A.M. Brief: Disneyland Will Reopen on April 30

March 17, 2021 by Brian Champlin
Disneyland Adventure Park
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Disneyland has a firm reopen date. A Burbank restaurant faces fallout from defying public health orders. Speed cameras might be in our near future. It’s another Wednesday in Los Angeles. This is your news brief. Take it!

Morning News Rundown

Big theme park news: Disneyland Resort and Disneyland California Adventure will reopen to the public on April 30 with limited capacity and mask-wearing enforced, in accordance with public health guidelines. The reopening comes more than a year after both parks closed due to the pandemic. [NBC Los Angeles]


A state assembly member has introduced a bill directing the state’s transportation agency to create guidelines for speed camera pilot programs. With the guidelines in place, the state would delegate the implementation of the speed cameras to city and municipal transit agencies. [LAist]

Think people aren’t excited to be going out again? The audience at a Monday night screening of Nomadland at the AMC Century City erupted in applause when a message preceding the film appeared onscreen: “Welcome Back to the Movies.” Under the current red tier guidelines, movie theaters are now allowed to reopen at 25% capacity. [Hollywood Reporter]

After refusing to cease operations even in the wake of a power shutoff, Burbank restaurant Tinhorn Flats now faces padlocked doors from city officials, per a new court ruling. The restaurant’s health permits had previously been suspended in December after it openly defied public health orders. [My Burbank]

A rally this past Saturday in support of recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom ended in a brawl between participants and counter-protestors. The LAPD deployed pepper spray to break up the fight, and three people were arrested. [ABC 7]

L.A.’s rapidly declining COVID-19 numbers mean that the county could move to an even less restrictive tier of reopening by April 5. In order to move to the Orange Tier, the county would need positivity rates between 2% and 4.9% and adjusted case rates per 100,000 residents between 1 and 3.9. The latest adjusted case rate is 4.1 per 100,000. [LB Post]