Gov. Newsom on CA's Budget Deficit and Reopening
The size of California’s budget deficit is north of $54 billion. In his daily press briefing this earlier, Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed the state’s once sizable budget surplus is gone - largely because so many people are now out of work, he re-upped the call for federal help. Plus, his administration outlined some of things that businesses will need to to do if they want to reopen Friday.
California's DMVs Set to Reopen
Among the many places opening back up on Friday - the Department of Motor Vehicles. Since the end of March, the California DMV had closed all its locations around the state and shifted several services online. Anything that couldn't be done online had their deadlines pushed back. But starting tomorrow 25 DMV field offices will again allow in-person business to be conducted. You can find the entire list of open offices here.
- Steve Gordon, DMV Director
Coronavirus: LA Diaries
KPCC and LAist are documenting life in the new normal with video diaries from everyday Angelenos. Social Distancing is letting this listener, Joel Goldes, undo some ecological damage.
Parenting in the Time of Quarantine
Before the pandemic the issue of how much time we let our children spend on devices was already causing parents angst. But now that schooling and socializing is happening via screens this issue is even more of a mine field. We discuss how parents and kids can navigate screen time during the pandemic without everyone freaking out.
- Jenny Radesky, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan
- Heather Turgeon, Psychotherapist in Los Angeles and co-author of the book: Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma
Coronavirus: Sanctioned Campsites
As you deal with the pandemic, you're finding the rhythms of life are being radically altered. And the city around you is also shifting, shaped by the response to the crisis. KPCC this afternoon is giving you a wider look at what we're calling 'the new LA' - and today we're going to begin with homelessness. Between what has been done so far during the pandemic, and a lawsuit that's pushing Los Angeles into federal oversight, there is opportunity to come up with new ways to help the poorest people in the city. One solution being considered is government-run homeless camps. KPCC's homelessness reporter Matt Tinoco takes you to the one at the West Los Angeles VA.
American Homefront Project: Navy Sailors in San Diego
Military recruiting and training has slowed down because of the pandemic. So the armed services are trying other ways to maintain the size of the force. The Navy is encouraging sailors who were getting ready to leave the service ... to instead stay on for a few more months. From San Diego, Steve Walsh reports for the American Homefront Project.
Coronavirus: LA City Councilman on South LA
As of today, 1,418 people who have died in LA County because of the coronavirus. And a total number of 29,427 people have or have had a confirmed case.While the virus has spread across the county and across many demographics ... parts of LA have been harder hit because of limited access to things like health care ... community resources ... and more. So today, we wanted to check in on one of those areas - South LA.
- Marqueece Harris-Dawson, LA City Councilman who represents parts of South LA including Baldwin Hills and Leimert Park