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Health officials collectively hold breath as holidays threaten to worsen coronavirus surge

As Los Angeles County hospitals fill rapidly with COVID-19 cases, often beyond the ability to immediately find patient beds, health officials today fretfully awaited another holiday weekend that threatens to spread the virus even further, potentially leaving medical centers completely overrun. So far, the deaths of 6,499 people in L.A. County have been attributed to COVID-19. The county on Thursday, Dec. 24, set another single-day record for COVID-19 fatalities — 148 — having broken the record a...
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When a Christmas tip leads to a story about family, work and music

This year, when Susan Fryer tucked a gratuity check into her newspaper carrier’s Christmas card, she added a question: What might they do with the tip? She got an unexpected reply. It came from Esbeyde Sanchez, the 22-year-old daughter of the couple who deliver Fryer’s newspapers. “Such a simple question brings back a lifetime of memories for me,” Sanchez wrote Fryer. And with that, a tale unfolded about a Mexican American couple who worked every night, for nearly 30 years, to provide for their ...
Tags: Education, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Local-news, Orange County, Anaheim, Chevy Suburban, Norwalk, MichoacAn, Sánchez, Orange County Register


When Our World Became a de Chirico Painting: How the Avant-Garde Painter Foresaw the Empty City Streets of 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkPmiUFZyu8 This past spring, media outlets of every kind published photos and videos of eerily empty public spaces in cities like Beijing, New York, Milan, Paris, and Seoul, cities not known for their lack of street life. At least in the case of Seoul, where I live, the depopulated image was a bit of an exaggeration, but taken as a whole, these stunned visual dispatches from around the world reflected a real and sudden change in urban life caused by this ...
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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Performs The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”: To Help Lift You Out of the COVID Gloom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onXaUgaez90 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain–we’ve featured them here before, playing covers of everything from David Bowie’s “Heroes,” to And let’s not forget their stirring performances of Ennio Morricone’s western theme songs. Now, to help lift you out of the COVID gloom, they’re back with a novel take on the Stones’ 1965 classic, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Hope you enjoy. Note: The orchestra plans to post a new video every Sunday on their...
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How Jan van Eyck’s Masterpiece, the Ghent Altarpiece, Became the Most Stolen Work of Art in History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aKUQr4YTgE It’s a little miraculous that so much European art and architecture survives, given how often the continent has erupted into wars that burned down nearly everything else. The Ghent Altarpiece, or Adoration of the Lamb, may be the most famous case in point. It is also, by far, the most stolen work of art in history, the victim of 13 different crimes over the past 600 years. Completed in 1432 by Flemish painter Jan van Eyck, and considered one of...
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