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Articles from the April 20, 2020 edition


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  • Make Taco Tuesday in America Great Again by Giving Tacos to Healthcare Workers

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 20, 2020

    The Corona –Virus Pandemic has been very stressful with economic disasters, social distancing, thousands of new coronavirus cases, and overwhelmed hospitals and their staff. We must pull together, stand tall and help those in need. It is people like Jazmine Marie and Luca Marino who organized the “Go fund me fundraiser” Taco Tuesday COVID-19 LA Initiative https://www.gofundme.com/f/taco-tuesday-covid19-initiative that feeds our dedicated hospital staff and healthcare employees that can...

  • Santa Monica Blocks Beach Bike Path With Sand Berms To Discourage Joggers and Bikers,

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 20, 2020

    For the past month, the City and LA County have forbidden people to exercise in parks or on the beach. It's an open secret that people are going to the beach anyway, both jogging and bike riding down one of the most scenic concrete bike paths in the State of California. A handful of them have been threatened with misdemeanor citations and fines. Los Angeles County is of course, under lockdown from Coronavirus/Covid-19. Now the City of Santa Monica has piled sand on the path to try to prevent...

  • Buying or Selling a Home? Expect to Struggle in the Era of Social Distancing and Covid-19

    Leonard Brophy|Apr 20, 2020

    While most of us non-essential employees are staying at home, some people are trying to find a new place for more sitting around, playing video games, and spraying Easy Cheese straight into the mouth just to feel alive. But few are doing it successfully. Just 10 homes sold in Santa Monica for all of March 2020, according to the research website Property ID. That's a drop of 84 percent from March 2019 when 66 homes sold. That March 2019 number is more in line with the amounts from earlier this...

  • Before #CaliforniaLockdown Ends, We Must Answer Six Questions, Says Gov. Gavin Newsom

    Janet McLaughlin, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 20, 2020

    4/14/20. California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his daily press briefing Tuesday, looking forward to a day in the future when the nation's largest State begins to reopen. "When will we reopen? We have to be able to answer all those six questions." The governor referred to a list of questions that had just been posed by Dr. Sonia Y. Angell, California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer: California's 6 indicators for modifying the Stay at Home Order. 1.) Ability to...

  • California to Give Disaster Relief to Undocumented Residents or "Illegal Aliens"

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Apr 20, 2020

    At his press conference today, April 15, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan to give $125 million in direct disaster relief to the undocumented aliens living in the state. $75 million of the fund comes from government coffers, and the other $50 million is being donated by various philanthropic entities. Prefacing his announcement of the aid, Newsom pointed out that half of the children living in the state have at least one immigrant parent, though he did not point out how many of...