Sonoma County sheriff backtracks, says he will enforce coronavirus orders
Sheriff Mark Essick, who declared last week that his deputies would no longer enforce Sonoma County's coronavirus health order, has reversed course. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Fry Source Type: news

'Parks and Rec' star Nick Offerman's comedy specials: Your quarantine must-watch of the day
How to stream three comedy specials starring "Parks and Rec's" Nick Offerman — only $5 a pop (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Cooper Source Type: news

Season Interrupted: Alex Rubel punches out batters, punches out stories
The UCLA-bound pitcher aspires to be a journalist: 'Usually when I think of an angle to write a story, I'll put myself in the player's shoes.' (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Sondheimer Source Type: news

Can Operation Warp Speed deliver a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year?
Operation Warp Speed aims to produce 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. If scientists succeed, it would be a first. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

First pregnant woman and first jail inmate die from coronavirus, L.A. County officials say
Los Angeles County officials reported Monday an additional 22 coronavirus-linked deaths, including a pregnant woman who had tested positive for the virus and had underlying health issues and a person who was incarcerated in a jail facility. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

Scientists to choirs: Group singing can spread the coronavirus, despite what CDC may say
Scientists studying tiny exhaled particles that could transmit the coronavirus say a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision to drop warnings against choral singing is dangerous, risking more "super spreading events" such as a Washington state choir practice linked to two deaths. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Read Source Type: news

Sequoia & Kings Canyon are latest California national parks to start reopening
Roads and picnic areas will reopen, but campgrounds and lodgings will remain closed. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Forgione Source Type: news

Blacks' 'lifetime of stress' hits tipping point as coronavirus and protests converge, Ferrer says
Public health officials continued to warn that the virus has not changed, despite eased restrictions allowing some businesses to reopen and larger gatherings to take place. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

Column: Here's why MLB players' distrust in owners could torpedo 2020 season
MLB owners and players have little time to save the 2020 baseball season amid the coronavirus outbreak. Lack of trust seems to be a big factor. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Shaikin Source Type: news

South Coast Plaza postpones reopening as protests, looting rock California
The upscale mall in Costa Mesa had planned to throw open its doors to customers Monday following a lengthy coronavirus-related closure but will remain closed indefinitely. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

Three more SoFi Stadium construction workers test positive for COVID-19
Eight workers at SoFi Stadium are known to have tested positive since late March, including three May 22, according to internal emails. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nathan Fenno Source Type: news

Here's why MLB players' distrust in the owners could torpedo a 2020 season
MLB owners and players have little time to save the 2020 baseball season amid the coronavirus outbreak. Lack of trust seems to be a big factor. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Shaikin Source Type: news

First California prison officer dies after contracting coronavirus
Danny Mendoza, the first California prison officer to die after contracting coronavirus, worked at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

Want to support an L.A. bookstore? Here are 22 to order from
With curbside pickup and even some in-store visits available, there's no reason to buy books at an online mega-store. Here's a list of locals instead. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorany Pineda Source Type: news

Trump's response to the coronavirus disaster causes trouble for his campaign
Voter dissatisfaction with Trump's pandemic response puts him on defense in Iowa, a state he won by a wide margin in 2016 (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Finnegan, Seema Mehta Source Type: news

Climbing out from coronavirus: Northern California county sags under weight of economic crash
Their remoteness hasn't spared them from the economic fallout of the shutdown. And the sparsity of COVID-19 cases in this Northern California county has only made the restrictive measures hobbling their livelihoods all the more exasperating. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Mozingo Source Type: news

Officials fear protests are 'super-spreader' events for coronavirus. Marchers say worth the risk
(Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes, Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Op-Ed: There's a psychological reason we won't return to normal right away after society reopens
People are naturally quick to believe things are falling apart and slow to believe things are getting better. In a pandemic, this negativity dominance is psychologically reasonable. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ed O ’Brien Source Type: news

Skelton: To solve California's coronavirus-fueled budget woes, Newsom should gamble on sports betting
Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa and Assemblyman Adam Gray of Merced are proposing that California finally legalize sports betting — as 23 other states have done — and reap several hundred million dollars annually in 'sin' taxes. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: George Skelton Source Type: news

To solve California's coronavirus-fueled budget woes, Newsom should gamble on sports betting
Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa and Assemblyman Adam Gray of Merced are proposing that California finally legalize sports betting — as 23 other states have done — and reap several hundred million dollars annually in 'sin' taxes. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: George Skelton Source Type: news

MLS moves closer toward approving summer restart tournament
Major League Soccer's players union has agreed to a series of changes proposed to the collective bargaining agreement in order to play a summer tournament. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Baxter Source Type: news

With 'Chromatica,' Lady Gaga wants you to dance your pain away. Would that you could...
Lady Gaga's return to dance-pop is more subdued than it appears, especially against the backdrops of a global pandemic and roiling protests against police violence (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mikael Wood Source Type: news

Looters even steal ice cube trays from freezer at Melrose store amid protests
The store had reopened Friday after being closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. But it closed its doors Saturday because of George Floyd protests. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittny Mejia Source Type: news

Boardwalk closed. University closed. Santa Cruz met the moment, but at a huge cost
Santa Cruz's economy is built around seasonal tourism and the UC Santa Cruz. Businesses are starting to reopen, but staying safe depends on how the county can manage an influx of visitors. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Gomez Source Type: news

Churches plan big Pentecost services despite orders: 'It's part of our faith to be together'
What began as a public health debate has quickly escalated into a dispute over freedom of worship in several states. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Parvini Source Type: news

