Restaurants, wineries sue Newsom over dining ban

A group of more than 50 wineries and restaurants across Napa and Sonoma counties are suing to overturn a state ban on in-person dining, saying their constitutional rights are being trampled as they slip into financial ruin.

It’s the latest litigation brought over the restrictions that have blanketed much of the state since early December, when coronavirus cases began soaring.

The Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening filed the suit Tuesday against Gov. Gavin Newsom. It arrives just over a month after capacity in intensive care units dipped below 15% in the San Francisco Bay Area, triggering a regional order that shut down outdoor dining — and drinking — among other restrictions. Tomás Aragón, director of the California Public Health Department, is also named in the lawsuit. …

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  1. Mel Figoni says

    have been a resident of Sonoma County for 51 years and in all that time a majority of winery and vineyard owners always support the Democrat for Governor and Congressman Mike Thompson. They have no one to blame but themselves! You reap what you sow.

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