Meet Angela Marsden, owner of the Pineapple Hill Grill & Saloon in Sherman Oaks.
Angela is the voice and face of a frustrating movement of California restaurant owners fighting back against outdoor dining restrictions.
The public is fed up with double standards for the people in power and rest of us.
John & Ken will talk to Angela at 3pm today.
Angela spoke to Fox News:
“This closure is going to devastate L.A.,” Marsden told host Neil Cavuto, pointing to the “huge homeless problem” in the city and the fact that suicides are on the rise during the pandemic.
“Every life matters and we don’t want people sick and we don’t want anybody to die,” Marsden went on to say, stressing that people will die from depression, suicide and poverty “if somebody doesn’t do something.”
On Friday, Marsden was also fighting back tears as she claimed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had shut down the outdoor patio at her business -- while letting a Hollywood movie crew set up an outdoor dining area just a short distance away.
The shutdown at the Pineapple Hill Grill & Saloon came amid a county-ordered ban on outdoor dining, a mayor-issued stay-at-home order – and the state-level plans for business shutdowns.
Marsden appears in a video in which she explains her situation – while walking over to the television crew’s setup of tents, tables and chairs to illustrate just how close it is to her business.
“Look at this. Tell me that this is dangerous,” she says in the video, pointing to her own patio, “but right next to me, as a slap in my face, that’s safe. This is safe? Fifteen feet away?
Take a look at the video below and make sure to listen to John & Ken talk to Angela.