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CORONAVIRUS IN CALIFORNIA; A population hungry for hope; County lifts its outdoor dining ban, with some new rules

Jan 30, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

For the first time in more than two months, cooped-up Angelenos can now grab a bite to eat at one of the region's restaurants -- and stay awhile to savor it.

Los Angeles County officially lifted its ban on outdoor dining Friday, removing the proverbial padlock from restaurant patios following a lengthy public health closure.

The move represents not just a desperately needed boost for the county's hospitality industry -- which has been pummeled for months by closures and restrictions ...