Monday, March 30, 2020
On March 16, when LAUSD schools shuttered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, it was suggested that the closure could last as little as two weeks. Now, it seems that rough projection was extremely optimistic. On Monday morning, schools superintendent Austin Beutner tweeted a letter to the LAUSD community announcing that schools will remain…
daily-brief-shuttered-la.-hospital-becomes-a-coronavirus-treatment-center
» St. Vincent Medical Center will be used as a coronavirus treatment center. The 381-bed hospital had closed in January, but will be brought back by the state government to address the outbreak.  [NBC Los Angeles] » USC and UCLA have officially canceled spring graduation ceremonies. Some type of in-person celebration may be hosted for grads later in the…
apple-pan-dan-tanas-and-other-classic-la.-restaurants-offering-pick-up-and-delivery
Over the course of the past week, the coronavirus pandemic has turned L.A.’s restaurant industry upside down. When the city implemented a temporary ban on in-house dining, eateries had to decide whether to make quick adjustments and focus on takeout or to simply close their doors until the order lifts. The decision was especially fraught…
la.s-grocery-store-employees-are-fighting-to-be-treated-as-emergency-workers
L.A.’s grocery workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic, keeping shelves stocked and supplies being delivered so Angelenos can avoid spreading the illness by staying home. But who is looking out for their health and safety? It’s a question local union leaders are asking, especially after states including Vermont and Minnesota reclassified…
With untold numbers of people across the globe seeking comfort in the glow of home entertainment as they wait out their housebound coronavirus exile, streaming giant Netflix announced that it will spend $100 million to assist workers who have lost their jobs due to shuttered productions. Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement…
take-out-tip-of-the-day-antico-is-selling-its-incredible-ice-cream-by-the-pint
Take comfort. Some of the city’s best ice cream is now available to take out. Chef Chad Colby has converted his Larchmont Italian restaurant Antico into a take-out focacceria and ice cream shop, taking phone orders Monday through Saturday. ‪Antico didn’t initially have a pizza oven, but Colby has fashioned a makeshift one using the…
The citizens of Laurel Canyon have a found an answer to the question: How can we be alone together during these uncertain times? Following the implementation of California’s strict Safer at Home order and the closure of all non-essential businesses here in L.A., Canyonites are looking to their roots. In the 1960s, residents there would…
On Thursday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced both the death of a second local patient related to COVID-19 and the confirmation that 40 additional cases of the virus have been found in the county. The data released by the department show a breakdown of neighborhoods where coronavirus cases have occurred so…
at-home-covid-19-tests-are-a-scam-city-attorney-mike-feuer-warns
If there’s a public crisis afoot, you can bet there are people concocting underhanded ways to profit off it. While legit private medical companies and health startups scramble to develop reliable at-home COVID-19 tests, scam artists are already registering domains and quietly attempting to sell coronavirus test kits. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer put…
daily-brief-a-second-covid-19-death-in-la.-county
» In a letter to the federal government, Gavin Newsom writes that 56 percent of Californians could contract COVID-19 in the next eight weeks. Newsom is requesting a U.S. Navy hospital ship be deployed to Los Angeles for civilian care and a package of financial aid.  [Los Angeles Times] » In Los Angeles County, a second person…