Coronavirus Update: L.A. Lawmakers Float Restaurant Table Service in the Street

Also Griffith Park grows, more ’reopen’ protesters arrested, and more
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» Los Angeles might allow table service on closed streets, alleyways, and parking lots in order to accommodate more diners when restaurants reopen. A similar proposal has already been approved in Long Beach. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Community members have chipped in to buy two empty plots adjacent to Griffith Park, which will now become part of the park grounds. The land had been slated to go to a developer, but amid pandemic, the deal fell through. Locals decided to step in and raise the money needed to protect the open space. [Los Angeles Times]

» Ventura County has received permission from the state to reopen more businesses, including expanded retail and restaurant services. It is the first Southern California county to enter such an advanced stage of reopening. [Ventura County Star]

» Eight people were arrested amid another “reopen” protest in Orange County. The protesters allegedly tried to remove a fence that has been erected to keep visitors from using a beach-adjacent parking lot. [Los Angeles Times]

» California has already repaid $1.4 billion in federal loans issued to cover pandemic unemployment claims. The state was able to pay the loan back using tax revenue before incurring significant interest.  [KTLA]

» Kendall Jenner can finally put Fyre Fest behind her. The uber-influencer has agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from an Instagram post she made advertising the ill-fated fest back in 2017.  [WWD]


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