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LA Supervisor Hahn on Re-Opening Outdoor Dining, California Responds to Biden's Exec Orders on Climate Change, and Selena Gets a Podcast, Too




People carry their pints of beer past tables for outdoor dining in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2020, after indoor restaurants, bars and movie theaters across much of California were ordered to close for at least three weeks. - Some Californian restaurants shut their doors Wednesday as new measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic threaten to scupper US Independence Day plans, with beaches closed, fireworks displays scrapped and family reunions put on hold. Indoor restaurants, bars and movie theaters across much of California were ordered to close for at least three weeks, in a major reversal of the state's reopening process. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
People carry their pints of beer past tables for outdoor dining in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2020, after indoor restaurants, bars and movie theaters across much of California were ordered to close for at least three weeks. - Some Californian restaurants shut their doors Wednesday as new measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic threaten to scupper US Independence Day plans, with beaches closed, fireworks displays scrapped and family reunions put on hold. Indoor restaurants, bars and movie theaters across much of California were ordered to close for at least three weeks, in a major reversal of the state's reopening process. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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LA Supervisor Janice Hahn on re-opening restaurants and enforcing pandemic rules

On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the state’s stay-at-home order, leaving it up to counties to manage restrictions designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. Los Angeles County quickly followed suit, lifting restrictions such as bans on public gatherings that same day, and outdoor dining later this week. There is a lot of debate over whether this is an appropriate move, especially since coronavirus cases are still in the thousands each day. 

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Looking back on the travel ban four years ago 

Four years ago today-- January 27, 2017-- former President Donald Trump issued what came to be known as the Muslim Ban. Immediately the news drew hundreds if not thousands of people out to airports protesting the ban. That first effort to curb immigration from Muslim majority countries would get struck down, but others were issued and ultimately one did last for the duration of Trump’s Presidency. We look back at the effects of this, and what happens now that President Joe Biden has reversed that order.

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OTL: Remembering Cloris Leachman and what reopening means for Hollywood

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off its first ever online fest this week and we've got an update on Local film and TV production. It's time to go On The Lot. Joining A Martinez is Rebecca Keegan, senior editor film for The Hollywood Reporter.

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Rebecca Keegan, Hollywood Reporter

California weighs in on Biden's climate plan 

President Biden signed a slew of executive orders today in an effort to fulfill his campaign promise of making protecting the environment and combating climate change a priority for his administration. Some of the new federal initiatives include a "30x30" conservation plan and a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on public lands. 

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Beloved Tejano star Selena gets a podcast, too 

The legacy of Tejano star Selena Quintanilla continues to live on through movies, a recent Netflix show, and now, a new podcast series explores the life of the cultural icon. It’s called “Anything for Selena” and is hosted by WBUR senior editor Maria Garcia. 

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Nick Quah, host of podcast Servant of Pod, who interviewed "Anything for Selena" host Maria Garcia