Coronavirus Decimating Tourist Season On Central, South Coasts; Industry Anxious To Reopen

Memorial Day has come and gone, and during what’s normally summer vacation season, finding a hotel room in Southern Santa Barbara County would be difficult. But as the coronavirus crisis shut down hotels and motels, most of the rooms in the region are empty.

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Memorial Day has come and gone, and during what’s normally summer vacation season, finding a hotel room in Southern Santa Barbara County would be difficult.

But as the coronavirus crisis shut down hotels and motels, most of the rooms in the region are empty.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

A head-on traffic accident that's left one person dead has closed a major highway in Santa Barbara County.

The collision happened just before 11 Friday morning, on Highway 154 near East Camino Cielo Road.

Ventura County is developing a $20 million dollar relief plan intended to help small businesses and families hard hit by the impacts of coronavirus.

The federally-funded relief effort is intended to help some of the businesses and residents hardest hit by coronavirus.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts has now topped the 3200 mark.

The count is at 3241. 

A protest march on the South Coast over the death of George Floyd led to some vandalism, including a historical landmark being damaged.

It happened Wednesday night in Oxnard.  

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Coronavirus On The Central & South Coasts

Memorial Day has come and gone, and during what’s normally summer vacation season, finding a hotel room in Southern Santa Barbara County would be difficult.

But as the coronavirus crisis shut down hotels and motels, most of the rooms in the region are empty.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts has now topped the 3200 mark.

The count is at 3241. 

It’s a tough time financially for many people on the Central and South Coasts.

The coronavirus crisis has created economic uncertainty, cost thousands of people in our region their jobs, and created big questions for others. 

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Memorial Day has come and gone, and during what’s normally summer vacation season, finding a hotel room in Southern Santa Barbara County would be difficult.

But as the coronavirus crisis shut down hotels and motels, most of the rooms in the region are empty.

A monthly job report published Friday has shown signs of strength in the labor market. Unemployment has declined and employers have created millions of new jobs in May.

A fatal Israeli police shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man in Jerusalem last weekend has led to a government apology and protests comparing the case to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Eyad Hallaq, 32, was on his way to a school for special needs students in the historic Old City of Jerusalem on May 30 when police shouted, "terrorist!" before shooting him as he fled, an eyewitness told Israeli TV.

Journalists covering the protests against George Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer have been confronted by violent police and angry demonstrators.

Now they're confronting their newsroom bosses about editorial judgment in what they choose to publish on the subject.

The sounds of Los Angeles band Triangle Fire may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term "Latin music." But KCSN's The Latin Alt program director Byron Gonzalez defines Latin Alternative as "nothing from the mainstream."

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Elisa Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, about the latest monthly jobs report published Friday.

President Trump has praised the U.S. economy Friday after a new monthly job report showed signs of improvement. Meanwhile, his polls sagged because of coronavirus job losses and widespread protests.

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