Californians Now Required To Wear Face Masks Outside Their Homes attach_img
The new mandate replaced a less restrictive order, published in June, that only required a face covering when in high-risk situations such as shopping, seeking medical care or using public transportation. ​​ (Shutterstock) CALIFORNIA — As coronavirus cases in California skyrocketed in November, public health officials "sounded the alarm" Monday, revising several safety guidelines. Californians, according to an expanded mandate, must now wear face coverings at all times when outside their homes. The new mandate replaced a less restrictive order, published in June, that only required a face covering when in high-risk situations such as shopping, seeking medical care or using public transportation. While there are a few exceptions, anyone stepping outside their door must have a mask on hand and be ready to wear it, unless they are alone in a car, six feet away from others not in their household, or are actively eating or drinking, while maintaining a distance. But children under two years old or those with a particular medical condition or other health-related disability or condition remain exempt from the mandate. The new mandate is one of the strictest measures taken by the state to reduce the spread of the virus, but it is unclear at this point how exactly the mandate would be enforced. "The spread of COVID-19, if left unchecked, could quickly overwhelm our health care system and lead to catastrophic outcomes," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in a statement. "That is why we are pulling an emergency brake..." Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state's health secretary also suggested during an afternoon news conference, that some may want to consider wearing a face mask inside their homes to further reduce the spread to those who may be at risk. Monday's updated guidelines also state: "Individuals who have significant COVID-19 exposure outside of their home, such as in the workplace, should consider wearing a mask at home, especially if vulnerable individuals are part of their household." Individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings in the following specific settings, according to the CDPH: [*]Persons in a car alone or solely with members of their own household.[*]Persons who are working in an office or in a room alone.[*]Persons who are actively eating or drinking provided that they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet away from persons who are not members of the same household or residence.[*]Persons who are outdoors and maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing from others not in their household. Such persons must have a face covering with them at all times and must put it on if they are within 6 feet of others who are not in their household.[*]Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.[*]Workers who are required to wear respiratory protection.[*]Persons who are specifically exempted from wearing face coverings by other CDPH guidance. While masks do not provide total proof protection from COVID-19, health experts in California have repeatedly asserted that they provide a significant barrier against infectious particles. Multi-layer cloth masks can help block or at least reduce the release of these infectious particles when someone nearby speaks, coughs, or sneezes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, cloth masks with multi layers can block up to 50 to 70 percent of droplets released by others, and also limit forward spread. READ MORE: CA Lawmakers Head To Hawaii Despite Coronavirus Travel Advisory In late March 2020, a study conducted by the National Library of Medicine looked at 382 service members packed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, where a number of members became infected with coronavirus. The study found that the use of face coverings on-board and in the congregate living quarters was associated with a 70 percent reduction in the rate of spread. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at UC San Francisco, has said that one of the most important things a person can do during this pandemic is wearing a mask, according to the University's media department. "The concept is risk reduction rather than absolute prevention," said Chin-Hong. "You don't throw up your hands if you think a mask is not 100 percent effective. That's silly. Nobody's taking a cholesterol medicine because they're going to prevent a heart attack 100 percent of the time, but you're reducing your risk substantially." READ MORE: CA Pulls 'Emergency Brake,' Considers Curfew In Coronavirus Surge California is now officially in the midst of its steepest case increase yet, prompting the state to move some 40 counties backward on the state's COVID-19 risk assessing blueprint Monday, massively rolling back reopening plans statewide. Forty-one counties now sit in the purple tier and are under the state's toughest restrictions. On Tuesday the state reported 8,743 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 new deaths as of the afternoon. And as of Tuesday, 4.7 percent of test results came back positive over a 14-day period, a 1.4 percent increase in two weeks. There were also 101 new patients admitted to the ICU Tuesday, with a total of 2,266 patients in the ICU across the state. There were also 4,885 people hospitalized for coronavirus, a 6.7 percent increase from Monday. On Tuesday alone, 326 patients were admitted to a hospital for the virus. Read the full Nov. 16 mask mandate from the California Department of Public Health here.
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Cocktail Hour Thursday attach_img
Event Details Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM Add to calendar Elevation LVK, 682 Terminal Circle, Livermore, CA, 94551More info: https://elevationlvk.com/contact/ Good times poured every Thursday. Featured drink specials, music by DJ Gren. 
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Alameda County Voters Guide: General Election 2020 attach_img
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Renee Schiavone/Patch) ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Election Day is days away and many voters have yet to cast ballots for candidates seeking to represent them in Congress or in the local council chambers. If you're looking for a ballot drop box or in-person voting location, get more information here. If you've already mailed your ballot, you can track it here and sign up to receive notifications about its status. Below, you'll find a list of races that will appear on the ballots of Alameda County voters. Don't forget to stay tuned to Patch on Election Day as results trickle in. Note: Vote for one candidate in each race, unless otherwise specified. Federal 13th Congressional District [*]Barbara Lee (D): incumbent[*]Nikka Piterman (R): teacher and software engineer 15th Congressional District [*]Alison Hayden (R): special education teacher[*]Eric Swalwell (D): incumbent 17th Congressional District [*]Ro Khanna (D): incumbent[*]Ritesh Tandon (R): small businessman State 7th State Senate District [*]Steve Glazer (D): incumbent[*]Julie Mobley (R): mother[*]9th State Senate District[*]Jamie Dluzak (L): book publisher[*]Nancy Skinner (D): incumbent 15th Assembly District [*]Sara Brink (N): filmmaker[*]Buffy Wicks (D): incumbent[*]16th Assembly District[*]Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D): incumbent[*]Joseph A. Rubay (R): real estate appraiser 18th Assembly District [*]Rob Bonta (D): incumbenthay[*]Stephen Slauson (R): electrical contractor 20th Assembly District [*]Bill Quirk (D): incumbent[*]Alexis Villalobos (D): legal assistant 25th Assembly District [*]Bob Brunton (R): businessman and electronic manufacturer[*]Alex Lee (D): legislative policy advisor County and Regional Superior Court Judge, Office 2 [*]Elena Condes: trial attorney[*]Mark Fickes: civil rights attorney Supervisor, 1st District [*]Vinnie Bacon: Fremont city councilmember (Read his Q&A with Patch)[*]David Gregory Haubert: mayor and educator (Read his Q&A with Patch) AC Transit District Director [*]Victoria Fierce: nonprofit organization