Los Angeles Times: Even as COVID-19 surges, Triller planned a red carpet party in a Hollywood Hills mansion

Los Angeles Times: Even as COVID-19 surges, Triller planned a red carpet party in a Hollywood Hills mansion. “Triller, an L.A.-based company that operates a video sharing app that competes with TikTok, planned to throw a private launch party Thursday for Irvine-based beauty products company UVé Beauty. The party was described as an ‘evening of glitz and glamour,’ with ‘light bites, pampering and live music,’ according to an invitation reviewed by The Times.”

Eater LA: LA County Reduces Outdoor Dining Capacity to 50 Percent and Institutes 10 p.m. Curfew

Eater LA: LA County Reduces Outdoor Dining Capacity to 50 Percent and Institutes 10 p.m. Curfew. “Supervisor Sheila Kuehl announced today that LA County will have new rules in place to stem the most recent surge of COVID-19 cases from the past few weeks, including 50 percent reduced capacity for outdoor dining rooms, a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, and non-essential retail businesses, and 25 percent capacity for indoor retail.”

Los Angeles Times: Some in L.A. are getting COVID-19 tests so they can party, socialize. Officials call this a disaster

Los Angeles Times: Some in L.A. are getting COVID-19 tests so they can party, socialize. Officials call this a disaster. “Desperately seeking to find a seemingly responsible way to hold dinner parties, some people have started to get tests for the coronavirus as a way to clear themselves to attend dinner parties without needing to wear masks or keep their distance. That’s absolutely the wrong thing to do, according to Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County’s director of public health.”

Phys .org: Los Angeles and Google partner on ‘Tree Canopy’ project

Phys .org: Los Angeles and Google partner on ‘Tree Canopy’ project. “Los Angeles and Google have struck a partnership to track canopy density in the huge metropolis to determine which neighborhoods need more trees as a means of fighting extreme temperatures. Vegetation, notably tree canopy coverage, plays a key role in offering the kind of relief that Los Angeles needs: The city is the state’s biggest urban heat island thanks in no small part to thousands of miles of roads and parking spaces.”

California State University Northridge: CSUN Library’s Virtual Exhibit Connects Cinematic Representation of L.A. with Historical Archives

California State University Northridge: CSUN Library’s Virtual Exhibit Connects Cinematic Representation of L.A. with Historical Archives . “California State University, Northridge’s library has launched its first virtual exhibit, ‘Los Angeles: On Film and On Record,’ which offers a visual journey of the city through featured films and historical records. The exhibit takes a look at a number of popular films that feature the City of Angels within their storyline, setting or both, and compares these visions, interpretations and variations of movies about Los Angeles with the documentary record of the real Los Angeles — using archival and other primary sources from the library’s Special Collections and Archives.”

The Getty: Getty Research Institute Presents 12 Sunsets, An Interactive Website Exploring 12 Years Of Ed Ruscha’s Photos Of Sunset Boulevard

The Getty: Getty Research Institute Presents 12 Sunsets, An Interactive Website Exploring 12 Years Of Ed Ruscha’s Photos Of Sunset Boulevard. “The website, designed by Stamen Design working with Getty Digital, allows users to ‘drive’ down Sunset Boulevard in 12 different years between 1965 and 2007, as well as to view, search, and compare the more than 65,000 photographs of this key urban artery.”

Hyperallergic: Five Latinx Art Spaces Band Together to Amplify Their Reach

Hyperallergic: Five Latinx Art Spaces Band Together to Amplify Their Reach. “Angelenos now have a one-stop website consolidating exhibitions and events for Latinx art and culture. It’s a brilliant and sensible idea for a city where roughly half of the population is Latinx. The website… is one of the first initiatives created by the newly formed Latinx Arts Alliance (known as LAA), which is comprised of five notable art spaces in the greater Los Angeles area: the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown, Self Help Graphics & Art in Boyle Heights, the Vincent Price Art Museum in Monterey Park, and the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice Beach.”

