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Many Americans probably had not heard of so-called “wet markets” until recently, when a theory began to circulate that the corona virus began at such a plant in China. And now, reports Yingjie Wang, maybe the city council turn off those operating within LA
There are only a few dozen such markets in the city, where they largely function as slaughterhouses and slaughter animals such as chickens and ducks on site. No known foodborne illnesses have come from LA̵
“This is my job, and I don’t want to lose it,” Merare Nataneal, a butcher at LA Fresh Poultry, told Yingjie. “It is an inconvenient position to know that they may want to close this type of business.”
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The last 24 hours in LA
Money matters: Richer, whiter areas in LA County got far more Paycheck Protection Program loans than lower income areas where the inhabitants are mainly Latino or Black. LA County’s sanitation department is offers discounts for some companies that have been closed during coronavirus shutdown. LA Assemblyman Miguel Santiago has authored a bill that would create a state bank.
LA’s “Wet Markets”: Live Animal Markets (aka “wet markets“) Fulfills a need for thousands of residents, but some LA officials want to ban them.
Pending cases: The LA Sheriff’s Department says it has arrived Robert Fuller hung himself in Palmdale. The attorney for the sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed Andrés Guardado says it was “self-defense“.
Coronavirus Ingenuity: In Orange County, a community clinic serving Korean immigrants took an Asian idea for COVID-19 testing and made it their own: a test contact without contact. LA County has made a commitment to an ambitious recovery plan for COVID-19 with the goal of quickly finding homes for 15,000 people experiencing homelessness.
Shelter And Air: More than half of California’s mobile parks were not inspected by the state at all between 2010 and 2019, according to a new audit. All of the illegal fireworks from July 4th have given LA worst air quality in a decade.
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Abdel Salam Elhawary works with the register at LA Fresh Poultry, his market as butcher animals on site, near Virgil Village.
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