» Farmers markets were open again over the weekend, following new guidelines. Markets are enforcing smaller crowds, banning veggie-touching, and taking other precautions. [CBS Los Angeles]
» A pro-gun group is suing the city of L.A. over the closure of local firearm shops. They claim the stores represent “critical infrastructure.” [Los Angeles Times]
» Most of L.A.’s homeless community remains on the streets amid the pandemic. Thousands of new beds and rooms were supposed to be made available, but it hasn’t kept up with demand. [NBC Los Angeles]
» Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson is spearheading a new meal program for at-risk residents. The program keeps local small businesses cooking to provide healthy foods to housebound seniors and others. [L.A. Sentinel]
» Beloved local bookstores are struggling. Some are dabbling in online sales; others have shut down entirely–and don’t know if they’ll ever open back up. [Hollywood Reporter]
» Pop star Pink has donated $1 million to the COVID-19 relief effort, half of it to L.A.’s emergency crisis fund. The singer and her 3-year-old son became ill with the virus. [CBS Los Angeles]
TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG
» Chef Nancy Silverton Has Become Ill with COVID-19 The crisis meal service she was offering will be taken over by Sqirl’s Jessica Koslow
» With COVID Disrupting Business, Local Makers Are Hosting Virtual Markets The coronavirus has put the kibosh on weekend craft fairs and maker markets, but some spooky small businesses are taking maters into their own (gloved) hands
» That Huge Hospital Ship Docked at the Port of L.A. Has Treated Just 15 Patients So Far The ship’s commanding officer explains the trickle
ONE MORE THING
Coronavirus-Themed Murals Have Popped Up Across L.A.
Art is catharsis and in these tough times, local street artists have adorned walls lining the city’s empty streets with timely coronavirus-themed works. From DTLA to Venice Beach, here are six pandemic-centric murals to admire from the comfort of your couch.
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