May 27, 2020
In a major COVID-19 recovery milestone, Los Angeles County is moving toward new standards for a swift and safe reopening in alignment with the State of California guidelines. Among the activities now permitted under the change are faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational pursuits.
In aligning its Health Officer orders with the state’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap, the County emphasized its commitment to keeping residents “safer at work and safer in our communities.” Read more... (914 words, estimated 3:39 mins reading time)
May 27, 2020
In partnership with Terranea Resort, the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) rehabilitation team released two rehabilitated sea lions back into their natural habitat with a five-star send off at Terranea’s Beach Cove in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8.
“We are delighted to share this positive recovery as part of our ongoing mission to care for and protect Los Angeles marine life,” said MMCC President Amber Becerra. “Terranea is a special place for us, it is located on the former site of Marineland of the Pacific and the original Marine Mammal Care Center was located there to rehabilitate marine life that needed treatment in the Los Angeles area. We have partnered with Terranea for more than 10 years as part of their commitment to sustainability and protecting our precious coastal habitat.” Read more... (274 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
May 26, 2020
5.5 million coronavirus infections have been reported around the world — more than 1.6 million in the in the US, where the death toll is nearing 100,000
A University of Virginia professor who runs the Center for Open Science said that scientists are still trying to understand Covid-19 and basic questions are not fully answered including how deadly is the virus, how contagious, are there different strains with different clinical outcomes, why Covid-19 creates a devastating disease in some people while leaving others without symptoms or even knowledge that they were infected Read more... (1366 words, 1 image, estimated 5:28 mins reading time)
May 25, 2020
La County Supervisor Janice Hahn just posted to her Twitter page:
ALL retail stores statewide will now be able to reopen for in-store shopping under the same rules Target and Walmart have been able to operate under throughout this crisis.
Ms. Hahn is setting herself up to be the hero of this debacle. Don’t fall for it.
May 25, 2020
Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters, or gyms soon, according to a new survey by the Associated Press. Only 42% of those who went to concerts, movies, theaters, or a sporting event at least monthly say they’d do so in the next few weeks. And about half of those who regularly went to restaurants, the gym, or traveled, would feel comfortable doing so again. In Georgia, where the governor lifted restrictions a month ago, many business owners in Atlanta and in towns hard-hit by Covid-19 kept their doors shut and reopening does not yet seem to have led to a significant rebound of their economy Read more... (699 words, 1 image, estimated 2:48 mins reading time)
May 24, 2020
The global number of coronavirus cases reported is 5.3 million, with 343,000 deaths. In the US, 1.6 million cases and 97,424 fatalities from Covid-19 have been reported
3 billion people around the world have nowhere to wash their hands with soap and clean water at home, according to the nonprofit group WaterAid. The organization expressed concern that global funding is being rushed toward vaccines and treatments without any commitment to basic prevention including water and sanitation Read more... (743 words, 1 image, estimated 2:58 mins reading time)
May 23, 2020
The WHO warned that South America is becoming the new epicenter of the pandemic and Brazil has overtaken Russia in its number of coronavirus cases, registering 330,890 infected people — second only to that of the US. Brazil also recorded 1,001 deaths on Friday alone, raising the country’s total to 21,048 fatalities. Despite having a robust public health care system, Brazil’s response to the pandemic has been criticized as chaotic and contradictory. Covid-19 surges are also being reported in Ecuador and Argentina Read more... (871 words, estimated 3:29 mins reading time)
May 23, 2020
Yesterday, the community was invited to join a Parade for Healthcare Heroes at Providence Little Company of Mary and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
“In Torrance we are so fortunate to have two, award-winning medical centers taking care of our needs day in and day out. But, the dedicated service of our medical professionals has never been more important and apparent as it has since the Coronavirus Pandemic has assaulted members of our community.”
Mayor Patrick J. Furey
City of Torrance Read more... (189 words, 6 images, estimated 45 secs reading time)
May 22, 2020
Covid-19 has infected more than 10,000 healthcare workers in hard-hit Iran which is also dealing with the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East, with 7,249 fatalities among more than 129,000 confirmed cases. A 5-year civil war had already caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis there and the WHO fears the virus is also spreading to other vulnerable populations in the rest of the Middle East Read more... (990 words, 1 image, estimated 3:58 mins reading time)
May 22, 2020
1. BEACHES AND BIKE PATHS ARE OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL USE
LA County Beaches and Bike Paths including the Strand are open for recreational use. Here are the safety protocols and additional information about beach visits: Read more... (205 words, 1 image, estimated 49 secs reading time)
May 21, 2020
Supervisor Janice Hahn broke the news on her Twitter and Facebook pages this morning, posting a photo of a lone bicyclist and the caption, “LA County’s beach bike paths are now open! Welcome back.”
May 21, 2020
The Mexican border city of Tijuana is the center of a coronavirus surge that has already been responsible for 392 deaths. The Mexican Red Cross, with 13 ambulances, handles the majority of emergency calls in the city of 1.8 million people and is averaging 40 Covid-19 calls a day. Tijuana’s mortality rate is twice the national average and hospitals are low on medical supplies while also facing staffing shortages as health workers fall ill Read more... (1120 words, 1 image, estimated 4:29 mins reading time)
May 21, 2020
SHOP IN MANHATTAN BEACH STARTING TODAY!
Thanks to the incredible support of the community, retail shopping in Manhattan Beach will look different starting TODAY!
This morning, THE Manhattan Beach City Council unanimously approved the following motion made by Steve Napolitano:
“I move that the City of Manhattan Beach support the elimination of the curbside only restriction for our retail businesses immediately.”
Effective immediately, retail businesses in Manhattan Beach who decide to allow customers into their stores, should operate under the same LA County Department of Health COVID Guidelines as other essential retailers. Read more... (201 words, 1 image, estimated 48 secs reading time)
May 21, 2020
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is urging Governor Newsom to allow retail businesses statewide to reopen under the same health protocols that “essential” retail businesses have been allowed to operate under.
Under the State of California’s stay at home order, “non-essential” retailers are closed and have only recently been allowed to open for curbside pick-up only. Meanwhile, “essential” retailers like Target, Walmart, and Costco have been allowed to stay open for in-store shopping with safety protocols in place because they sell groceries and other essential items in addition to non-essential products. Read more... (616 words, estimated 2:28 mins reading time)
May 20, 2020
I am asking for your production support with this new book.
I hope you are all well and safe during this crazy time in our lives. Social distancing and mask wearing may be a new lifestyle? We will get through this.
The John Post Gallery has been closed due to COVID-19 since March but I am still moving forward with new projects and for the past year I have been working on a new photo-book to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
The Manhattan Beach Pier will be 100 years old this year and I have been photographing it for 50 years, so there is no better time
to make this photo-book of the Manhattan Beach Pier happen. Read more... (356 words, 1 image, estimated 1:25 mins reading time)