» In a letter to the federal government, Gavin Newsom writes that 56 percent of Californians could contract COVID-19 in the next eight weeks. Newsom is requesting a U.S. Navy hospital ship be deployed to Los Angeles for civilian care and a package of financial aid. [Los Angeles Times]
» In Los Angeles County, a second person has died of COVID-19, and 40 new cases have been reported. “If you have symptoms, you don’t need to be tested,” said county public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer. “Assume you may be infected and others around you may be infected.” [CBS Los Angeles]
» Hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria and other diseases, might also treat coronavirus. More research is needed to confirm effectiveness, but the FDA has approved the drug for use in U.S. patients. [Newsweek]
» The State Department is warning Americans abroad to return home immediately and discouraging international travel in the strongest possible terms. The extent of the warning is being described as “unprecedented.”[Politico]
» At-risk families are now sheltering in 11 CalTrans-owned homes in El Sereno. CalTrans owns 163 vacant properties in the area. The families assert that the properties should be used to provide safe, stable homes during the pandemic. [Curbed]
» Amid the crisis, a group of over 100 career national security officers, diplomats, and defense policy experts have signed an open letter endorsing Joe Biden for president. Security officers typically avoid directly discussing politics, but the group deemed the situation dire enough to break with tradition. [Washington Post]
» LeBron James is keeping a sense of humor during self-quarantine. The Lakers star has been sharing fun peeks at his family’s stay-at-home life on Instagram. [CBS Los Angeles]
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» How to Get a Good Workout When All the Gyms Are Closed Try these ways to get your heart rate up while maintaining distance
» UCB Has Laid Off Most Staff in L.A. and N.Y.C. Remaining training classes will be online-only
ONE MORE THING
Iconic L.A. Movies to Stream While You’re Stuck Inside Missing L.A.
Missing Los Angeles even though you’re still here? Feeling like you live in an apartment in Anytown USA instead of our expansive, magical, mucky city? Luckily, the City Angeles is also the city of celluloid—and there are countless movies to watch to get out of the house and into the city, without ever leaving your bed. (We recommend pairing your viewing with take-out from a local restaurant.)
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