Darryl Mapp, left, and his longtime friend, Joe Cardinal, right, perform with a baby grand piano, guitar, bass and drums on their stage, the back of a 1978 Datsun pickup in Seal Beach. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)
Let's hope not. But the lives of everybody in the state of California and across the globe have changed.
So has the landscape. Crowded freeways, busy shopping centers and packed restaurants have been replaced by empty streets, boarded-up stores and more dogs going on walks than ever before.
Following are some of the unusual scenes across the Southland in the age of the coronavirus outbreak.
This neighborhood gallery will be updated daily. Armando Mendoza, 53, of Anaheim, celebrates with all his health-care professionals and his family after spending 45 days at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. Mendoza was the hospital's second-ever COVID-19 patient. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times) Majid Bradshaw, 33, makes his way down a walkway on a hot afternoon in Santa Monica. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) A beachgoer walks along the shoreline in Long Beach. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times) View of Mesquite Dunes, shutdown due to coronavirus at a closed Death Valley National Park, May 6, 2020. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times) Caroline Kousidonis, 52, of Venice, wears a protective mask while walking past a mural on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice. She is a producer for television commercials and said that her work has been reduced by over 90% because of the coronavirus. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times) Lee Bloom, 39, of Los Angeles and his son Evan, 7 wear protective masks against the coronavirus during a visit to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times) Django, wearing a collar after a surgery, spent time looking for lizards while his "dad," Jared Talla, relaxed on a grassy patch near the Silver Lake Recreation Center in Los Angeles. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times) Jesus Duenas of Riverside practices his slack lining while his brother Alfred Duenas, left, does strength exercises amongst the seclusion of palm trees in Fairmount Park during the coronavirus pandemic n Riverside. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times) A couple of characters from the LAX Aquarium and an employee at the Westin Los Angeles Airport watch a car caravan protest on Century Boulevard. The protesters were demanding healthcare coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times) Steve Christopher, right, reads a book in the shade of the pier as a beach-goer does flips across the beach on the last day of open beaches in Orange County. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times) Booka Bickar, 59, makes noise with a plastic horn outside a friend's apartment on Lucile Ave. in Silver Lake, drawing attention to thank essential workers and all the people on the front lines against the coronavirus. Every night for about 5 minutes, starting at 8pm sharp, he and other people on the block and the surrounding area make noise thanking workers. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times) Marc Milkin, 62, of Silver Lake, uses a ladle and vegetable steamer to make noise as his partner Laura Almo, 54, uses her hand against a pot cover to do the same, thanking essential workers. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times) A woman walks past a storefront church on Vermont Avenue. L.A. area churches have been closed since late March to help prevent the spread of cornonavirus. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times) Los Angeles Police Officer Nick Ferara, center, with Officer Dan Brown, right, gives Victoria Taboada a game for her 3-year-old daughter in San Pedro. (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times) A soccer game at Albion Riverside Park in Lincoln Heights. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) Shuttered storefronts and protective masks for sale in the Garment District in Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Kim Lockett, 61, who is homeless on skid row in downtown Los Angeles, talks with Jenna Kennedy, a clinician from the People Concern. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) A motorist's statement in Newport Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) UC Irvine Medical Center health care workers bang on the windows in a return of gratitude as they watch about 25 Orange County first responders parade by. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times) A man walks past a gas station in Long Beach. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) The Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) A man relaxes next to caution tape at Griffith Observatory. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) Lt. Col. Sam Sachs, a World War II veteran, celebrates his 105th birthday with well-wishers at an assisted living facility in Lakewood. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) An empty 110 and 105 freeway interchange. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) Downtown L.A. shines in the setting sun looking east from MacArthur Park. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) Nurse anesthetist Nilu Patel quietly stands with fellow nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center for an hourlong candlelight vigil at their shift change. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) Patton Soole, 5, left, shares a friendly race with L..A County Sheriff's Deputy Bridget Adams at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) John and Jamie Garcia of La Habra toast to Jamie's birthday with a scenic view from the Beachcomber Inn. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Twin sisters Britta, left, and Haley Cameron and their dog Kiki get some sun in Redondo Beach. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Heading to Capistrano Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Denise Martinez of Costa Mesa prays in front of the closed Huntington Beach Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Russel and Kathleen Sion of Torrance, both 29, celebrate their marriage in Anaheim. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) A mural on Melrose Avenue. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) An oil tanker off the coast of Long Beach. