Scenes From a Pandemic: Part 7

Alive! continues its documentation of City employees as they take a multitude of measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and keep LA safe. (The first part was in our April 2020 issue.) Here are entries from the Club and the City Twitter feeds about City Employees and Club Members at work during this trying time.

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City Council/Joe Buscaino

“Today we cut the ribbon on the #Wilmington Town Square Park! Thank you to Marathon for funding the renovations, @LADIorg, #Wilmington Steering Committee and Wells Fargo for making this park a reality! Once we can gather safely again, this park will become an epicenter for events!”

— Aug. 21

Public Works/Sanitation

“SAFE Centers are open this holiday weekend! If you have electronic waste, or any household hazardous waste you’d like to get rid of, bring it to a local SAFE Center this Saturday or Sunday.”

— Sept. 3


“Our crews have been working 16-hr shifts since Saturday restoring power. Their work often is done in tight, extremely hot underground spaces to make complex repairs to high voltage equipment. They won’t stop until all affected customers have their power back. #LAHeat @LACity”

— Sept. 7


“Today at 11 a.m.: Don’t miss your chance for some virtual herping with our Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians & Fish Ian Recchio (right). Registration is required for this free webinar, and spaces are still available.”

— Sept. 6

Public Works/Street Services

“Today our StreetsLA crews are installing 77 official ballot drop boxes across Los Angeles. This one is in front of the Los Angeles Baldwin Hills library in #cd10 @HerbJWesson @GMsTREEtsLA1H2O @MayorOfLA”

— Sept. 4

Public Works/Street Services

“So proud of @BSSLosAngeles enhancing the quality of life for all. @BSSLosAngeles installed permanent hand washing stations and hydration station in Skid Row and North Hollywood. #SafetyFirst @LACityDPW”

— July 31


“Assembly of LAX’s Automated People Mover train cars has commenced! In all, 44 Bombardier Innovia 300 cars will be built for the new system, which opens in 2023.”

— Sept. 8

Port Police

“Port Police Officers Chris Fischer, William East and Michael Glimpse working alongside FBI, LACoFD and LASD partners on the Bobcat Fire. Officers are responsible for drone detection and deterrence. #laportpd #dronedetectionsystem #dronedeterrence #interaangencycollaboration #fbI #lacofd #lasheriffs”

— Sept. 9