STATE OF EMERGENCY | LA COUNTY UPDATE

At the direction of Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and until further notification, a county-wide curfew was imposed.

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EXTENDED the Countywide curfew for all @CountyofLA in response to civil disturbances. It is effective today, 06-01-2020, starting at 6:00 PM, till 6:00 AM 06-02-2020.


 

Sheriff Villanueva Orders County-Wide Curfew for Los Angeles County

In the midst of national chaos, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the existence of a local emergency: Civil unrest. The effects of public calamity caused disaster and extreme peril to the safety of people and property. Because of the dangers which often occur under cover of darkness and the difficulty to preserve public safety during these hours, a curfew was ordered, as allowed by Government Code Section 8634, and signed by Chair Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

At the direction of Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and until further notification, a county-wide curfew was imposed. Effective as of 6:00 P.M., Sunday, May 31, 2020, until Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6:00 A.M., all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County shall adhere to staying off public streets, avenues, boulevards, places, walkways, alleys, parks or any public areas or unimproved private realty within Los Angeles County, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following day. The county may renew, amend or extend this order, in accordance with California Government Code section 8634 and County Code section 2.68.150.

This order does not apply to peace officers, fire fighters, and National Guard or other military personnel deployed to the area, individuals traveling to and from work, people experiencing homelessness and without access to a viable shelter, and individuals seeking medical treatment.

In the event the county curfew is more stringent than a resident’s local curfew order, the county curfew will supersede it. In other words, if a resident’s local curfew order is 8:00 P.M., the 6:00 P.M. county curfew supersedes it; if the local order is 4:00 P.M., the local order still stands.

Any violation of the order is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both, as provided by LACC section 2.68.320 or any applicable state or municipal law.

EXTENDED the Countywide curfew for all @CountyofLA in response to civil disturbances. It is effective today, 06-01-2020, starting at 6:00 PM, till 6:00 AM 06-02-2020.

SOUTH PASADENA INFORMATION:

LA County has extended the countywide curfew for all unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County which includes all South Pasadena residents and businesses.
The order is in effect tonight June 1st at 6:00 p.m, through 6:00 a.m, tomorrow morning, June 2nd.
No persons shall travel or be upon public streets, avenues, alleys, parks, ways or any other public place in the County of Los Angeles for the duration of this curfew. The following are exempt:
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Firefighting personnel
  • Emergency health care providers
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Civilians engaged in police or emergency work
  • Individuals seeking emergency care
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness who are sheltering in place
  • Individuals travelling to and from their place of employment, and
  • Representatives of the media
Read the curfew order here.
Click here to read the State of Emergency proclamation.

PASADENA INFORMATION:

City Officials Will Impose 6 p.m. Curfew

 

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. “But it’s becoming impossible to conclude that we have more people in positions of authority who have no idea what they’re doing at all.”

    Sorry, I meant to say: But it’s becoming impossible to avoid concluding that we have more people in positions of authority who have no idea what they’re doing at all.

  2. The emerging pattern is that governments that can’t design and implement targeted interventions instead throw a bunch of extreme measures at the wall and hope they stick.

    We had significant illness and death in our one nursing home, so we all had to go inside and hide for three months, and the city shrouded the playgrounds in yellow warning tape.

    Now we have authorities who can’t get control of looting, so their solution is to lock everyone in their homes, night after night.

    The solution to the coronavirus was to lock everybody inside their homes indefinitely. The solution to riots and looting is to lock everybody inside their homes indefinitely. These are the gestures of people who are lost.

    This doesn’t mean that we have universal failure. Note that the South Pasadena Police Department succeeded at preserving peace and order without a local curfew, and even explicitly announced on their social media accounts — before being preempted by the county — that they didn’t intend to implement one. We have people who know what they’re doing. But it’s becoming impossible to conclude that we have more people in positions of authority who have no idea what they’re doing at all.

    Anyway, the solution to all known human problems is to force everyone to hide inside their houses forever. Let’s all stay indoors until nothing bad ever happens anymore!