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Area cities seek ways to help restaurants, other businesses

LOS ANGELES — Area restaurant owners are fighting for their survival as plummeting sales caused by customers complying with stay-at-home orders brought on by the coronavirus crisis have cut into sales. Los Angeles and smaller area cities are scrambling to cushion the pandemic’s economic blow by banning commercial evictions, easing access to low-interest loans and Read More…

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Southeast cities cancel events, close public buildings

LOS ANGELES — Aiming to contain the spread of coronavirus in the region, cities in Southeast Los Angeles County declared municipal emergencies, canceled public events, closed schools, shut down entertainment venues and suspended gatherings at libraries. Following directives issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom March 16, most cities reduced or outright canceled municipal services, banned social Read More…

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In Leimert Park, life goes on amid coronavirus outbreak

LEIMERT PARK — The streets near Leimert Park were nearly empty March 18 due to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s edict for those who were non-essential personnel to stay at home in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Evelyn Hilliard, 75, got the memo. Yes, she knows people her age are at high risk, Read More…