Through Baton Rouge Gallery’s new program, Flat Curve Gallery, everyone can exhibit their art

“We look at all the artwork first to make sure there is nothing offensive,” Andreasen said. “But anyone can post here. Whether you’re 5 or 55, we want our community to grab a crayon, a paintbrush, a handful of clay or whatever helps them create and allow us to share.”

More Shapiro: ‘I’m taking that program down to Chinatown’

“I’m taking that program down to Chinatown and the former players and links to that program. Why? Because the U.S. government lined up 47 former players to testify against me in open court if I went to trial. That in itself is motivation to shove it up their collective [butts].”

In SF and across the Bay Area, officials enlist public buildings in fight against the coronavirus

The city of Santa Clara is also transforming its convention center into a temporary hospital for up to 250 COVID-19 patients with nonemergency symptoms. The space is stocked with beds and enough medical supplies and medicine for at least three days, officials there said. Santa Clara County is the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis with […]

With Coronavirus Making Medical Safety Gear Scarce, The Public Is Stepping Up. Here’s How To Help

Dr. Alison Cooke, assistant chief of hospital medicine for Kaiser Permanente-San Francisco, warned recently that her institution had less than a week’s supply of medical masks for doctors and nurses. “If you have any masks or safety goggles at home, please consider giving them to your nurse and doctor neighbors,” she wrote on the neighborhood […]

From closed beaches to shuttered businesses, here’s what you can’t do this weekend

Long Beach: Basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, dog parks, playgrounds, skate parks, picnic areas are closed and group exercise in parks is banned. Parking lots at city-owned parks and beaches will be closed through April 19. The city’s Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier also will be inaccessible during that time.

Coronavirus Australia: The places hiring sacked Aussies right now

“We’ve embarked on an extensive training program, and we are in the process of recruiting,” Services Australia general manager Mr Hank Jongen said. He added IT staff have been working “24/7” to build the new system that lets you register your intent to apply.

Milwaukee’s black community hit hard by coronavirus

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Deaths and confirmed cases of the coronavirus are spiking in Milwaukee’s black community, leading public health and civic leaders to sound the alarm that decades of social, political and economic disadvantages are creating a toxic stew that puts people’s lives at risk like no time before.

Texas ambulance provider to do coronavirus testing at homes

In Massachusetts, paramedics were going through training that would allow them to test patients for the coronavirus at their homes. The training came after that state’s health department updated its rules to allow EMS personnel to perform such testing.

Italy Decrees Going to Church Is Not a Valid Reason for Leaving Home

“When the world deals with a crisis such as this — the coronavirus pandemic — religious freedom is often affected first, especially in countries that are closed off to Christianity,” Dede Laugesen, executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), said in an article published last Tuesday.

Massachusetts’ cases jump by more than 1,000

Connecticut political leaders expressed mixed views Saturday after President Donald Trump said he was considering a coronavirus quarantine affecting residents of their state, as well as New York and New Jersey. One questioned what such a quarantine would mean and how it would work. But another said he was open to any ideas on curbing […]