manager[*]Dollene C. Jones: businesswoman[*]H. E. Christian (Chris) Peeples: incumbent AC Transit District Director, Ward 1 [*]Jovanka D. Beckles: community support organizer[*]Ben Fong: transportation policy director[*]Joe L. Wallace: incumbent AC Transit District Director, Ward 2 [*]Greg Harper: business attorney[*]Jean Walsh: sustainable transportation professional[*]Alameda County Water District Director (Choose three)[*]Aziz Akbari: incumbent[*]Ramesh Gopalan: senior technology manager[*]James Gunther: incumbent[*]Martin L. Koller: retired wastewater professional[*]John Weed: incumbent BART Director, District 5 [*]Steven Dunbar: transit systems engineer[*]John McPartland: incumbent[*]Mike Wallace: financial manager BART Director, District 7 [*]Sharon Kidd: police reform counselor[*]Lareefah Simon: incumbent[*]East Bay Regional Park District Director, Ward 1[*]Elizabeth Echols: appointed incumbent[*]Norman La Force: environmental protection attorney Eden Township Healthcare District Directors (Choose two) [*]Varsha Chauhan: doctor, hospital CEO[*]Winny Knowles: retired registered nurse[*]Pam Russo: R.N., health care administrator, incumbent[*]Chike Udemezue: researcher and financial analyst Fairview Fire Protection District Directors (Choose three) [*]Sarah Choi: incumbent[*]Melissa Dimi: incumbent[*]Nicholas Harvey: sustainable urban forester[*]Mark McDaniel: incumbent Oro Loma Sanitary District Board of Directors (Choose two) [*]Bob Glaze: appointed incumbent[*]Benny Lee: councilmember and project manager[*]Paul Stelzmann: water treatment operator[*]Dan Walters: incumbent[*]Washington Township Healthcare District Directors (Choose two)[*]William F. Nicholson: medical doctor and cardiologist[*]Chitra Ramanathan: attorney[*]Jeannie Yee: appointed incumbent Chabot - Las Positas Community College District Trustee, Area 1 [*]Robert Carlson: retired college president[*]Luis Reynoso: university business professor Ohlone Community College District Trustees, Area 2 (Choose three) [*]Greg Bonaccorsi: incumbent[*]Lance Kawn: nonprofit administrator[*]Richard E. "Rick" Norris: civil engineer[*]Amit Patel: artist and entrepreneur[*]Rakesh Sharma: retired professor Peralta Community College District Trustee, Area 1 [*]Jeff Heyman: city communications analyst[*]Bill Withrow: incumbent San Joaquin Delta Community College District Trustee, Area 6 [*]Teresa R. Brown: incumbent[*]Casey J. Goodall: retired school administrator Castro Valley Unified School District Governing Board Members (Choose three) [*]Dolly Adams: teacher[*]Mike Kusiak: educational policy manager[*]Monica R. Lee: incumbent[*]Sharon R. Parker: retired teacher[*]Levender Whitaker: incumbent[*]Kristy (Dooman): retired teacher Alameda Alameda Unified School District Governing Board Member (Choose three) [*]Beth Aney: attorney[*]John Casselberry: father and author[*]Verna Castro: education program administrator[*]Heather Little: education nonprofit director[*]Megan Sweet: educator[*]Leland Traiman: retired nurse practitioner[*]Jennifer Williams: incumbent City Council (Choose two) [*]Gig Codiga: business executive[*]Jim Oddie: incumbent[*]Trish Spencer: attorney[*]Malia Vella: incumbent and college professor[*]Amos J. White: environmental nonprofit executive Auditor [*]Kevin Kearney: incumbent Treasurer [*]Kevin Kennedy: incumbent Albany City Council (Choose three) [*]Tod Abbot: local business owner[*]Ge'Nell Gary: liability program manager[*]Preston Jordan: engineering geologist and hydrogeologist[*]Aaron Tiedemann: housing analyst and student Board of Education (Choose two) [*]Brian Beall: software engineer[*]Melissa Boyd: attorney[*]Veronica Davidson: educator Berkeley Mayor [*]Jesse Arreguín: incumbent[*]Aidan Hill: homeless commission vice chair[*]Wayne Hsiung: environmental attorney[*]Naomi D. Pete City Council District 2 [*]Timothy W. Carter: business owner and commissioner[*]Cheryl Davila: incumbent[*]Alex Sharenko: solar energy scientist[*]Terry Taplin: transportation commission vice chair City Council District 3 [*]Ben Bartlett: incumbent[*]Orlando Martinez: construction manager[*]Deborah Matthews: real estate broker[*]City Council District 5[*]Todd Andrew: real estate salesperson[*]Sophie Hahn: incumbent[*]Paul Darwin Picklesimer: community center manager City Council District 6 [*]Richard Illgen: social justice attorney[*]Susan Wengraf: incumbent School Directors (Choose two) [*]Laura Babitt: parent and financial auditor[*]José Luis Bedolla: nonprofit and CEO[*]Mike Chang: education law attorney[*]Norma J. F. Harrison: community volunteer[*]Esfandiar Imani: risk management consultant[*]Ana Vasudeo: schools transportation planner Rent Stabilization Board Commissioners (Choose five) [*]Bahman Ahmadi: retired engineer[*]Xavier Johnson: tenants' rights advocate[*]Andy Kelley: Alameda County planning commissioner[*]Carole Marasovic: homeless commissioner and attorney[*]Dan McDunn: home builder[*]Mari Mendonca: appointed incumbent[*]Pawel Moldenhawer: green building contractor[*]Wendy Saenz Hood Neufeld: retired media coordinator[*]Soulmaz Panahi: real estate agent[*]Leah Simon-Weisberg: incumbent[*]Dominique Walker: community field organizer[*]Bianca Zahri: attorney Dublin Mayor [*]Arun Goel: councilmember, engineer[*]Melissa Hernandez: councilmember[*]Regina Pangelinan: small business owner City Council (choose two) [*]Shawn Costello: game tech[*]Lucrecia Deleon: insurance broker[*]Razi Hasni: businessman and realtor[*]Sherry Hu: educator, entrpreneur and engineer[*]Michael McCorriston: corporate/nonprofit treasurer[*]Sri Muppidi: technology investor[*]Dawn Plants: retired construction administrator[*]Kashef Qaadri: scientist and cloud architect[*]Samir Qureshi: global operations executive Dublin Unified School District Governing Board Members, Area 1 [*]Dawn Mwamuo: physican and mother[*]Kristin Pelham: educator and parent Dublin Unified School District Governing Board Members, Area 4 [*]Gabi Blackman: incumbent[*]Michael Utsumi: fundraiser event coordinator Fremont Mayor [*]Vik Bajwa Singh: businessman[*]Christ Hampton: data scientist[*]Naz Mahika Khan: finance manager and broadcaster[*]Lily Mei: incumbent[*]Marlene Santilli: corporate safety assurance[*]Justin Sha: VP and professor City Council #1 [*]Teresa Keng: incumbent and small businesswoman City Council #5 [*]Dolev Gandler: student engineer[*]Raj Salwan: incumbent City Council #6 [*]Yogi Chugh: small business owner[*]Teresa Cox: Ohlone Community College trustee[*]Jhansi Kalapala: IT manager and leader[*]Charles Liu: businessman and parent[*]Andrew Quang Nguyen: senior application programmer[*]Roman Ree: stem cell advocate Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 1 [*]Desire Y. Campbell: Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member[*]Hiu Ng: retired technology executive Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 4 [*]Jhansi Kalapala: Health IT manager[*]Yajing Zhang: businesswoman and parent Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 5 [*]Michele Berke: Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member[*]Vivek Prasad: tech executive and parent[*]Lucy Shen: software engineer and alumnus Hayward City Council (Choose four) [*]Lacei Amodei: law clerk[*]Angela Andrews: manager and planning commissioner[*]Nestor Castillo: university lecturer[*]Elisha Crader: tenants' rights paralegal[*]Darrelle Demps[*]Tom Ferreira: hospital ER technician[*]Christ Caday Lozano: attorney, accountant and businessman[*]Elisa Márquez: incumbent[*]Son Nguyen: entrepreneur and marketing director[*]Olympia Joy Pereira: restaurant server[*]Joe Orlando Ramos: account manager and educator[*]Mark Salinas: incumbent and instructor[*]Francisco Zermeño: incumbent, businessman and educator Hayward Unified School District Governing Board Members (Choose 3) [*]Simon "Peter" Gutierrez Bufete: instructor and library advocate[*]Robert Carlson: incumbent[*]Maria del Carmen Espinoza: parent and student advocate[*]William L. McGee: student achievement director[*]Eufemia del Carmen Meynard: special education advocate[*]Sara Prada: parent and business owner[*]Luis Reynoso: incumbent[*]Tami Rossell: parent and educator Hayward Area Recreation & Park District