State Budget for Virus
The state had been building up a more than $20 billion budget surplus in case of a rainy day, but the coronavirus crisis may have brought that day closer. LA Times's John Myers explains.
- John Myers, Los Angeles Times Sacramento Bureau Chief
Coronavirus Street Vendors
LA's foodservice industry has taken a massive hit with the advent of Coronavirus, with many restaurants forced to close down and lay off staff. But there's one part of the industry that's even more vulnerable: LA's thousands of street food vendors - many of whom must sell to survive. LAist's Erick Galindo shares his reflections.
Coronavirus Elementary School Teacher
The Los Angeles Unified School District closed down schools less than two weeks ago and on Monday it was announced that they will remain closed through May 1st at least. But even with social distancing guidelines in full effect in LA County, schools are finding ways to reach students. Teachers across the district are using online learning tools and making calls to families to keep kids learning and engaged. One of those teachers is Jennifer Trochez MacLean. She is a 2nd grade teacher at Gates Elementary in Lincoln Heights.
- Jennifer Trochez MacLean, 2nd grade teacher at Gates Elementary
Coronavirus LAUSD Learning
Learning across LAUSD has been uneven to say the least, during these unprecedented times. KPCC's Kyle Stokes joins A Martinez to talk about how teachers and students are managing right now.
- Kyle Stockes, KPCC's Education Reporter
Love in a Time of COVID
With so much going on these days, it can be hard to find a little peace of mind. So, as often as possible, we're going to bring encouragement from members of our community to help you find peace. Today, we bring you a story that you might title "Love in a Time of Covid." West Adams couple Edward Anderson and Clare Anderson Fox had a big wedding planned this past Saturday until the pandemic had its say. But even though life had other plans, they didn't let it get in the way of love.
If you feel inclined to contribute to Edward and Clare, their registry can be found here.
On the Lot
Time for some coronavirus news reprieve. Let’s talk about Hollywood working from home and how it’s going. Rebecca Keegan is with the Hollywood Reporter, she joins us every Wednesday to talk about the entertainment business.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter Senior Film Editor
Coronavirus Catholic Churches Update
The Los Angeles Archdiocese announced that it is closing all of its churches in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll hear from Archbishop Jose Gomez about how this affects the spiritual life of the millions of L.A. Catholics affected.
- Jose Gomez, Los Angeles Archbishop