Dine-in services permitted in Orange Co Long Beach
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.
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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.
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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.
Long beach food program
On Monday , May 18 it was declared, the City of the long beach will provide a free meal to the older adults who are at higher risk of COVID-19. The great plates delivered program, in Partnership with food eateries in the area will provide adults whose age is above 65 or those 60-64 up to three-time meals.
This effort will boost the economy of local Restaurants. The program may begin on May 29 extending through June 10 as stated by federal emergency management agency.
But according to press release state of California plans to request an extension into July. The city will release request of proposals to long beach food providers for food preparation and meal packaging.
Local business gives priority to local jobs and Worker retention provide meals that can't be spoiled and meet nutritional value. The request for proposal period will be opened from May 18, Monday to Thursday, May 21 at 11:00 am.
The press stated the city will select various local food providers according to procurement criteria. The first - in - the - nation " great plates delivered: home meals for seniors.partnership with countries, cities and tribes were announced previous month by governor Newsom. The details on how to apply for meal delivery program will be available to residents.
22-year-old Austin Thai shot, found dead in a vehicle near Central Long Beach
A man was seen dead in a vehicle near Central Long Beach, and the Long Beach police are investigating the shooting that left this man dead.
As reported by Lt. James Richardson, around 12:30 a.m., authorities were called to the region of the Seventeenth Street and Gaviota Avenue, and they found a man sitting inside a vehicle with numerous discharge wounds to his chest area. Officials attempted to save the man, yet when paramedics arrived, they declared he was dead.
A 22-year-old Austin Thai from Gardena was later recognized as the victim.
Richardson informed that the suspect was most recently seen running from the area and investigators don't yet know the intention in the shooting.
Police request that anybody with data on this occurrence should call manslaughter criminologists Gamboa or Hubbard at 562-570-7244. Also, anonymous tips can be put together by calling 800-222-8477 or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.
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A metro clinic in West Omaha begins testing for Antibodies
Doctors at 88Med in West Omaha are ready to serve the community in need during the pandemic. They want to get further research and say that antibody tests will determine if one has come in contact with COVID-19. The entire process of testing requires 10-15 minutes; healthcare professionals take a small amount of blood in a vile to be tested, and one can get results in 2-3 working days. The authorities say that there is so less information on this virus that these tests could help the researchers in the long run.
The Med Medical Director, Dr Darin Jackson, said that these tests could provide better data with accurate numbers which might help the epidemiologist sand can help make well-informed and better decisions for public safety. The Doctors are ready to work even at weekends as long as the community is in need.
Restaurants like Vidrio excited to reopen, ready to serve community safely
One of the restaurants in North Carolina permitted for dine-in-service is Vidrio on Glenwood Avenue. In two months, the restaurant is opening for the first time and frequent, loyal customers like Ryan Kelly were present on the reopening day. Kelly admits that it feels good to sit and have a cocktail and eat a meal outside her apartment; she celebrated with a spicy margarita and s charcuterie board.
The manager Alex Bridges said they are ready to serve the community safely and Bartenders like Matt Gloth are excited to return to work. The dining space of Vidrio looks a little different as tables are now spaced six feet distant, and the staff is serving food with gloves and wearing masks. Employees have trained for weeks to prepare for welcoming back the customers, through the new Count on Me NC program; they learnt the way to spot signs of the virus and how to minimize the risk.
San Marcos Discovery Center starting online sale of plants from Saturday
According to a press release, the San Marcos Discovery Center is starting a new Online Store and offering curbside pickup for plants from Saturday. It is a limited-period sale and will wrap up till June.
The sale will go live weekly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday at the Discovery Center, located at 430 Riverside Drive, and willing customers can schedule plant pickups.
Conrad Chappell, Discovery Center Specialist, said, “Spring is a great time to plant more natives, and the Discovery Center wants to help people connect with nature while at home.”
According to the spokesperson for the Center, the online store has a great variety of plants for sale, including trees, grasses, milkweed, and herbs. The plant prices are based on their pot sizes and starting from $2.50 for a four-inch pot.
“By growing these plants in their yards or at their businesses, our customers are sustaining pollinators, conserving water, and providing habitats to birds and other species,” said Chappell. “We have curated our inventory and kept it as affordable as possible to help nurture a healthy, diverse ecosystem in our region.”
Customers can also buy t-shirts and make donations for the partnership-based San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District monarch butterfly waystations.
