Coronavirus Update: Mayor Garcetti Warns of an NYC-Style Surge

Also Anthony Fauci’s grim prediction, stats on which California counties are not staying home, and more

» The surge in Los Angeles COVID-19 cases could become as dire as New York City, Mayor Garcetti warns. “We will be were they are,” he said Saturday. “We’ll have doctors making excruciating decisions. We’ll be trying to figure out what we do with that surge.” [Times of San Diego]

» Many California residents are actually staying home, according to new data. However, counties with lower rates of education, lower median incomes, or high rates of Trump voters remain more active. [Sacramento Bee]

» Anthony Fauci is now predicting between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans will die in this COVID-19 outbreak. He expects “millions” of cases of the disease. [USA Today]

» New rules offer increased job protections to L.A.’s grocery store workers, food delivery drivers, and other essential workers. The city now requires employers honor sick leave requests, among other provisions, and establishes consequences for employer retaliation.  [LAist]

» California was sent 170 broken ventilators by the federal government. Rather than send them back, Silicon Valley tech company Bloom Energy, is fixing them. [Los Angeles Times]

» Beloved deli Nate ‘n Als has shuttered amid the pandemic. Takeout and delivery wasn’t producing enough business to overcome existing issues with the historic restaurant’s lease. [CBS Los Angeles]


» Governor Newsom Freezes California Evictions Through May to Ease COVID-19 Pain Renters have to declare in writing that the virus has directly impacted their employment

» L.A. County Beaches Are Now Closed Officials worried another sunny weekend could have brought out dangerous crowds

» FBI Nabs Trump-Loving Actor Who Claimed to Have Developed a Coronavirus Cure L.A.-based Keith Middlebrook reportedly told his 2 million Instagram followers, ”Yes, I have developed the cure for coronavirus COVID-19”



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What to Stream This Week

Ready take a break from the news and the glitchy Zoom meetings, and watch something fun? There’s an unlimited torrent of movies and shows out there, so let us be your quarantine curator. This week’s picks include Tiger King, Outbreak, and archival video of a little trial you may have heard about.


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