Lakers get OK to open practice facility, per report

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The Los Angeles Lakers will open their practice facility on Saturday after getting clearance from city and county health officials, per a report by The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the county was “with all certainty” expected to extend its stay-at-home order through at least July. The Lakers had reportedly been in talks with the city mayor’s office about reopening the facility.

The NBA targeted May 8 as an official reopen date for team facilities, though only a few franchises took advantage.

Practice facility availability will be limited

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, left, talks with forward LeBron James, center, and forward Anthony Davis. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Lakers facility will not be open every day of the week, Charania reported. The NBA imposed strict regulations for those that do open their facilities in

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Yuba, Sutter open despite Newsom’s stay-at-home order. How they could be a model for others

Beatrice J. Doty

A Yuba City hair salon is disinfecting the soles of clients’ shoes before allowing them inside.

A gym across town has tripled its cleaning staff, but isn’t requiring its members to wear masks.

An antique store in nearby Marysville is celebrating a kind of grand reopening with balloons and signs, hoping to entice wary customers.

In Yuba and Sutter counties, Monday was the first real day back to normal in weeks — almost.

The bi-county public health officer announced in a new health directive last week that a range of “lower risk” businesses could begin to reopen Monday, a move that defied Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide stay-at-home order meant to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

The argument? Yuba County and Sutter County combined had only 50 virus cases and three deaths as of Sunday. Its infection and death rates are considerably lower than the state’s overall rate. Combined with good

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