Many planning smaller Easter celebration

Passover and Easter in 2020 taking on a much different tone. Large family and religious outings replaced by simple gatherings at home. 

“Normally we have about 25-30 people but this year we’re down to about 5 or 6 people,” said Malanna Marioneaux from Inglewood.

At Honey Baked Ham in Glendale, people lined up to buy their favorite holiday foods.

“We got a ham some sides, a cheesecake the goods to keep us full for the weekend,” said Brittanie Coleman.

She is originally from Michigan and won’t get to spend Easter with her extended family this year due to the pandemic.

Mayor Garcetti speaking to Angelenos on Good Friday urging people to stay home. Los Angeles has closed all city parks for Easter Sunday. Glendale also following suit with park closures on both Saturday and Sunday.

And in the city of Santa Ana, police cracking down on street cruising.

“Easter Sunday is the start of our cruising season,” said Corporal Anthony Bertagna with Santa Ana Police. 

But not this year. Police are beefing up patrols and warning drivers and street racers to stay home. 

We are going to be out in full force this weekend we are going to have 85 officers were closing Bristol Street and Main Street which are traditionally the two streets that people not only cruise but they congregate,” said Bertangna. 

Those caught street racing or cruising in Santa Ana will be cited. Meanwhile, all city parks here in Los Angeles will close Saturday at midnight and Reopen Monday morning.