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Cuerpos de seguridad abaten a seis hombres en 90 minutos - La Prensa de Lara
Nueva noticia sobre: Cuerpos de seguridad abaten a seis hombres en 90 minutos
José D. Sequera | LA PRENSA de Lara - El inicio de la semana en Barquisimeto fue de sangre después que ayer y en sólo 90 minutos, seis hombres murieran en distintos tiroteos contra funcionarios de las FAES y de la BRI, cuerpos de seguridad pertenecientes a la Policía Nacional Bolivariana (PNB), pues eran buscados para ponerles los ganchos.Las FAES fueron las que iniciaron las operaciones policiales. Eran las 5:30 de la mañana cuando los funcionarios, supuestamente, intercambiaron disparos contra Yender Javier Arriechi Mujica (22) alias "Virolo" en Santos Luzardo, líder de una banda delictiva que se dedicaba al robo y hurto. "Virolo" hizo caso omiso a las órdenes de los policías, por lo que decidió accionar su arma, generando el tiroteo, recibiendo un balazo fulminante en el pecho. Este hombre tenía tres entradas policiales, dos de ellas del año pasado por drogas y robo genérico, y otra del 2014 por robo de gandolas. Media hora después, se registraron dos plomazones con otros dos abatidos. Una de ellas fue en una casa de la carrera 2 del barrio El Carmen, en el que resultó abatido Jean Carlos GonzálezFréitez (39), alias "Jeans", quien tenía entradas por homicidio, robo, hurto y distribución de drogas entre 1999 y 2010. Según contaron vecinos de la zona, una ráfaga de tiros los despertó en el amanecer, pero no sabían qué estaba sucediendo. "Eran las 6:00 de la mañana cuando escuché los tiros, me asomé y vi que estaban los funcionarios de las FAES saliendo en una camioneta llevándose al muchacho muerto", dijo uno de los vecinos de "Jeans". Mientras que en el segundo tiroteo de las 6:00 de la mañana, murió Moisés Antonio Herrera Barreto. Herrera, según una fuente policial, pertenecía a la banda del "Misaelito", y también tenía un registro por robo de vehículo en el 2015. Supuestamente, se enfrentó con un revólver a los funcionarios en una casa, ubicada en el barrio El Turbio. A las 6:30 de la mañana y en una casa frente al estadio La Tomatera en el sector Tierra Negra se registró la cuarta plomazón. Allí, José Castillo (56), alias "Guarapo de Uva", hizo frente a las FAES con balazos, pero cayó muerto con un balazo en el pecho. Este delincuente tenía nueve entradas policiales entre 1984 y 2016 por hurto, lesiones personales, robo, posesión y tráfico de drogas, además de violencia física. Los últimos dos abatidos se registraron a las 7:00 de la mañana. Keiner Hibrahin TorresMonge, murió en un tiroteo con las FAES en La Carucieña tras ignorar la voz de alto que le dieron, pues él, supuestamente, pertenecía a una banda delictiva dedicada al hurto. Al mismo tiempo en la avenida 13 con calle 4 del sector Valle Lindo 2, de El Cují, funcionarios de la Brigada de Respuesta Inmediata (BRI) abatieron a Vilmer Reinoso Escobar (32), quien tenía dos entradas por droga y resistencia a la autoridad en 2009 y 2018. "A su familia la sacaron de la casa" Familiares de Jean Carlos González Fréitez (39), uno de los fallecidos en los 6 tiroteos que hubo ayer en Barquisimeto, específicamente en El Carmen, afirmaron en la morgue del hospital que los funcionarios llegaron a su casa para llevarse a toda su familia. "A su esposa y a sus cinco hijos se los llevaron porque les dijeron que tenían que firmar unos papeles, y dejaron a Jean Carlos con ellos en la casa. Después de ahí, no sabemos que pasó", comentó un familiar. Tanto sus familiares como vecinos contaron que él había estado preso en Cepella, Portuguesa, por hurto, hasta noviembre de 2019, y después de su liberación se había metido a comerciante. "Él estaba vendiendo torticas de arroz con su esposa en Barrio Unión", dijo una vecina. Síguenos en nuestras redes sociales como @laprensalara. Estamos en Twitter, Facebook, Instagram y Youtube.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic podría retirarse debido a una grave lesión - Mediotiempo
El delantero sueco del AC Milan está en la recta final de su carrera y una lesión de esta magnitud podría complicar su vuelta al futbol
El delantero sueco del AC MilanZlatan Ibrahimovicse lesionó este lunes en el entrenamiento, informaron medios italianos, precisando que podría tratarse de una lesión grave que requiera un periodo largo de recuperación. Según La Gazzetta dello Sport, 'Ibra' se lesionó en un esprint durante un partido de entrenamiento aparentemente con un problema muscular en el gemelo, pero varios medios aseguran que podría ser más grave, teniendo afectado el tendón de Aquiles. Preguntado por la AFP, el club lombardo no dio ninguna explicación oficial a lo sucedido. A sus 38 años, Ibrahimovic fichó por el AC Milan, club en el que ya había jugado de 2010 a 2012, en enero y pocas semanas después sufrió una lesión en el gemelo. Tras haber pasado varias semanas en Suecia, donde se entrenaba con el Hammarby, club del que es accionista, Ibrahimovic había regresado hace 15 días a Italia, una vez el país flexibilizó las medidas de confinamiento por la pandemia del nuevo coronavirus, en previsión de la posible reanudación de la Serie A.