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Tackling Tough Times

Lane Dilg takes over as Interim City Manager to guide Santa Monica through COVID crisis By Danny Karel Last month, with Santa Monica facing a devastating economic crisis, Lane Dilg — a Yale Law School graduate and the city’s previous City Attorney — was unanimously voted Interim City Manager by Santa Monica’s City Council, on the same day the council accepted the resignation of longtime City Manager Rick Cole. She is now tasked with navigating the city through perhaps the most challenging era in its history. Her colleagues believe she is up to it. “Santa Monica is fortunate indeed...

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‘HEROES,’ one and all

House proposes $3 trillion coronavirus aid package By Danny Karel House Democrats have proposed a $3 trillion coronavirus aid package — the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act — which would extend sweeping financial support to state and local governments, hospitals, businesses, families, individuals and frontline workers. The bill seeks to establish a $200 billion “Heroes Fund” which would finance hazard pay for frontline workers and incentivize the recruitment of health care employees to “secure the workforce needed to fight the public health crisis.” Congressman Ted Lieu of California’s 33rd District, which includes several Westside neighborhoods,...

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Corona by the Numbers & Local Updates: Slow Streets City Initiative Launches in Del Rey

Compiled by Christina Campodonico Reported COVID-19 Cases by Neighborhood as of Tuesday, May 19 Culver City: 129; Del Rey: 63; El Segundo: 32; Marina del Rey: 14; Mar Vista: 74; Playa Vista: 22; Playa del Rey: 2; Santa Monica: 243; Venice: 61; Westchester: 85 Total Confirmed Cases in LA County: 39,573 Total Deaths: 1,913 • LA County has extended its stay-at-home order indefinitely, with officials saying that restrictions will be eased over time based on data. Meanwhile, Santa Monica has extended its local emergency order through June 30. Both Santa Monica and the City of Los Angeles now require...

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Saluting Health Care Heroes

Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital workers were showered with thanks during national appreciation weeks By Shanee Edwards and Christina Campodonico Health care workers at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital were treated to ice cream, a boisterous caravan and a visit by the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders during National Nurses Week (May 6 to 12) and National Hospital Week (May 10 to 16) earlier this May. Scoops of Joy for Hospital Heroes In honor of National Nurses Week, George Haymaker, founder of Re:THINK Ice Cream, went on a mission to share his velvety sweet-treats with local hospital workers, which included...

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