» In an interview published Wednesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he imagines the “Safer at Home” order he issued on March 19 (currently set to expire on April 19) could remain in place for “at least two months.” He added, “Giving people false hope will crush their spirits and will kill more people.” [Business Insider]
» More than 1 million Californians have filed for unemployment since March 13. The state currently offers a max of $450 per week to laid-off workers. [CNBC]
» Four of the largest banks in the U.S. have agreed to temporarily suspend mortgage payments for individuals impacted by the virus. Bank of America did not sign on. [KSBY]
» Ellis Act “no fault” evictions have been banned in the city of Los Angeles through at least June 19. Other evictions of individuals ill or under quarantine due to COVID-19 are also banned during the local emergency period. [Urbanize L.A.]
» The postponement of the 2020 Olympics could be a big problem for NBC. For the first time in seven years, the network is now projected to slip from the top spot in broadcast ratings. [The Wrap]
» Construction on SoFi Stadium in Inglewood is moving forward even amid the pandemic. Representatives for the project say they are “fully compliant” with health and safety guidelines. [ABC Los Angeles]
» One man asserts that hydroxychloroquine appears to have helped his case of COVID-19. Doctors are experimenting with using the anti-malaria drug to treat patients. [Fox Los Angles]
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ONE MORE THING
Sip Your Favorite Drinks at Home with Pre-Batched Cocktails from Local Bartenders
We’re sure you’re getting pretty good at pouring some whiskey in your coffee mug around 5:00 (or maybe 4:30… but what even is time when you’re indoors all day?) each evening–but after a few weeks of isolation, you might miss the finesse of a cocktail prepared by a properly trained bartender. Well, thanks to temporarily relaxed liquor laws, that’s now possible. Several local establishments are keeping their bar teams employed by offering pre-made cocktails and cocktail kits for takeout and delivery.
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