By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association
Photo: Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks outside a vaccination site in San Francisco on Tuesday. Image from live feed
April 7, 2021 (San Diego) - Marking a major step in a return to normalcy, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that all COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, gatherings and recreational activities will be lifted June 15, although a statewide mask mandate will remain in place.