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April News and Events: Los Angeles

As we all continue to navigate through these unique and evolving times, we want you to know that we are here for you. It’s during these times that we will witness the resilience and beauty of the human spirit. We hope that you’ll find reassurance, as we do, in knowing that we are all in this together.

 Read on for the local news and stories you don’t want to miss out on, as well as insider tips and lifestyle content curated just for you.
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Local News

27 LA Restaurants selling groceries and produce boxes

Restaurants across the city have stepped up and become fully functioning marketplaces that serve all the kitchen essentials you need for the upcoming week. No lines, no stress, and a lot of very delicious food – these restaurants are here to make your quarantine life a bit easier.

What’s closed, what you can do in LA amid coronavirus outbreak

Life in Los Angeles has sputtered to a halt as COVID-19 curbs the way Angelenos get around—and the places they visit. There’s no curfew and the region has not entirely shut down, but residents across the county have been told to venture outside only when necessary.

New closures are announced almost daily as the outbreak grows. Below, Curbed LA is tracking the latest updates.


Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

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Slow-Cooker Pasta e Fagioli


1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving

1 large white onion, finely chopped

1 large carrot, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for serving

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes

2 (15 1/2–ounce) cans white beans, such as cannellini or navy

4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock

1 dried or fresh bay leaf

1 Parmesan rind

8 ounce small pasta, such as ditalini, shells, or elbow macaroni

Chopped fresh parsley, for serving

Grated Parmesan, for serving

Good Italian bread, for serving (optional)