But a half-year into an ongoing human tragedy and economic calamity that has drained the cultural lifeblood of the city, neither Schumacher - who is also chairman of the Broadway League trade group - nor anyone else knows for sure when the nation's premier performing arts district will start up again. The earliest estimates for some of New York's concert halls and theaters to resume are spring 2021; a few new productions, such as "The Music Man" with Hugh Jackman and "Plaza Suite" with Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, have announced early spring beginnings on Broadway. Even so, those involved in the planning say privately that it could be autumn 2021 before venues reopen. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
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8:10 a.m. Contra Costa County goes after ‘most blatant’ violators: In charging Pittsburg sports bar Skorz with illegally remaining open in violation of pandemic health orders — Contra Costa County’s first such prosecution — the district attorney’s office is “mindful of the fact that businesses are struggling right now and the health officer orders are evolving,” according to spokesman Scott Alonso. That’s why, he said, “we’re trying to reserve criminal prosecution for the most blatant violations.” The case could result in jail time, but more likely “a significant fine,” Alonso said. Read the story here. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Bay Area case counts plummet from summer highs
One of the earliest mentions of the phrase “tip credit” in The Chronicle’s archives was in 1990, when the owner of Redwood City’s now-closed Charlie Brown’s restaurant called for one in the wake of a minimum-wage increase. At the time, restaurateurs were raising prices and worrying about economic stability. … [Read more...] about Rising minimum wages put spotlight on the tip credit debate
But I do want to get your views, first, as a senator, but, who knows, maybe as a justice down the road, the constitutionality of it, of this fight this one student is having in New York, wants to attend in-person classes, being told that, right now, that's not the way they're doing it. They're doing a hybrid situation with virtual classes and some in-person classes. He wants them in-person all the time. … [Read more...] about Sen. Tom Cotton on his inclusion in President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees
Rhys Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains typically houses all of its interns in a shared dormitory that it owns. This year, that didn’t seem advisable. “We can’t guarantee any sort of social distancing (in the dorm), so we knew it wasn’t going to work,” said Rhys winemaker Jeff Brinkman. The solution? They went out and bought individual RV trailers for each intern, a total investment of tens of thousands of dollars. … [Read more...] about Trump visa restrictions add obstacle to California winery harvest season: no international interns