Malibu Pier Locked Down, City Donates Thousands Of N-95 Masks To Doctors, Nurses, Tellers
Written by 991KBU on March 25, 2020
One of the last public recreation spaces in Malibu is closed.
The Malibu Pier is locked as of today.
That includes the shops and restaurants on it.
The parking lot had already been restricted …. 50 percent open … now it is 100 percent chained off.
The city lobbied hard to close the facility … the residents demanded it.
The city directed residents to send e mails to Richard Bloom … our state assemblyman … and state senator Henry Stern.
And those offices were deluged with messages … the message received … the parks closed by the state.
Mayor Karen Farrer says “crowding on beaches and trails or anywhere right now is not acceptable…”
Malibu City Manager Reva Feldman coordinated with California State Parks to have the Malibu Pier closed.
Feldman also coordinated with state and county officials to close Malibu area beach parking lots.
“Coordinated” is a polite term put out by the city in a press releases.
Malibu was demanding the closures.
The City of Malibu has raided its fire supply trailers … and donated thousands of N-95 masks to local medical care providers.
At local clinics … as well as Saint Johns Hospital, UCLA Medical Center and Los Robles Regional Medical Center over the hill.
Thousands of N-95 masks have been given to medical workers.
Bank tellers in Malibu were also given the masks.
Many work in teller desks that do not have plexiglass windows.
Federal law requires banks to remain open.
Supermarkets may soon look very different.
Ralphs … and the parent company of Pavilions … are making a move to protect its workers from the coronavirus.
Ralphs said yesterday it will install plexiglass barriers to separate shoppers from cashiers.
The supermarket said the two-week installation process begins this week with partitions added to every checkout line and pharmacy and Starbucks counters.