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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announces new lockdown order in Los Angeles on December 2, 2020 (Photo: Youtube)

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces Citywide Lockdown

‘All persons living within the City of Los Angeles are hereby ordered to remain in their homes’

By Evan Symon, December 3, 2020 2:55 pm

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced some of the toughest lockdown procedures in the United States for the city of Los Angeles, ordering all Los Angeles residents to stay at home with a number of exceptions.

The new restrictions in the expanded ‘Targeted Safer at Home Order’ are largely built on top of previous orders by Mayor Garcetti, including requesting residents to stop all non-essential travel and the introduction of travel forms for all travelers coming into the city by air or rail.

The new restrictions announced Wednesday are:

  • With exceptions, all Los Angeles residents must stay at home. Homeless individuals are not covered by the order.
  • With exceptions, all businesses that require in-store attendance are to be closed.
  • With exceptions, all public and private gatherings of more than one household are prohibited
  • With exceptions, all travel on foot, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit is prohibited

However, the order comes with many travel, business, and stay-at-home exceptions. Travel is allowed to and businesses are allowed to remain open if they are:

  • All healthcare operations, including hospitals, clinics, dentists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical and scientific research, laboratories, healthcare suppliers, home healthcare services providers, veterinary care and pet day care providers, mental and behavioral health providers and support groups, substance use providers and support groups, physical therapists and chiropractors, cannabis dispensaries, blood and blood product donation organizations, or any related and/or ancillary healthcare services, manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Grocery stores, water retailers, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, convenience stores, warehouse stores, and food banks.
  • Farming, ranching, and fishing.
  • Gang prevention and intervention, domestic violence, and homeless services agencies.
  • Newspapers, television news, radio, magazine, podcast and journalism in addition to music, film and television production.
  • Gas service stations, auto/motorcycle part supply, mobile auto/motorcycle repair operations, auto/motorcycle repair shops, bicycle repair shops and related facilities.
  • Banks, credit unions, financial institutions and insurance companies, and pawn shops.
  • Hardware and building supply stores, day labor centers, nurseries and horticulture wholesale distributors.
  • Plumbers, electricians, custodial/janitorial workers, handyman services, funeral home workers and morticians, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, day laborers, landscapers, gardeners, exterminators, property managers and leasing agents, private security personnel and other service providers who provide services to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation to properties and other essential activities.
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, boxes and packaging, and post office boxes.
  • Education institutions – Schools and Colleges.
  • Restaurants and retail food facilities that prepare and offer food to customers via delivery service, to be picked up, via drive thru service.

The list also goes on to name other businesses such as laundries, home care providers, shipping services, travel services such as taxis, rideshare, and commercial air travel, retirement homes, homeless shelters, animal shelters, childcare facilities, hotels, military contractors, houses of worship, retail factories, and retail stores that offer curbside pickup.

Los Angeles residents can also perform many everyday activities as long as they follow health and safety guidelines.

Mayor Garcetti urges residents to stay at home, violations punishable by fines, arrest

But, despite the long list of exceptions, Mayor Garcetti still said that it is still an order to remain at home.

“Subject only to the exceptions outlined in this Order, all persons living within the City of Los Angeles are hereby ordered to remain in their homes,” said the order.

In a speech made Wednesday night, Mayor Garcetti noted that now is the time to “cancel everything”.

“My message couldn’t be simpler,” said Garcetti on Wednesday. “It’s time to hunker down. It’s time to cancel everything. And if it isn’t essential, don’t do it. Don’t meet up with others outside your household. Don’t host a gathering. Don’t attend a gathering. And following our targeted Safer at Home order, if you’re able to stay home, stay home.

“If cases continue on this pathway, if they continue to increase at the pace that we’ve seen, the county expects we will run out of hospital beds here in Los Angeles by Christmastime. Los Angeles is now close to a devastating tipping point.”

Unlike previous orders, Mayor Garcetti is making the order enforceable by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the City Attorney’s Office. Offences will be misdemeanors, and will be subject to fines, imprisonment, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power being allowed to shut off utilities for any violations, especially gatherings of more than one household.

“It just goes to show you how bad it really is in LA,” explained “Mike”, a Los Angeles City Hall worker, to the Globe on Thursday. “There’s a lot of exceptions here, so it’s not like people can’t go about their business day-to-day or anything like that. This is not martial law. You can still go around town.

