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Morning Briefing: Recapping Day One of 'Safer At Home. How You Doin'?

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During the first day of California’s “stay at home” mandate, Angelenos stared deep into the soul of our reality for the next four weeks (at least). It was… weird.

The good news? The government appears to be keeping pace — or trying to — with the community’s concerns.

Payments on student loans are being suspended without penalties, and co-pays for the COVID-19 test will be waived. Tax day isn’t until July 15 (but you can file early if you want, whoever you people are). And many public and private organizations are offering funds, food and more to those who have been hit hardest by the virus.

Day 1 is in the books. Now, to make sure you’re caught up...

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Here’s what happened in the past 24 hours:

"All the street vendors that usually bring Boyle Heights sidewalks to life are gone.”


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Support our free, independent journalism today. Donate now.And here’s some light reading for the weekend — a few of L.A.’s unsung restaurants, and some old-fashioned noshing at one of our most famous haunts.

Your moment of Zen:

Social distancing at sea. (At least, we're pretty sure they're six feet apart.) Surfers ride a wave at Venice Beach on the first day L.A. County residents were under "safer at home" orders.

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