Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

The estimated cost to secure 15,000 hotel rooms and staff the facilities for three months is about $195 million, said Phil Ansell, director of the county’s Homeless Initiative. Of that, $118.5 million will pay for the leases and the balance will cover operations, he said Tuesday.

Los Angeles Lakers to Ask Top Executives to Defer Salaries to Protect Low-income Workers

Players have also dug into their own pockets to help arena workers. Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2019 first overall draft pick Zion Williamson and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love each donated $100,000 to workers at their respective home court arenas who face layoffs or furloughs while the NBA suspends its season indefinitely.

Los Angeles Makes Masks Mandatory For Workers & Customers In Stores & Other Essential Businesses

Very soon it will be no mask, no service at Los Angeles’ grocery stores. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday night mandated that, “starting Friday, April 10th, employees and customers at many non-medical essential businesses such as grocery stores will be required to wear face coverings.” He also authorized businesses to refuse service to customers who […]

Fed up with scammers, Los Angeles moves to create clearinghouse for medical supplies

This week, a healthcare union was the latest victim of scammers, after it believed it had found a source of 39 million N95 masks, only to later discover there was a problem with the seller. The masks never materialized, sparking a federal investigation. Medical professionals across the state have said they have been inundated with […]

Live COVID-19 updates: U.S. coronavirus cases near 400,000 as Los Angeles mayor issues facial covering mandate

“I don’t see the economy returning to a more normal state until there’s much greater confidence both among average people and at the level of governors and mayors that opening up the economy won’t restart the crisis,” he told a webinar hosted by the Washington-based think tank Brookings Institution.

See Inside Cara and Poppy Delevingne’s Los Angeles “Dream Sister House”

“I fell in love with de Gournay as a teenager,” she said. “I have a similar paper in the bathroom of my house in London. It’s a running theme. For my bedroom here, I wanted to create a calming atmosphere, with pale pinks and blues, Moroccan rugs, and super soft fabrics. It feels like heaven.”

Joe Diffie Hits New Highs on Country Charts After His Death

He achieves his first top 10s on Country Digital Song Sales & highest rank on Top Country Albums. Three classics by Joe Diffie – who died March 29 at age 61 due to complications from COVID-19 — debut in the top 10 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales chart (dated April 11).

The hammer comes down on construction to slow coronavirus spread among workers

9. Post, in areas visible to all workers, required hygienic practices including not touching face with unwashed hands or with gloves; washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, cleaning AND disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstatons, keyboards, telephones, handrails, […]

What is Archewell? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Launch New Charity and Well-Being Website

The duke and duchess said: “Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be.”

U.S. deports 400 migrant children under new coronavirus rules

Around 120 of the minors, who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or legal guardian, were quickly sent on planes back to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, according to data from March 27 to April 2. It was not clear whether the remainder of the children intercepted at the border were pushed back […]