MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Tue, 02 Mar 2021 11:37:35 +0000 Los Angeles dining ban moves ahead as virus surges http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/0eca13e5902a4db6bca84f4227aaae0c A California judge has rejected a request from a restaurant industry group to block Los Angeles County from reinstating a ban on outdoor dining, a plan the group said would devastate businesses and workers. (Nov. 24) 0eca13e5902a4db6bca84f4227aaae0c Tue, 24 Nov 2020 21:53:17 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles - 24 November 20201. Wide exterior view of Los Angeles Superior Court++PARTIALLY COVERED++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dennis Ellis, attorney representing the California Restaurant Association:"And although we are disappointed that the court did not believe that now is time to stay the order, we are relieved that the court will hear us again, so that the County of Los Angeles will justify why they chose restaurants to single out restaurants as the cause for the recent corona virus infection rate increase."3. Various exterior views of Los Angeles area restaurants ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles - 23 November 20204. Various Casa Vega Restaurant++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Christy Vega, Owner, Casa Vega Restaurant:"This restaurant has been in our family for 65 years, and how does LA expect us to survive when they have taken away ourability to make money? After we have invested so much money also playing the game how they want it played. They change the rules constantly."6. Various of Casa Vega Restaurant++PARTIALLY COVERED++7. SOUNDBITE (English) Christy Vega, Owner, Casa Vega Restaurant:"All these restaurant workers will not be able to provide food for their families right in the holidays, this announcement was givento them the week of Thanksgiving."8. Various of Casa Vega Restaurant++PARTIALLY COVERED++9. SOUNDBITE (English) Christy Vega, Owner, Casa Vega Restaurant:"I mean when you can't feed your family, if you lost your job you would think that was cruel if you couldn't provide food for your family at Christmas or a Christmas tree, I mean these things, it's cruel."10. Various Casa Vega Restaurant++PARTIALLY COVERED++11. SOUNDBITE (English) Kelley Volk, server, Casa Vega Restaurant:"This is going to affect me and my family for sure, one hundred percent. Because I am basically the breadwinner for my family working here, it's going to be a big drastic change because we are not employed anymore."12. Various Casa Vega Restaurant++PARTIALLY COVERED++13. SOUNDBITE (English) Kelley Volk, server, Casa Vega Restaurant:"It's going to be very hard and I hope we open soon and we can get back on track and rolling again."14. Various of Casa Vega RestaurantSTORYLINE:A California judge has rejected a request from a restaurant industry group to block the nation’s most populous county from reinstating a ban on outdoor dining, a plan the group said would devastate businesses and workers.The California Restaurant Association asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Tuesday to block the order until county health officials provide medical or scientific evidence that it poses an unreasonable risk to public health. The group challenged an order issued Sunday in light of soaring coronavirus cases that prohibits restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars from providing in-person, outdoor dining.The new rule scheduled to take effect Wednesday would restrict restaurants, bars and other businesses in the county to takeout and delivery. Los Angeles is shutting down restaurant dining as California faces record COVID-19 infections, a potential shortage of hospital beds and a surge in cases tied to the holidays. Los Anglees officials announced on Sunday that the county would beprohibiting dining at restaurants for at least three weeks starting on Wednesday, and urged residents not to travel or gather in groups for Thanksgiving this week. The new restrictions are hitting the county as the state experiences the highest level of COVID-19 spread since the start of the pandemic.Casa Vega is a Mexican restaurant located in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles and is one of the many restaurants forced to end dining. Christy Vega, the owner has spent more than $30,000 to move her dining outdoors and provide employees with personal protective equipment. With Wednesday's ban on restaurant dining in Los Angeles, she fears for the well-being of her longtime employees.Los Angles County was also on the brink of a stay-home order after a surge of coronavirus cases Monday surpassed a level set by public health officials to trigger such an action.A swell of new cases put the county over a five-day average of 4,500 cases per day, but Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said no action would be taken until county supervisors meet Tuesday.If the county orders residents to say home, it would be the first such action since mid- March when Gov. Gavin Newsom followed several counties and issued a statewide order that closed schools and severely restricted movement,except for essential workers or to buy groceries or pick up food.Cases and hospitalizations have been rapidly rising across California in November. The state recorded its highest day of positive test results Saturday with more than 15,000. It had more than 14,000 cases Sunday. Hospitalizationshave increased 77% over the past two weeks. In Los Angeles, the county of 10 million residents has had a disproportionately large share of the state's cases and deaths.Although it accounts for a quarter of the state's 40 million residents, it has about a third.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A California judge has rejected a request from a restaurant industry group to block Los Angeles County from reinstating a ban on outdoor dining, a plan the group said would devastate businesses and workers. (Nov. 24) Los Angeles dining ban moves ahead as virus surges