Coronavirus Update: Swimmers and Sunbathers Pack Open SoCal Beaches Over the Weekend

Also another L.A. County employee dies, a lifeline for LAX workers, and more
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» Beaches in Ventura County, Orange County, and elsewhere were packed over the hot weekend. Swimmers, surfers, and sunbathers were out in force, despite concerns of spreading coronavirus. [Los Angeles Times]

» After crowds flooded the seashore, Newport Beach officials are now considering closing beaches for the next few weekends. [ABC 7]

» A second L.A. city employee has died from COVID-19. At least 189 city workers have tested positive so far. [Daily News]

» Healthcare benefits will be extended for 4,000 furloughed and laid-off LAX staff. The new city council measure establishes that third-party vendors at the airport seeking financial relief must continue health coverage for workers for at least two months. [O.C. Register]

» Councilmember Mike Bonin is proposing using federal stimulus cash to help the city buy abandoned homes and hotels to convert the properties into affordable housing. Bonin, who represents Venice, says the program could prevent what he says happened after the 2008 crash, when large investment groups snapped up buildings to flip them to luxury apartments and displace residents. [Fox 11]

» Young Latino and Black patients are dying of COVID-19 far more frequently than their white and Asian peers. Inequities in access to healthcare and treatment by healthcare institutions are considered factors in those outcomes. [Los Angeles Times]

» Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli has resigned. The move follows allegations she made racist statements and committed harassment. [Los Angeles Times]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» A Local Wellness Clinic Pivoted to Giving COVID-19 Antibody Tests—and Business Is Booming The Hot Clinic switched from IV therapy to finger-prick tests

» Kylie Jenner’s Makeup-Free Coronavirus Outing Revives ‘Blackfishing’ Chatter Barefoot and smiling, the mogul was snapped looking plenty different during the pandemic

» UCLA Expert Confirms You Should Definitely Not Drink or Inject Disinfectants Not even if Donald Trump says it ”sounds interesting” as a COVID-19 treatment option


ONE MORE THING

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The Wiltern in Koreatown is dispensing positive vibes.

Ian Logan

L.A.’s Shuttered Movie Theaters and Venues Are Using Their Marquees to Speak to the City

Cinemas and venues across the city used this pivotal moment to spread messages of hope, and sometimes laughter to the city’s residents via their marquees. Click through a few of our favorites.

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