What’s Happening This Week: March 30, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

Bring the zoo to you

Zoos all over the country are livestreaming everything from beluga whales to leafcutter ants. Start with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s hypnotic jellyfish and their blissful background music.

Tailor your takeout to what’s happening

When you can’t decide what or where to order, it’s easy to hit the same place every time. Change it up by pairing the situation with the ideal food choice. Here’s how it works. (P.S.: there’s a handy “Jump To” list at the end.)

Gather your buds for board games online 

Missing family Monopoly nights or challenging chess jousts? Fear not – most of your faves can be played virtually. Don’t see yours here? Try tracking it down with a Google search.

Time to take up coloring again

If you haven’t tried coloring since fourth grade, you’re missing the soothing therapy of adult coloring books. These free examples from top libraries and museums are especially artistic.

San Francisco Bay Area

Wife goes on 

Pandemic or no, one Oakland couple bravely went forward with their wedding plans, getting married online while sheltering in place. Said newlywed bride Christie Goshe: “We were really excited to marry each other and we needed a win. Everyone at this point needs a win.”

The gift that keeps on giving

For some restauranteurs, it just hasn’t been feasible to switch to to-go/delivery only service during the shutdown. But you can still help your favorite food spot weather this difficult time by purchasing a gift certificate for use when they reopen. Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger created a website specifically for that purpose for the Bay Area’s quarantined restaurants.

Lend a helping elbow 

Have some unexpected spare time on your hands? Here’s a handy guide to how you can help out your community during the time of Coronavirus. Beats playing solitaire. 

Renters rest easy—for now

The good news: You won’t be evicted right away for not paying rent. The bad news: You still eventually have to pay that rent—and you could be evicted later. Curbed digs into the fine print of San Francisco’s rent relief program recently instituted in response the Covid-19 outbreak.

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