“A lot of people freaked out yesterday  because all they saw were the words “All persons living within the City of Los Angeles are hereby ordered to remain in their homes” and didn’t bother to continue reading on. No, if you look at the exceptions, not much has changed there.

“The big part that changed, and the real part we are worried about, are at-home gatherings of people from outside the household. When outside or visiting businesses, you know, people have masks, social distance, and use sanitizer. But at home, all of that is dropped. That’s the big worry. Things like Christmas parties and gatherings. That’s what we are really worried about. Notice how there were tons of exceptions for moving around and traveling but almost none for gatherings except for religious situations.

“We’re getting over 6,000 cases a day now and a growing positivity rate. Deaths are also spiraling upwards, especially among Latinos and African-Americans. This order is designed to stop, or at lest limit the growth, on cases and deaths. But we also haven’t seen the Thanksgiving surge yet, so it will be worse in the coming weeks.

“And again, that’s why we’re doing this now. Just, please don’t leave home unless you have to. It’s a lot to ask, but we’re trying to prevent a bigger disaster right now.

“I can say that coming up with these new orders were not easy, especially because of the holiday season coming in. But we had to do this now to stop the spread.”

The new LA orders are now currently in effect, with no end date given.

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  1. Covid has not been identified. The results of PCR is not a medical test, it can not id a virus that has not been identified. This is to ruin. all remaining small businesses in LA .

  2. Can’t believe this actually true. Is this guy psychotic (sorry, silly question). I’ll leave my house anytime I feel like. He’s gone way beyond unconstitutional. Everyone must ignore this criminal behavior. The statistics are pure bullshit, based on junk science. THIS IS NOT A COMMUNIST COUNTRY, GARCETTI. Stick it!

  3. Garcetti is doing his part to roll out the Dark Winter government mandated winter of despair in order to force people to accept the Great Reset (one world tyrannical government).

    1. This is what happens when there is no cohesive objective. Dick-Tater Garcetti rises up out of the dirt pile and throws out some sh-t bomb directives like a tin star dictator. Listen if you must, follow if you choose, in a democracy everyone gets to make there own decision.

  4. Who in this world voted for this guy ? Despite his corruption he is totally incompetent. ‘ Tinsel Town ‘ is now home to the largest homeless people, home to the highest taxes, worst roads, rotten public schools and more.

  5. Fist of all, NO ONE is America can be placed under house arrest, or denied their freedoms, without due process. The 4th amendment HAS NOT BEEN SUSPENDED. That means one has to be convicted of a crime by a judge or jury and sentenced. Any mayor who thinks he can just “decree” that a free American must give up his liberty and stay under house arrest is not only a buffoon, but also has no knowledge of the law. Martial law, issued by a governor or president, suspends the Constitution in a national emergency. This isn’t it, and the people should just IGNORE Garcetti and Newsom and their imperial edicts.

  6. He threatens to shut off utilities. Is not lack of utilities a health issue? No hand washing or flushing. Spoiled food from no refrigeration

  7. I am so glad I packed up and left this sorry state years ago when Gray Davis was Governor. We recalled his ass! His last quote on a LA radio station was, “The people of CA love me; they would never, ever recall me!” Guess again. This lockdown is to thwart the effort to recall Newsom. The people have 700,000 signatures and just got a judge to give them a 120-Day extension to gather the other 800,000 votes.

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    By

    Ed Ryan

    12/7/20

    Candidate Mayor LA, 2022

    The LAPD Command is now in “Con-Job” mode. LAPD Chief Moore and City
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    enriched from Pay to Play corruption in exchange for working to prevent LA voters
    from having the right to vote in charter reform that enlarges the LA’s City Council.
    Last summer, the LA Mayor and City Attorney would not even comment on the 70
    page complaint filed by Lawyers from WRAP, a social justice organizations. LAPD
    Crimebuster vigilante scandal’. Fact is the LAPD has control of the 15-member
    council because it is small clique of greedy elite politicians, easily controlled by being
    cut in on opportunities to corrupt enriched and/or blackmail. Enough to control via
    two ways. The LAPD has a long record of engaging in political corruption by finding
    or creating dirt on a politician, then blackmailing to gain lock-step support. Also, the
    LAPD has deep connection to the corrupt the LA FBI and as evidence will show,
    allows councilors, along with the Mayor Garcetti and City Attorney Feuer to engage
    in raw money making corruption. Witness the holding off FBI investigation regarding
    Garcetti taking a five hundred thousand dollar bribe from oligarch Rick Caruso in
    exchange for he and Feuer’s agreement release Caruso from having to build the
    amount of affordable housing that comptroller regs say should have been built in
    exchange for allowing Caruso to build a giant luxury project. Also Garcetti free to
    shake down and promote “Turf Terminator” where this city vendor was forced to
    make multiple max-out contribution through the fraud of using many family
    members to contribute.

