Beverly Hills restaurant under fire for planning indoor NYE dinner

Over the weekend, L.A. County reported more than 26,000 new COVID-19 cases, and the daily positivity rate is above 17%. — LAist

A Beverly Hills restaurant was outed on social media for attempting to plan a “discreet” indoor New Year’s Eve dinner. — Los Angeleno

Public health officials are uncertain as to whether the new COVID-19 strain that has hit the UK and other countries is already spreading in the U.S. — ABC Los Angeles

L.A. health officials are predicting additional surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, stretching from mid-January to mid-February, as a result of holiday travel and family gatherings. — KTLA

More than 2,000 child care providers in California have permanently closed this year, putting a strain on low-income families and child care workers alike. — LAist

Pedestrians walk alongside Echo Park Lake while wearing protective face coverings. Photo by Afonso Salcedo.

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