On Friday morning, an honor line of police vehicles drove down Long Beach Boulevard from 11th Street to the 405 Freeway accompanying the vehicle carrying Fischer’s body as it was being transferred from St. Mary Medical Center to the LA County Coroner’s Office.
Curfews continue in dozens of cities in the United States where there’s been violence or threats of violence, with many continuing through the weekend.
I’ve written 80 columns in 80 days, and they’ve turned out to be, yes, a chronicle of life trapped in a house for that duration, wrapped up in a cozy cocoon of the internet, social media, Instacart, GrubHub, Postmates, Amazon, Netflix, Kindle books, 2 dogs and a daughter.
“I believe that if you believe in something, you don’t loot,” said Naomi Rainey-Pierson. “You protest, but you don’t destroy property. You don’t all fight over everything.”
The crowd grew throughout the afternoon to numbers that seemed too large to contain violence, so the taut suspense that had grown since the morning continued.
Sad confession: I had planned for my wallet to have multiple pockets but…something went wrong. I don’t really care to talk about it.
Restaurant representatives can pick up face shields in the parking lot of Long Beach Fire Department Headquarters located at 3205 Lakewood Blvd.
I just wanted to breathe, relax, tune-out, re-screw my head on properly, and ideally, I wanted that without sitar ragas boinging in the background.
I don’t know if or when coding will be required of all journalists, but I can see how it would help and possibly protect you in the inevitable next round of layoffs and furloughs, especially with things happening so quickly with technology as it relates to writing.
To prevent one disease from spreading, the lockdowns have also at least forestalled the effects of humans on the planet.