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Alameda, Contra Costa among counties moved to purple tier as governor pulls 'emergency brake' on reopening plans

Original post made on Nov 16, 2020

Most of the Bay Area's counties will move into more-restrictive reopening tiers this week as the state attempts to extinguish its current rise in new coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

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36 people like this
Posted by Jackie C
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 16, 2020 at 2:36 pm

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Posted by Senor Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Nov 16, 2020 at 6:36 pm

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Dear Jackie: Please post the name of your business here in this thread.

I want to make absolutely certain that I never darken your door. Your attitude screams North Dakota, but you are here where people appreciate science and precaution, and understand community.

While you're at it, please post a letter to Mitch McConnell - tell him to get off his unprincipled butt and pass a business relief bill that actually helps People below the wealthiest among us.


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Posted by Bill Brasky
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 16, 2020 at 8:39 pm

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At Senior Citizen:

I'm not sure economic principals will allow us to lock down a huge chunk of our economy then keep printing and handing out money


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Posted by Senor Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Nov 17, 2020 at 11:42 am

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Bill: "Economic Principles" did Not get in the way of funneling many $Billions of tax cut dollars to the super-richest Americans before the plague set in, but they get in the way of providing desperately needed aid to poor and middle-class Americans, including Jackie's small business, whose fortunes have been devastated by the plague?

Hmmmm ... pretty selective, one-way principles, it seems to me.


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Posted by Nicki
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Nov 17, 2020 at 4:33 pm

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And of course, there is this hypocrisy:

Web Link

and our Gov. Newsom attending a large paraty at the expensive French Laundry restaurant in Yountville..At least he apologize for his hypocrisy:.
Web Link

One appropriate behavior for the powerful and one for the rest of us.


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Posted by Senor Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Nov 17, 2020 at 4:44 pm

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Nicki - hypocrisy is a pretty strong word, best reserved for sustained, contradictory behaviors.

As Dr. Freud said: sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. And sometimes a mistake is just a mistake.

It was brief, as you note he made a full-throated apology: the end.


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Posted by Facts&Science
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 17, 2020 at 5:40 pm

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Thanks you Senior citizen
Very well said


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Posted by Resident001
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 19, 2020 at 9:30 am

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@ Senor Citizen:
“but you are here where people appreciate science and precaution, and understand community”

Economics is also a science. The goalposts are being moved constantly in the name of science. I am glad our politicians are immune to COVID being they roam around so freely without heeding the rules they hand down. You don’t understand community or else you wouldn’t be so quick to want to ruin someone’s business. Small business owners are losing everything and I’m not on with that, maybe you are. The lockdown didn’t work. I repeat- Lockdowns don’t work.


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Posted by John
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 19, 2020 at 9:34 am

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Well said Resident001


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Posted by Senor Citizen
a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2020 at 9:47 am

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The role of government is to protect its people - with both appropriate precautions that ALWAYS work and HAVE WORKED here and elsewhere (compare CA and the Dakotas) - AND with financial assistance to small businesses and individuals who've been devastated by this plague. Both ends are part of community.

I believe your argument is with Senator McConnell and the President. They've had a small business aid package in front of them SINCE MAY! They have sensed "no urgency." Give them some!


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Posted by Resident001
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 19, 2020 at 10:38 am

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@ Senor Citizen:

If the role of government is to protect it’s people, I’ll have none of it thank you. The cure is worse than the disease. The people who want lockdowns (like I said before, it did nothing but harm us in every way) are the people who actually think the government operates in our best interests and not theirs. Oh and please don’t defend Newsom, it’s not a good look.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 19, 2020 at 11:26 am

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"The role of government is to protect its people - with both appropriate precautions that ALWAYS work and HAVE WORKED here and elsewhere (compare CA and the Dakotas) - AND with financial assistance to small businesses and individuals who've been devastated by this plague."


Businesses are not being protected by Newsom wanting a so called "equity index" as a condition of reopening. People need to be returning to work/opening businesses as quickly as possible. The only thing "working" here is using COVID to promote "progressive" political causes.


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Posted by Resident001
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Nov 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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@Michael B

Yes, this is the ‘great reset’ they have been waiting for. God help us.

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
Ronald Reagan


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Posted by Senor Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2020 at 2:16 pm

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I see Res - so good of you to have turned down the $1200 check and any possible PPP-type loans.

You DID turn them down, right?

In a national emergency, we look to the Feds for leadership. Nobody found any there, so it was left to the Guv and crew to follow very well-proven and established public health protocols. The comparative numbers speak for themselves, loudly. The Dakotas have a population density 1/25 of CA's ... and a death rate 18X higher. That's not random variation - it's good government to which you and I may owe our very lives.

You seem to have no inkling of how good you have it.


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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm

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"Nobody found any there, so it was left to the Guv and crew to follow very well-proven and established public health protocols. The comparative numbers speak for themselves, loudly. The Dakotas have a population density 1/25 of CA's ... and a death rate 18X higher. That's not random variation - it's good government to which you and I may owe our very lives. You seem to have no inkling of how good you have it."


Good government? You seem to have no inkling about being played by politicians and your civil liberties being eroded. Approximately 99% of the population who contract the virus are going to recover - which makes continued lockdowns/school closures rather meaningless. The "cure" is worse than the disease in terms of mental health and loss of employment.


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Posted by Resident001
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 19, 2020 at 3:40 pm

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@Senor Citizen,
“ I see Res - so good of you to have turned down the $1200 check and any possible PPP-type loans.”

I didn’t get a PPP loan, I didn’t get a stimulus check.


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Posted by Senor Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Nov 20, 2020 at 6:28 am

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Apparently you don't exist - as often happens on the internet.


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Posted by Resident001
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 20, 2020 at 7:11 am

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@ Senor Citizen:

It’s hard to believe that I didn’t qualify for the stimulus and didn’t lose my job? Is your world that myopic? You need to get out more. Oops, scratch that, you do what your government tells you.


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Posted by Bill Brasky
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 20, 2020 at 9:16 am

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My problem is for people piping off that we have to lock everything down is to realize that after 8 months of locking things down the collateral damage to these decisions is real. I have 2 friends that have had to check into rehab and a relative go into depression because of job loss and lack of interaction as a direct result of said "lockdowns.

Now we all know the risks of this disease and how it increases as you get older and your current health condition. So, with that information, if you're older than 60 with conditions or don't feel comfortable going out then please stay home, and stay safe until the vaccine arrives. For the rest of the population let individual decision and liberty reign. The only thing I'm entitled to in this country is my Liberty

God Bless America!


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm

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Did anyone else notice that vaccines are on the way and so far they appear to be more effective than many had hoped. The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight, and if we all do our part we can put this disease in the rear view mirror. No one is denying these shutdowns have caused a great deal of pain and some people have been harmed much more than others. But the harm from just letting the disease run would have been worse.

Please -- Let's focus on the positives here. It is clearly looking like vaccines are very effective against COVID-19! Let's keep as many people safe as we can while we roll out the vaccines to our most vulnerable people and our front line workers.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 21, 2020 at 6:45 pm

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Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has recorded 642 COVID-19 infections in Pleasanton.

Alameda county reported the age group with the greatest number of infections is 18-30.

Alameda county reported the race with the greatest number of COVID-19 deaths in the county are White.

Hispanic - Latino is close behind with 128 recorded deaths in the county from COVID-19.


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