Sunday ‘Gayle on the Go!’ for Sunday, March 15, 2020

Gayle on the Go

It’s Sunday! Due to the Coronavirus situation, the “GAYLE ON THE GO!” reports are changing. Since most venues you might be interesting in visiting are temporarily closed, look for interesting information I’m finding about what we can do and enjoy at home as well as organizations that might need our help during this temporary situation. Here is an example! We don’t need to leave home to help the award winning San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment Marching Band needs our help. The band, its students, and faculty are working hard to fundraise enough money that will allow them to participate in the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day weekend.

To help the fundraising efforts, donations can be made at: 

Facebook.com/thesanpedrohsgoldenpirateregiment

www.facebook.com/thesanpedrohsgoldenpirateregiment/

www.facebook.com/donate/381819372702113/?fundraiser_source=external_url

www.paypal.com/paypalme2/SP2DCN2020

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Next, scroll down this page for a list of locations temporarily closed. I will update this information daily as venues remain closed, as additional venues and events join the list, and as venues and events re-open for business.

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Let’s Relax! Let’s Look Out for Each Other! Let’s Be Informed! We Got This!!!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in myriad events being canceled or postponed, as well as a slew of theme park closures, as officials work to contain the outbreak by limiting large public gatherings. From sporting leagues to tourism, a wide variety of industries have been impacted around the nation. Here’s a list of major coronavirus-related closures, cancellations and postponements in Southern California as of Sunday, March 15th. I will effort to update this daily for you!

Retail Outlets:

Apple Stores: Apple Inc. will close all its retail stores outside Greater China, a dramatic example of how companies are clamping down on business activity to slow the spread of the coronavirus to their employees and customers. Apple said the stores would be closed until March 27th.

Nike: Nike announced on Sunday that it will close all of its U.S. stores, as well as its outposts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe, from Monday, March 16 through March 27 as it seeks to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The Swoosh plans to keep doors open in many other countries, including South Korea, Japan, and most of China, and will fully compensate workers. Additionally, the athletic giant has advised workers at its Beaverton, Ore. headquarters to work remotely and implemented extra safety and cleaning procedures.

Abercrombie: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced Sunday that it will temporarily close all of its stores outside of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to help limit the spread of Covid-19. Stores in APAC will remain open, and online business will continue. “The decision to close all our stores outside of the APAC region has been done with a focus on the well being of our associates, our customers, our partners, and our communities, and it is in keeping with our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen,” said CEO Fran Horowitz.

Patagonia: Patagonia made a bold move on Friday, announcing that all of its operations will end as a protective measure for public health safety. “We will temporarily close our stores, offices and other operations at the end of business on Friday, March 13,” wrote Rose Marcario, CEO and president of Patagonia Inc. on a memo posted on the company’s website. “Employees who can work from home will do so. All Patagonia employees will receive their regular pay during the closure. We apologize that over the next two weeks, there will be delays on orders and customer-service requests. We ask for your understanding and patience.” Marcario added that the company will reassess the strategy and update consumers on March 27.

Urban Outfitters: In an Instagram post on Saturday, Urban Outfitters announced that all of its stores will be closed until further notice “for the safety and precaution of the community.” The mall staple is still open for business on its website. “We’re proud to call ourselves a part of your local community, and our goal has always been to provide you with safe spaces to come together, laugh and be inspired,” the company wrote. “While we work through these changes, know that we’re here to answer questions, keep you entertained, and to continue to engage with our UO Community however we can.”

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Ski Resorts:

Big Bear & Mammoth Mountain: Alterra Mountain Company says it is suspending operations at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, as well as Big Bear, Mammoth Mountain in the central Sierra and other resorts it owns around the country. The closure begins Sunday morning and will last “until further notice.”  

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Theme parks:

Disneyland Resort: The “happiest place on Earth” will be closed through the month beginning Saturday, March 14. The shutdown impacts Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and — starting Monday, March 16 — Disneyland hotels in Anaheim. Downtown Disney will continue to be open.

Universal Studios HollywoodThe theme park in Universal City will be closed for two weeks starting Saturday, March 14. It is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, March 28. Universal CityWalk will remain open.

Knott’s Berry Farm: The Buena Park theme park will shut down from Saturday, March 14, through the remainder of March. Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel will be open during the closure, but officials said they would work to accommodate guests with prepaid tickets or booked rooms.

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park: The zoo will close starting Monday, March 16, and plans to reopen on April 1.

Six Flags Magic MountainThe Santa Clarita-area theme park will suspend operations through at least March. The company said it will re-evaluate the situation at the end of the month.

SeaWorld: SeaWorld San Diego will be closed beginning Monday, March 16. The park expects to remain closed through March.

Legoland: Legoland in Carlsbad is temporarily shutting down its theme park, water park and aquarium from March 14 until March 31. Legoland Hotel will stay open.

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Professional and collegiate sports:

NBA: National Basketball Association officials announced Wednesday, March 11, that they would pause the season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Games will not be held “until further notice,” the league said.

MLB: Major League Baseball’s opening day will be delayed by at least two weeks. It was originally scheduled for March 26. Spring training games have also been suspended. The announcement was made Thursday, March 12.

NHL: The National Hockey League announced on March 12, that it would pause its season indefinitely. “The NHL is continuing to consult with medical experts and is evaluating the options,” a league statement said.

MLS: Major League Soccer temporarily suspending its season on March 12. The stoppage is expected to at least 30 days. U.S. Soccer has also cleared its schedule for the men’s and women’s teams, and youth national team training camps.

