Coronavirus Update: L.A. Is Guarding Parks This Weekend to Discourage Easter Outings

Also relief for farmworkers, extra unemployment benefits for Californians, and more

» L.A. City parks will be fully closed and guarded over the weekend. Authorities worried groups might attempt to gather in recognition of the Easter holiday. [NBC Los Angeles]

» Farmworkers could get hazard pay in a new pandemic relief package. The first program of its kind in the U.S., a new California proposal could also provide sick leave. [Visalia Times Delta]

» A local “hate tracker” is logging reports of anti-Asian harassment and violence related to the pandemic. More than 1,400 incidents have been reported so far. [LAist]

» Newly unemployed Californians will get an extra $600 in benefits. The payment is aimed at providing a small cushion in unprecedented times. [The Mercury News]

» A sailor on the hospital ship Mercy has tested positive for COVID-19. The sailor, who was not in contact with patients, has been removed from the vessel. [Los Angeles Times]

» Fast food workers across the state have gone on strike. Demands include access to soap and time to adequately wash their hands. [CBS Los Angeles]


» The Investigation into City Hall Corruption May Soon Take a New, Bigger Step To borrow from another, more popular drama, winter is coming to L.A. City Hall

» Hollywood Is Hopeful the Box Office Plunges Only 40 Percent This Year Still, it’ll be the movie industry’s smallest haul in decades

» Things to Do (Inside) in L.A. This Weekend Live music, art tutorials, museum tours, and more


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What to Stream Right Now: Unorthodox, Run, and More

Your Quarantine Curator is back with new picks for what to watch this weekend. This week we’re adding a memoir-turned-miniseries, a kid classic, and this year’s must-see (again) Oscar winner to the queue.


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