March 28, 2020
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Coronavirus
The mortality rate in L.A. County is about 1.8%, which is higher than the rate in New York City and the U.S. overall, public health officials say. One factor in that is that L.A. County has tested far few people.
State officials warn of significantly worsening conditions over the coming weeks as the virus spreads dramatically and hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients.
Gov. Newsom issued a temporary delay on evictions across California because of the coronavirus. The L.A. City Council voted down a ban on all evictions.
Coronavirus: L.A. County closes all beaches and adjacent trails and facilities to deter crowds flouting restrictions
The state’s supply of mobile hospitals, ventilators and N95 respirators would have helped in the coronavirus outbreak, but the state got rid of them years ago.
Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance that will require grocery stores to reserve the first hour of business for elderly and disabled shoppers.
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Santa Anita Park was closed for live racing after the L.A. County Health Department deemed it a nonessential business.
Defensive lineman Michael Brockers will re-sign with the Rams after a deal with the Baltimore Ravens fell through.
Ottawa Senators radio analyst Gord Wilson has tested positive for COVID-19. He is the third member of the NHL team’s traveling party to have done so.
“If I don’t get cast as Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic, Hollywood is broken,” Dax Shepard tweeted about Netflix’s latest, wildest hit, “Tiger King.”
Record retailers across L.A. worry that with stores shuttered, Record Store Day cancelled and no influx of used vinyl to buy and sell, business prospects are bleak.
WarnerMedia boss John Stankey disclosed the spending in a memo to employees of the AT&T-owned company. But what’s happening with HBO Max?
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El Tepeyac, Boyle Height’s famous old-school Mexican restaurant, is offering takeout family specials during the coronavirus shutdown.
Create your own smashburgers at home to get that beginning-of-the-weekend feeling at home.
The best peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipe is for these cookies. Kids will love making the easy five-ingredient dough and assembling the sandwiches by themselves.
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Asian Enough Podcast
From the Times’ new podcast about being Asian American: Talking to your parents about coronavirus, the pandemic’s impact on the Asian American community and the rise of COVID-19-related discrimination.
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