Los Angeles Times: The coronavirus may have reached Los Angeles even before China announced its outbreak

Los Angeles Times: The coronavirus may have reached Los Angeles even before China announced its outbreak. “Was the novel coronavirus on the loose in Los Angeles way back in December, before the World Health Organization was even aware of an unusual cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China? A new analysis of medical records from UCLA hospitals and clinics suggests the answer might be yes.”

Los Angeles Times: L.A. County walks back Halloween ban, says trick-or-treating ‘not recommended’

Los Angeles Times: L.A. County walks back Halloween ban, says trick-or-treating ‘not recommended’. “Less than a day after issuing new health guidelines that banned trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities, Los Angeles County public health officials walked back the decision Wednesday. Citing an inability to maintain safe social distancing and the potential for gatherings beyond household members, county officials initially nixed trick-or-treating along with other Halloween traditions, including haunted houses and parades.”

New York Times: An Influencer House Wouldn’t Stop Partying, So L.A. Cut Its Power

New York Times: An Influencer House Wouldn’t Stop Partying, So L.A. Cut Its Power. “The City of Los Angeles cut the power at a Hollywood Hills mansion rented by the TikTok stars Bryce Hall, Noah Beck and Blake Gray on [August 19] in response to parties held at the residence amid the coronavirus crisis.”

Los Angeles Times: The surprising story of the salesman who became L.A.’s first known COVID-19 patient

Los Angeles Times: The surprising story of the salesman who became L.A.’s first known COVID-19 patient. “The family arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on the way home from a Mexican vacation that had been short-lived and unpleasant. They had been exhausted, the father was battling a nasty stomach bug, and even before they settled into their Cancun hotel, they got word of the sudden death of the wife’s mother in their hometown: Wuhan, China. The couple and their toddler son wanted to get back for the funeral and planned to be at LAX just long enough to switch planes. But as they passed through Tom Bradley International Terminal on Jan. 22, the father was overcome with a fever and body aches and approached a customs officer for help.”

Hyperallergic: A “People’s History” of Los Angeles’s Skid Row

Hyperallergic: A “People’s History” of Los Angeles’s Skid Row. “Plans for an online version of the physical archive at LAPD’s Hyperallergic: A “People’s History” of Los Angeles’s Skid Row date back to the museum’s opening in 2014. LAPD founder and artistic director John Malpede explained by email that the original plan was to ‘include everything we have in our Skid Row archive,’ which contains documentation from LAPD’s performance history, including scripts, rehearsal notes, and videos dating back to its inception, as well as historical materials such as city planning documents related to the Skid Row neighborhood.”

Coronavirus: Los Angeles to shut off water and power to party houses (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Los Angeles to shut off water and power to party houses. “The mayor of Los Angeles has said the city will be authorised to shut off water and power to properties where large parties and gatherings are held despite restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Eric Garcetti said house parties had become ‘nightclubs in the hills’ and that the focus would be on gatherings ‘posing significant public dangers’.”

Los Angeles County Health Director Says Officials Made Mistakes On Coronavirus: “I’m The First One To Admit…How Wrong We Were” (Deadline)

Deadline: Los Angeles County Health Director Says Officials Made Mistakes On Coronavirus: “I’m The First One To Admit…How Wrong We Were”. “‘I’ve said before that additional rollbacks or closures must remain on the table,’ said Los Angeles County public health director Barbara Ferrer on Monday. ‘But at this stage in the pandemic, we believe we have a lot of tools available that if fully utilized should allow us to slow the spread without going back to the more stringent Safer-At-Home orders that were in place earlier in the pandemic.’ Ferrer acknowledged the frustration expressed by some residents at the changing nature of health restrictions as the pandemic has progressed, but said adjustments were made as more was learned about the new virus.”

Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: Hospitalizations Hit 4th Record High In Past Week As Test Positivity Rate Jumps, As Well (Deadline)

Deadline: Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: Hospitalizations Hit 4th Record High In Past Week As Test Positivity Rate Jumps, As Well. “Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer reported the county currently has 2,232 patients hospitalized due to the coronavirus. The previous high was 2,216, set just the day before…. This is the fourth consecutive day of hospitalization over 2,100 confirmed cases, with data indicating younger people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old being hospitalized at a higher rate than seen at any point in the pandemic.”