Sightings & Happenings Around Town

California Eases Child Care Regulations for Critical Workers

Californians struggling to juggle going to work at hospitals, fire stations and grocery stores while worrying about child care are the intended beneficiaries of a new executive order Gov. Gavin Newsom signed over the weekend.

Apr 6, 2020 Elizabeth Aguilera

Set for Showtime

As soon as a B Street Theatre show closes at The Sofia in Sacramento, the old set is torn down and installation of the next set begins later that same day. Here are shots of the work that went into the set of “Byhalia, Mississippi” before it closed over coronavirus concerns.

Apr 2, 2020 Fred Greaves

Coronavirus Stretches California’s Special Education System to the Brink

Across California, schools have physically shuttered as they make the unprecedented move toward online instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has upended almost every facet of education in California and the nation — but perhaps no other student group stands to be more affected than students with special needs.

Mar 31, 2020 Elizabeth Aguilera & Ricardo Cano

Podcast: Coronavirus and the Housing Crisis

On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis,” CalMatters’ Matt Levin and the Los Angeles Times’ Liam Dillon discuss how the state’s housing woes are complicating California’s response to the virus, from homelessness to evictions.

Mar 31, 2020 Matt Levin