Coronavirus Update: Mayor Garcetti Tells Angelenos Not to ‘Freak Out’

Also L.A. businesses cited for flouting rules, a PPE delay in California, and more

» “Do not freak out,” Mayor Garcetti said to Angelenos irritated over stay-at-home extensions. While the orders will stay in place for some time to come, he assured residents that gradual steps toward a more open lifestyle will continue. [ABC Los Angeles]

» What will dine-in service at restaurants look like when L.A. allows that to take place? New rules might include on-site screenings of customers, pre-ordering before arrival, physical barriers between customers, and closed bar areas. [Time Out Los Angeles]

» The city attorney’s office has cited 60 local businesses for violating shutdown orders. They include a number of barber shops, vape stores, and the Sherman Oaks restaurant Hamptons 818.  [CBS Los Angeles]

» A new program could provide financial relief for L.A. renters and small landlords. The fund will provide qualifying tenants with up to $1,000 to help them pay their rent during the pandemic. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Federal regulators have delayed a deal to deliver nearly $1 billion worth of N95 masks to health care providers in California. Officials say the production factory in China has been deemed “not acceptable” based on some number of unspecified factors.  [Los Angeles Times]

» A Palm Desert bar owner is using his building’s roof to complain about Gavin Newsom. He painted “Save Jobs! Hang a Politician” and “Suck my Governor” in enormous letters on the roof of the Red Barn Bar. City officials declared the roof “offensive,” but not illegal. [Desert Sun]


» Republican Mike Garcia Has Declared Victory in the CA-25 Special Election The former military pilot will serve the remainder of the term for which Katie Hill was elected in 2018

» Sources Say Amazon Wants to Buy AMC Theaters, but Does the Deal Make Sense? And what would Washington think of the acquisition?

» The Hollywood Bowl’s 2020 Season Has Been Canceled No more Janelle Monáe, Cynthia Erivo, Diana Ross, July 4th fireworks, or evenings under the stars with the L.A. Phil


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Casey Schreiner

Just In Time for the Reopening of L.A.’s Trails, a New Guidebook Explores Every Nook and Cranny of Griffith Park

Three years ago, Casey Schreiner released the definitive guide to hiking in and around Los Angeles. Now the author of Day Hiking: Los Angeles and founder of the website Modern Hiker is back with a in-depth guide to one of the city’s treasures. Discovering Griffith Park: A Local’s Guide, out May 15 via Mountaineers Books, is, surprisingly enough, the first guide to the 124-year-old, 4,300-plus-acre Los Angeles institution.


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