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Articles from the March 27, 2021 edition

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  • As Covid-19 Deaths Hit Daily Single Digits, County of Los Angeles Allows Bars to Reopen, Loosening the Reins of Government Infinitesimally

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Mar 27, 2021

    March 23, 2021 - Almost exactly a year since the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health shut them down, bars and wineries not serving meals are now allowed to open - as long as guests remain outdoors. Establishments offering meals along with alcohol can open indoors at 25% capacity. Guests at outdoor bars are restricted to 90-minute stays, which begs the question if Public Health is thinking about unintended consequences. Those same people hastily guzzling their allotted time-portion...

  • Santa Monica Extends Eviction Moratorium for Commercial Tenants in City-Owned Properties

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 27, 2021

    The Santa Monica City Council spent more than three hours at its Monday night meeting discussing an extension of the Rent Deferment Program that covers commercial tenants in city-owned properties who have been financially impacted by pandemic. After pleas for rent relief from tenants in Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Pier and the Santa Monica Airport, the Council decided to extend the Commercial Eviction Moratorium for tenants in city-owned properties for another three months, in essence...

  • Volcanic Eruption Visible From Icelandic Capital, Reykjavík, Draws Thousands of Excited Viewers

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 27, 2021

    Earth averages two major volcanic eruptions each year. So far this year, the biggest one erupted just 20 miles away from the Icelandic capital city, Reykjavík. Iceland boasts only 364,000 residents. About ten percent of them drove to see the volcano in Iceland's Southwest corner, on the Reykjanes peninsula the weekend of March 20th. At night glowing lava is actually visible from the Capital, where half of Iceland's population reside. "Following a three-week period of increased seismic...

  • Malibu Wants to Divorce Santa Monica, and Santa Monica is OK With It.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 27, 2021

    Over the last 25 years, Malibu has repeatedly threatened to form its own school district and leave SMMUSD. At last week's City Council meeting, the Santa Monica City Council affirmed its support for splitting Santa Monica and Malibu into two separate independent school districts. It listed a number of caveats, however The terms of separation, including the division of revenues and assets, "have to be fair and just to students in Santa Monica schools and must provide a robust and equal educationa...

  • LA County Expects to Move From the Red to the Orange Tier in Early April, Rapidly Easing Lockdown Restrictions

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Mar 27, 2021

    Los Angeles County may be moving into the Orange Tier of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in early April if case numbers continue to remain at their current low levels. The county finally moved out of the most restrictive Purple Tier on March 22, after a full year in that situation. If new case numbers remain low, the county may only remain in the next, Red Tier, for only a few weeks. The County needs to maintain less than 3.9 cases per 100k people for three weeks in order to move down tiers. The...

  • Public Health Alert: "Real Water" Brand Alkaline Water May be Linked to Acute Non-viral Hepatitis Illness

    LA County Department of Public Health|Mar 27, 2021

    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is alerting everyone that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that consumers, restaurants, and retailers discontinue drinking, cooking with, selling, or serving "Real Water" alkaline water. The FDA along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Southern Nevada Health District and partners are investigating reports of acute non-viral hepatitis in Nevada. To date, t...