Tag: coronavirus

Santa Monica Extends Local Emergency To September 30

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SANTA MONICA— On August 25, Santa Monica’s Interim City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Lane Dilg issued a twenty-fourth supplement regarding the coronavirus....

Online-Only School Semester Will Include Extracurricular Classes

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SANTA MONICA—Extracurricular classes will now be taking place via Zoom calls in Los Angeles County schools, which will be an issue for coaches and...

“Santa Monica Shines” New COVID-19 Assurance Program

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SANTA MONICA— On August 19, the City of Santa Monica announced the launch of its new program, "Santa Monica Shines." This program provides resources...

Garcetti Orders Power Cut At Hollywood Hills Home

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Wednesday, August 19, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, authorized an order for a power cut in a home at Hollywood...

Mayor Garcetti Reverses Plan To Close Homeless Shelter

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BEVERLY HILLS—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will allow the emergency shelter at Pan Pacific Park to remain open after it was set to close...

Minnesota Churches Sue Governor Over Pandemic Restrictions

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AMERICA—The Governor of Minnesota is facing legal challenges due to the executive orders he has used to specifically require social distancing and wearing of...

Salon Owners And Stylists Protest Restrictions During Pandemic

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WESTWOOD—While standing at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Veteran Ave in Westwood on August 12, protestors who work in the beauty, hair and...

Joe Rogan Makes California To Texas Move Official

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CALIFORNIA—Joe Rogan, former host of "Fear Factor" and a color commentator for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events, has decided to move to Texas from Southern...

Antonio Banderas Tests Positive For COVID-19

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AMERICA— On August 10, actor Antonio Banderas revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on his 60th birthday. In a statement posted to Twitter,...

More NFL Players Opt-Out Due To Coronavirus

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CALIFORNIA—Another round of players have chosen to opt-out of the upcoming NFL season, because of Coronavirus, bringing the number to 67. This time, it...

Facebook, Twitter Remove Video Of Trump’s Coronavirus Remarks

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UNITED STATES—Two of the largest, and most influential, social media platforms in the world recently decided to remove a video of President Donald J....

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Minimizing In-Person Voting

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CALIFORNIA—California Governor Gavin Newsom decided to sign a bill into law on Thursday, August 6, which decreases the number of in-person polling stations, so...

FACT CHECK: Meme On H1N1 versus COVID-19

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UNITED STATES—The meme circulating social media which compares the 2020 coronavirus pandemic to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic has made it around a few times....

NYC Cracks Down On Residents Violating Coronavirus Measures

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AMERICA—In a new set of restrictions placed on one of the busiest cities in the world, which begin on Wednesday, August 5, Mayor Bill...

Mayor Eric Garcetti Authorizes Water And Power Shut Off

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS— On Wednesday, August 5, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he will authorize to cut off utility service to properties that...

D.C. Mayor Won’t Require Masks For Government Workers

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AMERICA—Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of Washington, D.C., will not be requiring city and federal government employees to wear masks while they are on duty,...

De Blasio Announces 10K Fines For Travelers Defying Quarantine Mandate

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NEW YORK CITY— On Wednesday, August 5, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that certain out-of-state travelers may face a fine of up to $10,000...

Santa Monica Begins ‘Targeted Enforcement’ For Face Coverings

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SANTA MONICA— On August 5, the City of Santa Monica announced that they will be beginning "targeted enforcement" of face coverings to ensure that...

WHO Chief Warns There May Never Be A COVID-19 “Silver Bullet”

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GENEVA— On Monday, August 3, the director of the World Health Organization warned that there may never be a “silver bullet” for defeating the...

Victoria, Australia In A “State Of Disaster”

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VICTORIA— Australia has had 17,895 coronavirus cases and 208 deaths. As of Sunday, August 2, the city of Victoria has declared a “State of...
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