Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

How SoCal Communities Handled The First Full Weekend Of ‘Safer At Home’




People, some wearing face masks, walk in Griffith Park with the Hollywood sign behind them on March 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
People, some wearing face masks, walk in Griffith Park with the Hollywood sign behind them on March 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Listen to story

17:25
Download this story 25MB

It’s a thought that likely crossed many minds as folks wrapped up their work week on Friday afternoon -- what in the world am I going to do this weekend?

Some places like the cities of Santa Monica, Malibu and Laguna Beach saw big waves of visitors at their local beaches. It prompted the City of Santa Monica to close all beach parking lots on Saturday and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority to close all of its parks and trails, including parks owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. City officials across the Southland called on residents to continue heed the ‘stay at home’ warning and social distancing precautions, even if they feel fine or are not in a group that is at high-risk for contracting COVID-19.

Today on AirTalk, we want to hear from you -- how did you cope with the first full weekend under the ‘safer at home’ order? If you decided to go to the beach or on a hike, what was your rationale for leaving home? Join our live conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

Check out LAist.com for more on the latest case numbers in L.A. County and worldwide, what you can and can’t do under the ‘stay at home order’ and more.

Guests:

Terry O’Day, mayor pro tempore of the City of Santa Monica

Bob Whalen, mayor of the City of Laguna Beach