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The Daily Dose is a collection of my current posts as personal thoughts, tidbits, musings and more for all things South Bay. Get your daily dose right here.

Grab a Leash… Dogs are Welcome Back to the Garden this Summer!

June 5, 2020

Looking for more space and time for you and your four-legged friend to take a stroll? Our special dog walking hours will allow you to enjoy the Garden with your best four-legged friend throughout the summer!

Come join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We’re sure you have questions, so we’ve put together an FAQ, linked here. Be sure to secure your reservation early. These days will be popular!

Questionnaire for Temporary Richmond Street Closure

June 5, 2020

To help local restaurants and retailers safely and successfully reopen under the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health new guidelines, the City of El Segundo is considering a pilot program to temporarily close Richmond Street to allow for additional capacity through outdoor dining and retail space in our downtown.

With this in mind, the City has created a questionnaire to solicit feedback from businesses in the area to gauge how they would be impacted by a proposed temporary Richmond Street closure.

Please submit your feedback by Friday, June 5 at 3 p.m.

Physical Distancing & Cloth Face Coverings

June 4, 2020

Without a specific vaccine or treatment for coronavirus, physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings are the tools we have to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable.

With more businesses reopening and more residents being out and about, it’s essential that we continue to practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings to protect ourselves and each other.

Older adults and those with serious underlying health conditions should continue to stay home as much as possible.

COVID-19 News Briefs for Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

 Brazil recorded a record 1,349 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, and 28,633 additional confirmed cases, and has emerged as the world’s worst hotspot as it looks to loosen quarantine restrictions. Other Latin American nations Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Panama are also grappling with massive Covid-19 caseloads

 Following complaints from business groups, the Senate approved fixes to the Paycheck Protection Program including giving small businesses up to 24 weeks (from 8 weeks) to spend the money and relaxing the requirement that 75% of the loan go toward payroll, lowering the threshold to 60%. The bill next goes to President Trump for his signature

Guidelines & Protocols to Re-Open Business

June 4, 2020

Listed below are Guidelines & Protocols from the California Department of Public Health and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. It is important to reopen safely to ensure you can stay open.

Guidelines from the California Department of Public Health:

Guidance for: dine-in restaurants

Guidance for: shopping centers

Guidance for: retailers

Guidance for: hair salons and barbershops

Guidance for: places of worship

For statewide guidance on other industry sectors seeking greater clarification (including those businesses not yet allowed to open), click here.

COVID-19 News Briefs for Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

 France began rolling out its official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks, becoming the first European country to deploy the smart phone technology amid concerns over privacy. Using low-energy Bluetooth signals to anonymously log the nearby presence of others, the data is uploaded to government-run centralized servers. Users who test positive will be able to notify others who have been in close contact for at least 15 minutes so they can self-isolate and seek treatment. Civil liberty groups worry that tracing apps lead to government surveillance, however, the French government said there are checks and balances built in and user data is deleted after 14 days

Zislis Group Properties Open for Dine In Service

June 3, 2020

While both Shade Hotel restaurants (zinc@shade and Sea Level) are already open for dine in, several other Zizlis Group restaurants will soon be opening for dine in service as well.

Brewco – Dine in, counter service beginning Thursday, June 5.

The Brews Hall – Dine in beginning Thursday, June 5, counter service is already open.

Rock N Fish MB – Opening Saturday, June 7 for dine in, but will not be available for reservations until next week.

The Strand House – Opening Thursday, June 12 for dine in.

Important Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Coronavirus Telebriefings This Week

June 3, 2020

The following are important Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Coronavirus Telebriefings scheduled for this week.

Ticketed Events and Large Attendance Events
Wednesday, 6/3 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Telephone Call-In: 877-692-8954
Access Code: 6240316

Early Childhood Education
Thursday, 6/4 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Telephone Call-In: 844-291-5494
Access Code: 7237781

Hair Salons and Barbershops
Thursday, 6/4 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Telephone Call-In: 844-291-5494
Access Code: 8327253

Office Settings
Friday, 6/5 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Telephone Call-In: 844-721-7241
Access Code: 6057410

America’s Recovery Fund Coalition Survey

June 3, 2020

America’s Recovery Fund Coalition needs your help and requests that all business owners complete a short survey.

America’s Recovery Fund Coalition is comprised of more than 100 organizations, representing over 58 million American workers, and 45% of the American workforce.

The goal of this coalition is to seek approval from Congress to create America’s Recovery Fund – a relief fund for businesses to operate during this unprecedented crisis, retain and rehire employees, pay rent, meet debt obligations and pay taxes.

COVID-19 News Briefs for Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

 More than 6.2 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide, with 375,000 deaths. In the US, more than 1.8 million cases and 106,000 deaths have been reported

 European countries in the process of lifting coronavirus restrictions this week include Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, and Ireland

 Wuhan, China’s Health Commission announced that it had completed Covid-19 tests on 9.9 million residents with no new confirmed cases found. However, 300 asymptomatic infections were discovered — China does not count asymptomatic cases as confirmed cases

City of Lomita Update

June 1, 2020

Events over the weekend have caused unrest in many communities in our area. The City of Lomita and the LA County Sheriff’s Lomita Station were prepared and monitoring the events throughout the weekend.

There were planned events in some of our surrounding communities, but thanks to the diligence and hard work of our Lomita Station teams, the events were peaceful and mostly quiet with very few incidents in Lomita. To protect our community, Lomita Station has deployed additional units to patrol our area and keep our community safe.

COVID-19 News Briefs for Monday, June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

 US research scientists and engineers in different fields are focusing attention on combating Covid-19 and even with no experience in medicine, their skills have proved surprisingly useful. Successes include designing a cheaper and more efficient nose swab from readily available components, developing a process to disinfect and reuse N95 masks, and examining the extent on which the coronavirus can be transmitted through aerosols

 Seafood processing company American Seafoods has confirmed that 85 crew members of one of its vessels have tested positive for Covid-19. The company operates 6 fish processing vessels and the impacted vessel has returned to the Seattle home port and all crew members are being quarantined