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Disneyland could allow for social distancing at 50% capacity, data shows

Disneyland could theoretically let in 25,000 to 30,000 visitors per day and still allow for six feet of social distancing per person when the Anaheim theme park reopens with new COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, according to new data analysis. Disneyland could comfortably accommodate 50% of the 110-acre theme park’s theoretical pre-COVID-19 attendance capacity, according to estimates by the Thinkwell Group. Thinkwell Group’s Brad Kissling calculated the COVID-19 physical-distancing ...
Tags: California, China, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Shanghai, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California, Anaheim, Shanghai Disneyland, Newsom, Disneyland Disney California Adventure


Get a flu shot, Garcetti urges Angelenos amid coronavirus pandemic

Mayor Eric Garcetti urged all Los Angeles residents on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to get a flu shot before the typical season hits this fall to avoid possibly overwhelming hospitals with cases of influenza and COVID-19. “I need you to do one more thing that you add to that list to protect yourselves and your family and your loved ones,” Garcetti said. “Every Angeleno has a critical role to play in preventing a worst-case scenario. Doctors are already talking about (the flu) … saying this could be the ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Washington, Government, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, Community, Eric Garcetti, Grant, Gavin Newsom, Knott, KCRW


Matty Potts, Paul Coughlin seal Durham win over Covid-depleted Yorkshire

Dawid Malan out first ball as Yorkshire slump to 104 all out
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Yorkshire, Durham, Dawid Malan, COVID, Matty Potts Paul Coughlin


Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday an announcement will be coming “very, very shortly” on issuing COVID-19 guidelines that would allow California theme parks to safely reopen after more than six months of coronavirus closures. “We will be making announcements soon as it relates to theme parks and amusement parks,” Newsom said during a news conference Wednesday. “Making announcements soon as it relates to some areas, industries as well as sectors and putting out additional guidelines in those space...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Knott, Great America, Universal Studios Hollywood, Newsom, Garden Grove


Feds outline plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all in US

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sket...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Senate Appropriations Committee, Pentagon, Fda


Disneyland ‘disappointed’ with California’s lack of progress in reopening theme parks

Disneyland called on the state of California to issue COVID-19 guidelines for safely reopening theme parks as the Anaheim theme park joined a growing chorus of amusement parks and government leaders urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to take action after six months of closures. “We are disappointed with the state’s lack of progress in providing the industry with guidance and clarity on reopening,” Disneyland resort president said Ken Potrock in a statement. “We have proven we can operate responsibly, with...
Tags: California, Disney, Recommended, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland California, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Downtown Disney, Newsom, Garden Grove


Bad air and the return of bicycling

Hopefully the trend holds and we’re in the green soon. (Source: IQAir.com) It’s been at least a week since smoky air showed up as an unwanted guest in Portland. Streets are dead and most people are in a more severe lockdown mode than when Covid-19 first hit. That’s certainly true for people who love and need to ride bicycles, many of whom continued to ride alone or indoors throughout the pandemic. But now even that’s not happening because the air is just too hazardous — indoors or out. As ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Epa, Washington County, Weyerhaeuser, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Forest Park, Stimson Lumber, Portland Streets, Jonathan Maus, Stimson, Parks Bureau


‘Nothing left in the bucket’: Wildfire resources run thin

By JAMES ANDERSON and MATTHEW BROWN | Associated Press Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California’s state firefighting agency, said he’s lost track of the blazes he’s fought this year. He and his crew have sometimes been on duty for ...
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Big Ten College Football Will Start Next Month After All, Boosting Fall TV Inventory

Key Insight: Some college football marketers had already shifted their spend to the NFL as a result of last month's Big Ten and Pac-12 postponements. Just one month after the Big Ten conference opted to postpone its fall sports seasons--including college football--due to Covid-19, it has reversed course and will begin playing football games starting...
Tags: General, Advertising, NFL, Programming & Performance, COVID


After lockdowns lead to an e-bike boom, VanMoof raises $40M Series B to expand globally

E-bike startup VanMoof, has raised a $40 million investment from Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital. The Series B financing comes after a $13.5 million investment in May. The funding brings VanMoof’s total raised to $73 million and furthers the e-bike brand’s ultimate mission of getting the next billion on bikes. The Series B funding will be used to meet the increased demand, shorten delivery times and build a suite of rider service solutions. It also aims to ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, Japan, Tech, Supply Chains, Bicycles, Cycling, Transport, North America, Felix Capital, Balderton, Vanmoof, Norwest Venture Partners, Norwest, North America Europe


Family of nursing home resident who died: ‘She had 3 really good years there and 1 really bad week’

