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The sun came out Saturday, surely tempting many of you to take physically-distant-compliant walks in your neighborhoods. It was a welcome break after six straight days of rain.

The good news? As we reported earlier this week, we are now above the average rainfall for Southern California.

We hope everyone is finding ways to connect with family and friends and, for those celebrating Easter, a way to worship remotely.

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THE PAST 24 HOURS IN L.A.

L.A., California And The World: There are 8,889 cases of coronavirus in L.A. County, and 267 people have died. In California, there are more than 22,211 confirmed cases, 630 deaths, and the number of cases worldwide has reached 1.7 million.

Possible Treatment? Cedars-Sinai is among dozens of sites around the world participating in a clinical trial of the drug Remdesivir. A small trial of an experimental antiviral drug has shown encouraging results, the hospital announced yesterday.

Stay-At-Home vs. Economic Loss: A new survey conducted by Loyola Marymount University’s Center for the Study of Los Angeles found 95% of Los Angeles residents support local stay-at-home orders, even as 58% of those surveyed say their income has been reduced somewhat or significantly.

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Honk If You Love Jesus: On Easter Sunday, church gatherings of any sort are restricted in L.A. County. In Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties, churches plan to host drive-up services.

Help For Hospital Workers: Mayor Eric Garcetti announced financial help for hospital workers who need child care. Options include a $100 stipend per shift, free referrals or child care at L.A. Parks and Recreation Centers.

Non-COVID-19 news: We're remembering the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission with a short story from Tom Hanks.

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YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN

The Roxy Theatre's billboard, photographed yesterday, has a message we can all relate to.

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