by Katy Grimes
As Appearing in the California Globe
‘This willingness to report others is poisoning civilized behavior’
This desire to rat out neighbors, friends, and local businesses, who may or may not be violating the order to close or stay inside the home, is a cancer feeding the totalitarian impulses of certain politicians.
Sacramento County has been under a stay-at-home order since March 19. Most businesses are closed – restaurants, coffee houses, office buildings, machine shops, body shops, and “non-essential” retailers.
Gov. Gavin Newsom March 15 issued a statewide order on bars, sports bars, pubs, and even wineries to close. Restaurants were ordered they could stay open but only if they do take-out food. By March 19, the governor ordered 40 million Californians to shelter at home. That was when the remaining “non-essential” businesses were forced to close.
However, many regional golf courses have remained open. And that really irks some residents.
Think about it – golfers don’t need to be close in order to play a round.
The four city of Sacramento courses remain open: William Land, Haggin Oaks, Bing Maloney and Bartley Cavanaugh. The three county courses are also open: Ancil Hoffman, Mather and Cherry Island, the Sacramento Bee reported. There are no club rentals, course restaurants are closed, ball washers are covered up, and golf carts are restricted to one golfer only.
The local courses are full of happy golfers.
And that really irks some Sacramento residents.