senator Dianne Feinstein, among many others, but some $42 million in California claims had gone to fraudsters in out-of-state prisons and jails. Mike Maxcy, the zoo’s curator of birds, says it is too young to completely fledge but old enough to “kind of bounce around and flap its wings and pretend to fly.”. “We’re trying to make the point that you’ve got to balance out the equity of this,” said Steve Crouch, the union’s director of public employees. California Delivers Hard Choices for Essential Workers. Crouch said he submitted the proposal to the California Department of Human Resources March 13. Plus, name that condor chick. Organizers said they were aiming for a new date in March. The complete list of California's essential workers. The state has enacted some of the most far-reaching measures in the country to protect its 40 million residents. Face time for Kamala Harris, confirmation for Xavier Becerra and more. Today we have a dispatch from students at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. Workers supporting restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations, including food “I think it is absolutely the right conversation to have,” said Yvonne Walker, president of SEIU Local 1000, the state’s largest public employee union. One response came from Eric Hodge, a commercial fisherman in Ventura. Figure 5 shows the percent of workers in California employed in front-line essential jobs broken down by immigration status. The City of San Francisco is giving front-line workers who must continue reporting to work an additional eight hours of paid time off for each 40 hours they work, up to 80 hours of additional floating holiday time, under a supplemental emergency proclamation from Mayor London Breed. Since February, before the pandemic hit, unemployment has more than doubled to 9.3 percent. California Today goes live at 6:30 a.m. Pacific time weekdays. Now #LA1720 is a three-foot, 15-pound toddler that feasts daily on regurgitated dead rats and rabbits. Non-Essential Travel [i] 1. someone impersonating Senator Dianne Feinstein. 2. Mr. Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California, added that Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, is “a true hero.” [The Economist], The 2021 Grammy Awards were postponed Tuesday because of concerns about Covid-19 in Los Angeles, where a limited, audience-less show had been scheduled for Jan. 31. The guidance, however, does not state that essential workers must work. But Mr. Newsom also will ask the Legislature to fund a pandemic aid program to help struggling companies with grants of up to $25,000, including museums, galleries and other cultural enterprises, and tax credits to businesses that relocate to or expand in California. Had it been in the wild, it would have been stillborn. California Today is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from U.C. The biggest line item is $1.5 billion to accelerate the state’s shift to clean cars by funding more charging stations and rebates for clean-car buyers. Tell us what you want to see: CAtoday@nytimes.com. The Long Beach, California City Council passed a resolution that would require "hero pay" -- an additional $4 -- for all frontline grocery workers in the city. In California, employees in the cannabis industry are deemed essential. Essential agricultural workers have been at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in Monterey County and across the nation. Aside from extra pay, the union has floated additional days off or temporary housing to help workers avoid spreading the disease to their families. They heard from every link of the nation’s food supply. Nearly a week ago, the House passed The Heroes Act which provides $200 billion in hazard pay funding for essential workers… I won’t spoil the rest of his tale. fiasco,” State Senator Scott Wiener told The San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday, adding that he had received at least 50 complaints in recent days from constituents whose accounts were frozen despite legitimate claims. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Some local governments have already elected to provide an incentive to their front-line workers. The national deal follows the November passage of a ballot measure that exempted gig employers from California’s far-reaching new labor law. Essential Workforce • Workers providing COVID-19 testing; Workers that perform critical clinical research needed for COVID-19 response. The proposal calls for a pay increase of about $13 per hour through the end of the year for “front-line” workers including health and home care workers, first responders and others in public-facing positions. In Los Angeles, the county Board of Supervisors moved Tuesday to consider a $5 hourly “hero pay” bump for supermarket and retail drugstore employees. Convinced that they are immune, many Iraqis take heedless risks. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association did not respond to a request for comment. Governor Newsom Announces More Essential Worker Protections On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that additional protections will soon be in place for essential workers in California, along with expansions of regional and local programs that have shown success in mitigating COVID-19. A company vaccinating Ohio nursing-home residents lets 890 doses go bad. LouAnne Brickhouse/Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, $1.5 billion to accelerate the state’s shift to clean cars, lay off its in-house supermarket delivery drivers. In a more familiar kind of workplace development, the Albertsons supermarket company, which includes Vons and Pavilions, confirmed it would lay off its in-house supermarket delivery drivers and outsource their work to the gig delivery company DoorDash. Similarly, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on March 17 approved an hour of administrative leave for each hour worked by its essential employees for a three-week period, according to an email to employees. Who exactly counts as an essential worker? [The New York Times], Renie Bardeau, the longtime Disneyland photographer whose work included some of the park’s most iconic images — and an estimated 100,000 Mickey Mouse photos — died Monday of complications from Covid-19. A new president takes office: the view from an I.C.U. No individuals in these counties may leave their houses to go to work unless they work at an “essential” business, except to maintain “minimum basic operations.” Most of these orders extend until April 7 or 8. He was 89. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Californian Essential Workers' Stories of COVID-19 . Plus, name that condor chick. [The Fresno Bee], Tanya Roberts, who starred in “That ’70s Show” and, before that, opposite Roger Moore as a Bond girl, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after her publicist prematurely announced her death and then corrected the error. The nominees, chosen by the condor keepers, are “Cali,” “Wallace,” Timoloqin” or “Yurok.” Participants have until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to vote here. [Rolling Stone], A $500,000 donation from “Prov 3:9, LLC ” to the effort to recall Governor Newsom came from an Orange County donor named John Kruger who objects to California’s pandemic restrictions on indoor, in-person worship, the group’s accountant revealed Tuesday. Not long ago, my colleagues in The New York Times’s Food section reached out to essential workers, to see how they were getting through the pandemic. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox. Berkeley. He said CalHR told him this week the department is still reviewing it. Updated March 21, 2020, to include new details on essential workers.

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