Daily Brief: Several L.A. College Campuses Suspend In-Person Classes

Also a run on guns, Alex Jones’s DUI, and more

» UCLA, UC Riverside, UCSB, and USC are among the college campuses to suspend in-person classes. Gatherings will be called off and any sports matches will be held without spectators. School administrators will reassess the situation mid-April. [CBS Los Angeles]

» California has 157 known coronavirus cases, but thousands have likely already been exposed. L.A.’s first case of “community spread” was announced Tuesday.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Some local gun shops are seeing an influx of Chinese-American customers as coronavirus panic deepens. The shoppers report fearing looting and riots in their neighborhoods. [LAist]

» Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested for a DWI. The arrest followed police being called over a domestic dispute.   [A.P.

» English rock band Led Zeppelin have scored a victory in a long-running legal dispute over their 1971 song “Stairway to Heaven.” An appeals court ruled that the song did not infringe on the 1968 song “Taurus” by L.A. band Spirit.  [The Guardian

» There are still nearly 500,000 ballots to be counted, but it looks like District Attorney Jackie Lacey will face a runoff in November. In the latest count, she’s slipped below 50 percent; the next update comes on Friday.  [Los Angeles Times]


» Is it Safe to Ride Metro? Tips for Taking Public Transit During the Coronavirus Outbreak It’s more than carrying sanitizer, according to Metro

» At a Chaotic Screening, Corey Feldman Debuts His Doc About Hollywood Sex Abuse In the film, Feldman repeats the claims that Charlie Sheen raped late actor Corey Haim

» Coachella and Stagecoach Will Be Postponed Until October Concerns about COVID-19 cases in the region have grown


Illustration by Josie Portillo

Take a Culinary Tour of Santa Barbara County with Julia Child as Your Spirit Guide

Julia Child might be best known for bringing French cooking to the masses, but she was a California girl at heart.

Born and raised in Pasadena, the legendary gourmand often summered along the California coast. In her later years she lived in Montecito before passing away in 2004.

“Santa Barbara spoke to her,” says Eric Spivey, chairman of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts and a longtime friend. This year the foundation is a partner in the first Santa Barbara Culinary Experience: The three-day event, March 13 to 15, will feature dozens of meals, cooking classes, and festivities.

Can’t make it? You can still get a taste of Child’s love for the area with this map of her favorite places to eat. “She just never stopped being interested in meeting people, knowing people, doing things,” says Spivey, who regularly took the culinary icon to eat around Santa Barbara County toward the end of her life. “She was just a joy.”


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