BREAKING: Sheriff Villanueva Announces End to Curfews in LA County

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
Sheriff Villanueva announces the end of curfews in Los Angeles County. 

"Based upon current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will no longer enforce a curfew. Other jurisdictions are free to make their own decisions," Villanueva wrote in a statement. 

#BREAKING No more #curfew in #LosAngeles County. @KNX1070 @Radiodotcom https://t.co/MzgNIIFrWM

— Vicky Moore (@VickyMooreNews) June 4, 2020

Wednesday, LA County said in a press release "Tonight’s curfew will start later than the curfew in previous nights as the County assesses public safety needs on a daily basis." This is the fourth night of curfews in LA County.

After initial confusion due to LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's tweeting that law enforcement would enforce the curfew beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, LA County released a statement on Twitter saying "Law enforcement departments can begin enforcing it at their discretion."

The curfew for all of Los Angeles County starts at 9 PM. Law enforcement departments can begin enforcing it at their discretion. Cities may also implement and enforce stricter curfews. Please check with your city to determine if an earlier curfew is in place. pic.twitter.com/fx3PT7cxhG

— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) June 3, 2020

There are some closures of COVID-19 testing sites today.

“We are committed to ensuring that our testing sites are safe for both patients and staff,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.  “Testing remains a priority as we continue to fight the spread of coronavirus in LA County.”

Protests have been happening across LA County in response to the police killing of George Floyd who died at the hands of a white Minneapolis officer last week. Protests, anger and sadness over police injustice and brutality have spread in major cities across the country in the last week. Other cities like Beverly Hills and Santa Monica have their own curfews in place.

The following LA County testing sites are closed today, June 3

South Bay Galleria - 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278

The following LA County testing sites are on modified hours today, June 3

Closing at 11:00 am 

Bellflower City Hall - 16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower, CA 90706

Closing at 2:30 pm

Charles R. Drew University Campus - 1731 E 120th St. Los Angeles, CA 90059

Closing at 4:00 pm

Hawthorne Memorial Center - Betty Ainsworth Sports Center - 3851 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Closing at 5:00pm

California State University, Los Angeles - 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

ChapCare Pasadena - 1595 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104

ChapCare Vacco Health Center - 10408 Vacco Street, Suite A, South El Monte CA 91733

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - 1000 West Carson Street, Bldg N26., Torrance, CA 90502

Los Angeles County - Crenshaw Area Office - 3606 West Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

Santa Monica College - 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

West Jordan High School - 171 W. Bort St. Long Beach, CA 90805

LA Countywide curfew is in effect today June 2 at 6PM to June 3 at 6AM. Curfew does not apply to persons voting in today’s Special Elections in @cityofcommerce & @ElRanchoSchools in Pico Rivera. Some cities may set stricter curfews. Visit https://t.co/p46PbDhrCO for more info. pic.twitter.com/9IlRV7HsNT

— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) June 2, 2020

Los Angeles County health officials expressed their concern Monday about the risk of COVID-19 infection that protestors could face as they gather in such close proximity.  The unrest around LA County has forced the closure of some sites. There is also a state of emergency declared in the county.

Meanwhile, in the city of LA only the Dodgers stadium testing site remains open. 

The following LA County testing sites are closed today, June 2nd 

AltaMed Medical and Dental Group - 972 Goodrich Blvd., Commerce, CA 90022

AltaMed Medical and Dental Group - 8627 Atlantic Ave., South Gate, CA 90280

AltaMed Medical and Dental Group - Sunset Ave., West Covina, CA 91790

South Bay Galleria - 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278

The following LA County testing sites are on modified hours today, June 2nd

Closing at 2:30 p.m.

Charles R. Drew University Campus - 1731 E 120th St. Los Angeles, CA 90059

Closing at 5:00 p.m.

California State University, Los Angeles - 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

ChapCare Pasadena - 1595 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104

ChapCare Vacco Health Center - 10408 Vacco Street, Suite A, South El Monte CA 91733

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - 1000 West Carson Street, Bldg N26., Torrance, CA 90502

Hawthorne Memorial Center - Betty Ainsworth Sports Center - 3851 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Los Angeles County - Crenshaw Area Office - 3606 West Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

Santa Monica College - 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

West Jordan High School - 171 W. Bort St. Long Beach, CA 90805

On Monday, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the LA County Board of Supervisors Kathryn Barger extended the countywide curfew for the whole county.

.@LacoSheriff Alex Villanueva, & The Chair of @LACountyBOS, @kathrynbarger, have EXTENDED the Countywide curfew for all @CountyofLA in response to civil disturbances. It is effective today, 06-01-2020, starting at 6:00 PM, till 6:00 AM 06-02-2020. Visit https://t.co/SbCqaEwROE pic.twitter.com/FBtOfTBcH8

— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) June 1, 2020

The curfew will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning - similar to the City of LA curfew announced Monday by Eric Garcetti.

It's in response to civil disturbances from looting happening across cities in LA County and SoCal. Numerous arrests have been made across cities in the aftermath of the looting of retail and other businesses.

LA County also gave more details on other cities and their curfews Monday afternoon: The following cities have implemented stricter curfews that began earlier today:

Beverly Hills-  1:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Burbank- 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Culver City- 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Glendale- 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Long Beach- 1:00 p.m. (in the business district) 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (citywide)

Santa Monica- 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

West Hollywood- 4:00 p.m. and ending at sunrise

Curfew TODAY: Citywide and Business districts at 1PM through 6/2 at 5:30AM. Call Hotline for more info 310-550-4680. https://t.co/JduXls4iTG

— CityofBeverlyHills (@CityofBevHills) June 1, 2020

In an effort to be prepared and not panicked, and to allow for peaceful protests and ensuring everyone's safety, Burbank has issued an Order establishing a curfew for tonight, Monday June 1, from 5:00PM to 6:00AM. Read the press release: https://t.co/RGFwZDXGK9 pic.twitter.com/tpKV884cMe

— City of Burbank (@BurbankCA) June 1, 2020

Updated curfew info for today, June 1, 2020 effective at 1:30 p.m. citywide through 5:30 a.m., June 2. The safety of #SantaMonica is our top priority. We thank our community for staying home last night and ask everyone to abide by today's curfew orders. https://t.co/20bbT5blHU pic.twitter.com/fHpn2oDhRS

— City of Santa Monica (@santamonicacity) June 1, 2020

⚠️ The City of #WestHollywood curfew is now in effect. ⚠️Please stay indoors & be safer at home. We encourage community members to follow @wehocity on social media & turn on notifications for up-to-date info.For updates via text message, text your ZIP code to 888-777. #weho pic.twitter.com/cuyZqwWV7Y

— City of West Hollywood (@WeHoCity) June 1, 2020

A state of emergency was declared Sunday in LA County by Supervisor Kathryn Barger. On Sunday Supervisor Janice Hahn announced the LA County curfew begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and lasts through 6 a.m. Monday.

Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger has proclaimed a state of emergency in Los Angeles County to address widespread unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Read the full proclamation ➡️https://t.co/8jSuk3y0pe pic.twitter.com/wrs7EZSRBm

— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) May 31, 2020

A countywide curfew will be in place in place, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting through 6 a.m. @CountyofLA residents should remain in their homes and only go out to seek medical care or go to an essential job.

— Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) May 31, 2020

Meanwhile, the National Guard was called to Los Angeles Sunday to help with the unrest.