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Oakland COVID-19 Update OUSD Schools Closing To Students As Of 6:00 p.m. Today


Oakland COVID-19 Update
OUSD Schools Closing To Students As Of 6:00 p.m. Today

Letter from Kyla-Johnson Tranmell, OUSD Superintendent

Dear Oakland Unified Community,

As concerns about coronavirus have risen, my leadership team and I have been working closely with the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE). They have kept us up-to-date on the best recommendations for how to conduct school business during this time of uncertainty. This is why we have kept our schools open until today.

As of 6:00 p.m. today, all schools and child
development centers within OUSD will be closed to students through at least Sunday, April 5, the end of Spring Break. This means that there will be no Saturday school tomorrow and no regular instruction beginning on Monday, March 16. District offices will remain open but in-person public access will be limited. All OUSD employees will also continue to work and be paid throughout this period, although exact responsibilities and worksite locations may vary. During this period, each school will receive a deep cleaning. Because of the evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic, we hope to be able to resume instruction on Monday, April 6, but will continually assess the conditions to determine the best time for reopening schools.

After much deliberation and consulting with ACPHD, ACOE, city leaders including Mayor Libby Schaaf and our labor partners and partner organizations, I decided that it was the right time to close our schools. It will allow all students, school staff and families to do what they need to do to keep themselves healthy, and help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This is an imperfect solution, because ACPHD experts tell us that unless children stay in their homes away from other people for the duration of the closure, then they still run the risk of potential exposure.

Closing schools deeply affects so many
of our families who depend on schools to provide a safe place for their children, food, and many other services. School sites have been and will continue to be crafting continuity of education plans, with each school preparing to provide assignments to students. However, this effort is not designed to replace the value of instruction at school with teachers. Each school plan will be posted on our website. We expect all plans to be posted by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

During the closure, our Nutrition Services Department will open twelve schools throughout the city where “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available for our students. The sites listed below will be open at the following times and children will be able to pick up multiple days worth of food to take home.
Monday: 8:00-12:00 (3 breakfasts/3 lunches per student)
Thursday: 8:00-12:00 (2 breakfasts/2 lunches per student)
Food is available to any child under 18.
Please bring a grocery bag or cooler to bring food home for the week.
Northwest/West Oakland: Sankofa Elementary, West Oakland Middle School and Hoover Elementary
Central Oakland: Oakland High School and Garfield Elementary
East Oakland: Bret Harte Middle School, Life Academy/United for Success, Coliseum College Preparatory Academy, Madison Park Upper, Fremont High School, Castlemont High School and Elmhurst United Middle School

OUSD will also be working with other community partners and local agencies to ensure that students have access to food throughout the school closure.
We know this period will be difficult for many of our families, and we thank all of Oakland for your patience and perseverance. We will be in frequent contact through email, robocall, social media, and our website (https://ift.tt/39K9MPv) regarding changing circumstances, food availability, and learning. We will do our absolute best to keep everybody informed and safe during these difficult times. In the meantime, please take care of yourself, your family and our community.

Respectfully,

Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell
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Moratorium On Oakland COVID-19 Related Evictions Called For By Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas


Moratorium On Oakland COVID-19 Related Evictions Called For By Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas

The Oakland District Two Councilmember sent this email:

Oaklanders are strong, resilient, and community-minded. We are focused on a major piece in stopping the spread of infection: keeping people safe in their homes.
That’s why I am calling for a moratorium on evictions. This morning, I scheduled an emergency ordinance to halt evictions caused by COVID-19 income disruptions.

Oakland would be joining San Francisco and San Jose in seeking this action.
Alameda County has urged people to take precautions; employers are encouraging employees to work from home; and I’ve heard from constituents who are staying home to avoid possible infection.
We must also protect our neighbors without homes or in danger of losing theirs.

