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Articles from the April 12, 2020 edition

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 By Janet Phelan    Opinion    April 12, 2020

No Courts, No Freedom, No Rights: We are watching our legal protections swirl down the toilet

"I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits." Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera One of the casualties of Covid-19 has been our system of justice. The Firs...

 

Passover in an Era of Social Distancing, Coronavirus and Covid-19: Pickup Curbside

 Barbara Lazaroff, founder of the outstanding SPAGO  restaurant Beverly Hills announced that their 36th Annual Seder will be a "Seder to go" with curbside pickup on Wednesday April 8 and Thursday...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    April 12, 2020

Santa Monica College, East LA College & Orange Coast College Donate Ventilators & PPE to Hospitals Fighting Covid-19

Editor's Note: What follows is a press release from Santa Monica College. It has not been edited or check for facts. SMC, East Los Angeles College (ELAC), and Orange Coast College were among 23...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 12, 2020

#Covid-19? In 2018, there were 10 million cases of active TB which resulted in 1.5 million deaths.

The entire United States, with a population of 350 million, shut down nearly all economic activity on March 16, unwilling to expose its citizens to a disease estimated to kill approximately 2 percent...

 
 By Preity Upala    News    April 12, 2020

Bernie Sanders Drops Out, Virtually Assuring a Trump Second Term in Coronavirus America

4/8/20: Bernie Sanders ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination today. As we relegate his "Democratic Socialism" to the ash heap of history, the reasons why a Trump victory in November is...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 12, 2020

California Recommends Releasing Defendants Without Bail During Coronavirus Emergency

On Monday the Judicial Council of California adopted new rules to lower jail populations in the name of stemming the spread of COVID-19. Chief among these is no-cash bail for certain non-serious, non-...

 

Covid 19 Cases Increase Among California's Homeless Population, But not to Epidemic Levels

One mystery of the Coronavirus crisis is why more homeless people have not been diagnosed with the illness. 10 cases have been diagnosed so far among LA County's homeless population, reports Dr....

 

"Don't Go Shopping" Says LA County Dept of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer

4/7/2020. At today's daily update, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles Co. Director of Public Health, said that there were 22 new deaths in the County. This brings the Covid-19 death toll in Los Angeles...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 12, 2020

Christ is Risen, Indeed. But Local Churches Remain Padlocked, and St. Peters Square in Rome was Empty

No Easter egg hunts in the park, but honestly, have you been to one lately? Easter will be celebrated on Zoom and Skype this year, as we are all locked down due to Coronavirus. I'm sure you already kn...

 

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