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Articles from the November 30, 2020 edition

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  • St. Monica's Catholic Church quietly Provides Thanksgiving Food and Supplies for All Comers

    Mary Leipziger, Senior Observer Reporter|Nov 30, 2020

    St Monica's Catholic Church couldn't provide its annual Thanksgiving dinner for those in need, due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic and the Los Angeles County Health shutdown. So instead, Wednesday on the grounds of St Monica's High School, guests in need were given a boxed Thanksgiving dinner, warm clothes and toiletries. Their temperatures were taken, hand sanitizers were supplied and guests were requested to stand 6' apart. The event took place on Wednesday afternoon at St. Monica's on...

  • Guard-a-Heart Offers Free Covid Antibody Testing to the Community at Calvary Baptist Church

    Mary Leipziger, Senior Staff Reporter|Nov 30, 2020

    Medical staff in the parking lot at the Calvary Baptist Church on 20th Street in Santa Monica, tested about 600 people for Coronavirus antibodies, during a free event from November 19-21. Guard-a-heart has previously provided this service to members of the community, at the Baldwin Crenshaw Mall. One reason to go to the church is its easy access. Also many doctors are hesitant to test patients, especially if they are asymptomatic as to Covid-19. First the woman takes your temperature even if...

  • Motion Fails to Bring Back Outdoor Dining: Two County Supervisors Dispute Science Behind Banning Outdoor Dining

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Nov 30, 2020

    Two Los Angeles County Supervisors led a failed attempt to reverse the county Department of Public Health's decision to close outdoor dining at area restaurants. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn co-authored a motion to allow outdoor dining to continue at 50 percent capacity. The motion failed 3-2. The two supervisors' motion followed an announcement on Sunday, November 22, by the county's Public Health Department that they were ordering the closure of all outdoor dining, after...