Please join me in:
supporting a moratorium on evictions,
supporting increased public sanitation from the City and County — including expediting and increasing hand-washing stations, toilets, and distribution of hand sanitizer throughout Oakland homeless encampments and public facilities, as well as expanding trash collection at encampments — and
urging Alameda County Superior Court to pause all ongoing eviction cases and reject new filings until Oakland City Council’s next meeting on April 7.
Today, City Council ratified the proclamation of a local emergency due to the spread of COVID-19. Our regular Council meetings have been cancelled until April 7. The City is following state and federal actions to postpone or cancel large gatherings, advise event organizers throughout our community to do the same, and implement social distancing of 6 feet per person in essential gatherings that cannot otherwise be postponed or achieved without meeting in person. See Alameda County’s latest guidance on mass gatherings.

Also today, Governor Newsom issued an executive order, which includes authorization to remove the waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance for those who lose work as a result of COVID-19.

We will continue to keep you updated.

With Oakland Love,

Nikki Fortunato Bas
Councilmember, City of Oakland, District 2

A much needed piece of legislation that requires our support.

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Report Of Five Presumed Coronavisrus COVID-19 Cases At Fayette County Piedmont Hospital


Report Of Five Presumed Coronavisrus COVID-19 Cases At Fayette County Piedmont Hospital

Fayette County, GA – On Monday of this week, the The Georgia Department Of Public Health issued a press release which read, in part…

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting confirmatory testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on five additional presumptive positive cases of Coronavisrus COVID-19 in Georgia. The additional cases are in Cobb, Fayette, Gwinnett and two in DeKalb. The individuals are hospitalized, and the sources of their infections are unknown.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 and presumed positive cases of COVID-19 are broken down by county as follows:
Confirmed COVID-19 (6)
Fulton County 3 Floyd County 1 Polk County 1 Cobb 1
Presumptive Positive COVID-19 (11)
Fulton 2 Cobb 3 Fayette 1 DeKalb 2 Gwinnett 2 Cherokee 1

Well, “ Fayette 1” should be updated to “Fayette 5”. On Wednesday night, I was informed by a source close to the subject, that there are five people who are what was called “presumed Coronavisrus COVID-19 cases” and housed at Fayette Piedmont Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia, not far from Pinewood Studios Atlanta Fayetteville, Georgia movie studio.

My source further explained that they are in a special area, and 10 hospital staffers were sent home as a precautionary measure “to see if they got symptoms”, said my source.

So, this news tells us that the spread of Coronavisrus COVID-19 is wider than we know.

What Is Coronavisrus COVID-19?

Coronavisrus COVID-19 is described as a disease caused by a respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. While it’s said to be a new virus that hasn’t caused illness in humans before, that is because of its rumored controversial origin at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (a subsidiary of the state-owned research institute the Chinese Academy of Sciences), combined with the complete lack of any other contrary story pointing elsewhere. The Wuhan Institute of Virology is where the SARS virus escaped on several occasions.

COVID-19 is spread just like colds or flu through:
Coughing and sneezing, which creates respiratory droplets
Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
Touching an object or surface with the virus on it

The State of Georgia asks you to do the following to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19:
The overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may be have increased risk for COVID-19. The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus are:
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Stay home when you are sick. • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
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Oakland Salsa By The Lake Postponed By Creator Isaac Kos Read Due To COVID-19


Oakland Salsa By The Lake Postponed By Creator Isaac Kos Read Due To COVID-19

This is what Mr. Kos posted on Facebook:

As much as it pains me to do this, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (now official) and recommendations from healthcare experts among our community, I am postponing the launch of Salsa by the Lake and calling on other DJs and promoters in our community to consider cancelling or postponing their events for at least the month of March and possibly into April.

The only thing that would pain me more is losing some of our amazing community to this virus (and there is already at least one confirmed exposure of a community member).

