Monday, March 30, 2020
If you have a job that allows you to work from home (and you’re not an actress pretending everything is hunky-dory), chances are you’ve spent the past few days staying indoors unless you need to go out and flattening the coronavirus curve like your elderly neighbor’s life depends on it (because it could). If that’s…
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Across the country, an untold number of bartenders, servers, and other service industry workers have already been laid off or had hours dramatically cut due to the pandemic. Some small businesses are trying to keep workers paid for as long as possible rather than cutting people entirely, even as they struggle to stay afloat. While…
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For Jonathan Yang, opening Thank You Coffee with his business partners as a pop-up inside Chinatown Central Plaza stationary store Paper Please, was a great opportunity. “We were excited to do anything because we had been looking [for a space] for so long,” he says by phone on Tuesday. But, there was also a personal…
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Already low on essential provisions like vegetables, milk, and wine? Head to Bar Restaurant, the “neo-bistro”  from restaurateur Jeff Ellermeyer, chef Douglas Rankin (who worked for Ludo Lefebvre for years), and manager and beverage director Pierluc Dallaire, one of our favorite new spots in the city. ‪The Silver Lake restaurant is offering robust market boxes…
The directive Mayor Eric Garcetti laid down during a Sunday evening media briefing was forceful, extensive, and nearly immediate. By midnight, bars, gyms, movie theaters, arcades and bowling alleys within city limits would need to shut their doors. Restaurants would be limited to take-out or delivery service. The forced shutdown extends through March 31 and…
Upright Citizens Brigade has informed the staff of its theater and education centers in Los Angels and New York City that almost all their jobs will be eliminated. The mass UCB layoffs will be effective March 20, according to an email employees received this week. “This truly is a time of uncertainty amidst the COVID-19…
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On March 14, the city made the difficult decision to shutter the L.A. Public Library’s 73 locations through at least March 31. Even though Angelenos can’t physically enter their local branches, the library has an array of e-media available to library card holders, from free movie streaming services to online subscriptions to major newspapers. Don’t…
The spread of the novel coronavirus has effectively shut down entertainment industry, halting production of nearly every film and TV show—and just when we need entertainment the most. Savvy movie studios are already reinventing by releasing new films to streaming platforms, which will help fill the void. And beginning on March 30, TBS will start…
Social distancing is tough, but you don’t need to resort to repeatedly binge-watching Love Is Blind to fill the hours. A ton of entertainers, musicians, educators, institutions, and other creators are putting out content online right now. Many offerings are available as live stream concerts or experiences, so you can share that essential, communal experience…
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» An Alameda County Sheriff demanded Tesla’s factory stop making cars during shelter-in-place. The factory will be allowed to maintain “minimum basic operations” with a skeleton staff.  [Buzzfeed] » Crossword puzzles are primarily written by older, white men. Words and phrases widely used by women, young people, and people of color are being blocked from appearing in the puzzles…