Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge
Last updated 7/1/2020 at 8:53pm
ADAM BEAM and KATHLEEN RONAYNE
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
The order affects Los Angeles and 18 other counties where nearly three-quarters of the state's roughly 40 million people live. The impacted counties are those seeing the most serious uptick in infections, and include almost all of Southern California,...