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) Francisco Lorenzo prays in front of the closed doors of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in downtown Los Angeles. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) A Starbucks employee in Covina writes inspiring messages on the store window during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) A dinosaur seems to lurk over a jogger in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) Beachgoers enjoy the sun and sand along the boardwalk in Venice Beach. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Alvarado Street in the Westlake area of Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Johnny Guerrero sells flowers at Novarose by Hilda, his parents' shop on San Pedro Street in downtown L.A. Guerrero says while the other flower shops are closed, they stay open in hopes of more sales. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) A blood drive at USC. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) The marquee of Landmark's Nuart Theatre. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) A man stands on a balcony of an apartment building on Union Avenue in the Westlake area of Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) People walk past a mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Westlake area of Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Alisun Franson sells face masks from a stand in front of her business Amiga Wild in Venice. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Michelle Buben hands a sign to Peyton Buss celebrating his 8th birthday as fellow team members from his 2019 Conejo Valley Little League All-Star Baseball Team drive by his home in Thousand Oaks. "This is the best birthday party I've ever had!" Peyton said. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) A restaurant worker completes a takeout order for a customer at a taco stand along Redondo Beach Boulevard in Hermosa Beach. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Dusk settles on downtown Los Angeles and the snow-capped Mt. Baldy. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.) Truck traffic is light on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) A man walks past a shuttered car wash along Manchester Avenue in South L.A., where the sign serves as a reminder for what to do during the coronavirus pandemic. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Ebay Williams, right, with the H.E.L.P.E.R. Foundation, gives a youngster and her family groceries at a low income government building in the Oakwood neighborhood in Venice. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) L.A. band Sure Sure, whose tour was canceled due to coronavirus, are instead "touring" the different rooms of the home all four members live in, selling virtual tickets and livestreaming stripped-down concerts on successive nights. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) In a quiet cul-de-sac on Emerson Street, neighbors gather to sing "Amazing Grace" on Easter during the coronavirus pandemic on April 12, 2020 in Riverside, California. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times) A customer makes his way out of the Coffee Bean on Hollywood Blvd at Orange Dr. with a take out order. A sign taped to the front door informs customers that they won't be served unless they wear protective face covering before entering. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times) Ansar "Stan" Muhammad, center, executive director of H.E.L.P.E.R. Foundation, delivers food through a fence to the needy in the Oaklwood Neighborhood of Venice on April 9, 2020. Members with H.E.L.P.E.R. Foundation deliver food and groceries to the needy, those who have lost their jobs and seniors who are sheltering in place in the neighborhood due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) The shadow of a statue of Magic Johnson, left, and a statue of Kareem Abdul Jabbar are frozen in time at Staples Center, where the lights are off and events have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Rush hour on the 110 Freeway doesn't look like it normally does, viewed from a bridge in Elysian Park on April 10. As the Southland enters the Easter holiday weekend, Los Angeles County health officials warned the region needs to increase social distancing to slow the coronavirus spread. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) Aerial views of the Venice Beach skatepark where a handful of skaters defy the City's closure order. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times) Pascacio DaVinci, 65, uses two campers as housing and storage for his artwork. He has been a street vendor in South L.A. for more than 20 years, and is fatalistic about the coronavirus pandemic. "If it's my time to die, it's my time to die," he said. "Mask or no mask, it won't matter." (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Anthony Calderon, 22, of Echo Park, David Escalante, 19, of Koreatown, Yun Park, 21, of Koreatown, and Antoine Montero, 19, of Los Feliz, eat food from Guisados on the trunk of a car in the Elysian Park neighborhood April 10 in Los Angeles. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) Stephanie Reyes, 16, sells masks to a traveler on the 3000 block of West Century Boulevard in Inglewood. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Wanda DeSelle, 76, died of COVID-19 on April 3 in Madera, Calif., where she worked in a medical office. Her family and friends had to attend her funeral from a distance. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) Hippie Kitchen in Los Angeles hands out food, water and toiletries to homeless people and residents of skid row. Masks were also offered to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) Groceries donated by Sadie Chen, left, receive a blessing at the Dhammakaya Temple-Peace Point Meditation Center in Azusa on Wednesday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) A patient is moved from the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riverside County, which has seen dozens of COVID-19 infections. Many staff members failed to show up for work two days in a row. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) Los Angeles police stop people from using the skate park at Venice Beach. