Coronavirus

The pandemic is cutting a swath through the region’s restaurants — high-end, low-end, and everything in-between.

from Greater LA

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

from Studio Berlin

Terrance Brown is the first one to arrive at a vacant parking lot near the beach, across from the Santa Barbara City College football stadium.

Learn to roller skate and connect to an African American legacy

Terrance Brown is the first one to arrive at a vacant parking lot near the beach, across from the Santa Barbara City College football stadium.

from Greater LA

Across California, inmates are being released from crowded prisons and jails to help protect them from COVID-19.

Supreme Court rules in favor of OC Sheriff amid concerns over inmate safety

Across California, inmates are being released from crowded prisons and jails to help protect them from COVID-19.

from Greater LA

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

In making high fashion masks, are designers catering too much to vanity?

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

from Greater LA

President Trump signed executive orders over the weekend that aimed to extend federal unemployment benefits, extend an eviction moratorium, suspend payroll taxes for some employees,…

Trump tries to unilaterally extend pandemic relief. But Congress controls the purse

President Trump signed executive orders over the weekend that aimed to extend federal unemployment benefits, extend an eviction moratorium, suspend payroll taxes for some employees,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mexico now has more than 52,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. It has nearly 500,000 reported cases, although that number is probably much higher.

Mexico has world’s third highest COVID death rate, high distrust in public health system

Mexico now has more than 52,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. It has nearly 500,000 reported cases, although that number is probably much higher.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As Congress and the president argue over how to help the 30 million Americans who are now unemployed, many of those Americans are struggling to survive.

Pasadena family relied on unemployment benefits that have now expired. How are they making it work?

As Congress and the president argue over how to help the 30 million Americans who are now unemployed, many of those Americans are struggling to survive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There's a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. The plan calls for a 30-hour school week, attendance-taking, and time for student and family counseling.

Teachers make sense of new guidelines for distance learning — before school starts on Aug 18

There's a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. The plan calls for a 30-hour school week, attendance-taking, and time for student and family counseling.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s tough to forget the desperation that defined the pandemic’s U.S. arrival in March. Grocery store shelves were bare. Items were backordered online for weeks.

COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing supplies of tents, bikes and freeze-dried food

It’s tough to forget the desperation that defined the pandemic’s U.S. arrival in March. Grocery store shelves were bare. Items were backordered online for weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged

Disney reported losses of $4.7 billion last quarter in their latest earnings call. Still, investors saw promise in the company’s streaming revenue, as Disney’s stock rose 10%.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Some polls show that about half of all Americans plan to get a vaccine as soon as one is available.

How many Americans must get a COVID-19 vaccine to achieve herd immunity?

Some polls show that about half of all Americans plan to get a vaccine as soon as one is available.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some companies are in phase three trials for COVID-19 vaccines. KCRW looks at the work being done by Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca.

Phase 3 trials are here. How close is the US to getting a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine?

Some companies are in phase three trials for COVID-19 vaccines. KCRW looks at the work being done by Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California has more than 530,000 confirmed coronavirus cases so far. Without a vaccine, that number will continue to grow into fall and potentially winter.

COVID-19 rises among California’s young population

California has more than 530,000 confirmed coronavirus cases so far. Without a vaccine, that number will continue to grow into fall and potentially winter.

from Greater LA

Californians are still traveling this summer — they’re just staying closer to home.

Tourism slowly recovers in Napa Valley and Santa Barbara this pandemic summer

Californians are still traveling this summer — they’re just staying closer to home.

from KCRW Features

Imperial County has one of the highest percentages of COVID-19 deaths in California. The mainly rural, agricultural area shares a border with Arizona and Mexico.

‘We've got to get moving’: Imperial County’s fight against COVID-19

Imperial County has one of the highest percentages of COVID-19 deaths in California. The mainly rural, agricultural area shares a border with Arizona and Mexico.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Southern California has been relatively quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of a few recent high profile gatherings this week.

Parties are still happening during pandemic. What is LAPD’s role in enforcing public health rules?

Southern California has been relatively quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of a few recent high profile gatherings this week.

from Greater LA

With the COVID-19 health crisis still at the top of Germany’s agenda, have climate change policies fallen to the wayside? Or has the pandemic provided a test run in crisis management?

How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted climate change policies and the environment?

With the COVID-19 health crisis still at the top of Germany’s agenda, have climate change policies fallen to the wayside? Or has the pandemic provided a test run in crisis management?

from Studio Berlin

The Los Angeles County Department of Health and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission are investigating an indoor party hosted at the Sassafras Saloon on July 31.   KCRW was tipped off to…

LAPD and Department of Health investigating Sassafras Saloon’s indoor gathering for ‘first responders’

The Los Angeles County Department of Health and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission are investigating an indoor party hosted at the Sassafras Saloon on July 31.  KCRW was tipped off to…

from KCRW Features

Churches nationwide have been hotspots for COVID-19. California policymakers have put in new rules to curb the spread, and churches are innovating to follow them. At    St.

How churches are trying to keep members healthy — physically and spiritually

Churches nationwide have been hotspots for COVID-19. California policymakers have put in new rules to curb the spread, and churches are innovating to follow them. At St.

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