L.A. reels from looting and arrests not seen in decades
The unrest in L.A. has some longtime residents recalling the violence that took place in 1992 after four LAPD officers were acquitted in the Rodney King beating. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ruben Vives, Dakota Smith Source Type: news

'It's all over the board.' California still far from testing everyone in elder care homes
State officials want more coronavirus testing in nursing homes (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anita Chabria, Maya Lau Source Type: news

Nursing home coronavirus testing remains scattershot, despite being a Newsom priority
State officials want more coronavirus testing in nursing homes (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anita Chabria, Maya Lau Source Type: news

Column One: A coronavirus commune with 16 people? 'Who's to say we're not family?'
The plan started simply enough. As the pandemic forced schools to shutter in March, three families in Riverside banded together to make sure all their children kept learning. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria L. La Ganga Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Would the guy who spelled out our inalienable rights wear a mask? You bet.
In Thomas Jefferson's quasi-utopian view, 'self-governance' meant humans would choose to internalize their obligations to others. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph J. Ellis Source Type: news

Mozzaplex, Petit Trois and other restaurants hit with looting, vandalism during protests
Less than 24 hours after L.A. County restaurants were told they could reopen for dine-in service, many were vandalized during citywide George Floyd protests. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Peter Meehan, Andrea Chang Source Type: news

L.A. restaurants hit with looting, vandalism during George Floyd protests
Less than 24 hours after Los Angeles County restaurants were told they could reopen for dine-in service, many were looted and vandalized in association with citywide George Floyd protests. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Peter Meehan, Andrea Chang Source Type: news

Garden Calendar: What you can go, see and do in Southern California
After a hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak, Garden Calendar is back with a few real-time (and virtual) plant-oriented events in Southern California. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeanette Marantos Source Type: news

Newsom's budget cuts would hit Californians most vulnerable to coronavirus
Safety-net programs that keep low-income Californians out of nursing homes are on the chopping block with Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget, aimed at plugging a massive deficit. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Young Source Type: news

Unions flex their muscle as Hollywood scrambles back to work
The coronavirus has given Hollywood's unions renewed clout and a raft of challenges to deal with as the industry scrambles to get back to work. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacy Perman, Anousha Sakoui Source Type: news

Season Interrupted: Crescenta Valley's Will Grimm was off to a fairy-tale start
Crescenta High pitcher Will Grimm had thrown 24 scoreless innings when the season was canceled. He found an escape in the piano and cooking burritos. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Sondheimer Source Type: news

L.A. Affairs: How being alone during coronavirus helped me make a real connection
Instead, trying to remain positive about the coronavirus isolation, I created a quarantine bucket list. One item on it was to try online dating again and make more of an effort. I would try to make a real connection. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tera Straker Source Type: news

Schools issue warning: Coronavirus testing and tracing are needed before campuses reopen
coronavirus: California's largest school districts say fall reopening requires testing, contact tracing and more funding (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

In reopening restaurants and hair salons, L.A. County tests whether it can prevent second wave of coronavirus
L.A. County can reopening restaurants, hair salons (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Wigglesworth, Colleen Shalby, Andrea Chang Source Type: news

Is California reopening too quickly? Newsom explains the state's strategy for slowing coronavirus while boosting economy
Is it really safe to let L.A. restaurants, hair salons reopen? Here is why Newsom says yes (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Phil Willon Source Type: news

The free 'John Williams: Maestro of the Movies' concert: Your weekend must-watch
Pacific Symphony presents a virtual salute to film composer John Williams. Here's how you can watch on demand. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Cooper Source Type: news

O.C. health officer receives threats over face covering mandate
Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Michelle Steel condemned what she deemed to be a death threat against County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick this week. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Fry, Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

Judge declines to order release of more medically vulnerable ICE detainees
Judge Dana Sabraw cited improved conditions at Otay Mesa Detention Center, where COVID-19 has spread rapidly. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristina Davis Source Type: news

L.A. allows restaurants to use sidewalks, parking lots for outdoor dining
The city's "L.A. Al Fresco" program grants temporary permits to expand outdoor seating into public spaces (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Garrett Snyder Source Type: news

Kings agreed with NHL plan to resume play, even though it ended their season
Kings defenseman Matt Roy said the team voted for the NHL plan to resume play even though it ended their season because it was best for the league. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jack Harris Source Type: news

How should L.A. be redesigned for coronavirus? Are doorknobs out? We asked the experts
COVID-19 has Thom Mayne, Michael Maltzan, Barbara Bestor, Rachel Allen and more Los Angeles architects rethinking design, from balconies to doorknobs. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolina A. Miranda Source Type: news

Relive your UCLA glory days for free with the first virtual Spring Sing concert
UCLA's annual Spring Sing talent show, which launched the careers of Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles, is going virtual this year. Here's how you can watch it. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christi Carras Source Type: news

San Diego to allow sunbathing, other passive beach activities
The new regulations allow people in the same household to sit together on the sand. Activities like football and volleyball are still banned, and parking lots and piers remain closed. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lyndsay Winkley Source Type: news

Ventura County to extend stay-at-home order while continuing to ease restrictions
The Ventura County directive, put in place to stem the coronavirus' spread, is set to expire Sunday. Health officials plan to extend it, but with further relaxations. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

Will small-business owners go to jail for breaking coronavirus rules? We'll find out
L.A. is prosecuting more than 70 businesses so far for allegedly flouting COVID-19 rules. The group includes pet groomers, salons and smoke shops. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt Source Type: news