Central Coast Restaurant Guide: Hours, menus and services offered by area restaurants and bars

Central Coast Restaurant Guide: Hours, menus and services offered by area restaurants and bars

From the March 20 recap: Solvang news you may have missed this week series
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We are putting together a list of area restaurants, bars and other businesses that have been impacted by the state of California's coronavirus restrictions — bans on all unnecessary gatherings; restaurants closed to dine-in patrons; and gyms and movie theaters shuttered.

We'd like to share your information and what you're offering. If you are the owner or manager of such a business, please fill out our online form. Your business will be contacted for fact-checking before you are added to the guide.

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Along with declaring a local emergency, which made the city eligible for potential reimbursements from FEMA, the City Council voted unanimously to waive late fees and nonpayment shut-offs for utility customers, to close City Hall to the public beginning Wednesday, and to cancel all future committee and commission meetings — except for those of the City Council and Planning Commission — through April.

One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores offered $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store touted toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign reading: “This is not a joke.”

City of Lompoc officials reported that they are working with area agencies to protect the safety of homeless people and the general public amid the ongoing health crisis, while Good Samaritan Shelters has altered its policies in an effort to ensure that people in its Lompoc and Santa Maria shelters are kept safe and protected.

A little more than 24 hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an unprecedented stay-at-home order to nearly 40 million residents to help curb the coronavirus spread, most Californians were faced with how to spend two days of free time with strict limits on their freedom.

The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

 Police say the reported theft of 29 unused coronavirus test kits from a Tucson health center last week wasn’t really a theft at all. They say a man who allegedly disguised himself as a delivery driver before stealing the test kits actually was a legitimate delivery driver for a third-party transport company.

With nearly 40 million people stuck at home because of the coronavirus, California's governor on Tuesday warned state agencies to prepare for less money from the government that will likely postpone many of the state's ambitious spending plans.

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California is recruiting thousands of retired health care workers along with medical and nursing students to help staff emergency hospitals at sites that could include the Los Angeles Coliseum and other sports arenas to handle the anticipated flood of coronavirus patients, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

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As the spread of the coronavirus sends more people into isolation, trips to beloved salons and barbershops for morale-boosting services and camaraderie are on hold. While some brazenly cut themselves new bangs, turn to over-the-counter color or try picking up electric clippers and scissors to work on the heads of loved ones, others are letting nature take its course.

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Multiple Lompoc dispensaries have reported increased business amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the news hasn’t all been positive. Some shops have had to lay off employees and/or reduce staff hours, and some ancillary workers are losing out on opportunities due to the outbreak, but many of those within the industry have remained optimistic that the negative impacts won’t be long-term.

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California is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as a backlog of 59,000 pending tests is growing, delaying some people from getting results for up to 12 days and leaving an incomplete picture of how widespread the outbreak is in the state.

Jose Andres has amassed an A-list network around the world, relying on celebrity chef pals including Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri and Marcus Samuelsson to to feed the hungry and buoy the humble restaurant kitchens across America where many started their careers.

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