Directors (Choose three) [*]Louis Manuel Andrade: incumbent[*]Rick Hatcher: incumbent[*]Joshua E. Kelton: general market merchandiser[*]Peter Rosen: licensed landscape contractor Livermore Mayor [*]Mony Nop: businessman[*]Bob Woerner: councilmember City Council, District 3 [*]Brittni Kiick: small business owner[*]Peter Patterson: medical account manager City Council, District 4 [*]Robert W. Carling: incumbent Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Governing Board Members (Choose two) [*]Yanira Guzmán: career coach and parent[*]Kandiss Hewing: human resource specialist[*]Charles "Chuck" Rogge: incumbent[*]Asa Strout: business analyst[*]Kristie Wang: public policy advocate Livermore Area Recreation & Park District Directors (Choose two) [*]James E. Boswell: deputy sheriff and father[*]Jan Palajac: incumbent[*]Mike Ralph: bike shop manager[*]Stacey A. Swanson: retired business owner[*]Richard Tarbell: urban planner Newark Mayor [*]Cornelius Lopes: cloud sales professional[*]Alan L. Nagy: incumbent[*]City Council (Choose two)[*]Maria "Sucy" Collazo: incumbent[*]Luis L. Freitas: incumbent[*]Taranjit "Singh" Gujral: director data science[*]Jason Miguel: city employee Newark Unified School District Governing Board Members, Full Term (Choose three) [*]Christine Clinton: parent[*]Aiden Hill: businessman and educator[*]Phuong Nguyen: appointed incumbent[*]Bowen Zhang: appointed incumbent Newark Unified School District Governing Board Member, Short Term [*]Amanda Chagoya: parent and businesswoman[*]Terrence Grindall: educational foundation president Oakland City Council, at-large [*]Derreck B. Johnson: small business owner[*]Rebecca Kaplan: incumbent[*]Nancy Sidebotham: tax preparer City Council District 1 [*]Steph Dominguez Walton: businesswoman and mother[*]Dan Kalb: incumbent[*]Tri Ngo: electrical engineer City Council District 3 [*]Carroll Fife: nonprofit director[*]Lynette Gibson McElhaney: incumbent[*]Seneca Scott: small business owner[*]Meron Semedar: educator[*]Alexus Taylor: community volunteer[*]Faye Taylor: longshoreman City Council District 5 [*]Noel Gallo: incumbent[*]Zoe Lopez-Meraz: medical coordinator[*]Richard Santos Raya: legal educator City Council District 7 [*]Aaron Clay: small business owner[*]Marcie Hodge: nonprofit executive director[*]Robert "Bob" Jackson: pastor[*]Trava Reid: community engagement strategist[*]Marchon Tatmon: government affairs manager City Attorney [*]Eli Ferran: deputy city attorney[*]Barbara Parker: incumbent School Director, District 1 [*]Austin Dannhaus: educator and business leader[*]Sam Davis: education analyst and parent[*]Stacy Thomas: self-employed bookkeeper[*]School Director, District 3 [*]Maiya Edgerly: education nonprofit[*]Cherisse Gash: parent[*]Mark Hurty: project manager[*]Maximo Santana: educator[*]Vancedric Williams: teacher and treasurer School Director, District 5 [*]Leroy Roches Gaines: nonprofit director[*]Mike Hutchinson: educator[*]Jorge C. Lerma: educator[*]Sheila Pope-Lawrence: educator and administrator School Director, District 7 [*]Kristina Molina: communications coordinator[*]Ben "Coach" Tapscott: retired teacher[*]Bronché Taylor: artist, teacher and mentor[*]Clifford Thompson: 5th grade teacher[*]Victor Javier Valerio: transportation project engineer Piedmont City Council [*]N. "Sunny" Bostrom-Fleming[*]Jen Cavenaugh: incumbent[*]Connie Herrick: licensed acupuncturist[*]Conna McCarthy: attorney[*]Board of Education (Choose three)[*]Veronica Anderson-Thigpen: strategy consultant[*]Hilary Cooper[*]Jason Kelley: parent[*]Cory Smegal: incumbent[*]Hari Titan: big-data scientist Pleasanton Mayor [*]Karla Brown: councilmember and businesswoman[*]Druthi Ghanta: health engineer and scientist[*]Monith Ilavarasan: product manager[*]Jerry Pentin: councilmember and businessman[*]Tom Turpel: digital marketing manager City Council (Choose two) [*]Nancy Allen: businesswoman[*]Valerie Arkin: Pleasanton Unified School District Governing Board member[*]Jack Balch: certified public accountant[*]Randy Brown: businessperson [*]Jarod Buna: attorney[*]Zarina Kiziloglu: student life coordinator[*]Chiman Lee: businessperson Pleasanton Unified School District Governing Board Members (Choose three) [*]Mary Jo Carreon: retired teacher and parent[*]Steve Maher: incumbent[*]Kelly Mokashi: eLearning education professional[*]Chong Wang: IT consultant and parent[*]Jamie Yee: incumbent San Leandro City Council District 2 [*]Bryan Azevedo: community organizer[*]Ed Hernandez: incumbent City Council District 4 [*]Christopher Bammer: automotive detail technician[*]Fred Simon: Oro Loma Sanitary District Board member City Council District 6 [*]Pete Ballew: vice mayor and incumbent San Leandro Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 5 [*]Richard D. Chennault: IT director[*]Diana Prola: incumbent Union City Mayor [*]Carol Dutra-Vernaci: incumbent and tax professional[*]Sarabjit Kaur Cheema: New Haven Unified School District trustee[*]Jaime Patino: councilman and finance manager City Council District 1 [*]Sandra Holder-Grayson: business owner[*]Gary Singh: incumbent New Haven Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 1 [*]Lance Nishihara: incumbent[*]Jatinderpal Kaur Sahi: parent and health care CEO[*]New Haven Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 2[*]Michelle Parnala: deputy probation officer[*]Melissa Shuen-Mallory: Alameda County Central Committee member[*]New Haven Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 3[*]Michael Gonzales: teacher[*]Sharan T. Kaur: incumbent Call the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at (510) 272-6973.
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Alameda County Releases Timeline For Reopening Schools attach_img
Dozens of Alameda County schools have already reopened to serve elementary school students. (Shutterstock) ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Alameda County middle and high school students may begin returning to classrooms the week of Nov. 9, public health officials announced Wednesday. Still, the decision to reopen is up to schools, the Alameda County Health Services Agency said in a news release. "That does not mean all schools have the resources to be ready as soon as opening is permitted," said Dr. Nicolas Moss, the county's interim health officer, in the release. "Some schools will need more time and should open classrooms only when they and their school communities are prepared to do so." L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County superintendent of schools, said in a statement that the health and wellbeing of students, staff and families are top priorities. The county Office of Education will work closely with local public health officials and be responsive to COVID-19 data, if it indicates changes are needed. Schools officials are maintaining "a sense of cautious optimism, knowing the significant challenges that lie ahead and the obstacles still to come in bringing our students and staff, particularly in our public districts, back into classrooms." Schools must distribute their safety reopening plans online and with the Alameda County Office of Education, which will then share the plans with the county Health Care Services Agency. Since Oct. 13, Alameda County has been in the orange tier, which is the second-lowest tier in the state's four-tiered, color-coded risk system. It indicates a "moderate" COVID-19 risk level. The state allows orange-tier counties to fully reopen schools with safety modifications, but Alameda County public health officials initially remained cautious and allowed a limited number of reopenings approved for counties in the more restrictive red tier. Cases are rising elsewhere in the country, but Alameda County's stable COVID-19 metrics prompted officials to give more schools the go-ahead to reopen, officials said. Parents should contact their schools to determine whether students will be able to return to school next month. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 23,471 COVID-19 cases and 462 associated deaths reported in Alameda County. Get the full statistical breakdown here. See which Alameda County schools have already begun to open to elementary students here.