    Candidate Mayor LA, 2022

    Yes, the FBI is in on preventing political organizing to install a 40 district LA City
    Council. Many of those who harassed and stalked, me after doing a Video, were
    connected to the LA FBI office in Santa Monica as vehicles that circled and stalked
    me were seen entering the FBI parking facility behind the Federal building. Also, the
    extensive hacking to my decade old email system was analysis and determine to be of
    government grade. FBI connection to the LA Sheriff Deputies white Supremist Tattoo
    scandal needs further investigation to confirm reports that FBI personnel to the
    tattooed white supremist of San Fernando Valley. The FBI found ample evidence of
    corruption when it raided the LA City Attorney’s Office last summer, but now we see
    Mike Feuer dirty hands and all entering the Mayors race as the favorite of the LA
    Times. Feuer was granted a pass by the FBI because of his years of hard, racist work.
    Feuer aggressively locked people of color away convicting with LAPD police reports
    containing falsified information. investigations of LAPD and LA elected officials we
    see bits and pieces nibbled at while we all know three LA government pay/play
    corruption is huge.

    (Congressman Jerry Nadler, Chair House Judicial committee is being asked to begin
    Congressional hearings regarding LA FBI choosing racism over justice

    Yes, the FBI is in on preventing political organizing to install
    a 40 district LA City Council.

    The people of LA are authentic, hardworking folks for the most part. They are a good
    people and a strong people, and they will fight as hard as they have to for political
    justice, and an end to blatant institutionalized racism in LA. I applaud all LA
    protestors for their tireless courage, including support from Antifa, who are
    American hero patriots. Now it is time for action by state officials because at the local
    level necessary change is sabotaged by the LAPD and LA FBI. Thus, now is the time
    for the 40 seat council to be put in place by statue via Governor Newsome and the
    California Assembly. Yes, that body has the plenary power to do that. Newsome needs
    to make this move now, to wait is to hate.

    I see this as the ‘Line in the sand” worthy of the brave LA protesters, should at the
    very least be gaining “representative democracy” in local government via LA City
    Council enlargement to 40 district seats will finally provide LA voters with the tool
    needed to end a long history of LA racist corruption. Bigots cannot rule in 20th
    century America. Their evil I diabolical and is destroying America, Anything less is an
    insult to democracy, justice and to all people of color in LA.

    Do we need any more lying political make-believe leaders at a time in history when
    the battle for fairness is being joined? Of course not. Please support my efforts to
    bring good government, free from corruption, to LA. Ed Ryan Mayor LA2022. Ed
    Ryan has a BA in Political Economics from UMASS, Amherst and a JD from
    California Western School of Law. Before Moving to LA Ryan was deeply involved
    with the Occupy Wall Street social justice movement. Before that Ryan worked as an
    Assistant District Attorney and was overwhelmingly elected to the Hampden County
    Charter Commission, serving as Chairman for the Two-year term. Thank You. Ed
    Ryan is a proud friend of Antifa LA. There thing is more legal, more loyal and more
    fun than the sick racist political organization of most present day LA elected officials.

    Title Card
    EdRyanMayorLA2022DemocracyNow
    LA Charter Reform Needed for Representative Democracy

    Both NYC and Chicago have city Councils with 40 and 50 members respectively, but not LA, Why?

    By

    Ed Ryan

    12/7/20

    Candidate Mayor LA, 2022

    The LAPD Command is now in “Con-Job” mode. LAPD Chief Moore and City Attorney Feuer LA City Attorney Violate the Constitutional Rights of One Million Los Angeles voters because they support vigilantes who stop advocates from politically organizing to put this issue on the ballot. denying their right to vote on type of local system. Notice that advocates, like me, who try to organize Ballot question charter reform are stopped. I was beaten and jailed. C:\Users\Ed\OneDrive\ (5) WIN 20191008 15 52 45 Pro ED RYAN VICTIM OF CRIMEBUSTER LAPD VIGILANTE POLITICAL ACTIVIST – YouTube files https://youtu.be/WfOn1BM5BHw

