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 By David Ganezer    News    March 28, 2020 

The Final Indignity: Santa Monica Closes Palisades Park due to Coronavirus Emergency

Santa Monica's most distinctive feature, Palisades Park, looks out over the ocean from Cliffs up to 400 feet above the Pacific Coast Highway. To prevent crowds from spreading the Coronavirus, the...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 28, 2020 

Large Jump in Coronavirus Cases Countywide Attributed to Greatly Increased Testing

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 421 new COVID-19 cases today at a press conference. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Department, attributed the large increase in known...

 
 By Janet McLaughlin    News    March 28, 2020 

LA Co. Public Health Investigates 14 long-term Care or Nursing Facilities with a positive case of Covid-19

From the LA Co. Health Dept daily briefing on 3/26: 421 new Covid-19 cases were reported, and nine new deaths, bringing the total to 21 deaths, and 1216 cases in LA Co. today. They removed the teen...

 
 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 Observer Staff    News    March 28, 2020 

SMMUSD Will Not Reconvene This Year, Says Superintendent

Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District won't reconvene on April 20th. The District had previously announced it would be closed until April 20th. Writing on behalf of the district, sporkeswoman...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 28, 2020 

As California DMV Closes, Feds Put Off Real ID Enforcement at Airports For a Year

As California closed all DMV locations due to the Coronavirus, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would extend enforcement of travel ban on passengers without Real ID, one full year....

 
 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....

 
 By Janet McLaughlin    News    March 28, 2020 

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 Amelia Fiore    News    March 28, 2020 

Good News: Water is Clean in Venice Canals, For the First Time in Memory. Northern Italy update

Here's a few updates about quarantine in Italy as promised. On Monday we'll be entering the fourth week of quarantine of the national lockdown and the sixth week for all students. Since the beginning...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    March 28, 2020 

Gelson's Market in Pacific Palisades is Closed after Store Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Gelson's market in Pacific Palisades has closed, after an employee of the market there tested positive for Coronavirus. The market will be sterilized thoroughly and re-opened. Gelsons issued a press...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 28, 2020 

Police Fight Police in China, As Hubei Ends #Covid19 Curfew, but Neighboring Province says "Keep Out!"

Police with conflicting orders fought with shields and batons on a bridge leading out of coronavirus epicenter Hubei Province, reports the South China Morning Post. The Hong Kong based, English...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 28, 2020 

CBS News Closes its New York HQ "as a precaution," after 2 employees test positive for Covid-19

CBS News has announced through their website, www.cbsnews.com, that they have closed their New York City headquarters after 2 employees tested positive for Coronavirus. "Our temporary headquarters is...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 28, 2020 

Coronavirus: LA Police Are Forcing the Homeless to Move From Parks and Encampments, to Hotels and Shelters

If you live on the Westside of Los Angeles or in Santa Monica, you are well aware that many thousands of homeless people live in parks. Some residents have long complained that their homeless...

 
 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...

 

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