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Livermore City Hall, Police, Library Sites Reopening To Public attach_img
Livermore city facilities begin process of reopening to the public. (Shutterstock) LIVERMORE, CA — Livermore city facilities, including city hall, police headquarters and the library, began reopening Monday for in-person services with COVID-19 precautions in place and in compliance with Alameda County Public Health guidelines, officials said. Hours vary by building or agency, and some may require appointments, while others allow walk-ins. Residents, however, are encouraged to conduct business online or over the phone when possible. "We're excited to start the reopening process of our city facilities," Livermore officials said. "For the health and safety of visitors and staff, precautions are in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19." At City Hall, 1052 South Livermore Ave., the Community Development Department (planning, housing, building and engineering) is open by appointment only. All other departments are by appointment or walk-in. At Livermore Police Department headquarters,1110 S. Livermore Ave., hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment or walk-in. The Civic Center Library at 1188 South Livermore Ave. is open by appointment from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. To see the full list of openings, follow this link. And do note: The following health precautions/mandates are implemented: [*]Masks are required to be worn at all times when in shared and/or common spaces.[*]COVID screening, including a brief oral symptom check and temperature scan (using a touchless thermal scanner).[*]Physical distancing of at least six feet from anyone outside your household. All floor markings and barriers should be observed.[*]Capacity is limited with some departments only offering select services during onsite visits.[*]Most shared seating has been eliminated.[*]The facilities, including restrooms, countertops, and high touch surfaces, are disinfected frequently. [*]Hand sanitizer is available for use. ----------- ALSO SEE: Election Day 2020: Restaurant Steals & Deals
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Scouting for Food attach_img
Greater Bay Area, CA- Amid Pandemic, Scouts Safely Serve Community An excerpt from the Scout Oath holds true: to help other people at all times. Since the beginning of shelter in place, the need for food assistance in the bay area has doubled. Food insecurity has increased across pockets of our communities, greatly affecting our neighbors and friends. As the holiday season edges closer, the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America seeks community support in their annual Scouting for Food Drive. The Scouts are taking a new look on their veteran food program. Due to COVID-19, there will be many drop off location sites throughout the bay area. These sites will be hosted by Scouts and volunteers on specific days and times, all found on their local website https://ggacbsa.org/scouting-for-food-2020/ Some campaigns cover a full week while others are a single day. Monetary donations go much farther than the cans in your cupboard. For every dollar donated, the local food banks can purchase up to $7 worth of food. This also allows for the food banks to purchase items that cannot be donated including milk and eggs, necessities for young families. By following the link previously mentioned, you can donate any value online. "We know that things look very different this year," says Scout mom and volunteer, Shannon Durbala of Pack 943 in Pleasanton. "The need for food is still the same and we are excited to help lessen that burden on families." In June of 2020, three local Scout Councils in the bay area elected to merge forming the new Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC). Over 20,000 youth are served in Counties including San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, and Lake. "The new council means that we get to serve more youth in our leadership program," Continues Durbala. "I don't know of any other organization that teaches service like the Scouts do." GGAC would like to thank Alameda County Industries, Republic Services, and Recycle Smart for their continued support in serving our communities with their support of this event.
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Alameda County Health Officer Issues Thanksgiving Guidance attach_img
Keep any gatherings "small, short, stable and safe," Bay Area health officials said. (Shutterstock) ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Health officials in Alameda County and across seven other Bay Area counties issued guidance Monday on Thanksgiving holidays and travel. Any gatherings should be "small, short, stable and safe," and ideally close enough to home to avoid long-distance travel, health officers said in a statement. The public can protect themselves by holding gatherings outdoors, wearing face coverings and keeping a distance from others who are not in their households. Don't forget to avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth, get a flu shot, and wash and sanitize hands often. If a gathering is important to you, consider postponing that haircut or indoor meal to reduce exposure, officials said. Any activity outside of your home can increase chances of COVID-19 exposure. Nobody should travel if they are sick, officials said. If you must travel, don't share cars with people you don't live with. If you must share a car, wear masks, open the windows and try to stick with the same cohort of passengers, officials said. Airplane air is filtered and viruses do not spread easily on flights, but travelers will be spending time within six feet of others and around frequently touched surfaces, officials said. While California does not require people to quarantine upon arrival to the Golden State, some state governments or countries subject Californian visitors to mandatory quarantine and testing, officials said. Check before you leave. Consider which family members may be older or at higher risk of falling ill and remember that COVID-19 patients may spread the virus without experiencing symptoms, officials said. Upon a traveler's return, they should consider getting tested three to seven days later, whether you feel symptoms or not, officials said. Monitor yourself for symptoms for up to two weeks. But the safest way to celebrate is with virtual gatherings or at home, officials said. People can decorate their homes, share a virtual meal, host online parties and contests, or deliver traditional meals to family members and neighbors. Visit a drive-in movie night, seasonal art installation or drive-by event, officials said. See the full list of tips below:
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Livermore School Board Advances Plan To Reopen Schools: Report attach_img
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is responsible for 13,500 students from transitional kindergarten to 12th grades. (Shutterstock) LIVERMORE, CA — The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District board has advanced a plan to partially reopen schools as soon as Jan. 19, Bay Area News Group reported. The decision came after nearly 100 parents and students testified at the board's Tuesday meeting, most of whom called for schools to reopen and spoke of the struggles of distance learning, the paper reported. The possible Jan. 19 reopening date was identified by a LVJUSD reopening task force, comprised of 60 people who have been meeting each week since September, according to the proposal. While some believed that any time in the classroom was better than none at all, others worried about the disruption that a partial return to school would cause in students' and families' schedules, the task force said. The task force ultimately put the question to families in a survey sent out over the weekend, Bay Area News Group reported. The task force recommended that a supermajority of 67 percent of families would need to agree on the hybrid learning model in order for LVJUSD to move forward with reopenings, but it's unclear if the board will follow that recommendation. Parents have until Nov. 13 to communicate their preferences, according to the proposal. The hybrid model proposal calls for students be divvied into "AM" and "PM" groups, which run from 8 to 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 to 3 p.m., respectively. Smaller groups make it possible for LVJUSD to enforce social distancing; the average classroom can accommodate 12 to 15 students while following distancing requirements. Class would take place every weekday except Wednesday, when teachers would reserve time for struggling students, according to the proposal. Parents would still have the option of sticking with distance learning, even if LVJUSD implements the hybrid learning model, according to the proposal. A hybrid learning model could lead to restructuring of classes, as not all teachers would be medically able to teach in-person. The task force also raised the possibility of creating learning groups of 15 to 20 students, which would allow students to get academic support and participate in hands-on courses. This could be an option even if LVJUSD proceeds with distance learning for all students, according to the proposal. Read more of the task force's recommendations here. Read the draft of LVJUSD's elementary school reopening here. Read more at the San Jose Mercury News.
