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California public schools likely to remain closed for rest of school year

California public schools are likely to be closed for the remainder of the school year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday to anxious parents and educators.

Alake Ilegbameh, with his three school-age children, gets to-go meals at Dorsey High on Wednesday from LAUSD employee Benjula Prasad. “May God continue to bless you,” he said. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Gloria Murrietta, who works in LAUSD food services, delivers food that will be distributed to drivers in vehicles at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles.  (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
Courtney Johnson, left, Benjula Prasad and Cindy King prepare the to-go meals to be handed out at the Dorsey High food distribution center. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
Blake Anderson, left, a freshman, walks with his father, Oree Anderson, as school is let out at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles just before campuses closed down. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Students hug as they are let out of school at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Students leave John C. Fremont High School in Los Angeles at the end of the school day on Friday. The campus closed the following Monday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times )
LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner said on Friday that LAUSD schools would be closing. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Jonathan Mitchell, 12, left, and Jason Garcia, 11, sixth-graders at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles, eat corn dogs after receiving free box lunches at the Dream Center in Los Angeles.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Melgar, left, and Ricardo Oseguera, employees at Pink’s Hot Dogs, deliver 500 donated hot dogs to the Dream Center in Los Angeles. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Karyna Renoj, 11, and her mom, Pascuala Reno, carry box lunches from the Dream Center in Los Angeles. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Ricky Ohm, 9, a third-grader at Brooklyn Avenue Elementary School in East Los Angeles, receives food to-go from the Dream Center in Los Angeles.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Cynthia Arenas picks up a to-go lunch for son Jezis Lamb, a 4-year-old in pre-K, at the Dream Center in Los Angeles.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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