Karen Johnson, 77, spent about three years in the Highland Springs Care Center in Beaumont. “She was at an unlocked memory care facility in Hemet, but she got to the point with her Alzheimer’s and dementia … where she needed to be in a locked facility,” said her daughter, Dena Garcia. Eye of the Storm Southern California Nursing Homes during the Coronavirus Pandemic Latest installments in a continuing series Part One:  What do Southern California nursing homes hard hit by COVID-related death...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Medicare, Johnson, Disneyland, Pasadena, Riverside County, Fort Worth, Southern California, San Bernardino


California fitness centers sue state over virus closures

California fitness centers have filed a lawsuit alleging Gov. Gavin Newsom’s measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus unfairly target the industry and are demanding they be allowed to reopen. The California Fitness Alliance, which represents nearly 300 businesses, filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Scott Street, a lawyer for the group, said Tuesday. The suit accuses state and Los Angeles County officials of requiring gyms to close without providing evidence that ...
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Fed’s Main Street loan program flops with 99.8% of cash untapped

By Lisa Lee, Catarina Saraiva and Michelle F. Davis | Bloomberg It was billed as a lifeline for America’s middle-market companies seeking cash to get through the pandemic. Yet more than two months since its launch, the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program isn’t living up to expectations as few banks are willing to provide the loans. Some of the nation’s biggest lenders have demanded such crushing terms that discussions have stalled from the get-go, while other banks have decided not to ...
Tags: Business, California, America, West Virginia, Georgia, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Louisiana, Federal Reserve, PPP, Trump, Fed, Jpmorgan, The Fed


Anaheim calls on Newsom to reopen Disneyland after $100 million budget shortfall

Anaheim has called on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure after a six-month coronavirus closure that has led to a $100 million shortfall in city coffers. Anaheim wants Newsom to issue COVID-19 health and safety guidelines that would allow California theme parks to reopen, according to city spokesperson Mike Lyster. “What we need is guidance and an economic recovery roadmap so we know that we won’t go from coronavirus to a second great recession,” Lys...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Seaworld, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, Mickey, Newsom


Coronavirus state tracker: 61 new deaths, hospitalizations decrease by 76 in California on Sept. 14

According to the California COVID-19 statewide update between Saturday and Sunday, there were 11 fewer patients needing to be in intensive care units. Of the confirmed and suspected hospitalizations from the virus, there was a decrease of 76 from Sunday. The number of coronavirus diagnostic test results in California reported Sunday was 116,173. The rate of positive tests over the last 14 days is 3.7 percent. According to SCNG research of all county health dashboards in California there were abo...
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A tale of two Southern California nursing homes in the era of coronavirus

Administrator Hrag Bekerian felt confident, he said, that they were taking the right precautions at Gem Transitional Care Center before the coronavirus struck. The four-star-rated nursing home on South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena had closed its doors to visitors a week before the state’s guidance. Managers held frequent training sessions, screened all entrants and ramped up hand-washing checks. “We believe we were well-prepared,” said Bekerian, 31. Eye of the Storm Southern California Nursin...
Tags: California, La, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Lausd, Pasadena, Southern California, San Bernardino, Beaumont, Los Angeles County, Davies, UC San Francisco, LA County, Huntington Hospital, Los Angeles Orange Riverside


LAUSD rolls out coronavirus testing, contact tracing program

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks to the media during a press conference held at Harry Bridges Span School in Wilmington on Monday, September 14, 2020. Following months of planning and preparation and weeks of trial testing, LAUSD has launched its COVID-19 testing program for students and staff with results in less than 24 hours so.(Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner takes a COVID-19 test prior to speaking at a press conference held at ...
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Boulder Nordic Sport Closes Midwest Location

It is with great disappointment that Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) announces today the permanent closing of its BNS Midwest location in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Boulder Nordic Sport’s other two locations in Boulder, Colorado (BNS HQ) and Portland, Maine (BNS East) remain open. The Midwest store is closing due to our inability to ensure a safe environment for employees and customers under the constraints of COVID-19. BNS has no immediate plans to open a new location in the Midwest. BNS HQ in Boulder...
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Disney and Universal call on Newsom to reopen California theme parks

A trade organization representing Disney, Universal, Six Flags, SeaWorld, Knott’s and Legoland has called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to reopen California theme parks on the six-month anniversary of the coronavirus closure of Disneyland. “California’s amusement parks urge the governor to issue amusement park guidelines expeditiously so these vital community attractions can reopen their doors in a responsible manner and get residents back to work,” California Attractions and Parks Association executive ...
Tags: California, Disney, Sacramento, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Middle East, Seaworld, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Capa, Legoland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Largest U.S. theme parks report no COVID-19 outbreaks since reopening

