State of Affairs and that Newsom Recall Effort
The Biden Administration is showin’ California the money, we’ll break down how much and where it may be spent. But before that gets doled out, Wednesday is the deadline for signatures in the effort to recall Gavin Newsom. A little under 1.5 million verifiable signatures are needed and RecallGavin2020 campaign senior advisor Randy Economy (his real name) says they have over 2 million.
- Zach Courser, co-director policy lab at Claremont McKenna College
- Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for KQED.
Schools are Reopening But Class Won't Be the Same - How One Fourth Grade Teacher is Getting Ready
The Los Angeles Unified School District is finally getting ready to welcome students back into the classroom after reaching a tentative agreement with its union, United Teachers Los Angeles. The deal still has to be ratified, but both sides seem optimistic about that happening as early as next week. Assuming all goes well, elementary Schools are slated to go back April 19th. We get a sense of what that return will be like.
- Jennifer Trochez-Maclean. She teaches 4th grade at Gates Street Elementary in Lincoln Heights.
It's Been A Traumatic Year For Many - Prepping Students Emotionally for a Return to School
Students are getting ready to go back to the classroom, but going to school will be a very different experience than it used to be...at least at first. Not only will the classrooms and schedules look different, young children are going to be dealing with a lot of different feelings after spending the year mostly at home ...and mostly with one's nuclear family. Marian Williams is a clinical psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles - and she joins A A Martinez to talk about what to expect from kids when they go back - and how we can best help them transition.
LA County Vaccine Eligibility Expands
LA County is expanding the eligibility for who gets the COVID-19 vaccine, while President Biden is urging all states to make all adults eligible for the vaccine by May.
- Jackie Fortier catches us up on what's next.
LA's Largo is Still Dark, but Owner Mark Flanagan is Feeling Optimistic
Music and performance venues across Los Angeles went dark a year ago when a statewide shelter-in-place order was issued. Now, as L-A County moves toward the red tier - and with additional financial support coming from the federal government - we wanted to check in and see how some of these venues are faring amid the pandemic, and what might come next.
- Mark Flanagan is the owner and manager of Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles, and he joins A Martinez.