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Holiday 'Garden Of d'Lights' 2020: Ruth Bancroft, Wal attach_img
Event Details Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM Add to calendar More info: https://www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/lights2020/ Garden of d'Lights Fridays - Sundays, Nov. 20 - Dec. 20, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA From The Ruth Bancroft Garden: "Brighten your holidays at the Garden of d'Lights - a safe outdoor holiday lights exhibit that's fun for the entire family.  "Thousands of lights and lasers will illuminate the Ruth Bancroft Garden and transform its cacti, succulents and trees into magical multicolored botanical sculptures. It's unlike anything else in the East Bay. "More details and tickets; https://tinyurl.com/y6gmffeg "Open Friday through Sunday nights November 20th through December 20th  "Three admission times each night at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30pm. Capacity is limited, there will be timed entry and tickets must be purchased online in advance beginning November 1st.  "Masks will be required at all times for guests aged 3 and older." DETAILS & TICKET INFO HERE --Image via Autumn Johnson/Patch
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Alameda County To Regress Into Most-Restrictive Tier attach_img
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that 94 percent of California's population is now in the most-restrictive tier. (Courtney Teague/Patch) ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Alameda County will return Tuesday into the most-restrictive tier of California's COVID-19 risk system. Alameda County was previously in the orange "moderate risk" tier of California's four-tiered color-coded COVID-19 risk system. But as Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed Monday the need to pull "an emergency brake" amid a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, Alameda County and nearly 30 other counties were moved back into the purple tier, which indicates widespread risk. "We are sounding the alarm," Newsom said Monday in a news release. "California is experiencing the fastest increase in cases we have seen yet –faster than what we experienced at the outset of the pandemic or even this summer. The spread of COVID-19, if left unchecked, could quickly overwhelm our health care system and lead to catastrophic outcomes." Alameda County is now seeing about 9 new COVID-19 cases per day, per 100,000 residents, according to state data. The purple tier standard is 7 cases per day, per 100,000 residents. Case rate data lags by a week. The county's COVID-19 testing positivity rate, however, is 2.5% — below the purple tier standard of 8%. Last week, Alameda County public health officials announced plans to pause the reopening of additional activities as hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases rose. As Alameda County prepares to transition into the purple tier, many indoor business operations deemed non-essential must further close or scale back operations. Counties may enact stricter restrictions, but here's what the state allows under the purple tier, with safety modifications: [*]Outdoor gatherings only; up to three households[*]Outdoor dining only[*]Outdoor playgrounds/recreational facilities[*]Indoor hair salons/barbershops[*]Indoor retail; 25% capacity[*]Outdoor gyms/fitness centers[*]Outdoor worship services[*]Indoor shopping malls; 25% capacity, closed common areas and food courts[*]Indoor personal care services[*]Outdoor movie theaters[*]Outdoor museums, zoos, aquariums Bars, breweries and distilleries that do not sell food must remain closed. People who work in offices should instead work remotely, according to state guidelines. Businesses previously allowed to operate must confirm to purple tier standards by 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, the county said in a statement. See the full state guidelines for each tier here. Schools that have already reopened may continue to do so, but no more schools may reopen for in-person instruction as of Wednesday, the county said. Students may still meet in small cohorts for limited instruction. "We have moved cautiously with our reopening and continued seeking opportunities to keep activities open once they were permitted," the public health department said in the statement. "While this approach has served us well, the most recent wave of new infections in Alameda County and across the state appear to be growing even faster than what we experienced in the summer." County public health officials have called on residents to stay home when sick, wear masks, maintain six feet from others not in your household, frequently wash hands, get a flu shot and review guidelines on Thanksgiving and holiday travel. Last week, the state issued a travel advisory. All visitors to California and Californians returning to their home state are asked to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in the Golden State. The advisory only applies to recreational travelers, not those who are traveling for work, medical, study or other essential purposes. Read: Alameda County Health Officer Issues Thanksgiving Guidance Public health officials expect cases to continue to climb as the weather cools and holidays loom. "We're moving from a marathon to a sprint," Newsom said. There have been 25,872 COVID-19 cases reported in Alameda County as of Monday afternoon, county data show. There have been 490 deaths linked to the coronavirus. Here's the COVID-19 case count by community: [*]Alameda: 540[*]Albany: 78[*]Berkeley: 886[*]Castro Valley: 687[*]Dublin: 388[*]Eden area: 1,672[*]Emeryville: 118[*]Fairview: 186[*]Fremont: 1,889[*]Hayward: 3,865[*]Livermore: 1,120[*]Newark: 701[*]Oakland: 9,761[*]Piedmont: 52[*]Pleasanton: 583[*]San Leandro: 1,483[*]Sunol: 13[*]Union City: 1,013[*]Other unincorporated area: 42 Read: CA Pulls 'Emergency Brake,' Considers Curfew In Coronavirus Surge Get more detailed information on the county's COVID-19 statistics here or by using the widget below (use the scroll on the right):
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Guidelines Released For Halloween, Trick-Or-Treating attach_img
(Shutterstock) Here are the news stories trending across Connecticut this morning: CDC: Traditional Trick-Or-Treating This Halloween Is 'High-Risk' Halloween isn't canceled, but the federal health agency released its guidelines for trick-or-treating and other seasonal activities.>>>Read More. CT Coronavirus Updates: Nearly 500 New Cases Reported Hospitalizations dropped after reaching a two-month high last week.>>>Read More. Beloved Police Officer Dies At 56, Mourned Condolences are pouring in for the officer, father, coach, mentor, neighbor and friend.>>>Read More. Man Tried To Lift Toddler Out Of Chair At Mall: PD The man approached a toddler and tried to lift him out of his seat in the food court, police said. The father chased after the man.>>>Read More. Unclaimed $2.2M Lottery Winner Sold In Connecticut The clock is ticking on a winning Connecticut Lottery ticket worth $2.2 million that was sold at a store.>>>Read More. Popular Restaurant To Temporarily Close Due To Coronavirus An employee at a popular restaurant tested positive for COVID-19.>>>Read More.
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Masks Required For Children 3+ In Childcare Settings attach_img
Children over the age of 3 years old will need to wear masks in child care settings in Connecticut. (Shutterstock) CONNECTICUT — Connecticut's new daycare mask mandate goes into effect Monday. All children over the age of 3 years old are required to wear face masks in child care settings. Programs have until Oct. 19 to fully phase in the requirement in order to give children, family and staff time to get used to the new rule, according to the state Office of Early Childhood. Exceptions can be made for children who have a health condition or developmental need that makes wearing masks difficult or impossible. The change came after the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed guidance on mask use for children. Children can take off their masks during meals and at nap time, but distance between children must be maximized during that time. Children can also remove masks during outdoor activities and during "mask breaks" so long as social distancing can be maintained. Some daycare programs have already had young children wear masks with success. Some tips from the OEC on how to get your young children to wear a mask: [*]Have children pick out a mask that is their favorite color or allow them to personalize it. [*]Let your children see you wear a mask and teach them how to properly put one on and take it off. [*]Tell children that mask use helps keep germs away from others, similar to washing hands. [*]Use positive reinforcement. [*]Practice mask wearing at home and make it part of a daily routine.
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Governor Lamont Announces Launch Of Online Tax Filing System
Press release from Governor Ned Lamont: September 21, 2020 (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) multi-year IT modernization initiative that will improve the customer's experience and deliver additional, user-friendly features such as mobile device-friendly design, secure web messaging, and advanced tax filing reminders. The launch is highlighted by the new, online tax filing and payment portal called DRS myconneCT. Certain taxes filed by businesses are included in the initial phase, and the program will include all state tax filings made with DRS in future phases. Information about the portal will be included in business.ct.gov, the one-stop-shop for businesses launched in July, and is part of the broader efforts of the Lamont administration to streamline and modernize government services. "This new portal is just one piece of our larger efforts to make sure that businesses spend less time talking to us at the state – and more time growing their business," Governor Lamont said. "This work has continued even during the COVID-19 pandemic because we are committed to ensuring that businesses have what they need to be successful in Connecticut in all climates. We know that our commitment to continuing this work no matter what will help us come out of the pandemic even stronger – and I am excited to see this program grow." "The DRS modernization aligns with the administration's vision of state government services that are available online, secure, and customer-focused," Acting Revenue Services Commissioner John Biello said. "Following months of preparation, the professionals here at DRS are well-positioned to continue to deliver world-class customer service using our new and improved tax administration system. This exciting initiative will elevate how DRS conducts business, and how taxpayers interact with the agency." "Everyone deserves the same modern, convenient online experience they get when shopping or banking when they are dealing with state government," Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe said. "Our goal with business.ct.gov, including these capabilities from DRS, is to ensure businesses, consumers, and residents spend less time talking to us and trying to figure out what they need to do, and more time with their families, building their business, and enjoying our state." Beginning today, taxpayers can create their myconneCT username and can use myconneCT to file state returns, make payments, and view their filing histories, among other self-service options, for the following business state tax types administered by DRS: · Sales and Use/Business Use · Withholding · Room Occupancy (B&B Occupancy) · Prepaid Wireless E 9-1-1 Fee · Admissions and Dues · Tourism Surcharge · Rental Surcharge · Dry Cleaning Surcharge Other state tax types, such as individual income tax, will be included in future additions to myconneCT. More information about myconneCT can be found on the DRS website. This press release was produced by Governor Ned Lamont. The views expressed here are the author's own.
