MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as 30,000 California restaurants could close permanently because of coronavirus restrictions that have shuttered dining rooms and led to widespread layoffs, the industry warned Friday, while urging the state to delay tax payments and planned minimum-wage increases to help the ailing businesses. In a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom obtained by The Associated Press, the California Restaurant Association said the trade-off for protective public health measures that have limited restaurants to takeout and delivery "has been a near decimation of our ... industry." "We believe the state has a moral obligation to take equally aggressive steps to address the economic harm caused by these measures," the group wrote. Even with Washingt
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