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Fairfield Edition: June 3, 2021

Fairfield Edition

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Where do Bay Area counties stand in reopening? — SF Chronicle
Marin County joined San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo in the least-restrictive yellow tier andSolano finally moved out of the red tier when the new state assessment figures were released this week. Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa and Sonoma are in the orange tier. The yellow tier allows increased indoor capacities, indoor bars without food service and the reopening of offices, among other activities. The tier system is scheduled to be retired June 15 if transmission rates remain low with most businesses going back to pre-pandemic operations. Check thereopening tracker to see what’s allowed in each tier and each county.”
Solano County moves to Orange Tier
“The State of California announced today that Solano County will move from the Red Tier into the less restrictive Orange Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective Wednesday, June 2, 2021. The California tier-based metrics have helped provide a framework for reopening businesses, schools, and other community venues. In the last two weeks, Solano County has seen a continued decline in case rate to below 6 per 100,000 to qualify for the orange tier. COVID-19 related hospitalizations remain low, and 225,477 county residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.”

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Outcomes



“Uncuffed is a show made by people behind bars in California prisons. We share intimate stories of our struggles and triumphs, and of the heartache and forgiveness taking place within these walls. Uncuffed is vulnerable and personal. If you can see the humanity in us, you can see the humanity in everyone.”
Solano Redistricting Advisory Committee meets June 3
Redistricting occurs every ten years after the U.S. Census is completed. District boundaries for federal, state and local elected offices are redrawn to reflect new population growths and equalize district populations. By law, counties must adopt their new boundaries by or before December 15, 2021.
RAC21 members serve in a planning and outreach capacity, helping identify communities of interest, ensuring the integrity of those neighborhoods, and making sure they are maintained geographically within the confines of federal and state laws governing Redistricting.
Visit the Solano County Redistricting website athttps://Redistricting.SolanoCounty.com and click the “Meetings” button in the menu bar. Click the “Redistricting Advisory Committee Meetings” link and access the meeting agenda. A link to the MS Teams meeting, including a phone number is posted.”

What Works: Grassroots Solutions Around The Bay — KALW
“During the past year, COVID-19 hit some Bay Area communities harder than others. The neighborhoods that suffered the most have long faced racial and health inequities. This series presents stories of trailblazing leaders and groups who banded together to lift people up during the most difficult of times.” Debuts on KALW’s Crosscurrents at 5pm on Tuesday, June 2

Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.
Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.