There have been no reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at the 20 largest amusement parks in the United States as California theme parks continue to await reopening guidelines from the state after six months of coronavirus closures. No COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported at Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Six Flags, Legoland and Cedar Fair parks in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia and Michigan, according to state health agencies and theme park officials. ...
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England's 'rule of six': the limits on socialising – and the exceptions

What are the new laws restricting social groups to stop a coronavirus second wave?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of people from multiple households that can attend social gatherings in England, whether indoors or outdoors, has been cut to six under new Covid-19 restrictions implemented on Monday by the government.Boris Johnson has said the restrictions in England are necessary to stop a second wave of coronavirus after evidence showed a sharp rise in the n...
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Nocturnal Wonderland announces return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in 2021

Insomniac Events’ Nocturnal Wonderland plans to return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore in 2021. Founder Pasquale Rotella dropped the news via Twitter Sunday night that the event will take place Sept. 18-19, 2021. In 2019, Rotella announced that the festival would find a new home in 2020. However, due to the spread of COVID-19, dates for this year were canceled and a new location was never announced. “We’re back!” Rotella wrote on Twitter. “With everything that’s been going on in the world, ...
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Pregnant women with COVID-19 at higher risk for severe illness, health experts say

Pregnant women infected with the novel coronavirus stand a higher risk of becoming severely ill, according to health care professionals who have been monitoring COVID-19’s adverse impacts on expectant mothers and their infants. Thousands of pregnant women across Southern California have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past six months. And while two women with preexisting health conditions have died from the virus, medical professionals say most have recovered from their illnesse...
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LA County reports 816 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 816 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths today, bringing the county’s totals to 253,985 cases and 6,208 fatalities. Officials said the relatively lower case and death counts reflect a reporting lag over the weekend. The number of people hospitalized in the county due to the virus continues to fall sharply, dropping from 877 Saturday to 793, with 35% of those people in intensive care, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The daily hospit...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Israel, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, U S Centers for Disease Control, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, Ferrer


COVID America, 6 months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has watched its doctors handle all manner of upheaval inside their put-upon hospital — terrifying diseases, destructive weather, bombs, mass shootings, mental illness, uncertainty, grief. Today, she turns to the emotionally draining show as a salve, something to take her mind off of … well, off of everything this jumbled year has delivered to her nation, to her society, to her front door. ...
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‘Behind the 8-ball:’ Many Southern California nursing homes hit hard by coronavirus had prior issues

Evangelina Gonzalez survived the coronavirus. But she found herself lonely and confused inside her nursing home. The 98-year-old, who has dementia, had fallen a couple of times at Monterey Palms Health Care Center in the Coachella Valley, her son said. After contracting the virus last spring, she was placed in an isolation wing for six weeks. “I’ll try to call her and she’s just like, ‘Where are you, where are you? I’m hungry, I’m thirsty, I’m in pain,’” said Gustavo “Sky” Gonzalez of Cathedral ...
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Rams vs. Cowboys offers plenty of intrigue to open 2020 season, SoFi Stadium

Come for the dazzling new stadium, stay for the glamorous football matchup. Well, some day. With no fans in SoFi Stadium until further notice, the Rams’ new home in Inglewood will echo with intrigue when they open it and the 2020 season Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. The game is a chance for the Rams to set an immediate new tone if they beat a team that thumped them in December in Texas. “That’s last year. We aren’t going to talk about last year,” said defensive tackle Aaron Donald, wh...
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LA County reports 1,177 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 1,177 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 more deaths on Saturday, Sept. 12, bringing the county’s totals to 253,176 cases and 6,197 fatalities. Of the new cases reported Saturday, 71% are of people under the age of 50 years old, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The update did not include new figures for Long Beach and Pasadena, cities that operate their own health departments. Pasadena reported eight new cases, for a total of 2,476 since the ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, NFL, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, U S Centers for Disease Control, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Ferrer


How the Dodgers’ social justice campaign will benefit Southern California

On July 16, several Dodger players appeared in a pre-recorded video released by the team. It came nearly two months after George Floyd died beneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. The players had been spurred to use their platform to effect systemic change to racial injustices in their own region. The video ended with pitcher Clayton Kershaw saying, “we must unapologetically say that black lives matter.” Those words resonated. But they were not a shoutout to Black Lives Matter, a globa...
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Casino Insider: How table games have changed during the pandemic

In this Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, blackjack dealer Denise Lazos waits for players as she stands behind barrier of plexiglass during the public reopening of San Manuel Casino in Highland. (File photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Southern California’s casinos operate, but nowhere is that more evident than at table games. At many casinos, the table games have been modified with plexiglass dividers separating dealer and pl...
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