There also seem to be some outright head-scratchers. The list says the Lafayette Youth Baseball Association in Lafayette took out a $5 million to $10 million loan, but The Chronicle couldn’t find an organization with that name in Lafayette and it seems unlikely a youth sports league would need that kind of money. It turns out that the Lafayette Moraga Youth Association, which runs sports programs in those two towns, did receive a PPP loan, but it was for $62,500, not $5 million-plus, said Judy McNeil, its executive director. It has the same P.O. Box address as the association listed in the SBA data. … [Read more...] about These Bay Area companies got the biggest PPP loans
Bay area layoffs
A: Yes. This requirement may be satisfied with a letter, email or other written communication that explains the financial impact that the tenant is experiencing. The explanation should be objectively verifiable. Third-party documentation is not necessary to satisfy this step, but tenants are advised to provide supporting documents. This could include evidence of a loss of income related to a business closure, loss of working hours or wages, layoffs, or out-of-pocket medical costs caused by the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus housing and eviction rules: What Bay Area renters and landlords need to know
Tech and immigration advocates fear that the net result of all the skilled-visa crackdowns will be increased offshoring: American firms will still hire workers from overseas, but will keep them based in their home countries or satellite offices in countries with friendlier immigration policies like Canada. That means less tax revenue and less economic activity for the U.S. The Bay Area, which has one of the largest concentration of H-1B workers in the country, could particularly feel the impact of such a move. … [Read more...] about Laid-off H-1B visa holders face painful predicament
12:59 p.m. Santa Clara County health chief issues plea: Dr. Sara Cody, the health officer of Santa Clara County and a leader in Bay Area coronavirus response initiatives, is pleading with residents “to take action together” on safety precautions to turn around escalating coronavirus numbers. With nearly 2,000 COVID-19 diagnoses in the past two weeks, “The numbers in our county are not going in the right direction,” she said in a video shared Saturday on social media. “The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is growing every day. ... Several may even die. They are our neighbors and our friends.” She added that “nobody wants to shut things down again,” and urged people to stay home as much as possible, wear face coverings outside the house and maintain social distance. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 7,000
Guys who were rehabbing now are ready to play. Pablo Sandoval would have opened on the injured list following Tommy John surgery, but he’s now playing ball. Starter Tyler Anderson (knee surgery in September) and reliever Tony Watson (shoulder soreness) were hobbled in March but have three months of recovery time. Catcher Aramis Garcia (hip surgery) and reliever Reyes Moronta (shoulder surgery) won’t be ready when the season is scheduled to open but could be activated at some point. Yes, young players vying for playing time or even a roster spot are greatly affected. Joey Bart might’ve been a big-leaguer by now had this been normal times. Sean Hjelle and Seth Corry, the organization’s top pitching prospects, aren’t even in the 60-man player pool, at least for now. It’s a lost season for countless prospects. … [Read more...] about Giants’ mailbag: Which player is primed to surprise everyone?