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Dine-in services permitted in Orange County; LA County does not meet up relaxation approval standards
The reopening of Phase 2 businesses also includes dine-in services in restaurants and reopening of shopping centres as Gov. Gavin Newsom approved Orange County's request, amid the pandemic. Allowed business activities include:
- Restaurants (in-person dining)
- Outdoor museums
- Limited personal services (tanning salons, car washes, gardening service, pet groomers)
Lisa Bartlett, the County Supervisor, was pleased that the Orange County was able to meet the state requirements the request was granted before Memorial Day weekend. After the announcement of the governor's decision, the county's health officer issued a new order which requires everyone to wear masks and mandates quarantine for those who have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
OC Health Care Agency authorities reported 216 new cases and 12 additions deaths which raised the county's total affected cases to 5,157 and 130 deaths; 42 deaths were reported in 4 days alone.
On the other hand, Los Angeles County accounts for half of the state's COVID-19 cases and has not met the requirements to reopen businesses. The County officials do not expect to follow the relaxed state standards until 4th July. Recently the death and hospitalization trends have improved, but the Whitehouse coronavirus response coordinator told that the spread of COVID-19 is a concern in LA.
Dr. Deborah Birx approached the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help investigate the source of new cases to help forestall outbreaks in future.
Los Angeles is among the few California's 58 counties that either have not adequately contained the infection to revive more activities and business or, on account of a few San Francisco Bay Area counties, have decided to move all the more gradually.
Local bicycle delivery services roll into high gear due to COVID-19 pandemic
As most people are at home and choose delivery options on food and everything else, messenger at Maritime Bicycle Courier is working at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in Long Beach.
Tagquiped and Bud Abilles are both former competitive cyclists, and they launched a local delivery service in 2014, but slowly corporate delivery services drove away their business.
Even after facing hard competition, their business kept on rolling—Maritime Bicycle Courier partners with nearly 30 restaurants and businesses across the city.
"It's very important to us as a Long Beach-based business that we keep our money in Long Beach," said Ryan Hughes, co-owner of The 4th Horseman.
The 4th Horseman is the exclusive partner for Maritime Bicycle Courier for deliveries. Hughes said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, around 70% of orders placed at The 4th Horseman consist of deliveries.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the local delivery services had increased its workforce by 33%.
I'm grateful," Tagquiped said. "It's a weird blessing that the community basically has brought us back up and shown us support."
If you want to support local businesses in Long Beach, visit the Maritime Bicycle Courier website.
Federal weapons-related warrant suspect wanted
The circumstance started about 4:05 p.m. at the point when police pulled a driver close to the 1800 square of Pacific Avenue. Sgt. Alvino Herrera informed that after at first conversing with the officers, he ran from the officials and blockaded himself in a room, the authorities accept the leased at a close-by inn.
Police set up an edge around the motel and attempted to get the man to give up, yet at the end called the LBPD SWAT group, he said.
A representative on Friday morning said police couldn't discover the man in the inn and police started to clear the scene at about 8:30 p.m.
She said the man was needed on a federal weapons-related warrant.
Long Beach Dub Allstars make a comeback after 19 years
After 19 years of their last release, Long Beach Dub Allstars will realise a self-titled album on May 29. The reggae-rockers fans will get to hear a 10-track record described by the band members as an improved version of the party-loving band formed in 1997 out of the destruction of Sublime after the demise of the band's powerful frontman Bradley Nowell.
The band immediately resumed off as they got from the last known stopping point, playing a blend of rock-reggae tunes with a punk mentality and brazen pride and love for their city that scratched them into the melodic texture of Long Beach.
After recording two collections, "Directly Back," in 1999 and "Marvels of the World," in 2001, the band separated in 2002 however rejoined in 2012 (short Wilson and Gaugh) and proceeded to rep Long Beach on the live stage while one part even proceeded to turn into a regarded municipal pioneer.
The Southern California News Group talked with lead vocalist Ortiz and Goodman about the new collection, Nowell's proceeded with effect on the band and how a reggae rocker wound up running a city.
Goodman revealed that it took 18 months to complete this record and organic reggae record was the target. Ortiz said that the tone was about positivity. Goodman promised economic development and said that they are potentially going to have a $700 million to a billion-dollar development in the city.
City Council considers an initiative to allow more public space for local business to survive and thrive
Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor, updates on the city’s status amidst COVID-19 outbreak.
Weather is warm, and people want normal activities to resume. Although it is not impossible to pace up with everyday activities without the orders of the State of California health, authorities are trying to serve to restart community and economy.
Local businesses serve as the backbone of the state’s economy; they are facing difficulties, and they require support. The necessities of the residents and business owners are considered, but there is an issue of space.
The City Council, along with Councilmembers Suzie Price, Roberto Uranga, Jeannine Pearce and Al Austin, will consider the initiative Garcia had put forward- open streets initiative.
This initiative refers to the provision of more public spaces to carry out outdoor activities, transit access and economic activity; besides maintaining a safe distance. This space provision creates more opportunity for people to be outdoors and help support the local business without overcrowding.
Maintaining physical distance will pose a challenge for various businesses, and with more availability of space, the business can thrive. Although the pickup and delivery system is on, it has brought insufficient revenue in case of many economic activities; some restaurants are not set-up for this operation.