Coronavirus Update: Dodger Stadium Becomes a Massive COVID Testing Site

Also Twitter fact checks Trump, problems at Park La Brea, and more
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» Los Angeles has opened a giant COVID-19 testing site at Dodger Stadium. The drive-up facility, which opened Tuesday, will test up to 6,000 people each day. [Los Angeles Times]

» Barbershops and hair salons in many California counties will begin reopening. Demands for hair cuts had been a rallying cry for reopen protestors. [Fox Los Angeles]

» Residents of the Park La Brea apartment complex claim their buildings are not set up for social distance and that the landlord is not doing enough to keep them safe. The 4,200-unit complex is home to 10,000 people; there has so far been one known case of COVID-19 among residents so far. [The Real Deal]

» R.V. sales in California have skyrocketed amid the pandemic. Campgrounds and R.V. parks that have reopened report unusually busy seasons. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Even if hockey resumes its season, the Kings and Ducks will both be excluded. The NHL’s restart plan drops the seven lowest-performing teams in the league from the schedule. [Los Angeles Times]

» Twitter will now add a fact-check label to Donald Trump’s tweets. The tipping point for the tech giant apparently came when Trump posted that mail-in ballots, the primary way many votes will be cast during the pandemic, are “fraudulent.”  [Washington Post]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» The White House Wants the CDC to Look Into SoCal’s Persistent Spread Dr. Deborah Birx singled out the region as being of particular concern

» Disneyland and Other Parks Can Reopen in Stage 3, California Confirms Theme parks could be back a lot sooner than some had speculated

» Can L.A’s Scooter Craze Survive the Pandemic? As COVID-19 craters demand for modes of ’micromobility,’ the wheels are coming off the scooter industry


ONE MORE THING

“After the Plague Came the Renaissance” by Corie Mattie

A Platform That Matches Muralists with Walls Has Kept L.A. Beautiful During Quarantine

Even during quarantine, artists have continued to color the landscape, interpreting the effects of the outbreak in their work like so many other street artists around the world. So far, Beautify murals have gone up on walls and boarded-up windows outside more than a dozen shuttered stores, restaurants, and clubs, from Pasadena to Santa Monica, giving the artists and opportunity to keep expressing themselves and earn money during a shaky time while giving neighborhoods a shot of optimism. “There are three things we try to get the artists to focus on,” Beautify co-founder Paul Shustak says. “Celebration, community, and health.”

 [FULL STORY]


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