NCAA: The collegiate athletic body has canceled March Madness, the annual men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The announcement came March 12, after NCAA conferences like the Pac-12 moved to halt athletic competitions for the near future.

Tennis: The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells was canceled on March 8, after Riverside officials declared a public health emergency over coronavirus. The tournament was scheduled to run from March 9 to March 22.

Tourism:

California Science Center: The California Science Center will be closed temporarily effective Monday, March 16th to support efforts to contain the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The closure includes all exhibitions, IMAX films, events and programs. The Science Center’s living collections staff will continue to provide on-site animal care and operate critical life-support systems in the Kelp Forest and other living environments.

L.A. Zoo: The Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park announced it will be closed to the public from Friday, March 13, through Tuesday, March 31.

LACMA: While the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s galleries, exhibitions and outdoor public art displays remain open, some events have been canceled through April 15 while others are postponed. The museum said it will work to reschedule as many of the affected programs as possible, and said it will keep the public updated of its plans.

MOCA: The MOCA Grand Avenue galleries, as well as WAREHOUSE at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, are closed to the public as of March 13. The Museum of Contemporary Art did not indicate how long the closure would last.

Nixon Library: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda will be closed indefinitely starting at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13. All events open to the public will be canceled through March 31, but many will be rescheduled.

Reagan Library: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will be shut down to the public beginning 5 p.m. March 13, and closed until further notice. Any events scheduled to be held at the library through at least March 31 will be canceled.

USS IOWA: The Battleship IOWA Museum will be closed from March 13 until at least March 27, according to a news release. The anticipated reopening date is March 28.

The Getty Center and Getty Villa: Both Getty museums will be closed starting Saturday, March 14. The shutdown includes the Getty Research Institute galleries and Getty Library, as well as private and public events.

Griffith Observatory: The iconic L.A. landmark shut its doors Friday, March 13, and will be closed until further notice. The announcement was made Thursday. While the Griffith Parkline shuttle is also shut down, the park itself, as of Friday, remained open.

Autry Museum: The Autry Museum in Griffith Park and the Historic Southwest Museum in Mount Washington will temporarily close beginning March 14. All public programs programs and events, including school and docent-guided tours, will be canceled through May 31.

Natural History Museums of L.A. County: The Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Museum and William S. Hart Museum will all be closed from March 14 “until further notice.” All events that were scheduled through April 10 will either be pushed back or canceled. The closure impacts NHM’s annual L.A. Nature Fest and the Butterly Pavilion opening, which will now take place at a later date.

The Huntington Library: The San Marino destination announced Friday that its indoor public spaces would close starting Saturday, March 14, until further notice. That includes the museums, indoor botanical exhibitions, store and most dining facilities. However, the botanical gardens would remain open for the time being.

Aquarium of the Pacific: The aquarium said Friday it would close for the remainder of the month beginning Saturday, March 14. However, staff members will continue to work and be paid. The facility said it plans to offer online programming via its website.

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Festivals and other events:

Coachella: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been rescheduled from April to consecutive weekends in October. It will still be held at the Empire Club and Indio.

Stagecoach: The Stagecoach music festival — another popular annual event held at the Empire Club in Indio — has also been pushed back six months to October.

E3: Originally scheduled in June at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the annual video game expo has been canceled this year. Event organizers said they will contact attendees about refunds and will work on releasing industry announcements online.

Festival of Books: The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be moved from April to the first weekend of October. The annual event, now in its 25th year, will still take place at the USC campus.

WonderCon: Originally scheduled to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on April 10-12, WonderCon has been postponed. It will happen at a later date, but organizers have not said when. A decision has not been made about Comic-Con, which is scheduled to be held July 23-26.

L.A. Pride: All events related to the L.A. Pride Festival and Parade will be rescheduled to an undetermined date. The 50th anniversary of Pride was set to take place in West Hollywood this June.

Pantages Theatre: All performances of “Hamilton” at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre have been suspended through at least March 31. The show is playing in Los Angeles through November 22nd.

Staples Center: In addition to sporting events, a number of concerts at the downtown L.A. venue have been postponed, including Celine Dion, and Nick Cannon Presents MTV’s Wild ‘N Out Live tour.

Honda Center: All events that were scheduled to be held at the Anaheim arena will either be canceled or postponed. That includes NHL and college basketball games, as well as Andre Rieu, Aventura and Nick Cannon’s tour.

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Churches:

West Angeles Church of God in Christ, WESTA.org : There will be no Sunday School, youth and children’s activities, classes, food services or shuttle services available, as well no evening worship. 

All other daily, weekly, monthly and special services, as well as meetings, classes, groups, events and programming, are cancelled immediately until further notice. We will provide information on conference calling to assist in staying connected with your groups and teams. In order to continue serving our constituency, our business offices will remain open.

You may call the church office at 323.733.8300, visit the website at Westa.org, and follow the social media platforms for special messages.

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the dioceses of Orange and San Bernardino: The Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Bishop Kevin Vann and Bishop Gerald Barnes say all Catholics are dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the remainder of March. 

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HOW TO GET ON THE “GAYLE ON THE GO” LIST: Please send your information to Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com. Please be sure to provide at least one minute of broadcast quality video or at least six broadcast quality images or photos that illustrate your event. The deadline for your information is EVERY TUESDAY AT 5PM!!! And, don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Here’s the link: https://ktla.com/community

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