Here's What Huntington Beach Looked Like On Saturday (Hint: Not Empty)
In our morning briefing, Gina Pollack had some plain talk about what we witnessed Saturday:
It's topping 90-degrees. Most of us are on day 40-50 of quarantine (I counted 43, personally) and driveable access to beaches and wildflowers is probably one of the reasons a lot of us chose to live here in the first place.
Neighborhood walks? Sure. Runs? That's ok, too. But please, stop posting your poppy selfies on Instagram. At the very least, have a little discretion. When you tag your location, we can see you. We know you were there today for a picnic at 1 p.m. sitting all over those innocent flowers. And beach goers, we see you too.
It's like, we've been in line for 43 days, do you really want to get out of line and start over? DO YOU? Because when you get out of the line, we all have to get out of line.
Plus, let's be real. If we all crowd the beaches, then we're no better than Florida. And I for one, think we are better than Florida.
See what you think. Here's what Huntington Beach in Orange County looked like on Saturday:
Orange County officials — who have called for non-local residents to stay away from the beaches there — have warned that if beaches become too crowded to ensure public health, they will close them again.
In case you were wondering what Sunday looked like, here's a shot of a path near the beach.
4 p.m.: This article was updated with photo from Sunday.
This article was originally published at 7 a.m.
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