Thanks for understanding…and happy dancing in your homes while cooking, cleaning, etc. Read this for more about why: https://cutt.ly/VtseT0n

And in the meantime let’s welcome our newest members:

GloriaPhotography,

Edward Martinez,

Deisy Bates,

Oscar Amador,

Rodrigo Fernandez B,

Ollie Dudek,

Luis Alberto Leon Ponce,

Laura Lopez,

Mona Suliman,

Raphael Ceballos,

Monica Liang,

Jacqueline Nery-williams,

Ze Ba

With an abundance of caution…

Isaac

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Report Of Fayette County COVID-19 Case From Georgia Dept Of Public Health

Fayette County, GA – In this time of the pandemic caused by the spread of coronavirus causing life-threatening COVID-19 cases, it is vitally important to make sure that information disseminated by the media is correct, and adjusted where inaccuracies are found.

That was the case with a news report issued by The Citizen on Monday, March 9th. The headline read “Fayette has its first ‘presumed’ COVID-19 case”. Then the text went on to explain the following:

Fayette County has its first “presumed positive” case caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a news release sent Monday night from the office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
The unidentified Fayette person is “hospitalized,” Gov. Kemp’s office wrote. The location of the hospital was not disclosed.
In addition to the Fayette case, there are four other presumed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the governor’s office wrote.
“The additional cases are in Cobb, Fayette, Gwinnett and two in DeKalb,” the state said. “The individuals are hospitalized, and the sources of their infections are unknown.”

The trouble is when I went to look for the press release on the website of the Governor’s Office Of Brian Kemp, there was not one document matching that report. Then, I called the Governor’s Office, and then the Press Office ran by Cody Hall. No response.

Then, I emailed Mr. Hall himself – no response from him to date and time.

So, I took a copy of the text highlighted above that was quoted in a number of publications, including The Citizen in Fayetteville, and pasted it into Google Search. That’s where I learned the actual location of the news: The Georgia Department Of Public Health. It could be that the Governor’s Office originally posted the press release, or issued it, but didn’t put it on the press website. Whatever the case, the news origin was redirected to its rightful place: The Georgia Department Of Public Health.

This is what the websites of the The Georgia Department Of Public Health read:

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting confirmatory testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on five additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia. The additional cases are in Cobb, Fayette, Gwinnett and two in DeKalb. The individuals are hospitalized, and the sources of their infections are unknown.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 and presumed positive cases of COVID-19 are broken down by county as follows:
Confirmed COVID-19 (6)
Fulton County 3 Floyd County 1 Polk County 1 Cobb 1
Presumptive Positive COVID-19 (11)
Fulton 2 Cobb 3 Fayette 1 DeKalb 2 Gwinnett 2 Cherokee 1

So, it’s clear that there is a COVID-19 patient in Fayette County, and that person is in the hospital.
Take The Following Precautions to Avoid COVID-19:

The State of Georgia asks you to do the following to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19:

The overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may be have increased risk for COVID-19. The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus are:
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Stay home when you are sick. • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
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Hey Oakland And Everyone Everywhere, Be Happy On Social Media, Stop The F-Bombs, Please!

Hey Oakland And Everyone Everywhere, Be Happy On Social Media, Stop The F-Bombs, Please!

We have too many people expressing how mean they can be. Let’s all love and stop the hate on social media. Now, debating is one thing, but f-bombing the world is something else.

And while we are at it, thank Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for how she handled the Coronavirus crisis.

Well done, Libby!

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COVID-19 Causing Las Vegas Stadium Hotel Tax Revenue To Take Massive Fall, Clark County Taxpayers Co

COVID-19 Causing Las Vegas Stadium Hotel Tax Revenue To Take Massive Fall, Clark County Taxpayers Could Take Hit

COVID-19 Causing Las Vegas Stadium Hotel Tax Revenue To Take Massive Fall, Clark County Taxpayers Could Take Hit

As Las Vegas Stadium AKA Allegiant Stadium construction continues, seemingly having overcame its issues with materials delivery and errors in assembly, another problem is rapidly forming: the revenue from the stadium hotel tax is taking a giant hit due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

That the decline is happening is without question; the real question is, will the cut be so deep that bond debt reserves are exhausted and Clark County Taxpayers wind up footing the bill for the $750 million Las Vegas Stadium Bond Issue?

