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 By Observer Staff    News    March 28, 2020

List of Articles that Argue the International Response to Coronavirus is a Massive Overreaction

"The coronavirus is scaring people because it is new and much is not known about it. But what we can tell so far is that this is no Ebola. Most people who contract it recover just fine. The fatality...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    March 28, 2020

Hermosa Beach follows Santa Monica's Lead in Closing Beach and Strand to the Public

Hermosa Beach announced that it will follow the lead of cities such as Los Angeles and Santa Monica, and close beaches and beach parking lots to the public. Like other West Coast urban areas,...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 28, 2020

Beaches Were Deserted Anyway. Then Los Angeles County Closed Them Due to Coronavirus

You probably got the alert on your phone. "Danger! Beaches are closed to the public until further notice, due to Covid-19. Oh, and the Hiking Trails too." Avoid crowds, somehow get exercise, be safe....

 

With More Than 4000 Covid-19 Patients, Gov. Newsom Says California Will Pass New York in One Week.

The number of Coronavirus cases in California is now 4,040. Governor Gavin Newsom says we will be at the numbers of NY in less than a week. Since 5 p.m. Wednesday, the state has confirmed an...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 28, 2020

Boy Who Died of Coronavirus Was the Son of An Uber Driver, Who Brought Coronavirus Home, says Lancaster Mayor

Update, Wednesday night 3/25/2020: LA County Health Dept. officially removed the boy who is the subject of of this article, from the official LA County list of Coronavirus deaths. It was reported...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 27, 2020

Santa Monica Shuts Beach Parking Lots, In Order to Limit Crowds

Today was a great beach day in Santa Monica, and thousands of people came to the beach. This is behavior the city of Santa Monica wants to discourage. "This will last for weeks," said city manager...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 26, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Highlights the Dangers of Urban Density, Especially in LA County

On Friday, March 20, local authorities urged the stay-at-home populace to go out hiking for exercise and mental refreshment. The hundreds of miles of trails in the mountain recreation areas surroundin...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 26, 2020

Big Jump in LA County Coronavirus Cases Today. Number of New Coronavirus Cases had been 40-60 per day.

3/23- At a live-stream press conference today, LA Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer reported 128 new cases of known Coronavirus patients in LA County. Since Tuesday, March 17, th...

 

Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus at Wende Correctional Facility, says Union official

Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers unio...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 23, 2020

Vons Corporate Decides Grocery Shoppers Should Line Up, So They Can Social Distance Once Inside

Does this make any sense to you? Vons grocery company has decided that its shoppers must line up outside the store, so that only 10 or 50 are shopping inside at any one time. Trouble is, they are clos...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    March 23, 2020

Gov. Newsom Orders the Entire State of California to Stay Home

Proving that he is in fact, a badass governor, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered all of the States 40 million residents to stay at home. He is hoping to delay "the inevitable:" his prediction...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    March 23, 2020

Los Angeles Superior Court to re-open Friday for urgent matters.

In an encouraging sign, the Los Angeles Superior Court has announced that it will reopen tomorrow for urgent matters. 36 courthouses will open, including some that do not do criminal law. It had been...

 

All But Violent Offenders To Be Released During #Coronvirus #Covid19 Emergency: #LACounty D.A. Lacey

District Attorney Jackie Lacey Directs Deputy District Attorneys To Help Reduce Jail Population During Pandemic Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that she has directed...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 21, 2020

Additional Death Reported in LA County Department of Public Health News Briefing

At a streaming press conference today, LADPH Director Barbara Ferrer announced the second death to occur in the county from the COVID-19 virus. The individual reportedly lived in a small community nea...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 21, 2020

Santa Monica Restaurants and Bars Ordered to Close by City due to Coronavirus

City of Santa Monica Issues Emergency Order for Temporary Business Closures to the Public the Slow the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Today, effective at noon, City of Santa Monica issued a...

 

Covid19: An #AppleStore Worker on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An Apple Store worker on the Santa Monica Promenade has Coronavirus. The unnamed employee, who has been on leave since March 2, tested positive late yesterday. In response, Apple said they deep...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    March 19, 2020

Mail In Documents Only: Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder Closes Facilities

In an email, the Los Angeles County Recorder has announced that their facilities and buildings are closed to the public. However, documents may be mailed in for filing. The LA County Registrar...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    March 19, 2020

All Los Angeles County Court and Public Buildings Now Closed to the Public due to Coronavirus

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has closed all public buildings effective immediately. The County of LA has the largest population of any American county at 10,000,000. This denies them ac...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 19, 2020

Panicked Shoppers Empty Shelves at Pavilions Market in Santa Monica. #Coronavirus

Shoppers came to Santa Monica's tawny Montana Avenue Friday, emptying the shelves at Vons, Ralph's and other markets. They bought quantities of items such as eggs, bread, peanut butter, all sorts of m...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 19, 2020

LA County Fire Dept Paramedics in Isolation, After Treating a Coronavirus Patient Who Later Died

LA County Fire Department paramedics treated a patient in cardiac arrest Thursday. The patient died, and was later confirmed to have had Coronavirus. Fire Dept. personnel were thereby exposed to the...

 

All Catholic Schools to Close; All L.A. County schools shutting down due to #Coronavirus

Late today, the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced that all Catholic schools will shut down in LA, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. The closures will remain in affect the rest of the...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse --a Practical Guide

The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anythi...

 

SMMUSD Joins Private Schools in "Corona Closure" due to Covid-19 concerns

Late Thursday afternoon, SMMUSD announced that schools would be closed throughout the district, on Friday and Monday. Staff will be present at school. At least a dozen area private schools are...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 17, 2020

SMMUSD Schools Closed Until April 20th, Online Classes Offered Starting 3/17/2020 for 3 weeks.

Update 3/16: "The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved the following closures for all schools in Santa Monica and Malibu. Closed for the next three weeks (through...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 17, 2020

Report: St. Monica's Catholic School Locked Down by Woman With a Gun

On the last day before Coronavirus closed local Catholic schools, St. Monica's Catholic School was locked down today after a woman with a gun attempted to rob the Sacred Grounds cafe. This according...

 

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