Until very recently, Kmart operated over 2,100 stores in all 50 states. Now only 34 stores remain, with five (including the Long Beach location) in California.
Daily COVID-19 case numbers continued tumbling today, but the death toll in Los Angeles County climbed above the 17,000 mark, with more than 200 new fatalities.
Los Angeles County said the number of new cases has dropped by 67% since the beginning of January, but still remains about five times higher than the numbers the county reached last September, before the winter surge.
The cause of the smoke was a malfunctioning air conditioner in the basement of JC Penney.
This advisory will be extended if the rain continues, according to Dr. Anissa Davis, the city’s health officer.
Long Beach on Friday reported 225 new cases, the lowest daily total since Nov. 20, which is around the time the deadly spike of the virus began.
The system moving into Southern California from the north was described by the National Weather Service as “cold, showery and blustery.”
The Aquarium of the Pacific Tuesday announced it would reopen its outdoor exhibits beginning Saturday with special safety measures. The facility also will continue its various virtual programs, including cultural festivals.
Now that new cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations have leveled off and decreased slightly, this week’s changes will ease restrictions for many industries.
Early Monday, the state lifted a strict health order for the majority of the state that banned all dine-in service, closed personal care businesses and restricted other activities.