Coronavirus Update: Sheriff Villanueva Out of Emergency Opps Top Spot

Also Maxine Waters lays into Trump, Whole Foods workers stage a ”sickout,” and more

» Social distancing may be working in California. New cases appear to be accelerating more slowly than in several other states.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Maxine Waters is not happy with how Donald Trump has handled the pandemic. “Your ignorance and incompetence are appalling, and you continue to demonstrate that every time you open your mouth,” she wrote. [CBS News]

» Divisive Sheriff Alex Villanueva has been removed from his post as head of county emergency operations. The county’s CEO, Sachi Hamai, will take over.  [KCAL]

» Sqirl, one of L.A.’s most essential restaurants, will close for the duration of the pandemic. Takeout and delivery business was brisk, but chef Jessica Koslow determined that conducting operations safely was unsustainable. [Eater]

» Tens of thousands of LAUSD high school students are failing to check in for online education. Many of the “absent” students come from low-income families and may lack computers or home internet access. [Los Angeles Times]

» Whole Foods workers staged a global sickout protest on Tuesday. Employees at the Amazon-owned grocery chain are demanding better workplace protections amid the outbreak. [Patch]


» The Health Department Has Shut Down One Restaurant’s Pop-Up Grocery Store ”You cannot just decide you’re going to sell groceries,” says L.A. County’s top public health authority

» Trump’s EPA Has Slashed Obama Era Pollution Standards for New Cars As the world grapples with a respiratory illness, the administration lowers air pollution regulations for automakers

» Gov. Gavin Newsom: “We’re Not Waiting Around for the Federal Government” On The Daily Show, California’s governor talked broken ventilators and the establishment of the California Health Corps


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