Coronavirus Update: Don’t Expect California’s Stay-at-Home Order to Lift Anytime Soon

Also traffic accident stats, Zoom’s mounting woes, and more

» Expect to stay at home for a while. Governor Newsom says that, even though California’s curve may be bending, it is still far too soon to even think about returning to normal life. [Los Angeles Times]

» Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at a greater rate than any other group. Those outcomes might owe more to politics than scientific inevitability. [Vox]

» Zoom CEO Eric Yuan admits he “really messed up” when it comes to security. Concerns with the platform have been piling up. [Wall Street Journal]

» Los Angeles is working to move homeless individuals into thousands of hotel rooms. Some 15,000 rooms could be used to temporarily shelter those at risk of catching and spreading the virus in the streets. [Time]

» Traffic collisions have dropped by 59 percent during safer-at-home. Even car-loving Angelenos appear to be staying off the roads. [ABC 7]

» Demolition at LACMA has begun. Even amid pandemic, the work to replace the decades-old structures with a new design has been deemed “essential” and will carry on. [Curbed]


» Randy Newman Just Recorded the Anthem of the Quarantine Era Don’t let them touch your face,” he sings with inimitable style

» Where to Get Food To-Go for Passover During the Pandemic Several L.A. restaurants are serving up Seder meals to-go

» Beloved Beverly Grove Coffee Shop Swingers Has Closed Its Doors Another L.A. institution struggles to survive the COVID-19 crisis


Photo courtesy Danielle Chiriguayo of KCRW

How to Make the Famous LAUSD Coffee Cake

Kids won’t be heading back to school for the remainder of the year, but even in your quarantine you can at least get a little taste of a nostalgic favorite. This week, the L.A. Unified School District shared its official recipe for LAUSD coffee cake, baked in school kitchens since 1954. Here’s how to make it using modern-day ingredients.


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