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Oktoberfests: Your 2020 Guide To Oom-Pah In California attach_img
See where to find Oktoberfests and German specials this year throughout the Golden State. (Shutterstock) CALIFORNIA — Just because the coronavirus pandemic fueled cancellations of many Oktoberfests throughout California this year, dirndls and lederhosen need not languish in the back of closets. Statewide, scads of organizers scrambled in recent months to revamp and present Bavarian-inspired events and smaller-scale German feasts to replace those scrapped in 2020 due to COVID-19 mandates. Peruse Patch's annual Oktoberfest guide, which looks very different this year, to be sure, and see what's going on near you. And Prost, from Patch! NOTE: Double-check that listed activities are still proceeding as previously posted and planned. And if we missed your organization's Oktoberfest event, email details and an online link to [email protected] --------------- ALAMEDA: OCT. 3: Oktoberfest. Outdoors, socially distanced, masks & pre-purchased tickets required. [*]Dahoam1516, 1516 Lincoln Ave., Alameda, CA OCT. 12: Speisekammer Chef's Oktoberfest Cooking Class. Fundraiser for Alameda Family Services. [*]Online event from Alameda, CA --------------- ANAHEIM: OCT. 1-25: Oktoberfest in Biergarten 2020: Phoenix Club. German cuisine, beer & music in outdoor setting. [*]The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA SEPT. 26: Droptoberfest: Oktoberfest Event Live & Online. With tours, tastings, music, magic & to-go kits. [*]First Class Pizza - Woodbury, 6420 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, CA & Windsor Homebrew Supply, 1045 N. Armando St., Anaheim CA --------------- BEAUMONT: SEPT. 18-20: 31st Annual King Ludwig's Oktoberfest. Canceled. [*]Noble Creek Park, West Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, CA -------------- BIG BEAR LAKE: Through NOV. 7: 50th Annual Oktoberfest. "We are continuing to plan for the 50th Anniversary, with possibly adjustments to schedules and activities as needed." [*]Big Bear Lake Convention Center, 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 -------------- BURLINGAME: OCTOBER: 'Hawktoberfest' Hoover Elementary Oktoberfest. Canceled. [*]Masonic Lodge, 145 Park Road, Burlingame, CA ----------------- CAMPBELL: OCT. 17-18: Downtown Oktoberfest. Canceled. [*]Downtown East Campbell Avenue and North 1st Street, Campbell, CA ---------------- CARLSBAD: SEPT. 21: St. Patrick Church's 8th Annual Oktoberfest. Canceled. [*]St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3821 Adams St., Carlsbad, CA OCTOBER: Rotary Oktoberfest Family Fall Festival. Canceled. [*]Holiday Park, 1055 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad, CA OCT. 1-31: Oktober-Feast. A month of dining discounts from participating restaurants, including Bavarian-inspired meal deals from Tip Top Meats. [*]Participating restaurants, Carlsbad, CA ----------------- CARMEL: SEPT. 5: Annual Oktoberfest Monterey Bay 2020. Canceled. [*]The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA ----------------- CHATSWORTH: SEPT.: Oktoberfest- Band, Beer Garden & Kids' Zone. No event posted for 2020. [*]Chatsworth Junior Baseball League, 21350 Mayall St., Chatsworth, CA ------------------- CHICO: SEPT. 19: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Haus Party. "Dance like you're under the big tent!" [*]Virtual via Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., 1075 E. 20th St., Chico, CA ------------------- CLAYTON: OCT. 3-4: Oktoberfest & Carnival. Canceled. [*]Main Street, Clayton, CA ---------------- CLOVERDALE: OCT. 3: Oktoberfest & Courtney's Pumpkin Patch. Canceled. [*]Downtown Plaza, Cloverdale, CA ------------------ CONCORD: OCT. 9-10: Annual Oktoberfest. Postponed/Canceled. [*]Todos Santos Plaza, 2151 Salvio St., Concord, CA ------------------- CORONA: OCT. 23: Oktoberfest 2020: American Legion. Deutsche dinner for just $20 & tickets on sale. [*]American Legion Joe Dominguez Post 742, 1557 Yorba St., Corona, CA ------------ CORTE MADERA: OCT.: Annual Oktoberfest: Menke Park. No event scheduled for 2020. [*]Menke Park, Corte Madera, CA --------------- COTATI: OCT.: Oktoberfest. No event posted from Cotati Chamber of Commerce. [*]La Plaza Park, Cotati, CA ----------------- CYPRESS: OCT.: St. Irenaeus Oktoberfest. No info publicized or posted for 2020. [*]Saint Irenaeus Catholic Church, 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress, CA ------------------ DAVIS: OCT. 3: Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest To-Go 2020: Sudwerk Brewing. German dinner options include vegan and cobblers. Order soon! [*]Sudwerk Brewing Co., 2001 2nd St., Davis, CA --------------------- EL CAJON: SEPT. 25-27 & OCT. 2-4: Oktoberfest - Food, Dance & Kids' Zone. Canceled. [*]German American Societies of San Diego, 1017 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA ----------------- ENCINITAS: OCT. 4: 25th Annual Oktoberfest & Parade. Canceled. [*]El Camino Real & Mountain Vista Drive, Encinitas, CA ----------------- ESCONDIDO: OCT.: Welk Resorts' Annual Oktoberfest. No event scheduled for 2020. [*]Welk Resorts San Diego, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA --------------------- FAIRFAX: OCT. 10: Biketoberfest Marin 2020. Canceled. [*]Fairfax Plaza, Downtown Fairfax, CA ---------------------- GILROY: OCT. 3: Bavarian-Style Harvest Dinner: Fernwood Cellars. A Bavarian twist on dinner in the vineyards. [*]Fernwood Cellars Winery, 7137 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy, CA ----------------- GRANADA HILLS: OCT.: Rotary's Oktoberfest Beer & Wine Tasting. No 2020 event posted. [*]Granada Hills Street Faire, 17603 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA ------------- HAWTHORNE: SEPT. 26: Oktoberfest Virtual Bash: Common Space Brewery. With contests for costumes, yodeling & more! [*]Common Space Brewery, 3411 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne, CA ------------------ HERMOSA BEACH: OCT: Oktoberfest: Abigaile's. No 2020 event: Restaurant permanently closed. [*]Abigaile Restaurant & Brewery, 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA -------------------- HOLLISTER: OCT. 3-4: Oktoberfest At Renaissance Fair. Canceled. [*]Casa De Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister, CA ------------------ HUNTINGTON BEACH: SEPT. 18- OCT. 31: Oktoberfest: Old World Huntington Beach. Beloved German menu served at spacious and doggy-friendly, outdoor Biergarten or to-go. [*]Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA SEPT. 23: Oktoberfest 'Alpine View' Paint-n-Sip. A socially distanced good time with mini art lesson, beer, wine and charcuterie tray. [*]Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA ---------------- IRVINE: SEPT. 26: Droptoberfest: Oktoberfest Event Live & Online. With tours, tastings, music, magic & to-go kits. [*]First Class Pizza - Woodbury, 6420 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, CA & Windsor Homebrew Supply, 1045 N. Armando St., Anaheim CA ----------------- LA MESA: OCT. 2-4: Oktoberfest Reimagined. "All of the festivities you know and love in formats that are safe for the current season." [*]La Mesa, CA ------------------- LAKE ARROWHEAD: OCT. 3-25: Oktoberfest 2020: Lake Arrowhead Village. Canceled. [*]Lake Arrowhead Village, 28200 State Hwy. 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA ------------------ LIVERMORE: SEPT. 25 & 27: Oktoberfest 2020: Shadow Puppet Brewing. Brats soaked in beer! [*]Shadow Puppet Brewing, 4771 Arroyo Vista, Livermore, CA ------------------ LODI: OCT. 24: 15th Annual Oktoberfest. Tickets on sale for drive-thru Bavarian dinner. [*]American Legion, 320 N. Washington St., Lodi, CA ---------------- LONG BEACH: SEPT. 19 - OCT. 30: Oktoberfest Dining: Rasselbock. Enjoy food & drink specials on the patio, or Oktoberfest Bundles to-go. [*]Rasselbock - Kitchen & Beer Garden, 4020 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA OCT.: Taste of Brews Oktoberfest: Canceled. [*]Lighthouse Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA ------------------- LOS ALTOS: SEPT.-OCT.: Oktoberfest Foods: Esther's German Bakery. Authentic, old-world baked goods available for takeout, delivery & outdoor dining. [*]Esther's German Bakery, 987 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA ------------------- LOS ANGELES: SEPT.-OCT.: Wurstküche Restaurant. The outdoor Beer Garden is open with Bavarian dishes. [*]DTLA, 800 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA SEPT. 19-OCT.: Oktoberfest: Wirtshaus Beer Garden."Join us for a fun (socially distanced) time in the Biergarten!" [*]Wirtshaus, 345 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA SEPT.