“The earthy smell of burning sage filled the air Tuesday morning as dozens of Native Americans and city officials led by Mayor Eric Garcetti gathered at a west San Fernando Valley nature preserve to honor the winter solstice and pray for those who perished in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read about the community wellness gathering co-hosted by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-12-21/garcetti-celebrates-winter-solstice-prays-for-covid-dead