Los Angeles Mayor Issues Order for Residents to Stay Home

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a lit up city at night: A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020.


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A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order for residents to stay at home, warning that the city is approaching a “devastating tipping point” in its fight against Covid-19 that would overwhelm the hospital system.

“We must minimize contact with others as much as possible,” Garcetti wrote in the order dated Dec. 2. The steps were needed to avoid risking “needless suffering and death,” he said.

The order, which supersedes one from June, prohibits public and private gatherings of people from more than one household and states that all businesses in the city that require people to work on location must stop operations. Walking, driving, travel on public transport, bikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited, other than for those undertaking

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Los Angeles’ mayor urges residents to stay at home in a new order that mirrors the county’s



a sign lit up at night: A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images


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A sign reminds motorists of the Los Angeles County stay-at-home regulation in place for the next three weeks on December 1, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the city’s residents to “cancel everything” on Wednesday night.
  • However, the new stay-at-home order issued Wednesday does not add any new restrictions to Los Angeles County’s order issued last week, local television station KABC reported.
  • The tougher language comes amid a surge in COVID-19. Average daily cases have increased by 225% since early November, Los Angeles County health officials said.
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“It’s time to cancel everything,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday night, issuing a new stay-at-home order that does any new restrictions but does stress that the city is at the “tipping point” with respect to COVID-19.

“My message couldn’t be

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‘It’s Time to Hunker Down’

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UPDATE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an emergency targeted safer-at-home order for the city of L.A. late Wednesday evening, effective immediately. The order mirrors that of L.A. County and requires all residents to remain in their homes, ceases the operation of non-essential businesses that require in-person attendance by workers and prohibits gatherings with those outside of one’s household. However, there is a long list of exemptions, including healthcare operations, grocery stores and restaurants providing takeout or delivery service. Beaches, parks, trails, tennis courts and golf courses will also remain open.

Earlier on Wednesday, Garcetti delivered a COVID-19 response update, telling residents that “it’s time to hunker down” as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the county. “Cancel everything,” he advised in his first public address in a week.

Garcetti delivered dire statistics, saying that in the last month, L.A. County’s daily COVID-19

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Spanish home-buyers want big, bright and airtight in response to coronavirus

MADRID (Reuters) – After Spain’s stringent coronavirus lockdown trapped many in cramped urban flats, builders and architects say demand for new homes with more space, better air quality and higher security has soared.

From state-of-the-art ventilation systems to comfy at-home work spaces and more outdoor areas, the COVID-19 crisis has changed the market, real estate agents say.

“Space usage is a new theme: dividing what comes from outside and could be contaminated,” said Madrid-based architect Jaime Pablo.

There are no official COVID-safe labels for buildings yet, but people crave bigger, brighter, more multi-purpose spaces, Pablo said.

Designing interiors in the pandemic era is about creating areas to hang and sanitise masks, or removing walls and putting in dividers, he said, for instance to integrate a home office into a kitchen.

“People now … want luminous, open remote workspaces, even if it costs them square metres,” said Ander Echevarria, the founder

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City of L.A. issues stay-at-home rules that mirror L.A. County order

The city of Los Angeles issued a modified stay-at-home order Wednesday night that mirrors L.A. County rules that went into effect Monday.



a person standing in a kitchen preparing food: To-go meal orders are prepped in the kitchen at the Tallyrand Restaurant on Dec. 1 in Burbank. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)


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To-go meal orders are prepped in the kitchen at the Tallyrand Restaurant on Dec. 1 in Burbank. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

The city order prohibits gatherings of people outside immediate households, with some exceptions such as religious services and protests.

While the order tells people to stay home, it also allows retail businesses to remain open “after implementing the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Protocols for Retail Establishments Opening for In-person Shopping.”

Parks and trails remain open, along with golf courses, tennis courts and beaches. Music and television production is allowed.

“The city and county orders are the same. In the past there have been some minor differences but currently they are the same,” said Alex

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Florida deputies seen in video nabbing home invasion suspects who tied up family, carrying girl to safety

Dramatic video released Monday shows how Florida sheriff’s deputies interrupted what authorities described as a targeted home invasion, apprehending three armed suspects and rescuing five adults left tied up in the garage before ultimately carrying a 7-year-old girl found hiding inside the home to safety.

