🌱 When the LA flare ends + the emergency rooms stop taking patients

Happy Saturday neighbors! Here is everything happening in Los Angeles today.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Cool with crashing clouds. High: 64 Low: 47.


Here are today’s best stories in Los Angeles:

  1. 1 in 10 LAUSD students positive for COVID; LA sees 43,000 cases in one day (Los Angeles patch)
  2. LAPD will be holding DUI checkpoints throughout the weekend (Patch Pacific Palisades)
  3. 4 restaurants to try this weekend in Los Angeles (Eater LA)
  4. COVID surge in California could subside next month, official says (Associated Press)
  5. ‘Late Late Show’ host James Corden tests positive for COVID (CBS Los Angeles)
  6. Kaiser’s Downey Medical Center emergency room no longer accepting patients, other facilities may also be hijacked (CBS Los Angeles)
  7. LA City Council Returns to Virtual Meetings Amid COVID Outbreak (City News Service)
  8. CA Universal Health Care: New Taxes Proposed for the “CalCare” Idea (Los Angeles Patch)

Today in Los Angeles:

  • Shindig under the stars comedy show with stellar lineup (7:00 p.m.)
  • Free EverWalk with Diana Nyad and Bonnie Stoll (9:00 am)
  • Benefits of a Medi-Cal Trust Webinar (with Live Q&A) (10:00 am)
  • Estate Planning for Loved Ones – Live Chat Q&A Webinar (10:00 a.m.)
  • Riff movie of ‘BIG’ (7:30 p.m.)
  • ‘BIG’ Roast Film (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: β€œLos Angeles is a city of belonging and inclusion where no one should face hate or discrimination. If you see or feel hate, call 3-1-1 to make an anonymous report. # LAPourAll “(Instagram)
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: β€œA year ago, LA lost a giant in Tom LaBonge – a true public servant who brought so much passion and decency to the task of building a stronger, safer and fairer Los Angeles. Today we we remember the imprint he left on a city he loved. ” (Instagram)
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department, IAFF Local 1014: “🚨 Jonathan Flagler Memorial Fund Account 🚨 ✨ 100% of funds raised will go to Brother Flagler’s family. ✨ Please make checks payable to JONATHAN FLAGLER MEMORIAL FUND F&A FCU Attn: Aymee Yanesa 2625 Corporate Place Monterey Park.” (Facebook)
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division: β€œAfter a relatively slow start to the winter surf season in Southern California, there is hope on the horizon. A favorable storm pattern is starting to set in, bringing what should be the best. series of 10-14 day waves we’ve seen this winter. ” (Facebook)
  • Discover Los Angeles: “New Year, New… coffee?” β˜•οΈ Flip the script over on your coffee habit and find some new places to hang. ❀️ Have you ever had a latte if you haven’t tried them all? 😎 The adventure awaits you: https: // bit.ly/3n5OioY πŸ“·: Matte black coffee, Sip & … “(Facebook)
  • City of Los Angeles – Jobs: β€œThe City of Los Angeles is now accepting applications for Wastewater Treatment Mechanic positions! Salary: $ 105,840 (lump sum). / lake … “(Instagram)
  • Original Farmer’s Market, Los Angeles: “Our # New Years resolution is to eat more fruit. This #candyapple from Littlejohn’s English Toffee House still matters, right? πŸ™ƒ” (Facebook)
  • Los Angeles Public Library: “Los Angeles City Council Representatives Tom Bradley and Billy Mills present a proclamation honoring actor Sidney Poitier in 1964.” (Facebook)
  • Los Angeles Fire Department: β€œIt was a busy Friday night citywide for the men and women of your Los Angeles Fire Department, including at #SanPedro, where one person was killed in a dramatic traffic accident shortly after 9:30 p.m. ” (Facebook)

More from our sponsors – thank you for supporting the local news!

  • Shindig Comedy Show Under the Stars with Stellar Lineup (January 8)
  • Musical and artistic performance inspired by the zodiac (January 8)
  • FREE WEBINAR | “Michelangelo and the Terrible Pope” Presented by Dr Rocky Ruggiero (January 14)
  • Run / Walk 5 km / 10 km benefiting the WeSPARK Cancer Support Center – January 30 (January 30)
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You are now in the know and ready to go out this Saturday. See you tomorrow morning for another update!

Paige Austin

About me: Email: paige.austin@patch.com Phone: 714-721-1222

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