“Breaking the Waves”1998 Lars von Trier film (in English with English subtitles). 5 p.m. Friday, with a preshow conversation with the creative team at 4 p.m.; on demand through Aug. 31. Free; donations accepted for the company. operaphila.org and youtube.com/operaphila … [Read more...] about George Takei in the musical ‘Allegiance’: Your quarantine must-watch of the day
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Last week, the New York Times revealed that 420,000 people fled the city in the first two months of the crisis, with richer neighborhoods emptying the most. The New York Post reported that bookings to the city’s largest moving company were up 11 percent in March. That is a traditionally slow period for moves, implying that people were bolting away from the pandemic’s epicenter. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
“We’ve been holding out hope the situation would improve but it has become clear there is not a realistic path forward for this year’s festival due to the uncertainty we face as well as the government-issued guidelines prohibiting large public gatherings for the foreseeable future,” committee chairman Cameron Palmer said in a statement. “We deeply regret the absence of the festival; however the safety and well-being of our attendees, participants, volunteers and all involved are paramount.” … [Read more...] about Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Fest Canceled; Weigh-In Still Taking Place
Still, today's culinary highlights, like the old-school favorite Beep's Burgers, are down home. Many mix Asian and Western menus, but one stands out: The Mayflower Restaurant. Its bright blue awning touts that it serves "old fashioned American breakfast," which it does - pancakes, hash browns - but a quick turn to the back page of the menu reveals a list of Vietnamese specialties. … [Read more...] about 49 Square Miles: It’s cheesecake in Square 37
Newsom also announced a $125-million relief effort to help roughly 150,000 Californians without legal immigration status. The governor said the plan is partly funded by nonprofit organizations and would provide cash grants to individuals and families in need. A group of 23 state Assembly members sent a letter to Newsom last week asking him to create such a fund. … [Read more...] about 55 coronavirus-related deaths in L.A. County is a new one-day high: ‘Devastating power of COVID-19′