According to this vlogger’s research, as of this writing, the known cancelled major convention events sets for Clark County and the Las Vegas Strip total 55,900 visitors, a loss of $22,721,500, and a loss in hotel stadium tax revenue of $199,949.20. The events cancelled or postponed are Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Security industry conference ISC West, NXT Global Summit, Atmosphere ’20, Adobe Summit, MISS Conference, and SAP Ariva Live.

Since the average hotel stadium tax revenue per month has been about $4,200,000, so right now, that’s just about 4.7 percent of the monthly average. The trouble is, the real problem is the cancellations of visits to Las Vegas for March and for April are not confined to the events named – the list keeps growing.

Moreover the decline in non-convention visitors, though not subject to an official count in real time, is constantly mentioned in social media. It’s either a tweet reporting that “people call to cancel rooms through July”, or “a certain hotel looks empty”. What ever the specific mention, the overall picture is one of a Las Vegas without its normal levels of visitors.

It’s not off-base to say that it would seem Las Vegas has suffered a 50 percent drop in visitor rates for March, thus far. If that does, indeed, turn out to be the case, then the hotel stadium tax revenue would fall to $2 million for March. That would be a record low for Las Vegas Stadium Hotel Tax Revenue. Even worse, it would be a tally less than the bond debt times the debt coverage ratio of 1.5, which would be $4,247,343.75 – that would produce a March shortfall of $2,247,343.75.

The reserve of $9 million would cover that, but leave $6,752,656.25 – another bad month like that would drop the reserve and then just one more would take it out. Clark County would have to dip into its general fund to pay the Las Vegas Stadium Bond Debt plus the debt coverage ratio. In other words, Clark County taxpayers would wind up paying for the Raiders Stadium Bond.

How Clark County could get out of this is simple: it needs to install a property tax increment financing zone around the Raiders Stadium. The zone should be designed to raise another $300 million to $400 million from the rising property values around the Raiders Stadium.

If Clark County doesn’t take action, it, and it’s taxpayers, will wind up holding the Raiders bag – just like Oakland.

By the way, this problem would not have happened in Oakland because that stadium financing was not based on something as iffy as a hotel tax – which makes everyone worry about hotel visitor rates. It was based on a combination of more robust sources, including tax increment revenue, a subsidy give back, and a private loan from Fortress Investments.

But this is not a time to gloat over Las Vegas problems, but to jump in and help with ideas. Pandemics hurt all of us, so what bad happens to Las Vegas hurts you and me, and vice versa.

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NFL Football, 2007 NFL Draft Talk On Jerry Jones With Wade Burch At Merchants NY Bar And Restaurant

NFL Football, 2007 NFL Draft Talk About Jerry Jones With Wade Burch At Merchants NY Bar And Restaurant

On Thursday, April 26th 2007, Wil Mara, Bill Chachkes, and I headed over to an establishment called “Merchants NY” after the NFL Media Lunch at Chelsea Piers. There, in the cigar bar, we met Wade Burch, the executive chef at Merchants and a man with an interesting background.

Wade Burch severed as chef for EDS Founder and CEO Ross Perot, Tom Landry, the first Head Coach of The Dallas Cowboys, and Jerry Jones, the current owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Over cigars, Wade told us exactly what he thought of all three men, based on his personal contact with them in his role as chef.

It was eye-opening, and provides a view to why former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells may have left the Dallas Cowboys.

In the video, Wade starts by explaining that he wasn’t very happy with “The Tuna” as Parcells is referred to, in response to Wil Mara’s question. “I think he gave up too soon, but I think there were some mitigating circumstances we don’t know about. I can only know from having cooked for Mr. Jones 25-odd times and the way he treated me (and I was born in Arkansas) he treated me like shit. He tried to treat me like one of his employees and I wasn’t;. He’s not the sweetest guy.”