- OCT: Oktoberfest at Rasselbock. Biergarten and sidewalk dining open with acclaimed German cuisine and wide selection of beers. [*]Rasselbock L.A. Kitchen & Beer Garden, 3817 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA OCT. 3: Vegan Oktoberfest 2020. Canceled. [*]Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA --------------------- MAMMOTH LAKES: SEPT. 17-19: Oktoberfest 2020. Canceled. [*]Village At Mammoth, 1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA ------------------------ MAR VISTA: SEPT.- OCT: Oktoberfest at Rasselbock. Biergarten and sidewalk dining open with acclaimed German cuisine and wide selection of beers. [*]Rasselbock L.A. Kitchen & Beer Garden, 3817 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA ----------------- MARINA: OCT. 10: American Legion Oktoberfest Takeout Fundraiser. Order up: a schnitzel dinner with German fixings. [*]American Legion Post 694, 694 Legion Way, Marina, CA ---------------- MILL VALLEY: SEPT. 19: Tam Valley Oktoberfest. Canceled. [*]Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley, CA --------------------- MILPITAS: SEPT. 19-OCT. 4: Oktoberfest Dining Specials 2020: Seven's Bar & Grill. Celebrate Bavarian-style with dishes perfect for Oktoberfest - dine outdoors or to-go. [*]Seven's Bar and Grill, 777 Bellew Drive, Milpitas, CA ----------------------- MONTROSE: OCT. 3: Oktoberfest & Carnival & Contests. Canceled. [*]2200-2400 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA ---------------------- MOORPARK: OCT. 9-11: Oktoberfest: Enegren Brewing. Spread out over three, socially distanced days with German food, beer, song & more. [*]Enegren Brewing Company, 444 Zachary St., Moorpark, CA ------------------- MOUNTAIN VIEW: SEPT. - OCT.: Oktoberfest Dining: Steins Beer Garden. Brats, pretzels & more on dining & to-go menu. [*]Steins Beer Garden, 895 Villa St., Mountain View, CA --------------------- NOVATO: OCT.: Oktoberfest Dinner & Music. Not scheduled for 2020. [*]Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato, CA --------------------- OAKLAND: OCT. 3-4: Oaktoberfest In The Dimond. Canceled. [*]Dimond District, MacArthur Boulevard and Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA OCT. 4: Oktoberfest With Nature Friends Tourist Club. Canceled. [*]Oakland Nature Friends Tourist Club, 3115 Butters Drive, Oakland, CA ------------------------- OCEAN BEACH: OCT. 9-10: OB Oktoberfest. Postponed/Canceled. [*]Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA ------------------ PALM SPRINGS: SEPT. 23: Oktoberfest Beer Tasting. "On The Mark Oktoberfest is ON!!" [*]Zoom with On The Mark Fine Foods & Provisions, 111 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA OCTOBER: Oktoberfest: Draughtsman. Pub is permanently closed. [*]Draughtsman/Palm Springs Fan Club, 1541 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA -------------------- PETALUMA: SEPT. 12: Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival. Canceled. [*]Water Street, Downtown Petaluma, CA -------------------- POMONA: OCT. 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24:Oktoberfest 2020: Fairplex. Canceled. [*]Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA -------------------- RAMONA: OCT. 17: Motorcycle Rally 5th Annual Bike Show & Oktoberfest. Canceled. [*]Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA --------------------- RANCHO BERNARDO: OCT.: Rancho BEERnardo Festival. No event listed for 2020. [*]Webb Park, 16826 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA -------------------- REDLANDS: OCT. 3: Optimist Club's Annual Oktoberfest. Canceled. [*]Sylvan Park, 601 N. University St., Redlands, CA ------------------- REDWOOD CITY: SEPT.-OCT: Gourmet Haus Staudt Oktoberfest. "A slice of Germany" open with biergarten & market. [*]Gourmet Haus Staudt & Beer Garden Staudt, 2615 Broadway St., Redwood City, CA SEPT.: 5-Day Oktoberfest. Not scheduled for 2020. [*]Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City, California 94063 OCT. 1-4: Oktoberfest 2020: Freewheel Brewing Co. Plans in the works at pub with patio dining and takeout. [*]Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City, CA ---------------- SACRAMENTO: SEPT. 26: Der Biergarten's Oktoberfest. Virtual this year, with party kits for sale. [*]Der Biergarten/Midtown BierGarten, 2332 K St., Sacramento, CA OCT. 9-10: Sacramento Turn Verein Oktoberfest. Canceled. [*]Sacramento Turn Verein, 3349 J St., Sacramento, CA ------------------ SAN DIEGO: SEPT. 17-20: Eppig Oktoberfest on the Harbor. Socially distanced with German food & beer. Lederhosen and dirndls encouraged. Tickets required. [*]Eppig Brewing Waterfront Biergarten, 2817 Dickens St., San Diego, CA SEPT. 19 - OCT. 4: CRAFToberfest Beer & Pretzels: Liberty Public Market. Beer, growlers & pretzel specials. Prost! [*]Bottlecraft Beer Shop and Tasting Room, 2820 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA SEPT. 30: Wine Tasting: Oktoberfest 2020: WineSellar & Brasserie. With German wines & food pairings! [*]The WineSellar & Brasserie, 9550 Waples St., San Diego, CA OCT. 10: Oktoberfest Virtual Beer Festival. With beers, oom-pah band, pretzels & collectible stein. [*]Virtual via video. Pick-up: Tavern and Bowl, 930 Market St., San Diego, CA --------------- SAN FRANCISCO: Through Oct.4: Schroeder SF's Oktoberfest. German cuisine in new, "parklet" dining space. [*]Schroeders SF, 240 Front St., San Francisco, CA SEPT.: Oktoberfest By The Bay. Nothing posted for 2020. [*]Pier 35, San Francisco, CA ------------------- SAN GABRIEL: OCT. 22: Dumpling & Beer Fest. Canceled. [*]San Gabriel Mission District, 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA ----------------- SAN JOSE: SEPT. 25 & 26: Ludwig's German Table Oktoberfest. "A new concept and new set up for 2020." [*]Ludwig's German Table, 261 North 2nd St., San Jose, CA 95112 ----------------- SAN LUIS OBISPO: SEPT. 18-19, SEPT. 25-26 & OCT. 3-4: Oktoberfest 2020: Beda's Biergarten. Six, socially distanced nights with authentic German food, beer & music! [*]Beda's Biergarten, 3230 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA --------------- SAN RAMON: OCT. 3: Oktoberfest 2020: Forest Home Farms Historic Park. Canceled. [*]Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon CA ------------------- SANTA MONICA: OCT. 4: Oktoberfest 5K, 10K, 15K & Half Marathon. Socially distanced with staggered start times. You can run in lederhosen, right? [*]Beach path near Crescent Bay Park, Santa Monica, CA ------------------ SOLANA BEACH: SEPT. 20: Oktoberfest 'Cook with Jason' Class & Dinner. With a fun, German-inspired menu. Reservations required. [*]Solana Beach Farmers Market, 444 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA -------------------- TAHOE CITY: SEPT. 26: Oktoberfest 2020: Commons Beach. Canceled. [*]Commons Beach, 400 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA --------------------- TORRANCE: SEPT.-OCT.: Oktoberfest 2020. The Alpine Village restaurant is closed, but market is open with German foods & baked goods! "Pflaumenkuchen" available through September. [*]The Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA ------------------ VENICE: SEPT.-OCT.: Wurstküche Restaurant. The outdoor Beer Garden is open & Bavarian dishes are available. [*]Wurstküche Restaurant, 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 ----------------- VISTA: OCT. 3 & 4: Oktoberfest In The Garden: Eppig Brewing. Food included, and tickets required. [*]Eppig Brewing, 1347 Keystone Way, Vista, CA ------------------- WALNUT CREEK: OCT. 17: Annual Oktoberfest & Kids' Zone. Canceled. [*]Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA --------------- WESTLAKE VILLAGE: OCT. 15-18: Oktoberfest at The Stonehaus. With food, music & overflowing steins! [*]The Stonehaus, 32039 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA ----------------- YORBA LINDA: SEPT.: Oktoberfest: St. Martin de Porres. No event posted for 2020. [*]St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA ---------------- If we missed your organization's Oktoberfest event, email details and an online link to [email protected]
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When Is The Best Time To Start Claiming Social Security Benefits? attach_img