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) Alexander Martinez watches the sunset from the 1st Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) A mural on Broadway in South Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Billy Gross and girlfriend Kristina Sorensen check out a new mural with a timely suggestion on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) Tien Vu and Dan Mancini, both 30, take part in a demonstration in Boyle Heights on Wednesday calling for rent forgiveness for the month of April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) Justice Allah cleans up at Harun Coffee on Degnan Boulevard in South Los Angeles. Harun Coffee has paused food and coffee sales and is selling cloth masks lined with coffee filters. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Passengers wear masks on a Metro train in downtown Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) Aspiring break dancer Bobby Estrada practices along Los Angeles Street in downtown Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) Robert Hennie, 51, an independent filmmaker, sets up a makeshift gym in the closed-off children's playground at De Portola Park in Torrance on Thursday. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) A man dressed as Superman advertises face masks along Washington Boulevard in Marina del Rey on Saturday. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) Signs of encouragement and praise for healthcare workers battling the coronavirus dot the route to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks on March 31. Trevor Quirk, a Ventura attorney who had run for office, made them with leftover campaign signs and the "help of a few good friends." (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) Grace Carter, 15, of Riverside practices a dance routine at home after her dance classes and school were canceled. She had to use the Zoom app on her iPhone to practice with her dance group. "It's hard. My bedroom is a smaller space. I miss all my friends at the studio," Carter said. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) Young friends play a spirited game of basketball in Azusa despite posted warnings about the coronavirus. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) A man in a Metro tunnel in downtown Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) Pedro Bermudez offers cleaning supplies and toilet paper for sale in Boyle Heights. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) Sebastian Bachman, with his dog, Chuck Norris, passes time March 25 by playing ukulele in Claremont's Larkin Park. Bachman, on spring break from school in Portland, Ore., is stuck at home here because of the coronavirus outbreak. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Margaret Jones, center, waves from her room at an assisted living facility in Redondo Beach as she celebrates her 91st birthday. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) The Stowe family in Riverside dresses in role-reversal prom attire after a nephew's prom was canceled because of the coronavirus. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) Nilou Zonozi walks her French bulldogs, Ruby, left, and Hansel at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) A child plays in the Golden Hills neighborhood of Redondo Beach. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Dylan Orland, 14, fields ground balls hit by his dad, Michael, at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Park in Sherman Oaks. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Gary St. Germain plays guitar at dusk in front of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in North Hollywood. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Father Joe O'Neill livestreams Palm Sunday Mass at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. While the church remains closed, O'Neill says it has more than 10,000 visitors online. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times) A healthcare worker tends to a patient at a drive-through coronavirus testing site at the Westminster Mall in Westminster. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) A nearly empty street in downtown Los Angeles. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Dusk falls in a deserted downtown Los Angeles. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Gary Lindley, 68, who is homeless, lies on a cot at a Long Beach shelter. "I'd like to get back on my feet, to get off these streets for good," Lindley said. The shelter opened Thursday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) Beaches were ordered closed in Long Beach to prevent people from breaking social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Juliann Hartman, center, and her husband, Butch, do their part to cheer people up during the pandemic by holding signs of encouragement on Calabasas Road in Calabasas. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) A Metro general service employee disinfects high-touch areas such as handrails, elevator call buttons and ticket vending machines at the Mariachi Plaza station in Boyle Heights. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) A woman named Sarah, who said tigers are her favorite, let out a growl while waiting for a bus on Hawthorne Boulevard in Lawndale. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Traffic is light at the interchange of the 101 and 10 Freeways in downtown Los Angeles. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Osiel Ramirez plays violin at MacArthur Park in Westlake. A warehouse worker, Ramirez was furloughed from his job because of a business slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Time) Mike Lynn takes advantage of the empty playground at Longfellow Elementary School in Long Beach on March 25. Like public schools, his gym has been closed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) An Angeleno sells flowers on a 105 Freeway offramp in Inglewood on Monday. Many residents have no choice but to make close contact with the public to get by financially during the coronavirus outbreak. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) A bicyclist rides past a mural by street artist Robert Vargas in downtown Los Angeles on March 30. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) Crystal Armster, left, dances with Athena Hayley, CEO and founder of Love My Neighbor Foundation, on March 26. The group continues to feed homeless people on skid row during the coronavirus pandemic. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)