As Pandemic Restrictions Are Lifted, There's Growing Optimism and Hope in California


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California lifted most of its coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, meaning businesses can go back to full capacity and masks will no longer be required in most situations for fully vaccinated people. While many are celebrating the move, state and local officials are cautioning people that the pandemic is far from over.

More than 50,000 fans were at Dodger Stadum on Tuesday night, the first game since the start of the pandemic where there wasn't a capacity limit.

Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, The Caifornia Report

Candidates who are hoping to be on the recall ballot to replace Governor Gavin Newsom will have to make their recent tax returns public. It's all the result of a 2019 law.

Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED

In March of 2020, when there were still only a handful of known COVID-19 cases in the United States, Santa Clara County's Public Health Director Dr. Sara Cody issued the very first shelter in place order in the country. Now, with California reopening, she reflects on what we did right, and whether the U.S. is prepared for the next pandemic.

Guest: Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County Public Health Director

Tuesday marked the 9th anniversary of DACA -- the program that’s protected more than 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. California Senator Alex Padilla co-led a hearing on a bill that would permanently legalize these Dreamers, as well as others.

Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

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