Author: The Argonaut

Westchester-Playa Salutes 2020 Graduates with Fourth of July Caravan

Westchester July Fourth Parade & Class of 2020 By Christina Campodonico | Photos by Zsuzi Steiner Westchester and Playa del Rey pulled out all the stops for local 2020 graduates on the Fourth of July. A caravan of cars, a fire truck, police vehicles and a specially designed float accompanied graduates as they drove or were chauffeured through the residential streets of the two Westside neighborhoods, starting at 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernard’s in Playa del Rey this past Saturday. Westchester Lutheran parent, local artist and inventor Dan Garr drove a 14-foot-tall float that he designed in the shape...

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The Advice Goddess

Wail Watching My roommate just found out her ex-fiance is terminally ill and is likely to pass away soon. Though they had a weird relationship, I can tell she’s taking it pretty hard. I really want to be supportive, but I honestly don’t know what to do or say around a grieving person. I’m worried about saying the wrong thing, especially because I’m really uncomfortable with grief. I told her I am here for her if she needs anything. What do you do and say for a person who’s in such a terrible situation? — Clueless When we’re around...

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An Open Letter to Interim City Manager Lane Dilg, Part 2 Dear Ms. Dilg, Reducing community transmission of coronavirus is our urgent duty. Spiking COVID-19 cases endanger our visitors, our workers and our residents. LA County guidelines call for either a six-foot separation between seated dinners and passing pedestrians or a six-foot tall cleanable barrier where the six-foot margin is unworkable. Not maintaining these mitigations multiplies deadly transmission probabilities. Main Street’s new Al Fresco plan removes the valuable center of what could have been a wide-open piazza, with enough space to define socially-distanced seating areas with room for safe...

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Boating during a Pandemic

How to keep your crew and yourself safe while out on the water By Paul M. J. Suchecki By now most of us think we know how to beat the novel coronavirus: wear a mask, keep at least six feet away from others and wash our hands frequently, but is it feasible to do this on a watercraft? The beaches may be closed this Fourth of July holiday weekend, but if you’re lucky enough to have access to a boat and follow the rules responsibly, you can still get out on the water. According to LA County officials, the...

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