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March 28, 2020

Light rain settles over city | About Town

A light sprinkle fell over Watsonville Tuesday but for only about 15 minutes. The National Weather Service said there is also a chance of rain tonight. After that, the next chance of rain isn’t until Saturday.

A 5.8 earthquake rattled a portion of Northern California Sunday night around 8 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was centered about a mile deep in the Pacific Ocean, 70 miles southwest of Eureka. No significant damage was reported.

The avalanche of worry about the coronavirus has had a huge impact on the stock market, which has eradicated nearly $5 trillion in stock market wealth, The New York Times reported. With only 10 minutes into the day’s trading Monday on Wall Street, the S&P’s sank a blistering 7.6 percent and oil prices dropped a whopping 20 percent, the worst since the first Persian Gulf War. Stocks sluggishly stepped up at the start of Tuesday. Dow Jones came up about 6 percent.

Many Californians are struggling with the idea of having to show up to work, even though they are sick, because they have no sick pay, according to several TV news reports regarding the coronavirus. While some companies are suggesting people work from home, at some workplaces it isn’t possible, like retail, restaurants and some manufacturing, for example.

The TV show, Jeopardy, has now said it will air without a live audience because of virus fears. 

Quote of the day: “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ― Jack Kerouac.