Newsom Lockdown Includes Town Where He Dined At Tony French Bistro

Gov. Gavin Newsom was forced to publicly apologize for flouting the same rules he expects other Californians to follow. | Screenshot: YouTube

Fox News – California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday imposed an overnight curfew through December to stave off the state’s resurgent coronavirus cases.

Beginning Saturday, “non-essential work, movement and gatherings” in purple tier counties must stop between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The “Purple Tier” is is the most severe level in the state’s color-coded system based on the number of coronavirus cases in each county.

A color-coded map available on covid19.ca.gov shows that as of Nov. 16, purple tier counties extend from northernmost Siskiyou County to the southernmost counties of Imperial and San Diego. Mariposa County and Alpine County appear to be the only two of the 58 counties in the Yellow, or Tier 1 category, where coronavirus cases are “minimal.”

Among the Purple Tier counties are Napa, where the Democratic governor attended a friend’s birthday party earlier this month at the upscale French Laundry restaurant – even as coronavirus cases were spiking and as he preached daily to exercise increased caution.

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His administration didn’t acknowledge the birthday dinner until a week later when a reporter was tipped and asked about it.

Photos obtained by Los Angeles’ Fox 11 showed the governor in the company of multiple lobbyists and even two of the state’s top medical officials.

Amid public backlash and accusations of hypocrisy, Newsom apologized on Monday, calling his decision to attend a “bad mistake” … Read more. 

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