Silvur, a retirement app, lets you easily calculate the benefits you'll receive at every age against your expenses and net worth. (Shutterstock) This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own. If you're nearing retirement, you've probably wondered when is the best time to start receiving Social Security benefits. Most people who have paid into the system for at least 10 years are eligible to begin collecting Social Security at age 62, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should. The "best age" to start taking Social Security benefits depends on a number of individual factors. With Silvur, a free app dedicated to helping folks reach their retirement goals, you can easily calculate the Social Security benefits you'll receive at every age and how they compare to your expenses and net worth. Whether you're single, married or divorced, Silvur will help calculate your benefits based on your marital status. In addition, Silvur factors in Medicare cost estimates based on your ZIP code once you hit age 65. You'll get a complete picture of your retirement finances by age. How Are Social Security Benefits Calculated? According to Silvur, the Social Security Administration calculates your benefits based on the average of your top 35 earning years. However, earnings over a certain amount are not used to determine your benefits. In 2020, the limit is $137,000, meaning anything you earn over that is not included in the calculation of your Social Security benefits. If you start taking Social Security before your full retirement age, you'll receive a permanently reduced benefit. For most Americans, full retirement age is between 65 and 67, depending on when you were born. Waiting until full retirement age to collect benefits is often the best choice, but that may not be right for everyone. Download Silvur To Calculate Your Social Security Benefits At Any Age How Are Spousal Social Security Benefits Calculated? If you're currently married, divorced or widowed, you may qualify for Social Security spousal benefits. The size of your Social Security spousal benefit depends on your age, your spouse's age, the maximum amount of your spouse's benefit, your marital status and whether other benefits are available to you. Some retirees need to take a spousal benefit because they did not work long enough to qualify for their own Social Security retirement benefit. However, you can also qualify for your spouse's benefits even if you've qualified for your own. If you and your spouse have both paid into the system, the Social Security Administration will automatically give you both the higher benefit of the two. According to Silvur, if you're married, you can qualify for spousal benefits if your spouse is already receiving benefits, you've been married for at least one year and you're at least 62 years old or caring for a child who is under age 16 or disabled. The maximum amount you can claim is 50 percent of your spouse's full benefit. If you're divorced, you can receive Social Security benefits based on your ex-spouse's earnings record if you've been divorced at least two years, you were married for more than 10 years, you never remarried and you are age 62 or older. At full retirement age, you could be entitled to up to 50 percent of your ex-spouse's full benefit. If your spouse died, you can qualify for survivor benefits if you were married to the deceased person for at least nine months and you are at least 60 years old (unless you are disabled or caring for the deceased person's child, who is under age 16 or disabled). If you're widowed, you're eligible to receive the full amount of your late spouse's benefit once you've reached full retirement age. How Should You Decide When To Begin Collecting Social Security? According to Silvur, there are a number of factors to consider as you decide when the right time is to collect benefits. These include: Health and life expectancy: If you're in poor health and don't expect to live into your 70s or 80s, it might make sense to collect benefits early. If you expect to live another 20 years, delaying benefits may be the better choice. Whether some else qualifies for your benefits: If you have a spouse or dependent eligible to receive benefits on your Social Security record, you'll need to consider how the timing of when you take benefits will impact them. In some cases, you may want to delay collecting your benefits to maximize the amount your spouse or dependent child can receive. If you're married and you or your spouse has earned significantly more than the other, consider waiting to collect the higher-earning spouse's benefits. If the lower earner outlives their spouse, he or she will be eligible to collect benefits equal to the higher of two the paychecks. Other sources of income: If you have savings, CDs, money market accounts, retirement accounts or other investments, you can use those to pay your bills until you reach full retirement age, and you can then collect full benefits. Whether you're still working: If you haven't reached full retirement age and are healthy enough to continue working, you may want to postpone your retirement until you've reached full retirement age and can collect 100 percent of your benefits. If you wait to collect benefits until after your full retirement age, you'll earn a delayed retirement credit for every month you don't take Social Security until you turn 70, which can increase your benefit by up to 8 percent a year. If you're in your top-earning years, continuing to work may increase the average income used to calculate how much you receive when you do start collecting Social Security. Break-even point: At a certain point, the larger Social Security payout you'll receive by delaying benefits will offset the income you missed by waiting. Figuring out when this break-even point is may help you decide when to start taking your benefits. There's no additional benefit for waiting longer than age 70 to receive your benefits. For many people, the break-even point is earlier than this, which is why it's important to calculate when yours is with the help of a financial planner or a retirement app like Silvur. How Silvur Helps You Plan For Your Financial Future In addition to calculating your Social Security benefits at any age, Silvur helps you make smart decisions about your financial future based on your retirement score. To get your retirement score, download the iOS app and enter your income, assets and planned retirement date. From there, you'll get a retirement score that shows you how long your money will last into retirement — but it doesn't stop there. Silvur also provides you with a series of monthly checklists that will help you increase your financial well-being. If you plan to travel, downsize or just want to prepare for the unexpected, Silvur has you covered: You can use the app to set goals and keep track of your savings progress. Additionally, Silvur helps extend your savings with its Silvur Marketplace, which offers cash back or exclusive discounts on everyday purchases so you can save even more money toward your goals. Find Our Your Retirement Score With Silvur. Calculate Now Sources: Silvur: 3 Real-Life Social Security Benefits Examples Silvur: When Should I Take Social Security? Silvur: Qualifying for Social Security Spousal Benefits SSA.gov: Retirement Benefits SSA.gov: When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits
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Event Details Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM Add to calendar More info: https://shadowpuppetbrewing.square.site/ Oktoberfest [*]Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 - 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.[*]Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 - 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Shadow Puppet Brewing, 4771 Arroyo Vista, Livermore, CA From Shadow Puppet Brewing Company: "We are doing our Oktoberfest Weekend next weekend on Friday (4-8pm) & Sunday (12-6pm).  "In additional to our regular beer line-up, we will be releasing 4 German-style beers available that weekend for Oktoberfest and will also be serving: [*]Bratwurst - Soaked in Shadow Puppet’s Oktoberfest beer & kraut with warm whole grain mustard and herb Yukon gold potato salad[*]Jaegerschnitzel – Breaded pork tenderloin with a mushroom, bacon gravy. Accompanied by warm German potato salad and kraut "We do not take reservations and seating is first-come, first-served. "We will not be serving German food on Saturday (we will have wood-fired pizzas instead)." SHADOW PUPPET INFO HERE --Shutterstock image
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