By contrast, Burch expresses complete admiration for Perot and Landry, two legendary figures in Texas pop-culture.

Burch’s rant about Jerry Jones gives a unique view into the inner workings of the Cowboys organization and essentially points the finger at the football organization’s head man — and not Terrell Owens — as the reason for the departure of Parcells at the time. This window may also explain why Jones has gone through so many coaches during his tenture as Cowboys’ owner. By stark contrast, Clint Murchison, the founder of the Cowboys had one coach — Landry — from 1960 to 1985, when he sold the team to a group led by H.R. “Bum” Bright.

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Las Vegas Aces Liz Cambage Says She Had Coronavirus, Toronto Patient Was At LV Convention

Las Vegas Aces Liz Cambage Says She Had Coronavirus, Toronto Patient Was At LV Convention

According to News 3, Las Vegas Aces Star Liz Cambage said she was quarantined in China with what at the time was an unknown illness. She believes it was the Coronavirus.

Also, a Toronto man in his 40s is in self-isolation after being diagnosed with the Coronavirus. He had it after returning from a Las Vegas international conference – the name of the event was not given.

Now, the idea that Las Vegas and Nevada were immune to the Coronavirus is completely and obviously baseless.

And did Liz Cambage shake the hand of the News 3 anchor? At the time no one knew of Coronavirus; now he needs to get checked, and fast.

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Las Vegas Raiders Tell Coliseum JPA They Decline 2020 Lease Extension, Brings End To Oakland Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders Tell Coliseum JPA They Decline 2020 Lease Extension, Brings End To Oakland Raiders

I received a call from a City of Oakland Official that the Oakland Raiders were no more: the organization had informed the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority via a letter dated February 28th, 2020, that it planned to use the Alameda practice facility for the next 36 months, but it declined to activate the lease extension to use the Coliseum Stadium for the 2020 NFL Season.

This officially ends the Oakland Raiders. The Silver and Black returned to Oakland from Los Angeles, in 1995, and after having left Oakland for LA in 1982. However, the Raiders departure from Oakland has left a giant legal battle in its wake, and that court date is to come this Friday.

It mean the Las Vegas Raiders have now tied their fortunes to the under-construction Allegiant Stadium, as well as the construction problems it has had, and the fatal coronavirus sickness.

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Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Downtown Oakland Best Late Night Breakfast

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Drops Out Of 2020 Democratic Presidential Race – Thanks To His Media Staff

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Drops Out Of 2020 Democratic Presidential Race – Thanks To His Media Staff

A personal thanks to the media staff of South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, after his decision to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination. His staff was the first to use Zennie62Media Oakland News Now as a blog platform. And thanks to Amelia Matier for that.

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David Byrne: Once in a Lifetime (Live) – SNL

Musical guest David Byrne performs his Talking Heads hit “Once In a Lifetime” on Saturday Night Live.

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Leigh Steinberg On Why NFL Teams Draft Quarterbacks In NFL Draft 1st Round

Leigh Steinberg On Why NFL Teams Draft Quarterbacks In NFL Draft 1st Round

Leigh is the famed sports agent who, at the time of this Zennie62 YouTube Livestream Interview in 2017, represented The Denver Broncos Paxton Lynch and The Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes II as his clients, and who has had Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Warren Moon, and has Vince Young, as clients, explains why NFL teams like the Chicago Bears (at the time) go to great lengths to get a quarterback in the NFL Draft 1st Round. That year, the Bears selected Mitchell Trubisky of North Carolina State, controversially giving up most of their draft for him.

This year, Mr. Steinberg represents Alabama’s star QB Tua Tagovailoa, who came to the NFL Combine with a ton of buzz based on his pre-injury heroics. Although Tagovailoa did not throw at the Combine, he’s expected to go anywhere from number one to number 5 in the 2020 NFL Draft – and that’s before his April 9th pro day.

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