Anger over a new health order closing dine-in service at restaurants in Los Angeles County spilled into public view Tuesday as two county leaders said they don’t support the measure—though they have little power to change it.
It’s not clear what impact Kathryn Barger’s opposition could have in practice, but it marks a significant break from a department that the county board directly oversees.
The daily total of new COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County this week will be crucial for the ability of businesses to stay open—in some cases, it could determine whether they shut their doors for good.
The county has said that if daily cases continue at these levels, they would enact stricter measures—including a blanket stay-at-home order for all nonessential workers—as soon as Sunday.
There is currently no shortage of appointments, but officials say people should still follow health guidance on when to be tested.
The county has said that if daily cases continue at these levels, they would enact stricter measures—including a blanket stay-at-home order for all nonessential workers—as soon as this Sunday.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva and even the staunchest defenders of law enforcement on the board have been in a battle for months about a host of issues ranging from his budget to deputy cliques.
Long Beach teens wrote (or drew and animated) up to two entries per week for five months, chronicling the panic, confusion, boredom, anger, annoyance and even a bit of fleeting joy that have been shared by just about everyone as routines were upended and uncertainty reigned.
Al Austin and Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, who are hoping to represent District 8 on the City Council, discussed housing policies, police reform and how to bolster the local economy during a debate Thursday night hosted by local media outlets.
“We encourage people to get tested if you’re having any symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19,” county health officer Barbara Ferrer said Monday.