Coronavirus live updates: Santa Clara County demands reporting of protective supply inventories

3:46 p.m. Trump says he didn’t see memo reportedly warning of pandemic: President Trump said he did not see at the time a memo written by trade adviser Peter Navarro that the New York Times reported warned of potential impacts to the U.S. of a coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times reported the memo, written […]

Cut salaries, taxes to reopen U.S. economy says Laffer, conservative fave

Trump tweeted his support for the new economic task force on April 4, calling it a “good idea.” He hasn’t yet mentioned Laffer, but on Tuesday reiterated his support for a payroll tax cut, saying it would be a “fantastic time” to deliver it.

Coronavirus live updates: Sailors cleaning coronavirus-stricken carrier lack protective gear

3:06 p.m. Coronavirus having ‘disproportional’ effect on African Americans, Trump says: President Trump said U.S. data shows the coronavirus pandemic is having a “disproportional” impact on African Americans. “We’re doing everything in our power to address this challenge — it’s a tremendous challenge, it’s terrible — and provide support to African-American citizens of this country, […]

Coronavirus live updates: State agents seize respirators, surgical masks in Alameda County raids

6:54 a.m. Marin public health officer details “humbling” infection experience: Marin County’s public health officer Dr. Matt Willis spent 16 days in isolation with COVID-19 before he started recovering, he said in a video update. Willis said he had been four days without a fever by Tuesday, when the video was released, and his symptoms […]

Coronavirus live updates: Rep. Speier asks Trump for ‘immediate intervention’ for cruise ship passengers

6:23 p.m. Marin County health official says he is out of isolation after COVID-19 diagnosis: Dr. Matt Willis, public health officer for Marin County, said in a video update he is no longer in isolation as of Tuesday after battling the coronavirus. County officials announced Willis had tested positive for the virus March 23. Willis […]

Coronavirus live updates: U.S. poised to surpass 11,000 deaths

6:46 p.m. Acting Navy Secretary apologizes for comments about dismissed captain: Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly apologized Monday night for comments he made in a speech to crew of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt about Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native and the ship’s former commander. Modly had said in his speech […]

Hollywood’s Virus Relief Efforts Slow to Materialize So Far

“The response has been slow from Hollywood billionaires, and that silence from them in many ways mirrors the silence and slowness that we are seeing from other types of billionaires in the country,” says The Chronicle of Philanthropy staff writer Maria Di Mento, who tracks donations in excess of $1 million. “But the stock market […]

8 Years in Obama’s America

sep. 9 Representative Joe Wilson gives a shout-out to Obama during a joint session of Congress: “You lie!” Sep. 10 An upstart conservative website founded by Andrew Breitbart publishes undercover videos recorded inside the nonprofit ACORN in which conservative activists appear to ask for — and receive — advice on the sex trade. ACORN eventually […]

Coronavirus live updates: Hayward nursing home has 49 confirmed COVID-19 cases

6:54 a.m. Marin public health officer details “humbling” infection experience: Marin County’s public health officer Dr. Matt Willis spent 16 days in isolation with COVID-19 before he started recovering, he said in a video update. Willis said he had been four days without a fever by Tuesday, when the video was released, and his symptoms […]

Coronavirus live updates: Hayward nursing home has 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases

2:23 p.m. State DOJ agents seize N95, surgical masks in Alameda, San Mateo County raids: State agents confiscated an undisclosed number of N95 masks and surgical masks among other items Tuesday while executing two search warrants in Alameda County and one in San Mateo. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office declined to say how many items […]