A 19-year-old woman dialed 911 Saturday night and told dispatchers that men with guns had broken into her family’s home before 10 p.m. in the 1400 block of Eden Drive in the city of Deltona. The woman is heard softly asking the dispatcher for help and saying that her mom is crying.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, three armed suspects approached two people who were in the opened garage of the home and demanded they empty their pockets. The men entered the home and found three other adults. All five were found tied up in the garage when deputies arrived.

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A 52-year-old Florida mother died after being run over by a van occupied by teenagers who attacked her son in her home, sheriff says



Snapshot from video provided by Polk County Sheriff's Office


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Snapshot from video provided by Polk County Sheriff’s Office

  • A 52-year-old Florida mother died last week after getting struck by a van occupied by four teenagers on November 9, authorities said. 
  • The four teenagers arrived at Suzette Penton’s home while she was running errands to attack her son Hunter following romantic-related arguments on social media, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a press conference on Tuesday.
  • Insider viewed footage of the incident provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office which shows a physical altercation between the teenagers and Hunter at his home. 
  • When Penton returned home she witnessed the fight between her son and the suspects. When she tried to take pictures of the van, the suspects tried to drive away and ran over Penton, according to law enforcement.
  • The four suspects — ages range from 14-18—are facing major
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‘Stay home,’ says US mayor at Mexico beach resort



Steve Adler wearing a suit and tie


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A US mayor who flew off by private jet on holiday while urging residents to stay home is the latest politician to be accused of Covid-19 hypocrisy.

Steve Adler, leader of Austin, Texas, went on a family getaway to Mexico as he told people to keep indoors amid spiralling virus caseloads.

He recorded a video from the beach resort instructing residents back home: “This is not the time to relax.”

But Mr Adler, a Democrat, denied violating his own regulations.

What did the Austin mayor do?

He told the Austin American-Statesman, which revealed his trip: “There was no recommendation for people not to travel during that period of time.

“Someone could look at me and say, ‘He travelled.’ But what they could not say is that I travelled at a time when I was telling other people not to travel.”

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Mr Adler last

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Austin mayor regrets vacation to Mexico where he filmed video instructing residents that they ‘need to stay home’

The mayor of Austin, Texas, said Wednesday that he regretted going on vacation last month to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where he filmed a Facebook video instructing residents that they “need to stay home.”



Steve Adler wearing a suit and tie: Austin mayor regrets vacation to Mexico where he filmed video instructing residents that they 'need to stay home'


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Austin mayor regrets vacation to Mexico where he filmed video instructing residents that they ‘need to stay home’

Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D) told The Hill in a statement that he regretted the trip after the Austin American-Statesman reported it on Wednesday.

“I regret this travel,” he said. “I wouldn’t travel now, didn’t over Thanksgiving and won’t over Christmas.”

“But my fear is that this travel, even having happened during a safer period, could be used by some as justification for risky behavior,” Adler said. “In hindsight, and even though it violated no order, it set a bad example for which I apologize.”

Adler reportedly took a private jet with seven other

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Bungie asks lapsed ‘Destiny’ players to ‘come back home’ after split from Activision

The company seems to feel especially proud after relaunching “Destiny 2″ as a free-to-play game and rebooting the 3-year-old title with “Beyond Light” last month, essentially retooling the game as a sequel without needing to create and publish a new game. Bungie is now known as the creator of “Destiny,” no small feat for the studio behind “Halo,” the franchise that put Microsoft and Xbox on the gaming map. But Parsons seems eager now to talk about future projects, even if he won’t reveal any detail about them yet.

“We’ve been able to take some of our top talent and begin focusing on new incubations,” Parsons said. “They’re exciting not just in the way of, ‘hey, we’re working on new games,’ but that we have a methodology around how we’re going around building them.”

Parsons also sounds confident and delighted to talk about how Bungie has changed its hiring practices

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