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While letters in the Mailbag this week center on the coronavirus, there’s also a good-bye from a civic leader and a thank-you note for the city’s graffiti clean-up efforts.
“I’m concerned that the comfort we experience in our neighborhoods is clouding our response to reasonable efforts to make more progress in improving livability for all,” the columnist writes.
Susan Wolfson, a candidate in the March 3 City Council election, offers some thoughts after finishing out of the race.
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  1. Glendale is reporting 76 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, more than doubling since Friday. The city now has the third highest number of cases in the county, after Los Angeles and Long Beach.
  2. Singer-songwriter Lizzo sent 70 boxed lunches to the emergency room staff at Adventist Health Glendale on Wednesday.
  3. Spectrum, Comcast and Cox offer free internet for eligible K-12 and college students throughout the United States. They also join other internet providers in waiving fees for those taking a financial hit because of coronavirus closures.
  4. It might not come as a surprise that Gary Shaffer, Glendale’s new director of library, arts and culture, describes himself as “bookish.”
  5. USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale hospital admitted its first patient to test positive for the novel coronavirus. The patient is doing well and is in isolation, according to hospital president Keith Hobbs.