Sightings & Happenings Around Town

California Ramps up Output of Ventilators as COVID-19 Cases Grow

Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed confidence Saturday that California has the capacity to produce enough ventilators to meet its projected needs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But he cautioned that the state’s need could expand if the crisis worsens.  

Mar 30, 2020 Nigel Duara & Ana B. Ibarra

Getting to Know: Fitsom Studios

Fitsom Studios shifted from fitness to pain and stress management in September 2019. In a culture where sitting and anxiety are part of daily life, the husband-and-wife team found that modalities like breathing techniques and myofascial massage were more valuable and relevant.

Mar 27, 2020 Vanessa Labi

No Face Masks so California’s Farmworkers Are Left Unprotected

Face masks have flown off the shelves around the United States amid the coronavirus outbreak, even though experts have advised people against wearing them unless they are sick. That has triggered a shortage for farmworkers, who wear masks to avoid inhaling pesticides or field dust.

Mar 26, 2020 Kate Cimini