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Northern California Distilleries Are Filling The Hand Sanitizer Shortage For First Responders And The Public

It’s almost impossible to find hand sanitizer in stores now because of the pandemic. But some unexpected businesses are stepping in to fill the sanitizer shortage.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

April 3, 2020

Steve Milne

Business Journal: Layoffs At Punch Bowl Social, Domus Construction; Projects At Railyards And Midtown Still On Schedule

Even though construction is considered an essential business during the coronavirus pandemic, some workers are still being laid off. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has that story, plus news about more restaurant workers losing jobs.

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April 2, 2020

Sarah Mizes-Tan

California Schools Give Laptops To Students As Districts Prepare For ‘Distance Learning’

Schools will be closed through the academic year, maybe longer, but online instruction is scheduled to begin in many places by mid-April.

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Opinion: Seen And Remembered: Our Essential Workers

April 4, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon remembers those beyond of the front lines of hospital rooms, but those who're cleaning up after us, making sure we're fed, and kept safe in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Charming 'Hex' Insists On Beauty And Joy

April 4, 2020

Rebecca Dinerstein Knight's oddball new novel follows a newly unemployed scientist, lovesick for her former mentor — but convinced of her own worth and her need for a life full of beauty.