Author: The Argonaut

Letters

The Novel Corona Virus Didn’t Have to Happen This Way Re: “How the CDC’s Restrictive Testing Guidelines Hid the Coronavirus Epidemic,” The Washington Post, March 22 The pandemic didn’t have to happen this way. The CDC – hamstrung by Trump who limited what they were allowed to do – restricted who could get tested for the novel coronavirus. Because the CDC reported numbers only for people who were physically ill already, and nobody else (at first), the epidemic did not look like one.  It was and is an epidemic here (and a pandemic globally), but we don’t have a true...

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Six Twists on Takeout/Delivery

Make dinner memorable with meals (and drinks!) from these local eateries Compiled by Anthony Torrise and Christina Campodonico   Cabin fever is starting to strike throughout the Westside and beyond. (Even the specter of COVID-19 could not keep many away from our beautiful beaches and bike paths the weekend before last.) With quarantine measures set to last at least through April 19, food delivery has become a savior for many. Thankfully California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has made these trying times a little easier by authorizing a temporary statewide measure that allows alcoholic beverages to be taken to-go...

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Designed for Delivery

Commercial kitchen coworking space Colony grows restaurants with no dining room required Colony 11419 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. ordercolony.com By Jacqueline Fitzgerald   Brick and mortar restaurants with traditional dining rooms across Los Angeles are doing their best to pivot to delivery or pickup business models as they adapt to the city’s “Safer at Home” emergency order issued on March 19 in response to the spread of COVID-19. But for some, delivery and pickup are already baked into their design.  In West LA, several restaurant businesses, including big names like Canter’s Deli and Trejo’s Tacos, are continuing to...

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A New ‘First Line of Defense’

Westside Family Health Center relocates to former LA Weekly building on Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City By Kellie Chudzinski   Founded in Santa Monica, Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) opened a new flagship facility in Culver City on Wednesday, April 1, taking over the former LA Weekly building on Sepulveda Boulevard on a 20-year lease. “We are deeply thrilled to have accomplished our longtime goal of a new site and look forward to welcoming the community to our beautiful new facility,” Debra A. Farmer, president and CEO of WFHC, said in a statement, which thanked donors, staff and others...

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Feral Felines

As LAX Expands, the Cat Colonies of Manchester Square Face an Uncertain Future By LIsa Beebe   In the past year, LAX has demolished the last of the buildings in a 30-acre area of the Westchester neighborhood known as Manchester Square—but a few of the area’s wildest residents still await relocation. The future site of a consolidated rental car facility and LAX’s Automated People Mover transit station houses five cat colonies, where around 30 feral and abandoned cats remain. Longtime animal rescue and animal rights advocate, Lisa Medwid, began working with the cats after hearing about them through a...

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