Tahoe Talk: 2 months until election; NFL begins next week; Huge dinosaur skull unearthed | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Tahoe Talk: 2 months until election; NFL begins next week; Huge dinosaur skull unearthed

Final day of August, 63 days until the election, and …. just 10 days until the first NFL game. Listen to Monday’s discussion here.

Quick Hits:

  • “Finger Lickin’ Good”? Not so much in a pandemic — KFC has suspended its use of the catchphrase in advertising campaigns.
  • I could use a drink: “Booze Fairies” are leaving baskets of alcohol on doorsteps all over New Jersey.
  • A 3,000-pound triceratops skull dubbed “Shady” was unearthed in South Dakota.
  • Airbnb employees will be working from home until August 2021 — longer than any other tech company so far.
  • 2020 hurricane season on a record pace so far with 13 named storms already
  • C19 global case total surpasses 25m – USA at 6.1m (more on those numbers in the fact check)

Local News:

  • Indoor dining in South Lake Tahoe permitted to 25% capacity
  • Friday: Gov. Newsom released revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. The new blueprint replaces the current watch list approach and can be found at. There are four tiers, from purple to yellow, with purple being the most restrictive.
      El Dorado: Substantial
      Placer: Widespread
      Nevada Co: Substantial
  • Wildfire survivors can now apply for federal assitance
  • Glider aircraft crashes into Lake Tahoe
  • Bonanza Ranch real estate sells for $38m and pivots to ‘Luxury Vacation Rental’ for 10-15k per night

Deeper Dives:

  • Nearly 25% of licensed child-care providers in California have shut down amid the pandemic — and more than 1,200 of the 9,300 closures are permanent, eradicating roughly 19,000 child-care slots in a state already starved for adequate spots, the Los Angeles Times report. In SLT alone we’ve lost 3 so far
  • California will begin issuing $300 a week in supplemental unemployment benefits on September 7 now that the state’s application for $4.5 billion in aid from FEMA has been approved (includes back pay to Aug. 1)

Fact Check:

  • False: “CDC has adjusted numbers to show that only 6% of 187k C19 deaths are related to the virus”

International Day:
Saturday, Sept. 5 = International Bacon Day!

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