Ventura Mayor Vows To Shut Beaches If The Get Overcrowded – No Parking Allowed Near The Strand

Written by on April 23, 2020

Ventura County beaches are open … and the high temperatures today will hit 90.

But not all the beaches … and parking lots are closed.

No parking on PCH.

And the state beaches near Point Mugu are closed by California State Parks.

In Ventura … mayor Matt Levere says this is an experiment … and issued this plea.


“Please remember you have to still comply with social distancing rules if over usage or new COVID-19 numbers justify it … we will have to close the parks if that’s the prudent course of action.”

As we’ve said .. Malibu is bringing in extra deputies this weekend to make sure overflow crowds from L A don’t venture back into Malibu … once they discover that there is no parking for beach access at the supposedly open beaches up the coast.


Ten nurses at Providence Saint John’s Health Center who were suspended for refusing to treat patients with COVID-19 without N95 respirator masks will return to work.

But the nurses have disciplinary reports on their records … and the nurses ant those black marks removed.

Hospital officials announced the rehiring Tuesday … according to the Santa Monica Lookout newspaper.

The nurses were placed on paid administrative leave last week.

The hospital suspended said they had been issued personal protective equipment consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

They nurses said they refused to treat patients after doctors “agreed the surgical masks provided by the hospital did not provide adequate protection” … according to the California Nurses Association.

The California Nurses Association and National Nurses United said Saint John’s filed written warnings in the nurses’ employment records, and they asked that the disciplinary letters be rescinded.

The union also wants the hospital to inform nurses of their inventory of PPE, include nurses on the hospital’s COVID-19 pandemic task force and provide hotel vouchers for nurses “who don’t want to infect their family members.”

This story is based on reporiting in the Santa Monica Lookout newspaper.

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