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Pandemic postcard from California: 'Wish you weren't here'

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 16:01:20-04

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The coronavirus is clearing out California's most popular destinations.

From Disneyland to Yosemite National Park, the Golden State's iconic destinations are closed to slow the spread of the pandemic.

Even before the governor ordered residents to stay home, tourists found restaurants and bars closed in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Major attractions such as Alcatraz off San Francisco and the Santa Monica Pier are closed.

Ski areas in Lake Tahoe and across the state closed despite a recent blanket of snow and visitors who hadn't canceled plans trimmed their trips short.