    The LAPD is wrongly involved in LA local politics ,thus, is no LA City Counsel oversight to stop LAPD racist tactics. The LA FBI allows LA local politicians to be enriched from Pay to Play corruption in exchange for working to prevent LA voters from having the right to vote in charter reform that enlarges the LA’s City Council. Last summer, the LA Mayor and City Attorney would not even comment on the 70 page complaint filed by Lawyers from WRAP, a social justice organizations. LAPD Crimebuster vigilante scandal’. Fact is the LAPD has control of the 15-member council because it is small clique of greedy elite politicians, easily controlled by being cut in on opportunities to corrupt enriched and/or blackmail. Enough to control via two ways. The LAPD has a long record of engaging in political corruption by finding or creating dirt on a politician, then blackmailing to gain lock-step support. Also, the LAPD has deep connection to the corrupt the LA FBI and as evidence will show, allows councilors, along with the Mayor Garcetti and City Attorney Feuer to engage in raw money making corruption. Witness the holding off FBI investigation regarding Garcetti taking a five hundred thousand dollar bribe from oligarch Rick Caruso in exchange for he and Feuer’s agreement release Caruso from having to build the amount of affordable housing that comptroller regs say should have been built in exchange for allowing Caruso to build a giant luxury project. Also Garcetti free to shake down and promote “Turf Terminator” where this city vendor was forced to make multiple max-out contribution through the fraud of using many family members to contribute.

    Text Card
    Candidate Mayor LA, 2022

    Text Card
    Yes, the FBI is in on preventing political organizing to install a 40 district LA City Council. Many of those who harassed and stalked, me after doing a Video, were connected to the LA FBI office in Santa Monica as vehicles that circled and stalked me were seen entering the FBI parking facility behind the Federal building. Also, the extensive hacking to my decade old email system was analysis and determine to be of government grade. FBI connection to the LA Sheriff Deputies white Supremist Tattoo scandal needs further investigation to confirm reports that FBI personnel to the tattooed white supremist of San Fernando Valley. The FBI found ample evidence of corruption when it raided the LA City Attorney’s Office last summer, but now we see Mike Feuer dirty hands and all entering the Mayors race as the favorite of the LA Times. Feuer was granted a pass by the FBI because of his years of hard, racist work. Feuer aggressively locked people of color away convicting with LAPD police reports containing falsified information. investigations of LAPD and LA elected officials we see bits and pieces nibbled at while we all know three LA government pay/play corruption is huge.

    (Congressman Jerry Nadler, Chair House Judicial committee is being asked to begin Congressional hearings regarding LA FBI choosing racism over justice

    Text Card
    Yes, the FBI is in on preventing political organizing to install a 40 district LA City Council.

    Text Card
    The people of LA are authentic, hardworking folks for the most part. They are a good people and a strong people, and they will fight as hard as they have to for political justice, and an end to blatant institutionalized racism in LA. I applaud all LA protestors for their tireless courage, including support from Antifa, who are American hero patriots. Now it is time for action by state officials because at the local level necessary change is sabotaged by the LAPD and LA FBI. Thus, now is the time for the 40 seat council to be put in place by statue via Governor Newsome and the California Assembly. Yes, that body has the plenary power to do that. Newsome needs to make this move now, to wait is to hate.

    I see this as the ‘Line in the sand” worthy of the brave LA protesters, should at the very least be gaining “representative democracy” in local government via LA City Council enlargement to 40 district seats will finally provide LA voters with the tool needed to end a long history of LA racist corruption. Bigots cannot rule in 20th century America. Their evil I diabolical and is destroying America, Anything less is an insult to democracy, justice and to all people of color in LA.

    Do we need any more lying political make-believe leaders at a time in history when the battle for fairness is being joined? Of course not. Please support my efforts to bring good government, free from corruption, to LA. Ed Ryan Mayor LA2022. Ed Ryan has a BA in Political Economics from UMASS, Amherst and a JD from California Western School of Law. Before Moving to LA Ryan was deeply involved with the Occupy Wall Street social justice movement. Before that Ryan worked as an Assistant District Attorney and was overwhelmingly elected to the Hampden County Charter Commission, serving as Chairman for the Two-year term. Thank You. Ed Ryan is a proud friend of Antifa LA. There thing is more legal, more loyal and more fun than the sick racist political organization of most present day LA elected officials.

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