Coronavirus Update: Local Nursing Homes See a Spike in Cases

Also power outages in Pico-Robertson, a rent freeze on stabilized units, and more

» Nursing homes in L.A. County have seen a dramatic uptick in infections. Six nursing home residents have died from the virus already. [Los Angeles Times]

» New stabilizations will protect L.A. tenants from rent spikes during the pandemic. The order freezes rent increases on some 624,000 rental units in the city.  [Los Angeles Times]

» California could see a peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations around April 26, according to new forecasts. The model estimates 4,300 deaths in the state by August. [KTLA]

» Residents in Pico-Robertson are complaining of rolling power outages, some for 12 hours at a time. They say the outages make working from home and receiving medical care impossible. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Bob Iger will give up his salary entirely and other top brass at Disney are taking steep pay cuts. The company will continue paying park workers and others, despite closures. [Hollywood Reporter]

» Is social distancing a political act? One journalist observes that conservatives appear more likely to disobey guidelines. [The Atlantic]

» The “digital divide” among low-income L.A. high school students is keeping them from staying engaged during the LAUSD shutdown. According to participation data published by the L.A. Times, “about 15,000 Los Angeles high school students are absent online and have failed to do any schoolwork while more than 40,000 have not been in daily contact with their teachers since March 16.” [Los Angeles Times]


» Workers at Multiple SoCal Grocery Stores Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 A Sprouts, Whole Foods, a Gelson’s, and others have been impacted

» Trump Says U.S. Won’t Pay for the Security Meghan and Prince Harry Never Asked For In case freeloading former royals were high on your list of concerns this week…

» Cannabis Sales Have Dropped Off Dramatically, Just Weeks After Hitting All-Time Highs Local cannabis retailers are hanging their hopes on delivery and pick-up services



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