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Beatrice J. Doty

LOS ANGELES, CA — Share-worthy stories from across the Southland Patch cities to talk about tonight:

3 LA Children Hospitalized With Rare Condition Linked To COVID-19

Three patients at Children’s Hospital have been diagnosed with a rare condition that afflicts some youths who have had COVID-19.

DOJ: Santa Monica Man Admits Running Online Romance Scam

A Santa Monica man is facing up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing, prosecutors said.

Beaches, Shops Reopen Across Orange County Mother’s Day Weekend

Starting Friday, shopkeepers opened their doors to a new normal amid the loosening of coronavirus restrictions in California.

Fire Trucks Parade Through Beverly Hills On Fire Service Day

Beverly Hills fire trucks will tour the city on Saturday for a COVID-19 version of Fire Service Day.

LA Area Souplantations To Permanently Close Due To Coronavirus

Souplantation, the self-serve chain with 97 locations, had a business model that just couldn’t survive the coronavirus.

Gold’s Gym Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Fitness chain Gold’s Gym filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. Here’s what the company told Patch about the Venice location.

LA County Looks To Reopen Beaches; COVID-19 Death Toll Still High

As businesses and recreation areas slowly reopen, the coronavirus remains the leading cause of death in Los Angeles.

Judge Refuses to Toss Lori Loughlin Case In Admissions Scandal

Attorneys for Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli claimed they were victims of entrapment by the FBI.

NFL Season Schedule Released Despite Pandemic Limbo

The Rams and Chargers are set to play their first season in the new stadium, but Gov. Newsom is skeptical about play during the pandemic.

Boys & Girls Club Creates Cards For Front Line Cleaning Workers

A hospital in Culver City donated cards to Boys & Girls Club to write thank you cards to hospital cleaning staff.

Beverly Hills Closing Parks Temporarily Amid Coronavirus Fears

Anticipating a busy Mother’s Day, Beverly Hills has closed down its parks from Saturday at 6 p.m. through Monday at 9 a.m.

Santa Monica Opens Coronavirus Testing Site

Santa Monica city officials announced that a new COVID-19 testing location is available for residents by appointment.

Coroner IDs San Clemente Homicide Victim

A 47-year-old man was found dead in his San Clemente home last month.

Thousand Steps, Totuava Beaches Close For Fuel Spill Clean-Up

A diesel fuel spill filled the south Laguna Beach air with a gassy odor. Both Thousand Steps and Totuava Beaches closed during the cleanup.

Pasadena Police Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed In Shootout

A police chase in Pasadena ended with a shootout that left a suspect dead and an officer in serious condition.

Beverly Hills First Responders Break Into Applause For Nurses

Beverly Hills Police and Fire Departments paraded through West Hollywood to Cedars-Sinai, where they broke into applause for nurses.

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner: See L.A. Restaurant Specials 2020

Need ideas on how to ensure Mom gets her well-deserved, royal treatment? Greater Los Angeles eateries are prepping take-out extravaganzas.

19 Coronavirus Deaths In Orange County This Week

A total of 3,240 residents of Orange County have contracted the virus to date, and 71 of those have died, OC Health Care says.

Masks Require On Most Mass Transit In Los Angeles

Travelers on Amtrak, Metro and DASH, Cityride and Commuter Express bus lines will be required to wear some kind of face covering .

Stars Join Fundraiser For Entertainment Industry Workers

George Clooney, Hugh Jackman and Michael Douglas are some of the stars joining the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s COVID-19 fundraiser.

Jack Dorsey Gives $10M To Sean Penn’s Charity For COVD-19 Testing

The Twitter founder’s donation will help Community Organized Relief Effort open up coronavirus testing centers around the nation.

Schools Will Remain Closed In Manhattan Beach, Officials Say

The Manhattan Beach Unified School District has extended its school closure “for the remainder of the school year,” district officials said.

Trails And Beaches Remain Closed In Rancho Palos Verdes

Some trails are opening in LA County this weekend, but in Rancho Palos Verdes trails and parks remain closed.

This article originally appeared on the Encino-Tarzana Patch

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